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    Marcy Field to Blueberry - Porter

    Planning to do Blueberry, Porter, and maybe Cascade from the airfield this year. Question: are there any good places to camp near the stream crossing just inside the state land? The plan is to...
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    Looks like about 7 miles from the AT trailhead,...

    Looks like about 7 miles from the AT trailhead, unless there's something closer I'm not seeing.

    At Twin Mt. it looks the Tuttle trail connecting to the Sugarloaf trail is pretty close. Franconia,...
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    Trailheads near small airports?

    Hereís something I havenít seen discussed hereÖ Iím looking for places to hike (i.e. trailheads) close to small airports in the northeast. New England, NY, Pennsylvania, anyplace I can reach in a...
  4. I don't like to camp somewhere else and then...

    I don't like to camp somewhere else and then drive or roadwalk to start a hike; I like to get away from the road and wake up already on the trail the morning of the hike.

    What about the area near...
  5. We spent an unplanned "extra" night in the daks...

    We spent an unplanned "extra" night in the daks some years ago. It was early October, I forget the exact details, but the plan was Dix mountain via a bushwhack from Rt 73 and over east and south Dix...
  6. Campsites on the western approaches to the Carters?

    We're looking at doing a loop over the Carters using the Imp trail and Nineteen Mile Brook to the Carter Dome trail, probably including the bushwhack between Imp and NMB (or possibly a short road...
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    Harriman road closures

    Harriman State Park seasonal road closures will be going into effect tomorrow, 12/6. The following will no longer be accessible in Harriman State Park:
    Exit 16 (Lake Welch Drive, Tiorati Brook Rd)...
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    Saturday morning update

    From the Park's facebook page:



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    I saw a photo of the Tom Jones leanto taken by my...

    I saw a photo of the Tom Jones leanto taken by my ranger friend today... there's burned brush all around but amazingly, the leanto itself looks untouched. The ranger tells me there are still a lot...
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    At 57 I'm not quite as "go for it" as I was 30...

    At 57 I'm not quite as "go for it" as I was 30 years ago... I'm more likely to backpack to a good campsite and do the peak as a dayhike from there than hump the heavy pack over the top, but I will ...
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    Most of my hikes involve at least some...

    Most of my hikes involve at least some bushwhacking. Where? It might be a trailless peak, or some unnamed pond I saw on a map and got curious about. Quite often the bushwhack is between trails, to...
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    The metal leantos are all supposed to be reserved...

    The metal leantos are all supposed to be reserved for organized camp use, not the general public, but the camps use them so rarely that nobody really cares. I don't think any of them were in the...
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    Forest fires in Harriman

    Couple of sizeable forest fires in Harriman State Park over the past few days. 180 acres in the Pine Meadow area and nearly 500 acres on and around Tom Jones Mountain. Looks like the fires started...
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    elk lake - marcy trail?

    Looking for info on the Elk Lake - Marcy trail for Columbus Day weekend. The original plan was to do Skylight from Upper Works with two nights out, but I've done most of that before and I've always...
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    Not so many pictures this year, guess I'll post a...

    Not so many pictures this year, guess I'll post a few:

    Sunrise from the Baldface Circle Trail (my daughter took this one):
    http://www.vftt.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=5465&d=1453673614...
  16. I set out hiking this past weekend with no...

    I set out hiking this past weekend with no particular destination in mind when I shouldered my pack. Each trail junction meant a choice of direction, not a predefined plan Come late afternoon, I...
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    I'm thinking of doing this hike with my daughter...

    I'm thinking of doing this hike with my daughter this fall around Columbus day (the only time she has off as she's a teacher). Looks like I'd like to go clockwise via Slippery Brook and back...
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    I haven't set my stuff down in it like the OP,...

    I haven't set my stuff down in it like the OP, but more than once I've found an otherwise perfect campsite only to find piles of poop and paper left by some slob.
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    When our children were infants we considered a...

    When our children were infants we considered a popup but ended going up with a small (13') box trailer (Winnebago, from back when they didn't just make motor homes). We didn't want to deal with...
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    "This video is private"... can't see it.

    "This video is private"... can't see it.
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    I've never tasted baby formula, but from the...

    I've never tasted baby formula, but from the smell I'd expect it to taste gross.

    Pedialyte is basically baby Gatorade.
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    The report says she was found near Star Lake......

    The report says she was found near Star Lake... only a few hundred yards from Madison hut. I know the hut's closed in the winter, but is there an emergency shelter there?
  23. Thread: snowshoes

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    I've been really happy with the Army surplus...

    I've been really happy with the Army surplus magnesium snowshoes sold by Sportsman's Guide. At under $50 the price can't be beat, and I find they work just as well or better than modern commercial...
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    I have the Rossi BC65 skis with NNN-BC bindings. ...

    I have the Rossi BC65 skis with NNN-BC bindings. I'm very happy with them for casual backcountry skiing (hiking trails and bushwhacks), but they're not suitable for serious descents. I haven't...
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    Part of NJ is certainly densely populated, but...

    Part of NJ is certainly densely populated, but when I lived there (27 years ago, dunno if this is still true) it was said that if you divided the state cutting off the northeastern part (where most...
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