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    Vasque GTX can not be resoled. I have had several...

    Vasque GTX can not be resoled. I have had several pairs of Vasque and have gotten at least 1200 miles out of most of them. I have had a couple pairs where the sole actually split in the ball of the...
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    I share your passion for Monadnock. It has been...

    I share your passion for Monadnock. It has been at least a weekly thing for me for the last 15 or so years. Here is a pic of the Boston skyline taken last weekend. About the clearest view I have had...
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    AMC has their high cabin at Mt Cardigan or at...

    AMC has their high cabin at Mt Cardigan or at least they use to. Haven't been there in a few years. 6095
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    I'm up there a couple times a week. It is true...

    I'm up there a couple times a week. It is true that White Dot, White Arrow and White Cross will get packed out fairly quickly, but the other trails depend a lot on snow depth. Deeper the snow the...
  5. Nice report and great photos. Thanks for sharing.

    Nice report and great photos. Thanks for sharing.
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    I've covered most of the rest of the east and...

    I've covered most of the rest of the east and south side trails over the past couple days and they are in remarkably good condition. A few have some running and standing water and certainly low spots...
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    Thanks GJ. That was my original assumption but my...

    Thanks GJ. That was my original assumption but my audubon books pics weren't even close. This guy certainly didn't have a yellow rump, which I would have thought would have been a pretty much given,...
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    Bird identification

    Ran across this bird on Monadnock today. About the size of a sparrow. Distinct yellow crown with yellow under each wing and tops of wing sort of a greyish blue with black bars. Only similar bird,...
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    Most of what I have seen this year is pointing to...

    Most of what I have seen this year is pointing to another terrible tick season. I've never been bothered before and have never used any repellent, but before my luck runs out I figure I best start...
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    Steve Smith, Mountain Wanderer, ran across bear...

    Steve Smith, Mountain Wanderer, ran across bear tracks and some other suspicious bear activity signs on his latest bushwhack at Compton Mtn. They are out and about. Winter slumber is obviously over...
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    Thanks guys!! Great site. My morning coffee...

    Thanks guys!! Great site. My morning coffee just wouldn't be the same without it.
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    Are you sure this is the same ice storm. I know...

    Are you sure this is the same ice storm. I know Windblown got hit very hard with the ice storm of 2008. I thought the 98 storm was more north. I remember cycling up through Bear Notch Rd the...
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    Steve Smith of Mountain Wanderer was out there a...

    Steve Smith of Mountain Wanderer was out there a couple weeks ago. Maybe this will help.
    http://mountainwandering.blogspot.com/2017/07/flat-mountain-pond-ramble-72617-i.html
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    How unfortunate. I suspect most of us have gone...

    How unfortunate. I suspect most of us have gone down at least once on wet slippery rocks. It all happens so suddenly and unexpectedly. Give me snow and ice any day over wet lichen and moss covered...
  15. Thread: What the &@$"

    by kerry13
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    I ran into a group of 4, two guys and two ladies...

    I ran into a group of 4, two guys and two ladies kust above Saddle jct on Katahdin. They were of some religious sect. Long black puffy dresses on the women and leather shoes. Men had black woolish...
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    I haven't done the Moats in awhile but the last...

    I haven't done the Moats in awhile but the last time I did them I believe my National Parks Senior Pass was sufficient to park in the Diana's Bath lot. Is this still the case or have they instituted...
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    Well you haven't looked closely enough because...

    Well you haven't looked closely enough because when the bugs are bad I don't hesitate to pull out my wide brim hat and put bug net over the hat. I find the wide brim hat keeps the netting away from...
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    As Dingo said there is a winter lot at Gilson on...

    As Dingo said there is a winter lot at Gilson on the right just before the gate. It does get plowed and can fit about 20 cars if everyone parks responsibly. Hopefully they will get it plowed today,...
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    Yes, the main parking lots are plowed and open...

    Yes, the main parking lots are plowed and open all winter and there is a $5 parking/hiking fee. I'll inquire about the parking at Gilson Pond area while I am there which would save you the parking...
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    Gilson Pond is not staffed until the summer...

    Gilson Pond is not staffed until the summer camping season begins. Parking there, during season, is substantial but I am quite sure the gate is down now on the inbound road. I suspect you can park...
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    I wear a size 12 boot and take a large Hillsound....

    I wear a size 12 boot and take a large Hillsound. Have worn them for years and never had a problem and I hike several times a week during the winter. Looking at the User's Manual that just came...
  22. I thought is was a misprint when I first read the...

    I thought is was a misprint when I first read the headline. Absolutely amazing!!! Congrats!!
  23. Thread: Any snow yet?

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    Although I don't usually place much faith in...

    Although I don't usually place much faith in these long range forecasts if I remember back in May they were predicting hot and dry for the past summer. So I smiled a bit when I read this:...
  24. When I first went to poles I was using the twist...

    When I first went to poles I was using the twist locking type, Komperdell and Leki. No matter how much attention I would pay to them at some point they would collapse or get stuck and pull apart and...
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    Thank you. Had never run across one. From what...

    Thank you. Had never run across one. From what I just read I am glad my curiosity didn't lead me to try to handle it. From all accounts they can inflict quite the painful bite/sting. I knew...
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