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    Nice points to add to the discussion peakbagger...

    Nice points to add to the discussion peakbagger and TEO. I second the recommendation to practice wet exit and entry. Not that difficult of a skill to learn. But not something you want to try in...
  2. Surprised now one has mentioned remote kayak...

    Surprised now one has mentioned remote kayak camping at the Lonesome Lake Hut. The paddle back and forth across the lake would be amazing. The carry from the trailhead to lake might be bit...
  3. Some other areas not already discussed: ...

    Some other areas not already discussed:

    Pillsbury State Park in New Hampshire. A couple of remote sites across the small pond.

    Main kayak locations in the Vermont State Park system are: Green...
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    I usually pack a bilge pump, sponge, and paddle...

    I usually pack a bilge pump, sponge, and paddle float in a mesh bag on the back deck within reach when sitting in the cockpit. A large sponge works well to remove the last inch or two of water from...
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    Does the Otterbox case have an attachment point...

    Does the Otterbox case have an attachment point for a lanyard? This winter I was looking at Gaia and snowshoeing and tripped and fell. Arms posthole into the powder. Get back up on my feet and...
  6. VT Digger has a link to the story but I was...

    VT Digger has a link to the story but I was unable to link directly to the site. The article had this line on how Vermont values trees: Vermont law values trees on a sliding scale based on size,...
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    The Belvedere Loop (Frank Post, Forester and Long...

    The Belvedere Loop (Frank Post, Forester and Long Trail) is nice. Little use in the winter. A couple of weeks ago no activity on Forester and what appeared to be a single snowshoe track on Frank...
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    Maine Island Trail also introduced us to some...

    Maine Island Trail also introduced us to some interesting disposal methods. We pooped on puppy pads and then placed them in plastic freeze bags. There guideline to urinate below the high tide line...
  9. Butternut Mtn and South Bowen Attempt (Belvidere Vermont)

    January, Saturday 23rd.

    Parked along the side of the road at the Davis Neighborhood Trail head and headed north to Corliss Camp and the intersection of the Long Trail. Davis has a fair amount of...
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    There was earlier discussion in this thread on...

    There was earlier discussion in this thread on quilts with sewn footboxes. I am trying to picture what they are. I am envisioning that they would be similar to fulling unzipped a sleeping bag and...
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    Garfield was recommended to me as my first winter...

    Garfield was recommended to me as my first winter 4K above the trees. I believe it was recommended due it popularity of the Mount Garfield Trail, its relatively easy grade for wooden snowshoes and...
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    Sharped my Kahtoola KTS this weekend. Started on...

    Sharped my Kahtoola KTS this weekend. Started on one point and hand filed to sharpen but the time to sharpen was too long. When to the bench grinder to removed the majority of material. Finished...
  13. Thread: Rain Gloves

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    Had to Google, Bike Riding Rule 9. Just finished...

    Had to Google, Bike Riding Rule 9. Just finished reading the 82 rules. Wow, they prescriptive. Might have to agree that Rouluer meets or exceeds rule 9.

    If I were to edit rule 12 from bikes to...
  14. Thread: Rain Gloves

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    I have used the REI Minimalist Mitt. They are a...

    I have used the REI Minimalist Mitt. They are a Gore-Tex shell with no fleece liner and I have used them alone or with a pair of glove liners. I have also use them on the motorcycle over a pair of...
  15. Now us motorcycle riders can now be part of the...

    Now us motorcycle riders can now be part of the ultra light crowd. Since are licence plates are smaller and therefore lighter.
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    Gear Aid has a similar product called Freesole...

    Gear Aid has a similar product called Freesole that could work. I believe per oz Freesole is more expensive.
  17. Thanks JoshandBaron. I had through that maybe...

    Thanks JoshandBaron. I had through that maybe iBerkshire.com had possible googled Whites Mountains images and that image came up. I had looked at images of the Whites in California and could not...
  18. Does anyone know if the picture from...

    Does anyone know if the picture from iBerkshire.com is from the White Mountain in California?
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    For a rotomolded kayak the recommendation is to...

    For a rotomolded kayak the recommendation is to stored them on their side. The boat should be on its gunwales. I had thoughts for a wider platform for the boat when building. But I didn't measure...
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    I built a rack for our kayaks and boat along a...

    I built a rack for our kayaks and boat along a wall in the garage.

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    I have carried a cotter pin to use instead of the...

    I have carried a cotter pin to use instead of the MSR supplied ring. But have been concerned that it would work itself off. Found this spring clip in a hardware store and have more comfort it will...
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    I have used a non-GPS Suunto watches in the past....

    I have used a non-GPS Suunto watches in the past. The Suunto had altimeter, pressure, compass, and temperature. Similar to Peakpagger earlier response, I used the altimeter readings but seldom...
  23. The Green Mountain Club Speaker Series has...

    The Green Mountain Club Speaker Series has Spencer speaking on his backcountry skiing on Thursday February 13th at there GMC Visitor Center in Waterbury.
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    Maybe I should have spent less time on the trails...

    Maybe I should have spent less time on the trails this fall and not procrastinating on those items that should have been done before winter started. Spent the afternoon in the NEK installing plow...
  25. We also have a REI coming to Williston, VT that...

    We also have a REI coming to Williston, VT that is opening a couple of months later in November. Only a few minute walk from my work. Maybe that why my spouse gave me new credit cards that just...
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