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    What relevance does "chunky" have here? It's...

    What relevance does "chunky" have here? It's evidently so important that it's the first thing you listed about them :confused:
  2. NOBO Presidential Traverse 9/13/19 - 9/15/19

    Date of Hike: September 13, 2019 - September 15, 2019

    Trail Conditions: Dry, wet rock, easy water crossings

    Special Equipment Required: N/A

    Comments: Trail report with pictures:...
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    Mt. Moosilauke via Glencliff Trail

    Date of Hike: 11/24/2018

    Trail Conditions: Packed snow with a couple of inches of unconsolidated powder in spots. Mashed potato snow. You'll want snowshoes after the junction with the Carriage...
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    Mount Jackson via Jackson-Webster Trail

    Date of Hike: 11/18/2018

    Trail Conditions: Well-packed snow. Snow bridges over water crossings are solid.

    Special Equipment Required: Microspikes - essential; snowshoes - useful

    Comments:...
  5. Lye Brook Wilderness - Lye Brook Trail, Long Trail

    Trail and Mountain names should be posted in thread Title

    Date of Hike: 10/16/2018 - 10/17/2018

    Trail Conditions: Difficult water crossings, downed trees, indistinct trail, high water in boggy...
  6. A.T. Section Hike: Lions Head, Bear Mountain, Mount Race

    Date of Hike: 9/29/2018 - 9/30/2018

    Trail Conditions: Please enter, specific words to describe the current trail conditions. Muddy, wet, 1 difficult water crossing

    Special Equipment Required:...
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    For those who live in MA, the Coolidge Corner...

    For those who live in MA, the Coolidge Corner Theatre is showing Free Solo! I just saw it. Really, really well done - highly recommended.
  8. Oh man, just the thought of that experience is...

    Oh man, just the thought of that experience is giving me chills! I hope you can get your pictures converted to a digital format. I'd love to see them. My only regret is that we didn't have time to go...
  9. Thank you so much Billy! I hiked up with all my...

    Thank you so much Billy! I hiked up with all my water too -- didn't mention it in the trip report, but somebody behind us on the cables left his water at the base and started cramping halfway up....
  10. Backpacking Half Dome in Yosemite National Park

    Half Dome is on just about every hiker's and backpacker's bucket list. It's so different from our New England trails (so many switchbacks! so few rocks! but wait, how am I supposed to hike on sand...
  11. Mt. Cabot, The Bulge, and The Horn via Bunnell Notch Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail

    Date of Hike: 9/2/2018 - 9/3/2018

    Trail Conditions: Muddy; downed trees, especially on Kilkenny Ridge Trail

    Special Equipment Required: Water treatment especially for that murky pond water!
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  12. Sunrise hike to Mt. Osceola and East Osceola

    Date of Hike: 8/26/2018

    Trail Conditions: Upper 1/3rd of trail is wet, slippery, muddy

    Special Equipment Required: Headlamp - essential; lantern - useful

    Comments: Full trip report with...
  13. Bondcliff, Mount Bond via Lincoln Woods and Bondcliff Trail

    Date of Hike: 8/11/2018-8/12/2018

    Trail Conditions: Dry on day 1 (8/11/18). Quite wet, muddy, slippery on day 2 (8/12/18). Water crossings difficult on day 2 but very easy on day 1.

    Special...
  14. South and North Baldface via Baldface Circle Trail

    Date of Hike: 7/28/2018

    Trail Conditions: One downed tree; water crossings (sketchy); wet rock

    Special Equipment Required: Kinda wished I brought my rock climbing shoes!

    Comments: Full trip...
  15. Mt. Moosilauke via Gorge Brook, Carriage Road, Snapper Trail

    Date of Hike: 7/13/2018

    Trail Conditions: Muddy. Wales cut-off/re-route on the way up is not clearly marked; the sign may be missing.

    Special Equipment Required: Bug spray - essential
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  16. Cadillac Mountain via South Ridge Trail for sunrise

    Date of Hike: 7/8/2018

    Trail Conditions: Dry; mostly well marked, but a bit hard to follow for the first 0.7 out of Blackwoods Campground (in the dark, at least).

    Special Equipment Required:...
  17. Mt. Garfield via Mt. Garfield Trail 6/30/2018

    Date of Hike: 6/30/2018

    Trail Conditions: Mt. Garfield trail was a bit muddier / damper than usual on the way up, but was already drying up by the time we were headed down. The 0.2mi of Garfield...
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    Mt Pierce via Crawford Path - 3/4/2018

    Date of Hike: 03/04/2018

    Trail Conditions: Hard packed snow. Some postholes, easily avoided. A couple of downed trees, easily walked around, over, or under, even with a full daypack. Water...
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    Jackson via Jackson Webster Trail 2/18/18

    Date of Hike: 02/18/2018

    Trail Conditions: 6-7" of fresh powder on top of hard-packed snow and ice; on the way back down, the trail was well broken in to the point of being like an ice luge; seems...
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    Belknap, Piper, East Gilford Trail

    Date of Hike: 02/04/2018

    Trail Conditions: ICY! (blue and black), deep powdery snow in sections.

    Special Equipment Required: Microspikes - ESSENTIAL, snowshoes - useful, crampons - useful
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  21. Noanet Woodlands, Hale Reservation, Dover Conservation Land

    Date of Hike: 2/3/2018

    Trail Conditions: Icy (blue and black ice), Hard Packed Snow

    Special Equipment Required: Microspikes (or equivalent) - essential
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