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  1. A good light weight freestanding 1 person tent?

    I'm considering a purchase of a freestanding tent (ie one that can with no hassle be set up on a tent platform or on rock slab) . .

    I also prefer it to be relatively light weight.

    The Big...
  2. New Jersey: Parks, Forests and other places to hike

    I live in New Jersey and I am looking for help adding to my bucket list of places to hike in New Jersey. So please post below any places that have hiking trails that you like that this tentative...
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    Because pilots also fly much less safe prop...

    Because pilots also fly much less safe prop airplanes and helicopters too and have health risk exposures unique to their job. Its not because being a passenger on a commercial air flight in the USA...
  4. Wardens kill bear on AT/LT near Goddard Shelter

    I've been following this on GMC Long Trail FB page. The GMC has now installed a bear box at this shelter. Please remember to secure your food as you hike.
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  5. Just did a 3 day, 2 night hike over Moosilauke,...

    Just did a 3 day, 2 night hike over Moosilauke, the Kinsmans and Cannon. There was some sections of ice but with care I was able to get by and didn’t hassle with microspikes. There was a decent...
  6. With all this "warm" weather will I even need...

    With all this "warm" weather will I even need microspikes? Looks like a rainy warm week coming up.
  7. Thanks peakbagger! Wow still patches of snow at...

    Thanks peakbagger! Wow still patches of snow at 2500 feet and on the south side of the ridge . . thinking I might give those waterproof socks a try next week.
  8. Thank you rubyvermonter! I read this as I'm a...

    Thank you rubyvermonter! I read this as I'm a GMC member and I'm reading everything I can to get an idea on conditions in New England for next week. I've seen similar advisories from White...
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    I was the someone! I brought it up because...

    I was the someone! I brought it up because people on this thread were talking about where they can legally camp and that flyer gives the rules for where you can legally camp in the white mountains...
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    Here's the backcountry camping rules for the...

    Here's the backcountry camping rules for the White Mountains National Forest. Hope you find it helpful. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5363715.pdf
  11. I enjoyed a night camped near West Mountain...

    I enjoyed a night camped near West Mountain Shelter too as you get views of NYC.

    If I recall the High Point monument is a short but uphill way off the AT but could be worth it to you. Not sure if...
  12. Thank you everyone! The Craig Mains aka "Hawk"...

    Thank you everyone! The Craig Mains aka "Hawk" videos in particular have given me a real clear picture of the conditions. He attempted the section with snow shoes yesterday and was STILL...
  13. conditions on AT between Moosilauke and Kinsmans?

    I'm planning on starting a backpacking trip in the Whites next week (weather permitting). I understand from reading reports at newenglandtrailconditions.com that the black flies aren't here yet but...
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    Here's another thread with info regarding pouches...

    Here's another thread with info regarding pouches of chicken:

    https://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/107514-Where-to-find-pouches-of-chicken?highlight=
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    There is a parking lot right next to the Bear Mt...

    There is a parking lot right next to the Bear Mt Inn and the State Park Rangers are right there. I was happy to have my car in a lot that had law enforcement so close by. I recall checking in with...
  16. Interesting I didn't know they were considering...

    Interesting I didn't know they were considering recalculating what mountains are 4k again - thanks for the info peakbagger!
  17. Ahh smart, I'm probably going to start in late...

    Ahh smart, I'm probably going to start in late May if the weather permits as I'm not going for speed. I know NH has gotten a lot of snow this winter so I'll be checking the conditions before I go.
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  18. I plan on doing a similar thing this summer but I...

    I plan on doing a similar thing this summer but I won't be going for any speed records, just trying complete it. I don't have a GPS device but wish you luck! Any thoughts on when you'll be making...
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    So let's say a criminal kills someone and then is...

    So let's say a criminal kills someone and then is chased by the police. The criminal runs thru your backyard and hides in the woods behind your yard. You and your kids watch this happen. The...
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    Just fyi for those reading this thread. The...

    Just fyi for those reading this thread. The percentage of deet only determines how long it lasts according to a few sources that I've read including the makers of OFF:

    FACT: THE LEVEL OF DEET IN...
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    Interesting article! Thanks for sharing rickb.

    Interesting article! Thanks for sharing rickb.
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    Interesting post peak bagger - thank you. I...

    Interesting post peak bagger - thank you.

    I agree that confronting someone about what they are doing is unlikely to work but I don't think the answer is to do nothing either. Perhaps ask a couple...
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    Rickb speaking of confirmation bias . . . seems...

    Rickb speaking of confirmation bias . . . seems like you have a strong belief that people die less frequently from falls or lightning or anything other then murder on the trail and now you appear to...
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    I believe the huts are open in "early/mid June"....

    I believe the huts are open in "early/mid June".

    https://www.outdoors.org/lodging-camping/huts/season-dates
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    Thank you both for the replies!

    Thank you both for the replies!
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