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    I likely saw one of the guys while doing some...

    I likely saw one of the guys while doing some trail work below Gem Pool on the Ammo on Sunday. (I'm a new co-adopter, helping Raven.)
    A young guy came rapidly down the trail w/o any pack -- said he...
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    DayTrip: the "secrets" are revealed this...

    DayTrip: the "secrets" are revealed this excellent video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM3xLshmNnk
  3. awesome scramble!

    awesome scramble!
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    Arlette's full writeup is now posted:...

    Arlette's full writeup is now posted:
    http://arlettelaan.wordpress.com/
  5. Historical Information about Chris Goetze wanted

    I'm looking for historical information about the mountain exploits of Chris Goetze, if anyone can help.

    Goetze was one of the early "superhikers" in the Whites and Mahoosucs. As far as I know, his...
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    Had the same thing happen to a 30 year old Sierra...

    Had the same thing happen to a 30 year old Sierra Designs tent (that was otherwise still good). I washed the heck out of the fly until all the waterproofing was completely gone. Same for the tent...
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    As far as I can tell, hitchhiking IS legal in...

    As far as I can tell, hitchhiking IS legal in Massachusetts, except on the turnpike and other limited access highways.
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    Great report. Really captures the essence of...

    Great report. Really captures the essence of bushwhacking for me with "I was completely alive."
  9. Nice report and some speedy hiking. Funny about...

    Nice report and some speedy hiking.
    Funny about your earlier accidental 3X through Mahoosuc Notch on your AT through hike.
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    I often carry one on solo treks, but have never...

    I often carry one on solo treks, but have never used it.
    A good website with detailed reviews and tests of PLB's, as well as beacons based on satphones (e.g., Spot), is here:...
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    Good info here:...

    Good info here:
    http://andrewskurka.com/2011/vapor-barrier-liners-theory-application/
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    Adams Slide Trail. Plenty of solitude there.

    Adams Slide Trail. Plenty of solitude there.
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    YMMV, but for me, I first check the E. Branch of...

    YMMV, but for me, I first check the E. Branch of the Pemi flow at:
    http://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?01074520
    I have forded the river at 170 CFS near the start of the Bondcliff trail (the OLD...
  14. just to clarify, Matt Kirk refers to his attempt...

    just to clarify, Matt Kirk refers to his attempt as "self-supported," not "unsupported." Unsupported means you carry all your food from the start and only resupply with water on the way (obviously...
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    There is plenty of water down low, but once...

    There is plenty of water down low, but once you're on the ridges (Bondcliff via Bondcliff Trail, or Franconia Ridge via Osseo Tr.) the water options are quite limited. Yes, water is available at...
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    I'd be very interested to know if a very...

    I'd be very interested to know if a very lightweight nylon windshirt could be turned into a waterproof, yet still extremely breathable raincoat. And in particular whether that would hold up where a...
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    The end of waterproof-breathable fabrics?

    The end of waterproof-breathable fabrics?
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    Hut Traverse June 15-16, 2013

    Before this, I had completed the Hut Traverse only once out of the three attempts.
    In 2007, I went west to east with a friend, but we encountered high winds at Lakes and had to quit.
    Two weeks...
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    Mine has been reliable, but I always carry spare...

    Mine has been reliable, but I always carry spare batteries if I really need it.
    Be careful taking the cap off. Take it straight off or you can tweak the bulb and break it (I know).
    Did some temp...
  20. Looks like you can still take Catapult all the...

    Looks like you can still take Catapult all the way up.
    A little steeper than Polecat, but fine really.
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    No doubt battery life is still a major limiter...

    No doubt battery life is still a major limiter with smartphones used as GPS.
    However, I can get about 10 hours of GPS track-recording time on my Android smartphone (Samsung Exhilarate) using the app...
  22. (Three time finisher; mid packer.) If you're a...

    (Three time finisher; mid packer.) If you're a mid packer or back of the packer my advice is to take regular walking breaks right from the start -- don't try to run it all. To train, if you don't...
  23. The more I learn about the Winter SS NEHH, the...

    The more I learn about the Winter SS NEHH, the more I'm blown away. Incredible accomplishment!
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    Fun recap of a great adventure! Congrats!!

    Fun recap of a great adventure! Congrats!!
  25. huge congrats!! Great application of " That...

    huge congrats!!
    Great application of
    " That which does not kill us makes us stronger."
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