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    I'm not a statistician, though I do have a degree...

    I'm not a statistician, though I do have a degree in Math Education (high school algebra and geometry). I haven't tried to understand all the points made above. I just wanted to point out what I...
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    One week of fall! Ain't that the truth!! ...

    One week of fall! Ain't that the truth!!

    Thanks for the info, and Bianchi, I guess I'll be out there the weekend prior to Thanksgiving, so I'll try to report back on any trail conditions that you...
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    Hookoo, Please describe the poison ivy problem...

    Hookoo,
    Please describe the poison ivy problem a little further. For example, is it simply widespread off-trail? Or is also 6' tall and growing across the trail? I was thinking of a dayhike in...
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    The kind of hiker that makes me nervous are those...

    The kind of hiker that makes me nervous are those that carry big scary knives and talk about how dangerous the trail is.
    :):rolleyes::)

    Seriously, the primary danger to hikers is falling. All...
  5. I remember that stretch. We went SOBO from ST to...

    I remember that stretch. We went SOBO from ST to Garfield, and it seemed like it was straight down. We carefully worked our way down, taking care with our footing and joints, and feeling sorry for...
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    I guess this is "later" so THANK YOU! Kind of...

    I guess this is "later" so THANK YOU!

    Kind of a crazy story. Glad Traffic Jam had good info to report. I hope the guy stays warm enough.
  7. I think either choice is going to be seriously...

    I think either choice is going to be seriously tough.

    Uh... uh... I mean "enjoyable."
  8. Pictures never do justice to the reality. Looks...

    Pictures never do justice to the reality. Looks wet and slick, maybe a little bit of slope? Hard to tell from the picture, but I'll take your word for it. I've been a few places where a...
  9. Wow, hard to believe how crazy some people are. ...

    Wow, hard to believe how crazy some people are.

    I'm not going to pretend I know about the difficulties of trail building in your area. Still, I do think it's a shame that so many trails are...
  10. A multitude of hikers avoiding the middle of the...

    A multitude of hikers avoiding the middle of the trail in favor of the safer edges results in widening and degrading the trail. This can be avoided by routing, designing, and building trails that...
  11. Funny. Gambit, I remember in a thread a few...

    Funny. Gambit, I remember in a thread a few years back where you asked why not wear crocks to hike in because you said they were comfortable. At the time, you hadn't been to NH/ME, but I had had a...
  12. Discussed all of the above with my husband last...

    Discussed all of the above with my husband last night. I think we'll probably try to slack. But that's contingent on how well we do with conditioning over the next several months.
    Thanks, y'all,...
  13. Glad you made it in one piece! We going SOBO...

    Glad you made it in one piece! We going SOBO over that beast, hit the steep stuff early in the day, then breathe a sigh of relief.
  14. The day we climbed Madison (SOBO) the winds were...

    The day we climbed Madison (SOBO) the winds were fierce! The croo at Madison Hut advised in the strongest terms that we NOT proceed to Lakes the next day because the forecast was no better, winds at...
  15. I remember seeing those somewhere else in a high...

    I remember seeing those somewhere else in a high elevation bog. I'm glad they're too small to eat hikers! :)
  16. I had heard that S Kinsman was so steep it was...

    I had heard that S Kinsman was so steep it was better/safer to go up than down. If it's not so terrible, it would be nice to go SOBO.
  17. I appreciate the good information and advice. ...

    I appreciate the good information and advice.

    Whether we slack or pack this section, we will need to increase our fitness/conditioning anyway. Two 8-mile days backpacking here can't be much...
  18. This really is tempting!

    This really is tempting!
  19. Good point. If we slack, we'll still need to...

    Good point. If we slack, we'll still need to carry a lot of our gear, except tent and sleeping bags. We'd still need food and rain gear and warm clothes.
  20. In our case, we've already done the Whites (hut...

    In our case, we've already done the Whites (hut to hut). This trip is about filling in the gaps. It will start with the Wildcats (3 days) because we'll have a reservation at Carter Notch. With a...
  21. Kinsman Notch to Franconia Notch, slack or pack?

    A while back I was advised to slack the 16.3 mile section from Kinsman to Franconia because of some very steep climbs up S Kinsman. For us, 16 miles is a long day even on an easy trail. To manage...
  22. Didn't watch full video - too long. Just wanted...

    Didn't watch full video - too long. Just wanted to say it's a great time to be out in the woods! Just got home from a weekend loop out of Smokemont Campground. Went up Hughes Ridge Trail and...
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    Indeed it did. I got a text message notification...

    Indeed it did. I got a text message notification of that fact a couple hours ago. It still advised that water sources may be slow or dry.
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    Wow, still hiking at 78! That's awesome! If...

    Wow, still hiking at 78! That's awesome!

    If you're experienced, if you know what you're getting into, then 10 mpd is okay, regardless of age. Plenty of younger folks are carrying around 30-40-50...
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    but I thought the trails were mostly maintained...

    but I thought the trails were mostly maintained by volunteers. or is that only the AT?
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