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    At least the sales can make up for their inflated...

    At least the sales can make up for their inflated prices, which I will not pay anymore.
    I have been a Beans' shopper for years, and have witnessed their decline in quality and their increase in...
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    May I ask a question here? When you guys say...

    May I ask a question here?
    When you guys say you do all these peaks on your hikes, do you mean that you hiked each mountain individually or do you climb one and then stay up high and hike the ridge...
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    Poll: I always use my Leki poles, ever time I am out....

    I always use my Leki poles, ever time I am out.
    I am 47 years old and my knees do hurt at times. The other great benefit with using poles is that you get a better all around workout because you are...
  4. Thread: Mt Greylock

    by redcloud
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    Ski Guy, I have a copy of the AMC's MA and RI...

    Ski Guy,
    I have a copy of the AMC's MA and RI trail guide. It is all in there with topo maps too.
    Take care, Eric
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    Mt Grace on the M&M trail

    Hi,
    I was wondering if anyone has hiked this mountain in North Central MA before?
    I have been doing parts of the Holyoke Range lately and would like to hike more of the M&M trail. It's really a...
  6. Thread: Mt Greylock

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    I was hiking up there last weekend. Just up Mt...

    I was hiking up there last weekend. Just up Mt Williams and down the farm trail back to the gate on Notch Road. The gate was locked shut already. I spoke with a DCR employee and he said their was a...
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    Peak bgr, Its up to you. Their are many choices....

    Peak bgr,
    Its up to you. Their are many choices. The AT can be used from the north or the south. The Hopper trail climbs up from the west, and the most difficult but shortest routes are from the...
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    I agree. Why aren't they doing Rockwell Road...

    I agree. Why aren't they doing Rockwell Road first and then Notch Road second. Rockwell Road is in horrible condition. At least the mountain would still be open on the north side this way. I'm gonna...
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    Michael, Thanks for the lesson in the materials....

    Michael,
    Thanks for the lesson in the materials. I am kinda new to this stuff, so when I read the first part of your post, I wanted to say that a lot of newer members can benefit from some of this...
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    I just did Stony Ledge just west of Mt Greylock...

    I just did Stony Ledge just west of Mt Greylock last week. What a terrific hike this was. Not all that far and the views toward Greylock across the Hopper are awesome. Park on Roaring Brook road off...
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    Thank you for the responses. I'll just have to...

    Thank you for the responses. I'll just have to check it out more so when I go.
    take care, Eric
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    Anyone familiar with Saddle Ball Mt. in MA?

    I have hiked this area before. I have taken the AT from the rte.8 crossing up to the top of Saddle Ball Mt. My question pertains to parking. The time I did this, I parked my car at a gas station...
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    Just an off topic question if you don't mind....

    Just an off topic question if you don't mind.
    Why do you misspell nearly every word? If it is meant to be a joke, I simpy don't get it, and I am very simple. Is it internet humor?
    Please explain,...
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    Thank you all very much for taking the time to...

    Thank you all very much for taking the time to type out you responses to me. I appreciate it.
    I am from MA and the most I can see myself doing is Mt Greylock, which is where I go most of the time. I...
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    Winter hiking question

    Hi, people
    I have been thinking about maybe trying some winter hiking this season, something that I have never done before.
    Aside from the obvious cold weather stuff, are crampons the usual add-on...
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    Thanks for the reply, poison ivy. I did check my...

    Thanks for the reply, poison ivy.
    I did check my AMC Mass guide and that loop looks like the way I'll go.
    Take care, Eric
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    Stony Ledge Mt Greylock

    Howdy,
    I have been wanting to head up to the Stony Ledge across from Mt Greylock for a hike. Have any of you done this trail? Is it a good viewpoint? Looking across from Mt Greylock, it appears to...
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    Another vote for Greylock. Park half way up the...

    Another vote for Greylock. Park half way up the auto road a little ways past where the AT crosses. There is a parking lot on the left. Come back to the AT and hike up, which is south to the two...
  19. Thread: Binoculars

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    I just bought a pair of Nikon Eagleview's in...

    I just bought a pair of Nikon Eagleview's in silver and black from Amazon for $150. These are quite compact weighing about one pound. They have an adjustable zoom from 8-24. If you zoom all the way...
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    Roxi, Well I guess it was you that I saw. I...

    Roxi,
    Well I guess it was you that I saw. I remember also thinking that you looked like a ranger. No offense.
    I see that you live in the area. We intend to retire in the White Mtn. area someday. My...
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    Roxi, May I ask you a question? I too hiked...

    Roxi,
    May I ask you a question?
    I too hiked Liberty on Friday. I left the Liberty Springs parking lot at 12:00 noon on the button.
    I remember beiing passed on the lower portion where the hiking...
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    Based on some of my co-workers who are hunters,...

    Based on some of my co-workers who are hunters, the woods is the last place on earth I want to be right now in MA. I will never hike during shotgun season. They can have the woods and shoot each...
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    Mt Greylock's summit can be attained from all...

    Mt Greylock's summit can be attained from all four directions. The east and west approaches are the steeper choices, with the AT from the north pretty steep as well early on. The easiest route would...
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    I have always loved the outdoors, and as my kids...

    I have always loved the outdoors, and as my kids were growing up, we went on outdoorsy vacations every year. Everglades NP; Smoky Mtn. NP; Rocky Mtn. NP. We have always come back to the Whites...
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    Pontoosac Lake and Saddle Ball Mt.

    Howdy,
    My wife and I took a ride up to Greylock Glen yesterday for a walk. I was telling her about my three hikes this fall around the mountain. One of which was Saddle Ball Mt.
    We later went down...
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