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    Oh Geez....I think Mats is trying to pump you up for the Pressie!!!!! Good hike everyone, we absolutely must do it again soon!!!

    Nice to hang with y' all. Maybe next time UFG will bring his friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nif View Post
    . Maybe next time UFG will bring his friend
    hehe, that would be wild!

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    "The Little Devil"

    NOT so little. It was quite an adventure for us as well, Kmac, pedestrian,
    and myself. It was great to see you in the "Cat's". It was amazing how fast you all were. Although we were much slower, we DID finish and it will
    remain within me, a completion of a very challenging hike.

    Well done. And fun for all!

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    Congratulations, all! I'd like to hear everyone's opinion on the DP versus the Pressie traverse.

    I'm kind of jealous I didn't do the DP that same day but in the opposite direction. But my weekend in the Whites sure made up for it.
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    Nice hike even in a rainy day, thanks to the fun group and UFG's story, we managed to defeat the Devil's effort to deter our goal and marched to the finish line as planned.

    Catskill is beautiful in its own way. The one feature that stand out the most to me is the abundance of interesting rock formations, slabs of rock and boulders everywhere along the trail. Many interesting rocky slabs to climb, cool rock corridor and tunnel to travel through, lots of fun especially shared with group of fun loving friends. You guys are awesome!

    Here are some of the pictures I took from the hike.

    Fun fun!

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    Hey Satori,

    Glad to hear you, Kmac and pedestrain finally finished. Thought of you guys as we reached the end. I was pretty glad to get out of my soggy shoes ASAP.

    Swede,

    Comparing the two, I felt the DP was easier than a pressie. I felt for me, the rock makes you take more of a pounding. My feet and body overall feel much more beaten up in the whites. I think the cushier surface on the devil's path helped alot. Though the downhill to 214 did a number on my sensitive knees far more than a pressie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7summits View Post

    Here are some of the pictures I took from the hike.

    Fun fun!
    thanks for posting the photos! they rock as usual.
    i especially love the one of me and jen at then end, standing near my car.
    jen's shoes are rockin!

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    We came across three men backpacking the DP sometime around mid-morning. They were all wearing various headwear that had the same logo I'd never seen before. I asked them what it was and they said it was gearjunkie.com...and then they said something about sweat management. I joked that that had been a hot topic on this forum recently and that I'd pass on the word about their products. Just checked out the web site and see that in fact they are not purveyors of hats and buffs, but instead the main dude is a journalist who writes about the outdoors and tests gear.

    We met The Gear Junkie! I have never seen his articles, but you may have.

    http://gearjunkie.com/about

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    Nice hike everyone! So sorry to miss!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skimom View Post
    Nice hike everyone! So sorry to miss!
    sorry to miss you dani! would have been pretty awesome if you would have come along (well it was still pretty awesome of a weeeknd)!

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    Ok Here's the link to my paltry few pictures:

    http://community.webshots.com/album/...host=community

    Would have been nice if they could've included Dani....miss ya girl, get yer butt on out here!!!

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    Nice report!

    I recall the hardest part of that traverse for me was the climb up Westkill -- I was just so out of gas at that point, then we crossed paths with two backpackers hiking the opposite direction, and they were like "you are doing this whole trail as a dayhike!!!?" -- that gave me the much needed motivation to keep going, and I ended up practically running the last mile and a half!!!

    Glad ya'all had such a great time, the Cats will always be "home" to me!
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