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    I wanted to say all that....

    ...but I was afraid they would call me a weather nerd :D

    Stooopid, that sounds in line with everything I am hearing.

    I ask, when will this year's mud season end? The trails were in better...
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    Incomming Weather FYI

    The National Huricane Center www.nhc.noaa.gov is showing that both Bonnie and Charley may stear up the east coast this weekend after making landfall in Florida. The forcast map for Charley even...
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    Thanks

    Thanks for all the good info.

    We were planning the trip for this weekend but the weather looks like its turning for the worse. Lets hope our two storms down in the Gulf of Mexico decide not to...
  4. Thread: Trap Dike Exit?

    by bgatie
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    Early

    A bit further up it is much easier and doesn't look like the class 4 move that is shown in the picture. Although, the picture is much deceiving, its not as exposed as the picture suggests.
  5. Thread: Trap Dike Exit?

    by bgatie
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    Exit Here

    Here is the waypoint from my last trip: WGS84 Coord. Frame (Lat/Lon/Ht)
    EXIT N44.130661 W073.963522 3687.3

    Here is some associated text from Andrew Lavigne's website:

    The exit of the...
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    See if this Helps:

    Caulkins Brook Route into Sewards: Distance/Elevation/Time

    Approach from Trail Head to Donaldson: ~6.25 mi, 2350 ft elevation gain, ~4hr

    Donaldson to Emmons: ~1mi, 325 ft elevation loss, 275...
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    Geographic Dialect

    As a non-native NEer, I am sitting here taking notes. People give us southern folk trouble for our slang. Some of the pronounciations are brutal for my tounge. I am afraid if I ever ask for...
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    The Dyke Gets My Vote

    Mike,

    From my experience the Dyke would get my vote. In my opinion none of the moves up Huntington measure to Class 4. I believe and some trip reports say as much that the "crux" through the...
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    Thats What I'm Afraid Of

    Sto,

    Yeah, I am thinking that last day is going to be long. Given that the whole trip will be with a full pack I suspect it will be brutal. And if you have ever seen my pack or read my jokes...
  10. Who Needs Spas When...

    You can get your mud bath in the Santa's!

    I hiked up to Bradley Pond Lean to Thursday 7/29, and hiked the Santa. Range and out on Friday 7/30. Never in my hiking life have I seen such mud. Going...
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    Dixes / Dial / Colvin - Suggestions?

    I am planning a 3+ day trip to take on the Dix Range, Dial and Nippletop, and the Colvin Range with the trip starting from Elk Lake (trip plan below). My biggest problem with the plan is coming back...
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    Topozone/ USGS Map

    In my experience the Topozone/USGS product for Mt. Mansfield does not show many of the trails around the mountain. Green Mountian guide book is much more comprehensive. At the same time I...
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    Hike with Dogs not Bears

    Percious,

    I had a similar experience.

    The mutt and I hiked Marcy, Haystack in mid May. I stayed near JBL and at Slant Rock in mid May. Saw no poop, saw no bears. I heard a little rustling...
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    Call Underhill State Park

    Markv,

    My fiance and I are doing Mt. Washington and Mt. Mansfield over the weekend in an effort to finish off our NE State highpoints.

    If going up sunset, laura cowles, or halfway house, your...
  15. Extra Efforts for Hiking with Significant Other

    In preparation for another trip into The Presidentials with my fiance this weekend and after reading the thread on "things we do to get our wives, girlfriends, etc... to allow/put up with our...
  16. Thread: Mt. Marcy

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    Hiked Marcy last weekend (5/15) along Slant Rock...

    Hiked Marcy last weekend (5/15) along Slant Rock Trail from the Garden. First snow on trail was around the ~3700ft level. Up to treeline there are maybe a half dozen patches of trail crossing snow...
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