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    Alternatives

    It depends on how serious a bushwhack you want. The Sawtooth range offers lots of opportunities to get lost but sometimes you can't see your feet. One description is for practice try walking...
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    There is a lot more imprecision once you start...

    There is a lot more imprecision once you start plugging col depths into these calculations anyway. Absent a benchmark, you are working from contours and if the summit height is based on a contour as...
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    At least the bridges are in better shape than in...

    At least the bridges are in better shape than in the mid 90's. On one trip I blew both tires on my drivers side 2.5 miles in.
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    On the other hand, the hike up Pyramid is quite...

    On the other hand, the hike up Pyramid is quite steep, so be sure you are in shape. Another hike with excellent views is Colden. A very typical first hike is Cascade with a side trip to...
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    more on Carson

    Carson's Peaks and People of the Adirondacks is a critical book in Adirondack hiking history. For one thing, it preserved history of the previous seventy years and gave the history of the naming of...
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    One other aspect of this is that there is a very...

    One other aspect of this is that there is a very thin layer of organic matter over the anorthosite in the ADK's. The anorthosite is in general non permeable, so that the water stays near the surface...
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    The route you propose is a nice one. The actual...

    The route you propose is a nice one. The actual stream is beautiful but has steep walls on either side for some significant stretches. Nice waterfalls in the summer but probably more trouble when...
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    Hiking in the Adirondacks you could base yourself...

    Hiking in the Adirondacks you could base yourself at the Adirondack Mountain Clubs Adirondak Loj and climb Phelps (moderate), hike through to Avalanche Pass, climb Algonquin and Wright or Mount...
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    46er position

    The bylaws of the 46ers require that you ascend and descend the mountains for
    them to count. The out however is a clause which permits membership to be
    granted by the exec com.

    I quote the...
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    I do not recall a gate. My recollection is that...

    I do not recall a gate. My recollection is that they simply don't plow beyond the bridge. After a foot of snow, that can be inconvenient.
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    It is a significant climb oo the order of fifteen...

    It is a significant climb oo the order of fifteen hundred feet anyway but not too steep anywhere. I know of no way around lake jimmy. If it is icy, why not bring instep crampons.
  12. elk lake area is closed during hunting season. ...

    elk lake area is closed during hunting season. After hunting season one can park at clear pond and hike the area.
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    Friends of Azure mountain restored the tower and...

    Friends of Azure mountain restored the tower and the grand reopening was last year. The road is open year road but the parking lot is difficult in the winter. The road does have significant...
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    I would guess it is a survey marker. Colvin...

    I would guess it is a survey marker. Colvin numbered his survey bolts. The 1874 report indicates that no. 5 is located on the summit of bald peak in the Town of Moriah. Also his bolts don't look...
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    It has not yet been removed. Views from St....

    It has not yet been removed. Views from St. Regis do not require ascent of the tower and are awesome.
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    Poll: The Adirondack 46ers are a separate incorporated...

    The Adirondack 46ers are a separate incorporated entity completely independent of the Adirondack Mountain Club. The use of ADK on the patch for the 46ers references the Adirondacks and not the...
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    Not true. (avoiding a diagnosis) The last...

    Not true. (avoiding a diagnosis)
    The last national park effort was 30+ years ago. It was shot down because of concern that the us gov would not protect
    the forest as completely as ny does under...
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    Rose Pogonia

    Rose Pogonia
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    When I asked for tips before doing Sawtooth 4,...

    When I asked for tips before doing Sawtooth 4, MarK Lowell's response was
    "for practice, try straining yourself through
    a snow fence". This turned out to be very practical advice.
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    When I asked for tips before doing Sawtooth 4,...

    When I asked for tips before doing Sawtooth 4, MarK Lowell's response was
    "for practice, try straining yourself through
    a snow fence". This turned out to be very practical advice.
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    The funeral services date has been placed on...

    The funeral services date has been placed on Sunday the 21st at 2:00 pm rather than the original date of Saturday. Please
    take note of that change.
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    As a start, I would suggest Backwoods Ethics and...

    As a start, I would suggest Backwoods Ethics and Wilderness Ethics both written by Guy and Laura Waterman. They discuss overuse issues in a much broader context than just the high peaks but their...
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    The property of the Ausable Club is off limits to...

    The property of the Ausable Club is off limits to camping. There is no public boat service or privilege to use the upper and lower lakes. The State obtained an easement for hikers which permits...
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    Well, Mark is correct, and I have taken that bail...

    Well, Mark is correct, and I have taken that bail out myself, but only so as to avoid descending the great slide in winter.
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    Lumberzac the short answer is no. Daxs, I...

    Lumberzac the short answer is no.

    Daxs, I would expect snow still to be present in those dates in April and it would be the heart of mudseason in the lower elevations.
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