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    Terrific story and photos... thanks for sharing!

    Terrific story and photos... thanks for sharing!
  2. Thread: snowshoes

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    Getting back to the original question just for a...

    Getting back to the original question just for a moment: greater surface area means greater flotation, but in my experience it's not even close to a 1:1 correlation, that is, 25% greater surface area...
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    It's hard for me to imagine what they cold be...

    It's hard for me to imagine what they cold be putting in there that justified the cost of buying the land and business; tearing down the old building and carting away all the debris; and building...
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    Hmmm... the Gaia map shows what it calls "Owls...

    Hmmm... the Gaia map shows what it calls "Owls Head Path" and "Brutus Bushwhack," converging at about 3450' and continuing as the Owls Head Path to the summit at 5026'. It also shows "Black Pond...
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    Didn't they have a program in the 'Daks at one...

    Didn't they have a program in the 'Daks at one time where they asked hikers to carry rocks uphill to exposed alpine summits and deposit them in special piles so they could later use them to clearly...
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    Gossamer Gear Minimalist 24 is awesome for...

    Gossamer Gear Minimalist 24 is awesome for shorter trips; ULA Vector (35l) for longer days, winter, and shorter backpacking trips; ULA Circuit.

    I have a ton of others in the closet that I never...
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    Walked the MSGT from Washington to Pillsbury SP...

    Walked the MSGT from Washington to Pillsbury SP yesterday and conditions were practically wintry with 6" or so melting quickly on the southern-facing slopes and closer to a foot in the shadier...
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    I've been in touch with Jim Dannis and can tell...

    I've been in touch with Jim Dannis and can tell you he's an absolutely kind and gracious man. I look forward to not reporting on my adventures in Dalton this summer!
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    Early May is likely to be a sticky, gooey mess...

    Early May is likely to be a sticky, gooey mess everywhere, with rotten monorail, deep snow in the woods, and so much mud on the lower trails you'll think you're in Vermont!

    "Mud" is an official...
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    I wonder if he has any idea how lucky he is to be...

    I wonder if he has any idea how lucky he is to be alive.
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    I too was an Osprey pack lover for many, many...

    I too was an Osprey pack lover for many, many years and am a recent convert to ULA: Circuit (60+L) and Photon (30L); also a Gossamer Gear Minimalist 24. By the way, I have an Atmos 50, Exos 34,...
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    I too renewed and have asked this question...

    I too renewed and have asked this question elsewhere. My problem is that printing the "card" and carrying it in a pack is not going to work very well because it'll fall apart in no time and be hard...
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    Wantastiquet-Monadnock Trail?

    I went for a terrific day hike along the trail this weekend and now would like to do the full traverse this spring, maybe connecting it with the MSGT.

    Has anybody here done the walk? Have any...
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    Take a look at Keen Revel Polar. I wear size 14;...

    Take a look at Keen Revel Polar. I wear size 14; they fir fine in my Lightning Ascent snowshoes (both the old and new bindings) and Hillsounds. Good soles, nice and warm. I got them at Hubert's in...
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    Oh yeah. A couple weeks ago we went up Ascutney...

    Oh yeah. A couple weeks ago we went up Ascutney from the Weathersfield side early on a Saturday morning (only truck in the lot at 7:00) and by hte time we got down at about 10:00 the lot was...
  16. Ski Train

    I worked at MWR the first year of the ski train and if I remember right that had a lot to do with them getting diesel engines: embers from teh old coal engines turned the snow an ugly, slushy gray!...
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    On another note, does anyone have a top ten...

    On another note, does anyone have a top ten summit list?

    All those you mention, and I have a few other unusual favorites.

    Isolation, believe it or not... from the base of the cog. It's a long...
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    What if...?

    WHAT IF...
    rather than asking "why don't they...?" each of us asked "how can I...?" and carried a small trash bag on every hike so we could pick up a few pieces of toilet paper, a couple candy...
  19. "Also cool was the spittoon—a trough running the...

    "Also cool was the spittoon—a trough running the length of the bar at its base."

    Bad news: that was a urinal. not a spittoon!
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    Just curious: any observations about where all...

    Just curious: any observations about where all those parked cars came from (ie NH plates vs. Flatlanders)?
  21. Thread: Smarts Mt

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    My guess is that nobody is maintaining the...

    My guess is that nobody is maintaining the Maskoma Trail part up Smarts from Green's, though it's not in bad shape once you find it. The old Wentworth Road from the Moose Mt. col tot he Green's lot...
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    Yes, that's the one. On older maps it's marked...

    Yes, that's the one. On older maps it's marked and referred to as The Appalachian Trail, and also Clark Pond or Maskoma Train, depending on whether you're connecting with Moose Mountain or Cardigan. ...
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    Jazzbo- From the top if you head north on the...

    Jazzbo-

    From the top if you head north on the AT and keep an eye out you'll see a slightly overgrown trail heading off to the right with (maybe) a sign indicating the Maskoma (with a 'k') Trail...
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    Up Daniel Doan and down the AT northbound is...

    Up Daniel Doan and down the AT northbound is great, but be aware that near the top the Doan Trail stays icy and muddy much later. Another great option with this is to keep going north on the AT to...
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    6'4", 230# and I do mostly day hikes with...

    6'4", 230# and I do mostly day hikes with anywhere from 0-30# in a pack. I wear 30" MSR Lightning Ascents, with 6" tails about 90% of the time, because they don't bother me at all and I"m too lazy to...
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