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  1. Well, thanks ChrisB. In 50 years of hiking...

    Well, thanks ChrisB. In 50 years of hiking across the country, I had no idea that people could have an accident in the wild, certainly not in the White Mts. I always thought that all those...
  2. Oh please! Like this article is going to tell me...

    Oh please! Like this article is going to tell me something I haven't already read or seen from so many news outlets. I am going to be driving from an area with maybe a couple of infected persons (...
  3. So, I'm not supposed to go hiking because I might...

    So, I'm not supposed to go hiking because I might become injured and then be sent to a hospital which is overloaded? This has got to be the most ridiculous thing I have ever read on this website,...
  4. Agreed! My social distance on these trips is...

    Agreed! My social distance on these trips is measured in car lengths.
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    Why not a 14er? In Leadville you are right down...

    Why not a 14er? In Leadville you are right down the road from 3 trailheads: Elbert, Massive, LaPlata. All reasonable peaks that are basically just walk ups.
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    Arches is cool. We visited Arches and...

    Arches is cool. We visited Arches and Canyonlands (as well as Dead Horse State Park) on the same trip. What really amazed me about the two parks is that they appear (at least to me) to be polar...
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    RMNP is a zoo that time of year. Parking at a...

    RMNP is a zoo that time of year. Parking at a trailhead is almost impossible and you wind up having to park in a central lot, then take a shuttle bus to the trailheads along the road to Bear Lake. ...
  8. The maps have been "adopted" :)

    The maps have been "adopted" :)
  9. Adirondack USGS Topo and Catskill Trail Maps free to a good home

    You just pay the postage, media mail, which is cheap but slow. If interested, send private message
    I no longer have use for them, and hate to just throw them away.
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    Why is the road not gated, like Bear Notch,...

    Why is the road not gated, like Bear Notch, Sawyer River, etc
  11. An update: ...

    An update:

    https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/26a7ac2
  12. NYDEC advisory on ADK trail condiions this weekend

    https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/269a176
  13. Thanks Peakbagger. Yeah, I meant from the West.

    Thanks Peakbagger. Yeah, I meant from the West.
  14. I've only climbed Cabot once, back in the early...

    I've only climbed Cabot once, back in the early 80s. I did it from the East and White's Farm (Arthur White Road). When did this access cease to exist?
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    Well, the Eiger (north face) record is an...

    Well, the Eiger (north face) record is an astounding 2 hours and 22 minutes, so....I guess nothing surprises me anymore
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    I think that there were actually 2 unbridged...

    I think that there were actually 2 unbridged crossings in 72
  17. Any theories on why bears are becoming a problem?...

    Any theories on why bears are becoming a problem? We backpacked extensively during the 60s in the Pemi and never once saw a bear. Never hung a bear bag. Hell, we even cooked and ate in our tents...
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    They were all great places to stay. My favorite...

    They were all great places to stay. My favorite was the Carrigain Tower. Back then you could drink the water from the well unfiltered. Of course, at that time, the parking lot for the Wilderness...
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    Yes, I believe that you are correct. That...

    Yes, I believe that you are correct. That appears to be the plan, and it has been going on for decades. A few of the shelters that I stayed at in the late 60s that are no longer around: Liberty...
  20. Thread: Pack Goats

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    I once encountered pack goats while hiking in the...

    I once encountered pack goats while hiking in the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho. The couple with them said they were great and required very little in the way of maintenance.6268
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    I had climbed all but 8 of the 4Ks in NH by 1969,...

    I had climbed all but 8 of the 4Ks in NH by 1969, but then went away to school and military and didn't return to hike the Whites until 1981. My wife bought me a new guidebook and I set about to...
  22. Thanks for the info on the Wachipauka Shelter. I...

    Thanks for the info on the Wachipauka Shelter. I found the info in my 69 guidebook. I had never heard of it, mainly because I have never hiked that area.
  23. When was the Zeacliff Pond shelter removed? My...

    When was the Zeacliff Pond shelter removed? My 1969 maps do not show it

    The Nauman site had 2 shelters (stayed there in 67), I always look for the old site when I pass that way. Never been able...
  24. There was a shelter at Zeacliff Pond?? And by...

    There was a shelter at Zeacliff Pond??
    And by Webster Slide do you mean the old Nauman Shelters below Mt Jackson?
  25. Thread: Retirement

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    Thanks Richard

    Thanks Richard
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