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  1. Bear Mt is good for training of Mt Washington,...

    Bear Mt is good for training of Mt Washington, Also I found the blue trail on Sleeping giant in Hamden to be very difficult. Its only about 600 feet, but if you can do it a few times it will get very...
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    I plan on going next weekend, if anyone can...

    I plan on going next weekend, if anyone can recommend a hotel near Lafayette that would be great. I'm coming from Ct, and im not sure if I want to leave early drive up and try the loop and spend the...
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    I am considering these two Mts for late March, ...

    I am considering these two Mts for late March,

    Would Ice Axe and Crampons be needed on either in Late March?

    If I do Adams im thinking of spending a night in one of the Huts, to help save a...
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    I gave up after post holing for over an hour from...

    I gave up after post holing for over an hour from Lions head to the ridge to the summit. Winds were about 70 and it had snowed a lot the day before which made visability sketchy. Plus when I took my...
  5. Thread: 4/16 Mt Adams

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    Will Crampons be needed on April 16th, im...

    Will Crampons be needed on April 16th, im bringing them, but im just wondering if I will get to use them?

    Thanks
  6. Thread: 4/16 Mt Adams

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    Yes I saw your report- Im using one of your pics...

    Yes I saw your report- Im using one of your pics as my background here at work!

    Great job.
  7. Thread: 4/16 Mt Adams

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    4/16 Mt Adams

    Can anyone recommend a trail for Mt Adams, I was planning on getting on the trail around 1pm and then hiking to a shelter and finishing the hike to the top and then down to the car the next day.
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    I went last year at this time. The day before I...

    I went last year at this time. The day before I left the trail was pretty packed down, but the day of my hike it was to my knees with fresh snow. Lots of Fun.
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    Everythign has risk's in life, and im sure a lot...

    Everythign has risk's in life, and im sure a lot of the people who climb big peaks do it because of the risk.

    A total of 58 climbers have died on Annapurna -- a fatality rate of 40.8%.


    For...
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    I think its up to the parents, personally I think...

    I think its up to the parents, personally I think he shoudl be able to climb it.

    But it makes me think, where does he go from there....k2, the alps and more dangerous peaks are most likley in his...
  11. Thread: MT Adams

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    Sorry I should of mentioned, we are planning mid...

    Sorry I should of mentioned, we are planning mid november Mt Adams. I figured the crampons would be needed but was wondering since my only pair is from 1984 with leather straps...Heavy but they still...
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    I recently got a facebook message from John...

    I recently got a facebook message from John harlin III, he has an article coming out in March In backpacker magazine about his trip with his daughter to Mt Chamberlin. Im sure he will touch on this....
  13. Thread: Sad report

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    This reminds me of a story my guide on Mt...

    This reminds me of a story my guide on Mt Washington told me last year, his first rescue turned into a recovery. A principle jumped off near Tuckrmans(I think) I remember him telling me this happens...
  14. Thread: MT Adams

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    MT Adams

    Can someone let me know around what month or time of year crampons become necessary for Mt Adams. Also is an ice axe needed or recommended for the Lowes trail?
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    Thanks I will check this out as well, looks...

    Thanks I will check this out as well, looks perfect.

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    Ok, thats the one I did last winter a couple of times, I forgot about the section that hits the AT and climbs the north side to get...
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    RedThorn- Im coming from new haven area, so...

    RedThorn- Im coming from new haven area, so anything within 3 hour I guess.

    On bear mountain, can someone tell me where the trailhead is for the north side. Ive hiked here before- but believe I...
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    Day hikes Mass or Conn

    Hey all,

    Looks like my wife doesnt want me climbing Mt. Washington this winter as I would be away a couple of days and she is pregnant.
    I am going to try to get up there in Novemebr and hope for...
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    I will be up there that weekend for the same...

    I will be up there that weekend for the same purpose. Plan on sleeping in the woods somewhere. This is still legal below treeline?
  19. Thread: Ready for MW?

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    This makes me think- What is the ideal body type...

    This makes me think- What is the ideal body type for climbing from what I can tell from the guys who make a living at it, they are not much different then cyclist. Im guessing 5,7 - 5'9 140?
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    I think what I couldnt train for so much was...

    I think what I couldnt train for so much was walking in deep snow.
    Its not so much the energy to be able to walk though it, its the balance that goes on when you do bottom out, your still not on...
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    Sledding down from the base of Lions Head would...

    Sledding down from the base of Lions Head would work, damn wish I did that.

    If you surf, and work out that much you are in good shape.

    I had horrible pain in the tops of my thighs after my...
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    Cool Trip report, I slipped on third steep part...

    Cool Trip report, I slipped on third steep part of Lions Head. Just bad luck you got twisted. I does suck not making it up, but if it was a lock getting up it wouldnt be as much fun trying.

    I'm...
  23. Thread: Trip report 2/20

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    LOL I would be lying if I said that the...

    LOL I would be lying if I said that the "Snowshoe" post did'nt go through my mind a few times!:D

    At the same time the agony of the deep snow seems to be what im talking about the most.

    Now all...
  24. Thread: Trip report 2/20

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    I had a great time, the forecast was not good for...

    I had a great time, the forecast was not good for a summit when we left and my guide for EMS Craig left hints that it might be a rough go. There was wind advisory at 70mph and the summit expected to...
  25. Thread: Trip report 2/20

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    Trip report 2/20

    I will post report tomorrow- We got close but the waist deep snow and falling through made things slow and we turned around about 130. had a great time, trip report tomorrow.
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