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    You forgot an essential requirement: Get all this...

    You forgot an essential requirement: Get all this done on the weekend, so I can enjoy all this largesse midweek in the solitude I favor. ;)
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    The English version is Downfall...

    The English version is Downfall.

    EDIT: Sorry, you wanted the German title as well: Der Untergang.
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    Either Thunderbear needs some help reading a map,...

    Either Thunderbear needs some help reading a map, or it's time to load the (white) potato guns and reclaim for Maine that part of the WMNF that has been stolen:

    "Unlike the West, there are no...
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    If the thing that is preventing you from going...

    If the thing that is preventing you from going solo is the opinion of the mob about the idea, you aren't nearly ready to attempt it.
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    And you won't want to miss this related effort...

    And you won't want to miss this related effort concerning the 'Dacks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsdxyTNn3ko
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    Holy crap! That thing is a ringer for the...

    Holy crap! That thing is a ringer for the predecessor to my Mega Belt. Tell me it carries four D cells and I'll go to my rest happy to have seen (but not carried) one again.

    EDIT: In my excitement...
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    Resurrection of The Light

    No, not him.

    These are essential truths when it comes to headlamps for backcountry use:

    Longer battery life is better
    Big batteries last longer than small batteries
    Warm batteries last...
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    I have a similar hat from REI that I call my...

    I have a similar hat from REI that I call my "geek hat." I wear it mostly when I'm skiing, and never in the company of my spouse in public. In response to this thread, I tried earlier to find a...
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    Pretty sure you're referring to the much loved...

    Pretty sure you're referring to the much loved and equally lamented OR B-17 Bomber Cap, which I had the good sense to buy fourteen years ago. This is easily one of the most versatile and reliably...
  10. I would decry the much-lamented departure of a...

    I would decry the much-lamented departure of a certain verdant visage from these fora, but a certain mod would come down on me like a scaly monster. You'll have to use your own (overheated)...
  11. I thought of that. "Any port in a storm," I...

    I thought of that. "Any port in a storm," I guess. :eek:
  12. What in the Sam Hill was the point of getting the...

    What in the Sam Hill was the point of getting the free end wet????
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    You just had to do it, didn't you? The world...

    You just had to do it, didn't you? The world doesn't have enough trouble already, you had to go poke the bear in his den. :rolleyes:

    From five years ago at this time: The latest sunrise date and...
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    For you solo winter campers only

    Came across this cautionary tale, which you and I will both feel in our bones. :)

    The Walker of the Snow

    Charles Dawson Shanly (181175)


    SPEED on, speed on, good master!
    The camp...
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    This is EXACTLY the reason to do Pierce for this...

    This is EXACTLY the reason to do Pierce for this sort of thing. If the weather's nice, you have excellent views on top. If the weather's hazardous, you're protected right until the end, where newbies...
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    Pierce is frequently mentioned for this, as you...

    Pierce is frequently mentioned for this, as you will see here and elsewhere. One of its major boosters for this sort of thing happens to be me. :)
  17. I was once part of a large effort to find an...

    I was once part of a large effort to find an overdue couple at Crater Lake. They headed out on what was supposed to be a three-day ski tour around the rim of the lake. (Yes, it turned out something...
  18. Fish and Game hasn't posted a report yet. I will...

    Fish and Game hasn't posted a report yet. I will not be surprised to learn that adequate illumination was lacking ...
  19. I've bought a few military surplus items from...

    I've bought a few military surplus items from them and have been satisfied. Keep your eyes wide open on the details, though.
  20. Several comments indicate these are (undisclosed)...

    Several comments indicate these are (undisclosed) short leg length sizes. Caveat emptor ...
  21. Hikers Discover The Shocking Truth About November In The Mountains

    It gets cold.

    "Hikers" Rescued From Mount Chocorua
  22. Talk about grabbing some freshies. :) Things...

    Talk about grabbing some freshies. :) Things were almost a little too arboreal there on a couple of occasions. But as Warren Miller so aptly stated, "If you're not scared just a little bit, you're...
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    Yeah, what he said. 'Cept the part about...

    Yeah, what he said. 'Cept the part about Issaquah. No way does this meet the criterion for "reasonable to low cost of living", given the housing prices in that town: Issaquah market trends

    There...
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    If your Garmin receiver is a mapping version, you...

    If your Garmin receiver is a mapping version, you can fairly easily create waypoints by copying and pasting from the online Chauvin data and using Garmin's free BaseCamp app. I use it frequently that...
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    If you haven't seen it yet, you will want to pay...

    If you haven't seen it yet, you will want to pay very close attention to the information available from Chauvin Guides:

    Presidential Traverse
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