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    Done. I'm in again this year. Good luck and...

    Done. I'm in again this year.

    Good luck and have fun!
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    First off...Mavs, I would divorce yourself from...

    First off...Mavs, I would divorce yourself from that family and get one that appreciates you and is willing to share your interests in life. ;)

    Second...Brad...is that the High Bridge in...
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    Last year I and a partner took the LT route,...

    Last year I and a partner took the LT route, intending to push up through Profanity to the summit. This was during one of those sub zero days last January...trailhed ambient temps at -16 F! It was...
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    Way to go Rico! I wish I were as smart as...

    Way to go Rico!

    I wish I were as smart as you...I left Allen for last. Whew! THAT was not smart. But it was tons o' fun. Now you gotta work on that "W".
  5. Thread: Snot funny

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    McRat, I am one to carry MANY hankie/bandana's...

    McRat,

    I am one to carry MANY hankie/bandana's on every hike for various reasons.

    I learned long ago that certain bodily functions (read: snot rocketing/farmer blowing) require MUCH more than...
  6. Thread: Snot funny

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    I usually have to run the pants through an extra...

    I usually have to run the pants through an extra wash after a serious winter hike rife with snot rocketing. Damn, that stuff can sure make a mess of the front of ones pants if one's aim is not true!...
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    It's amazing what those clandestine cloning labs...

    It's amazing what those clandestine cloning labs are doing with people today!
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    This is often my point about the hikers vs...

    This is often my point about the hikers vs snowmobilers debate. Hey, almost all of us drive cars and don't think twice about it. I don't care for the snow machines, but I appreciate that these...
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    New York is definitely NOT the "Live Free or Die"...

    New York is definitely NOT the "Live Free or Die" State. :rolleyes: :D I agree that the regulations in New York are probably too absolutist for a lot of people, but unfortunately, the...
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    Seema, You CAN wear crampons instead of...

    Seema,

    You CAN wear crampons instead of snowshoes in the Adironacks where ice and climbing conditions permit. No NY Ranger in his/her right mind will disagree about with you about that. It's...
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    Bob (AlG), I owe you a reply to your email of a...

    Bob (AlG), I owe you a reply to your email of a couple weeks ago. Shame on me! Possibly doing the Trap Dike 3rd weekend in March, just before the end of winter. Interested? (Work's been a...
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    Doc, Every time I see and read your avatar it...

    Doc,

    Every time I see and read your avatar it makes me thirsty. :D :p :D
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    In most parts of the High Peaks in the...

    In most parts of the High Peaks in the Adirondacks, snowshoes (or ski's-as Bob points out below) are REQUIRED for safety and trailconditions reasons when (if memory serves correctly) there is 8"...
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    I think I'm still single and without my own...

    I think I'm still single and without my own family right now BECAUSE of my hiking addiction. After work and hiking and gear shopping, I have no time for family. :( Major bummer, but at least I...
  15. What bothers me more is the...

    What bothers me more is the hiking/climbing/outdoors stores and gear manufacturers that have dumbed down their gear for the masses and stock their shelves with gear that is too good for everyday...
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    AMEN! Kevin, you like to stir the pot on...

    AMEN!

    Kevin, you like to stir the pot on your own board and that's your prerogative. PLEASE, don't stir the pot here on VFTT! You got your answer, now LET IT GO.
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    KayakDan, I ordered that VERY pack from...

    KayakDan,

    I ordered that VERY pack from Campmor not more than two years ago and used it on a couple of hikes. I HATED IT!!! The waste belt was terribly designed, it would often loosen and the...
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    dreux, Sorry I've not gotten back to you about...

    dreux,

    Sorry I've not gotten back to you about ACD's. Been really busy with work and will try to post here or PM you in the next couple days with some info.
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    That was me and my dog on that old thread about...

    That was me and my dog on that old thread about hiking dogs. Check out dreux dom's link to the old thread. Again, not a breed for everyone and not the ONLY good hiking breed, but I would, with...
  20. Thread: The Gothics

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    nonlegit, Glad you had a good time in the...

    nonlegit,

    Glad you had a good time in the Adirondack's and it sounds like you made a wise decision to turn around. As everyone has said...no shame in that man! You are now that much wiser about...
  21. Thread: The Gothics

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    Have a blast on Gothics and keep ROCKIN'! BTW,...

    Have a blast on Gothics and keep ROCKIN'!

    BTW, Dickey Betts' Band rocks, too. Seen them here in Albany a couple times in the last few years and they sound great.

    I agree with...
  22. Thread: The Gothics

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    Nonlegit, If I recall from some of your...

    Nonlegit,

    If I recall from some of your earlier posts and threads, you seem to have started to get some good experience in winter in the last year or two. Be prepared (proper clothing, crampons,...
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    Not wanting to get involved in legal discussions...

    Not wanting to get involved in legal discussions but this is a very disconcerting issue.



    For me, this statement would be enough to leave this woman at home, and possibly even cancel the...
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    A finishing 46er posted this in his trail...

    A finishing 46er posted this in his trail conditions report for his climb up Marcy last week: "full crampons a must. insteps cleats are not an option unless you like walking like a sand crab".
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  25. IMHO, snowmobiles are today what automobiles were...

    IMHO, snowmobiles are today what automobiles were in the 30's and 40's. They are really neat and fun and when enough people can afford one EVERYONE who wants one can own one. At the time they...
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