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    Haha ��. They've both sectioned the entire trail...

    Haha ��. They've both sectioned the entire trail to Gorham, but the Whites are not really like any other part of the trail. The are experienced in most aspects... Just not as confident here. They...
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    Actually Redseal, they were hiking on the day of...

    Actually Redseal, they were hiking on the day of your traverse, perhaps the two people you passed were them?
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    Red seal, very enjoyable read, thanks!

    Red seal, very enjoyable read, thanks!
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    Thank you, everyone. I hope the weather held...

    Thank you, everyone. I hope the weather held out. They took the van up to the top this morning and were able to get reservations at Madison. I don't know if he can text from there but I havent...
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    Yes, they have been hiking in the whites, but...

    Yes, they have been hiking in the whites, but they aren't kids. We are middle aged folks, not exactly fast. But yes, they have hiked here. I actually broke a rib here last year, all too familiar. ...
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    Thank you, all very good.

    Thank you, all very good.
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    Thanks so much. gum

    Thanks so much. gum
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    Thank you--they won't be able to get to the top...

    Thank you--they won't be able to get to the top until nine via the auto road bus. Could you estimate how long it would take in hours to get to Pinkham, or to get Osgood. Thank you this is very...
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    Mt. Washington to Pinkham Notch, time

    How much time will it take an intermediate level hiker to hike down from Mt. Washington to Joe Dodge @ Pinkham Notch? Is a stop at Madison hut for an overnight advised or could one make it down...
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    Thanks for each of the suggestions, we will check...

    Thanks for each of the suggestions, we will check them out. On our way to start Sunday. Any other thoughts, please chime in.

    Many thanks.

    gum
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    Parking in Monson

    We are headed north for a few weeks to do a section which will end in Monson. Would there be a safe spot to leave a vehicle for an extended period of time? We would like it to be driveable when we...
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    Oil Creek State Park has a great 36 mile trail...

    Oil Creek State Park has a great 36 mile trail with two sets of shelters. Very nice, Venango County near Titusville PA.
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    I had it done about 5 weeks ago. My vision was...

    I had it done about 5 weeks ago. My vision was 20/400, and I am 51. It took me years to get to this point, but I'm so glad I had it done. Yes, I need reading glasses, but that was an issue before...
  14. Biggest danger = yourself. Ill-prepared,...

    Biggest danger = yourself. Ill-prepared, mentally and/or physically. Not listening to your intuition.

    And then ticks. Bears are way down my list.
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    Don't worry about what others think. Really. ...

    Don't worry about what others think. Really. Hike your own hike.
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    I really enjoyed this, thanks.

    I really enjoyed this, thanks.
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    New pack suggestions

    I have had my GG vapor ki since they came out. It has served me very well. I took a rather nasty spill in the whites and the rocks tore my pack up. I've started looking for a new, light women's...
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    Its okay to not like something. Its okay to...

    Its okay to not like something. Its okay to change your mind about not liking something and try again. Neither makes you a failure. Its simply an experience and its not for everyone. Hike your...
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    I will give a big thumbs up to the Mt. Liberty...

    I will give a big thumbs up to the Mt. Liberty Motel and Lodge--sorry, no breakfast, but that is easily found in town--or, rent a small cabin on the cheap there that has a kitchenette. Owners are...
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    Good for you--we know the feeling, we've had...

    Good for you--we know the feeling, we've had several trips to new hampshire, this last one in june resulting in a broken rib for me and some very ugly weather. I'm glad you made it, a true badge of...
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    We have a cat named Katahdin! (Kit-tah! for...

    We have a cat named Katahdin! (Kit-tah! for short).
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    We just returned. I would do a trip report but I...

    We just returned. I would do a trip report but I fell and broke a rib. Good thing we like NH, to return another day. Good luck, be safe. Gum
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    We just left the Mt. Liberty motel in Lincoln,...

    We just left the Mt. Liberty motel in Lincoln, owned by Paul and his wife, very hiker friendly. I cracked a rib going over Layfayette area, Was able to get a hold of Paul who came and got me. Able...
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    I am a beekeeper. Unless you are allergic or...

    I am a beekeeper. Unless you are allergic or inadvertently or purposely really bother a bee (or even a bumblebee), you have little to fear. Wasps, yellow jackets and hornets perhaps a different...
  25. Our friend hiking in front of us kicked up nest...

    Our friend hiking in front of us kicked up nest of yellow jackets accidentally. I ended up with about four or five stings and at least two more days on the trail for an easy out. At the end of...
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