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  1. Santanoni, Couchsachraga and Panther - Sept. 10, 2017

    For our second trip of this fall season, we decided on the Santanoni Range. The weather was great and the trail conditions were as expected, muddy. However I am sure they were improved since earlier...
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    Seward Range, September 1-2

    Had a great time hiking Donaldson, Emmons, Seward, and Seymour this weekend.

    I went with my son who is my primary hiking partner and is committed to helping me complete the 46ers quest.

    I've...
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    Keep in mind that Cascade and Porter are VERY...

    Keep in mind that Cascade and Porter are VERY busy, especially on weekends and nice weather days. Just in case your pup gets overwhelmed and distracted by crowds.
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    Trail Boss, I obviously didn't dig into OSM...

    Trail Boss, I obviously didn't dig into OSM enough, I new it had the collaborative aspect, which I like ... thanks for the insight. We can never have enough tools, as long as we don't have to carry...
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    Yeah, pretty basic, it's a collaborative site...

    Yeah, pretty basic, it's a collaborative site though so it's kinda cool. I also like to use CalTopo, much more powerful.

    https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=44.17779,-74.17993&z=15&b=mbt
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    Thanks for the additional info, especially on the...

    Thanks for the additional info, especially on the alternate lean-to's, I like a little solitude as well. It would be great if a lean-to was open as I would like to stay in one, but of course I'll be...
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    So this is what I got from trail Boss on the ADK...

    So this is what I got from trail Boss on the ADK High Peaks forum, in case anyone else is looking for similar advice on this mountain range.

    "Map:...
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    Seward range advice needed

    Hello all, so I am finally back to pursuing my remaining peaks to complete the 46er's, and I am already looking at the calendar for a couple of challenging adventures I have ahead of me, namely all...
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    Agreed the Great Range is a must and also a...

    Agreed the Great Range is a must and also a worthy yearly "fitness test" for sure as TCD mentioned. There are so many options to break it up into parts and so many directions to come from. A personal...
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    Dix Mountain Wilderness - 4 peaks

    Well, we had a successful trip last Thursday, the weather was awesome. It was great to get out again. Thanks again for the advice to ascend rather than descend the Macomb slide. Now that I have been...
  11. Well, we had a successful trip last Thursday, the...

    Well, we had a successful trip last Thursday, the weather was awesome. It was great to get out again, I have the hiking fever back for sure. thanks again for the advice to ascend rather than descend...
  12. Thanks Daniel, I think that's what we'll do. Any...

    Thanks Daniel, I think that's what we'll do. Any rough idea of the round trip in miles if we descend Hough to the maintained trail and then back out to Elk Lake?
  13. Recommended Loop for Macomb, East, South and Hough

    Hello all, it's been way too long since I have hiked in earnest, but now that my son and former hiking partner has completed his education, he's agreed to go with me again. Man that was a long 7...
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    Saddleback and Basin, 9/17/07

    Initially supposed to be an overnight, but that 4 letter word "work" caused me to decide on a day trip or not go at all. I couldn't have hand picked a better day weather wise, if you were in the...
  15. Thanks

    Thanks for the very recent trip report, I'm planning the same hike for next week to add number 22 and 23. I was wondering about the blowdowns but it sounds like the herdpaths are clear and easy to...
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    Rock on Blueberry

    Check out the pick on my site, the rock is huge, I'm surprised you missed it. I did Porter and Blueberry as a through hike and came upon the rock on the way over blueberry and back down to Marcy...
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    Marmot

    In case you need another vote, I've been very happy with my Marmot shell. I actually wore it running yesterday in the pouring rain, underneath I had a synthetic wicking T-shirt only and I was quite...
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    NG Topo

    I also use Topo, used to use Maptech, still have it. Both are really good, Maptech has been great as far as support as well. I bought it quite a while ago and have never been charged for an upgrade....
  19. I watched the news report as well and it does...

    I watched the news report as well and it does have a "grizzly" ending, No pun intended. It was only a matter of time. :(

    He shouldn't have pushed the issue so far because he may have interuppted...
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    Great Loop

    whitelief, I did this a few years ago as part of a 3 day adventure that included Washington.

    As a day trip I would imagine it's do-able but I think it would be tough.

    Great Gulf Trail - Six...
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    Gray Peak herd paths

    TEO, thanks for the info, I'm looking forward to the trip. Hopefully by the end of August bugs won't be an issue.

    Quick question for anyone, I know the common trail to Gray is from the Lake, but...
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    Panther Gorge Camping

    This is more of a new question than a reply, but my search of "panther gorge" returned this thread and I seem to have the audience of those who've experienced it.

    Anyway, I am planning a 3 day...
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    I have used an Olympus Stylus Digital for the...

    I have used an Olympus Stylus Digital for the last few years, It's very small and weatherproof and takes awesome outdoors photos. I don't like the indoor quality and it doesn't do well with moving...
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    First of all, great signature - Caress of Steel...

    First of all, great signature - Caress of Steel is my favorite Rush CD

    Don't know about winter conditions, but I've done the trail and it's fairly flat to the lean-to. Even afterwards it only...
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    Hadley Mountain 3/19/05

    Hello all, been a while since I've been on the site. With the exception of Poke-O-Moonshine a few weeks ago, haven't hiked since Colden last September. I'm Dying to get back in shape and back on the...
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