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  1. Despite a bad forecast, including rain and...

    Despite a bad forecast, including rain and mid-high 30's yesterday, it was partly sunny and somewhat pleasant on Washington summit yesterday (Saturday). We did prezzi traverse yesterday, no rain,...
  2. The newest E-bikes are NOT the same as the older...

    The newest E-bikes are NOT the same as the older assist ones, you can ride the new ones like underpowered scooters. And with the evolving battery tech going on, they will just get stronger and...
  3. Love it, thanks for sharing this Mags! I...

    Love it, thanks for sharing this Mags! I actually hiked a part of this in 1976... my college roommate was from Santa Fe, we spent a spring break hiking some of this, IIRC. Sure looks familiar on...
  4. Thread: headlamp

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    Got my NU25 less than 24 hours after ordering...

    Got my NU25 less than 24 hours after ordering it... yikes, Amazon delivery is scary..... Anyway, I'm already liking it, works great, I replaced the heavy strap with a much lighter one from an old...
  5. Not sure about "survival skills", but I would bet...

    Not sure about "survival skills", but I would bet 100-1 that there is a strong correlation between lack of fitness and the use of an E-bike on established hiking trails. I'm not knocking it, good...
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    Yes actually, a good buddy of ours, Dave C is a...

    Yes actually, a good buddy of ours, Dave C is a major player with the Highpointers, he's the one who was contacted for this venture and he organized our group of 5. Dave is 2nd from left in 1st...
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    I did contact them, and they said someone would...

    I did contact them, and they said someone would "probably be there", meaning we cannot count on them being there, alas. I guess Sept 15 IS their unofficial closing date, which is weird, because...
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    Hiker Hut (Rangely ME) Season...

    Question.... we will be rolling through there around Sept 15th, best guess arriving on the 15th, a Sunday...

    Guthook and AWOL both say "open May 15-Sept 15", not sure if that refers to the...
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    There is an excellent "stealth camp" summary that...

    There is an excellent "stealth camp" summary that someone posted 5-6 years ago, I've got it and will gladly PM it to you. I believe the suggested sites are all legal, even though it is labeled...
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    GNP has a special place in my heart... I was...

    GNP has a special place in my heart... I was lucky enough to be part of a team the NPS supported to reconnoiter the brand new Guadalupe Ridge Trail, a 100-ish mile trail that connects GNP and...
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    I had great luck with this Renogy item on a...

    I had great luck with this Renogy item on a Sierra High Route a couple summers ago, kept my 10,000 mAH battery pack topped off pretty well:
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  12. Potentially, very sad. I'll remain optimistic...

    Potentially, very sad. I'll remain optimistic that what the effect will be is that E-bikes will ONLY be allowed on existing bike-legal trails, which is still bad because undoubtedly existing bike...
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    Good choices, G-peak and Hunter. But I would...

    Good choices, G-peak and Hunter. But I would add, and even replace Hunter with (if only can hike two things) is the McKittrick Canyon trail, all the way out until it tops out if you can make that,...
  14. Thread: headlamp

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    Thanks... I did not get the shock-cord option,...

    Thanks... I did not get the shock-cord option, I've got a bunch of various thicknesses/lengths of shock cord, plan on modding it myself, then deciding on whether to save the additional 0.7 ounce or...
  15. Well, the Galaxy S5 actually has a replaceable...

    Well, the Galaxy S5 actually has a replaceable battery, about $15 on Amazon.
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  16. Thread: headlamp

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    Thanks, perfect, just ordered one. My...

    Thanks, perfect, just ordered one. My 10-year-old Mammut S lite has finally dies, it was my favorite UL lamp, 1.4oz with one single AA Lithium battery, only 30 lumens, but plenty for spring/summer...
  17. Thread: headlamp

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    That nitecore NU25 looks like a great option, but...

    That nitecore NU25 looks like a great option, but be aware, the specs on it are misleading, it is not 0.9 ounces, more like 1.9 ounces with the headband. Still, pretty darn UL for a versatile...
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    I leave mine Arc'd all the time EXCEPT when...

    I leave mine Arc'd all the time EXCEPT when travelling with it. I don't think this does any harm. I release the arc, and hence the tension in the back mesh when I check the pack as baggage on...
  19. I assume you're leaving your phone in Airplane...

    I assume you're leaving your phone in Airplane Mode, correct? The phone's GPS should still work when in airplane mode.

    Not sure what app your running to look at your GPS, but check a couple of...
  20. I used to own and love Suunto watches for hiking...

    I used to own and love Suunto watches for hiking and mountaineering (I had 2 of them, long story....). Good watches but pricey.

    And I know do-everything-smart watches are ALL the rage, but here's...
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    Oops! Meant to mention the cache... We cached...

    Oops! Meant to mention the cache... We cached at White River CG, 2 days/nights of food. Plus some beer, TP and small canister of fuel. 5 gallon Lowes bucket. We started with 5 days of food,...
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    Quick Wonderland Trail report

    I personally resist bragging about a trip with a long-winded report, but this one is really special, so I thought I'd go ahead and ramble a bit on the Wonderland trail, as it might be helpful to...
  23. Most years the CO trail is perfect for a July...

    Most years the CO trail is perfect for a July 1-ish start. This year was an exception, though lots of people did start then, they just had more snow than usual to deal with in the 2nd week or so of...
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    In addition to our yearly RRR (17 years running)...

    In addition to our yearly RRR (17 years running) in March or April, we've also backpacked in the GC the last 5 January's, and for the most part, it has been delightful. Every year, however, we have...
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    Get the 50-state highpoint bug (or 49 if you...

    Get the 50-state highpoint bug (or 49 if you don't want to get into mountaineering) ! We did, finished the 50 on Kansas (Mount Sunflower, no one on record had finished the 50 there) a couple years...
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