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  1. Note that in building construction circles...

    Note that in building construction circles reflectix is has a reputation of making claims that are not true using test methods they dreamed up themselves.
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    In a situation like this I think NHF&G tries to...

    In a situation like this I think NHF&G tries to file charges for the publicity as much as the actually wishing the charges are fully prosecuted. Unless its a totally dysfunctional family I expect...
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    The volume of hikers heading up Mt Washington on...

    The volume of hikers heading up Mt Washington on a good day or even a marginal day is something that most hikers not familiar with the area probably would have a rough time wrapping their head...
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    Definitely depends on your food resupply plans...

    Definitely depends on your food resupply plans and what types of food you plan to cook. My food bags are silnylon I made myself and they are about the size of sleeping bag stuff sack. They were set...
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    It was nasty day on the summits on thursday when...

    It was nasty day on the summits on thursday when the accident happened. The trails from the east side of the mountain are sheltered from winds and incoming weather. The wind exposure can change in a...
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    Far more bad hikers than bad towns.

    Far more bad hikers than bad towns.
  7. I guess Mountain Moma's is being looked back...

    I guess Mountain Moma's is being looked back fondly?
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    In by mothers day, out by fathers day. The...

    In by mothers day, out by fathers day.

    The black flies are pushed out by the mosquitoes
  9. Finally looks like 3 sunny days in a row this...

    Finally looks like 3 sunny days in a row this weekend at or slightly above the average temp. That is going to burn up a few snowfields but not some of the deep snow spots in the shade and trees that...
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    I have tried all the home remedies and am...

    I have tried all the home remedies and am inherently cheap. On the other hand I hate late night leg cramps and Nuun keeps me from getting them after a hike so I spend the money.

    Note Nuun has a...
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    You are going to be trail running if you plan to...

    You are going to be trail running if you plan to do it in 5 days.
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    I am a Nuun fan myself. I used to use Gatoraide...

    I am a Nuun fan myself. I used to use Gatoraide but eve diluted, too much sugar.Nuun is the only product that keeps me from getting leg cramps in the evening.
  13. Still plenty of snow on the summit when I went by...

    Still plenty of snow on the summit when I went by this afternoon.
  14. Reading the various trail reports from the...

    Reading the various trail reports from the weekend the snow on the softwood ridgelines has gotten tot he annoyance factor. I am surprised as there are still many snow fields way down the sides of the...
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    If you want solo on the AT you need to section...

    If you want solo on the AT you need to section and hike away from the bubble. In 2002 we did a 5 week section in VA and for 3 weeks we went 4 to 5 days without seeing any other hikers. We would get a...
  16. Be glad thet most dehydrated food companies...

    Be glad thet most dehydrated food companies backed off on spices. When I first started backpacking, many meals were loaded with salt and MSG. I used to try different entrees and remember a few trips...
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    The trick with First Net is the government pays...

    The trick with First Net is the government pays ATT to put the in the tower sites and infrastructure in support First Net. Its a lot easier to piggy back other standard cell tower capabilities on the...
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    Note that even PLBs are not guarantees of rescue....

    Note that even PLBs are not guarantees of rescue. There was high profile hiker death in the whites a few years ago where the PLB sent out confusing signals. This occurred in conditions that were well...
  19. Sort if lines up with my hike yesterday. Some...

    Sort if lines up with my hike yesterday. Some snow at 2500 feet on the south slope of the Mahoosucs in the softwoods.
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    To answer the OPs post I have the Fast Find 220....

    To answer the OPs post I have the Fast Find 220. Its about as small as they get. Its getting on in years. Its has some limited capacity for self testing the battery and GPS function until the...
  21. I was in the Mahoosucs yesterday from Dream Lake...

    I was in the Mahoosucs yesterday from Dream Lake to Gentian Pond. Lots of blowdown, patches of snow in some spots and running water everywhere on the trail. Definitely wet boots after a few hours. ...
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    Since they took the Moriah Brook Suspension...

    Since they took the Moriah Brook Suspension bridge across the Wild River down two years ago I expect there are lot less folks in the Wild River area. The Black Angel trail is very well maintained...
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    I hang out with redliners, There are lot of...

    I hang out with redliners, There are lot of trails on the fringes of the WMNF that a peakbagger would never visit that add up to lot of miles. Seeing the conditions of some of them like Haystack...
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    Always just a blue blaze away ;). By the way,...

    Always just a blue blaze away ;).

    By the way, even though Mahoosuc Notch and its less publicized "nasty" neighbor Mahoosuc Arm are in the AMC White Mountain Guide, they are usually not considered...
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    I generally make sure someone is quite...

    I generally make sure someone is quite experienced with scrambling before recommending Huntington's ravine trail to any hiker. Too many folks seem to think lets skip all the intermediate trails and...
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