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    I wonder if the ADK folks have considered how the...

    I wonder if the ADK folks have considered how the AMC handles backcountry camping in the White Mountains. It seems to me that building clusters of tent platforms, providing bear boxes and outhouses...
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    So, someone else could camp there for free during...

    So, someone else could camp there for free during the week? What a great deal!
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    I've stayed at both. Sugarloaf I is the first...

    I've stayed at both. Sugarloaf I is the first one when driving up the road. There's a kiosk on the right shortly after you enter the campground that explains the rules and that's where you pay. ...
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    I once had a pair of LaSportive Boulder approach...

    I once had a pair of LaSportive Boulder approach shoes and now have a pair of Mammut Ridge Low approach shoes. My general feeling is that approach shoes do have stiff midsoles and provide good...
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    Right near Sand Beach: ...

    Right near Sand Beach: https://acadiamagic.com/great-head-trail.html

    Gorham Mountain: https://peakery.com/gorham-mountain-maine/, https://www.citrusmilo.com/acadiaguide/gorhammountain.php
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    Rock climbing at Otter Cliffs would be enjoyable,...

    Rock climbing at Otter Cliffs would be enjoyable, if the weather cooperates. Easy access for top roping.
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    If you do a little research, you'll find that the...

    If you do a little research, you'll find that the carriage roads at Acadia are something very special. It's a national park for a reason.
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    You could consider renting a bike and riding...

    You could consider renting a bike and riding along the carriage trails in the park.
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    Here's a picture of where it really happened:...

    Here's a picture of where it really happened:...
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    Here's a picture of where it happened: ...

    Here's a picture of where it happened: https://www.iberkshires.com/BeyondTheBerkshires/145/Mass.-Man-Rescued-from-Mountains-in-New-Hampshire-.html
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    An option for a Northern Presidential loop that...

    An option for a Northern Presidential loop that allows hammocking would be to park at Pinkham, hike the AT to the Great Gulf trail and set up the hammocks near the Clam Rock site. On day 2, follow...
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    He could combine Monroe with the remaining...

    He could combine Monroe with the remaining Southern Presidentials, Boott Spur and Isolation as a loop hike at a later date.
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    I'll recommend a modified version of the...

    I'll recommend a modified version of the traverse. If you park at the Pinkham Notch lot, you could hike up to Hermit Lake the first day and camp in a shelter (once they are open). Second day, head...
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    I'll agree that a 3:30 start is too late for that...

    I'll agree that a 3:30 start is too late for that hike, unless they decided to watch the sunset from the summit and hike down in the dark (something I might do).
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    The news article refers to an estimated 3-4 hour...

    The news article refers to an estimated 3-4 hour hike, leaving at 3:30 pm. They should have been back before dark. Is that time estimate correct for that loop?
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    I expect that someday something similar will...

    I expect that someday something similar will happen to me. How many other activities put as much stress on the body as hiking up a mountain? It's sad that he was only 57. I don't see any...
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    That's a great adventure for a 8-year-old kid. ...

    That's a great adventure for a 8-year-old kid. Good thing his father knew exactly who to call for assistance.
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    I use 3/8 in. nylon ropes to tie down my canoe,...

    I use 3/8 in. nylon ropes to tie down my canoe, with the truckers hitch knots.
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    Boy meets girl. Boy takes girl rock climbing. ...

    Boy meets girl. Boy takes girl rock climbing. Girl freaks out. Girl calls 911. Who knows what really happened?
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    They are supposedly rubber coated steel straps. ...

    They are supposedly rubber coated steel straps. I don't even have locks and have never had the racks stolen. However, when my bike is on the roof, I never leave it for more than a few minutes.
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    One more thing to worry about. If you have a...

    One more thing to worry about. If you have a sunroof, be sure that whatever crossbars you get don't interfere with the sunroof.
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    This car looks like it has factory crossbars: ...

    This car looks like it has factory crossbars: ...
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    I assumed he was referring to The Mountaineers...

    I assumed he was referring to The Mountaineers from Seattle.
  24. I wonder if going up to watch the sunset and...

    I wonder if going up to watch the sunset and hanging around until sunrise will become popular?
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    My bars are close to 40 years old and I've...

    My bars are close to 40 years old and I've purchased several different models of towers over the years to fit on different cars, but now I only buy wagons with raised rails. I think the newer models...
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