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    This is why you want to get through the Whites...

    This is why you want to get through the Whites before October:...
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    Possible charge against family who left 80 year...

    Possible charge against family who left 80 year old behind: ...
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    And a second person had to be evacuated from Mt....

    And a second person had to be evacuated from Mt. Washington last night. ...
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    June 13 death on Mt. Washington

    NH Fish and Game Press Release:

    NH Fish and Game Law Enforcement Division and Operation Game Thief
    PRESS RELEASE
    June 14, 2019
    Hiker Dies After Attempting to Ascend Tuckerman Ravine Trail...
  5. Actually, in the White Mountain National Forest,...

    Actually, in the White Mountain National Forest, lots of shelter have been taken down. Not along AT, mostly in the designated wilderness areas. There are several factor that impact the decisions,...
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    I agree that your MPH may be cut in half, but it...

    I agree that your MPH may be cut in half, but it is not just an issue of speed. Duration is also in play. Yes, you will hike slower, but you can make up for some of it by spending more time in...
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    Remembering Two Veterans

    On Memorial Day, it seems fitting to take a moment to think of two veterans who lost their lives on the AT over the last year.

    Ronald Sanchez's violent death earlier this month is, perhaps, even...
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    It would be fun to reroute the AT over a few of...

    It would be fun to reroute the AT over a few of the Terrifying 25 - than thrus would really be talking about the whites.
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    Reflecting on my experience hiking the AT in the...

    Reflecting on my experience hiking the AT in the Whites:

    1. I found going up and over the Kinsmans exhausting. The trail goes over a series of steep granite slabs (that I believe used to have...
  10. Good point. I had not noticed the Deadeye is...

    Good point. I had not noticed the Deadeye is located in VT. The different perspectives on the mud season in the White and the LT are interesting.
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    I hear you TSK, no disagreement from me about the...

    I hear you TSK, no disagreement from me about the high cot of the huts. The price have really gone up over the lat 5 year. The same criticism can, however, be made for just about every accommodation...
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    In Defense of the Huts

    For thru hikers the huts offer a place to refill water, get a hot drink, have a snack, use a toilet and to get out of the rain or sun - all for free (or maybe a couple of bucks for a cup of tea or a...
  13. Mud Season

    Thrifty Endurance, I will let Deadeye speak for him/herself, but I think the point is about hiking in mud season, not about snowshoeing and postholing in the snow.

    Here is what the AMC's Manager...
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    A well written article providing an overview of...

    A well written article providing an overview of the events leading to the horrible atack, and an overview of what happened after....
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    Favorite hut: - I have visited all, and state at...

    Favorite hut: - I have visited all, and state at most of them. My favorite is Galehead, it is one of the smaller ones, and the views of the sunrise from the bench at the front steps was spectacular.
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    I don't think lub (Vaseline, Glide, etc.) is...

    I don't think lub (Vaseline, Glide, etc.) is going to help for long - too much of a hot mess between the toes. Maybe try a dab of nail polish on each side.
  17. Got to love it when he starts doing the monologue...

    Got to love it when he starts doing the monologue from Braveheart about 7 min. in.

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTC95b3A8zmg3B7DfEJ7MYM_1Uezv0mObKtB_SSJDb-Rl8LMjHa
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    Rex, you just gave me the best laugh I have had...

    Rex, you just gave me the best laugh I have had in a long time. Thanks!
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    This is the key, but very hard to do. As others...

    This is the key, but very hard to do. As others said, taking off/putting on a hat is useful. Also unzipping/zipping jacket or fleece to can help. I sometimes pull of my gloves, or switch to very...
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    If you want to avoid most of the black flies,...

    If you want to avoid most of the black flies, wait until July.
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    Chocolate

    Very informative and helpful thread. Thanks.
    I am wondering about chocolate selection -- thinking of trying out a chocolate high in flavanols, which is supposed to help with blood flow. Has anyone...
  22. Thread: Pole Poll

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    Poll: I picked up a pair of the Montem Ultra Strong...

    I picked up a pair of the Montem Ultra Strong polls this spring. https://montemlife.com/product/ultra-strong-trekking-poles/ It took a while to get the tension dialed in (tighten when clip is open),...
  23. The local newspaper reports that Rt. 2 is closed...

    The local newspaper reports that Rt. 2 is closed from Gorham to Maine border. It also mentions damage to Rt. 16 near Dolly Copp Campground. Overall it reflects that this storm was more damaging than...
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    Agreed - for some guy or gal.

    Agreed - for some guy or gal.
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    Two points: (1) As to just turning down support,...

    Two points: (1) As to just turning down support, I understood that on a self-supported FTK it is okay to accept assistance like trail magic, or the types of things long distance hikers ofter share...
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