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  1. I agree with "egilbe," hiking below 0 is mighty...

    I agree with "egilbe," hiking below 0 is mighty challenging in its own right. Above treeline and in a wind? I would take a pass.
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    I hate to say it, but I do agree that it is the...

    I hate to say it, but I do agree that it is the correct thing to do to report the dog to the police.
    Firstly, if there are medical complications, you want to have a record that this stemmed from the...
  3. Summits in Solidarity: Anti-racist hiking group

    "Summits in Solidarity is a non-profit organization founded in 2020 by hikers from Wobanadenok (The White Mountains of NH). Our mission is to foster justice and equity for Black, Indigenous, and...
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    Note that the article says "next round." The...

    Note that the article says "next round." The first round is ongoing in Connecticut. I am the very first human being to have been injected with the Pfizer Lyme disease vaccine! I was supposed to be...
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    REI raises membership fee to $30

    REI has raised its membership fee from $20 to $30.

    I joined so long ago that I don’t remember what I paid.
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    The famous poem from the Emmons Glacier on...

    The famous poem from the Emmons Glacier on Rainier:

    Into a cloud sea far below,
    I lonely watched the red sun go.
    Then turning, miracle of glad surprise,
    enchanted saw the full moon rise.
    — C....
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    Poetry thread

    “Dents” By Charlotte Parker

    A hydro flask is like a person.
    It can start off new, clean,
    The perfect shape.
    But, if you drop it,
    BANG!
    It will dent.
    And sometimes, those dents,
    Are...
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    I know what they did at least once between two...

    I know what they did at least once between two winter months (since a friend doing the same thing bumped into them) was to go into Baxter near the end of the month and get up all the peaks in that...
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    Jason Beaupre completes NEHH grid

    Jason Beaupre finished the New England Hundred Highest grid last weekend. First known person ever to do it.

    1,200 mountains!

    I believe I have hiked with Jason only once. A mutual friend was...
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    Patagonia's films are universally fantastic. If...

    Patagonia's films are universally fantastic. If you've never seen DamNation, a film about how dams damage rivers and the life that resides in them, it is a stunning achievement. Funny, poignant,...
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    New movie forthcoming, The Sanctity of Space,...

    New movie forthcoming, The Sanctity of Space, featuring Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson climbing in Denali and reflecting on the work of Bradford Washburn.

    Trailer: https://youtu.be/0NT1vfXKy5g
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    There are some who might say if this movie hadn't...

    There are some who might say if this movie hadn't been made, it would be no great loss, but SpencerVT, I agree with you, this was a fine movie that raises important questions for those of willing to...
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    There is something quite different about the new...

    There is something quite different about the new folks hiking today. "Gridding" is now a competitive sport; it's literally a race. I started hiking the grid (as opposed to just "hiking") maybe...
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    It depends if the hiker is deemed to have been...

    It depends if the hiker is deemed to have been negligent or not. Negligence is taking the care a reasonable person would take. Hiking in sneakers, say, with no traction, might be deemed...
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    There's something the young man didn't say which...

    There's something the young man didn't say which is bothering me. When he realized he was in trouble, he reached out to Facebook. This suggests that he didn't tell anyone where he was going.

    I...
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    From this discussion, what I am seeing is that,...

    From this discussion, what I am seeing is that, regardless of one's device (even if it had functioned), one still needs to be able to divert from the planned route. By the young man's own...
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    People tend to tell a story in the light most...

    People tend to tell a story in the light most favorable to them. Okay f someone is using only a phone and a map from AllTrails [say], that becomes a “map.” If he had a paper map, one suspects he...
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    We have to be quite cautious with that reasoning....

    We have to be quite cautious with that reasoning. As Peakbagger suggested, I suspect this hiker lacked a paper map and had been using his phone for navigation, so I think we can safely say that at...
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    Hiker asked for a rescue...via Facebook

    On Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 1:56pm, a hiker posted the following to a Facebook group:

    Hello. I need help. Got blown of Madison. 802-505-xxxx [He gave his real last four digits]

    Needless...
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    On $5 movie night, saw Infinite Storm with a...

    On $5 movie night, saw Infinite Storm with a hiking buddy in an otherwise empty movie theater. I will say this, if you intend to see it, see it in a theater and go immediately, because it might not...
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    A new movie is out, The Last Mountain. No...

    A new movie is out, The Last Mountain. No recreations, the entire movie is of actual footage.

    The movie covers a lot of ground, from what I can make of it, but seems to be about a family coping...
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    They keep on coming! Netflix is now streaming...

    They keep on coming!

    Netflix is now streaming Against the Ice.

    The movie is based on a true story about a Danish explorer who, in 1909, seeks to determine whether Greenland was a singular land...
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    In Connecticut, I live not far from one of the...

    In Connecticut, I live not far from one of the parks where they are planning a burn. Kind of excited about hiking the place before the burn, and then after, to see the difference.
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    Controlled burns

    Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is conducting three controlled burns in state forests this year....
  25. I biked this two summers ago. We started in...

    I biked this two summers ago. We started in Woodville and didn't take the trail, but rather made our way up and across NH over the course of several nights up to the campsites on the Gale River Rd. ...
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