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  • Puma concolor's Avatar
    Today, 12:43 AM
    Neither the activity of hiking all of the trails in a given mountain range nor the offending definition that is the basis of this thread even rates...
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  • KerrKarcha's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:07 PM
    A little late here, but reporting on a great, brilliantly bright sunny Sunday up White Dot and down White Cross, barebooting all the way. Trails were...
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  • Grey J's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:24 PM
    Grey J replied to a thread Redlining racist? in Q&A - New England
    I have been trying to think of another word that has multiple meanings, one of which has either a racist intent or history but whose common usage is...
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  • Salty's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:51 PM
    Salty replied to a thread Redlining racist? in Q&A - New England
    Yup. I quietly finished my lists with a group of friends, and granted, while I got the patches at that time, for me they are a personal and pleasant...
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  • Mike P.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:42 PM
    On a slightly related topic, Virtually all polyester, fleece & wicking shirts has washing instructions not to use Fabric Softeners. From what I see...
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  • Nessmuk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:23 PM
    The NYSDEC has reported very few SAR incidents since cold weather came upon us. Just today there is a report of a snowmobile fatality from falling...
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  • Mike P.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:03 AM
    I used to keep track of hiker. sled and ski incidents and they used to take turns leading from one year to next. Regular lift assisted skiing is...
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  • Mike P.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:47 AM
    I have them, however, they stay at home. Patches, we don't need no stinkin' patches. I also don't wear any bling on my Scout Uniform. For hiking,...
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  • dave.m's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:35 AM
    dave.m replied to a thread Redlining racist? in Q&A - New England
    Thanks you for this post!
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  • Hachi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • B the Hiker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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...
    39 replies | 1566 view(s)
  • maineguy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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. ...
    39 replies | 1566 view(s)
  • Hachi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • peakbagger's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • rocket21's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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.
    39 replies | 1566 view(s)
  • bikehikeskifish's Avatar
    03-02-2021, 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
    03-02-2021, 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
    03-02-2021, 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
    03-02-2021, 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...
    39 replies | 1566 view(s)
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