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  1. I love mine as well. :D

    I love mine as well. :D
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    Cannon via Kinsman Ridge Trail

    4-10-16: Cannon, KRT

    Trail Conditions: The trail is dry down low before switching to trace snow with breakable, crusty ice. The ice flows are really impressive and were composed of very hard ice...
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    My two favorite hiking pants are the EMS brand...

    My two favorite hiking pants are the EMS brand and they couldn't be more different. One pair is a zip-off constructed of nearly indestructible nylon that resembles the type of Cordura found on heavy...
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    Hi jniehof, I understand your desire to have...

    Hi jniehof,

    I understand your desire to have an REI in your area, but for me, this is sad news.

    EMS has been an integral part of outdoor life and some of the previous employees of the...
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    Hi Peakbagr, I hope you are able to get out...

    Hi Peakbagr,

    I hope you are able to get out there for the better half of the shoulder season (Although, obviously, I have no idea what your recovery time table looks like). On the bright side the...
  6. Pierce & Eisenhower: March 18 via Crawford Path

    Pierce & Eisenhower: March 18 via Crawford Path

    Trail Conditions: There was a thin layer of snow over relatively soft ice. Easy footing for the day. There was some minor mud below the trail...
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    Hi All, I thought I would share something with...

    Hi All,

    I thought I would share something with you all in the hopes that if you experience these symptoms you don't overlook this often disguised injury. Some of my previous hiking partners are...
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    This is sound advice. I returned a pair of...

    This is sound advice.

    I returned a pair of trail runners to EMS after several hikes and they did not give me the least bit of trouble. As Joe essentially said, all people have different needs...
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    Thank you for sharing your experience with the...

    Thank you for sharing your experience with the community. From my computer screen they looked like they might actually be halfway decent. Now I know...


    Be well,

    Z :D
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    I couldn't agree more. I ascended the Crawford...

    I couldn't agree more. I ascended the Crawford Path on Monday and even with the warming temps and softening ice I would have felt a little better on the descent if I was wearing my K-10s rather than...
  11. Calendar Grid Opportunity this Monday

    Hi All,

    A lot of us hikers are crazy about lists and many of us have freed ourselves from the various versions of "games" that exist.


    That being said, if anyone is considering the "Calendar...
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    Hi Richard, Here is a similar thread I started...

    Hi Richard,

    Here is a similar thread I started awhile ago, if you are interested. I know how hard it is to remain patient with the process...

    Feel better,

    Z :D...
  13. Congratulations, Scott. The feeling of a...

    Congratulations, Scott. The feeling of a difficult, but successful solo ascent is something very special indeed.

    I hope to see you out there,

    Z :D
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    That certainly puts things in perspective. I...

    That certainly puts things in perspective.

    I think I will use these lows temps in Southern New Hampshire to test out my Marine Core Outdoor Research mitts out on the trails near my house. No...
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    Hi All, I am glad to see this thread has come...

    Hi All,

    I am glad to see this thread has come back to life.

    Hopefully many of you who posted back in October are on the mend. This is an interesting article from the New Yorker on a treatment...
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    Well, it isn't really appropriate for the current...

    Well, it isn't really appropriate for the current snow depths here in New England, but it doesn't feel like the holidays without honoring this age old tradition.

    Happy Holidays Everyone!
    ...
  17. Hi Roy, I really like the k10s with my Merrel...

    Hi Roy,

    I really like the k10s with my Merrel Isotherms (similar to a Sorel).

    I do wish they had the two front points that the Hillsound Pros have for kicking in. The one major con, besides a...
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    Hi All, I have seen an increase in hunting...

    Hi All,

    I have seen an increase in hunting activity now that (firearm) deer hunting season in NH is coming to a close. Please be safe out there. FWIW: Just found a tree stand .17 miles from my...
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    Hi jfb, I assume these are the models you are...

    Hi jfb,

    I assume these are the models you are referring to:
    ...
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    I guess I am still trying to wrap my head around...

    I guess I am still trying to wrap my head around his plan to ride down on a train that is not currently in service...

    Z
  21. The hiking numbers seem inflated to me. I would...

    The hiking numbers seem inflated to me. I would guess that on a beautiful summer day in the Northeast there are thousands and thousands of people on the trails. Wouldn't we have a fatality every...
  22. So true... It is never a bad idea to have your...

    So true...

    It is never a bad idea to have your pack unbuckled when facing a crossing, especially when there are a lot of snags and blowdowns present.

    This was a great piece of advice Tim...
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    Hi There TCD, I had a similar experience this...

    Hi There TCD,

    I had a similar experience this summer while at PT. The man had suffered a spinal chord injury and moments before he entered the clinic I had been complaining about my nagging...
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    Side-Lined

    Hey Everyone,

    I thought I would start a thread about being side-lined from hiking.

    How long have you been out of commission or had to take time off from hiking?


    June 6th was my last 4K,...
  25. Thread: blisters

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    Do your feet get really sweaty? Mine do and a...

    Do your feet get really sweaty?

    Mine do and a change of my smartwool Phd socks is usually all it takes to stave off blisters. The fit of your boots may be an issue as well, but I would start with...
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