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    The REI's in my area are usually packed with...

    The REI's in my area are usually packed with people (Cranston, Hartford) pretty much every time I go. I go less often to the one in Natick but that one is usually insane. Surprised to hear the one in...
  2. Thread: Foliage 2019

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    Was out in the Taconics Sunday AM and foliage is...

    Was out in the Taconics Sunday AM and foliage is still not at peak despite various online maps saying it is. I'd say it's maybe 50% or so. Quite a bit of nice color on the Mass Pike heading out there...
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    I transitioned to rechargeable head lamps too. When I started hiking my GPS had AA's and I got a headlamp with AA's and got rechargeable batteries so all my gear used same batteries. As my...
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    Hah! That's awesome. :)

    Hah! That's awesome. :)
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    Poll: I had a FitBit a few years back and used to...

    I had a FitBit a few years back and used to monitor this for awhile. I did find it useful for gauging my overall conditioning over a period of time by checking rate for comparable climbs, weeks...
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    Why do I get the feeling that if I posted some...

    Why do I get the feeling that if I posted some random longitude and latitude here you would have detailed photos of that area? :p Seriously, you must have the most comprehensive collection of...
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    OK. By "Nelson Crag" you mean the trail, not the...

    OK. By "Nelson Crag" you mean the trail, not the actual crag which is well down the mountain away from the tracks. Do you mean Ball Crag just before the Auto Road? No doubt I've walked right by it...
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    Lizzie Bourne Monument On Washington

    I was listening to a podcast last week about the Mount Washington hotel, its haunted reputation and various other historical stories about the creation of the hotel. Among several stories they...
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    That birch glade to the North is...

    That birch glade to the North is awesome/horrible. I did it during foliage season so leaves were turning yellow on trees, the hobble bush was red and the white of the birch bark made for stunning...
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    It is a phenomenal peak. Wanted to do an...

    It is a phenomenal peak. Wanted to do an overnight up there for awhile now, especially during peak foliage. The slide is a fun hike but it is quite "lively" and I don't want to use it to go up/down...
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    Cool. There is definitely a band of thick trees...

    Cool. There is definitely a band of thick trees that looks to be about 1/4 mile or so but with the open areas above and below this spot it seems like a pretty viable route. Thanks for the info.
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    Thanks. He didn't discuss his descent much so I...

    Thanks. He didn't discuss his descent much so I guess it wasn't too eventful (which I assume means not too bad).
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    Whitewall Mountain From The East

    Has anyone here ever bushwhacked Whitewall Mountain in NH from the East/Southeast? I've only done once and went up the slide and out to the North. From what I've read in other reports this seems to...
  14. It really sucks that the bears ultimately pay the...

    It really sucks that the bears ultimately pay the price for the stupidity of humans. I'd rather see them ban hiking in the area, increase enforcement of regulations, etc in the area versus killing...
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    Thanks for this recommendation on this. I wound...

    Thanks for this recommendation on this. I wound up getting the long version of the mummy style comfort plus (78" long by 25" wide at shoulders) on sale. It is very comfortable and I like the...
  16. Thread: Foliage 2019

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    I was out in the Eastern side of the Caribou...

    I was out in the Eastern side of the Caribou Speckled Mountain Wilderness this weekend and I'd say it was maybe 10%-15%. Driving up the Maine Turnpike and Rte 26 it seemed like more, especially...
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    Really looking forward to this one. I got my map...

    Really looking forward to this one. I got my map from Mountain Wanderer in yesterday and it is excellent so I can starts some real preparation now.
  18. Thread: Foliage 2019

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    Yes, unlike the foliage, I am always happy when...

    Yes, unlike the foliage, I am always happy when the tourist season has ended. :)
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    OK. Thanks. One of the sites I was on indicated...

    OK. Thanks. One of the sites I was on indicated things were way farther along than what I had seen and when I saw that person's comments about the Northern Presi's coming along I was a bit surprised....
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    Foliage 2019

    Haven't seen any official threads on foliage yet but someone in another thread mentioned color was coming along ahead of schedule in Northern Presidentials and Adirondack Loj Facebook page showed...
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    The Bigelows are on the list too. I'm not really...

    The Bigelows are on the list too. I'm not really in it for peakbagging but for the awesome ridge walks. Thanks for the note about the road closure during the week. I was not aware of that.
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    Yes I went ahead and ordered this map based on...

    Yes I went ahead and ordered this map based on someone else's recommendation. Can't wait to receive it and check the area out in more detail.
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    OK. Thanks.

    OK. Thanks.
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    Is that the same thing as the Caribou Pond...

    Is that the same thing as the Caribou Pond Snowmobile Trail? I don't see a road by that name but there is a lengthy snowmobile track by that name on MapBuilder layer.
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    Thanks all for the excellent information.

    Thanks all for the excellent information.
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