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  1. I have a pair of Limmers, and I love them, but I...

    I have a pair of Limmers, and I love them, but I rarely wear them anymore. Too heavy. My go-to boots the past couple of years has been a pair of light fabric/leather boots that I got dirt cheap at...
  2. I agree. I'm also unhappy with their use of the...

    I agree. I'm also unhappy with their use of the word "euthanized" as a euphemism for "killed." If the bear was sick or injured, and the intent of the killing was to relieve its suffering, that's...
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    More time in the tent. Castle Ravine/Northern...

    More time in the tent. Castle Ravine/Northern Presi basecamp. Southern Presi/Dry River loop. Pemi loop.

    Catskills.
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    Too crowded. Too crazy. There are many fine...

    Too crowded. Too crazy. There are many fine mountains in the world; I don't need to bag the biggest just because it's the biggest.
  5. Like Hikes4fun, I use the old Osprey Stratos 40....

    Like Hikes4fun, I use the old Osprey Stratos 40. I'm glad the pack is in good shape, because I'm not seeing any current packs out there that I like as well.
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    Equinox Peakbagging

    This has been my best peakbagging winter. I'd like to get one more. My next (and last) opportunity to bag a winter 4000-footer this season will be on Saturday, March 20. I need to be done by 1:32 PM....
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    I must've been good, because Santa (aka Mrs....

    I must've been good, because Santa (aka Mrs. Pilgrim) got me what I asked for: REI Flash 65 pack, to replace the pack that I destroyed on a disaster backpack trip in August.
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    The story didn't hit the Conway Daily Sun...

    The story didn't hit the Conway Daily Sun until this morning. A member of Conway PD is quoted as saying that accident and homicide had been ruled out; "...there would have been no other reason...
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    Timing and knowledge of local roads will get you...

    Timing and knowledge of local roads will get you through the area with no problem. Drive like a local. I'm not a fan of the Moat, but I'm probably the only one...

    Other east side recommendations:...
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    For dayhikes, I think you might find the NH 52...

    For dayhikes, I think you might find the NH 52 With-A-View list interesting. Kearsarge North will give you the tower you're looking for.
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    We did a day of vortex hikes that was fun, if...

    We did a day of vortex hikes that was fun, if you're into such things: Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock, Boynton Canyon.

    Sedona is a fun town, but traffic can be as challenging as N. Conway, especially...
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    The "scooch" on the Wildcat Ridge Trail affects...

    The "scooch" on the Wildcat Ridge Trail affects me similarly. If you've been up there, you know where I'm talking about. Just one big step, but...
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    Poll: I voted year round, but I tend to avoid the...

    I voted year round, but I tend to avoid the spring because of mud, bugs, and high rivers.
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    Eleven or twelve years ago, I met a small, loud...

    Eleven or twelve years ago, I met a small, loud man with big hair and big dog hiking down the Crawford Path between the summit of Mt. Washington and Lakes hut. Man and dog were both barefoot. A...
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    As usual, Metsky said it best. You bet I have...

    As usual, Metsky said it best.

    You bet I have some secret sites, and that's the way they're staying: secret.

    The USFS has designated campsites along the Great Gulf Trail, the Davis Path, and...
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    Pentax K200D...

    Pentax K200D. Weather-resistant body.
  17. Not the best photo, but here's a peek at a little...

    Not the best photo, but here's a peek at a little bit of Chocorua in the distance from a slab near the summit of rarely-climbed Bartlett Mountain (featured in the first photo that 1HappyHiker posted...
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    Some sources describe the water source as a...

    Some sources describe the water source as a spring, some as a brook. Either way, it's substantial and reliable. I've been through there numerous times (including July 6th, when I stayed at the...
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    Thanks to all; that's the information I was...

    Thanks to all; that's the information I was looking for.
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    I'm bumping this up to inquire if anybody knows...

    I'm bumping this up to inquire if anybody knows the status of structure removal in the Wild River area. My understanding is that work was supposed to start this summer. I'm planning a backpack trip...
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    I have to agree with the positive viewponts of...

    I have to agree with the positive viewponts of dr_wu002 and MichaelJ. I like rain, and heavy weather of all kinds. I've chosen the region with the "worst weather in America" as my playground; I'm not...
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    Instead of working, I've been doing a little...

    Instead of working, I've been doing a little research on the Grafton Loop today, after reading about it in a recent issue of Backpacker magazine. Thanks to your well-written trip report, my research...
  23. Poll: Moosilauke, definitely. A superior summit with a...

    Moosilauke, definitely. A superior summit with a variety of different approaches. I think Flume is best when done with nearby Liberty, which has a better hang-out summit.
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    I'm thinking you might have gotten Waldies...

    I'm thinking you might have gotten Waldies, which were out before Crocs and are still available at their website.
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    Conway Daily Sun provides some local data about...

    Conway Daily Sun provides some local data about June rainfall.

    The above article says that local weather observers have recorded rain on 16 of the first 22 days of the month, with 5.24 inches as...
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