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    They won't be (and probably never are) in the...

    They won't be (and probably never are) in the death zone. Thanks to bottled oxygen, they're only climbing, at the most, a 24,000 foot mountain.
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    If that's not impressive enough, the two in bold...

    If that's not impressive enough, the two in bold used no supplemental oxygen.
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    I haven't done Twin Brook Trail in thirty-five...

    I haven't done Twin Brook Trail in thirty-five years, but I remember.... well, nothing. :o

    From the (ahem) Wilderness Trail parking lot, I did a loop up Franconia Brook to Guyot shelter, then back...
  4. Thread: Panther 7/6/2019

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    Congrats Tim and Marie! Seems like a cool choice...

    Congrats Tim and Marie! Seems like a cool choice for a finish. Haven't been up that way, but hiking the swath in NH was a neat experience.

    So here's the (somewhat) definitive Panther story. The...
  5. Geez, I feel more extroverted that I thought. I...

    Geez, I feel more extroverted that I thought. I have almost always said a quick hello to passing hikers, it just seems rude to pretend they're not there. To me, it's pretty obvious if they want to...
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    Indeed, great to hear. A (very) few more details:...

    Indeed, great to hear. A (very) few more details: https://www.wmur.com/article/70-year-old-hiker-missing-for-days-in-white-mountains-is-found-alive/28227179

    Which raises some questions that I...
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    All but positive this is where they are standing...

    All but positive this is where they are standing based on the photo. There were a number of visual cues that led me to the wet slabs on the left....
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    Update (with a picture of their location):...

    Update (with a picture of their location): They're out.
    https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/local/stranded-hikers-on-katahdin-made-it-out-safely/97-82df335f-c263-4514-9e94-3fe0a52dff70
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    Still getting hit by mosquitoes and black flies...

    Still getting hit by mosquitoes and black flies here at home.
  10. I did my part my not procreating. Well, I suppose...

    I did my part my not procreating. Well, I suppose I could have done more. :D
  11. I caught this yesterday through Outside ...

    I caught this yesterday through Outside (a few more details). I would normally (cynically) chalk this up to parents living vicariously through their children, but I definitely did not get that vibe...
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    Barkingcat, indeed, I'm lucky to have it in my...

    Barkingcat, indeed, I'm lucky to have it in my backyard.

    Regarding Dingo's NETC post for the potential benefit of others (and thank you for posting the conditions):

    I've undoubtedly been on the...
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    And then there were 46...

    First off, I screwed up the Guyot calculation. It's goofy looking terrain, and I must have picked the wrong col.

    So here's the data for what I was interested in. This is basically searching...
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    Son of a gun, I wished I had known it was you, I...

    Son of a gun, I wished I had known it was you, I would've followed you up the hill to say howdy! Yeah, I'm the second house on the right as you were heading up the steep part (on the paved section)....
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    Random license plate sighting

    I know it's a long shot that said person is here, but maybe a slightly interesting story nonetheless.

    Warner is a fairly rural town, and I'm on a rural road that serves only 3 purposes. Local...
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    I was able to confirm Larry Garland's number of...

    I was able to confirm Larry Garland's number of 3995' for Tecumseh (not doubting Larry by any stretch, just checking that my methods aren't mussed up), and Guyot indeed lacks the prominence at the...
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    This Tim guy sounds like a slacker. Four years to...

    This Tim guy sounds like a slacker. Four years to get the trail work done?? :D

    Congrats on another list, Tim! Keep on chugging!
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    Thank you Jazzbo for catching this so soon after...

    Thank you Jazzbo for catching this so soon after the release! No time suck for me (at the moment), I'm at work and it's lunchtime. :) I went looking around some spots I've been to previously as well...
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    Great articles, thanks. The book "Reading the...

    Great articles, thanks. The book "Reading the Forested Landscape" shown in one, is a great piece of work.
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    I already got nailed by tick #1 a couple weeks...

    I already got nailed by tick #1 a couple weeks ago here in Warner, and a deer tick, no less. Fortunately I got it in time, but now every little itch and hair movement is a potential tick. :rolleyes:...
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    Absolutely phenomenal accomplishment Pierre,...

    Absolutely phenomenal accomplishment Pierre, congratulations. I'm hoping you and Carl will someday find some other peaks in Baxter for winter ascents. ;)
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    I think one has to look at if the AMC were trying...

    I think one has to look at if the AMC were trying to build Lakes today, they would likely face a ton of opposition as well. Consider how the Crawford Notch hut went.
  23. Random hiker: "What's the level for???" "We're...

    Random hiker: "What's the level for???"

    "We're filling in the ravines."
  24. I was feeling extra geeky today, and fortunately,...

    I was feeling extra geeky today, and fortunately, the LIDAR data from GRANIT is available for the Tripyramids (which I believe has an error of <1m for this dataset). Looking at the bare earth data,...
  25. Thread: Burning Snow

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    Or some little devil is sneaking up there and...

    Or some little devil is sneaking up there and shoveling snow around the stake. :D
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