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  1. Thread: Handwarmers?

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    I've used the unlined Ragged Mt overmitts with...

    I've used the unlined Ragged Mt overmitts with their mega-thick fleece inners for years. With Hot Hands in between on the backs of my hands. They warmers seem to stay in place with this setup....
  2. Thread: Handwarmers?

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    Tom, I wear heavy fleece or wool inside of...

    Tom, I wear heavy fleece or wool inside of unlined mitts. Been using Hot Hand for years inside the mitts on the back of inner. Are the ones you recommend small enough work in my setup?
  3. Thread: Handwarmers?

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    Tom, from your link which do you recommend?

    Tom, from your link which do you recommend?
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    Have had and used mine for years. Take a few...

    Have had and used mine for years. Take a few minutes at home to adjust them to your boots and they go on and off quickly in the field. The long, wide spikes make for easy resharpening. They slide...
  5. Thread: Handwarmers?

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    I have Raynauds' so keeping the hands warm is...

    I have Raynauds' so keeping the hands warm is something I pay attention to. Depending on how cold, I choose the warmth of the liners that go inside the Ragged Mountain shells. Dachstein boiled wool,...
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    Tim has done a fantastic job behind the scenes...

    Tim has done a fantastic job behind the scenes keeping VFTT going.
  7. Thread: Jay Range

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    I think the ones who go to the true summit are...

    I think the ones who go to the true summit are working on the ADK100, want to also grab Saddleback, or know the actual top is not too far away. For most, they don't know or care as they're stunned by...
  8. Climbed a deer hunting tree stand on a bushwhack...

    Climbed a deer hunting tree stand on a bushwhack one time, looking for a view above the ground vegetation. The hunter's seat had a wraparound cover. When I got to the top, the hornets came flying out...
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    Nice idea. How are you going to select the most...

    Nice idea. How are you going to select the most worthy? Guessing anyone who would like the maps fits the bill. LOL
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    TS Irene destroyed parts of the ADKs and...

    TS Irene destroyed parts of the ADKs and Catskills, likely worse damage than what occurred in NE.
  11. As a NYT subscriber, wasn't aware the link I...

    As a NYT subscriber, wasn't aware the link I posted had a paywall for viewers. Apologies.
  12. Smartphones put hikers in danger. What a surprise

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/18/technology/google-maps-hike-danger.html
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    I've written a pair of hiking guidebooks. The...

    I've written a pair of hiking guidebooks.
    The first, a guide to specific peaks, the Catskill 100 Highest peaks. Every chapter began with the peak name and elevation. Immediately following, a 1-5...
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    Caltopo works in airplane mode.

    Caltopo works in airplane mode.
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    No, but the plate belongs to a friend who...

    No, but the plate belongs to a friend who discovered my plate was already taken.
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    Puma, when/where did you see my 'Peakbagr' ? Ha...

    Puma, when/where did you see my 'Peakbagr' ? Ha ha, see my avatar.
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    "Most club members are not hikers, (but I know...

    "Most club members are not hikers, (but I know some are)" - Actually not the case. I've hiked with some and friends with others. I had the privilege of staying as a guest a couple of weekends when I...
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    "Does that start from Elk Lake or leave the...

    "Does that start from Elk Lake or leave the Noonmark trail? On another note, how far in advance can you book a date for? I wonder if it will fill up like AMC Hut Weekends? Between HS Graduation Scout...
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    The upcoming reservation system has some...

    The upcoming reservation system has some background. In the early 80's, the AMR (Ausable Club) sold it's holdings above 2500ft to NYS. This included most of the summits of the Great Range. With the...
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    Doug Paul is a two-fer. Longevity and lots to...

    Doug Paul is a two-fer. Longevity and lots to contriubute. My contributions - only that I've hung around since the early Darren days and the numbers pile up. LOL
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    Ticks come out anytime there is bare ground, even...

    Ticks come out anytime there is bare ground, even in winter. They pretty much hunker down underground or under the leaf litter. What's coming out now are last year's adults, looking for a meal. Soon...
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    My friend Carlo and I went looking for the...

    My friend Carlo and I went looking for the canister on SW Hunter (Leavitt Pk) about 10 days after it was placed. There was no clearing or herd path. Took a while of stubborn searching in thick...
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    I was asked to post this reply to Tom Rankin's...

    I was asked to post this reply to Tom Rankin's comment about The Catskill Mountaineer site. It's founder, Mike Cantwell isn't a member here but wanted this in reply:

    In regards to "Mike P." post...
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    If you're talking about the Catskill 35 High...

    If you're talking about the Catskill 35 High Peaks, there's a ton of information on Facebook and on the internet.
    If you're talking about the Catskill 100, there's a guidebook called 'The Catskill...
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    I've done it. My provider allowed unlimited PT so...

    I've done it. My provider allowed unlimited PT so I did 3x/week for a few months. The way to go. My PT was right on the money. She said start easy on climbing after 6-8wks, non challenging trails or...
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