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    That is a lost art, I'm afraid. Now get back on...

    That is a lost art, I'm afraid. Now get back on your porch and yell at some kids.
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    Yes and yes. No list and no log book. Just hike...

    Yes and yes. No list and no log book. Just hike with no goal, but to be on a mountain with my dog.
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    Poll: If you asked me anytime before 5 years ago about...

    If you asked me anytime before 5 years ago about a permit system, my answer would have been no way. Now, in the interest of sanity, there are trailheads that should require a permit. How to...
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    One of the shortcomings of VFTT is the abundance...

    One of the shortcomings of VFTT is the abundance of arrogance, that some it's members possess. It's not enough that they are great hikers, they have to point out the shortcomings of others at will....
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    First off, your arrogance is quite stunning. My...

    First off, your arrogance is quite stunning. My system is more than adequate for me. Exactly how do you know, what I have been through anyway?
  6. Thread: Tucks Rescue

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    WE come from the same school of thought. My gear...

    WE come from the same school of thought. My gear is the same for every hike, depending on the time of year.
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    I carry similar gear as you do. Heavy parka is my...

    I carry similar gear as you do. Heavy parka is my last line of defense. I do carry storm proof matches though. I've never carried a bag or a stove, I actually don't carry a pad either to be honest....
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    I did it a few weeks ago, spikes were definitely...

    I did it a few weeks ago, spikes were definitely needed, the upper section is ledge and can be covered in ice. I've never needed snowshoes on that peak, it gets a lot of traffic.
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    Modern hikers think Microspikes are it, they are...

    Modern hikers think Microspikes are it, they are not. On certain routes crampons are required, many modern hikers probably don't even own crampons.
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    I'm curious about one thing. I've never gone down...

    I'm curious about one thing. I've never gone down via the Cog route, doesn't it follow the tracks? How do you lose a RR track, no matter what the weather.
  11. Thread: new snowshoes ?

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    I bought a new couch and it took 16 weeks to be...

    I bought a new couch and it took 16 weeks to be delivered. My dog was not happy.:D
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    I'm next to Manchester and they said 1 to 3...

    I'm next to Manchester and they said 1 to 3 inches. Got zero snow, but a light dusting quickly erased with heavy rain.
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    You ask valid questions and I do get the point...

    You ask valid questions and I do get the point you are trying to make, I just don't agree with it. I had the gear I needed and the knowledge to deal with my situation.That would not change in the...
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    Winter is nothing like summer in terms of the...

    Winter is nothing like summer in terms of the level of risk. I broke my ankle in CO during the summer. Took me almost 20 hours to get out, nobody knew where I was. If it had been winter, I'm really...
  15. This is another example of how Social Media is...

    This is another example of how Social Media is killing the mountains. I was out there before the internet was invented. Its my opinion that the mountains were a much better place back then. I'm...
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    I had it done. I was walking when I got home and...

    I had it done. I was walking when I got home and my recovering was pretty easy. No pain meds needed even the day of. I started walking right away, half mile for week, then a mile for a week or two,...
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    When I can, I will snap a picture of it. I...

    When I can, I will snap a picture of it. I confess to having a hard time sometimes loading photos on this site. pm your phone number if you want and I will send you a few good pictures directly. I'll...
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    I used Gregory packs for 30+ years and loved...

    I used Gregory packs for 30+ years and loved them. Very durable and high functionality. About 6 years ago, I bought the Dueter trail Pro 24. Best pack I ever owned, tough as nails and comfortable,...
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    I would like Tecumseh dropped for selfish...

    I would like Tecumseh dropped for selfish reasons. It's one of my regular hikes and its quite busy, due to its proximity to the population of the south. Guyot never seemed like a peak to me, just a...
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    If you find yourself in Lincoln, go see Steve...

    If you find yourself in Lincoln, go see Steve Smith at the Mountain Wanderer.
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    I'm two out of five, lol.:eek:

    I'm two out of five, lol.:eek:
  22. Backcountry skiers ski in dangerous terrain, it...

    Backcountry skiers ski in dangerous terrain, it happens to also be good skiing terrain. Hence, knowledge of conditions and avalanche danger is paramount to safety. When I lived out west, you heard of...
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    A few years ago, I sold all my old ice climbing...

    A few years ago, I sold all my old ice climbing screws at IME in North Conway. They were quite outdated and they came with a ratchet to screw them in. Might have worked well for what your looking...
  24. Without probes and shovels, it would be a tall...

    Without probes and shovels, it would be a tall task.
  25. This is sad to hear, at least they found him and...

    This is sad to hear, at least they found him and the family will have closure. Having been in an avalanche myself, it is quite scary.
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