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    Massachusetts also requires 14 day self...

    Massachusetts also requires 14 day self quarantine, or a negative COVID-19 test from a sample taken within 72 hours before arrival in Mass., unless you coming from a designated safe state. Colorado...
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    Simple Jake - Good luck on your FTK. Early July...

    Simple Jake - Good luck on your FTK. Early July is often a wonderful time to be in the Whites. Probably a bit more volatility with the swings in weather conditions than you would get later in the...
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    Here is a blog post that provides one suggestion...

    Here is a blog post that provides one suggestion of an order for hiking the NH 48. https://www.ridj-it.com/single-post/hike-48-4000-footers-New-Hampshire

    You could try the Direttissima - Summit...
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    That's funny!

    That's funny!
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    "Real Spam" - that term made me laugh. Sort of...

    "Real Spam" - that term made me laugh. Sort of seems like an oxymoron. :)
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    Good topic - thanks for starting the discussion....

    Good topic - thanks for starting the discussion. To me, everything seems to taste better in the back country than in the front country. Notable exception was hiking with a friend in the 90s who was...
  7. I just went through there last week. The site at...

    I just went through there last week. The site at the junction of the AT and 19 Mile Brook Trail at the bottom of Wildcat is inside the FPA. There are a couple of other sites, just outside the FPA,...
  8. Thread: Backup

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    I believe the Sawyer products are not good to use...

    I believe the Sawyer products are not good to use in winter as freezing damages the membrane.
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    Good question RM. My guess is that most deaths...

    Good question RM. My guess is that most deaths are due to heart attack, and second is hypothermia.
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    Your timing is perfect, humidity and most of the...

    Your timing is perfect, humidity and most of the bugs are gone. You are going to have a great trip. With a little luck, all you will feel is a bit of fall crispness creeping into the air, but bring...
  11. Many signs do include an indication of the AT...

    Many signs do include an indication of the AT (either with the AT symbol or just the initials AT). The FB post states that "directly opposite this sign is another sign, saying Ethan Pond Trail,...
  12. Trail Names on the AT in the Whites, and Defacing Trail Signs

    This photo was recently posted on a FB page for people who volunteer in the White Mountain National Forest (mostly as stewards at trailheads who try to stop unprepared hikers from venturing out on...
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    Fill the water bottle with hot/warm water. I...

    Fill the water bottle with hot/warm water. I stuff the bottle in an old think wool sock. In my experience bladders just don't work in the winter. Even with the insolated lines, the tubes freeze.
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    When were Ziggy and Geek on the trail?

    When were Ziggy and Geek on the trail?
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    A little chocolate before an ascent is a great...

    A little chocolate before an ascent is a great idea. I really like FlavaBars for chocolate - super high in cocoa flavanols without the bitter taste of dark chocolate....
  16. Glad to hear the plan all came together for you....

    Glad to hear the plan all came together for you. It is a wonderful section of trail. If the weather is any good, be sure to go over to the Old Speck summit, climb up the fire tower, an look back to...
  17. I think he spends the summer staying someplace...

    I think he spends the summer staying someplace just south of the White Mountains, but is all over the place doing shuttles. I used him so I could do a car spot in the Gorham area a few years back.
  18. You can try Bruce "Golden Waldo" Feige for a...

    You can try Bruce "Golden Waldo" Feige for a shuttle -- 504-615-9497 cell, [email protected] -- Really nice guy. He has always proved reliable for me. He charges for gas, and you pay what you...
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    Slo-go'en - Thanks for your comments. I bet your...

    Slo-go'en - Thanks for your comments. I bet your are right about going down boot Spur.

    Just to clarify, the party split "shortly after starting the hike" according to the Fish and Game press...
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    This is why you want to get through the Whites...

    This is why you want to get through the Whites before October:...
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    Possible charge against family who left 80 year...

    Possible charge against family who left 80 year old behind: ...
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    And a second person had to be evacuated from Mt....

    And a second person had to be evacuated from Mt. Washington last night. ...
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    June 13 death on Mt. Washington

    NH Fish and Game Press Release:

    NH Fish and Game Law Enforcement Division and Operation Game Thief
    PRESS RELEASE
    June 14, 2019
    Hiker Dies After Attempting to Ascend Tuckerman Ravine Trail...
  24. Actually, in the White Mountain National Forest,...

    Actually, in the White Mountain National Forest, lots of shelter have been taken down. Not along AT, mostly in the designated wilderness areas. There are several factor that impact the decisions,...
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    I agree that your MPH may be cut in half, but it...

    I agree that your MPH may be cut in half, but it is not just an issue of speed. Duration is also in play. Yes, you will hike slower, but you can make up for some of it by spending more time in...
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