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  1. Citation please. A flat tire is not an accident...

    Citation please. A flat tire is not an accident and certainly not a fatality - but its likely to trigger an interaction. Learn the meaning of phrases like "medical catchment area". Its easy to...
  2. As long as your trip proceeds on the happy path...

    As long as your trip proceeds on the happy path that you describe you're right - you are relatively safe (a little boring and maybe tedious avoiding people, but safe) It's when the unexpected occurs...
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    There are sub categories for every single type of...

    There are sub categories for every single type of style one could imagine (and some you couldn't). Resource support - water, clothes,batteries... psychological support - pacing. Just invent your...
  4. There is little evidence that "getting" it...

    There is little evidence that "getting" it provides long term immunity. In fact there seems to be more evidence to the contrary - reinfection and/or reactivation seems possible.
  5. For years climbers and hikers have been...

    For years climbers and hikers have been down-playing the risks involved with their behavior by quoting the (somewhat made up) statistic that the most dangerous part of their day is the drive to/from....
  6. FB post from Bayard Russell of Cathedral Mtn...

    FB post from Bayard Russell of Cathedral Mtn Guides:
    Between the two hospitals closest to Pinkham Notch, Memorial Hospital in North Conway and Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, we've got about...
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    Good luck when for ~6 raps further down and...

    Good luck when for ~6 raps further down and you've got 6 more to go and you're out of gear. You've got a lovely string of textbook anchors above you though. Sometimes you need to know when good...
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    That's actually a pretty common strategy but the...

    That's actually a pretty common strategy but the way it is usually done is to add an additional non-weighted backup to the anchor which is then removed by the last (skinniest) person when they...
  9. We tend to be even more adverse to carrying...

    We tend to be even more adverse to carrying snowshoes. The post hole police won't be pleased....
  10. A number of popular ice climbs end on the ridge...

    A number of popular ice climbs end on the ridge south of the Webster summit, The trail is typically used for the descent so often is broken out as a result.
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    Thread should be titled "Monday Monday Monday" as...

    Thread should be titled "Monday Monday Monday" as most responses are along the lines of Monday morning quarterback responses - opinions that are based in assumptions and not facts. But I know if we...
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    The NPS campgrounds, Blackwoods and Seawall, are...

    The NPS campgrounds, Blackwoods and Seawall, are nice enough but rather spartan - no hot water. Blackwoods is nicely located for most of the popular activities. Depending on exactly when you go -...
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    If you are in the typical 21 day Doxy course...

    If you are in the typical 21 day Doxy course sunburn is a legitimate concern. My wife and I have both had lyme with the resulting antibiotic regimen. She is more fair skinned plus it was mid summer...
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    It would take so much longer it wouldn't be worth...

    It would take so much longer it wouldn't be worth it
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    What crisis?

    What crisis?
  16. +1. Totally agree there there is no where near...

    +1. Totally agree there there is no where near enough information to reach any conclusion. There are plenty of 80 year olds who could hike circles around most of us. Wearing "sneakers". Without...
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    Closely followed by twice that number if "I told...

    Closely followed by twice that number if "I told you so"...
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    Not exactly hiking but I've had a couple of...

    Not exactly hiking but I've had a couple of alpine days in the Tetons - Cathedral Traverse, N Ridge of the Grand - that have approached 24 hours C2C. The first time I tried the NIAD (Nose in a Day)...
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