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    All true. In some areas of the country in the...

    All true. In some areas of the country in the rock climbing community, there are people who want to jealously guard their little "secret area." They will intentionally create false paths and...
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    Right. Printed maps also don't need batteries. ...

    Right. Printed maps also don't need batteries.

    Many areas are seeing a swing to putting lots of stuff on screens. But I think over another decade you will see this pendulum swing back a bit.
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    IIRC, an earlier thread explained that this is an...

    IIRC, an earlier thread explained that this is an artifact from blasting.
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    Note that Florida leads the nation in lightning...

    Note that Florida leads the nation in lightning deaths, by a large margin:

    http://lightningsafety.com/nlsi_lls/fatalities_us.html

    Being a semi tropical state surrounded by water contributes to...
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    Good to hear he's OK. Right away when I...

    Good to hear he's OK.



    Right away when I saw this I thought of media induced irrational fear of giardisis, causing one not to drink water that's available, and go down with dehydration, when...
  6. Resurrecting this from a couple weeks ago. Here...

    Resurrecting this from a couple weeks ago. Here is an example:

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/06/andrew-cuomo-natural-gas-pipeline-permits-blocked/

    Cuomo is making a show of trying to...
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    I'm very spoiled right now. We are on vacation...

    I'm very spoiled right now. We are on vacation in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It's heaven on earth for climbing and hiking. And they have no bug season. None. I saw no bugs today. My host...
  8. "At this point, it is economics and lack of...

    "At this point, it is economics and lack of skilled workers that is holding back nuclear power, not politics."

    Vogtle is more an example of the fate of many large semi-public construction...
  9. Remember there are at least a couple political...

    Remember there are at least a couple political factions in "green" leadership.

    There is a large faction that genuinely would like to see a real energy solution, but they shoot themselves in the...
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    Encouraging news - The Nepalese Government was...

    Encouraging news - The Nepalese Government was able to finance at least one "clean up" mission:
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    That's correct. If you try to drag or carry...

    That's correct. If you try to drag or carry someone from a place like that, all you are going to do is add yourself as a second victim. Even on (relatively) low altitude Aconcogua, there are bodies...
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    Agree, their mistakes are forgivable. I don't...

    Agree, their mistakes are forgivable. I don't scorn them. But they also should not be lionized, and get famous and rich for making a dumb mistake. That only encourages more of the same.

    Eller...
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    I looked it up (not local, so I was not sure) and...

    I looked it up (not local, so I was not sure) and I see that the speed limit there is 45mph. So are the police enforcing the speed limit and ticketing the speeding drivers? Or are they spending all...
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    Same thing happening over here in the...

    Same thing happening over here in the Adirondacks. It's a blight, for sure.

    Last year's "pilot" effort was a dismal failure (I live right here in Keene. I personally observed all this.):
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  15. Breakfast at "Café This Way."

    Breakfast at "Café This Way."
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    There are great options all over the Adirondacks....

    There are great options all over the Adirondacks. Coming from Mass the Eastern side of the Adirondacks is a shorter drive to get to.

    Many of the High Peaks have longer approaches than the NH...
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    Older event, but a good example of what can...

    Older event, but a good example of what can happen when one person (especially an inexperienced person) is allowed to separate from the group:
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    Read the thread on Whiteblaze: ...

    Read the thread on Whiteblaze:

    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/132975-“Armed-and-Dangerous-AT-hiker”

    Listen to all the new wave jackasses babble about how it's a "rush to judgment",...
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    I read the article earlier today. It made sense...

    I read the article earlier today. It made sense to me. Sounds like our justice system missed the opportunity to contain this guy when he was arrested in April for threatening hikers with the...
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    Hey so the trail run is a fun and good event! ...

    Hey so the trail run is a fun and good event! (And a significant fund raiser for the Ausable and Boquet River Associations.) Usually runners are out of the woods before noon. If you are on that...
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    Mike, Ranney is easy to follow. As Tony say, it...

    Mike, Ranney is easy to follow. As Tony say, it starts only about 150 yds south of Roostercomb parking, across route 73 (the most dangerous part of the day, crossing the highway...). So you can...
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    Hi Mike, You could probably do something with...

    Hi Mike,

    You could probably do something with the Giant Wilderness. Remember when we hiked Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge a few years ago. There are some approaches you could use to put together the...
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    If you want to go up and check that, a good...

    If you want to go up and check that, a good carpenter's level is accurate to about 0.05 degrees, so you should be able to easily differentiate the 0.8 degree angle...
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    Bring the theodolite! Many years ago, before...

    Bring the theodolite!

    Many years ago, before GPS days, a group of friends and I had the occasion to try to determine which was the high point among a group of "bumps" on a fairly flat topped hill....
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    I don't think I'm qualified to try to answer...

    I don't think I'm qualified to try to answer that. Ski Patroller and EMT-Basic here. Maybe someone who's an ER Doc or Wilderness Paramedic wants to chime in?
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