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    There was an interesting conversation about this...

    There was an interesting conversation about this on ADKHighpeaks.com a while ago. See link below. That thread is often resurrected. :o
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    OK, I should have said "tradition as known in my...

    OK, I should have said "tradition as known in my hiking lifetime". :p
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    You're right. I should have said "tradition as...

    You're right. I should have said "tradition as known in my lifetime". :)
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    For me personally, regardless of actual height,...

    For me personally, regardless of actual height, the Catskills will always have 35 peaks, the ADKs 46, and the Whites 48. I value tradition over precision, but would not have any issue with any club...
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    Hi Matt, Long time no see! I hope all is well....

    Hi Matt,
    Long time no see! I hope all is well. You've received great advice, so I don't have much to add except when Linda & I climbed it in July, we saw a moose and a calf! You will love the...
  6. Not sure ... but the Loj has them.

    Not sure ... but the Loj has them.
  7. MUCH better. For one, all the 46er peaks are...

    MUCH better. For one, all the 46er peaks are named on the map (NatGeo missed a few ...). Second, all mileages are shown. Third, the bushwhack peaks (unmarked trails) are all shown on this map. Worth...
  8. Thanks Ralph. ...

    Thanks Ralph.

    https://picasaweb.google.com/i12climbup/91915RockyPeakRidgeGiantAdirondacks
  9. I had a lot of fun hiking (and partying) with...

    I had a lot of fun hiking (and partying) with Ralph, Linda, Nick, and Rae. The traverse from Rt 9 in New Russia to Chapel Pond is one of the nicest hikes in the northeast. A lot of elevation gain...
  10. I agree with Black Spruce .... best map ever for...

    I agree with Black Spruce .... best map ever for the ADKs. I've found it invaluable in planning recent trips.
  11. Woodhull, Van Wyck, Table, Peekamoose - 10/18/14

    Fantastic day in the woods with Ralph Ryndak. 14+ miles, 9.9 miles of which were off-trail. This hike truly does have it all - - - old woods roads and foundations that were once part of the...
  12. Manitou Mountain & Anthony’s Nose – 6/21/14

    My friend Bruce and I decided to hike something a bit more local this weekend. Since I haven’t climbed much in the Hudson Valley, Anthony’s Nose seemed like a good choice. This turned out to be a...
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    Armstrong & UWJ - 5/25/2014

    Climbed Armstrong and Upper Wolfjaw in the Adirondacks last Sunday. Up the Beaver Meadow and down on Wedge Brook trail. Very little mud on Beaver Meadow, a bit more on the Range trail and Wedge...
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    Nice report, Kevin. And great pics!

    Nice report, Kevin. And great pics!
  15. That is awesome, Rivet! GREAT job!! ...

    That is awesome, Rivet! GREAT job!!

    Coincidentally, just last weekend, when I climbed West Stoppel and Stoppel Point, I met a couple of young guys from the town of Roundtop that had been...
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    W. Stoppel & Stoppel Point – 04/27/14

    The morning started mostly cloudy and a bit chilly, 37F at the parking area near Colgate Lake. The summits of all three Blackheads were in the clouds, and yet small pieces of blue skies could be...
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    Very true Mike. I'm sure most of us have hiked...

    Very true Mike. I'm sure most of us have hiked plenty of peaks in non-winter months that were in winter conditions. I attempted to climb Armstrong last May after the Memorial Day weekend snowfall. ...
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    Finally uploaded the PHOTOS...

    Finally uploaded the PHOTOS

    I've got plenty of personal & vacation time Alan. Looking forward to hiking more of the CHH this spring with you and Toby. The 200's are great too .... just let me...
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    BLM & Graham - 01/13/14

    Decided to take a personal day from work and go for a hike. Climbed Balsam Lake and Graham Mountains in the Catskills. The temperature was 28F when I began the hike at 9am, but warmed up throughout...
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    I agree Brian. Exercise won't cure cancer. It...

    I agree Brian. Exercise won't cure cancer. It won't cure infections. It won't cure autoimmune diseases.

    But that said, there can be no mistaking the positive affects of exercise either. Sadly,...
  21. Thread: Halcott

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    There was a canister there recently .... unless...

    There was a canister there recently .... unless the canister gremlins are back. When are you thinking about heading up? Rumor has it there may be a few of us climbing Halcott, Hawkitt, Eff-it ,,,...
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    Barkaboom & Cradle Rock Ridge 10/19/13

    Climbed 2 more Catskill Hundred Highest. Although many of these peaks are not renowned for having the best viewpoints, I am enjoying these gems immensely.

    On the drive down Beaverkill Road, the...
  23. Thread: GPS questions

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    My (somewhat limited) experience - - - Etrex...

    My (somewhat limited) experience - - -

    Etrex Legend (Owned for 3 or 4 years) = loses signal frequently. Large gaps in tracklog. Difficulty in acquiring satellites under heavy canopy. Nearly...
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    Actually, the area you are referring to, around...

    Actually, the area you are referring to, around Crater Lake, was developed. These were 3 and 4 season homes, 27 or 28 in total. During the planning of Tocks Island Dam (and the subsequent flooding,...
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    Little Rocky, Mombaccus, and AHP - 5/18/13

    On Saturday, I had the privilege to hike with Hermit. It had been several years since I had seen Ralph, and it was a pleasure to walk through the woods with someone as knowledgeable as he.

    We...
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