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    Wow! The ADK 3000s are tough enough to do in ANY...

    Wow! The ADK 3000s are tough enough to do in ANY season, and many are incredibly hard to access. You may be the first to do these in winter .... with a lot of camping out, I'll bet.
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    Oncoman, I recall reading (ADK High Peaks forum)...

    Oncoman, I recall reading (ADK High Peaks forum) that you have completed all the NY 3000s .... in winter? Also, on a revisit of 11th Mtn with Sonny, we found burnt ashes on the summit from someone...
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    Sue finished on Monadnock in NH. Also, Erik...

    Sue finished on Monadnock in NH. Also, Erik finished on the former fire tower peak, Tumbledown, in the Beaudry Road area of Maine.
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    ONCOMAN completes Northeast 770 Peak List

    Congratulations to"Oncoman", aka as Pierre Lefebvre from Quebec, who recently released the following: "I completed 770-777 list on Monadnock (VT) on 12 August 2019." He is the 11th known completer of...
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    Tom, your Shepherd's Tooth post brought back...

    Tom, your Shepherd's Tooth post brought back memories of the winter 1990 trip when Sonny, Dave, and I hiked right by this peak coming down from Iroquois and headed for Marshall. Sometime I think I'd...
  6. Just had to see your pics after that great...

    Just had to see your pics after that great write-up and .... adventure, Spencer! You're really getting to see just how hard some of these Adirondack mountains 'whack you'.
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    How I'd approach the 3365' peak today ....

    Notice the dashed road that branches off the paved road (to town of Lyon Mountain). Click on MAP. In 3-season, presumed that road is gated, I'd bike it to the end, then bushwhack direct to the...
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    Isn't it great doing some of the nastiest whacks...

    Isn't it great doing some of the nastiest whacks on hard packed snow? I've heard McDonnel from Allen is a 'bear' 3-season (Sherby), but in a winter type setting, it's all about .... conditions! You...
  9. Catskills 100 Highest Memorial Weekend Peak Bagging

    Sat. 5/23 Barkaboom Mt. (3100') & Cradle Rock Ridge (3160'): SonnyM and I arrived early afternoon in the Southwest Catskill Mountains area for a weekend of 100 highest peak bagging. We started off...
  10. Tom, was there a listed reason (sign, perhaps)...

    Tom, was there a listed reason (sign, perhaps) why Aggasiz is currently off limits?
  11. Here's Dick Boisvert on the snow slope "+"...

    Here's Dick Boisvert on the snow slope "+" approaching Bonney Pass with side of Mt. Helen and North Titcomb Lake in background; Gannett (WY) high point trip.

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  12. Dick Boisvert Completes 50 State High Points!

    Just received a Mount Rushmore post card from Dick: "This was only a highlight of my trip. The high points of my trip were MI, MN, ND and --#50--> IA. Finally !!!"
    Ever since Sonny Martineau and I...
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    Raymond, the 3772' peak ...

    Raymond, the 3772' peak gets a considerable amount of traffic considering it's on the NE 3000 list and probably has the makings of a herd path, at least part of the way.
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    Lost Pond Peak was a "Winter Wonderland" for...

    Lost Pond Peak was a "Winter Wonderland" for SonnyM and I back in the early 1990s. We were able to cross the pond and observe beautiful ice flow formations cascading from small cliffs Yes, I do...
  15. Fantastic video of this always challenging NH100...

    Fantastic video of this always challenging NH100 former fire tower peak. The tower seems even more dilapidated than when we visited ... way back when ... :rolleyes:
    You'll be back ... some year...
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    This is an interesting post ... for sure ... just...

    This is an interesting post ... for sure ... just happened to spot it. SonnyM and I are planning to do North Dome and Sherill but I've been looking at an approach from CR6 (Sruceton Road), which was...
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    Really enjoyed hiking the complete MA Mid-state...

    Really enjoyed hiking the complete MA Mid-state Trail in sections back in the 1990s. Have they had much luck getting more sections off roadways?
  18. My first association with Little Spencer Mountain...

    My first association with Little Spencer Mountain was in the mid 1980s because it was on the New England 3000 footer list, but very impressed with the spectacular(!) views and rock scrambling...
  19. Thanksgiving weekend Catskills 'six pack'

    Friday (11/29) Burnt Knob and Acra Point : SonnyM and I arrived about noon at the trail head parking lot. With just about (5) hours of daylight left, we chose these trailed peaks to start off the...
  20. Alan and Barbara, we'll miss not seeing you at...

    Alan and Barbara, we'll miss not seeing you at the Pat and Audrey gathering Saturday. We had family pets growing up, and I remember just how tough it is to say ... goodbye. You will always have...
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    As I recall, we did some scrappy bushwhacking...

    As I recall, we did some scrappy bushwhacking from the former tower summit clearing to check for a higher bump.
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    Memories of Kempshall will always be special....

    Memories of Kempshall will always be special. John and I finished the NY 3000s together on that peak. Is there still a good sized clearing on the summit? It's a great mountain, and worthy of...
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    The trail to Kempshall sounds pretty much in the...

    The trail to Kempshall sounds pretty much in the same condition as John Swanson and I experienced when we visited in 1997. There must be some periodic care or use by hikers, or else the trail would...
  24. Absolutely, Tim. With the long distance travel to...

    Absolutely, Tim. With the long distance travel to NY, go for multiple days, peaks, and .... in winter!
  25. ADK 46er trail work weekend: Aug. 23-25, plus open rock ledges peak: WYMAN (3290')

    The ADK 46-R "blue tarp" trail work party weekend was set up at Sharp Bridge Campground, a break from the usual Putnam Pond offering that the group works at this time each summer. The Trail masters:...
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