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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
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    An update:

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

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

    Thanks Peakbagger. Yeah, I meant from the West.
  5. 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
  8. 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...
  11. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. 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...
  15. 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?
  16. Thread: Retirement

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    Thanks Richard

    Thanks Richard
  17. Thread: Retirement

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    I went from driving 30K miles per year (25K...

    I went from driving 30K miles per year (25K commute) to 6K miles per year. If it wasn't for trips to go hiking, that number would be more like 3K!

    www.rugged-rob.smugmug.com
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    I drove by the Sawyer River Road yesterday and it...

    I drove by the Sawyer River Road yesterday and it is still closed. I met some hikers that said the tower has been repaired and is open.

    www.rugged-rob.smugmug.com
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    I stayed in Stanley and hiked up to Sawtooth...

    I stayed in Stanley and hiked up to Sawtooth Lake. Fantastic area, and not crowded. I once read a description of the Sawtooth Mountains as "the Tetons without the crowds" My main reference was a...
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    We did the Davis Path from Washington to 302 a...

    We did the Davis Path from Washington to 302 a number of years ago. It was very long and very dry. There is a lot of up and down, even when headed towards 302. I can't imagine doing it as a RT...
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    Wow! That was quick. Thanks for that...

    Wow! That was quick. Thanks for that encyclopedic information JoshandBaron:)
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    Mt Hedgehog (Albany) question

    Does anybody know when the two trails on Mt Hedgehog, the one leading to the East Ledges and the one leading to the main summit, were connected (or reconnected) to allow a loop? My 1969 guidebook...
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    Thanks Dave.

    Thanks Dave.
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    Moosilauke Trailhead Info

    Does anybody have any up-to-date info on the parking situation for the trails originating in the vicinity of The Lodge? I've seen conflicting info from some trail reports. Thanks.
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    Seems it may still be there, just covered in...

    Seems it may still be there, just covered in snow.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/23/mount-everests-hillary-step-is-still-there-say-nepalese-climbers
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