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  1. And that makes me wonder even more. A seasoned...

    And that makes me wonder even more. A seasoned and experienced hiker only 30 minutes into the day got into such bad trouble he had to be rescued? I got the impression he was rescued where they split...
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    Yes I think I've been in there 4 or 5 times now,...

    Yes I think I've been in there 4 or 5 times now, this being my first overnight and the first time on an epic 29 mile day hike loop starting at Signal Ridge parking area. It definitely has a nice,...
  3. I've always followed a similar "model" with my...

    I've always followed a similar "model" with my thought process. I try to decide what the PROBABILITY of an event happening is and what the CONSEQUENCES of that event happening mean for me and plan...
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    I remember that. I definitely noticed the black...

    I remember that. I definitely noticed the black flies on the "dam" of the pond but they weren't bothering me too much. I had applied a few spritzes of Benz100 on the other side of lake when I stopped...
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    In terms of what - how easy various river...

    In terms of what - how easy various river crossings on trails are, i.e. the crossings on Owl's Head? If that is what you mean I would say 500 cfs or lower is a good benchmark for safe and relatively...
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    I'd love to get some trail recommendations for...

    I'd love to get some trail recommendations for that area for hiking (I'm not a climber). I had randomly come across that earlier in the year researching alternative hiking trips to off the beaten...
  7. The follow up link story has plenty of details to...

    The follow up link story has plenty of details to pass judgement on the scenario in my opinion. The 80 year old guy was pretty candid with the details and his thoughts. I feel like the 80 year old...
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    I did Nancy Pond Trail to Carrigain Notch as an...

    I did Nancy Pond Trail to Carrigain Notch as an overnight that weekend. I didn't think the black flies or mosquitoes were bad at all. Wore shorts and t-shirt all day SAT and didn't put any repellent...
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    I assume there is a limit to this method and the...

    I assume there is a limit to this method and the circumstances. I wouldn't want to get in an argument with a guy that could piggy back my 6'3" 230 lb frame out of the Whites. I suppose someone could...
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    I've been lucky this year. Most of my hikes had...

    I've been lucky this year. Most of my hikes had enough breeze and cool mornings that bugs were a non issue. I'm seeing mostly mosquitos this year. Few black flies, even in the Catskills. I did an...
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    I hadn't even checked weather yet. I usually keep...

    I hadn't even checked weather yet. I usually keep 2-3 hikes "on the burner" each week and go with the one that catches my enthusiasm as the weekend approaches.
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    Last weekend in Maine I didn't see any black...

    Last weekend in Maine I didn't see any black flies in campground or on the trail (although it was breezy in upper elevations hiking). Mostly mosquitoes. They were a factor but no where near as bad as...
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    OK. So I guess well under 100 cfs is a rough...

    OK. So I guess well under 100 cfs is a rough guide based on experiences here. Was thinking of going up this weekend but maybe later in the season is a better idea. I've read the Highwater Trail is a...
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    Wild River Wilderness Water Levels

    Planning to finally do some hiking in the Wild River Wilderness in the near future. With all the bridges gone and potential fords of various rivers I'm trying to get a handle on monitoring water...
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    Yes it is nearly 4 1/2 hours under ideal traffic...

    Yes it is nearly 4 1/2 hours under ideal traffic conditions for me so an overnight or camping trip to the area is more sensible. This area and the Wild River Wilderness have been on my radar for...
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    Have not. It was "on the radar" a Summer or tow...

    Have not. It was "on the radar" a Summer or tow ago but I never wound up going. Think I will try again this year now that I have seen the area. Been trying to do a lot of new stuff this year.
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    Thanks. Wound up doing the Baldpates instead SAT...

    Thanks. Wound up doing the Baldpates instead SAT AM. Was up until 3AM FRI, late start SAT, etc so the 27 min ride to Grafton Notch had much more appeal than the 2h 6 min ride to Bigelow given my...
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    Are Cranberry Pond and The Horns Pond usable...

    Are Cranberry Pond and The Horns Pond usable water sources? Doesn't look like trail quite goes to the shore line on satellite imagery. Not sure if that is just inaccuracy of Caltopo imagery or if...
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    Excellent. Thanks. I figured it had to be a lot...

    Excellent. Thanks. I figured it had to be a lot on satellite but I don't think I've ever seen a satellite of a parking area with no cars in it so I wondered if it was private.
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    Trail reports from 5/26 still mention lots of...

    Trail reports from 5/26 still mention lots of snow in the trees. Could have changed in past week though I guess.
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    A loop was not what I intended. Was going to go...

    A loop was not what I intended. Was going to go up AT from Rte 27 just South of town, climb to I think Cranberry Pond and then across to Avery, back and down with the side trip to the Horn. I don't...
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    There was a trail report recently about this...

    There was a trail report recently about this route still having a lot of snow and being tricky so that was why I was avoiding. That same report also made the Stratton Pond Brook Rd sound like it was...
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    Last Minute Trip To Bigelow, ME

    My friend's son is graduating from high school in Bethel, ME this week and he has a cabin at a campground near there until SAT AM. I'm going to head up there FRI morning to hang out with them and...
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    Absolutely. Lending oxygen, ropes, setting the...

    Absolutely. Lending oxygen, ropes, setting the ropes, first aid, weather forecasting, etc. And then they go pull their butts off the mountain when they get in trouble too. I've watched a ton of...
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    The numbers are far worse, in percentage terms,...

    The numbers are far worse, in percentage terms, on other peaks like K2 and Annapurna. At one point 1 in 3 people who climbed Annapurna did not come back.
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