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    The biggest thing is to carry a large enough...

    The biggest thing is to carry a large enough (gallon or maybe bigger) ziploc bag to put the camera body and any lenses that have been out in the cold and put them sealed in that bag before you bring...
  2. Thanks all for the info! I appreciate it!

    Thanks all for the info! I appreciate it!
  3. Snowpack this year along the AT in Connecticut?

    What kind of snowpack there is right now in Connecticut along the AT? I was thinking of hitting that area for a section hike early this season, and although snow is fine, don't want to hit it with...
  4. Thank you so much. Good to know about Kinsman...

    Thank you so much. Good to know about Kinsman Ridge! That is what I thought about the Dilly Trail-- I wonder why the USFS thought differently?
  5. Has the Kinsman Ridge section of the AT north of Kinsman Notch (RT 112) reopened?

    Earlier this year, the 3 or so miles north of the AT north of Kinsman Notch was closed due to last fall's fire, and the AT was being rerouted to use the Gordon Pond trail. I called the US Forest...
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    The school is Wyoming Catholic College, a small...

    The school is Wyoming Catholic College, a small school near the Wind River Range.
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    A different approach: ALL students do a 3 week long backpack in grizzly country

    A Wyoming college apparently has different risk calculations as it requires as orientation a 3 week backcountry orientation that includes 100 miles of hiking, 13k summit, and fly fishing. Yes, all...
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    Thank you for posting this. My condolences to...

    Thank you for posting this. My condolences to his family. Al literally lived down the street from me and I would often see him pass by on his long daily walks. I had the pleasure of hiking with...
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    Alpine Garden Area update: Next weekend will...

    Alpine Garden Area update:

    Next weekend will probably be the best.

    I checked out many of the alpine flower areas (but did not make it to the Alpine Garden itself) on Saturday. Things seemed...
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    Brian- I am very sorry to hear about the...

    Brian- I am very sorry to hear about the situation with the mastiff and your loved one. I can imagine how damaging physically and mentally that can be for all involved.

    A few more general...
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    Brian, I was bit pretty significantly by a dog...

    Brian,

    I was bit pretty significantly by a dog in the summer of 2014. Rounded the bend to a viewpoint on a local trail here in Concord NH and had two Australian Cattle dogs (off leash)...
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    Temps is the 30s with rain (esp with wind, but...

    Temps is the 30s with rain (esp with wind, but even without) is absolutely worse than dry and 0 degrees for developing hypothermia. The former were the conditions he was caught out in. Sadly many...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krazo View Post ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Krazo View Post

    Drank water from the spring Friday on a Pemi Loop and still standing!



    When I was still a relatively new backpacker I drank untreated water at...
  14. Wow, this sounds like an awesome hike! Thanks...

    Wow, this sounds like an awesome hike! Thanks for posting this because I had no idea it existed and its not super far away. I had always thought that if the cutler coast loop was a longer hike I'd...
  15. I went up it a few years ago and looped over...

    I went up it a few years ago and looped over Franconia Ridge. It had wet spots even though it was dry summer conditions and definitely has many places where you have to carefully use...
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    Summitseeker-- I had the exact same experience...

    Summitseeker--

    I had the exact same experience as yours not too long ago.

    Starting in March 2014, I began to have the sensation of what I thought were "tight" and then "sprained" hamstrings. ...
  17. Great lighting and conditions on Mt. Lafayette Sat 1 30 2016

    You can find many more photos and full trip report here

    Last Saturday, I was able to take a trip up Mt. Lafayette. I was actually not even sure the extent to which I could hike that day given...
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    Alex, Thanks for posting this report. I agree...

    Alex,

    Thanks for posting this report. I agree the lighting and conditions up there had a very unique surreal feel. I headed up Lafayette that day, starting much later than you I presume, and the...
  19. Sierra-- I thought of that as a solution...

    Sierra-- I thought of that as a solution (volunteers signing waivers), but is this liability insurance to protect volunteer organizations from being sued by users of the trail who get hurt? If so...
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    jniehof-- The Belknaps are my "backyard range"...

    jniehof-- The Belknaps are my "backyard range" and usually hike in there several times a month year round. Here a great map of the Belknap Range

    Mt. Major in winter is very popular and usually...
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    Wardsgirl-- I had the same thoughts and concerns...

    Wardsgirl-- I had the same thoughts and concerns you did. I got to the Greeley Pond Trailhead at 8 am on Saturday when there was still regular legitimate parking. Within the span of the 15 minutes...
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    What happened with this issue? Is the Summit...

    What happened with this issue? Is the Summit Trail as it was, or has development occurred? Anyone know?
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    Yes, the length of this spur might be more...

    Yes, the length of this spur might be more accurately described as about .1 or a little less, my memory was faulty. But it would be accurate to say you have to keep going down it a little ways, the...
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    Thanks for posting the redlining patch and...

    Thanks for posting the redlining patch and resources, as well as to the BRATTS for all their recent trail improvements. I hiked a lot of the interior/ off the radar trails before the improvements...
  25. Thanks for sharing this story Brian. I got a...

    Thanks for sharing this story Brian. I got a kick out of it. And to think I am doing anything to keep weight off my back while hiking. I won't even bring toothbrushing stuff if its just a one...
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