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  • Mt. Dickey Trail

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    Date: 1-26-2002 Trails: Mt. Dickey Trail Distance: 4 miles roundtrip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate (only because I was tired) Conditions: Warm for January, trail well packed less tha 1' of snow mostly Special Required Equipment: Fall hiking gear, the plastic boots were overkill, sunglasses for all the open ledges you walk on highe...

  • Mt. Tecumseh & Sosman

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    Date: 1-26-2002 Trails: Mt. Tecumseh & Sosman Distance: 5 miles roundtrip Difficulty: Moderate overall Conditions: Warm for January, trail fairly well packed Special Required Equipment: None required, standard winter stuff Trip Report: I got an early start so I got to park near the trailhead in the #1 lot at Waterville Valley. Was done before noon so I decided to hit the popular Welch-Dickey Loop a little further down Route 49. Wind near top...

  • South Twin & Galehead

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    Date: 12/28/01 Trails: Beaver Brook X-C, Gale River Rd., Gale River, Garfield Ridge, Frost & Twinway Distance: 13.25 miles Difficulty: Moderate overall Conditions: Snow covered but fairly packed Special Required Equipment: Started with snowshoes & recommend if using X-C approach instead of roadwalk so we can be good neighbors with X-C community. Crampons not needed but steepness of Twinway had me thinking about using them as a slip could send ...

  • Windham Mountain – Black Dome Trail & Escarpment Trail

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    Date: 12/7/01 Trails: Black Dome Trail & Escarpment Trail with short bushwhack Conditions: Dark with low light as twilight approached, dry otherwise Distance: Approximately 6.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate due to pre-dawn conditions Conditions: Dry & very good for early December Special Required Equipment: Camera, headlamp, glove liners Trip Report: Just missed sunrise from Windham summit but that was okay as clouds were on the horizon &am...

  • Wachusett Mountain Hike

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    Date: 10-20-2001 Trails: Administration & Summit Road up, Mountain House & Jack Frost Trails down Conditions: Dark with low light as twilight approached, dry otherwise Distance: Unknown but I'd guess about 2 miles each way Difficulty: Easy to Moderate depending on how headlamp is working Conditions: Dark with low light as twilight approached, dry otherwise Special Required Equipment: Head lamp & warmth layers & wind proof clothing g...

  • Bear Mountain – AT, Logging Road, Riga, Undermountain, Frissel Trail

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    Date: October 12, 2001 Trails: Undermountain, AT, Old Logging Road, Riga Road & Frissel Trail Distance: About 9 miles round-trip Difficulty: Moderate mostly Conditions: Warm, 60's, light wind, trails - dry Equipment: Bee spray, sunglasses, camera, champagne Trip Report: I went as one of the guest of Al & Carol Rich. They exchanged wedding vows at the summit of Bear Mountain. The brides group went up Riga Road, the old logging road & t...

  • White Mountains – Mount Washington, Mount Adams and Franconia Ridge

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    Date: October 2-5, 2001 Difficulty: Day 1: Pretty hard; Day 2: Strenuous but not as bad as day 1; Day 3: Not too bad! Conditions: Trails all in great shape; Weather: delicious! Trip Report: First off, I want to thank all of you who provided all the good advice on gear, trails, etc. before I took off for my short week of dayhiking in the White Mountains. Your advice was good and sound and definitely helped make for a seriously good trip! I was probab...

  • Long Trail – 94 Mile Hike

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    Date: September 22 to October 3, 2001 Trails: Long Trail Distance: 94 miles Difficulty: Moderate Conditions: Varied Equipment: Just be aware of a water shortage problem and be prepared for any weather conditions Trip Report: This was a 94 mile backpacking trip that I had started planning about two months ago. I had hiked about 120 miles of the Long Trail in Vermont from Danby to Jonesville but that still left the remaining 47 miles south to Massa...

  • Camel’s Hump, Long Trail, Vermont

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    Date: August 23-September 3, 2001 Trails: Long Trail, Vermont Distance: 33.2 miles Difficulty: Moderate hiking; Major elevation gains Conditions: A lot of boulders/climbing; Rain Saturday Trip Report: I wanted to do a three day hike taking in Camel's Hump on the Long Trail Labor Day weekend but also wanted to try and avoid the crowds that Camel's Hump attracts on a holiday weekend. In order to do Camel's Hump and be off by Saturday I would have to...

  • Pemi Wilderness, Shoal Pond, Ethan Pond, Thoreau Falls

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    Date: Monday-Wednesday, August 20-23, 2001 Trails: Wilderness, Shoal Pond, Ethan Pond, Thoreau Falls Conditions: Excellent visibility Distance: 34 miles Difficulty: Long but with easy grades Conditions: Clear trails/Wet weather Special Required Equipment: Rain gear, gaiters, tent, hiking stick for balance on the many stream crossings Trip Report: I wanted to get out and do some backpacking this week but didn't want a lot of uphill. I checked out...

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