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    Thanks for the clarification. Now I get to watch...

    Thanks for the clarification. Now I get to watch more films!
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    FWIW, All of the Banff Mountain Film Festival...

    FWIW, All of the Banff Mountain Film Festival films for this past year are available for free here:

    https://www.docdroid.net/lR9Mzcw/banff-movie-festival-pdf

    I've been working my way through...
  3. NH "Most Scenic Hike" description seems short on intel

    I had already guessed that the Franconia Ridge Trail would be listed as NH's most scenic trail in this clickbait.
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    Thanks for keeping us informed!

    Thanks for keeping us informed!
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    Great subject, hikerbrian. I am still enthused...

    Great subject, hikerbrian.

    I am still enthused about hiking in the Whites, but it's not a long drive for me. I think I have a different hiking style than most and this is what allows me to ignore...
  6. Thread: Water filter

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    I rarely filter or treat water, but when I do,...

    I rarely filter or treat water, but when I do, I've been using the Katadyn Be Free for the past few years.

    https://www.katadyn.com/us/us/14946-8019639-katadyn-befree-0.6L_usa

    It's simple to...
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    ^^^^^^^ :rolleyes: Done! Thanks for all you...

    ^^^^^^^

    :rolleyes:

    Done! Thanks for all you do!
  8. Gorgeous shots! Thanks for posting the link here!

    Gorgeous shots! Thanks for posting the link here!
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    Gene was an absolute legend. I met him a few...

    Gene was an absolute legend. I met him a few times in my tenure as an AMC Trails Committee member. My most memorable interaction, however, was a winter day on Cannon in the 80s when I mentioned to...
  10. Oddly enough, the trail does not seem steep at...

    Oddly enough, the trail does not seem steep at all when I am cleaning waterbars on the way up ;)

    Here's a nice summer view from the top: 6316
  11. For example, Shoestring Gully:...

    For example, Shoestring Gully: http://goeast.ems.com/ice-climb-shoestring-gully/
  12. Greetings! Webster Cliff Trail begins on the...

    Greetings!

    Webster Cliff Trail begins on the east side of Rt 302, across from a plowed parking area on the side of Willey House Station Road. It is part of the Appalachian Trail and it is blazed...
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    As someone who is quite terrified of dogs, this...

    As someone who is quite terrified of dogs, this is worrisome. Over the years, I have learned many techniques (from people on this forum!) to control my demeanor when approached by an unleashed...
  14. Thread: The Bigelows

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    Beautiful area and a tough pair of peaks to hike....

    Beautiful area and a tough pair of peaks to hike. Great photos!
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    Thanks for making us aware of this! I plan to...

    Thanks for making us aware of this! I plan to call and comment today.

    I love the Mt. Langdon Shelter and have spent many nights there. (You can make a nice loop with Rocky Branch, Stairs Col, DP,...
  16. How about the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens? ...

    How about the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens?

    Lots to see there.

    http://www.mainegardens.org/
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    Oklahoma City bombing. I was on the AT and when...

    Oklahoma City bombing. I was on the AT and when we hitched to a town for resupply, it was on every TV and radio. So weird.
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    Epic story! I wish we still had those green...

    Epic story!

    I wish we still had those green squares to give out :)
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    Came back to a remote parking lot after a long...

    Came back to a remote parking lot after a long winter hike to find my Hyundai Elantra trapped in the slush that solidified into ice during my hike. No cell reception, 10PM, 0 degrees.

    Walked until...
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    I use an Eagle Creek "Pack It" cube for all the...

    I use an Eagle Creek "Pack It" cube for all the small things in my backpack.

    It weighs .67 oz and fits all those odd bits that would have gone in the brain or in another container, like first-aid,...
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    Peter says mine are the shortest, widest ones...

    Peter says mine are the shortest, widest ones he's ever made.

    I got them in 1993, resoled twice. Mother Limmer did my measuring.

    They have received a lot of use. Wore them on the AT in '95.
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    That's cool about the "11 more steps." Pulling...

    That's cool about the "11 more steps."

    Pulling a pulk up any incline can be quite a test of will.
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    Good luck tomorrow, sierra! Please let us know...

    Good luck tomorrow, sierra! Please let us know how everything works out.

    There's a lot of great advice in this thread- especially for those of us who are approaching the age of wear and tear.
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    I met John on a winter hike up Hale some years...

    I met John on a winter hike up Hale some years ago. It was there that he told me what his username meant. Funny guy. He will be sorely missed. RIP, John. I offer my condolences to his family and...
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    Oooh, it works! Thanks, Dave! ...

    Oooh, it works!

    Thanks, Dave!

    https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/42919953_1933712206674429_8774180657409556480_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&oh=7290f5cae21297b89707f2b8842ef4ea&oe=5C4BD841
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