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    I'm light as a feather my friend. Just like...

    I'm light as a feather my friend. Just like playing around with words. Guess I need to put one of those smiley faces at the end to let you know. :cool:
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    HikeSafe is a mantra. SpeedSafe is an oxymoron.

    HikeSafe is a mantra. SpeedSafe is an oxymoron.
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    Just to be a jerk, I have to say that if even if...

    Just to be a jerk, I have to say that if even if you are deemed "wreckless" you should not be billed since you did not cause a wreck. However, if you are deemed "reckless" that is another matter! :D...
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    This story and the associated discussion has...

    This story and the associated discussion has prompted me to revise the rather informal system I have with a friend who serves as my home-based monitor for lack of a better term. For years, if I'm...
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    Thanks for doing this. I love VFTT.

    Thanks for doing this. I love VFTT.
  6. The Warrumbungle Mountains in New South Wales...

    The Warrumbungle Mountains in New South Wales Australia circa 1975. Although I don't remember the observatory, I do recall camping at the National Park. When we extinguished the campfire, it was what...
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    "I used to be all about the destination (taking...

    "I used to be all about the destination (taking the shortest route and making 'good time'), but have transitioned to caring more and more about the journey (taking less popular routes with more time...
  8. Thread: Old school VFTT

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    Wow, this is great seeing all these names I...

    Wow, this is great seeing all these names I remember from when I first discovered VFTT all turning up on this thread alive and well and posting photos. Keep them coming. Even though I only know these...
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    To blame Congress is to grossly over-simplify...

    To blame Congress is to grossly over-simplify what has really been happening in the legislative branch over the last decade at least. However, venturing into a coherent counter argument will surely...
  10. the White Mountains will always be there for us. ...

    the White Mountains will always be there for us.

    Tell that to the Old Man! He gone.
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    Congratulations. Since we are doing quotes,...

    Congratulations. Since we are doing quotes, here's a variation on the one about planting a tree. "When is the best time to quit smoking? 20 years ago. When is the next best time? Today!"
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    I've got a really bad big toe as well on my left...

    I've got a really bad big toe as well on my left foot. It looks kind of like a bunion but it's actually the result of me dropping a very heavy trailer hitch on it working construction back in 1973. I...
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    Interesting thread hikerbrian. To answer your...

    Interesting thread hikerbrian. To answer your initial question, the internet neither enhances nor diminishes my enjoyment of hiking or the mountains though it certainly makes it easier and faster to...
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    That's a beauty right there Scubahhh! Nice one...

    That's a beauty right there Scubahhh! Nice one mate.
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    Prseby should waive the cost as a Good Samaritan....

    Prseby should waive the cost as a Good Samaritan. This kind of positive publicity is priceless for The Cog. Ideally, it's the type of cooperation one would hope for and expect in an emergency.
    Well...
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    Poll: Your plan makes sense and preserves the core of...

    Your plan makes sense and preserves the core of VFTT with the most well used forums. Thanks for trying to keep this thing going.
  17. Thread: Smarts Mt

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    Thanks to all who responded. I'm looking forward...

    Thanks to all who responded. I'm looking forward to the view from the fire tower and filling in another 3K NH peak.
    And its good to see that VFTT is still alive and well after all. Not nailed to...
  18. Thread: Smarts Mt

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    Smarts Mt

    What's your preference on climbing/descending Smarts Mt? It would be a summer hike. Looks to me like ascending via Lambert Ridge and descending via the Ranger Trail is the way to go but usually VFTT...
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    What a neat bird! Excellent call Krzys. I don't...

    What a neat bird! Excellent call Krzys. I don't think I've ever seen any Crossbill. You can certainly see how they got their name.
    https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/white-winged-crossbill
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    This is on Welch Mountain. I like this look a lot...

    This is on Welch Mountain. I like this look a lot better than string. I haven't studied the issue at all, but my first reaction is a thumbs down on the string.


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    It was nearly 40 years ago so you better take...

    It was nearly 40 years ago so you better take this with a grain of salt but we took the ferry over and drove back (to Mass) and the drive was pretty easy and scenic as I remember it. The tides in the...
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    Well said skiguy.

    Well said skiguy.
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    I live on the western edge of the Eastern Time...

    I live on the western edge of the Eastern Time Zone. The earliest sunset of the year (a couple of days ago) was 5:29 pm on the day that peakbagger listed Berlin NH at 4:05 pm and Boston at 4:11 pm....
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    How exactly did that work? The 88 would be pretty...

    How exactly did that work? The 88 would be pretty cool but the un-named 37 is even more intriguing.
  25. Thread: Tourism pledges

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    Speaking of the New Hampshire motto, I found this...

    Speaking of the New Hampshire motto, I found this plate in Concord worthy of a photo.6305
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