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    On a clear day, you can see Bromley from the...

    On a clear day, you can see Bromley from the webcam on the summit of Stratton. You might be able to see it once the clouds clear. The AT/LT follows the upper part of a ski trail near the summit of...
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    Maybe someone should build some more cairns on...

    Maybe someone should build some more cairns on that section of the trail.
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    https://www.educatedclimber.com/mechanical-advanta...

    https://www.educatedclimber.com/mechanical-advantage-explained/
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    You have to consider that if a leader is 50 feet...

    You have to consider that if a leader is 50 feet above a belay, places a piece of protection, decides he cannot do the next move and asks to be lowered, the load on that piece of gear is about twice...
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    My only advice is that IF you plan on building an...

    My only advice is that IF you plan on building an igloo that sleeps three people at the summit of a 5000 footer, make sure the weather forecast is for temperatures to remain below freezing overnight...
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    The idea behind this strategy is to only leave...

    The idea behind this strategy is to only leave only one piece of gear in the rock for the last rappeller. That piece must be tested by the first one down and after deciding it is secure, the backup...
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    I've rappelled that way, but I've also seen cases...

    I've rappelled that way, but I've also seen cases where the first one down has been belayed with another rope. I've also watched someone rappel off the end of his rope (at the Gunks), but only fell...
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    If you know how to layer, then you just need a...

    If you know how to layer, then you just need a simple shell like this: https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/115663?page=mountain-classic-anorak&bc=&feat=anorak-SR0&csp=a&searchTerm=anorak
  9. I like Mercury Mitt shells with Fox River...

    I like Mercury Mitt shells with Fox River three-layer gloves or double mitts.
  10. I found that once the insulation gets wet, that...

    I found that once the insulation gets wet, that type of glove takes about a week to dry. They would be suitable for ice climbing on weekends.
  11. I have not tried those, but like these: ...

    I have not tried those, but like these: https://www.backcountry.com/gordini-polar-glove-mens?skid=GOR0035-BK-M&ti=UExQIENhdDpNZW4ncyBHbG92ZXM6MTo1OmJjLW1lbnMtZ2xvdmVz
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    My current winter bag is the FF Peregrine, which...

    My current winter bag is the FF Peregrine, which is a big improvement over what I used for winter camping for many years. Based on my experience, I'll agree with your original thought that using a 0...
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    Poll: I don't wear a monitor, but do pay attention to...

    I don't wear a monitor, but do pay attention to my heart rate while hiking and, occasionally, stop to check my pulse using my wristwatch. I do try to keep my heart rate low so that I don't "bonk." ...
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    This guy (be sure to watch Part II): ...

    This guy (be sure to watch Part II): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6_0nI5U-Qg
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    Also, the cost per night to stay at a hut is not...

    Also, the cost per night to stay at a hut is not much different than what skiers pay at many resorts to ride the chairlifts for a day. There's no shortage of people willing to pay for either of...
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    I think that some people may think of AMC members...

    I think that some people may think of AMC members as rugged, highly experienced outdoorsy folks and new hikers may feel intimidated to try and join the club. The new logo may be a symbol that...
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    Because the body stores calories in the form of...

    Because the body stores calories in the form of glycogen and fat, the formula does not accurately calculate the calories that must be consumed during the activity. I usually eat little while hiking...
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    If you're now using a mummy bag, perhaps just...

    If you're now using a mummy bag, perhaps just switching to a rectangular bag will allow you to roll over inside the bag without rolling off the pad. Sierra Trading Post is one place that has good...
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    https://www.stowe.com/Plan-Your-Trip/Lift-Access/P...

    https://www.stowe.com/Plan-Your-Trip/Lift-Access/Passes/Epic-Local-Pass.aspx
  20. If I'm hiking along watching where I place my...

    If I'm hiking along watching where I place my feet and someone coming the other way is doing the same thing and the trail is wide enough for us to pass, then I probably won't say anything. If the...
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    Plenty of deer flies in Southern Vermont, south...

    Plenty of deer flies in Southern Vermont, south of Stratton Mtn.
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    Probably the worst situation I encountered was on...

    Probably the worst situation I encountered was on a backpacking trip when I left my spare headlamp batteries in the glove box of my car. The first night was when I realized my mistake, but it was...
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    Here's one option: ...

    Here's one option: https://www.hawkmountain.org/visit/visit/page.aspx?id=222
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    The pasta is dry and the cans are small. You can...

    The pasta is dry and the cans are small. You can also get meats in foil pouches and dried sauce mixes.
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    I like pasta with various types of canned meats...

    I like pasta with various types of canned meats and sauces.
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