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    We didn't have much wind here in Western MA,...

    We didn't have much wind here in Western MA, either, about on par with a medium nor-easter...but we have some very severe flooding going on. When the ground got saturated with water this contributed...
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    Was hiking on Mt. Tom in Holyoke, MA and...

    Was hiking on Mt. Tom in Holyoke, MA and definitely felt a little odd. It was more the sound that clued me in at first...all the trees just swaying a little bit on an otherwise quiet day was the...
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    I like an excerpt from a JRR Tolkien poem in...

    I like an excerpt from a JRR Tolkien poem in "Fellowship of the Ring."
    "Not all those who wander are lost."

    Although it can describe many things, I it apply it to my desire for aimless...
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    If you would like to read about some of the other...

    If you would like to read about some of the other non-death incidents in the ravines, you can go here http://www.mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/ and click 'search and rescue/incidents' in the...
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    We had a bit of slush up here in MA. I hear a bit...

    We had a bit of slush up here in MA. I hear a bit farther to the west on the turkpike there are still icy spots as of 9 am. Bring on the white stuff!!!!
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    Winter hike equipment: pants

    So I am a pretty avid outdoorsman type of all seasons. Skiing, hiking, rock climbing...all the fun stuff.

    This year I would like to head out in some of the harsher weather for day trips, although...
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    Very good movie, and it plays out the way it...

    Very good movie, and it plays out the way it should have. No "Hollywood" flash and bang.

    If anyone is interested, it is on Netflix as a DVD rental as well as Netflix streaming.
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    As a geocacher (treasure hunting with GPS) and...

    As a geocacher (treasure hunting with GPS) and USGS mapper, I suggest reading this page that the geocaching folks have put up. We do actually 'hunt' benchmarks. ...
  9. Thread: Subarus

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    I am a Suby owner, but I have a WRX wagon so I...

    I am a Suby owner, but I have a WRX wagon so I cannot directly answer your questions above. I can suggest, however, if you are looking for a summary of specs that run the gamut of pricing (list, mfg,...
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    Lots of people in the Pioneer Valley of MA felt...

    Lots of people in the Pioneer Valley of MA felt it. (Pioneer Valley are the communities that pretty much border the CT river). I'm located in Holyoke, MA.

    If you look at the USGS reports it seems...
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    Deal is back up, but price is $50. Still a...

    Deal is back up, but price is $50. Still a savings!
  12. Thread: gpx files

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    The AMC has an online mapping program that is...

    The AMC has an online mapping program that is pretty good. I used the free trial on my hike up Washington. The info looked good but I honestly never broke out the GPS because the trails were so...
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    Sweet find! It looks like it is temporarily on...

    Sweet find! It looks like it is temporarily on hold though, as many Amazon users were reporting problems. Something to do with the codes they are selling not syncing with Garmin.

    You can sign up...
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    I'm a history buff and always appreciate stories...

    I'm a history buff and always appreciate stories like this. Thank you for sharing!!
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    I haven't been, but I can recommend these two...

    I haven't been, but I can recommend these two websites for a hint as to trail conditions:
    Views From The Top

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    New England Trail Conditions
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    Ooh, that reminds me to ask. Is it possible to...

    Ooh, that reminds me to ask. Is it possible to get one via mail? I live in Western MA and would like to get one but usually when I arrive it is really early in the AM and EMS (or the like) is not...
  17. Do you know the back story of the original...

    Do you know the back story of the original rescue? I'm not familiar with this incident.
  18. I think anything East of the Mississippi can get...

    I think anything East of the Mississippi can get hit, as well as the immediate gulf states, but the question is how plausible is it?

    Are you trying to figure out a geocache? Can you give us any...
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    13 Year old to do Everest?

    Wow... I'm not sure if I'm for it or against it.

    13-year-old to attempt to climb Everest

    * RAQUEL MARIA DILLON,Associated Press Writer

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 13-year-old California boy...
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    Regardless of which you choose I am jealous. Down...

    Regardless of which you choose I am jealous. Down here in Western MA all is closed. The Whites are too far a drive for day trips and I work Saturdays/Mondays...so no weekends for me :(

    Rip it up a...
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    Yes, this made me chuckle as well. Got through...

    Yes, this made me chuckle as well. Got through the first few sentences and was scratching my head...then I remembered what day it was.
  22. Thread: Hello!

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    Welcome, and welcome to the Mountain Family!...

    Welcome, and welcome to the Mountain Family! Thank you for introducing yourself and enjoy the variety of topics that are discussed on here!
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    If you're looking for the North Conway area I...

    If you're looking for the North Conway area I recommend the 1785 inn. They are sorta a bed and breakfast place. Not super expensive, but also not the cheapest.
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    I seem to notice it if it is a water-saturated...

    I seem to notice it if it is a water-saturated snow. Perhaps the higher content of water absorbs more spectrum of light...except blue, like water does in other locations.

    I guess it could also...
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    From the weather forecast I can see for here in...

    From the weather forecast I can see for here in Western MA they should be calling it a rain-a-caine. It rolls off the tongue better :)

    Seriously though, yeah...snowicane? Definitely...odd, to say...
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