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    http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?970...

    http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?97087-Wardens-seek-hikers-aid-in-finding-woman-lost-from-Appalachian-Trail-Kennebec-Jour/page73

    1450 posts to date.
    Spoke to a ME warden ~2-3weeks...
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    I don't know Steve but that is an outstanding...

    I don't know Steve but that is an outstanding accomplishment. Hearty congratulations to you!
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    Call the local PD's where the dog might exit and...

    Call the local PD's where the dog might exit and notify animal rescue/shelters also and let them know where you last saw him. His folks will most likely contact these people if they don't find the...
  4. Thread: solo 100-mile

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    I have hiked solo with my dogs most of my adult...

    I have hiked solo with my dogs most of my adult life. I knew very few folks who were into hiking and the few that liked it most often had work schedules that conflicted with mine. Long ago I...
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    Because you are solo in territory that you are...

    Because you are solo in territory that you are unfamiliar with, and heat will be a big factor, have you considered renting a PLB? Your life is certainly worth $39 bucks. Even if by chance you...
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    Reflecting on that pic, I am shocked there are...

    Reflecting on that pic, I am shocked there are not more fatalities on Everest.
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    What premium are we paying? Seriously, I have no...

    What premium are we paying? Seriously, I have no idea. I might be paying for something I am not aware of. I love my dividend. Use the REI VISA all year for everything I buy and I just got a nice...
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    As long as they don't take away all the delicious...

    As long as they don't take away all the delicious popovers at the "Jordan House" in ANP!
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    It's a shame to wear something down to the bare...

    It's a shame to wear something down to the bare bones, use and abuse it over time, and then march in, head held high, and tell them you are dissatisfied with said item. I knew someone who hiked the...
  10. Thank you so much for posting this. I have read...

    Thank you so much for posting this. I have read some of the incidents and will finish them up later. Interesting 2nd link that describes all SAR's being done by volunteers. That seems like such a...
  11. Sardog...in states where people have to pay for...

    Sardog...in states where people have to pay for their rescues, is there any documentation of how many people have died or been seriously compromised because they did not call in a timely way? ...
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    The comments are very funny!

    The comments are very funny!
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    Not surprised to hear this. I always wondered...

    Not surprised to hear this. I always wondered if that might be the case. "Different strokes for different folks."
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    I was told by EMS staff each time I bought boots...

    I was told by EMS staff each time I bought boots or trail shoes there to NOT wear them outside if I thought I might have to return them.
  15. Excellent points, Roy. I'm not a pro on this...

    Excellent points, Roy. I'm not a pro on this topic but what you say makes a lot of sense.
  16. I listened to a gym full of people one Sunday...

    I listened to a gym full of people one Sunday morning a while back when the news was on and they were discussing the latest fiasco on Lafayette. The conversation revolved around money. They ...
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    I like that approach. "It will be up to the...

    I like that approach.

    "It will be up to the climbers themselves to coordinate their schedules to avoid overcrowding. This is going to be very hard to do. Personal ambition, a herd mentality and...
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    Ladders on Everest

    http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/alt-news/mount-everest-is-getting-crowded.html

    I am conflicted. At first I was against it but there are ladders in the Whites and elsewhere. Why not Everest?

    What...
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    Well said, E Rugs!

    Well said, E Rugs!
  20. I for one am not ignoring anything. I listen to...

    I for one am not ignoring anything. I listen to all the arguments, pros and cons, and try to see what might work. Working in human medicine for years there were drastic changes in how we billed...
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    So sorry to hear this. I was were keeping our...

    So sorry to hear this. I was were keeping our fingers and paws crossed that they might work.
    Keep trying different hiking shoes of all kinds. Trial and error. Eventually I have faith you will...
  22. I had written a reply but it didn't go thru. Will...

    I had written a reply but it didn't go thru. Will write an abbreviated version.

    I know F&G gets reimbursed but if they cannot support the operation, it has to be dealt with. We might not agree...
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    I don't suggest anyone do this but someone mentioned wanting to organize their own rescue and it seemed like a possible solution.
    In that situation you would not have to be accountable to anyone. ...
  24. T This was a thought I had when I was writing...

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    This was a thought I had when I was writing my post. Say you make a decision to hike our own hike, in every sense of the word, this might be a great option. It could be the best possible...
  25. I wonder if they have a problem in our town with...

    I wonder if they have a problem in our town with people not calling the FD for an ambulance when they need one.
    We have to pay the entire cost ( insurance or out of pocket) if we don't sign on...
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