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  1. NH White Mountain National Forest needs your help cataloging storm damage, Oct. 2017

    Dear Partner, Volunteer, or Trail Enthusiast:
    You’re receiving this email because you are a trail partner, volunteer, or trail enthusiast on the White Mountain National Forest, and the Forest needs...
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    I will be in the HMW for about a week at the end...

    I will be in the HMW for about a week at the end of July, rather close to the AT. Let me know if you need something "stashed". If you want specifics, PM me.
  3. Thread: Rain!?!

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    Tent Siting

    It seems to me that Yukon's question revolves around keeping his tent dry. It's pretty obvious and simple answer, that's probably why the thread went OT.

    IMO, the key to a dry tent bottom is...
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    I have spent a good deal of time researching the...

    I have spent a good deal of time researching the various responding SAR groups this past week in order to thank them all. In the final analysis, NH F&G is not equipped, funded or staffed to perform...
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    I hike alone a lot now days. Never used to. As...

    I hike alone a lot now days. Never used to. As I have aged, fellow friends who had been hikers fell by the wayside due to various life choices or physical issues.

    One reason I hike is...
  6. My winter season sport is backcountry and...

    My winter season sport is backcountry and slackcountry downhill skiing. When I revealed this to my physician, he was dumbfounded that anyone would even consider this. He asked, "Don't you hit...
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    Janiebeth, Yes, you deserve to be so proud. ...

    Janiebeth,
    Yes, you deserve to be so proud. Steve and Dave were my "Trail Angels" if ever there were ones, thank God. I hope he got all his equipment back. I will be forever indebted to them, I...
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    I honestly had no idea how grave my condition was...

    I honestly had no idea how grave my condition was until I was in the hospital. The rescue team was desperately looking for the fastest way out. This wasn't a broken leg that can wait.

    While the...
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    A HUGE THANK YOU TO THRU-HIKERS: Steven...

    A HUGE THANK YOU TO THRU-HIKERS:

    Steven Parrish (Root Beer Float)

    Dave Evans (Trail Name not known)
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    Helicopter

    Helicopters are scare in the region. However, the first thing the rescue crew did after assessing me and stabilizing me was to send scouts out for a viable location for a stokes basket pull. They...
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    The smartest thing I had in my pack was a winter...

    The smartest thing I had in my pack was a winter wool ski cap. It proved essential.
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    There was great concern I was going into shock,...

    There was great concern I was going into shock, as I had all the symptoms.
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    Hikers

    I will get their trail names (I hope) from my brother-in-law in the next day or two and let you all know.
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    Hypothermia

    Thanks to all for the good vibes. I sure do want to get back out, but healing is the first priority.

    I'll take the issues one at a time, in separate messages, just 'cause it's a bit hard to...
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    I am the fellow who took the fall. I'm in fair...

    I am the fellow who took the fall. I'm in fair condition, now released from the hospital. Happy to discuss what went right and wrong in the hike. Still wracking my brain to try and identify...
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