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    I'll guess 130.

    I'll guess 130.
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    MSR fan

    My basic setup is a MSR SimmerLite (White gas) for winter and when I'm cooking for more than just me, and a MSR PocketRocket (ISO-Butane) for 3 season solos or simple water boiling for a small group....
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    Best best is using a taxi service. I've used EZ...

    Best best is using a taxi service. I've used EZ Taxi before - very reliable but also kinda expensive($90 from the Highlands center to Valley Way). More here>...
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    IsoPro

    With either the propane or IsoPro mixes you have to be really careful below 20 degrees. As previousally mentioned, the compressed gas does not vaporize and flow rates are low. Some tricks are to...
  5. Thread: Odd request

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    EXACTLY!!! Wasn't sure anyone would actually get...

    EXACTLY!!! Wasn't sure anyone would actually get it! :)
  6. Thread: Odd request

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    Hmm...

    Her tat! But I did get a good (well needed) chuckle!

    hikergrl: maybe it would help if you told us more about what you like about mountains and hiking...
  7. Thread: Odd request

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    I've always wanted to get a tat on my butt...

    I've always wanted to get a tat on my butt saying: "This ass climed Mt. Washington". ;)

    Will give yours some thought....
  8. Thread: Here's another

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    He wanted "quiet and solitude"... With "a...

    He wanted "quiet and solitude"... With "a reported windchill of minus-70 degrees at the summit and gusts of up to 70 miles an hour" he'd be looking for an eternity of it without any gear at 1am!!!...
  9. Thread: Backpack Advice

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    my 2 cents

    you get what you pay for... $200 (list price) is NOT a lot to pay for an expedition pack. I think if you spurge another $100 your back will thank you every step of the way.
  10. Thread: Ice axe advice

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    68 or 70 sounds about right. But as Bill has...

    68 or 70 sounds about right. But as Bill has said, there is a huge amount of personal preference that needs to be considered here. I'm 6'0" and use a 75cm.
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    yeah, I've been looking at this unit too, but i'm...

    yeah, I've been looking at this unit too, but i'm not sure I'm willing to make the investment - yet. Yes, it is a more affordable PLB and IS useful as one, but I'd like to see some more features. ...
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    Very cool guys. Thanks. Now let's see a...

    Very cool guys. Thanks. Now let's see a wintertime episode! ;)
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    Wow!

    Very nice! I can just imagine myself sitting on the bank relaxing to the sound of the water! :) thanks for sharing.
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    Philmont

    Hi. I'm a scout leader from Northern NJ and are headed to Philmont this year (08). I've never been before so I'm really looking forward to it. I think the Whites are much more challenging,...
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    I've also used EZ Taxi in the past. Very...

    I've also used EZ Taxi in the past. Very dependable and fair. Paid $90 too.
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    Exit 163

    Hi Kathy.

    Hey Jersey. Yeah, I totally hear ya about the adiction to the Whites. I attempted the Presi Traverse this past November - got snowed out and had to bail after summiting Madison and...
  17. Thread: Cell Service?

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    3 days - 2 nights starting Monday. Looking at...

    3 days - 2 nights starting Monday. Looking at the forecast snow is expected through Tuesday. Just want to know what to expect... Never too prepared - RIGHT?
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    I guess that is the more correct way of saying it...

    I guess that is the more correct way of saying it Bill ;) Thanks.

    How's the signal in the Whites?
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    VHF Weather alerts?

    Does the OBS broadcast weather alerts on NOAA?
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    Cell Service?

    Does anyone know how cell reception is on Mt Washington and the other presi mountains? I use AT&T (cingular) and verizon. Do these carriers work? Any others?

    Thanks,
    Kevin
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    Water?

    Thanks for the info KD.

    Water Source anyone? (Basically along the AT (Gulfside & Crawford).

    KF
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    Presi Traverse Water Source?

    Seeing that there is little or no snow up there yet, are there any reliable water sources? We're planning on heading up from Appalachia on Nov 11 via the valley trail. Camp at the Valley Way...
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    markers

    Many thanks Tom and Billy. I have read the whiteout plan, and the entire guide (highly recommended for anyone planning a traverse). The escape routes and waypoints are invaluable piecies of...
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    Trail markings above treeline

    How well are the trails marked above treeline, especially when the trail is snow covered? I'm particularly thinking of Gulfside trail.

    Thx,
    Kevin
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    Hey Bill and Rich. Thanks for the Info. I will...

    Hey Bill and Rich. Thanks for the Info. I will be joining AM39053 on the traverse.

    Looks like this might work. If we locate our car at the Crawford parking lot on a Saturday or Sunday, can we...
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