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  1. If I'm hiking along watching where I place my...

    If I'm hiking along watching where I place my feet and someone coming the other way is doing the same thing and the trail is wide enough for us to pass, then I probably won't say anything. If the...
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    Plenty of deer flies in Southern Vermont, south...

    Plenty of deer flies in Southern Vermont, south of Stratton Mtn.
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    Probably the worst situation I encountered was on...

    Probably the worst situation I encountered was on a backpacking trip when I left my spare headlamp batteries in the glove box of my car. The first night was when I realized my mistake, but it was...
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    Here's one option: ...

    Here's one option: https://www.hawkmountain.org/visit/visit/page.aspx?id=222
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    The pasta is dry and the cans are small. You can...

    The pasta is dry and the cans are small. You can also get meats in foil pouches and dried sauce mixes.
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    I like pasta with various types of canned meats...

    I like pasta with various types of canned meats and sauces.
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    You could try the VAST map. ...

    You could try the VAST map. https://vtvast.org/trails.html

    Here's a really good map: http://vtrans.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?appid=2b310c475274402bb9a03eadd69991bf. If you...
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    I've been happy with my OR Ferrosi jacket. They...

    I've been happy with my OR Ferrosi jacket. They also make Ferrosi pants and if I were looking for another pair of hiking pants, that's what I would try.
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    On some mountains there's a lot less daylight in...

    On some mountains there's a lot less daylight in winter, regardless of the weather.
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    My answer would be "How do you define winter?"

    My answer would be "How do you define winter?"
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    I'll bet the bushwhacker learned something about...

    I'll bet the bushwhacker learned something about following trails as a result of this trip. Y'all did well by sticking together and staying out of trouble. If I were the leader, I would not let him...
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    https://www.nhpr.org/post/climber-dies-after-fall-...

    https://www.nhpr.org/post/climber-dies-after-fall-mount-washington#stream/0
  13. I've never liked the taste of Gatorade and once...

    I've never liked the taste of Gatorade and once tried drinking more water than usual (over the course of several days) and it just made me take more trips to the restroom. I guess the next thing I...
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    The first time I saw "The Deer Hunter" I wondered...

    The first time I saw "The Deer Hunter" I wondered where in Pennsylvania they went deer hunting.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur94GUaOjL8
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    Here's something that may be worth trying: ...

    Here's something that may be worth trying: https://www.whitemountain.com.au/information/information-material-delaminating.html
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    https://www.gregorypacks.com/Warranty.html The...

    https://www.gregorypacks.com/Warranty.html

    The condition described seems, to me, like the natural breakdown of materials.
  17. Thread: Parking lots

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    I've seen a few cases where plows use their wings...

    I've seen a few cases where plows use their wings to push snow away from the breakdown lane and it looks like the breakdown lane is really wide, but underneath the flat snow is a deep ditch with a...
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    It depends. https://vtvast.org/about-us/ Some...

    It depends. https://vtvast.org/about-us/

    Some VAST trails are on GMNF land and hiking/skiing/snowshoeing is allowed. https://vtvast.org/flipbook/2018/TravelGuide1819/index.html?page=10

    Also,...
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    I've never seen any "Snowmachine Parking Only"...

    I've never seen any "Snowmachine Parking Only" signs.

    Edit: I guess an appropriate sign would be: "Parking for VAST Members Only."
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    I've had a few hiking days that were more than 12...

    I've had a few hiking days that were more than 12 hours, but the one that seemed the longest was when three of us hiked for about 5 hours and then built an igloo. We finished after dark, were too...
  21. My experiences are similar to yours. I've turned...

    My experiences are similar to yours. I've turned back a few times at the top of Lion's Head because of high wind. I've also hiked in winds that were strong enough to make walking difficult, which...
  22. I'd probably do that also. I've also seen plenty...

    I'd probably do that also. I've also seen plenty of times where visibility improved lower down a mountain.
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    If you were interested in learning basic...

    If you were interested in learning basic mountaineering skills and summiting a real peak, the Exum Guides in the Tetons would be a good choice. A trip up South or Middle Teton would be fine for a...
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    Here's one: ...

    Here's one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriman-and-West_Airport

    The AT is less than a mile from the airport. You can spend time hiking on Mt. Greylock.

    If you're really ambitious, you...
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    Land? Maybe because to its size, Washington...

    Land? Maybe because to its size, Washington doesn't attract as many out-of-staters and the SAR funding goes primarily to residents.
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