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  1. The American Alpine Club also offers rescue...

    The American Alpine Club also offers rescue insurance. I am a member for other reasons (their library is phenomenal!), but it's a very nice benefit, to be certain.
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    I'm getting the impression you're new. Let me...

    I'm getting the impression you're new. Let me give you some advice.
    Stay at hardened sites. Those are sites are there for reasons.
    a. They have water sources;
    b. They have bear boxes;
    c. You...
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    It would be helpful to explain why you don't want...

    It would be helpful to explain why you don't want to stay at Thirteen Falls or Garfield tentsites.

    If you've never been, that neck of the woods makes it mighty hard to hike two hundred feet off...
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    Dang, now I have to go up and look for the other...

    Dang, now I have to go up and look for the other 15!
  5. I had to dig a little deeper into their website...

    I had to dig a little deeper into their website (https://www.iso-ne.com/about/key-stats/resource-mix) and found the following, which appears to have been written Jan 18, 2022, looking back at 2021. ...
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    Tower repairs on Carrigain

    If I read it correctly, the Forest Service conducted repairs to the tower over August 1-2, 2022. It's a gem, that tower. I've heard it said one can see something like twenty-eight other...
  7. People can disagree about politics, climate...

    People can disagree about politics, climate change is existential.
  8. Bear Canisters available from WMNF ranger stations

    At the risk of telling folks something they already knew, all the ranger stations in the Whites have bear canisters they will lend out for free to people camping in the Whites. I just learned that...
  9. Interesting little history of the Four Thousand...

    Interesting little history of the Four Thousand Footer Club.
    http://www.amc4000footer.org/history.html

    1951 is a ways back now, but it's fun to think about a time when Cabot, Waumbek, Tom,...
  10. I'm not sure how to respond to this. If one is...

    I'm not sure how to respond to this. If one is trying to understand why individuals take an action, or fail to take an action, social science posits that we should examine the incentive structure...
  11. With all due respect, allow me to offer a...

    With all due respect, allow me to offer a different perspective. When you want to understand the actions of individuals inside an institution, start by reflecting upon their incentive structure.
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    I think I have posted about this movie on another...

    I think I have posted about this movie on another thread as well, but there is a great feature length movie, Newtock, about the first American community forced to relocate due to the permafrost...
  13. We were on the water for three days. It would...

    We were on the water for three days. It would have added up.
  14. For Leg 2 of the Connecticut River Expedition, my...

    For Leg 2 of the Connecticut River Expedition, my friend Mike N. and I wanted to paddle from the Maidstone Bridge (way the heck up there) to Littleton, a distance of about 43 miles over three days...
  15. Need a driver to help with some shuttling

    I need someone to help us shuttle on Saturday, July 2. Short drive from Littleton up to Maidstone. If you know someone, or you are someone, who can drive one person (fully vaccinated) one way,...
  16. I agree with "egilbe," hiking below 0 is mighty...

    I agree with "egilbe," hiking below 0 is mighty challenging in its own right. Above treeline and in a wind? I would take a pass.
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    I hate to say it, but I do agree that it is the...

    I hate to say it, but I do agree that it is the correct thing to do to report the dog to the police.
    Firstly, if there are medical complications, you want to have a record that this stemmed from the...
  18. Summits in Solidarity: Anti-racist hiking group

    "Summits in Solidarity is a non-profit organization founded in 2020 by hikers from Wobanadenok (The White Mountains of NH). Our mission is to foster justice and equity for Black, Indigenous, and...
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    Note that the article says "next round." The...

    Note that the article says "next round." The first round is ongoing in Connecticut. I am the very first human being to have been injected with the Pfizer Lyme disease vaccine! I was supposed to be...
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    REI raises membership fee to $30

    REI has raised its membership fee from $20 to $30.

    I joined so long ago that I don’t remember what I paid.
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    The famous poem from the Emmons Glacier on...

    The famous poem from the Emmons Glacier on Rainier:

    Into a cloud sea far below,
    I lonely watched the red sun go.
    Then turning, miracle of glad surprise,
    enchanted saw the full moon rise.
    — C....
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    Poetry thread

    “Dents” By Charlotte Parker

    A hydro flask is like a person.
    It can start off new, clean,
    The perfect shape.
    But, if you drop it,
    BANG!
    It will dent.
    And sometimes, those dents,
    Are...
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    I know what they did at least once between two...

    I know what they did at least once between two winter months (since a friend doing the same thing bumped into them) was to go into Baxter near the end of the month and get up all the peaks in that...
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    Jason Beaupre completes NEHH grid

    Jason Beaupre finished the New England Hundred Highest grid last weekend. First known person ever to do it.

    1,200 mountains!

    I believe I have hiked with Jason only once. A mutual friend was...
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    Patagonia's films are universally fantastic. If...

    Patagonia's films are universally fantastic. If you've never seen DamNation, a film about how dams damage rivers and the life that resides in them, it is a stunning achievement. Funny, poignant,...
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