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    I think you lads need to start calling and...

    I think you lads need to start calling and writing to your government officials. If a park is having trouble sustaining itself they need more funding, and it should come from the taxes you already...
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    Even on a day hike, at least pack a fleece...

    Even on a day hike, at least pack a fleece sweater, some synthetic long johns, and a waterproof jacket and rain pants ...

    I don't know how many times I have been going up and have seen people...
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    It is always better to have gear and not need it,...

    It is always better to have gear and not need it, then need it and not have it ... especially when it can mean the difference between surviving and dying from exposure.
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    I go on a lot of multi-day solo trips so I take...

    I go on a lot of multi-day solo trips so I take enough gear to play it safe. For me 50lbs+ is the norm although I've done a few trips where I had packed up to 65lbs ... these are weights for gear...
  5. Considering he's 18, about to go into post...

    Considering he's 18, about to go into post secondary schooling and has NO money this is reasonable. However if you noticed the wording, it was stated that they did not wish to pursue this matter "at...
  6. Thread: Lost gps

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    Lost gps

    I was down climbing in the Whites this past weekend (April 3-4-5) and while decending next to the cog (near Jacobs Ladder at 4,725 feet) I lost my Garmin GPSMAP 60cx ... When you turn it on is has my...
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    I was down there this weekend and did Jefferson....

    I was down there this weekend and did Jefferson. I may be going down there again in March but I have to talk to the bosses first. You willing to do Adams and Madison or are you hell bent on...
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    I love people down in New Hampshire. So many...

    I love people down in New Hampshire. So many nice, kind hearted people living there. Glad you got sorted out mate.
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    Well, I did grab Jefferson on this trip ... and...

    Well, I did grab Jefferson on this trip ... and what a horribly long route I ended up taking.

    I broke a snowshoe about a 1,000 feet up the Cog and was forced to continue on without. It ended up...
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    I got excited when I read "early 2010" ... winter...

    I got excited when I read "early 2010" ... winter is the only way to go my friend. Freezing fog, snow storms, deep powder snow, ice ... it's beautiful and the best way (IMO) to experience any...
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    On Friday I'll be parked at the Cog Railway...

    On Friday I'll be parked at the Cog Railway Station, and most likely crashing in the back of my Montana (brown and champagne colored) if anyone cares to meet up and climb with me. Anyone wanting to...
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    Climbing in the Whites (Feb 13th & 14th)

    I'm looking to come back down to New Hampshire already and take a shot at Madison, Adams and Jefferson. I'd be interested in camping out overnight and spending both Saturday and Sunday climbing...
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    Hi Kathy, to answer your question(s) in a word...

    Hi Kathy, to answer your question(s) in a word ... yes. However, as Charlie also mentioned despite the dangers, having some prior experience, the proper equipment (knowing how to use said equipment...
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    It is very funny you should mention that name.

    It is very funny you should mention that name.
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    Thanks for the kind words folks. It is most...

    Thanks for the kind words folks. It is most certainly appreciated.

    .. and Krumm, yes, that is typical of myself. I set big challenges for myself and expect a lot. I know I won't make all the peaks...
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    Awesome photos! I really need to meet up with...

    Awesome photos! I really need to meet up with some of you locals and tag along on your hikes if you permit. Looks like you had a stellar day.
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    Thanks for the info KD, I'll be certain to check...

    Thanks for the info KD, I'll be certain to check it out.

    This trip ended up being kind of a bust for me. I spent 12 hours driving down there on December 31st and arrived at the Cog at 7:00pm. The...
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    Boots ... something that provides arch support...

    Boots ... something that provides arch support for your foot, something that is wide enough to permit some minor swelling and also has ankle support (no low cut hikers). Everyone has different feet...
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    January 1st, 2nd & 3rd

    I had planned to do the Presi Traverse with another climber who has just backed out leaving me with only four days to plan an alternate trip (three of which I will be working). I'm looking for...
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    I'm envious. Here in Toronto we had received snow...

    I'm envious. Here in Toronto we had received snow several times over the past couple weeks however due to our protective dome of smog there is nothing on the ground in the city. Looks like it will be...
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    Really? Hmmm ... I suppose I never gave that a...

    Really? Hmmm ... I suppose I never gave that a thought seeing as how I live close to the store in downtown Toronto. Well, if you know anyone up here or come to Toronto or Montreal (they have over ten...
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    Did I miss something or are some of these...

    Did I miss something or are some of these mountains open to hunting? I don't hunt and live in Canada so I'm completely unfamiliar with hunting seasons and areas.

    As for the hiking question ...
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    I am not happy to hear this ... my trip is not...

    I am not happy to hear this ... my trip is not until December 31st but I was hoping the snow would be starting to pile up by now.
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    If you don't already own a mountaineering axe and...

    If you don't already own a mountaineering axe and you climb during the winter season I'd suggest you either pick one up or ask Santa for one. Other than that you can make due.

    Also, not to knock...
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    Thanks for the link Tim. I have decided that I...

    Thanks for the link Tim.

    I have decided that I would prefer to climb up Washington along side the cog railway track up to the col between Washington and Clay. Is the road leading to the Railway...
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