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    Ah but your data and personal info is worth...

    Ah but your data and personal info is worth something. Nothn's free on the Internet:!)
  2. I remember Chouinard,visiting the Valley and...

    I remember Chouinard,visiting the Valley and climbing with the locals in the 70s. He was a pretty humble guy, part blacksmith hammering out pitons and ice axes and part visionary developing the...
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    Smokey Sky from CA

    NECN weather reports our hazy New England sky is full of CA wildfire smoke between 20- and 30,000 feet. Brought to us by the jet stream.

    Smoke is thick enough to drop today's forecast high temps...
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    I just read about this rescue in Appalachia...

    I just read about this rescue in Appalachia Journal Accidents section. Some interesting facts:

    Victim attempting the one-day, 31-mile Pemi Traverse was 70 years old
    He became adrift in time for...
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    That is a wonderful photo. Now I want to ride up...

    That is a wonderful photo. Now I want to ride up that road!
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    It does! And it looks like after the scramble...

    It does! And it looks like after the scramble off the top of the cliffs is "trail" follows the route of the Cinema Gully ice/snow climb all the way down to the tracks.

    Some badass hikers in those...
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    Thanks. Finally scored a tube at the KTP (EMS...

    Thanks. Finally scored a tube at the KTP (EMS didn't have any in-store as usual) and slathered them seams. Next step, go camping!
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    Does GearAid's "Seam Grip WP" Work?

    Anyone ever used Seam Grip WP to seal tent floor or other seams? Does it provide a good fix?

    My Bean dome is shedding seam tape and I need to seal those floor seams up.

    Any advice appreciated.
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    There is a story/obit about Gene is the latest...

    There is a story/obit about Gene is the latest Appalachia by Steve Smith. It mentions the CO jail time and also the fact the he was the first 770 finisher.

    He researched all those peaks while in...
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    Very hiker friendly. They have a large lawn with...

    Very hiker friendly. They have a large lawn with comfy Adirondack chairs and several corn hole corrals. Dogs are welcome.

    I donít think there are enough hipsters in Bethlehem, even in summer, to...
  11. We hiked Sugarloaf Middle and North last...

    We hiked Sugarloaf Middle and North last Wednesday in on/off drizzle and showers. Wednesday night we had a steady rain at the campground for several hours.

    On Thursday we hiked Cherry Mountain...
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    We tried to go there last Thursday while camping...

    We tried to go there last Thursday while camping at Sugarloaf 2 and it was closed. Ran into a security guy making the rounds and he was quite vague about when it might be open again.

    So we went...
  13. "If nominated I will not run. If elected....etc....

    "If nominated I will not run. If elected....etc. etc."

    I really don't get Jeb. He's starting his second round of the Grid but can't get past his ideological leanings for F&G and other outdoor...
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    Yup. And I think REI picked up on EMS's smell of...

    Yup. And I think REI picked up on EMS's smell of death and that was part of their decision to move into the N Conway market.
  15. It is certainly worth remembering that the Summit...

    It is certainly worth remembering that the Summit is indeed a NH State Park. And as such charging an entrance fee is reasonable. The Cog and Auto Road can easily bake such a fee into their charges....
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    Amazing! Congrats. Question: What was your...

    Amazing! Congrats.

    Question: What was your main navigation method for most of these whacks? GPS, map/compass, terrain following, stars, etc.??
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    Sugarloaf ! and 2 Camping

    Anybody ever stay at either of these campgrounds? Looking for a tent-only site recommendation.

    Going mid-week and hoping to grab a FF site.
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    Potash trail was spotless. Nice to see.

    Potash trail was spotless. Nice to see.
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    I went up Potash yesterday and the Kanc was BUSY!...

    I went up Potash yesterday and the Kanc was BUSY!

    Champney Falls parking was blown out with cars on both sides of the road.

    The Downes Brook parking area was full and I've never seen that...
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    The fact that you have a poncho at all is...

    The fact that you have a poncho at all is telling!

    In his book “Guns: Germs and Steel” Diamond claims our first thought when meetIng in the forest as hunter-gatherers was, “ Do I kill this...
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    Just read that Maine has traced 50 Covid cases to...

    Just read that Maine has traced 50 Covid cases to that wedding in Millinocket at the Big Moose Inn.

    I wonder if any Baxter Park staff attended. Hope not.
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    Now don't you boys get to fightn! Another...

    Now don't you boys get to fightn!

    Another privacy killer is the network of cameras located throughout the NH highway system. Check out this link.

    Here in touristville we also have an extensive...
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    Thanks for the info folks. I used my old...

    Thanks for the info folks.

    I used my old Garmin LM 50 car GPS as a trail nav device to see if it would work and it did. While not ideal it worked.

    I entered the lat/Lon coordinates for the...
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    I know you ar all set, which is cool. But if...

    I know you ar all set, which is cool. But if plans change I can recommend Carlson's in Twin Mountain on Rt 302. It's a gem and a blast from the past, as in Olde New England ski lodge and motel.
  25. Here's an update: The ironing on parchment...

    Here's an update:

    The ironing on parchment actually worked! The tape reapplied itself to the seams and became almost transparent once it cooled.

    I set the tent up with fly and gave it a...
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