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    I recently read about this. So over-the-top. It...

    I recently read about this. So over-the-top. It is particularly amazing that he was able to have good enough weather for all 14 - which allowed them to be summited during the short window in which he...
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    I hear you on that one! I can barely pronounce...

    I hear you on that one! I can barely pronounce basic english words let alone those 15 syllable Indian names! I don't have a clue on those!
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    Mullen Mountain - Baxter State Park

    The Ranger at the Baxter gate was so incredibly impolite and bitter.
    I didn't even say anything, she just comes up to the car and is like: "Well I guess I'll deal with you next..."
    How about...
  4. Thread: The Bigelows

    by SpencerVT
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    Great photos, I love the Bigelows. Among the very...

    Great photos, I love the Bigelows. Among the very best in the Northeast in my opinion.
  5. Presidentials are about 7-10 days away from peaking (fall leaves)

    On the way back from hiking in Maine yesterday I drove on Route 2 past the north part of the Presidentials. The northern flank is already showing significant colors. I would say it is possible in...
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    Not only has Oncomon completed the 770, but he’s...

    Not only has Oncomon completed the 770, but he’s done many other major lists as well - Vermont 2k’s, etc....
    Such an accomplished bushwhacker. Way to go! Nice work Oncomon, so awesome!!

    Jean and...
  7. Barren Mountain - Baxter State Park, Maine

    My Wife and I climbed Barren on Sunday which lived up to the hype as being the hardest mountain in Maine. It was like getting a root canal done without anesthesia. It felt like a gyro-cyclone car...
  8. OH.MY.GOD. Absolutely awesome Oncomon! I love...

    OH.MY.GOD.
    Absolutely awesome Oncomon!
    I love nature and the woods as you do, you are a huge inspiration.
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    I have climbed the 46'ers and my wife says I act...

    I have climbed the 46'ers and my wife says I act like a 4 year old - does that count?
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    Everyone I have recommended the movie to who has...

    Everyone I have recommended the movie to who has watched it has really enjoyed it and been glad they watched the film. Such a fascinating character. I love when he says in the documentary:...
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    Gotcha - that make sense now, if you start at the...

    Gotcha - that make sense now, if you start at the end of the first month and finish in the first 3 days of the last month, then you could get it down to around 309 days from the calendar start to...
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    Pretty cool peak climbing documentary

    Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey.**https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6861980/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1a
    This documentary is great. Fred Beckey accomplished so many first ascents. Such an inspirational...
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    Thanks for posting this. Interesting read. He...

    Thanks for posting this. Interesting read. He documented his grid journey very well which was cool to check out.
    In terms of a calendar year, isn't the least possible amount of days one could...
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    In honor of the heat wave:

    I climbed BOIL mountain -
    along with Onion and Cow Ridge up in Maine. These three peaks could make quite a stew.
    I want to extend thanks to 3000'+ elevations in Maine for actually not being...
  15. I'm pretty sure Dorset mountain in Vermont had...

    I'm pretty sure Dorset mountain in Vermont had its summit moved. I believe it was always the west bump on Dorset (Not West Dorset Mountain, but the west bump within the main Dorset mountain) that was...
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    John Oliver - Mount Everest discussion

    John Oliver did this very funny and very accurate segment on Mount Everest climbing recently.
    Everest seems to have become an example showing the stupidity of humanity.
    There is literally tons of...
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    May 14th snow in southern Vermont

    Looks pretty awesome in the higher elevations of Southern Vermont this morning! Not bad for May 14th!!
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47797639012_5f2a37a4d1_z.jpg

    Anyone else get any...
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    Longest snow cover?

    Given the massive snow accumulation this winter and cool temperatures this Spring, it would seem like we are gearing up for a year of extraordinarily long snow cover at the higher elevations. I was...
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    I saw 10 moose in a single 30 mile stretch...

    I saw 10 moose in a single 30 mile stretch between Errol and Rangeley last Fall. One was a giant behemoth legendary oversize moose that took up the entire lane and looked like an industrial crane...
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    Nice work Pierre!! No unclimbed list can...

    Nice work Pierre!! No unclimbed list can withstand your phenomenonal peakbagging abilities!
  21. Thanks so much you all! I really appreciate it!!

    Thanks so much you all! I really appreciate it!!
  22. Finished the Adirondack 100 Highest Saturday

    Southwest Snowy - Snowy - East Snowy, Saturday April 13th 2019

    With eternal wisdom and great planning, I started out for Southwest Snowy Mtn at the reasonable early-morning time of 1:30 in the...
  23. Thread: VT Questions

    by SpencerVT
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    Vermont is hit-and-miss with the gates. Many...

    Vermont is hit-and-miss with the gates. Many roads that are also snowmobile trails are not gated, but then I think sometimes at the end of snowmobile season they close the gates until Memorial Day to...
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    The last few ski turns just before the avalanche...

    The last few ski turns just before the avalanche in the ski_the_whites photo are so sad and frightening.
    That sucks. RIP.
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    Thanks a lot!

    Thanks a lot!
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