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  1. Congratulations Cyrena! And welcome to a new...

    Congratulations Cyrena! And welcome to a new world. You have pretty big shoes to fill, as they say. But, looking at your track record (yes, I read Windswept), I can see you should have no problem...
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    Good suggestions - all of you - and points to the...

    Good suggestions - all of you - and points to the fact that all of us are out there getting our kids interested in what makes US "whole" - a simple walk through Nature . . .
    I didn't get MY son...
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    To me - it's kinda like sex - when you get to the...

    To me - it's kinda like sex - when you get to the top, it's over. All the fun is in the "getting there" . . .
  4. Thread: Rain gear

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    I've found that a few bucks spent on a good rain...

    I've found that a few bucks spent on a good rain jacket - breathable, light weight, etc. - will be more than worth it in the end. I go for ultra cheap rain pants, as I almost never use them. I, too,...
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    Good Morning Folks - Just had to weigh in on a...

    Good Morning Folks -
    Just had to weigh in on a great few days of hiking!
    I had been wanting to hike the Franconia Ridge trail for quite some time, having come close a few years ago while on a trip...
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    Yes, I am about as low-impact as I can be. When I...

    Yes, I am about as low-impact as I can be. When I leave a tent site, I'm hoping whoever comes through next would be hard-pressed to know where I even set up my tent - let alone where cooking and...
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    Thanks to both DMOutdoors and KDT for your...

    Thanks to both DMOutdoors and KDT for your responses. KDT - wouldn't the Skookumchuck below Garfield Ridge BE a totally legal place? I'm assuming you're talking about hiking below treeline - that...
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    Camping NEAR Greenleaf Hut??

    OK Folks, I really need your help on this one. Hoping there are some out there who are very familiar with the trail leading up from Greenleaf Hut to summit of Lafayette. I want to take a few friends...
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    Looks like you two are way ahead of the pack!!

    Looks like you two are way ahead of the pack!!
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    Kudos to you for recognizing desperate signs...

    Kudos to you for recognizing desperate signs before it was too late. And, man, do I know how disappointing it is to get that far - planning, driving, hiking - only to get within SIGHT of the summit...
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    I've hiked up Tuckerman's and down - up Lion's...

    I've hiked up Tuckerman's and down - up Lion's Head and down - up Jewell trail and down - and up Ammonoosuc Ravine and down. In short I've hiked just about every trail up AND down. When you come...
  12. Thread: Alpine Garden

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    Can't imagine that you would miss it - by MY...

    Can't imagine that you would miss it - by MY calculations, June 18th should be the HEIGHT of Spring for the summit - thus making the Alpine Garden an absolute explosion of color and blooms . . . Have...
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    Even energetic 3 year olds are going to tire and...

    Even energetic 3 year olds are going to tire and lose interest easily and quickly. The 12 and 14 year olds are really going to want something that will challenge them physically - while being engaged...
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    And this was thread was started back in October ....

    And this was thread was started back in October . . . now it's March . . . and the feelings about volunteering are still the same. I have volunteered twice at the summit - once in summer and once in...
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    Hi folks - all great quotes!! Here's a short one...

    Hi folks - all great quotes!! Here's a short one to live by . . .

    Aspire to inspire before you expire . . .

    You have all done that, here, with your "inspiring" quotes. Can't wait to get out...
  16. Thread: Happy New Year

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    Sorry, haven't had time, yet, for a list . . ....

    Sorry, haven't had time, yet, for a list . . . maybe I'll dwell on that over a couple shots of scotch for New Years' Eve . . .
    I'm sure any "resolution list" would include the hope and desire to...
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    I'm so pleased that you found the time to give...

    I'm so pleased that you found the time to give your precious recipe out to the rest of us . . . I, for one, am fascinated, and can't wait to try these out. Not sure if I'll have time this weekend,...
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    Well, we folks in Oneco, CT got around 15-18...

    Well, we folks in Oneco, CT got around 15-18 inches. Love every inch of it!! Got the dog to pull me on my cross country skis - she loves this stuff, too! We were out for almost 2 hours. Man, did she...
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    Yeah, I get it . . . but I'm going to keep...

    Yeah, I get it . . . but I'm going to keep dreaming . . . I'll find a recipe somewhere - and hopefully someone locally to SHOW me . . . because it sounds wonderful. Sounds like everyone out there has...
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    If you're going away for a week or more and have...

    If you're going away for a week or more and have a newspaper delivered, you might want to check with your newspapers circulation department. Many (ours does) have a service to donate your paper to...
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    love the sounds of those perogies. Can you...

    love the sounds of those perogies. Can you provide the recipe? And the "how you do it" along with it? I've never known anyone who's done it from scratch and would love to learn how. But maybe it's a...
  22. Thread: Twitter!

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    Well, Feuerkopf, I can assure you that David and...

    Well, Feuerkopf, I can assure you that David and I will miss her, too. We were the volunteers at the Observatory that week (Feb 18th-25th) and had an awesome time cooking, cleaning, and socializing...
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    Hey KDT - we're a little switched . . . I have...

    Hey KDT - we're a little switched . . . I have the Mac at work and the frustrating PC at home . . . (hardly ever turn it on at home . . . too many issues)
    And Uncle Fester - like you, I work in the...
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    "I have never done it before, but am signed up...

    "I have never done it before, but am signed up for a day in February (and am looking forward to it)."


    Hey Brad -
    WHEN are you signed up for your Edutrip in February? My son and I are scheduled...
  25. Thread: hiking trails

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    I think njgail11 was more interested in how...

    I think njgail11 was more interested in how DIFFICULT the climb is going to be. These responses are talking about how long the exposure time will be on the way down and possible protection on the way...
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