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    I’m just doing what my DNA is telling me to do.

    I’m just doing what my DNA is telling me to do.
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    ^^^^ The Esper clan immediately comes to...

    ^^^^

    The Esper clan immediately comes to mind. Don’t know if you’re familiar with them but they were pretty controversial for awhile during my early hiking years. Parents and kids were out...
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    Yeah, well my 10-year-old hiked to the top of...

    Yeah, well my 10-year-old hiked to the top of Hunter Mountain with me a few weeks ago. So take THAT, overachieving 4-year-old! ;) :D

    Hunter Mountain

    Seriously though ... cool deal. Congrats...
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    I really like it. The AMC jumped right out at me...

    I really like it. The AMC jumped right out at me and the inverted Vs look like stacked mountains in the shape of a person with the bottom one looking like a snow-capped peak. Cool on multiple...
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    And it appears Ryan Atkins has eclipsed the...

    And it appears Ryan Atkins has eclipsed the Adirondack 46 Supported Record. 3 days, 5 hours and 52 minutes. Record-breaking kind of summer.

    New Adirondack 46 Supported FKT
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    I’d say this is your best bet ... White Blaze...

    I’d say this is your best bet ...

    White Blaze Lost and Found
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    Thanks for checking it out, Daniel. Did indeed...

    Thanks for checking it out, Daniel. Did indeed take the more popular routes to these summits while also keeping an eye on upping total elevation gain as I got closer to my western trip.

    Lots of...
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    Lots of interesting comments and without getting...

    Lots of interesting comments and without getting into details I will say that I’m mostly a hybrid edition of old-school map/guidebook/compass navigation and new-school internet research.

    But as to...
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    ^^^^^ Interesting. Quite a bit of media...

    ^^^^^

    Interesting.

    Quite a bit of media coverage meanwhile on the new unsupported Adirondack 46 record. Seems pretty solid.

    Two Hikers Set New Record for Climbing High Peaks
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    Also this from the same source. Big week...

    Also this from the same source. Big week apparently.

    Lukas Wear and Michael Jock have reportedly set a new Unsupported Adirondack 46 Fastest Known Time. 6 days, 23 hours, 45 minutes.
    ...
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    Can’t independently verify this, but it looks...

    Can’t independently verify this, but it looks legit.

    New unsupported NH 48 record by Bill Tidd. 6 days, 7 hours, 30 minutes.

    Tweet with GPS track ...

    Unsupported NH 48 Fastest Known Time
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    Indeed. And we were all probably some of the...

    Indeed.

    And we were all probably some of the earliest users of technology in our hiking/climbing travels. I bet almost all of us “old timers” have used this or similar sites to check on trail...
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    Congrats and welcome to the list of finishers! ...

    Congrats and welcome to the list of finishers! Cool report.

    Panther sign was definitely there two summers ago when I hiked it from the Canadian side. :o Didn’t look brand new at the time but I...
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    Naw. I was on the move and was just as happy...

    Naw.

    I was on the move and was just as happy to keep on moving. LOL. Definitely not that big though. Cool pic.

    Will definitely keep this line of discussion in mind for the next time I’m...
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    Thanks, Peakbagr. And I have always appreciated...

    Thanks, Peakbagr. And I have always appreciated your interest and comments. :)

    Almost stepped on a snake on one of the latter hikes in the report. Anthony’s Nose, I think. Just a little guy but...
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    I have generally found that the friendliness/perceived friendliness of other hikers is directly proportional to both how deep you are in the backcountry and how busy the trail is.

    Generally...
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    Thank you, skiguy! It’s all about being...

    Thank you, skiguy!

    It’s all about being properly motivated, I guess. I used to drive down through there frequently for work in the mid-2000s and thought the Hudson Highlands looked like cool...
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    Hudson Highlands Hiking

    Kind of a compilation trip report from a bunch of hikes I did down in the Hudson Highlands this spring while training for my California trip.

    Good NY alternative to the Adirondacks or Catskills,...
  19. Glad you enjoyed it, Jazzbo. :) Have always...

    Glad you enjoyed it, Jazzbo. :)

    Have always loved writing TRs after a worthy adventure. Shasta was a good one, for sure.

    Awesome profile pic on Kennebago, BTW. Best of luck on those last 3...
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    I dunno. Our differences seem to be more...

    I dunno.

    Our differences seem to be more centered around social justice/political issues than around mountain issues. So I’m just going to stay right the heck away from that.

    As to the “true...
  21. Wildcat E and D. Change in location of the 4K...

    Wildcat E and D. Change in location of the 4K summit was off of the same survey that promoted Spaulding and Reddington in Maine to 4K status. 1999, I think. Remember well because I was a newly...
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    That’s fine. My overall philosophy when it...

    That’s fine.

    My overall philosophy when it comes to mountain travel is that a certain amount of regulation is necessary to ensure that those who visit the mountains have a true mountain...
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    I’ve had a few pair of boots that I literally...

    I’ve had a few pair of boots that I literally hiked the soles off of.

    More frequently, though, they last until the caked-on mud and overwhelming stench becomes more than I want to deal with...
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    That which I cannot do myself, I choose to...

    That which I cannot do myself, I choose to ridicule.

    Whatever floats your boat, I guess.
  25. Thanks iAmKrzys. :) Have had a lot of good...

    Thanks iAmKrzys. :)

    Have had a lot of good times running around the country hitting both those silly obscure highpoints as well as the more substantial peaks.
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