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    Quote Originally Posted by KD Talbot
    I'm still picturing Fishercat hiking around with no pants. I knew I liked this guy.

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    LOL...The whites are sure not the place for hiking in the buff!
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    Is there really any BAD weather???

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    Maybe that is why we do not see many bears on the trails here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad
    Maybe that is why we do not see many bears on the trails here.
    Because fishercat is scaring them away...?
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    Certainly what they would see isn't worth sticking around for.

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    Thumbs up Deb welcome to the M.W.O.F. family

    Welcome Deb. As you can see by the previous post there are ALOT of awesome peope on this forum and they are more than willing to lend their expertise to others. As far as the question of what to wear on the lower half of the body I myself go with shorts. Once my legs start to get cold or as I reach treeline I throw on a light pair of wind pants. If it is really cold I will also wear a pair of polyproplene bottoms. Polyproplene bottoms are light yet keep you warm when wet and dry out quickly. I never go above tree without wind pants and a pair of poly bottoms. As mentioned in previous post keep ALL clothes that you might need for weather or warmth easily at reach. Weather changes quickly on the rock pile and you might have only a couple of minutes to get the foul weather clothes on before all heck breaks loose. L.L. bean sells reasonable polyproplene bottoms and also reasonably priced wind pants. If you buy your stuff through the Mount Washington Observatory link to L.L. Bean the observatory will get a portion of the cost. It is a great way to support the observatory and get great stuff.

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    When I went to REI in NC for my layers for winter hiking they took me to their Patagonia aisle. It has worked very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalQueen
    Hi everyone, just found this forum.

    Way cool.

    Been going to NH every Fall for about 12 years (really just to hike) and strangely enough, last year was the first time I bagged the big 'un.

    Going again last week of Sept.

    So when I did the "big 'un" last year I had a small problem. Fitness-wise it wasn't a problem (I am an endurance athlete), however, I wasn't dressed properly. Warmth wasn't the issue until I found myself soaking wet. When I got to the top, we were in the middle of a huge cloud, it was about 35 degrees and winds were at 65 mph (which I know for MW, isn't all that bad). Since it was our first, of course we did Tuckerman's. Haven't done the research yet, but thinking of going via Davis this year.

    I have a waterproof jacket but didn't need it til we started getting "up there". I am not sure what to wear as pants (I am sure I just had on gym-type pants) or what to wear as my base layers underneath (upper). I probably have a good long-sleeve wicking cycling jersey I can use as layer number 2 but what to use for layer number one? Also don't want to spend a fortune gearing up.
    Unfortunately we had to take the van down bcz I was just too wet. I have a compromised immune system and didn't want to take a risk of catching and holding on to that chill and getting sick (so...technically not bagged, downhill is an art, too), but the important part is getting up it, right, I wasn't displeased, just not properly geared up.

    Any suggestions and in the future if I can contribute, (12 years hiking up there and almost never doing the same hike twice only the ones I particularly love) I will. Right now I am in the middle of training for races, working full time and teaching Spin classes but would be glad to contribute.

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    Deb
    I have found that the best time of year to buy warm weather outer wear is in the fall and cold weather outer wear is in the spring. Many of the sports stores esp. the ones geared toward outdoor activities have great items at reduced prices and on clearance. That is the only time I shop for gear. Unless I am in a bind.
    Steve
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    Yes, good deals at the right time can be had. I included a link for the Marmot jackets we wear at a good price(subject to opinion I suppose)both my wife and myself have been very pleased with them. .http://www.campmor.com/webapp/wcs/st...0226&langId=-1

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    If you like on-line shopping and know what you are looking for, Sierra Trading Post is another reasonable source for gear. www.sierratradingpost.com

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    These are the pants I wear-only when I have to guys-like trailwork, fancy eatin' balls, weddings, etc. Good quality and price (to me)for what you get is good too.http://www.labonville.com/shop/pc/vi...8&idproduct=20

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