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  • Shoulder Season Lull

    Judging by the lack of Forum activity lately, it appears that many folks are deep into the hiking lull that comes with shoulder season. Personally, I've been using my downtime to hunt and finish up some autumn projects around the house. What's everyone else do at this time of year?
    My mind was wandering like the wild geese in the west.

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    Work, work and more of the same. Beats the heck out of the other side of the coin though. Hoping to get ahead so I can have a reason to brush off the snowshoes this winter.
    Me - Done
    Mrs - 19.9/46

    A trail without mud is like a day without sunshine.

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    • #3
      Been out hiking almost every weekend. This past one was in the ADK... so expect a trip report coming soon!

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      • #5
        Speaking just in regards to shoulder season 23... I've randomly had friends up this way. And the few other days I've had free have been rainy. So, I watched football instead.

        Can't wait for footstick season at this point.

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        • Charlene 2.0
          Charlene 2.0 commented
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          Have you heard about the Santanoni Great Camp ski weekends? Have you done that?

        • Learning The Trails
          Learning The Trails commented
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          Charlene 2.0 - that is on the to do list but thank you for reminding me.

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        Originally posted by Learning The Trails View Post
        Speaking just in regards to shoulder season 23... I've randomly had friends up this way. And the few other days I've had free have been rainy. So, I watched football instead.

        Can't wait for footstick season at this point.

        What's footstick season? Am I missing something great?​
        Leave No Trace! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXO1uY0MvmQ
        ThereAndBack http://www.hikesafe.com/

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        • Makwa
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          skiing? maybe? Total guess.

        • FlyFishingandBeer
          FlyFishingandBeer commented
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          Yep, its skiing.

        • Learning The Trails
          Learning The Trails commented
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          Yes, you are missing something great.

      • #7
        Fall sweeps (trailwork) close to home on a rugged conservation area hiking loop I maintain near Gananoque, Ontario. Various hikes in Frontenac Park, north of Kingston, Ontario and Gatineau Park. Started running again.
        And a lot of looking out the window wishing for snow so I can go skiing in Gatineau Park with Pete Hickey…. 😉

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        • #8
          Been coordinating things for Neil’s next big fundraiser project coming to you in February’24
          Remember Project 46?
          how about Project Full Deck?
          how about Project 100?
          Yeah another Neil Epic coming to you! Don’t touch that dial!
          "Climbing is about freedom. There's no prize money; there are no gold medals. The mountains are all about going there to do what you want to do. That's why I'll never tell anyone else how to climb. All I can say is, This is how I prefer to do it."
          Ed Viesturs

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            Neil’s training
            "Climbing is about freedom. There's no prize money; there are no gold medals. The mountains are all about going there to do what you want to do. That's why I'll never tell anyone else how to climb. All I can say is, This is how I prefer to do it."
            Ed Viesturs

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            • Makwa
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              Does his next project involve boxing Ivan Drago?

            • ADKJack
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              Probably not,
              running up Marcy like Rocky did the Philly Public Library is not out of the question

          • #10
            I returned recently from 4 months of adventures in the CDN Rockies (I will try and post the best of the 600 pics I took) and spent the last couple of weeks getting re-acquainted with the impeccable trails in the HP's.
            Did Marcy, Tabletop via Feldspar Brook, Indian Pass, Nip-Dial, Jay and a handful of other hikes. For the most part the trails have been a mix of mushy mud, water both standing and running, ice and wet or snow-covered rocks. In terms of work expended 1,000 feet of elly change in the ADK's equates to about 500 in the Rockies.
            During the week it is rare to see other hikers but on Saturday there were a good number of cars in the Loj lot and we saw at least 30 ppl doing Marcy.

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            • FlyFishingandBeer
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              I've only ever hiked in the Rockies in CO, but I found the effort vs the ADKS to be about a wash. Lower Os at higher elly, but much smoother and more gradual hiking trails in general, from what I experienced. One thing I learned immediately out there is that my anti-alpine start approach to hiking doesn't fly. CO's 14ers are notorious for getting nasty afternoon thunderstorms and being caught at elly when one rolls in can be a real bad situation.

            • DennisK
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              Having personally climbed several high peaks in the CDN Rockies and the Spanish Pyrenees over the the past three years, I definitely agree with your comment where you compare the energy expended in comparison to the ADK's.
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