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  1. looking for advice on a honeymoon hike in Nova Scotia

    Hey folks,

    I have a very specific question. My wife and I are planning on backpacking in in Nova Scotia soon, doing the Chignecto loop trail during our honeymoon. Everything I have seen says it...
  2. Catskills a perfect place to return to trail running after injury

    Last September, I felt a twinge in my heel one morning. Not true pain, just a seed, something that indicated rest was needed. No problem- I had no time to run that day.

    Fast forward a month,...
  3. Made it out alive. That is one heck of a tough...

    Made it out alive. That is one heck of a tough trail. I decided to do it in two days instead of three, and that is a decision my legs are suffering the consequences of.
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    I suppose this depends on what you consider a...

    I suppose this depends on what you consider a dayhike, but I found the Adirondacks Great Range out and back to be probably the toughest day hike I've ever done. A hut traverse is harder, but that...
  5. Mahoosuc Range hike Columbus day weekend- anyone interested?

    I'll be doing a three-ish day hike on the Mahoosuc range from Rt 2 in NH to Rt 26 in Maine, and would be happy for any new companions. I'll likely camp out friday night a mile in, get an early start...
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    Hey there Daytrip, My advice would be to bring...

    Hey there Daytrip,

    My advice would be to bring a book with you. When I did longer trips such as a hut traverse or double presi, it was nice to sit down and read for five minutes once an hour. I...
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    Thanks to all for the advice. Given the...

    Thanks to all for the advice. Given the conditions reported for the kinsmans, I think we may wait on the sleds for more snow. I will certainly look into the mountain missile.

    My method of...
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    Old Bridle Path Info, anyone?

    Hey There,

    I've been planning on using the time off after christmas to bring a few people up lafayette via the old bridle path. We'll be microspiking it up the trail, but I was wondering if...
  9. Though a different type of muscular action,...

    Though a different type of muscular action, ultrarunning might a place to look at the gender gap if you need higher numbers to extrapolate from in a somewhat similar form of exercise. it is pretty...
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    This article reflects a conflict I struggle with...

    This article reflects a conflict I struggle with each time I bring people out in the woods. I am an outdoor educator, and bring groups out on a regular basis, knowing that each time I do, there is a...
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    I'll repeat a few thoughts that bear repeating,...

    I'll repeat a few thoughts that bear repeating, and add a few.

    the larger the area and the less you know about it, the more you should consider bringing a friend or two.

    the LESS location-based...
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    Regarding walking wrong- I would look at the wear...

    Regarding walking wrong- I would look at the wear on the sole of your hiking boot. the uneven wear that shows up tends to reflect how you hike. Also, to reduce pounding on the bottom of your feet,...
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    Quietman, I have not yet been through the King...

    Quietman, I have not yet been through the King Ravine trail. it was one of the places in the presidentials I did not get to play around on this summer. There are so many places left to explore up...
  14. Hey Brian, I'm not quite in the same area as...

    Hey Brian,

    I'm not quite in the same area as you (newmarket), but if you are looking to head up to the presidentials this winter, let me know! I'm busy through the fall, but my winters are quite...
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    Carter Notch Caves and Cliffs

    Eighteen years ago, my older brother returned from his very first trip in the White Mountains with stories of wonders. The landscape he described sounded like something out a myth: A boulder field...
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    Went up to visit a buddy working in the huts a...

    Went up to visit a buddy working in the huts a few years ago- got up there to find him in a wheelchair with a busted ankle. as a storm hit, he got word that a worker from his hut was three miles...
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    Lots of socks are a must. I went through four...

    Lots of socks are a must. I went through four wool pairs on my HtH a few weeks ago in mostly dry weather due to the squishy portions of the trail.

    just as important for me was a book. this may...
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    One already gets delightful confusion from...

    One already gets delightful confusion from tourists on mount washington every once in a while (you walked up here? do you know there's a road? do you not own a car?), but explaining that this is...
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    hobblebush has redeeming qualities though! it is...

    hobblebush has redeeming qualities though! it is the world's best toilet paper.
  20. Attempting to keep people from camping on a...

    Attempting to keep people from camping on a revegetation site by pooping there strikes me as being a bit like shooting an alarm clock in the morning to shut it off- funny in theory, but problematic...
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    Sounds similar to a method we learned a ways...

    Sounds similar to a method we learned a ways back- if you are hiking off trail in cold conditions, have everyone carry some food close to their body. there are various ways of attaching it, but you...
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    I've found that the salewa firetail trail runners...

    I've found that the salewa firetail trail runners work great. they are marketed as approach shoes, but I've been able to put a little over 500 miles of mountain running and backpacking into them...
  23. Poop in the campsite: a tragedy in four acts

    Act One: In which our heroes, having found a gorgeous campsite, agree to get up early to give themselves enough time to get through their hefty itinerary the next day. Ominous sign- one person,...
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    Trip to the northern presis

    It was pouring as Crazy Legs and I worked our way up to Bamforth shelter on Camelís Hump. We had plans of a long looping hike up and over Monroe skyline, and then down to the ridge between Warren...
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    Best peak to end 4000 footer list in NH?

    On Mount Hale the other day, I ran into a fellow hiking up his first NH 4000 footer. He asked a great question- planning ahead, what is the best one to have as your last NH 4000 footer, which one to...
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