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  1. Ahhh - yes! Indian Poke. Not something to...

    Ahhh - yes! Indian Poke.

    Not something to munch on apparently!

    http://dartmed.dartmouth.edu/spring06/html/wild_greens.php

    Bob
  2. A grand day out in the Northern Presidentials

    Had grand plans for Saturday to try out a new route (for me) for Jefferson in Winter and add Adams as a bonus. Namely Lowes Path-Randolph Path-Gulfside-Jefferson Loop then back along the Gulfside to...
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    Beat you by a day :) For a late start, easy...

    Beat you by a day :)

    For a late start, easy rehab hike for my friend Karen I chose Cardigan via the West Ridge trail. Even with the road walk it's only about a four mile round trip and nothing...
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    Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail from Marshfield Station...

    Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail from Marshfield Station is a shade over 3.5 miles Starting at the new parking lots adds a little more but that is closed in winter.

    Huntington and Jewell routes work out a...
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    On this note - does it help to use the 'report...

    On this note - does it help to use the 'report this post' feature on new spam posts or is it redundant?

    Bob
  6. Thread: The Summit

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    Ohhhh - about 93 million miles...

    Ohhhh - about 93 million miles :rolleyes: (Further at night)

    More down to Earth - as an example of distant viewing of city scapes I have seen Boston downtown from Wachusett at about 45 miles...
  7. Thread: The Summit

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    Just out of curiosity I used Topo! to generate a...

    Just out of curiosity I used Topo! to generate a rough point to point plot from Mt Washington to the the WTC site and ran an elevation profile of the plot. I then drew a line from the Summit to a...
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    A tad breezy on Adams

    After several abandoned attempts due to bad weather in the last few weeks it was nice to be able to get to a summit for a change :)

    Lowes Path was well packed out to Gray Knob cabin but only a...
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    Another vote for Boott Spur. Without having to...

    Another vote for Boott Spur. Without having to venture above tree line you get a fantastic view into both Huntingdon and Tuckerman ravines. If conditions allow the views to other parts of the Notch...
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    Excellent trip report Jake! It sure was a tough...

    Excellent trip report Jake! It sure was a tough day out there and it certainly adds to the learning experience. Sounds like you had a great time and that's what counts.

    I have a feeling you'll...
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    Probably thinking of the Beaufort Scale...

    Probably thinking of the Beaufort Scale

    Bob
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    I-91 early Saturday morning was interesting, but...

    I-91 early Saturday morning was interesting, but I've driven it in worse conditions. Same rules apply as for winter hiking: preparation, caution and then more caution!

    Apologies for the singing...
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    Well Alpineski I hope you had a blast (pun...

    Well Alpineski I hope you had a blast (pun intended) on whichever route you were on yesterday. I'm guessing Lions Head and I hear the winter route was in.

    Given the temps and wind chill...
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    Cloudwatching is facinating and the new time...

    Cloudwatching is facinating and the new time lapse movies from the web cams offer a whole new perspective on cloud formation and dispersal.

    Bob
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    All good advice and you'll soon learn what works...

    All good advice and you'll soon learn what works for you layer wise. Just don't be shy in asking your guide for a stop to adjust. Apart from the sweat issue overheating is an extreme drain on...
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    Yes! - The time lapse videos are fantastic and it...

    Yes! - The time lapse videos are fantastic and it would be great if there could be an online archive.

    The videos are fantastic but I had the good fortune to observe a picture perfect sunrise from...
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    rebtad - seems you have everything lined up. I...

    rebtad - seems you have everything lined up. I hope you get great weather!

    The Ammo route is, in my opinion, probably the easiest. Yes, it is steep after Gem Pool and it does need to be well...
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    I second KD Talbot with Washington in February...

    I second KD Talbot with Washington in February being no place for a novice winter hiker to venture without experienced company and solid trip planning.

    Conditions encountered on any Washington...
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    Have to disagree on the need for plastic boots. ...

    Have to disagree on the need for plastic boots. A *good* pair of boots is required but plastics are not absolutely necessary.

    I hiked three winter seasons in the Whites in Salomon SM Lites and if...
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    Thanks Brad. It was a long day but very...

    Thanks Brad. It was a long day but very rewarding and we really lucked out with the weather.

    Bob
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    On the down side hikers will no longer have the...

    On the down side hikers will no longer have the 'place hands through the vents' hand and upper body warmers :rolleyes: :D

    (For the curious - left side of THIS picture)

    Bob
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    My suggestion was rather flip but intended to...

    My suggestion was rather flip but intended to illustrate the unique fount of knowledge available to this forum.

    Though I have seen woefully unprepared hikers in all situations I would hope nobody...
  23. Thread: trail maps

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    Just a cautionary note about TopoZone, National...

    Just a cautionary note about TopoZone, National Geo Topo! and any product that uses the old USGS topo maps as base maps. The locations of some trails have changed since the the maps were produced. ...
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    For great explanations of this and other...

    For great explanations of this and other atmospheric phenomenon this site http://www.atoptics.co.uk/ is excellent.

    Bob
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    My view regarding the low post traffic is that...

    My view regarding the low post traffic is that many of the members already belong to one or more hiking related forums and feel repeating posts on yet another forum to be bad form.

    Perhaps the...
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