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    The Rangers didn't give anything more than "we...

    The Rangers didn't give anything more than "we suggest you go up the White Dot, down the White Cross"....but we didn't ask anything of them either. The crowds didn't seem to bad since it wasn't a...
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    I guess I'll answer my own post. Friday was a...

    I guess I'll answer my own post. Friday was a beautiful day on Mount Monadnock. There were a pretty fair number of people on the mountain, but it was easy enough to take a break on the trail and...
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    Current Monadnock Info ?

    I'm planning on visiting Mt. Monadnock this week and was wondering if anyone had any recent experience there. I know there was a lot of damage recently and some trails were closed. Has that kept...
  4. Thread: Headlamp batteries

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    I am a bit of a light freak, so my opinions might...

    I am a bit of a light freak, so my opinions might not be conventional wisdom, but I wouldn't go out on a hike with a light that wasn't a high quality light. I'd have a light that was definately an...
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    I suppose I am over complicating things a bit. ...

    I suppose I am over complicating things a bit. That's the problem when you have too much prep time for an activity. The walkie talkie idea is a good one, but I will be alone. If I get to the top...
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    I could see adding a resistor to a headlamp you...

    I could see adding a resistor to a headlamp you were using around the yard, or some other non-critical application, but I don't think I'd want to be alone, at altitude, in the dark, depending on a...
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    Is this a good idea or a waste of time ?

    I am trying to get ready for a run at summitting MW this summer, probably in August. In planning my training/practice strategy, everything on my "what could go wrong list" boils down to the...
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    There are more dimensions to electricity than...

    There are more dimensions to electricity than voltage. For example, 8 AA batteries in series would be 12 volts, but it wouldn't start your car. The Lithium batteries supply considerably more power...
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    I really enjoyed the program. I'll never be...

    I really enjoyed the program. I'll never be climbing anything that high, but it goes to show you why climbers have developed a set of "rules" over the years, and that breaking them can have severe...
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    Very nice shots. They brought back some memories...

    Very nice shots. They brought back some memories for me as I used to dive there 20 years ago. Thanks for taking and posting them !!
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    Discovery Channel tonight: "Disaster on K2"

    Here is their description of the show:

    When enormous ice walls collapse, seven climbers are trapped near the summit of the most dangerous mountain on earth: K2. With footage and interviews with...
  12. Thread: Ready for MW?

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    I just finished reading the book "Into Thin Air"...

    I just finished reading the book "Into Thin Air" about an Everest Climb gone bad, and the author mentions a guy who came all the way from Sweden on his bicycle because he wanted to do it all under...
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    b102..... You may want to check out...

    b102..... You may want to check out www.Candlepowerforums.com. Its set of forums devoted entirely to flashlights of all kinds and has a section specifically on Headlamps. I am very "into" lights,...
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    a GPS does have a high fun/cool factor and...

    a GPS does have a high fun/cool factor and originally that's why I got one. I started using it to measure the distance on my biking and jogging routes, the included software was fun for printing...
  15. Thanks for the offer, but I am not sure my GPS is...

    Thanks for the offer, but I am not sure my GPS is sophisticated enough to import a route that way ( or at least I am not sophisticated enough to do it ) but it does have a "breadcrumb" feature that...
  16. Thanks for the feedback Knapper. Since my...

    Thanks for the feedback Knapper. Since my original post, a few other questions have occured to me that I'd like to hear people's thoughts on. Do any authorities monitor a channel on the GMRS...
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    I'm very new to hiking and even newer to the...

    I'm very new to hiking and even newer to the forum, so my posts may not be all that valuable for a while, but this has been a pretty interesting thread to follow. My thoughts:

    1. I was surprised...
  18. When does Mt W become a "hike" instead of a "climb" ?

    I am athletic and in good shape and am looking to hike up to the summit of Mt Washington. How early can I plan a hike without having to bring ice axes, snow shoes, and crampons ? I will of course...
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