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    I second the idea of heading up Mansfield in good...

    I second the idea of heading up Mansfield in good weather from the Underhill side. The Sunset Ridge Trail, which begins at the Underhill State Park, spends alot more time above tree line than any of...
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    "On April 1, 2007, Ed completed the New England...

    "On April 1, 2007, Ed completed the New England 67 in every calendar month by summiting Hamlin Peak & Baxter. He was the first and currently only person to do this. He was accompanied by Dave...
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    Bill's recommendations are great. The basic met...

    Bill's recommendations are great. The basic met classs will really help you understand what you are seeing as any trip progresses.

    Besides "Freedom Of the Hills", The Mountaineers Books also...
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    Baxter

    Winter trips to Baxter are often discussed on viewsfromthetop.com, a NE hiking website. A common extended trip is to ski into Roaring Brook from Abol Bridge and then hike / skin up to Chimney Pond....
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    Hello, I spent the day skiing with the local...

    Hello,
    I spent the day skiing with the local emergancy room doctor ( also a ex- pro ski patrol and inventor of a step in telemark binding), and when ask the question " Can you get frostbite when the...
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    Is it possible to get frostbite......

    Hello,
    We all know that it is possible to to become hypothermic at any air temperature.

    When the windchill values are cold, cold, cold, but the air temperature is above 32 F, is it possible...
  7. Thread: NIN's New Home

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    Nin's new home

    Everyone can rest assured that Nin will be more than OK-- Often,
    when the OBS living room was full to watch a movie, Nin quite often choose to sleep on Mike or Diane"s lap. Nin also enjoyed watching...
  8. Thread: Snowfall Rates

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    Good question Bill, If I remember correctly, in...

    Good question Bill,
    If I remember correctly, in the METAR manual , precip rates are determined by how the precip limts visibility. Many times during precip, the summit is in the fog, so how the...
  9. Thread: Quiz

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    Killington, VT

    Way to keep us thinking, Bill!

    I guess it comes down to how it's determined where to measure the elevation of a town-- is it a the geographic center, or the main interesection...

    A quick...
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    With no statistics as a basis for my my thoughts...

    With no statistics as a basis for my my thoughts , I would say the highest city-- with over 10,000 people-- in NE is Stowe, VT on a holiday weekend!
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    History is being made every day, and with new...

    History is being made every day, and with new history, new people will come to figure prominantly. I have been fortunate to share evening phone calls from within the warmth of the Observatory with...
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    Does steepness matter

    Why Guess what the steepest trail in the Whites is, just go out and enjoy any trail-- be it flat or steep. Any method of determining the steepest trail will include a great deal of subjectivity. ...
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    January 2004

    In January 2004 the low temp ranged from -41 to -45 for 4 straight days!
    I do not remember how balmy the high temps became on those days....
  14. Thread: Cornices

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    I would agree with Neil's thoughts that variable...

    I would agree with Neil's thoughts that variable wind direction limits cornice growth. During the winter of 2003-4 a small cornice did develope on the east side of Mount Clay, and broke off after a...
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    A Maple syrup producer in Waterville, VT has made...

    A Maple syrup producer in Waterville, VT has made over 1000 gallons already this season---2 1/2 months before the taps used to go into the trees!
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    The vertical temp profile information is of great...

    The vertical temp profile information is of great value to anyone venturing into the hills as it allows one to see where different air masses may be stratifying. Being able to view the past 12 or 24...
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    Hello- The 2 main generators are outside the...

    Hello-
    The 2 main generators are outside the Sherman Adams building. Back up generators are inside the Sherman Adams and Yankee buildings. Considering the creativity and skills of the state park...
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    Hello- There is a third ( and fourth) generator...

    Hello- There is a third ( and fourth) generator on the summit to back up the primary generators. Either primary gen runs the summit independently
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