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  1. Thread: RIP Paradox :(

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    I am very saddened to learn the news of John's...

    I am very saddened to learn the news of John's premature passing. John was a friend of all things hiking and that included the ADK High Peaks Foundation to which he made generous donations. I will...
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    I think there would have to be a lot of people...

    I think there would have to be a lot of people doing the peaks for (obvious?) herd paths to develop. I have a favorite bushwhack that follows a broad ridge and have done it many times over the past...
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    Doesn't strike me as reckless but I'm obviously...

    Doesn't strike me as reckless but I'm obviously biased and am not deciding anything. Ie. Who knows, a lawyer working for an accident insurance company would be paid to save the company money and...
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    I don't understand why the mention of...

    I don't understand why the mention of bushwhacking always results in anti-GPS posts. Bushwhacking and map and compass navigation can be dissociated. I have worked hard at developing and honing map...
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    Add an altimeter to the map and compass and you...

    Add an altimeter to the map and compass and you can almost always pin-point your position on the map. Takes practice and maintenance though.

    Would solo bushwhacking (with no GPS) be considered...
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    Project -100 finished successfully on Kilburn...

    Project -100 finished successfully on Kilburn Sunday March 18th, my 62nd birthday. And what a day that was!
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    Latest blog post. ...

    Latest blog post. We got our money's worth on Haystack-Basin and Saddleback. Doing Allen I had a mishap crossing Skylight brook on my way out.
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    Checking the stats on the blog I noticed some...

    Checking the stats on the blog I noticed some hits from VFTT. Indeed, the no fund raising policy is why I haven't linked to the blog from here. However, I suspect that precluding any shills then no...
  9. 27th/28th it was. I could have/should have...

    27th/28th it was. I could have/should have included the dates in my TR.
  10. Castellated Ridge. White and slick. Then Mad-Adams.

    First TR here in a while!

    I finally made it back to the Whites. Took me 4h30 to drive to Barnes Field where I set up a tent. Then I took the Pinkham B shortcut road back to Rte 2 and geared up for...
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    Camping fee payment method at Barnes Field.

    I plan 2 nights at BF this weekend and was wondering how the camping fees are collected. Ie. should I bring cash?
    Thanks!
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    On MYCCR someone posted this link ...

    On MYCCR someone posted this link in response to my query there.
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    Any geologists in the house?

    I came across this cracked open boulder while ascending a brook in the Macintyre Range.
    Any thoughts as to what sort of rock this is and what cooling history would result in it?
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    My MO (FWIW): Exit vehicle garbed in a base...

    My MO (FWIW):
    Exit vehicle garbed in a base layer shirt and an eVent jacket. Thin belaclava and wool miits inside a shell mitt.
    My base layer, no matter how cold it is will absorb moisture. I can...
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    I agree about someone going out and booting it up...

    I agree about someone going out and booting it up one NE peak. And, if you're young enough you can cruise on youth and feel like sh!t tomorrow!

    But, a lot depends on what's big or small to the...
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    Best book ever...

    Best book ever if you want to up your game. It's written for alpinists but it extrapolates for hiking very well.

    Bottom line IMO for hiking: build aerobic power, especially in the quadraceps...
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    We did Averill South years ago when the Nature...

    We did Averill South years ago when the Nature Conservancy turned the land over to the state. We went in from Standish road in a more or less east-northeasterly direction. Except for a short...
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    I went up Sentinel twice this summer. I think I...

    I went up Sentinel twice this summer. I think I have the route wired now! Near the end we went up onto the summit ridge too soon and encountered nearly impregnable thickets so we dropped off a...
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    [QUOTE=OnAClearDay;428060]Here's the triangle...

    [QUOTE=OnAClearDay;428060]Here's the triangle from Mt Hood, Oregon
    Wow! Awesome shot.
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    As usual, a simple explanation. Thanks!

    As usual, a simple explanation. Thanks!
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    What would this be?

    Not sure where to post this but seeing as the pic was taken on Marcy posting it here.

    What is the dark triangle in the left background? Btw, the pink glow is something called Belt of Venus. ...
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    I did McDonnel from Skylight on 6 feet of good...

    I did McDonnel from Skylight on 6 feet of good crust on a sunny April day and it was wonderful! (Even exited up the Redfield slide.)

    Hardest whack I think I ever did was take a direct line from...
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    Bringing the fitness level of the hiker into this...

    Bringing the fitness level of the hiker into this discussion is right on. Issues of cramping and bonking etc. are often erroneously attributed to fueling, electrolyte, and hydration issues when in...
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    I think most of us have fairly similar...

    I think most of us have fairly similar nutritional requirements given that we are all derived from the "bottleneck population" when humanity was reduced to very small numbers. What else is there...
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    Nice trip! Great little mountain huh? You went...

    Nice trip! Great little mountain huh? You went up the way I did each of the 2 times I did it and you get lots of open exposed rock to stroll along. The first time I kept saying to myself, "I can...
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