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    I used the LCD for what I did and it stayed...

    I used the LCD for what I did and it stayed responsive for the time I used it. Helps to keep my breathe well away from camera, which was fortunate because I really hadn't even thought of that. In...
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    Thanks for the clarification. The blurb I saw on...

    Thanks for the clarification. The blurb I saw on the news definitely made it seem like we were talking about campsites and popular hiking areas. I guess they sensationalized the story and they got...
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    I did a sunrise hike SAT AM on Jackson. Was -6...

    I did a sunrise hike SAT AM on Jackson. Was -6 deg F with 10-20 mph winds on summit. I left camera in it's case in my backpack until I reached summit. It worked fine. I wear nitrile gloves in...
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    Tremendous info! Thanks for the link.

    Tremendous info! Thanks for the link.
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    Did you do anything special with it - carry...

    Did you do anything special with it - carry in/under jacket, warmers in carry case, etc? One of my concerns is that I have it under a jacket or in a warm pack and then I expose the camera to a sudden...
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    Yah the bulk and weight is a draw back as the...

    Yah the bulk and weight is a draw back as the weight of Winter gear starts to pile up. I currently am hanging my bag across my chest with carabiners to the rings on my backpack straps.

    When you...
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    DSLR Use In Winter

    A few months back I bought a DSLR camera (new but an older, bulkier design). As the weather has cooled off I'm a bit hesitant to take it out on hikes. The manual says the low end of the operating...
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    I think someone shared this in another thread a...

    I think someone shared this in another thread a few weeks back. It is a good movie.
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    Personally I think this is a horrible idea, both...

    Personally I think this is a horrible idea, both philosophically and practically. On a personal level I hate the notion of corrupting a "nature experience" with all the amenities of modern city life....
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    That was really disappointing to learn. I've been...

    That was really disappointing to learn. I've been a huge fan of Backcountry for years now and have had a gearhead for a long time assigned to me. I had no idea they were engaged in such behavior. I'd...
  11. Wow, that's a pretty biblical warning. Is it...

    Wow, that's a pretty biblical warning. Is it really that bad up there? Hadn't seen anything on the news.
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    I remember that thread and you making this...

    I remember that thread and you making this suggestion and thought it was a fantastic idea, and I'm not trying to take credit for that idea if I'm coming across that way. It just seemed like a really...
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    Agreed. Probably the wrong word choice. Maybe...

    Agreed. Probably the wrong word choice. Maybe "staple a headlamp to their face" would be more appropriate... (KIDDING!). But to your point on plenty of enforcement and education already in place -...
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    Problem solved !! :)

    Problem solved !! :)
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    Yah that might be an extreme extrapolation of...

    Yah that might be an extreme extrapolation of what I'm saying. I don't see how forcing someone to have a vital piece of needed equipment in their gear is giving them a crutch. I'm NOT saying we tell...
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    As an example, when the trail head stewards are...

    As an example, when the trail head stewards are educating hikers don't just suggest they bring a headlamp. Make sure they have one, it has batteries and works, etc and either fine them if they don't...
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    Now that's good stuff right there... :)

    Now that's good stuff right there... :)
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    I have to say that after descending Tuckerman...

    I have to say that after descending Tuckerman Ravine/Lion Head Trail SAT that this whole problem goes beyond education. It's cultural. People just do not care and they do not want to be...
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    Went up Nelson Crag Trail SAT so I figured I'd...

    Went up Nelson Crag Trail SAT so I figured I'd get a chance to see the sign for myself. Unfortunately it had either blown away or was taken down for the Winter. Was just a post in a pile of rocks. At...
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    Lots of unprepared people on Tuck's yesterday...

    Lots of unprepared people on Tuck's yesterday (shocker). Most people I have to say were at least well dressed but I did see a group in jeans, cotton sweat pants, sweatshirts without packs. At least...
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    It was! Did Washington up Nelson Crag and down...

    It was! Did Washington up Nelson Crag and down Tuckerman's/Lion Head. Never saw a gust of more than 15 mph and for most of the hike it was dead calm. I never even wore a shell. Put a fleece on over...
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    And he had to wait a month for his permit to...

    And he had to wait a month for his permit to climb Shishapangma, his last peak. He got help from Tibet to get it. So this ridiculous time could easily be a month shorter.
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    I read several articles on this. He also...

    I read several articles on this. He also participated in several rescues, fixed lines on some routes for others and served as a guide on several peaks. I think they need to test this guy and see if...
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    [QUOTE=sierra;451368] I've read several...

    I've read several articles about why it is bad to feed the birds but it was more what you fed them than the fact that you were feeding them. There have been several published articles about long term...
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    Such as?? (Not a confrontational question but I...

    Such as?? (Not a confrontational question but I see nothing in this thread suggesting alternatives). I get that simply talking to people about this stuff can have an impact to a degree but I feel...
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