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    At those altitudes, one is at the edge of...

    At those altitudes, one is at the edge of survival. Even with full acclimatization (which takes ~6 weeks*) only a few can function or survive without supplemental oxygen. Many can barely take care...
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    Also far fewer people to get in the way... ...

    Also far fewer people to get in the way...

    Many of the routes have sections that are single-lane with no passing (such as the region near the Hillary Step).

    Yes the more experienced often help...
  3. From what I have read about raingear, the truly...

    From what I have read about raingear, the truly waterproof gear has a rating of 10000mm (IIRC).

    However, it is possible that raingear needs a higher rating than tents--for instance, water...
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    The Dead from the put-in just below Grand Falls...

    The Dead from the put-in just below Grand Falls (below Flagstaff Lake) to the Forks (junction with the Kennebec) is one of my favorite paddles in the north country. (Class 2-3 whitewater depending...
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    This is a possiblity--some streams exhibit...

    This is a possiblity--some streams exhibit "headward erosion". In other words the head of a stream can "move" uphill by erosion. If this headward erosion hits another streambed, the second stream...
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    A GPX file does not contain the information...

    A GPX file does not contain the information required to perform the correction. You need the pseudo-ranges. DGPS corrects errors in the pseudo-ranges before using them to compute the location,...
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    DGPS corrections can also be applied in...

    DGPS corrections can also be applied in post-processing. Some of the trail locations might not have been allowed reception of the DGPS signal preventing real-time corrections. If one records the...
  8. I took a look at Nuun a number of years ago. ...

    I took a look at Nuun a number of years ago. IIRC, it has about twice the concentration of salt as used in my formulation.


    It's a balancing act...


    Pseudo-science in the service of the...
  9. There is a good reason--the Gunks are the same...

    There is a good reason--the Gunks are the same rock formation as Seneca Rocks.

    I hiked in Monongahela many years ago. A very nice area.

    Doug
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    Pemi Lollipop ski trip with Becca M: 28.5 hrs. ...

    Pemi Lollipop ski trip with Becca M: 28.5 hrs. https://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?39621-Pemi-Ski-Loop-in-Less-than-30-Hours-)

    Doug
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    I was at the Marlboro, MA store about 6 weeks ago...

    I was at the Marlboro, MA store about 6 weeks ago and asked about the heath of the chain. They said it is doing well and they are even opening a few new stores. Keeping the rents low seems to be a...
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    One has to set up and break camp down quickly...

    One has to set up and break camp down quickly during polar travel. Otherwise one can get dangerously chilled during the interval between the protection of the tent and the heat generation of motion....
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    I was given opioids after my surgery for a broken...

    I was given opioids after my surgery for a broken femur and hip. I rapidly discovered that I only had pain when moving and could sleep without the pills. So I skipped my night dose and effectively...
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    The key difference is the lower air pressure at...

    The key difference is the lower air pressure at altitude. It allows a canister to have a positive pressure at lower temps than at lower altitudes.

    Doug
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    Technically, the sun only rises (and sets) once...

    Technically, the sun only rises (and sets) once per year on the North and South Poles. I will leave it as an exercise for the reader to figure out how early or late this is...

    Doug
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    Two more cents: The ImageMagick package (free...

    Two more cents:

    The ImageMagick package (free and runs on the usual popular OSes) contains the convert command which can resize an image. http://www.imagemagick.org/

    How to reduce file size...
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    Reaction times slow down, muscles lose strength,...

    Reaction times slow down, muscles lose strength, and bones get weaker with age. One does not bounce as well as one used to...

    Doug
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    Yep. I was enjoying myself skiing along on an...

    Yep. I was enjoying myself skiing along on an easy gentle downhill and a moment later was lying in the snow with no chance of extricating myself...

    FWIW, (11 years later) I am able to hike and...
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    Not necessarily... All such radios are under...

    Not necessarily... All such radios are under federal frequency, power, and antenna limitations.

    BTW, the OP did not specify a type of radio. I'm assuming he is referring to FRS radios....
  20. Check out the source data for the maps of...

    Check out the source data for the maps of interest--many of the free ones were generated from USGS 100K scale DEM data or SRTM (30 or 90 meter resolution). One can interpolate such data to produce...
  21. Last time I looked at the GPSFileDepot maps, they...

    Last time I looked at the GPSFileDepot maps, they were 100k scale. I use the 25K Garmin Topos (much more detailed) and if I want a more accurate trail track*, I load a GPS track for the trail into...
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    Great minds run in the same gutters... :) Doug

    Great minds run in the same gutters... :)

    Doug
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    You might consider LL Bean's Cresta. 1-piece...

    You might consider LL Bean's Cresta. 1-piece leather upper (or leather and fabric). My all-leather size-9s weigh in at 3lb-3oz. Decent support both underfoot and ankle without being noticeably...
  24. I have no inside information about the...

    I have no inside information about the implementation of the compass rose display.

    However to hazard a guess:
    * Computation consumes power
    * The display only needs to be updated a few times a...
  25. The excess current is drawn by the compass rose...

    The excess current is drawn by the compass rose display (no matter where the direction/orientation data comes from), not by the magnetic sensor. I measured the current drawn with the magnetic sensor...
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