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    Yup. Free online advice is worth every penny you...

    Yup. Free online advice is worth every penny you pay.
  2. Keep in mind that the Whiteface Toll Road doesn't...

    Keep in mind that the Whiteface Toll Road doesn't require AT gear, or even metal edges. It's a pretty boring descent that might be better on tele or backcountry XC gear.
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    Exposing someone to COVID-19 is endangering...

    Exposing someone to COVID-19 is endangering someone's life. Yes, lots of things we do could lead to EMTs being called. But a backcountry rescue places responders at long term exposure in ways that a...
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    Ibuprofen and Tylenol. I wouldn't take anything...

    Ibuprofen and Tylenol. I wouldn't take anything else in the backcountry, and I certainly wouldn't give anything more to someone else.

    If someone is carrying their own medication I would assist...
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    It's pretty difficult to make tele turns in...

    It's pretty difficult to make tele turns in NNN-BC. Not impossible, but NNN-BC is best for touring, not turning. But it's a pretty good match for the skis you mentioned as that ski won't really turn...
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    The AMC boards were inconsistently moderated and...

    The AMC boards were inconsistently moderated and there were many folks who were actively seeking to disrupt them. I don't recall the personalities but they weren't there to be helpful. I don't miss...
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    What a long strange trip it's been. I suspect...

    What a long strange trip it's been.

    I suspect VFTT will continue to soldier on for a bit. I still create new accounts for 2-3 people a month, sometimes a few more. (No sponsor needed, just send...
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    The terrain, especially the glades, at both of...

    The terrain, especially the glades, at both of those ski areas can skiers entertained for a week, no problem. There is a vast amount of uncharted terrain in Casablanca (Saddleback) and Bracket Basin...
  9. But hiking in NH is not. :)

    But hiking in NH is not. :)
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    I hiked Kinsman Notch to the Mt Kinsman trailhead...

    I hiked Kinsman Notch to the Mt Kinsman trailhead earlier this summer. It was mid-week and we saw probably a dozen hikers (thru-hikers and backpackers mostly) which surprised me a bit. No views...
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    That's exactly the discussions happening right...

    That's exactly the discussions happening right now on the ski forums. People are buying new AT setups and skins and are asking about where to ski in the backcountry.
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    A new book was just published about skiing the...

    A new book was just published about skiing the Presidential range, and a new edition of Goodman's book is coming out. Expect backcountry skiing to increase everywhere, with less experienced skiers...
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    When two guidebooks disagree on the mileage for a...

    When two guidebooks disagree on the mileage for a trail, and the trail signs have a third value, who do you believe?
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    To help clear up some misunderstanding, the...

    To help clear up some misunderstanding, the headlines about neck gaiters are incredibly misleading. The study they're quoting really isn't a study, it was a proposal on testing methodology with often...
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    So is the Owls Head path. It doesn't make it an...

    So is the Owls Head path. It doesn't make it an official trail. The description of the Albany Mountain trail in my (older) WMG makes it clear that it's not an official trail, not sure if newer...
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    Yeah, getting a trail made official is a big...

    Yeah, getting a trail made official is a big hurdle. Markings are for official trails, same problem with Owls Head. This is completely consistent with USFS policy. People will still find the ledges.
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    The problem with common sense is that it's...

    The problem with common sense is that it's surprisingly rare.
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    Yes, all the huts opened this way at the same...

    Yes, all the huts opened this way at the same time. They all now have outdoor water taps, bathroom access during the day, and limited food service.
  19. Thread: Smarts Mt

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    They've had a lot of problems with out of state...

    They've had a lot of problems with out of state visitors and settled on just enforcing based on license plates. It makes for an easy call and there's no interpretation required. Their FB page has...
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    Yes, the Doublehead and Black Mountain cabins are...

    Yes, the Doublehead and Black Mountain cabins are popular ski destinations.
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    The same three; Tim, Alan and I. I don't...

    The same three; Tim, Alan and I.

    I don't agree with skiguy's point, but he presented it civilly. There's not really anything to moderate here.

    I think he completely misses the point of...
  22. We had antibody tests done in Somerville (free to...

    We had antibody tests done in Somerville (free to all residents) and got the results in 2 days.
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    There's little snow left in Tucks now, so the big...

    There's little snow left in Tucks now, so the big crowds are long gone. Just the hard cores. When the Auto Road opened there were larger groups up on the East snowfields, but again, not in the same...
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    Yup, it's open.

    Yup, it's open.
  25. Mod Note This isn't helpful. Dial back the snark...

    Mod Note
    This isn't helpful. Dial back the snark directed at other posters.
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