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    Team Rotter Rescue has two rescues in Baxter. One...

    Team Rotter Rescue has two rescues in Baxter. One ranger assisted the other hiker assisted. Both survived, though never to be seen again.
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    I’ve done it both ways as a day hike and prefer...

    I’ve done it both ways as a day hike and prefer the N-S route for the reasons Peakbagger mentioned. The biggest surprise is that Zealand Mt. is not just around the corner from Zealand Hut, and...
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    I switched from shorts to a kilt about 6 years...

    I switched from shorts to a kilt about 6 years ago and never looked back.
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    I find the Paris Expedition Sled 60X20X6 is the...

    I find the Paris Expedition Sled 60X20X6 is the perfect size for my needs. It is not too bulky or top heavy and fits into a standard broken out trail without riding up on the sides. I keep my loads...
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    I have built several and it is relatively easy to...

    I have built several and it is relatively easy to do. There are several designs. Some like the large barge structure, while I prefer the low and sleek structure of a Paris sled. I prefer poles over...
  6. Thread: AT in VT

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    Why exactly is this even an issue? VT simply asks...

    Why exactly is this even an issue? VT simply asks that you do not trash their trails during mud season. I do not find that to be an unreasonable request. Yet, others seem to be under the impression...
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    We held our annual party at LL on Saturday night...

    We held our annual party at LL on Saturday night and come Sunday morning saw huge groups heading to the hut and the Kinsmans. I would suspect that a number of groups were heading to the Franconia...
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    There were fat bike tracks on the summit of...

    There were fat bike tracks on the summit of Moosilauke last weekend. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205576630362342&set=a.10205576621802128.1073741997.1450265390&type=3&theater
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    I came back to my car after a day of hiking to...

    I came back to my car after a day of hiking to find the car next to me with their keys in the door. Yes in the outside door. It was a nice car that could have found its way to a lovely chop shop if...
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    Put a hand warming in the koozie and place the...

    Put a hand warming in the koozie and place the Nalgene upside down.
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    I know who created the first video, but I will...

    I know who created the first video, but I will leave it to him to acknowledge credit.
  12. I get this every year on the Mad River.

    I get this every year on the Mad River.
  13. I wear a Sports Kilt year round. Though Creag Nan...

    I wear a Sports Kilt year round. Though Creag Nan Drochaid’s description is far more informative as to the history of the kilt, I just wear two pairs of thermals under the kilt during winter with...
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    Got about 3 more inches last night in Thornton.

    Got about 3 more inches last night in Thornton.
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    I lost count how many times I had to sew the...

    I lost count how many times I had to sew the eyelets on my Degre liners. When the padding finally failed I bought a pair of Intuition liners and never looked back. My Degre’s are still in good...
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    I personally did them separately, for some reason...

    I personally did them separately, for some reason I felt double counting was cheating. I've often wondered if one were to submit a list entirely of winter hikes to the committee would one receive...
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    Was the caregiver named Barry by chance?

    Was the caregiver named Barry by chance?
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    I do shower before I hike. ;)

    I do shower before I hike. ;)
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    Operative word here is "with", and yes I have...

    Operative word here is "with", and yes I have encountered "Buffy" on the trail a few times. :)
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    http://vimeo.com/91464288 The women I hike...

    http://vimeo.com/91464288

    The women I hike with do not wear makeup, apparently women who hunt and fish do.
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    Just take you time and have fun.

    Just take you time and have fun.
  22. I was enjoying a campfire with a friend, sipping...

    I was enjoying a campfire with a friend, sipping wine and talking treason, when I noticed a blinking light in the river. I walk down to the river and rock hopped across to the blinking light thinking...
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    Heading to Baxter on Monday for a week. It's our...

    Heading to Baxter on Monday for a week. It's our 8th year.
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    I've done 11 or 12 N-S and 1 S-N. I too prefer...

    I've done 11 or 12 N-S and 1 S-N. I too prefer the N-S for the reasons stated.
  25. Thread: Used gear.

    by MadRiver
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    Used gear.

    Anyone know of a consignment shop for used gear. A co-worker needs some backpacking gear for her two sons, ages 12 & 15.

    Thanks
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