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August 25th, 2006
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meant to post earlier
One of Bill's fellow hikers posted a picture of him (Pi) descending Mahoosuc Arm:


Pi descending


His stories about climbing up and down steep and rocky grades were impressive even before I saw this picture.

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From:atdt1991
Date:August 25th, 2006 07:21 pm (UTC)
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what are those nifty things attached to his arms?
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From:netmouse
Date:August 25th, 2006 07:25 pm (UTC)
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Those would be hiking poles. I can almost remember the brand, but not quite. At one point one broke and he mailed it to them and they rebuilt it for him.
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From:atdt1991
Date:August 25th, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC)
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Awesome. They look very useful!
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From:murphyw
Date:September 20th, 2006 01:47 am (UTC)
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They're 'Leki's. Also good are Comperdel, but they have no US support. Much cheaper are 'Swiss Gear' (or something like that) available at WalMart (though I rarely go there.)

--Bill
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From:earthtomeryl
Date:August 25th, 2006 08:32 pm (UTC)
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Good grief!
Wow, he looks different, too... thinner but more energetic, perhaps?
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From:netmouse
Date:August 25th, 2006 09:23 pm (UTC)
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Definitely thinner, and when he moves he looks like he ought to creak as he does... his new hobby is sitting, he says.

I can't speak for his energy, but he certainly has enthusiasm for what he's doing such as I have rarely seen in him of late. Only going to reunion and to Chris's wedding (and our anniversary) have produced a similar shine in his eyes or restfulness around them.
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From:netmouse
Date:August 25th, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC)
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er, this year, I mean.
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From:thatguychuck
Date:August 25th, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC)
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Wow.

WOW.

I'm sure there's more, but I can't get over the pitch. Wow.
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From:murphyw
Date:September 20th, 2006 01:48 am (UTC)
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Yeah; some scary grade, but even scarier is when it's wet (rain). Saw a military jet buzz below us during one decent. That's some mountain when jets fly below you... ;)

--Bill
From:tlatoani
Date:August 26th, 2006 05:28 am (UTC)
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Holy crap! That's a serious grade! How much of that is he actuallly running into?
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From:murphyw
Date:September 20th, 2006 01:53 am (UTC)
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That's some of the steepest, but I see something that steep prety often, just not as a sustained down like Mahoosuc was. It's often rock climbing with a pack on... ;)

--Bill
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