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    I have one of each and my back is still sweaty...

    I have one of each and my back is still sweaty most of the time. Not as bad as with a lie-flat pack but it's not a silver bullet either.

    Tim
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    +1, with the caveat that you can always add the...

    +1, with the caveat that you can always add the tracks for the trail(s) you will be using, or those in the area, up to 20. I have multiple tracks for the 4K popular loops. They overlay quite nicely...
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    FYI I am often in just a single layer polyester...

    FYI I am often in just a single layer polyester t-shirt in winter. I am unwilling to go any slower because A) not much of a cardio workout and B) I would get home so late as to cost me family points...
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    I am watching this thread with intense jealousy...

    I am watching this thread with intense jealousy of all you fine people who can be outdoors and moving and not generate any sweat. That is simply impossible for me shy of crawling at a snail's pace...
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    Poll: Seems to me we would all be "expert witnesses"...

    Seems to me we would all be "expert witnesses" for the defense :) Especially when you ask "what would a reasonable person do?"

    Tim
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    It does, however, have the positive effect of...

    It does, however, have the positive effect of reducing the chances you will drop said small, incompressible objects in the surround snow, possibly losing them until spring, or dropping other items in...
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    Some of us run so warm that hiking slower means...

    Some of us run so warm that hiking slower means not finishing a hike. I bring one layer that I expect to get sweaty and change it right before treeline or when I start descending.

    I can often be...
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    The point of compression sacks is to compress....

    The point of compression sacks is to compress. Why do you fear this very useful space saving feature?

    I also find 90% of my stuff is just along for the ride and so why not optimize for that case?...
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    Poll: I think this...

    I think this is current.

    Tim
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    I did say that 40L could probably be 50L and then...

    I did say that 40L could probably be 50L and then everything would fit comfortably inside. The z-rest does get beat up on the outside. The snowshoes probably will never end up in the pack, and the...
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    I easily fit all 10 essentials into an Osprey...

    I easily fit all 10 essentials into an Osprey Talon 22, with room for my lunch and a bowl and bag of kibbles for Gryffin. My bar is "survival", however, not comfort. 40L Osprey Stratos for winter -...
  12. I have always bought a fishing license, so I too...

    I have always bought a fishing license, so I too will be covered. And, I actually do fish :)

    5111

    Tim
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    Grand Canyon/Hoover Dam/Red Rocks

    I spent last week at the AWS re:Invent conference at the Sands Expo Center/Palazzo and Venetian Hotels in Las Vegas, NV. I took advantage of the business trip to visit The Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam,...
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    On 13-Nov-2011 (Three Weeks on the Kilkenney...

    On 13-Nov-2011 (Three Weeks on the Kilkenney Ridge Trail), the gate was locked. Not pinned, but completely locked. With cars inside. They did come out and unlock it for me. I gambled on the...
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    Poll: Read the law carefully. Effectively, it goes...

    Read the law carefully. Effectively, it goes like this:

    Once upon a time, you were rescued for free, unless you were reckless. Fish and Game doesn't get money from the General Fund, while being...
  16. electronic vehicle ignition key on the North Twin Spur Trail (NH)

    I found an electronic vehicle ignition key on the North Twin Spur Trail Thursday 11/13. I will get back to owner if they contact me.

    Hiker.Ed AT comcast DOT net
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    Is the Benton trail likely to remain open? It...

    Is the Benton trail likely to remain open? It was my first 4K trail to Moosilauke.

    Tim
  18. Wow, even with a size 11? That's disappointing. ...

    Wow, even with a size 11? That's disappointing. Size 13 it was impossible to fit - even if I put the pivot point well forward of optimal.

    Tim
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    There is, for sure, one reroute, skipping two...

    There is, for sure, one reroute, skipping two crossings, on Cedar Brook. My GPS track from 9/28 clearly shows that I stayed on the east side of the river while the official trail crossed it twice.
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    Turns out we have most of Tuesday free - have to...

    Turns out we have most of Tuesday free - have to be at the convention ~4:30 - Red Rocks looks quite interesting - and it is free on Tuesday (Veteran's Day). Any specific loops / trails / sights to...
  21. You probably don't have "big feet" :) I...

    You probably don't have "big feet" :)

    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend either pair. The most important recommendation is to make sure the shoe you purchase is the same width (8") as the...
  22. Let me PS my comments above by saying that the...

    Let me PS my comments above by saying that the MSR binds are superior when carrying the shoes on your pack as they lie flat. The Tubbs I put teeth-to-teeth but invert one shoe. Put the shovel up on...
  23. NHF&G News: Sustainability Commission Recommendations for NH Fish & Game

    CONCORD, N.H. The 2014 recommendations of the Legislative Commission to Study Opportunities and Options to Improve the Sustainability of the Fish and Game Department, tasked with finding future...
  24. I started out in winter 2008 with a pair of gray...

    I started out in winter 2008 with a pair of gray Denali Ascents, with the optional 4" tails. I liked these shoes - they took a huge beating and kept on ticking. After several seasons with my size...
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    I'm partial to Strava. Here is an example....

    I'm partial to Strava. Here is an example..

    Tim
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