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    Sorry this is off-topic, but: Of course it is. ...

    Sorry this is off-topic, but: Of course it is. It's optimized to make money from advertisers. You are the product, not the customer.
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    Tragic outcome. "What can we do different to...

    Tragic outcome.

    "What can we do different to try and prevent the next young or older individual from this happening again?"

    It's already been touched upon in this thread. Full time, paid...
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    Latest Preferred Snowshoes?

    We're mostly ancient here, so I am looking for the wisdom of the ancients.

    I'm still using my very old Northern Lights 25" snowshoes (modified by bolting on old instep crampons for better...
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    Merino wool has gained much popularity. ...

    Merino wool has gained much popularity. Deservedly; it's good stuff. There are many suppliers out there.

    We're ski patrollers, so like the doctor, we lean towards brands that offer "pro...
  5. Glad the alpine plants are making a comeback. ...

    Glad the alpine plants are making a comeback. We've had good success with this in the ADKs as well.

    (Many of the articles about this mix up "extinct" and "extirpated"...)
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    Thanks, Tim, for the great work!

    Thanks, Tim, for the great work!
  7. They bill them in Europe...

    They bill them in Europe...
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    And "Accidents" is a good read. I've been...

    And "Accidents" is a good read. I've been climbing rock and ice for 38 years and I read it every year, just to look for the mistake I might make in the future, to help me avoid it.
  9. More power to him! I respect the fact that he's...

    More power to him! I respect the fact that he's putting his money where his mouth is.
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  11. Thread: ADK parking etc

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    Hi Mike. You know it's always hard to predict. ...

    Hi Mike. You know it's always hard to predict. A lot depends on the weather. HPIC has been filling up by about 7 on nice days; you have a pretty good chance at 6.

    Connery Pond should be fine,...
  12. Thread: How to manage WMNF

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    Very true. This applies over here in the ADKs as...

    Very true. This applies over here in the ADKs as well.

    This is another reason why I don't share the hysteria over "too many people on the trails." I have no problem finding quiet whenever I want...
  13. Thread: How to manage WMNF

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    Interesting discussion. There is a broad...

    Interesting discussion. There is a broad spectrum between "the only way to manage is to restrict the number of visitors" and "let everyone enjoy the resource, manage to minimize degradation."
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    I had a similar question to the OP after my...

    I had a similar question to the OP after my visits to Yosemite. Many of the management practices seemed so easy and effective, as opposed to the disastrous mismanagement here in my home in the ADKs....
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    Solid work. Back when people could think...

    Solid work. Back when people could think straight, without being afraid that a twitter mob would demonize them. Lots to be thought about here, and some solutions are pretty easy.
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    Peakbagger, good analysis. Thanks again for...

    Peakbagger, good analysis. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge; you have a lot more power grid knowledge than anyone else here.

    I agree with your analysis, but not with the conclusion. Two...
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    Interesting. Had not seen "gravity storage"...

    Interesting. Had not seen "gravity storage" before. Cute idea. Basically building an artificial mountain, and then using artificial weights instead of readily available water. I'm sure it works,...
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    Thanks again, Peakbagger. So, let's get going...

    Thanks again, Peakbagger.

    So, let's get going building the pumped storage facilities. One was just shot down in the Catskills, by the same people that profess to want the grid to work this way.
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    Thanks, Peakbagger. I'm familiar with the GE...

    Thanks, Peakbagger. I'm familiar with the GE debacle. They did get into production, but the batteries were too fragile. And they were never really intended for grid support use (not NEARLY enough...
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    Reality: ...

    Reality:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pumped-storage_hydroelectricity

    Now if you REALLY WANT intermittent power sources for the grid, go ahead. I have no problem with this. But be ready to...
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    I'm not a big believer in signs; many people...

    I'm not a big believer in signs; many people ignore them. But signs like these do make sense, especially if they are large, simple, and clear.

    I have seen these in other parts of the country as...
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    Exactly. For much of today's population,...

    Exactly.

    For much of today's population, convenience is a higher priority than cost. If you put obstacles in the way, a good portion of the users will try whatever kind of workaround they can...
  23. Thread: ADK parking etc

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    It's a smallish lot. 15, maybe 20 if everyone...

    It's a smallish lot. 15, maybe 20 if everyone squeezes in? Friday is probably a better bet. Last time I was there was on a Saturday about 4 years ago, and we were the last car to fit at about 8...
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    Details for the Town of Keene Shuttle are now up...

    Details for the Town of Keene Shuttle are now up on the Town website, linked above.

    Details for the DEC "Route 73" shuttle (a separate shuttle system, starts running on 7/9) are here:
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    For this year, the shuttle from Marcy Field to...

    For this year, the shuttle from Marcy Field to the Garden will be operating beginning July 2 at 7 am.

    The details are not yet up on the Town website, but will be up soon.
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