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    I'll have to defer to @bignslow, if he still...

    I'll have to defer to @bignslow, if he still reads/posts here.
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    No, but that is only a temporary solution. They...

    No, but that is only a temporary solution. They will rot, or blow away, or fall over.

    We actually brought wands when we went above tree line for Katahdin a few years ago, but we were coming back...
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    My phone has no built in compass, and it's almost...

    My phone has no built in compass, and it's almost brand new. My GPS app (Back Country Navigator) will make an attempt to tell me what direction I am going, in spite of that.

    I've (almost) been in...
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    Thanks, Alan, same to you! We hiked yesterday...

    Thanks, Alan, same to you!

    We hiked yesterday (Thursday), and we're having family over today.
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    Sorry, I'll try to stay abreast of your next post.

    Sorry, I'll try to stay abreast of your next post.
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    LOL, you can tell who is from NY here (I guess...

    LOL, you can tell who is from NY here (I guess myself excluded!) :D :p ;)
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    I went searching for the 'Like' button for this...

    I went searching for the 'Like' button for this post. (Some Forums have one! Hint! Hint!) :D
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    I'll assume that's sarcasm, but does the FTFC...

    I'll assume that's sarcasm, but does the FTFC ever precisely define any summit location? Or, do all of them have signs now? (It's been a while, but I do have 3 rounds)
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    NY has a Nippletop, on the 46'er list. I remember...

    NY has a Nippletop, on the 46'er list. I remember one of my friends, on approaching the summit 'cone', saying 'Looks like we're still on the ***'.
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    CaptCaper, your response is subjective. What if I...

    CaptCaper, your response is subjective. What if I dislike Tecumseh because it is near a ski center, and love Isolation because of its - Isolation :confused:

    The best approach is science and data....
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    The trail has been re-routed and re-opened, sans...

    The trail has been re-routed and re-opened, sans metal rungs...

    The link above has more details, as does the 3500 club facebook page.
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    2019 version: While the Catskills are...

    2019 version:

    While the Catskills are sometimes seen as Ďeasyí peaks, they can present formidable challenges to the winter hiker. Tom and Laurie Rankin will share their winter mountaineering...
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    To be clear, it is not a marked path, it's still...

    To be clear, it is not a marked path, it's still technically a herd path. That makes it harder to find in the Winter if you are the first one up there.

    And as stated, the brook crossing can be...
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    Bump: As a reminder, the latest sunrise of the...

    Bump: As a reminder, the latest sunrise of the year (in the northeast) is coming up soon. Basically, it's the day before DST ends. Scroll up for details...

    And of course, after DST ends, it will...
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    That and 500 or so posts on various Facebook...

    That and 500 or so posts on various Facebook pages! :rolleyes:
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    Trail Closure on Twin in the Catskills

    The DEC has closed the Western approach to Twin, due to safety concerns. The East approach remains open.

    DEC Press Release

    So a Devil's Path traverse is off the table until the situation is...
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    It's against regulations in NY state....

    It's against regulations in NY state....
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    Here is a copy6272

    Here is a copy6272
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    What took so long? Actually, I know, all the...

    What took so long?

    Actually, I know, all the other lists!

    CONGRATS!
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    According to ... ?

    According to ... ?
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    Q: Is Tecumseh a 4000'er ?

    A: Apparently not

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10220459626463032

    If you can't see the picture, there is a new Benchmark that says in the outer circle:

    'USDA Forest Service & NH...
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    Before he left us, Paradox had some gizmo that...

    Before he left us, Paradox had some gizmo that calculated calories burned based on weight and heart rate.

    I think heart rate would be important. If I was out of shape, and you were not, you would...
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    Very classy of Jan not only to help, but verify...

    Very classy of Jan not only to help, but verify the attempt!
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    I was just told about a person who had to be...

    I was just told about a person who had to be rescued TWO NIGHTS IN A ROW (!!!) because he did not have a light!!! Now, that makes me think a 'stupid tax' should be levied!
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    If you watch some of the videos, you can see pure...

    If you watch some of the videos, you can see pure joy on her face.

    She's been trained for this for sure, but not in a bad way. Her mother and she run and bike a lot. Knowing them, I do not believe...
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