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    Good luck when for ~6 raps further down and...

    Good luck when for ~6 raps further down and you've got 6 more to go and you're out of gear. You've got a lovely string of textbook anchors above you though. Sometimes you need to know when good...
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    That's actually a pretty common strategy but the...

    That's actually a pretty common strategy but the way it is usually done is to add an additional non-weighted backup to the anchor which is then removed by the last (skinniest) person when they...
  3. We tend to be even more adverse to carrying...

    We tend to be even more adverse to carrying snowshoes. The post hole police won't be pleased....
  4. A number of popular ice climbs end on the ridge...

    A number of popular ice climbs end on the ridge south of the Webster summit, The trail is typically used for the descent so often is broken out as a result.
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    Thread should be titled "Monday Monday Monday" as...

    Thread should be titled "Monday Monday Monday" as most responses are along the lines of Monday morning quarterback responses - opinions that are based in assumptions and not facts. But I know if we...
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    The NPS campgrounds, Blackwoods and Seawall, are...

    The NPS campgrounds, Blackwoods and Seawall, are nice enough but rather spartan - no hot water. Blackwoods is nicely located for most of the popular activities. Depending on exactly when you go -...
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    If you are in the typical 21 day Doxy course...

    If you are in the typical 21 day Doxy course sunburn is a legitimate concern. My wife and I have both had lyme with the resulting antibiotic regimen. She is more fair skinned plus it was mid summer...
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    It would take so much longer it wouldn't be worth...

    It would take so much longer it wouldn't be worth it
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    What crisis?

    What crisis?
  10. +1. Totally agree there there is no where near...

    +1. Totally agree there there is no where near enough information to reach any conclusion. There are plenty of 80 year olds who could hike circles around most of us. Wearing "sneakers". Without...
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    Closely followed by twice that number if "I told...

    Closely followed by twice that number if "I told you so"...
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    Not exactly hiking but I've had a couple of...

    Not exactly hiking but I've had a couple of alpine days in the Tetons - Cathedral Traverse, N Ridge of the Grand - that have approached 24 hours C2C. The first time I tried the NIAD (Nose in a Day)...
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