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    Awesome report Arm!!! This has me seriously considering an LT thru-hike to finish my 100 Highest.

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    I could not believe we saw a SOBO on the AT in Maine yesterday!
    Tom, I saw two NOBO hikers just after the shelter spur on my descent from West Baldpate on 10/21... they're both reaaallllyyy late!

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    Congratulations, Arm! No surprise that you persisted with the hike, enduring the discomforts of that time of year. Great to see your humor held up along the way!

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    Hey Laura, we were talking about Baxter and Abol today. We were saying no one had seen you out for a while. Looks like you're still here. Good to see it.

    Oh yeah PS - nice job Arm. You definately drew the short weather straw....

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    Nice trip report! Reminds me I need to finish Middlebury Gap to Mass Line at some point when I move back to the US.
    Despite the rain and cold, sounds like you had good friends plus Long Trail, Otter Creek, Magic Hat and others to help you through.
    "I once met a man with a sense of adventure,
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    I said, 'Honey, let's do it here.'" -K. Maccoll

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    You sure know how to vacation Arm!
    "The goggles, they do nothing!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nif View Post
    Hey Laura, we were talking about Baxter and Abol today. We were saying no one had seen you out for a while. Looks like you're still here. Good to see it.

    Oh yeah PS - nice job Arm. You definately drew the short weather straw....
    Just hiking under the radar. Couldn't resist responding to some of the "Views" old time posters...thanks for bringing up the pleasant thought of Baxter. My first winter trip there was organized by Arm. I'm pining for snow, skis and a sled at that thought!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Laura View Post
    Just hiking under the radar. Couldn't resist responding to some of the "Views" old time posters...thanks for bringing up the pleasant thought of Baxter. My first winter trip there was organized by Arm. I'm pining for snow, skis and a sled at that thought! <== Like
    I think the cold weather has us all in that frame of mind Hopefully soon, the rumors are that we're supposed actually have winter this year
    Last edited by Nif; 11-05-2012 at 06:34 PM.

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    fckiin awesome

    Great report arm - I have no problem knowing you would say fck it and drive on no matter what was tossed at you. Looks like you had a blast and had some great pals to hike with at times with _ wish I could have joined the fun but as you know - was away for work much of that time.


    Really miss hiking with you and the old gang
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    Accomplishments:
    Fastest known time around the flume visitor center boardwalk
    Voted the "best barnes field" party organizer 2008
    Only person to get bit by a dog on mt washington
    Most known ascents of the picnic tables on the kanc
    Most rounds of the pinkhman notch visitor center stairs - also fastest known time of climbing the stairs from the gear room to the gift shop
    Adopter of la casa in millinocket and the cheap beer store in gorham

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    By the way - its been a while - site looks different
    Accomplishments:
    Fastest known time around the flume visitor center boardwalk
    Voted the "best barnes field" party organizer 2008
    Only person to get bit by a dog on mt washington
    Most known ascents of the picnic tables on the kanc
    Most rounds of the pinkhman notch visitor center stairs - also fastest known time of climbing the stairs from the gear room to the gift shop
    Adopter of la casa in millinocket and the cheap beer store in gorham

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    Congratulations. Nice job enduring the unreasonable rainy weather for so many of your days. What a blessing to have good friends and family to shore you up now and again during the hike. I would love to be able to get that kind of time off to do something like that. Great job and love the pics too.

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    My heart is filled with happiness. I've never hiked the LT at this time of year. Beautiful. I love Vermont, and I enjoyed your report. Thanks and congrats.
    The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

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    The AT must be in your near future...

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    Really enjoyed your trip report. Love VT and the LT! You did good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nif View Post
    Hey Laura, we were talking about Baxter and Abol today. We were saying no one had seen you out for a while. Looks like you're still here. Good to see it...
    I see Laura once a year in winter at the same spot on Bondcliff Trail.

    Will share a story of a part of this trip if I ever get caught up at w*rk. It's sure to enhance "The Legend of hotdonna"
    Curiosity won out over good sense. We had a plan...

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    Hahaha...looking forward to it Pa, hard to believe there is anything that could "enhance" the legend of HD

    Now get back to work so you get caught up
    It's only 0.2 how bad could it be?

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