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    An interesting article in the Boston Globe Magazine: http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ma..._place_to_die/

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    Good article
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    Thanks for sharing. Very good article and hopefully it will help more people understand what they are getting into when they hike in the Whites.
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    Great article. I especially like the mention of the family of four who lugged a toaster up to the summit, thinking they could plug it in somewhere and use it.



    It really is a good article. I hope it does a lot of good. Hopefully this will save a lot of lives, by making people think twice before disregarding the weather, or overextending themselves.

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    I appreciate the effort that went into that article. Good research, good background, and interviews with Eric, Todd, and Rosalie certainly hit some important topics.

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    It's listed as the Most Emailed Article in the Globe today. Maybe folks will take it to heart.

    Years and years ago I drove up the Autoroad and brought down two day hikers who were cold and exhausted. It was just as the article said, 80 degrees at the bottom and nearly 40 at the top. The two hikers were completely unprepared for the weather and the strenuous hike. At least they had enough sense to ask for a ride back down.
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    A couple of years ago we carried a girl down Tux trail to PNVC. There was the mother and 4 small children. No water, no packs, no gear at all. The 11-12 year old could not go any farther.
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    It is really scary what some people bring with them or don't bring with them when they hike. Hopefully this will convince some people to be better prepared. We generally bring one cell phone with us when we go out, but its as a last resort thing since the WM are a huge blank spot on most plans.

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    When I was in high school we were doing any over night at hermits with my climbing class (JUNE 7 i think). There was a group of younger students from Canada all in sweat shirts and Jeans stayin the night also. The day started perfect 75F at Pinkhams and beautiful at hermits. Next thing its was snowing (25F) and sustained wind over night of low 40mph. My teacher was a trainer for the Army's Mountain divison. He started to prep us for a rescue. We were very well prepaired and it was still a cold night. They made it. I'm sure it was no fun.
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    the Boston Globe print a responsible article about hiking MW. Last year's article where the writer took his cold exhausted kids to the summit in the rain and then thumped his chest about how they had stood up to MW and won was just unbelievable. It may have been the most irresponsible piece of journalism I have ever read. Kudos to the Globe for printing a more responsible article this time around.

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