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Talus A sloping mass of rock debris at the base of a cliff or precipice.
Taped Seams When a manufacturer applies a waterproof tape to the stitched seams in a tent, to keep water from permeating the holes created during stitching.
Tarn A small mountain pond or lake, often created by glacial movement.
Thinsulate® A thin, synthetic insulating material produced by 3M to provide superior warmth without added bulk to a variety of clothing including boots, jackets, hats, etc.
Thru Hiker On the east coast, this typically means someone who is hiking the whole Appalachian Trail.
Topo; Topographic Topo is the abbreviated version of topographic, which means a graphic representation of something. In this case, the graphical representation of elevation within a certain area. The US Geological Survey has surveyed the lands within NH (most of the world has been done, actually) and created maps that demonstrate the contours of the land. This is helpful in planning a trip because one can identify flat spots suitable for camping, steep sections to be avoided, etc.
Traverse to pass along or go across something, in hiking usually a mountain or hillside sloped on one side, or a river

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