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    I need to head up north! I've been hiking in...

    I need to head up north! I've been hiking in Sneakers this winter in New London and Tolland Counties. Looking at old scout guidelines where we told parents kids can't show up in winter without...
  2. I just went through mine the other day. Same...

    I just went through mine the other day. Same Catskill maps and I paid .67 cents for the Marcy map 22 years ago. I really like trip planning when it's looking over actual maps and books. Glad yours...
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    Wow, they do look impressive. Looks like they...

    Wow, they do look impressive. Looks like they supply people who work under extreme conditions where you don't get to just stop and fix them. I found a good pair the other day. (I found two pair I...
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    I think this fall will be the year I do the trail...

    I think this fall will be the year I do the trail from Marcy Field. Will park there, take the bus to the higher traditional Cascade start and then walk back to the car.
  5. Thank you for sharing the amazing pictures. ...

    Thank you for sharing the amazing pictures. You're right the snow cover below the hut looks more like late November than the end of January. I was looking for pictures to show the difference and...
  6. Question on High Peaks Parking in early June

    Would 5:45 on a Saturday Morning get me a spot? Thinking a friend and I and our very fast teens may do Algonquin and Iroquois. The teens can drive themselves. My friend & I can get up very early...
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    I may have to wait and see how the details will...

    I may have to wait and see how the details will be worked out. Will people pay for parking at the larger lots? Will they eliminate or restrict the parking that is in place now? Will the fines help...
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    There's an optimist born every other minute.... ...

    There's an optimist born every other minute.... I wonder who floated the insurance policy, if I am reading that right, if the policy was written for a payment of 2.5M that's a pretty pricey cost.
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    It's all relative, their condos have lost value,...

    It's all relative, their condos have lost value, You can't get college kids to rent them for parties through Airbnb, You can't move Saddleback closer to population centers so the value is likely to...
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    Thank you RR for posting. My condolences to the...

    Thank you RR for posting. My condolences to the Daniell family.
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    While in good weather, I can see going either way...

    While in good weather, I can see going either way on the loop, in winter or any poor weather, I prefer doing Lafayette first. You can stop at the hut and assess the conditions ahead as you can or...
  12. Thank you for the picture sharing, Webster Cliff...

    Thank you for the picture sharing, Webster Cliff from 302 to Webster is the longest stretch of AT I have left in the Whites and I had not thought of doing it. After seeing your pictures, I will have...
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    If they take peaks off the list, will less people...

    If they take peaks off the list, will less people climb them? if yes, I'd like to see several others removed from any list.... :D
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    Most people I saw on Monadnock on Sunday had no...

    Most people I saw on Monadnock on Sunday had no traction. With the snow and rain and then cold weather, the icy spots on White Arrow should fill in there too. It could be an interesting rescue...
  15. I have a pair that I love, I should try and get...

    I have a pair that I love, I should try and get up there for some more.....
  16. More use of a couple of regular headlamps on...

    More use of a couple of regular headlamps on Scout overnights. I have not planned on any long hikes lately I have to start before sunrise of finish afterwards. Since I am more likely to think my...
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    6293 This close to the top

    6293 This close to the top
  18. Thread: Foliage 2019

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    Was in the ADK on Saturday 10/5 on Phelps. ...

    Was in the ADK on Saturday 10/5 on Phelps. Supposedly peak color, I'd say some was past, The High Peaks have the same issue as the NH highest also. The highest peaks are surrounded by Fir/spruce...
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    What jniehof said, there is a decent probability...

    What jniehof said, there is a decent probability you've been on here with a family member of Hugh or passed them on the trail, I have. He is amongst the leaders in prosthetic research in order to...
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    If you don't mind a lot of woods walking and...

    If you don't mind a lot of woods walking and seldom used trails, you can probably work on a few detours. On the AT, the Carters and the section around Ethan Pond during the week would be okay, You...
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    Currently Everest is growing, now shrinking as a...

    Currently Everest is growing, now shrinking as a result of the Indian tectonic plate sliding under the Asian plate.
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    Originally Posted by Scubahhh It doesn't...

    Originally Posted by Scubahhh
    It doesn't really look like you'd even need a compass to self-rescue in that area; just heading downhill in a roughly easterly or southerly direction would get you...
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    Much of it depends on your feet, the miles and...

    Much of it depends on your feet, the miles and the type of terrain, Bear in CT is nothing like the Northern Presidentials, neither is Waumbek. I'm probably adding a pair of lightweight shoes every...
  24. Thank you Wayne! The Cog and the road may not be...

    Thank you Wayne! The Cog and the road may not be the neighbor's you'd select, however, for being tourist driven, at times loud, bringing hordes of people to the summit where there's a building,...
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    Other than the loose talus, I thought Saddle was...

    Other than the loose talus, I thought Saddle was the easier way up and down. By BSP standards somewhat blah, however, the others are spectacular looking into the various basins or across the Knife...
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