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  1. Watching the Cog at the base of Mount Washington

    Having a little fun the day before our hike. Was blowing over 80mph up top today.
    Hopefully better tomorrow.

    Updated 08-31-2015 at 23:43 by Kaptainkriz

  2. Packing for Mount Washington via the Ammonoosuc

    I've got my mess down to about 25lbs and "Marvin's" down to about 12. I ended up with most of the clothing in mine, outer layers, and the electronics. Hers has the essentials, snakage, water, and sleep. Once at Lakes of the Clouds Hut we'll redistribute to the smaller pack for a single pack day summit.
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  3. Sierra Designs Discovery 30

    Got this pack as a lightish/smallish auxiliary daypack and/or for my wife (trail name TBD...but I have one in mind that's not approved) to carry as a primary. Got it on closeout from REI for around $80. I've carried it a couple of times and it's cool and comfortable. The belt is very supportive and straps have lots of adjustment. Even has an integrated pop out rain cover.
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  4. Kelty Backpack Upgrades

    After realizing the straps on my long neglected bright blue Tioga had gone hard and were old tech, I sent Kelty an email with some photos requesting information on updating the straps. This is what the pack looked like to start:
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    They responded promptly and offered to send me new straps for pretty much nothing, well, nothing. I'm amazed at Kelty's commitment to their gear and level of customer service. Just awesome! The pack is my original from 1983, over ...

    Updated 08-17-2015 at 20:12 by Kaptainkriz

  5. 25 Years of Adventure

    This year marks our 25th wedding anniversary. It's been an adventure all on its own. The year we got married, and a number of times after, we visited the Whites in NH. We did a little day hiking, took the Cog to the top of Mount Washington, and hiked the flat stuff. My employment drew us away to Southern Maryland and we eventually found alternate outdoor activities. Sailboat racing is what we did:

    Now that the kids are away in college, it's time to get back ...
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