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    A couple of lost VFTTers

    No, no one (that I know of) is lost in the mountains. But one of my old pals, Oncoman; his emails are defunct and I could not find him on Google.


    Pierre Lefebvre aka Oncoman, last posted on...
  2. 13 years later

    It's been a while but I'm still alive and kicking and I remember dearly this trip and this thread. I'm not sure where my report was in 2006, but here it is today:
    Boundary, Benchmarks and Bugs,...
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    It's now 13 years later

    It's been a while but I'm still alive and kicking and I remember dearly this trip and this thread. I'm not sure where my report was in 2006, but here it is today:
    Boundary, Benchmarks and Bugs,...
  4. You can take Worcester, Cold Hollow and Grass...

    You can take Worcester, Cold Hollow and Grass from my website: New England Fifty Finest.

    The are all wooded and it would be hard to call them peaks, more like high points.

    Oops, forgot...
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    I would note that the original article changed...

    I would note that the original article changed the word unsupported to self-supported. Most of us don't worry about such distinctions, but it meant that he had no team supporting him, but did mail...
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    New AT Record

    Just thought I'd throw this out there since I had not seen any mention of it here:

    AT Crushed: ‘Stringbean’ Sets Fastest Speed Record

    Fift'y miles a day and although unsupported, it bested Karl...
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    See also this thread: Start planning - 2024...

    See also this thread: Start planning - 2024 Eclipse path runs over Katahdin

    The moderator might want to combine these threads.
  8. I did Central Oregon with my daughter and was...

    I did Central Oregon with my daughter and was very pleased. We camped on a cattle ranch of many acres and maybe 200+ people spread way out. Totality was more awesome than I ever imagined -- more so...
  9. At 74, I come to this issue from the other...

    At 74, I come to this issue from the other direction. Let me explain:

    When I retired in 2001 ("you're to young too retire" friends said. "better too young than too old" I answered.) I wanted to...
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    I climbed Equinox in June of 2003 and that spring...

    I climbed Equinox in June of 2003 and that spring was flowing strongly. I labeled the picture "Upper Spring" so that name was in use at the time. Here's my report: Mount Equinox: June 25, 2003. I...
  11. I used to post here a lot but over the last few...

    I used to post here a lot but over the last few years I have wandered off to some other pursuits (like this). Anyway in the 2006 - 2010 time frame I hunted many New England peaks and found many...
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    I rolled my eyes at this article. Spencer and I...

    I rolled my eyes at this article. Spencer and I did it back in 2005 (here) and I remember it well. There were 3 peaks and they each had some kind of canister -- Spencer replaced one with a Gatorade...
  13. Thank you one and all.

    Thank you one and all.
  14. Using my Garmin for true (as opposed to magnetic) direction readings

    I have a trusty old Garmin 60CSx which has served me well for years. I was wondering about something very basic -- can the unit be set to display true (as opposed to magnetic) readings so you can...
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    Thanks for trying Raymond. I did a number of...

    Thanks for trying Raymond. I did a number of hikes like that. Maybe this one: More Boundary Peaks, Benchmarks and Stragglers (09-02-2006). About one page down there's a picture of the boundary...
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    Good work Cumulus. Question: where any of us...

    Good work Cumulus. Question: where any of us "old timers" still in any of the registers (I know, what registers?).

    Yes, Gore is relatively forgettable -- but I do remember some logging yards I...
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    Hi Raymond Yes she told me the story. She is...

    Hi Raymond

    Yes she told me the story. She is one of my running buddies and we run together about once a week. I'll tell her hello ffom you. And I'll send her a link to your post above -- nice...
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    But if he is EAST of Coe, or SOUTH-EAST of North...

    But if he is EAST of Coe, or SOUTH-EAST of North Brother (or South Brother) god help him in the Klondike!
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    My first two were Lincoln and Lafayette in...

    My first two were Lincoln and Lafayette in September of 1964, a few months after graduating from College.

    My 48th was Carrigan on October 9th 2005. So that's just over 40 years. Never noticed ...
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    Did I hear my name mentioned? yes I am still...

    Did I hear my name mentioned? yes I am still alive.

    I finished that list in 2005 and I have not seen a lot of mention of it, at least on VFTT. My own list with trip reports is below after my...
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    Gosford

    I climbed Gosford about 10 years ago 2 or 3 times. Here's some links
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  22. Have Extra Ticket To Bannf Festival in NYC for Monday (tomorrow)

    Hello friends

    I have one extra ticket to the Banff Film Festival for Monday (tomorrow) night (7:30 at the Symphony Space - 95th & Broadway). I’d rather let someone have it then let it go to...
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    Couple of ideas not mentioned: 1) When we...

    Couple of ideas not mentioned:

    1) When we finished the 100 Mile Wilderness, we stayed a night at Abol Bridge C.G. There are actually 2 there: a State Park c.g. on the south side of the road and a...
  24. Yes, things change. For me I've been running...

    Yes, things change. For me I've been running marathons for the last 3 years or so (when I should have been hiking :) ). Surprised to see this thread resurrected.

    A shame about White House...
  25. When I climbd Little Spencer with "Big Spencer"

    In August of 2005 I had the pleasure of climbing this peak with my friend Spencer Meyer. The trail was fine (except for too much old flagging) and the summer chimney was fun unlike during wet or...
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