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  1. I have made the decision to stay in Rhode Island....

    I have made the decision to stay in Rhode Island. The state lands and Audubon are still open for now. This should provide hiking for a month. No elevation, but very few people also.
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    Olympic National Forest in Washington has closed...

    Olympic National Forest in Washington has closed all trailheads. I wonder if this will happen in the White or Green Mountain National Forests?
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    Thanks for the suggestions, I will investigate...

    Thanks for the suggestions, I will investigate them on the 14er website
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    I plan to be in Leadville in early August. Any...

    I plan to be in Leadville in early August. Any suggestions on a 13ker?
  5. Thread: Smarts Mt

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    I took the J Trail last summer and there were...

    I took the J Trail last summer and there were many new bog bridges and no boggy sections. The Daniel Doane Trail was very eroded on the upper section.
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    I have been using a Suunto Ambit3 for the past...

    I have been using a Suunto Ambit3 for the past three years. It has GPS, altimeter, steps, mileage. After a hike I can upload the hike to an app to look at the path, elevation and speed. I would find...
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    Done. Thank you

    Done. Thank you
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    Washington State Trail Conditions?

    I will be in the Seattle area for a week in early January 2020 and would like to go on some hikes. I am open to both bare boots and snowshoes. I have some guide books, but am looking for a source of...
  9. I parked at Lowes this summer. We got there at 7...

    I parked at Lowes this summer. We got there at 7 am, before they opened and left at 7 pm, after they closed. I called them the next day and they said just stop by the next time we were in the area,...
  10. I have been actively hiking for 12 years and...

    I have been actively hiking for 12 years and until this year have only seen one bear. I have seen 4 this year, all in the Northern Presidential area.
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    My last stop at EMS in Concord NH found the store...

    My last stop at EMS in Concord NH found the store full of merchandise, but very understaffed. I hope EMS survives.
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    The decision may have been made, but I wrote in...

    The decision may have been made, but I wrote in to register my opposition.
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    SAR in Franconia Notch?

    We were going south through Franconia Notch at 6:45 pm Saturday and saw what looked to be a SAR operation. There were several trucks and police in the northbound lane just after the Basin. I read...
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    I think traditional maps and guidebooks will...

    I think traditional maps and guidebooks will eventually be obsolete. The market for traditional maps and guide books will continue to shrink as the population ages. At some point, it will not make...
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    Yesterday, 6/17 mosquitoes were bad on Dry River...

    Yesterday, 6/17 mosquitoes were bad on Dry River Trail but black flies were bad on Dry River Cutoff and Mt Clinton Trail. I used a headset.
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    Black flies and mosquitoes June 8 on the north...

    Black flies and mosquitoes June 8 on the north side of Smarts Mt. I wore a headnet some of the time. They were unbearable at the summit.
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    I have a picture from June 17, 2009 with large...

    I have a picture from June 17, 2009 with large snow fields at the top of Jefferson.
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    I have also been using the EMS convertibles for...

    I have also been using the EMS convertibles for years and almost never remove the lower legs. They dry quickly when wet.
  19. I was driving south through the Notch at 2 pm...

    I was driving south through the Notch at 2 pm Sunday. Very windy with heavy rain. The ski area appeared closed. The rescue must have been difficult.
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    Gordon Pond Trail in N Woodstock. No sign on...

    Gordon Pond Trail in N Woodstock. No sign on Route 112. You go up a driveway between two houses then turn right on a woods road.
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    Mt Rogers at Grayson Highlands is the highest...

    Mt Rogers at Grayson Highlands is the highest point in Virginia. It is on the AT.
  22. Flat Mountain Pond has a large parking lot off...

    Flat Mountain Pond has a large parking lot off the left side of the road. Room for at least 10 cars and a kiosk.
  23. I did a counterclockwise loop of McCrillis Path,...

    I did a counterclockwise loop of McCrillis Path, Dicey Mills, Tom Wiggins, Blueberry Ledge, McCrillis Trail and Flat Mt Pond a few weeks ago. No problem following the trail. The crossing of the...
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    The worst fall I have taken was during a road...

    The worst fall I have taken was during a road walk on Route 113 near Center Sandwich after a hike. The road was going downhill. I tripped and fell forward onto the back my right hand. It is still a...
  25. I did it from Sawyer River Trail 2 or 3 years...

    I did it from Sawyer River Trail 2 or 3 years ago. I do not recall it being too bad. In a few places the trail was vague, but just kept heading up the notch and kept near the stream.
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