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    I will either go up the Ammo and downs Lions Head...

    I will either go up the Ammo and downs Lions Head with a car spot or up and down the Ammo. I will also be wearing my kilt for the first time joining my fellow Seek the Peakers in wearing the colors! ...
  2. Thread: Who won

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    I am sorry guys, but according to the official...

    I am sorry guys, but according to the official rules only people who raise over $1,000 and are named Brad are eligible to win the car, so I guess just Brad and I are in the running this year :)
  3. If you would like a different perspective of the...

    If you would like a different perspective of the Presidential range, Owls Head & Mt Martha are very enjoyable hikes. While there is some elevation gain, the trail is well maintained, the grade...
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    I have been informed by my family that everyone...

    I have been informed by my family that everyone wants a fleece. I think after this year I have one more to go.

    As to where they have been...all over the north country. The nice thing is...
  5. Thread: STP trails

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    I will be hiking with first timers this year so I...

    I will be hiking with first timers this year so I have to consider logistics rather than just running up and grabbing a cookie in the Obs. I am thinking we'll go up the Ammo so they can stop at...
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    You want to have the least amount of contact with...

    You want to have the least amount of contact with the ground. I have heard that if you are caught out, you should take off your pack, place your feet on it so you are not touching the ground, and...
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    When not acting as a sherpa for my lovely wife, I...

    When not acting as a sherpa for my lovely wife, I average around 10 lbs in summer. In the winter I never weigh my pack as I don't want to get depressed. If I think there is even a remote chance I...
  8. Thread: Routes

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    If you're going to hike from the east side, I...

    If you're going to hike from the east side, I enjoy Lions Head or Huntington up and Boots Spur down. Huntington can be a bit tricky but Boots Spur is relatively straight forward with some wonderful...
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    Huntington

    Going up Huntington requires a comfort level with exposed ledges and in one area the ability to pull yourself up a steeply pitched rock face. Very doable for experienced hikers. Going down is...
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    Running hills usually keeps me fairly fit, but...

    Running hills usually keeps me fairly fit, but there is nothing to compare with actually hitting the trail. I find that hiking increases my comfort level with uneven footing and helps to strengthen...
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    As to hiking the following day, if you are...

    As to hiking the following day, if you are staying in the Pinkham Notch area one idea would be to climb the Wildcats or the Carters which are directly across from Mt Washington and company. It...
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    I am planning on my daughter and possibly one of...

    I am planning on my daughter and possibly one of her friends accompanying me this year. Given that they're teenagers, it will be a challenge to get them out of bed, in the car, and started up the...
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    My fleece has been missing in action for...

    My fleece has been missing in action for prolonged periods....two teenagers in the house. I am not entirely clear where it has been, but it seems to have survived. I guess I'll have to get another...
  14. Thread: Madison

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    Madison

    My daughter and I will be tentatively heading up Madison on Saturday morning weather permitting. Has anyone been up recently that could give a quick update on the trail conditions?
  15. Thread: black flys?

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    Fair amount this weekend in Lancaster, but...

    Fair amount this weekend in Lancaster, but nothing out of the ordinary.
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    Saturday Sept 27th Hike

    I am considering a hike in the Presi's on Saturday and wanted to know if anyone else is heading out. I would like to start by 8 AM if possible and I am open to suggestions Let me know if anyone is...
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    Welcome guys, We hike as a family, but as the...

    Welcome guys,

    We hike as a family, but as the kids get older we don't get to do it as much as in years past. We started the kids early in life, I believe my son did Washington the first time when...
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    Depending on which family members decide to go...

    Depending on which family members decide to go for a walk that day, we will either do Lions Head up, Boots Spur down or Ammo up, Jewel trail down.

    If I am on my own (and the weather is good) I...
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    Are you guys really from Jersey? I haven't heard...

    Are you guys really from Jersey? I haven't heard anyone mention what exit they live off of. :)

    I grew up in north Jersey (Kinnelon) but have been living in NH for the past several years full...
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    Actually it is legal or at least the rangers...

    Actually it is legal or at least the rangers can't prove that it is illegal. The dartmouth kids have been doing this off and on over the years. One year the rangers tried to stop them on the trail...
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    Presi Traverse

    I did a one day Presi Traverse with some friends two years ago. We hit the trail at around 4:30 AM with headlamps and finished around 3 PM at the Highlands Hut. We stopped for about twenty minutes...
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    Stabilizers if you're going up the Ammo could be...

    Stabilizers if you're going up the Ammo could be helpful and perhaps poles The bigger concern could be the chance for thunderstorms that could roll in later in the day Being above tree line in a...
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