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Snow Conditions, S. VT
The Prospect Mountain XC ski area is less than two miles from the trail head at a base elevation of 2250'. You can see the current [unhappy] snow conditions at:

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » New England-area GTG #2: Winter Wonderland
December 28, 8:01am

RE: Winter Hike/Camping gear for the high peaks?
For New England and NY: Crampons: There will be conditions where you'll need crampons and ice axe (and training) to safely summit. But you can always turn back if you run into icy steep cond...

In GEAR » Winter Hike/Camping gear for the high peaks?
December 14, 7:43am

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In Gear Swap » FS: FroggToggs Pro Action Rain Pants
December 12, 9:12am

Glastenbury Mt., VT
This sounds like fun. I'm not sure if I can make it or not. Some info: Glastenbury mt. section of 100 classic hikes in New England on google books:

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » New England-area GTG #2: Winter Wonderland
December 09, 10:20am

Re: Re: Re: fumes
"but titanium shephard's hook stakes are cheap enough, so why bother?" Two BPL members sell them; both have great service.

In GEAR » Stove of the Week: The Trangia 27
December 07, 8:28am

Traction devices.
Stabilicers lite are popular in town in Vermont. They're easier to put on and take off than Kahtoola microspikes. They're less durable but cheaper. The question for you would be, are you...

In GEAR » Question about walking on ice/icy surface etc
December 07, 8:22am

RE: Samsung Galaxy S2
I got one recently. Impressions so far: GPS seems to work well. I haven't downloaded a topo map app yet. Phone signal reception seems quite good in weak signal areas. It's screen is g...

In GEAR » Samsung Galaxy S2
December 07, 8:06am

Re: Overbag Sizing & Temp Rating Est.
What combined temperature rating are you looking for? To estimate the combined temp rating, read the following two threads of Richard Nisley's work:

In Winter Hiking » Overbag Sizing & Temp Rating Est.
December 04, 6:33pm

Northeast winter temperatures.
EL: "Really what I'm asking is whether or not a Lithium is appropriate for an average-to-warm sleeper in the Presidentials and Adirondacks during winter conditions." NO! SG: "...

In GEAR » Marmot Lithium in Northeast winter
December 02, 12:53pm

EMS Mountain Light.
I have the EMS Mountain Light -20F. I haven't used it in the cold yet, but it has a lot of loft and seems well made. There seem to have been changes in these over time. Mine was shipped t...

In GEAR » Best 0 Bag for the Money?
November 28, 9:53am

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