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    I picked up a mature wood tick fly fishing the...

    I picked up a mature wood tick fly fishing the Ammo in Twin Mountain on Saturday whacking along the shoreline. Discovered it before it set.

    By the way, it was 72 degrees in the valleys on Friday...
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    Gaia users , how does the app do regarding...

    Gaia users , how does the app do regarding battery drain?

    Does it use more batt when in Track mode?

    Can you run it continually all day without the phone dying? I am trying it on an iPhone 7.
  3. A very different vibe than Fritz W, Hans Krauss...

    A very different vibe than Fritz W, Hans Krauss and Bonnie Pruden.
  4. Wasn't Williams co-owner of Rock and Ice, the...

    Wasn't Williams co-owner of Rock and Ice, the climbing shop in New Paltz? I think he also authored a Gunks Guidebook.

    Not bad for a Vulgarian!

    And was it John Standard who replaced all the...
  5. When I lived in Peterborough in the early 80s I...

    When I lived in Peterborough in the early 80s I used to hike Monadnock once a month year round.

    Thought I was cool until I met the guy who had been hiking it every DAY for many years (before he...
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    It will be interesting to see how granular they...

    It will be interesting to see how granular they split the cohort approach. How many cohorts can be housed in a bunk room with 50 bunks?

    Not an arrangement Iím willing to try this summer.
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    Good to see a slight return to normalcy for them....

    Good to see a slight return to normalcy for them. But I wonder why they are not requiring guests be vaxed. By summer everyone who wants the vax should have been able to get it.

    Maybe they don't...
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    I am wondering if the FS should temporary post...

    I am wondering if the FS should temporary post signs at trail heads in the Spring that describe what awaits the victims-in-training. Example:

    ----------------------DANGER----------------------...
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    I find his decision to carry a cell phone but not...

    I find his decision to carry a cell phone but not a headlamp intriguing.

    It indicates on the one hand confidence that heíll finish the trek before dark, yet on the other hand that he might need to...
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    At age 68 you should know better!

    At age 68 you should know better!
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    Amen to that. Would have been better to do the...

    Amen to that. Would have been better to do the loop clockwise and ascend that bit.

    This seems like the winter of "lost shoes." What kind of footwear succumbs to post holing so easily?
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    This totally sucks. What a tragedy for all...

    This totally sucks. What a tragedy for all concerned.

    NECN coverage here.
  13. Our local newspaper had a story yesterday about...

    Our local newspaper had a story yesterday about the Felony Lane Gang being back in the Seacoast area. This group of folks target unattended cars at trail heads, malls and parking lots and grab...
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    Ski Descent of Half Dome -- Don't Fall!

    Here's a nice article that includes video of the recent ski descent of Half Dome.

    Jump turns in no-fall zones abound.
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    I have taken WIFA several times as part of AMC...

    I have taken WIFA several times as part of AMC Spring Volunteer Training. It's an extra day but the cost is minimal, something like $50.

    The class is usually taught by AMC staff member or a SOLO...
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    Tom, How technical is that trail? The rescue...

    Tom,

    How technical is that trail? The rescue report says...

    The steep, icy trail forced rangers to rig rope systems and a sked rescue stretcher for the technical descent down Becker Hollow...
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    I think that's called a down suit. You can see...

    I think that's called a down suit. You can see one on display upstairs at IME. :)
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    How about a happy medium: A good parka plus pair...

    How about a happy medium: A good parka plus pair of down pants that zip into an elephant foot (half Bag).

    I've spent a many happy nights in the Tetons and Alps in this rig, but not in New England...
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    Ice Age National Scenic Trail in WI

    Anyone ever heard of this 1200-mile trek?

    Here's an interesting story of a woman who just completed a solo winter through-hike of the route.

    Low temp minus thirty seven! Yikes.
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    This is an important distinction Hachi makes here...

    This is an important distinction Hachi makes here about institutional racism.

    Race has played a subtle role for most of us starting with the neighborhoods we grew up in, the schools we attended,...
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    Avalanche Article

    Here's a link to an article about the deadly avalanche season we have been experiencing.

    Be sure to watch the embedded videos to get an up close and personal view. One of the interesting points...
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    I am genuinely sorry to put you and the other...

    I am genuinely sorry to put you and the other moderators through this Tim. These are difficult conversations to have on this board and as a nation. But also important and necessary. Thanks for your...
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    Question: Did you climb Denali or McKinley? ...

    Question:

    Did you climb Denali or McKinley? Did you hike Baxter Peak or Kathadin?

    Again I ask, What's the big deal with a name change if it addresses an historical wrong?

    Our history is...
  24. Thread: Acadia Rescue

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    Acadia Rescue

    Here's an interesting long-line off the Precipice Trail this week.
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    I have a vivid memory of a May Isolation hike...

    I have a vivid memory of a May Isolation hike where, on a hot afternoon, we alternated between post holing and monorail while swatting black flies continually. Your mileage might vary!
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