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    15 hours. April 1992. My first hike in The...

    15 hours. April 1992. My first hike in The Whites. Day 4 of a hike that started on the Kedron Flume Trail. The weather went from sunny in the upper 50's to freezing snow/rain and high winds. We...
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    Sounds Like A Search And Rescue had a great...

    Sounds Like A Search And Rescue had a great Podcast about this last week that included a couple of people who helped out with bringing the dog down.
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    I can remember reading a story about him years...

    I can remember reading a story about him years ago. He was visiting a friend, who I believe was Joe Dodge, at his cabin in a snowstorm. He was cold so he scooped the ashes to the side in the...
  4. Pizza pans work well too.

    Pizza pans work well too.
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    Thank you everyone for the input. I'm not...

    Thank you everyone for the input. I'm not familiar with the fisherman's bush whack. Whereabouts is that?
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    Thanks. I’m assuming that the snow will be gone...

    Thanks. I’m assuming that the snow will be gone by Saturday too.
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    Owls Head river crossings...

    I was thinking about doing Owls Head Saturday and was wondering if anyone knows if the recent rain has made the river crossings difficult. I think more rain is in the forecast this week and Iím...
  8. Thank you. I’ve never been there so I’m not...

    Thank you. I’ve never been there so I’m not familiar with the area.
  9. Out of State cars getting vandalized at trailheads...

    Iíve read a couple of FB posts about hikers from out of state finding their cars vandalized (spray painted, tires slashed) when they get back from hiking. Iím looking to do Cabot next week and Iím...
  10. Knowing that he'll recover I'd kinda like to see...

    Knowing that he'll recover I'd kinda like to see the video he was filming.
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    "They had been overcome by darkness prior to...

    "They had been overcome by darkness prior to completing their climb and unfortunately dropped their headlamps" sounds a lot like they didn't bring headlamps.
  12. Thank you everyone for your advice!

    Thank you everyone for your advice!
  13. The braces do help, but I don't want to depend on...

    The braces do help, but I don't want to depend on them forever. Once the cartilage is gone it's gone, and the longer there's bone on bone the worse the damage is, making the surgery more complicated...
  14. I have sleeves that I wear working out and...

    I have sleeves that I wear working out and walking that help. I also just got a OA brace that is designed to take the weight off of the medial compartment of my knee, where there's no cartilage left....
  15. Thank you. Another question I have is how is it...

    Thank you. Another question I have is how is it now hiking two years post op?
  16. Thanks for the link!

    Thanks for the link!
  17. Question for anyone here who has had knee replacement...

    In the next year I'm looking at having a partial knee replacement done in both of my knees. What I've looked at says it's around an 8-10 week time frame to full recovery. I was curious how long it...
  18. Is anyone ignoring the Mount Washington closure...

    I was curious if anyone has heard anything about people ignoring the closing of the ravines and has hiked/skied/climbed there. I'm sure most folks will respect the order and understand why it's being...
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    A little more info here. ...

    A little more info here.

    http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/06/29/hikers-locate-year-old-dorchester-man-who-was-missing-for-days-white-mountains/KTsfRN8qZwPue7udd4luTM/story.html
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    Here's a post on the MWAC Observation page from a...

    Here's a post on the MWAC Observation page from a skier who witnessed the slide.

    https://mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/mwac-observations/entry/1782/
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    Lions Head rock slide...

    I saw on the MWAC IG there were two rockfalls from the Lions Head yesterday. According to the post they were about 5 minutes apart and each lasted 20-30 seconds, shaking the ground at the first aid...
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    Thank you all for the advice. I did a fair amount...

    Thank you all for the advice. I did a fair amount of Winter camping a long time ago and would like to get back into it in some form without the expense of a -20+ down bag and four season tent.
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    Winter bag for Grey Knob and the huts...

    Does anyone hear stay at the AMC huts or Grey Knob during Winter? Would a down bag rated to 0 F be sufficient for "average" Winter temps? I stayed at Grey Knob years ago with a -30 bag I used to have...
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    Two way radios..

    I’ve been thinking about getting a couple of two way radios for hiking. Does anyone here use them and how well do they work in the Whites?
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    Going to do Isolation and the Boott Spur with a...

    Going to do Isolation and the Boott Spur with a couple nights stay at Hermit Lake next week. Boott Spur Link to Boott Spur, Davis Path, Isolation and back.
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