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    Yeah you know, not as many people hike in the...

    Yeah you know, not as many people hike in the winter because for a newbie it's a P.I.T.A.

    First off there is a whole slew of gear you have to own or some you may be able rent. When you are on the...
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    My buddy asked a fellow, while on Rainer, "what...

    My buddy asked a fellow, while on Rainer, "what was the hardest part of climbing Everest" to which he replied "trying to pee through six inches of insulation with a three inch unit".

    On the...
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    The Webster quote has been one of my favorites...

    The Webster quote has been one of my favorites for quite a few years. It's been in my signature on this, and a few other forums as well.

    a quote which has always been near and dear to me and can...
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    I have to be honest, I hope they don't touch it. ...

    I have to be honest, I hope they don't touch it. Cannon is a cliff that sees regular rockfall. Look at the talus field at the base, then at the base of other area cliffs. Theres a reason there is...
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    If anyone is on Facebook check this picture out. ...

    If anyone is on Facebook check this picture out. I didn't know this was in front of me until I saw the pictures on my computer. I took this picture en route to climb the Whitney Gilman Ridge.
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    Avg--43.1 MPH Peak--131 MPH

    Avg--43.1 MPH
    Peak--131 MPH
  7. My brother and I decided to make a go at a winter...

    My brother and I decided to make a go at a winter Presidential Traverse a few years back. It was bad up there. Check out the link in my signature. I had so much fun I decided to do it solo next...
  8. Thread: Crampons

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    Disclaimer, I work for REI. The opinions...

    Disclaimer,
    I work for REI. The opinions contained within are my own. I do not speak for REI.

    Now then,
    On crampons and other forms of traction.

    I agree that snowshoes are most useful for...
  9. Nice! Good on ya. Welcome to the club. I'm...

    Nice!

    Good on ya. Welcome to the club. I'm jealous, it sounds like it was a great day on the rockpile.

    Joe.
  10. Well let's see. First off there is no mention of...

    Well let's see. First off there is no mention of Beer or Whiskey. That's a start.

    Seriously, a single day traverse is a blast. Doing one in wintery conditions would be a blast. I would see...
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    I'm almost free

    Woo Hoo!! Two weeks till the hard cast comes off!! Then a walking cast & PT & a shower without duct-taping a bag around my leg.

    Anyway, I'm just happy.

    Hey Coldweather, It sounds like your...
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    Nice!! Great TR and those are some kick ass...

    Nice!! Great TR and those are some kick ass photos. It looks like you had fun, if not just a beautiful day to be in the hills.

    I know it was before light, but what time did you start? What time...
  13. All in all it was a great trip. On my site there...

    All in all it was a great trip. On my site there is a link to the pics of a solo traverse I did this February. I'll put that TR, and some others I've been slacking on, up soon I wound up camping...
  14. Long overdue TR, Presi Traverse 2/19-20/08

    Me and my brothers Presi Traverse

    http://home.comcast.net/~onegearatatime/site/?/page/Presidential_Traverse/

    A bit overdue, but I've found myself with some spare time.

    Joe.
  15. Thread: Class 3+

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    Hey All, I would like to offer my two cents,...

    Hey All,

    I would like to offer my two cents, though my expirience in hiking is somewhat limited. I was under the impression that the Huntington Ravine Trail, (which I have gone up), is the most...
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    I do not want to start a pissing war with anyone...

    I do not want to start a pissing war with anyone who's been doing this for years & years. My experience goes back to January 2007, my first hike, ever.

    What I do have are a little better than...
  17. Thread: Class 3+

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    Just out of curiosity, what classification system...

    Just out of curiosity, what classification system are you using.
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    Hey, I've only completed the Traverse...

    Hey,

    I've only completed the Traverse twice, both times in the winter & as two day trips. I did take a stab at a single day trip in mid August. Turned back decending Adams, 30-40ft...
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    A little advice

    Hey All,

    So I'm out bouldering with my brother on Sunday. I was about five feet off the ground, when I slipped and.. ..aw crap, I rolled my ankle. Well, it felt like things were a bit more...
  20. Nice TR, great pics. When I saw the second days...

    Nice TR, great pics. When I saw the second days pics, all I could think was; "now those are the Presidentials I remember best". Funny I remember them best yet I couldn't see any of them. When I...
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    Ya know, I like to think I'm always right, but...

    Ya know, I like to think I'm always right, but I've been proven wrong too many times.

    Unless something has changed, this is the way I heard it.
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    For the record, I work at the REI in Reading Ma. ...

    For the record, I work at the REI in Reading Ma. Grivel did not go out of buisiness, the just closed down Grivel North America, due to the cost of importing to the states.

    For a crampon that...
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    Hey B, What's your name anyway, B1029384756 is...

    Hey B,

    What's your name anyway, B1029384756 is too darn long. Now hear me out because everyone is different, what works for me might not be best for you, but I will offer what I have learned in...
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    Hey all, I am fairly new to all this, that...

    Hey all,

    I am fairly new to all this, that is hiking & backpacking. I stated hiking about two years ago Sunday Jan 21, 2007, with my bro. We went up Olde Bridle, across the ridge, and down...
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    Thanks

    Hey, KDT. Thanks for the reply & referral.
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