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    Using a loop of shock cord at the location where...

    Using a loop of shock cord at the location where he ties the bowline allows the use of a fixed-length guy line between the tent and peg. Tie it once, leave it attached to the tent and forget about...
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    I find that a sheet bend works best on shock...

    I find that a sheet bend works best on shock cords. Be sure to leave about 1/2 inch tails on each end and pull the knot tight.
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    Some options would be to use a single strand...

    Some options would be to use a single strand instead of a loop or to use 1/8 instead of 3/16 shock cord. Whatever works best for your tent.

    Another tip is that when using snow stakes, they work...
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    I've never had a problem.

    I've never had a problem.
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    I have an innovative set-up. I attach a loop of...

    I have an innovative set-up. I attach a loop of 3/16 in. shock cord to the tent and then attach the guy line to the shock cord. You can try different lengths of shock cord until you find what works...
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    My experience is that I am warm while ascending...

    My experience is that I am warm while ascending and don't get chilled until I either get to treeline and feel the windchill or get to a stable elevation or start descending. Someone who has little...
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    I remember the thread you started about your...

    I remember the thread you started about your strap failure. At the time, it looked like it might have taken quite a while to get the parts I needed and I found a pair that was available. Someday, I...
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    The urethane straps on my 16-year old Atlas 1025...

    The urethane straps on my 16-year old Atlas 1025 snowshoes failed two years ago and I decided to buy a new pair instead of sending the old ones out for repair. Because of the scarcity of snowshoes...
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    I bought a pair of their boxer briefs a couple of...

    I bought a pair of their boxer briefs a couple of months ago and have worn them a few times. They are very comfortable, but I don't know how durable they will be. If you are familiar with other...
  10. Thread: EMS Sold -- Again

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    I remember Skimiesters, but bought more gear at...

    I remember Skimiesters, but bought more gear at Climber's Corner in Cambridge. My first favorite gear store was Moor and Mountain in Concord, MA.
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    I still have mine and they look great. They were...

    I still have mine and they look great. They were the last pair to be sold at EMS in their North Conway store. Not very comfortable to wear unless there's soft snow to walk on, but my toes were...
  12. I also thought of an alternative, which is to...

    I also thought of an alternative, which is to sell rights for corporations to name the various 4000 footers after their companies. Kind of like what professional sports teams do. For example, if a...
  13. Thread: Mt Cabot Fatal

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    Another link: ...

    Another link: https://www.peakbagger.com/climber/PeakListC.aspx?cid=12385&sort=DistKm&u=m&pt=prom
  14. Thread: Mt Cabot Fatal

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    A couple links: ...

    A couple links: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/name/anne-carpenter-obituary?id=31288865, ...
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    I wonder what conditions can be cured by riding...

    I wonder what conditions can be cured by riding up the double chairlifts at Magic Mountain?
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    I think a -25F bag would be best for winter, a...

    I think a -25F bag would be best for winter, a +10F bag would be best for spring and fall and a +30F bag would be best for summer.

    Edit: A possible compromise would be to combine a +10F and +30F...
  17. Note that the Greenleaf Trail leaves from the...

    Note that the Greenleaf Trail leaves from the Tram parking lot and intersects the Old Bridle Path at Greenleaf Hut. Using that option instead of the Old Bridle Path eliminates one of the two-mile...
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    Maybe the trails should be renamed as the...

    Maybe the trails should be renamed as the Franconia Loop Trail and be blazed with green circles.
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    I'd be more likely to start my drive at 7 AM,...

    I'd be more likely to start my drive at 7 AM, arrive at the trailhead before noon, do my hike and drive to the campground after dark.
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    It used to be worse back before it was even...

    It used to be worse back before it was even possible to reserve campsites. But, that's when my suggestion to find suitable tent sites 1/4 mi. from a few trailheads is most useful. If you spend a...
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    At places like Wildwood or Sugarloaf campgrounds,...

    At places like Wildwood or Sugarloaf campgrounds, it's only $20.00 per night and many sites can be reserved. With my pass, it's half price and if I share the cost with a partner that brings the cost...
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    For me, arriving at 11 PM, sleeping in my car at...

    For me, arriving at 11 PM, sleeping in my car at a trailhead and starting a hike at 5 AM doesn't make sense. I much prefer to arrive earlier, stay at a WMNF or state campground or hike a few miles...
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    I've slept in a tent at the Lafayette Place...

    I've slept in a tent at the Lafayette Place campground a couple of years ago, but I could have slept in my car.
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    https://www.mec.ca/en/product/0808-022/evazote-win...

    https://www.mec.ca/en/product/0808-022/evazote-winter-sleeping-pad?colour=NO_COLOUR
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    I'll assume that he would start to feel the...

    I'll assume that he would start to feel the effects of hypothermia on the descent into Edmands Col, but would warm again on the ascent of Jefferson. From there, it's pretty flat so he wouldn't be...
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