I tried syncing with the Ropsten testnet using Geth with the following command.

 geth --testnet --mine --minerthreads=1

When it looks from Geth like I'm synced, the block height is way behind what it shows on https://ropsten.etherscan.io/ and I have either no peers or very few. Is there a way to give Geth a few known peers to bootstrap it onto the "right" Ropsten testnet?

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I think you are looking for something like this.

geth --testnet --fast --bootnodes "enode://20c9ad97c081d63397d7b685a412227a40e23c8bdc6688c6f37e97cfbc22d2b4d1db1510d8f61e6a8866ad7f0e17c02b14182d37ea7c3c8b9c2683aeb6b733a1@,enode://6ce05930c72abc632c58e2e4324f7c7ea478cec0ed4fa2528982cf34483094e9cbc9216e7aa349691242576d552a2a56aaeae426c5303ded677ce455ba1acd9d@"

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