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  1. Thread: New AMC CEO

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    I confess, my love of the AMC faltered under John...

    I confess, my love of the AMC faltered under John Judge. I remain incredibly thankful to all of the volunteers (mainly NH chapter folks from whom I learned all of the fundamentals) who literally made...
  2. Does anyone here think a map and compass (and...

    Does anyone here think a map and compass (and requisite knowledge) would have saved this young lady? Navigating by map and compass in heavy wind and low visibility above treeline is extremely...
  3. That's what I was thinking too. Purely...

    That's what I was thinking too. Purely speculative on my part, but my guess is she was quite comfortable up to Greenleaf hut, maybe even sweaty. As she ascended above the hut, perhaps she began to...
  4. This does not look good. I poked my head out the...

    This does not look good. I poked my head out the door before I went to bed last night (in MA!) and it had that smell and feel to it - winter. All I can think about is that section on Franconia Ridge...
  5. TEO, I'm in agreement on pretty much all of that,...

    TEO, I'm in agreement on pretty much all of that, even if our underlying philosophies are different. I do wonder if the noise from NH about paying for rescues is a case of a vocal minority being,...
  6. That's not quite true. According to NH F&G,...

    That's not quite true. According to NH F&G, general funds are used in (small) part to keep the department in the black. It's also worth noting that fees added to the sale of hunting and fishing...
  7. Sure, I get it, it happens everywhere. That...

    Sure, I get it, it happens everywhere. That doesn't make it good policy - it depends on a lot of factors. The issue with funding SAR is not lack of funds in the state coffers, which are filled from...
  8. That would be one way to do it. But most (all?)...

    That would be one way to do it. But most (all?) resorts figure it's better business to roll the cost of ski patrol and a modest first aid station into lift ticket prices. But you know who's not...
  9. Fair question, and every town has to decide what...

    Fair question, and every town has to decide what is worth their time and what is fair. In my town, you pay to enter the beach, and you pay extra for a parking pass. Together with the snack bar, that...
  10. Why would you pay for a lifeguard? Honest...

    Why would you pay for a lifeguard? Honest question. Under what circumstances would you be paying for the lifeguard but not utilizing their services? The lake in my town has entrance and parking fees...
  11. FWIW, when my wife was bit by a dog at my...

    FWIW, when my wife was bit by a dog at my parents' house in NH, we received a bill for the ambulance service to Southern NH Medical Center, and we received a quite large bill for the ambulance ride...
  12. Capitalist here! My layman's understanding is...

    Capitalist here! My layman's understanding is Yvon and his family will no longer collect the profits the company makes. Instead, those profits will go to an 'environmental collective.' That's great -...
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    One more experience I'd forgotten about. When our...

    One more experience I'd forgotten about. When our first kiddo was maybe 10 months old, we took him on a short winter hike near Pinkham. I had him in a chest carrier under my jacket fully enclosed in...
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    No advice - we waited until the kids were out of...

    No advice - we waited until the kids were out of diapers to do anything longer than a day hike. The kids' first overnight backpacks at age 3 were actually a big deal for them and ended up being quite...
  15. I think the bear situation is changing in the...

    I think the bear situation is changing in the northeast, and so (like the stock market) past performance is not necessarily a perfect predictor of future performance. Or maybe it's not changing....
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    Believe me, I know. The problem is those you...

    Believe me, I know. The problem is those you refer to above are untouchable. I wish it weren't so, but it is. The hikerbrian's of the nation, OTOH, are not. That is the truth, and I've provided what...
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    Amen. Considering the comments here, I come back...

    Amen. Considering the comments here, I come back to the prospect that the Whites are crowded, and there are problems, but they don't rise to the level of making major changes which themselves have...
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    They hadn't gotten started yet when we were...

    They hadn't gotten started yet when we were there, except for the Wawona fire, which wasn't really impacting most of the park. We went by Camp 4 on a Saturday and were surprised to find spots - the...
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    I guess that's the remarkable part: we found a...

    I guess that's the remarkable part: we found a parking spot at 4-mile trailhead at like 9 in the morning (this is a VERY popular trailhead that leads to Glacier Point). Same with Clouds Rest. And...
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    My guess is things had to get REALLY bad at...

    My guess is things had to get REALLY bad at Yosemite before people were willing to make big changes like the entrance permits. That's a huge amount of revenue they're leaving on the table, every...
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    More or less exactly what I was envisioning. Is...

    More or less exactly what I was envisioning. Is it possible? In my mind, it would make the whole experience so much more enjoyable. Anticipating the parking situation is one of the most stressful...
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    One of my favorite ever slab climbs. We looked...

    One of my favorite ever slab climbs. We looked out at Tenaya from every angle (except the top) on this trip. Beautiful, beautiful country.

    I think Yosemite was not the first park to try the...
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    Daytrip - agreed, much more difficult to regulate...

    Daytrip - agreed, much more difficult to regulate entry into the WMNF compared to Yosemite. But what about a quota for high use areas? Franconia Ridge and Presi-traverse, need to reserve in advance...
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    How to manage WMNF

    That other thread got me thinking. How could the WMNF be better managed so that impacts were less and people's enjoyment was more?

    I just got back from Yosemite. At all of the entrances were...
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    Winter hiking cures cancer

    There is evolving research to suggest that exposure to colder temps activates brown adipose tissue (brown fat), which is one of the body's means of producing heat upon exposure to cool/cold...
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