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    He texted his father asking him to send a picture...

    He texted his father asking him to send a picture of a map? Nuggies for that 19 year old.
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    Ed Webster -- RIP

    Sad news about our New England climbing legend...

    Taken by a heart attack on Nov 29 at home in Maine.

    He was 66.
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    I think there are two major differences between...

    I think there are two major differences between the Dacks and Whites:

    1. The Whites have a lot more potentially deadly terrain than NY. The amount and nature of above treeline hikes in NH is also...
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    Interesting Richard. The YouTube video is the...

    Interesting Richard.

    The YouTube video is the first place I've seen her activity described as "mountain running" and not hiking.

    Her level of kit would bear this theory out.
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    Totally. Like all of us she didn't know, what...

    Totally. Like all of us she didn't know, what she didn't know.

    Unlike the rest of us she never got a chance to learn from a big outdoor mistake and grow more proficient.
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    I'd like to see solar powered electronic...

    I'd like to see solar powered electronic signboards at high-incident trail heads, similar to the ones used along highways.

    They could display up-to-date information about trail condition, weather...
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    She seems like a great kid. I surmise she and mom...

    She seems like a great kid. I surmise she and mom were up north for the week so she could finish the 4Ks before her 20th birthday later this week. (That also explains the inclusion of Flume in her...
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    In my flight monitoring website I can see the...

    In my flight monitoring website I can see the Blackhawk working up n down the ridge at 4400 feet and 11 knots. The nexrad radar layer shows heavy snow squalls all along the ridge.
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    You would think…. But, … planning to run the...

    You would think…. But,

    … planning to run the entire ridge from Laffy to Flume under early winter conditions is optimistic. And then what? Descend the icy Flume slide at the end of the long day?...
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    I imagine Misery Ridge would present lots of...

    I imagine Misery Ridge would present lots of obstacles to an under equipped hiker. Icy sections, knee deep snow and wind exposure the higher you go. Just getting to the hut would be hard. Did she...
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    Not good news. On WMUR report trails looked...

    Not good news.

    On WMUR report trails looked snowy and icy right from the start. I don't see how she'd get far without decent boots and traction. But I ain't 20.

    As usual, Sunday's frontal...
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    Minus33 Clothing Company

    Has anyone heard of Minus33? They bill themselves as:

    Minus33 is an American company founded in New Hampshire by L.W Packard & Co. in 2001.[1][2] Minus33 is claimed to have 100 years of textile...
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    Forget my previous post. Latest forecast...

    Forget my previous post.

    Latest forecast (Monday, 11/14) says 6-12 for the Whites and mountains of western Maine on Wednesday.

    Woohoo!

    Hey Skiguy, you think Pinnacle will be is IN this...
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    What's really interesting at the KTP is visiting...

    What's really interesting at the KTP is visiting the gun department and watching the guys checking out assault rifles.
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    Hey, any of you old-as-dirt dogs remember...

    Hey, any of you old-as-dirt dogs remember Skimiesters in North Woodstock NH? That was a cool place.

    Guy who worked there lived in a rustic shack behind the store and was some type of a minister. ...
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    Only bring em if you want bare-boot conditions...

    Only bring em if you want bare-boot conditions all the way.
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    And a -30 wind chill at the summit this morning....

    And a -30 wind chill at the summit this morning. Fall is so over.
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    Inspiring. May we be as strong as Anna in a...

    Inspiring.

    May we be as strong as Anna in a seemingly hopeless situation.
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    Call me old fashioned, but... I long for the...

    Call me old fashioned, but...

    I long for the good old days when the air was blue with burning piles of leaves. Much more enjoyable smell than the blue air of two-stroke leaf blowers.
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    I know the EMS chain has its detractors, and as a...

    I know the EMS chain has its detractors, and as a part time employee I admit I am less than totally objective!

    But, if you want to actually try on rock climbing shoes or mounteering boots, heft an...
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    As I recall part of Darren’s hoped for revenue...

    As I recall part of Darren’s hoped for revenue stream from the site was selling his mountain photography of the Whites and elsewhere.

    In the Lexicomm era service could be spotty and was pretty...
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    Wind Warning

    Daughter Molly is on her honeymoon doing some hiking waaaay down south.

    She sent me this pic of how they alert the sports to dangerous wind conditions.

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    Shall we place similar signs at...
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    Online only was my guess too. But they are...

    Online only was my guess too.

    But they are opening a new bricks-n-mortar in Burlington VT this month.

    More here…
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    EMS Sold -- Again

    The EMS retail chain was sold this past summer. And the buyer is not who you might expect.

    It's a company that is new to the outdoor industry and that defines itself as follows:

    “GoDigital...
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    I once schlepped into Chimney Pond in a pair of...

    I once schlepped into Chimney Pond in a pair of Galiber Makalu double leather boots. Oh to have 27-year-old legs again…
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