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    Poll: Monitoring Your Heart Rate When Hiking

    A recent rescue on Mt Washington made me curious about how many of us use a heart rate monitor when we hike. See poll.
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    Hey Old Eric, I think what you see in many...

    Hey Old Eric,

    I think what you see in many rescue-related posts is an attempt to understand what was going on and how a better outcome might have been reached.

    I think it counterproductive to...
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    Now a Live Stream from Wildcat

    This stream is pretty cool. Watch it for a few seconds and you'll see that the view changes from wide-angle Mt Wash to telephoto close ups of the summit, the ravine headwalls and Lions Head.
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    Iím curious Snowflea, Have you ever spent time...

    Iím curious Snowflea,

    Have you ever spent time in Yellowstone? Another volcanic hot spot with lots going on sub-surface.
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    Aw come on Capt'n. HW has its problems like...

    Aw come on Capt'n. HW has its problems like every other state in the Union, but is far from a sh**t hole! I spent 2.5 months on Oahu winter of 2014-5 and it was great. Wonderful (and dangerous)...
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    And to his credit, Hugh has done his best over...

    And to his credit, Hugh has done his best over the years to make amends to the Valley SAR and guide communities that felt Albert Dow's loss most intensely.
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    Yes, some of the injuries were so severe they...

    Yes, some of the injuries were so severe they bordered on torture. The book I read came out in 2018 and theorizes that one of the group was passing Russian nuke info to interested parties and the...
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    The Dyatlov Pass Incident

    Anyone ever read about the Dyatlov Pass incident in which 10 hikers were killed in Siberia in 1959? A friend sent me a book about it and it sure is strange.

    Conspiracy theories abound to...
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    Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! Ahhh, Fugetaboutit.

    Here's a weird one:

    Guy calls for a rescue and then he doesn't feel like waiting around for it so he walks down Ammo.

    Maybe we need faster rescues in the cell phone era!
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    Obs Provides New Live Stream

    Just viewed the live stream from the summit. Pretty cool!

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    It's available here.
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    REI North Conway is making all the right moves to...

    REI North Conway is making all the right moves to be a good corporate citizen of the MWV. Nice to see.

    But the planned store in Bedford NH is not happening.

    Read this article for the...
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    Humm, didn't know they stopped selling Camelback....

    Humm, didn't know they stopped selling Camelback. Why?

    I stopped using Camelback and went to a Platypus 3L sack cause I got tied of the plastic taste of Camelback products.
  13. Plumb Creek Plans in the Dustbin of History

    The planned 1000-home build out of vacation homes on/around Moosehead Lake is dead.

    A victim of economics, distance from population centers, and reality.

    RIP. Here's the story...
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    Hi and welcome. There are two very active...

    Hi and welcome.

    There are two very active Meetup Groups that hike most every weekend somewhere.

    I have been on a few hikes with the "New England Over 50 Hiking Group" group and the trips were...
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    When HammerD and I did Middle Abe we saw all...

    When HammerD and I did Middle Abe we saw all those nice logging roads down the BarJum side of the hill and assumed we could just walk around Middle back to the base of the Fire Wardens trail where...
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    If you do Abraham via Fire Warden's trail,...

    If you do Abraham via Fire Warden's trail, consider adding the short n easy bushwhack over to Middle Abe.

    You'll never be closer and after the 4ks the 100 are usually inevitable:).

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    Peakbagger, on a good day my bearings aren't...

    Peakbagger, on a good day my bearings aren't close to 3 deg on! Ten? Maybe!

    I'll tweak declination when the poles switch again.
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    Wow, that's cool. As EMS fades into the sunset...

    Wow, that's cool. As EMS fades into the sunset under the "leadership" of private equity firm Versa Capital Management , REI rises.

    It's great the Valley will retain an engaged and equipped retail...
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    That's amazing photo of the canoe. Beautiful wake...

    That's amazing photo of the canoe. Beautiful wake and with ghost trees reflected in the water. Nice work JustJoe!!
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    Upon noodling on this topic for a few weeks I've...

    Upon noodling on this topic for a few weeks I've come to a realization: Most of us on VFTT represent the past. The AMC and its new logo is looking toward the future.

    In this era of fluid...
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    Well they sure won't be carrying or pushing back...

    Well they sure won't be carrying or pushing back once depleted.

    I've demo'd a few e mountain bikes and they are HEAVY. The Trek I rode was 55 pounds. No problem when the batt is full but almost...
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    Exactly. There was a time -- pre ATCs and...

    Exactly.

    There was a time -- pre ATCs and other devices-- when folks climbed and belays were safely made. Not the ideal, but totally functional nevertheless.

    But if you learned to climb in a...
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    I'll tell ya why we wonder: "There but for the...

    I'll tell ya why we wonder: "There but for the grace of god go I!"
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    Salty, This is a GREAT approach for our...

    Salty,

    This is a GREAT approach for our digital age. I'm in! We can stream the award ceremony of Facebook and use Instagram to verify summits.
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    Right! And, since we make the rather arbitrary...

    Right!

    And, since we make the rather arbitrary rules for the games we play, we can always create the... 3995rs

    ...if we find we really miss lil ole Tecumseh.
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