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  1. ATC Asks Hikers to Stay Home

    The ATC has come out and asked folks NOT to hike the trail. ATC Chief Officer Sandra Marra asked hikers in an open letter posted on the Conservancy’s website to stay off the trail during the...
  2. I dunno, she seems to get it... "If you go,...

    I dunno, she seems to get it...

    "If you go, bring someone else with you but practice safe distancing of six feet or more apart. The two groomed classic tracks are about eight feet apart."
  3. No problem. We are all operating in uncharted...

    No problem. We are all operating in uncharted waters here so differing responses / opinions are to be expected.

    As this thing progresses, I am as concerned about the economic devastation as I am...
  4. Here's the playout of the hypothetical accident...

    Here's the playout of the hypothetical accident scenario dismissed in previous posts.

    Cog Railway helps rescue hiker who fell 200 feet down Mount Washington

    This hiker was a "local."
  5. If you've ever hiked in the Dolomites or around...

    If you've ever hiked in the Dolomites or around the Italian-Austrian border, you've probably been through Bergammo.

    Here's an article that describes conditions there and how the locals population...
  6. Actually very few of these were "global," in the...

    Actually very few of these were "global," in the sense that they easily jumped continents to spread by community infection.

    Like the U.S. and NYC, Italy was slow to impose Draconian measures to...
  7. Yeah baby, it's all about YOU!!!! You mght...

    Yeah baby, it's all about YOU!!!!

    You mght want to give this a read before you take a hike.

    cb
  8. I think it's reasonable to respect the well being...

    I think it's reasonable to respect the well being of those denizens of the North Country whose live we might impact.

    The following is a post from Al Hospers, a Valley resident, occasional guide...
  9. They may be but the AMC won't. They just...

    They may be but the AMC won't. They just announced closure of facilities as follows...

    In support of the national effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to minimize the risks to the most...
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    China Closes Everest

    Due to pandemic all climbs for Chinese side of the mountain are canceled for the Spring season.

    Nepal side remains open for now.
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    Poll: Tim, I am totally fine with you using your...

    Tim,

    I am totally fine with you using your discretion to determine which parts go and which stay.

    Thanks for the effort and care you provide to this "vintage" Internet hiking site. I...
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    Wonderful pics from a bluebird day. Thanks for...

    Wonderful pics from a bluebird day.

    Thanks for posting.
    cb
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    Yup, both are great parks and national treasures....

    Yup, both are great parks and national treasures. Should be on everyone's bucket list.

    We spent three days exploring Island in the Sky across the road from the Arches park headquarters. It was...
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    These look cool and quite rugged. But I was...

    These look cool and quite rugged.

    But I was wondering how these laces hold knots. Are they prone to loosening if not half-hitched? ( A minor but annoying "problem" to have. :)
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    Really? I get the impression that Janet Mill's...

    Really? I get the impression that Janet Mill's government is taking the state in a much more liberal and tree-huggy direction.

    Plus the fact that this mine project is so close to Baxter /...
  16. More Fallout From Darmouth Outing Club Mishap

    Looks like the dust has not settled yet from last year's DOC missing hiker event.

    Now no more PE credits for hiking or outdoor trips. (Metsky and Spencer I think you're grandfathered. Whew!)
    cb
  17. This place was”rustic” when I frequented it in...

    This place was”rustic” when I frequented it in the late 70s and 80s. I’m amazed it still stands and is functional.

    I assume it can’t be upgraded without an act of god.

    I started tenting there...
  18. Thread: Water filter

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    Don't know about the Sawyer, But when traveling...

    Don't know about the Sawyer, But when traveling in areas where I know there is likely to be water sources I carry a LifeStraw. In a pinch I've used it to get water out of solution pockets in...
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    "The Nose Speed Record" -- Pure Insanity!!

    If you want to see a very cool climbing move be sure to get to The Nose Speed Record when it's in your area. I saw it as part of the Reel Rock Film Tour.

    This wild flick documents Alex Honnold...
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    Interesting. She did not come across as a very...

    Interesting. She did not come across as a very loving mom in Free Solo.

    At one point Alex, reflecting on his new relationship with a girl, says he can't ever remember being hugged as a kid! ...
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    No way. In the MW Valley they just get...

    No way. In the MW Valley they just get overweight and move to friction routes!:)
  22. I always stop at the White Mountain Cafe across...

    I always stop at the White Mountain Cafe across the street from Burger King. The coffee is tops and the sandwiches really good quality. No mystery meat or pink slime here. A good value for the...
  23. The AMC is dogged in its efforts to drive traffic...

    The AMC is dogged in its efforts to drive traffic to its Maine facilities: email, advertising and incentives are the norm.

    Sugarloaf survives as a destination resort relying on condo owners /...
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    There is a good road that accesses the Flagstaff...

    There is a good road that accesses the Flagstaff Hut used by Maine Huts. Saw one of their trucks bring a BIG load of fire wood in there last summer. I'm not sure where this road originates. Maybe...
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    BIG Kudos to all these very special people. ...

    BIG Kudos to all these very special people. Especially the over 70 folks and bionic knee guy. Way to go!
    cb
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