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    Another very satisfied customer here, and I live...

    Another very satisfied customer here, and I live out of state.
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    A tad in the ADKs, and sleet in the Cats as well.

    A tad in the ADKs, and sleet in the Cats as well.
  3. Thread: Boom?

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    Boom?

    "Mystery Boom And Unexplained Shakes Freak Out People In New Hampshire"

    Did anyone experience this? FAA and USGS deny knowledge. Gender reveal? (YES, it might have been!)
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  4. Thread: snowshoes

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    Freshly fallen snow is extremely non-supportive,...

    Freshly fallen snow is extremely non-supportive, whereas compacted snow at the end of the year can easily hold me up w/o snowshoes.
  5. Thread: snowshoes

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    I tried the extenders, but they shift the center...

    I tried the extenders, but they shift the center of mass/gravity so much that they are pitching you forward. A bad idea if going down hill!
  6. Thread: snowshoes

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    FWIW, I just got the last pair of REVOs from the...

    FWIW, I just got the last pair of REVOs from the Albany EMS, and they do not expect any more 'soon'.
  7. I see what you did there! :D

    I see what you did there! :D
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    LOL, sort of! We tried to go in on a logging...

    LOL, sort of!

    We tried to go in on a logging road, but that was not it.

    A little up the Road (East), we saw flagging, but this turned out to not be the trail either.

    Apparently, we missed...
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    2000 Views from the Top!

    While this pales in comparison to he whose license plate reads '6000X4K', I recently reached the 2,000 peaks mark, on Sargent Mountain in Acadia Park in Maine.

    Not all of my peaks have been 4Ks,...
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    Flags on the 48 - 20 years on

    If you're planning to do a 4K this Saturday and don't like crowds, better rethink that plan.

    Flags will be flying from the summits of all 48 4Ks Saturday, from Noon to 2PM. Most of the peaks have...
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    And with Grandma no less! Grandma said SHE...

    And with Grandma no less! Grandma said SHE wanted to give up, but the little girl kept her going! Awesome!

    Related: 3 4 year-olds have done the Catskill 35 (now the 33) and a 4 year old has done...
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    We're using a Coleman Lantern, others might be...

    We're using a Coleman Lantern, others might be using other items. No bonfires!

    SkiGuy, I'll try to post some pics eventually...
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    Lighting of the Fire Towers (NY)

    Many Fire Towers in NY will be lit up on Saturday Night, 9/4/21, from 9:00 to 9:30 PM. (The rain date is the next night).

    The idea is for people to look up and remember the role the towers played...
  14. The trail that is open now is new. More...

    The trail that is open now is new. More specifically, access has not been allowed for over 30 years. A small part of the new trail follows the old access road.
  15. So, you have to drive thru Canada to get there?

    So, you have to drive thru Canada to get there?
  16. Entire family found dead in hiking area from possible toxic algae poisoning

    "A California family found dead on Tuesday near a forest hiking trail may have died from toxic algae blooms, authorities said."
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  17. Pressure treated wood certainly lasts longer, but...

    Pressure treated wood certainly lasts longer, but ...

    there are downsides.
  18. Wooden ladders will deteriorate, and become a...

    Wooden ladders will deteriorate, and become a liability over time. If they are replaced before that, great, otherwise, not so much.
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    Mt. Washington Auto Road Speed Record

    In a car!

    Insane! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP2-UHXJ3pU

    Hard to tell, but it looks like hikers along the side from time to time! :eek:
  20. New Trail opened to Swede Mountain Fire Tower

    Warren County, NYS FFLA, and others worked together to create a new trail to this old fire tower.

    News Article:...
  21. Ok, I do have some lightweight redundant items,...

    Ok, I do have some lightweight redundant items, like lights, maps, etc.
  22. You could take redundancy a long way! I LIKE...

    You could take redundancy a long way! I LIKE things that do double duty (or more), especially my phone. There was a thread on ADKHIGHPEAKS recently about a guy who carried 30 pounds of pack weight. A...
  23. Speaking of Vermont, we used our GPS to follow a...

    Speaking of Vermont, we used our GPS to follow a road that got worse and worse until we came to a bridge with a hand-painted sign that said:

    "Bridge not known to be safe for car traffic" :eek:
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    Someone pointed out this is for the back country....

    Someone pointed out this is for the back country. The State Parks and other areas still have other numbers. And you can still try 911.
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    Things seem to be slowing down in NY, as compared...

    Things seem to be slowing down in NY, as compared to last year, but we've had a LOT of rain as well...
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