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    Great photos. I really love the 4th one where...

    Great photos. I really love the 4th one where the Sun is hidden behind the clouds.
  2. I have had Spot3 for several years now, so over...

    I have had Spot3 for several years now, so over time I got some idea of what to look for in a satellite communication device. I think the things I care about fall primarily into these categories:

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    My cousin who is a medical professional once told...

    My cousin who is a medical professional once told me: "there are no people who are in perfect health, there are only those who have not been examined thoroughly enough."
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    I have a CrossTrek and also a Thule roof rack. I...

    I have a CrossTrek and also a Thule roof rack. I bought cheaper (square) cross bars and got 2 pairs of generic J-shaped kayak carriers for something under $60 off Amazon. I have driven with two...
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    When it comes to passing other people on the...

    When it comes to passing other people on the trail I think the more delicate situation is when a slightly faster hiker catches up to someone else who is a bit slower ascending a narrow trail. Then it...
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    Honestly, I prefer to yield to people going...

    Honestly, I prefer to yield to people going downhill as it gives me a chance to catch a breath without having to admit that I really need it!
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    Can anyone imagine that a person who wants to...

    Can anyone imagine that a person who wants to stay for the night at a hotel in New Hampshire asserts that they did not self quarantine if that's what is required to get a room?
  8. As I travel to different places around U.S. (and...

    As I travel to different places around U.S. (and other countries too) I always wonder what people in these places do for living. About a month ago I was pondering on a related question - how big a...
  9. Since you posted this, I was a little curious if...

    Since you posted this, I was a little curious if all trails are really shown on this map, so I took a look at OSM-based map: https://hiking.waymarkedtrails.org/#?map=16!42.8518!-72.1121 and a bit to...
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    I would be much more concerned about lack of...

    I would be much more concerned about lack of restroom access. I doubt many day hikers carry their own trowels.
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    Here is a link to "AN ORDER ESTABLISHING ARRIVING...

    Here is a link to "AN ORDER ESTABLISHING ARRIVING QUARANTINE RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVELERS IN MAINE":...
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    If an executive order cannot describe something...

    If an executive order cannot describe something precisely enough that it would not need to use a word "appropriate" (as in "appropriate personal protective equipment") I doubt it can withstand any...
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    For me a GPS was actually an enabler rather than...

    For me a GPS was actually an enabler rather than degrader in my hiking experience.

    A while back I did not have any friends who were bushwhacking, so I always stuck to trails. Then I got into...
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    Thanks for the link - maybe I will ask my wife to...

    Thanks for the link - maybe I will ask my wife to get it for me next time she is out of gift ideas! :)

    And yes, I really enjoy birding & bird photography. Every once in a while I get a nice...
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    Have you ever tried birding? It goes well with...

    Have you ever tried birding? It goes well with hiking and can be practiced in your backyard too. Perhaps all birds appear alike at first but they are really different. The best way to get started?...
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    That in itself looks a list to me! :)

    That in itself looks a list to me! :)
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    Nice! I spot checked a couple of places in New...

    Nice! I spot checked a couple of places in New Jersey and they are showing up. I just wish that one could zoom in more with protected lands layer still visible.
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    There is a trail in Polish Tatra Mountains called...

    There is a trail in Polish Tatra Mountains called Orla Perć that is considered by many to be one of the most difficult "regular" hiking trails in Poland and where many fatal accidents occurred. A...
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    I'm not any expert on this but I believe tick...

    I'm not any expert on this but I believe tick females may lay thousands of eggs in one location. I imagine this could explain why one could pick up lots of them just coming close to such "nest", but...
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    Just a little curious here - how does your dog...

    Just a little curious here - how does your dog contribute to choosing? :)
  21. I had a 5-day backpacking trip in Grand Canyon...

    I had a 5-day backpacking trip in Grand Canyon scheduled for next week with a couple of friends. Between airline cancellations and the possibility that one of us might get sick at the bottom of the...
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    If you get a descent picture you are 95% of the...

    If you get a descent picture you are 95% of the way to determine the bird species. There is an excellent phone app called Merlin that can tell you what kind of bird you have in your photo. For...
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    White-winged crossbills by the white bars on the...

    White-winged crossbills by the white bars on the wings (red crossbills don't have these bars.) Yellow bird in the picture is a female, the red ones are males. See...
  24. Thread: Water filter

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    If I remember correctly Sawyer Mini fits a thread...

    If I remember correctly Sawyer Mini fits a thread of Smartwater bottle.
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    I started out with Sawyer Mini water filter but...

    I started out with Sawyer Mini water filter but ultimately switched over to using Steripen. My reasoning was that I didn't have a sensible way of verifying that my unit did not have any defects...
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