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  1. Mohawk Trail- AT to (near) Essex Road/Forced Turnaround

    Date of Hike: July 3 16

    Trail Conditions: Dry on Ridge, damp but not muddy below, good traction on rock sections, mosquitoes and gnats near brook crossings.

    Special Equipment Required: Lightly...
  2. Tongue Mountain- Clay Meadows to Montcalm Pt Sunday May 22

    Trail Conditions-

    Bring mud boots. Although the frequent wet spots on the trail had logs or sticks or could be bypassed, the meadow area 2/3'rds of the way out was very soft.
    Curiously, no black...
  3. Opinions on Danner Crater Rim?; Amazon returns for manufacturers warranty

    A while back a purchased a pair of Vasque Men's Clarion GTX boots. They are lower end backpacking boots--a thick sole, but with soft nubuck/dernier nylon and no full rand to protect the toe of the...
  4. Thread: Delorme InReach

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    FWIW, I put my Inreach next to my computer...

    FWIW, I put my Inreach next to my computer monitor. I am inside my office. There is a window 6 feet away.

    At 2011 I sent a test message to test@delorme.com. Within 4 minutes, the wheel on the...
  5. Thread: Delorme InReach

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    A real time iridium satellite tracker is here: ...

    A real time iridium satellite tracker is here:

    http://www.satflare.com/track.asp?q=iridium#MAP

    Click on the grey satellite to see coverage.
  6. Thread: Delorme InReach

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    OK, I stand corrected... 2 of 3 possible digital...

    OK, I stand corrected... 2 of 3 possible digital location messages sent to Sarsats by epirbs elts plbs etc can report position with 4 seconds of a latitude or longitude line. The 3rd protocol only...
  7. Thread: Delorme InReach

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    Refer to...

    Refer to https://www.cospas-sarsat.int/en/user-location-protocols... The reported position has a resolution of 4minutes. That's what Sar gets. That is in the km range for certain latitudes. I have...
  8. Thread: Delorme InReach

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    I disagree. Check the size of the message that a...

    I disagree. Check the size of the message that a GPS PLB can transmit. You will find that its resolution is in the km range, depending on latitude. There is no more space in the protocol for...
  9. Thread: Delorme InReach

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    Tree canopy is an issue, just like solar storms...

    Tree canopy is an issue, just like solar storms and 4km GPS resolution for plbs, but the inreach unit knows whether it's message is received it not, and perhaps it boosts it's attempt rate and...
  10. Thread: Delorme InReach

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    http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?54423-GP...

    http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?54423-GPS-Recommendation&p=420330&viewfull=1#post420330

    Some costs may be out of date though....
  11. Mt. Washington State Park (Mass/NY) and South Taconic

    Encountered two large black bears at lower end of Mount Washington Road. They could easily be on the South Taconic. Video link posted in Connecticut Section

    Black flies/mosquitoes- none on trail....
  12. Thanks Daytripper and Peakbagger. I wasn't...

    Thanks Daytripper and Peakbagger. I wasn't thinking ice and only brought spikes, but there is something to melt and I can always turn around.
  13. Just Checking- Any issues with Liberty Spring?

    I would like to know if anyone is aware of any issues with the spring or the tent platforms for a possible trip tomorrow.

    Thank you.
  14. Thread: Black Flies

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    I would recommend that you try 3M Ultrathon-- its...

    I would recommend that you try 3M Ultrathon-- its more like a cream and is very resistant to sweat.

    I did the following experiment on top of Bear Mountain in Connecticut. It was a humid day, and I...
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    Everything you said, plus any money paid to your...

    Everything you said, plus any money paid to your girlfriend's employer for the 90 days prior to the filing can be seized back by the bankruptcy court and redistributed to other creditors "to make...
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    I am not sure EMS ever had staff to fit boots...

    I am not sure EMS ever had staff to fit boots well. And my experience at REI is that they never had the combination of width and size in most of the boots I wanted to try. The salesman always...
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    Filing for bankruptcy is a very common technique...

    Filing for bankruptcy is a very common technique in the retail sector to break leases so they can close stores and preserve assets if its Chapter 11. Chapter 7 is time-limited protection from the...
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    Alot of bait on this hook.....

    Alot of bait on this hook.....
  19. He probably got a pass because he was not driving...

    He probably got a pass because he was not driving a pickup.
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    Hrmmmm has it moved since 1988?

    Hrmmmm has it moved since 1988?
  21. Thread: GPS Orientation

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    Poll: Just a practical tip, your batteries will last...

    Just a practical tip, your batteries will last much longer if the processor in the GPS does not have to do the calculations to rotate the screen to match your constantly changing heading
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    Well, they admitted guilt, named their names,...

    Well, they admitted guilt, named their names, took responsibility, and offered $100K and more if it takes more to rebuild. The situation could have been much worse if the careless parties were not...
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    I think the paper maps are great for roughing out...

    I think the paper maps are great for roughing out a trip, but having live information (reviews, tips, top 10 things to see, hours, stuff no longer open) is going to be the way of the future.
  24. Lincoln Woods, Bushwack, Owls head Brutus Base, Return via Franconia Brook 2/13/16

    LW skiable, incredible open water flowing across road in mid February.

    Needed Microspikes going up Black Pond for ice under snow, and where Lincoln Brook trail trespasses into the cut of the...
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    Given the reports of icy conditions, I'm scaling...

    Given the reports of icy conditions, I'm scaling back plans to flatter terrain. Biggest risk is becoming immobile from injury(for me)
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