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  1. What's a newbie? A newbie is unlikely to walk...

    What's a newbie? A newbie is unlikely to walk into an REI, or IME out of the blue and say, I want some G-12's an axe or two and then head to Huntington Ravine solo. They are likely thinking that a...
  2. My swimming moment was several years ago,...

    My swimming moment was several years ago, somewhere on Big Slide in the ADK. Once we got to the highest of the Brothers that had a clear line to a nearby tower, they called me and said they had been...
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    In Southern CT and the Tri-state area, looks like...

    In Southern CT and the Tri-state area, looks like mostly a rain event, (so the low-pressure center will be closer to land) which I am happy about since I'll be in a car on the way to Philadelphia. ...
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    Meanwhile, Monday I have a CT to Philly drive...

    Meanwhile, Monday I have a CT to Philly drive scheduled in the teeth of the storm and then hopefully a hike on NY's Bear Mt. planned that if I can believe one report may require snowshoes as the area...
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    It must have been cheaper to make as it is all...

    It must have been cheaper to make as it is all B&W. I guess I'll have to keep my current car so I can have the old logo on my side window.... (Well, I haven't been a member in a couple of years)
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    I believe the NH F&G usually get those types of...

    I believe the NH F&G usually get those types of calls too. It's been quiet since around Thanksgiving, some likely due to no peakbagging reason to go in early December for a fall summit and a...
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    Congratulations Richard

    Congratulations Richard
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    Thanks, I've been twice, once up the AT and down...

    Thanks, I've been twice, once up the AT and down the Major Welch (I think, the loop they say to do the other way) and up the road in the dark so I could see the sunrise. I'll bring the Micro's if...
  9. I'm still waiting to see if they stay. It's like...

    I'm still waiting to see if they stay. It's like the annual rush each January at health clubs. Usually, by St. Patricks' Day 90% of them stop coming and they go back to old habits.
  10. I'm thinking some of the sages online are in the...

    I'm thinking some of the sages online are in the process of doing the 48 let alone completing them. I have two hiking selfies, one on a glacier I thought I was going to die on and on the shortest of...
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    ADK Ranger Calls

    Since this is more for discussion than for anything ADK specific, I thought I would post here....
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  12. I can't wait until those folks can safely go back...

    I can't wait until those folks can safely go back to Disney, Cruises, plays and other places where people used to go in high density settings. I liked being anti-social not being a trend-setter in...
  13. Check the Otter guarantee... A friend dropped...

    Check the Otter guarantee... A friend dropped his (5 or so years ago) I believe in a rocky brook, the case failed, the phone was ruined. Upon closer inspection the case was guaranteed to be...
  14. Not sure why I need to add my .02 here, except I...

    Not sure why I need to add my .02 here, except I am delaying shoveling....

    Phones - Won't take immersion of flipping into cold water and if waterproof phones haven't improved since my son's, then...
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    Any idea how long the road is up Bear Mt.?...

    Any idea how long the road is up Bear Mt.? (Perkins Memorial Drive) May go in a week or so and was looking at walking up the road which I believe is closed for the winter.
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    Good Luck Grey J., you have a harder path than...

    Good Luck Grey J., you have a harder path than the rest of us!
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    I hit more peaks in 2021 than 2020 and the past...

    I hit more peaks in 2021 than 2020 and the past couple of years but it's a low bar compared to 2015 or some past years. Did managed to still get a couple of new peaks done. (Can get hard for us when...
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    Is this four? I got two for New England, the New...

    Is this four? I got two for New England, the New England one and the NH 48. I know there is a 46er patch, this year or next and there is a 111/115 patch right? I barely managed seven rank...
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    Congrats Tim, I see Sage and family completed...

    Congrats Tim, I see Sage and family completed also. Mom posted here before and passed them once on the Willey Range. Am I reading Donna's fear correctly that see finished the calendar challenge on...
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    So we are discussing NH as the ADK snowshoe...

    So we are discussing NH as the ADK snowshoe policy is much different regarding barebooting.

    Barebooting is my preference. Wind packed snow like you find above treeline might be good with Crampons...
  21. Thread: Catskills Map

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    I've used the same set as iamKrys also. I'm not...

    I've used the same set as iamKrys also. I'm not looking at doing the more obscure of the 35. Mine are outdated so unsure if any changes are updated.
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    Regarding the legal issues in case of an...

    Regarding the legal issues in case of an accident....

    To date as others mentioned, liability on skiing has been hard to pin on resorts and even more so if you ski OOB. However, in places out west,...
  23. Well...... While I generally agree, that depends...

    Well...... While I generally agree, that depends on who the people are. Much like speed, your group is as strong as your weakest climber. (As fast as the slowest hiker) If you are the dull blade,...
  24. Thread: Handwarmers?

    by Mike P.
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    My only caution is not to buy at end of the...

    My only caution is not to buy at end of the season. My history, (with disposables), with them is I don't need them until a Feb or March trip, I buy them thinking I'll be ready next time and in...
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    Since we "usually" know better, the main idea is...

    Since we "usually" know better, the main idea is to make sure you have a shovel in your car. If a few inches fall during your day hike or a foot or more on your overnight, what is more likely is...
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