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    Yeah, getting a trail made official is a big...

    Yeah, getting a trail made official is a big hurdle. Markings are for official trails, same problem with Owls Head. This is completely consistent with USFS policy. People will still find the ledges.
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    The problem with common sense is that it's...

    The problem with common sense is that it's surprisingly rare.
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    Yes, all the huts opened this way at the same...

    Yes, all the huts opened this way at the same time. They all now have outdoor water taps, bathroom access during the day, and limited food service.
  4. Thread: Smarts Mt

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    They've had a lot of problems with out of state...

    They've had a lot of problems with out of state visitors and settled on just enforcing based on license plates. It makes for an easy call and there's no interpretation required. Their FB page has...
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    Yes, the Doublehead and Black Mountain cabins are...

    Yes, the Doublehead and Black Mountain cabins are popular ski destinations.
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    The same three; Tim, Alan and I. I don't...

    The same three; Tim, Alan and I.

    I don't agree with skiguy's point, but he presented it civilly. There's not really anything to moderate here.

    I think he completely misses the point of...
  7. We had antibody tests done in Somerville (free to...

    We had antibody tests done in Somerville (free to all residents) and got the results in 2 days.
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    There's little snow left in Tucks now, so the big...

    There's little snow left in Tucks now, so the big crowds are long gone. Just the hard cores. When the Auto Road opened there were larger groups up on the East snowfields, but again, not in the same...
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    Yup, it's open.

    Yup, it's open.
  10. Mod Note This isn't helpful. Dial back the snark...

    Mod Note
    This isn't helpful. Dial back the snark directed at other posters.
  11. Yeah, I'm amazed at the folks taking them in and...

    Yeah, I'm amazed at the folks taking them in and helping them out. Trail magic works on bikes as well, but I wonder at what volume of people it breaks down.
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    The stretch up North Lafayette (CCW) was the...

    The stretch up North Lafayette (CCW) was the worst for me.
  13. Moderator Note Let's end this line of commentary...

    Moderator Note
    Let's end this line of commentary now. And for everyone, please consider your word choices carefully. Words have context and history.
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    I'm a VFTT Moderator. I'm already in hell.

    I'm a VFTT Moderator. I'm already in hell.
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    I prefer small groups yield to large groups, that...

    I prefer small groups yield to large groups, that way fewer people step off the trail. An arbitrary choice would be fine if there was a need, but I don't really see the need for a rule.
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    Yielding to those walking faster, sure. But the...

    Yielding to those walking faster, sure. But the uphill/downhill thing is arbitrary and bogus, IMO. And I feed the Jays as well.

    It's missing postholing, which should be close to the inner circle,...
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    Moderator Note Everyone's been pretty good so...

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    Everyone's been pretty good so far, just a reminder to keep political commentary out of this discussion.
  18. At least I made it into the last print version. :)

    At least I made it into the last print version. :)
  19. When I was active in the Boston Chapter...

    When I was active in the Boston Chapter leadership there were a lot of discussions of the worth of the paper magazine vs the online offerings. The bottom line at the time was that it cost a lot and...
  20. Now map out the most efficient way to do it as a...

    Now map out the most efficient way to do it as a single unsupported dayhike. :)
  21. And we hung out with the hut caretakers, who had...

    And we hung out with the hut caretakers, who had their own place a bit further away from all the hikers with headlamps. After sitting out there for an hour or two with our eyes adjusted to the dark...
  22. Clinton Hut, Milford Track, NZ. Not only...

    Clinton Hut, Milford Track, NZ. Not only amazingly clear skies, but stars I'd never seen before.
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    http://hikethewhites.com/gathering4/moose5.jpg ...

    http://hikethewhites.com/gathering4/moose5.jpg


    http://hikethewhites.com/gathering4/moose6.jpg
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    I'll look for it, I'm not sure I even remember it.

    I'll look for it, I'm not sure I even remember it.
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    Oh sure, see them frequently on social media....

    Oh sure, see them frequently on social media. Both doing well.
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