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    Yup, I did not really get into hiking until I...

    Yup, I did not really get into hiking until I moved to Vermont after college, and the trails were so accessible. I grew up in SE Michigan where there just is not whole lot in the way of hiking...
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    What was the old logo ? Was it a trail heading...

    What was the old logo ? Was it a trail heading towards a couple of peaks and a pine tree on the left ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appalachian_Mountain_Club#/media/File:AMC-Logomark.svg What does...
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    An indoor day for me, wherever there is AC. Since...

    An indoor day for me, wherever there is AC. Since I am going out of town the following weekend probably a stay at home in the AC weekend.

    Sorry to hear about the Lyme disease Daytrip. Mt Mansfield...
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    IMHO wet rock was the biggest challenge of either...

    IMHO wet rock was the biggest challenge of either one of them. Both could be "cheated" by bypassing the worst sections in the woods. I did not perceive either being significantly more difficult than...
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    This is probably what I did, I popped up on the...

    This is probably what I did, I popped up on the ridge at a camping area (hit or miss whether it was snow covered in late May), then the short out & back to one of the peaks, then hike the ridge (over...
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    I have done it a few times in May, I do not...

    I have done it a few times in May, I do not recall parking being an issue. Looking at Google maps I did the same thing or something similar to JoshandBaron. I pulled off onto a side dirt road (I see...
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    Daytrip - I agree, I should have included...

    Daytrip - I agree, I should have included pedestrians as well. But if everyone is cautious, there is no reason for any safety concerns that should make road side parking in itself illegal. Probably...
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    Although I do not like the crowds, and the...

    Although I do not like the crowds, and the situation of cars parked along side of the road can be unsafe, IMHO the fault for any safety issues lies with the drivers that insist I-93 is still an...
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    I agree. Franconia Ridge is a truly unique hike...

    I agree. Franconia Ridge is a truly unique hike for the east. Nothing else like it factoring in the open walking on the ridge and all the water cascades. It used to be my favorite hikes anywhere...
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    Overcrowding is not limited to Franconia Ridge,...

    Overcrowding is not limited to Franconia Ridge, what is the latest news on ticketing for other WM trailheads ? I recall having to park on the road at Ferncroft TH for Whiteface/Passaconnaway as well...
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    Fair enough. I am also basing that statement...

    Fair enough. I am also basing that statement (agree it is an estimate, not conclusive) on the fact that it did not charge me and tear me a new one ... It was barely 2-3 feet off the road enjoying its...
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    I checked it out via googling the topic. I would...

    I checked it out via googling the topic. I would imagine a rabid anything is going to be dangerous. I passed a racoon by the side of the road last week while jogging, gave it a very wide berth by...
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    As an occasional browser of this forum, I do not...

    As an occasional browser of this forum, I do not read every thread start to finish, I hope people are not discouraged from posting something because it might have been discussed previously at some...
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    If you go to google maps and go into satellite...

    If you go to google maps and go into satellite view mode and zoom on on the summit area you can see the pond, the Mountain House trail goes around it on 2 sides. I was surprised to see gold fish...
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    If you do not mind going south of the border and...

    If you do not mind going south of the border and like Boston city skyline views try Mt. Wachusett. Only summit I have been to where there is a gold fish pond ! From my experience most mountains with...
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    There are several "official" definitions of...

    There are several "official" definitions of winter (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/winter.) It can "officially" can mean simply the cold half the year according to Merriam-Webster. Peak...
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    I accept this as my official end of winter ... ...

    I accept this as my official end of winter ...

    https://www.joespondvermont.com/iceout.php
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    I have done it many times myself, just yesterday...

    I have done it many times myself, just yesterday I was on Wachusett and followed somone's boot tracks off the trail & into the brush on a trail I have been on many times and should know better. No...
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    Wasn't it Obi-Wan Kenobi who asked, Who is the...

    Wasn't it Obi-Wan Kenobi who asked, Who is the bigger fool, the fool or the fool who follows him ? Like Brambor, I would not have followed.
  20. There was a similar thread on 14ers.com a while...

    There was a similar thread on 14ers.com a while back, this movie always come to mind for me. Great Mt. Baker shots in it. If I am channel surfing and pass this movie I will stop on it if they are...
  21. Thank you for the reminder, mine expired at the...

    Thank you for the reminder, mine expired at the end of October and I had forgotten to reorder. I have gotten mine here as well.
  22. Thread: Parking lots

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    Thanks for the replies. It sounds like in general...

    Thanks for the replies. It sounds like in general avoid parking on the side of the road, have a plan B & C hike if you get to your planned lot and it is not accessible (easier typed then done). I...
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    Corollary questions : In summer the lots are...

    Corollary questions : In summer the lots are often full and overflow up and down the road for quite a ways in each direction. I have been part of the overflow several times in recent years even with...
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    From what I can see, this entire thread is at its...

    From what I can see, this entire thread is at its heart political. There is quite a bit here that I find rather offensive, so I am staying out of it. I stated my position a long time ago, I have read...
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    This is interesting. I would never have put...

    This is interesting. I would never have put Greylock among my favorites, but when I think about it, in late April and early May, it may be my favorite. It have very nice forests and a nice long Brook...
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