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    I talked to a ranger about this on the Crawford...

    I talked to a ranger about this on the Crawford Path a few weeks ago - the trail was open up until Irene - the damage is unreal - mentioned a spot on the trail where the erosion caused a 100' drop...
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    Traverse - it is really an easy walk after you get off Bondcliff...you will have 48 peaks to discuss -which is only 5.33 per mile. You basically have a choice of doing a 20 mile hike with no...
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    Four Soldiers Path

    Hiking eastbound away from the Pond of Safety this trail becomes impassable about a mile in. Large area from past ice storms is totally overgrown with thick, thorn covered brush. After two blazed...
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    Awesome report Wu - trail running rocks!!! quite...

    Awesome report Wu - trail running rocks!!!
    quite an effort based on your training!
  5. Thread: the Moats

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    Awesome pics as usual - I am pretty sure Ansel...

    Awesome pics as usual - I am pretty sure Ansel Adams took more bad pictures than you ever have! Incredible stuff Patrick
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    Patrick - these shots are amazing as usual - nice...

    Patrick - these shots are amazing as usual - nice work!
  7. Hey everyone - sorry we will not be able to make...

    Hey everyone - sorry we will not be able to make it this year - have a blast and eat a platter of great food for me! :D
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    I agree that is the way to do it - I think going...

    I agree that is the way to do it - I think going up clockwise would be a pain and would leave a very tough descent for later in the day.
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    My camp is near the North Twin Trail and I hike...

    My camp is near the North Twin Trail and I hike up to the crossings a lot for a quick hike...they have been very manageable this year - and as stated - no need to tangle with the first two at all....
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    hey

    Hi -
    I have done this - did the Twins first - and I would prefer it that way - to me, you get an easier walk out, and you get the hut earlier in the day for water refills. If you are super strong...
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    Jazzbo - thanks!

    Jazzbo - thanks!
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    awesome trip and report and pics! Traveler is a...

    awesome trip and report and pics!
    Traveler is a tough one - but very worth it!
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    Nice pics Marty - a great time for sure. Audrey...

    Nice pics Marty - a great time for sure.
    Audrey - the rain cover made it look that big...it was only around 35 pounds...not too bad. I have it trimmed way back - probably by 15 pounds over my first...
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    Baxter State Park - Northwest Basin

    LINK TO TRIP REPORT
    Hi all - I am trying to consolidate all of my writings into one place - so this time my TR is on my blog - report is long, but not as long as usual and has pics embedded - at the...
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    congrats Chomp - that is the one long trail I...

    congrats Chomp - that is the one long trail I hope to do...some day...
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    LarryD and I hiked along there a couple of weeks...

    LarryD and I hiked along there a couple of weeks ago and looked up the slide and said no freakin' way! Very cool shots...I have thought of trying to get in their by taking a heading off the...
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    the fs treats the old shelter sites the same as...

    the fs treats the old shelter sites the same as current ones - (to my recollection) - in other words you cannot legally camp within 1/4 of mile of the site
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    great report and pics - very cool spot Marty!...

    great report and pics - very cool spot Marty!
    Keep the knee together!!
  19. Poll: Hardly... FWIW - my 7 year old is working on...

    Hardly...

    FWIW - my 7 year old is working on the 4ks and does not like boots - he loves regular sneakers and does not care if he is on rock, roots or in a stream...dad needs boots
  20. There is a lot of truth in that statement

    There is a lot of truth in that statement
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    Great Gulf Campsites

    any info on campsites appreciated - have not been out there (beyond Madison Gulf) in over a decade - I recall some sights as you approach the Six Husbands/Wamsutta area - are there many beyond that...
  22. Thread: AT in Baxter

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    that would stink - although all of my trips there...

    that would stink - although all of my trips there have had a pretty exact backpacking itinerary - you get used to their ways because the place is so spectacular
  23. Sorry to hear about this... I hike group/solo...

    Sorry to hear about this...
    I hike group/solo about 50/50
    Our friend and VFTTer Ray died on a hike two years ago - he had felt tired and wanted others to go ahead - they refused and stayed with Ray...
  24. That is something I will never be able to answer

    That is something I will never be able to answer
  25. Poll: I answered full hiking - but I do wear low hikers...

    I answered full hiking - but I do wear low hikers on less intense hikes over easier terrain - always full boots when going up on the boulders or when backpacking
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