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    Sphinx Trail - NEEDS WORK

    the Sphinx Trail is in need of a lot of work, it was so impassable that I lost it and had to walk down the rocks at the side of the stream for a long section, almost to the junction with Great Gulf. ...
  2. Thanks so far. Answers for all of you who...

    Thanks so far.

    Answers for all of you who added questions:

    -I'll actually be staying with in South Jersey during the tournament. I would likely be staying near the hiking, probably...
  3. Hikes on/near the NY/NJ/PA sections of the AT

    Just put in for Vacation in mid-March. Since the second half of the week will be spent largely in Philly for the NCAA wrestling championships, I am thinking at least part of the first half will be...
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    South Crocker 1/1/11 - CVR & AT

    Road was well packed, used snowshoes on the way out, not the way back, did not make much difference. Most of the AT was heavy and wet snow, shoes were helpful on ascent, took them off for descent...
  5. Trekking Poles: Locking vs. Shock absorbtion

    My older Lekis had great shock absorbtion, but slipped, I love the locking of my Black Diamonds, but want something with shock absorbtion.

    Are there any brands/models that seem to have the best...
  6. Moriah, North and Middle Carter via Moriah-Carter and south Imp Trails

    lots of relatively thin ice started about halfway up, snow dusting here and there - nothing significant.

    We used microspikes and stabilicers most of the trip, both worked fine. No need for...
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    that park, while a great place, is very hard to...

    that park, while a great place, is very hard to navigate. It took me several visits before I got to know my way around.
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    Vermont Mud Season

    has mud season started yet? The GMC website is unclear on this matter, as all it says is "early spring" to Memorial Day weekend.
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    best bet on the northeast side: freight Yard Pub...

    best bet on the northeast side: freight Yard Pub in downtown North Adams
    southwest: old forge in Lanesboro (route 7)

    If you will be driving south to the pike on your way home, Patrick's pub in...
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    3/25 - Hunter via becker Hollow

    down low was packed, soft snow - sporadic bare spots, tough to decide between barebooting with mild postholing, using snowshoes over the bare spots or constant on and off - I did a little of each...
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    congrats Zack and Ginger! It was so great to...

    congrats Zack and Ginger! It was so great to celebrate with you two and everyone else. Ed summed up the day perfectly, and delivered a beautiful service!
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    Bear Mountain, Mount Frissell

    via Undermountain, AT, unmarked trail, Mount Frisell Trail, Paradise Lane Trail

    Some ice throughout, very icy on a short descent just north of the Bear Mountain summit, I bare-booted with poles,...
  13. thats pretty cool - don't think I will ever get...

    thats pretty cool - don't think I will ever get out enough to come close to that - but it does make me wonder why I repeat stuff when there are other things that I have yet to do.
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    Stratton motel/Maine roadhouse no longer offers a...

    Stratton motel/Maine roadhouse no longer offers a free shuttle to route 4 - it is now $25. This is not reflected on the web site.
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    Dry River Campground, rt 302, just south of the...

    Dry River Campground, rt 302, just south of the Highland Center has pay showers
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    despite the steepness, Kedron is so short...

    despite the steepness, Kedron is so short (distance wise) its hard to think of it as more difficult than any other route. I do recommend doing a traverse and hitting Tom, Field and Avalon.
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    do you know the mileage is? I will already be...

    do you know the mileage is? I will already be doing 8 that day with a full pack, just wondering if its worth tacking on.
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    I have not seen the show in several years, but this sounds pretty ambitious. They used to have stuff like "I want to make the cheer leading team".

    Perhaps exposure on MTV could spark some...
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    well, I will be AT hiking over Crockers, don't...

    well, I will be AT hiking over Crockers, don't want to bushwhack from there; how would it be if I were to hike down the CVR to the log road, then back to the AT. I could make for a good day hike in...
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    How much of a bushwhack is Reddington?

    First off, I will be blunt, I have virtually no experience or interest in bushwhacking. I don't want this to turn into a "you should try it thread"

    OK, that's out of the way.

    I plan to do...
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    rides in the Rangely-Stratton AT area

    I might be doing some solo backpacking next month, and was wondering if rides are feasible enough to end at route 27 and make it back to my car on route 4.

    My plans are to go from route 4 up to...
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    Monadnock has no shortage of trails that are fun....

    Monadnock has no shortage of trails that are fun. The Wapack is also great, especially the Pack Monadnocks, Temple, Kidder. I have not been to Pisgah SP, but have heard good things. Mt. Sunapee is...
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    disclaimer to my post: few people in the Presi's...

    disclaimer to my post: few people in the Presi's or pemi - not very likely EVER, the plans I outlined are a little crowded, the Perch is the least trafficked, but the northern presi's are the...
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    that is a very goodnorthern presi plan, if...

    that is a very goodnorthern presi plan, if sleeping in the car is not your thing, Hikers' paradise in gorham

    another option:
    -Friday: hike into Tuckerman Ravine
    -Saturday: up to the ridge...
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    Truants tavern in Woodstock is probably my...

    Truants tavern in Woodstock is probably my favorite place
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