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    Having hiked that loop once and traversed the...

    Having hiked that loop once and traversed the Moats several times, my vote is to climb North Moat first then descend Red Ridge. Its extended open terrain affords continuous views in the direction...
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    That second Black Mountain in the Sandwich Range...

    That second Black Mountain in the Sandwich Range is the SW 3500' spur of Sandwich Dome. It's also sometimes called Upper Black Mountain. Good reference: ...
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    Regarding the 1800' bump and tide, my attempt at...

    Regarding the 1800' bump and tide, my attempt at humour. Clearly that closed contour is an error. As mentioned this area is wetlands as indicated on the USGS topos.

    If this contour was depicting...
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    Very strange stream this one, also because it...

    Very strange stream this one, also because it must be under a tidal influence!

    From the split, check upstream about 700 metres - crosses a closed 1800' contour, meaning it's flowing uphill on the...
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    A quote from...

    A quote from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1657/1938-4246-41.3.362 by K. Kimball and others, research of which employed data from the 1930s through 2006:

    "Our results support the...
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    "Finding Traction" is on youtube right now.

    "Finding Traction" is on youtube right now.
  7. Thread: Old Speck question

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    If the knob to which you refer is about .5 miles...

    If the knob to which you refer is about .5 miles north of the junction, its summit sits at 3700', nicely showing on Caltopo (20' contour interval).
  8. Thread: Dry River Trail

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    Section Hiker was in the area June 8th:...

    Section Hiker was in the area June 8th:
    https://sectionhiker.com/backpacking-the-oakes-gulf-headwall/
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    You might wish to try this site as well:...

    You might wish to try this site as well:
    http://www.adkhighpeaks.com/forums/forum/other-places-in-the-northeast-united-states/general-catskill-hiking
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    An Adirondack day hike that shares some of the...

    An Adirondack day hike that shares some of the prime characteristics of the Franconia Ridge loop, Silverback - initial long uphill climb with similar vertical and length with a few downs/ups along...
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    Hikerbrian, Here's your statement of your...

    Hikerbrian,

    Here's your statement of your ultimate training objective:




    If those are your two ultimate objectives, do you even need to worry about magnetic declination?

    Say a person is...
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    hikerbrian, As I'm sure you will be inundated...

    hikerbrian,

    As I'm sure you will be inundated with feedback to improve your presentation, I just wish to offer kudos for what you have done here. Having been instructing this stuff for going on...
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    http://www.adk.org/product.php?pid=1926&pname=High...

    http://www.adk.org/product.php?pid=1926&pname=High%20Peaks%20Trails
  14. Memorial Day weekend

    Memorial Day weekend
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    Pay-For-Rescue and Navigation

    Currently if you need a rescue while recreating in New Hampshire and are determined to be 'negligent' by the Fish and Game Department, you will be billed for it.

    Rather than asking questions...
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    FWIW, from a 2008 VFFT thread, scroll to the...

    FWIW, from a 2008 VFFT thread, scroll to the bottom.
    http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?20875-Enhancing-the-view-in-Carrigan-Notch/page3
  17. Thread: Sub 4K Scrambles

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    Sub 4K Scrambles

    OK, I'm looking for your help to add to my collection of sub-4K, ledgy scramble hikes in the White Mountains region (a bit outside the forest boundary is fine). For those wondering, a scramble is...
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    http://scenicnh.photoshelter.com/image/I0000VG7BeY...

    http://scenicnh.photoshelter.com/image/I0000VG7BeYWb6tU

    The trail is "closed" probably due to considerable liability concerns. Sort of like hoofing uninvited across a construction site, which it...
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    Having just contacted the folks at Cannon...

    Having just contacted the folks at Cannon Mountain, they state (and nothwithstanding Becca M's excellent trail report), the Mittersill-Cannon trail will remain officially closed through this summer,...
  20. Thread: AT in VT

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    No one will write anyone a ticket for hiking on...

    No one will write anyone a ticket for hiking on closed Vermont State Park trails during mud season.

    Minutes ago I just exchanged emails with a manager there.

    My two questions:

    "How are the...
  21. Daytrip, appreciate your comments, which among...

    Daytrip, appreciate your comments, which among other matters, reminds me of the many navigation styles and combination of navigation tools we choose to employ, something I tend to overlook at times. ...
  22. DayTrip, You have provided articulate and...

    DayTrip,

    You have provided articulate and nuanced observations on both your wilderness navigation challenges and need for GPS. So this opens the door to take the conversation to the next level.
    ...
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    Just for the record, Beaver Brook Trail is on Mt....

    Just for the record, Beaver Brook Trail is on Mt. Moosilauke.

    The Loop Trail on Tumbledown Mtn. in Maine has some wrungs, one really a stretch to reach!
  24. Thread: tripyramid slide

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    YES. (The response to the right is deemed too...

    YES. (The response to the right is deemed too short by VFFT so I'll just keep tying here saying nothing...)
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    1. I always carry my topo in a waterproof case...

    1. I always carry my topo in a waterproof case attached to my pack, hanging at my side
    2. 4.25" x 9.25" folded size preferred
    3. Tyvek
    4. Guidebook size is irrelevant as I don’t carry (photocopy...
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