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  • Hachi's Avatar
    Today, 10:12 AM
    Hachi replied to a thread Redlining racist? in Q&A - New England
    You are right, I was thinking more about other mental illnesses as I was writing that but it was inconsistent with my example. Guess I should have...
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  • SpencerVT's Avatar
    Today, 09:54 AM
    My personal general view towards these things is that it is more about intent than the word itself. What is the intent of the word or phrase being...
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  • Grey J's Avatar
    Today, 09:26 AM
    Grey J replied to a thread Redlining racist? in Q&A - New England
    It's true that one may easily say that someone is "retarded" and offend someone, but in making the point you have done so. The word has long been...
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  • ChrisB's Avatar
    Today, 09:12 AM
    I think many of us anticipated a busy winter rescue season due to Covid tenderfoots, daring BC skiers and clueless peak baggers. Other than a few...
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  • dug's Avatar
    Today, 09:06 AM
    dug replied to a thread Redlining racist? in Q&A - New England
    It is for me, since I'm an individual who accomplished something and never went through with a patch. I go outside for my reasons, and my reasons...
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  • dug's Avatar
    Today, 09:02 AM
    dug replied to a thread Redlining racist? in Q&A - New England
    I'm actually glad when I started this (and won't finish) 25 years ago I used a black marker....
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  • ChrisB's Avatar
    Today, 09:00 AM
    ChrisB replied to a thread Redlining racist? in Q&A - New England
    Good observation! Hiking is definitely a white privilege activity. That's why so few people of color are seen on our trails, although that is...
    34 replies | 793 view(s)
  • B the Hiker's Avatar
    Today, 08:50 AM
    I have been active in the rock climbing community for the last decade or so, and there has been a lot of soul-searching recently. The American Alpine...
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  • jfb's Avatar
    Today, 08:29 AM
    I probably would have carried an extra sweater, spent the night at the Garfield shelter and finished the next day.
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  • Barkingcat's Avatar
    Today, 08:22 AM
    Exactly. I knew of the term as it was used in the 1930s before I knew of it as applies to the WMG. But then, I grew up in the south, so perhaps...
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  • Mike P.'s Avatar
    Today, 07:49 AM
    Yes and worst yet, you don't even realize you were wrong which often needs to more trouble. (One hiking mistake is rarely what causes a rescue or...
    34 replies | 793 view(s)
  • maineguy's Avatar
    Today, 07:47 AM
    Ya know, the whole idea of awarding patches and certificates smacks of a form of white privilege to me. I call it Hiker Privilege. It promotes...
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  • Mike P.'s Avatar
    Today, 07:43 AM
    Well, the Notch is very nice, that's why I would stay there. Other than that, I'm there to hike and if people are yapping, I ain't listening. ...
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  • Hachi's Avatar
    Today, 07:27 AM
    Hachi replied to a thread Redlining racist? in Q&A - New England
    If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound? Or as my guy and I like to joke, If a man speaks in the forest and there is...
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  • jfb's Avatar
    Today, 07:16 AM
    jfb replied to a thread Redlining racist? in Q&A - New England
    That's what I noticed. If I were a woke hiker, I'd want to stay at the Notch Hostel in North Woodstock. Unless I stayed at the campground with the...
    34 replies | 793 view(s)
  • peakbagger's Avatar
    Today, 07:03 AM
    Over the years I have run into two individuals that claim to have hiked all the trails in the white mountain guide long before the official list of...
    34 replies | 793 view(s)
  • rocket21's Avatar
    Today, 06:46 AM
    A controversy was manufactured that resulted in driving traffic to a White Mountain blog that just happens to sell products to hikers? Deja vu.
    34 replies | 793 view(s)
  • bikehikeskifish's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:14 PM
    If the bumper sticker was offensive to some people, wouldn't the patch be then as well? I'm not pursuing the hiking of all the trails in the WMG so...
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  • brobichaud's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:49 PM
    I don't know. I'd think that any new finishers, would get the new version of the patch and certificate, whenever those will be forthcoming. As far as...
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  • bikehikeskifish's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:42 PM
    Now that the Grid Trust has changed the name... will they be replacing all the patches? Tim
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  • Mike P.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    The bike company is owned by a Private Equity firm in Beverly Hills so look at them changing that before they spin it off as the name has the...
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  • brobichaud's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:00 PM
    As the admin of the White Mountains Red-lining Facebook group, I had a discussion thread up about this very topic for a few days, before shutting it...
    34 replies | 793 view(s)
  • Grey J's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:15 PM
    Grey J replied to a thread Redlining racist? in Q&A - New England
    "There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure 'cause you know sometimes words have two meanings. In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird...
    34 replies | 793 view(s)
  • bikehikeskifish's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:58 PM
    Hey, you asked ;) One of those two examples is directly tied to the White Mountain redlining community. Tim
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  • nartreb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:56 PM
    Of course, I wasn't particularly well-prepared. No bivy equipment to speak of, lackadaisical preparation (lack of fitness and, notably, failure to...
    92 replies | 4265 view(s)
  • ChrisB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:48 PM
    ChrisB replied to a thread Redlining racist? in Q&A - New England
    Except no one is talking about these examples Tim. My comments were limited to the hiking scenario. But... As we are seeing in the food industry...
    34 replies | 793 view(s)
  • ChrisB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:37 PM
    ChrisB replied to a thread Nomadland Movie in General Backcountry
    Interesting, I did not experience the movie as depressing. Certainly The main character Fern is struggling with loss and grief. But many of the...
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  • bikehikeskifish's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:35 PM
    What's the big deal? https://www.redlinebicycles.com/ https://redlineguiding.com/ . . . These companies have invested in their brand, web...
    34 replies | 793 view(s)
  • ChrisB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:26 PM
    ChrisB replied to a thread Redlining racist? in Q&A - New England
    No. Silence is violence. So keep your eyes wide open.
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  • rocket21's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:01 PM
    This is the first time I've ever seen a racial connotation associated with trail redlining. Trails on the AMC hiking maps are red. It is a common...
    34 replies | 793 view(s)
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