Meet Phil: New England Hiker, Snowshoer, Reviewer of the Month

7:00 a.m. on December 12, 2018 (EST)
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Congratulations to Phil Smith of Jackman, Maine, our newest Reviewer of the Month! A hiker, snowshoer, and peak bagger, he wins more than $300 worth of gear in thanks for his contributions.

Full article at https://www.trailspace.com/blog/2018/12/12/reviewer-of-month-phil-smith.html

7:38 a.m. on December 12, 2018 (EST)
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Congrats Phil!

8:49 a.m. on December 12, 2018 (EST)
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Every time they mention how cold it is up there in the morning I think of you Phil :) Congrats on the honor and the prize package!!

10:34 a.m. on December 12, 2018 (EST)
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Great choice! I always enjoy reading Phil's reviews, trip reports, etc.

Enjoy the snow up there.  

11:44 a.m. on December 12, 2018 (EST)
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Well deserved, congrats Phil. 

3:11 p.m. on December 12, 2018 (EST)
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Congrats! 

6:04 p.m. on December 12, 2018 (EST)
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Thanks Alicia, Dave, and everyone, I really appreciate the honor! Trailspace and its members are a wealth of information and I’m glad I could contribute. 

7:29 p.m. on December 12, 2018 (EST)
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Snow shoes as vehicle tire traction mats - resourceful.  I like both Dune the book, too, and liked the movie version with Sting as the protagonist even better.

Ed

10:58 p.m. on December 12, 2018 (EST)
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Congrats Phil and keep bagging those peaks!

8:56 a.m. on December 13, 2018 (EST)
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Congrats!  Makes me want to go tromp around in the snow.

10:15 a.m. on December 13, 2018 (EST)
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Phil

Look me up when you come West. Ex Ct Yankee who hiked Baxter State park and white Mtns in my youth. 

2:52 p.m. on December 13, 2018 (EST)
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You are the best of us, Phil. Well-deserved recognition.

4:29 p.m. on December 13, 2018 (EST)
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Congratulations again, Phil, and thanks for your many contributions over the past years.

The Maine 4000-footers await you!

9:44 a.m. on December 15, 2018 (EST)
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LoneStranger,

This was 545am Thursday morning. I wish I’d let the Jeep warm up before my 1 mile drive to work!


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Ed, 

I’d actually used a snowshoe as a shovel to dig out underneath the Jeep first, it worked faster than the entrenching tool I had in the back. As far as Dune the movie vs Dune the book, I like the book better but so much of it was really stuff that wouldn‘t translate well to a visual medium. Most of the movie would have been Paul’s internal monologue. If you haven’t seen it yet look for the 2000 SciFi Channel Dune Miniseries, I think it was more faithful to the book and still entertaining.

Mike & Twig,

Thanks, and getting out in the snow is always a good thing!

Jim,

i don’t know if/when I’ll make it out west but I’ll definitely give you a shout here when a timetable gets nailed down. My brother has snowboarded in Jackson Hole and he says it’s as different from the East as you can imagine. 

10:26 a.m. on December 20, 2018 (EST)
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Congratulation Phil and may I say I like your philosophy.

Happy trails man!

8:15 a.m. on January 2, 2019 (EST)
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A belated congrats and happy new year from one Phil to another! 

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