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    Bushwhack. Remember that 99.9% of the wild...

    Bushwhack.

    Remember that 99.9% of the wild area is not on trails. Trails are thread-like very fine lines through the wild area, that let you get places more easily. That's all. Even taking into...
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    To DougPaul's point, studies in various...

    To DougPaul's point, studies in various populations have found asymptomatic proportions ranging from 20% to 50% of the positive test infected population. So for personal protection decisions, the...
  3. Similar here in the ADKs. Quite a few cars (for...

    Similar here in the ADKs. Quite a few cars (for the off season), lots of CT, MA and NJ plates in the mix. But similar to your experience, I was headed to a remote location, where I saw no one after...
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    Staying home is more than easy; it's wonderful...

    Staying home is more than easy; it's wonderful when you are old and retired. I only go out for supplies like food; good, very "non-contact" process here at the Valley Grocery. I take an occasional...
  5. I've done well with cheap sandals from Walmart. ...

    I've done well with cheap sandals from Walmart. Similar to these:

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Air-Balance-Men-s-Lightweight-River-Sandals-ABS9904-Black-Royal-Blue-11/706130004

    It's a different...
  6. This is exactly right. Also a nice time to brush...

    This is exactly right. Also a nice time to brush up on bushwhacking skills. In 30 years of off-trail travel, I have never once encountered a cluster of hikers!
  7. I have wrapped up winter activities. A couple...

    I have wrapped up winter activities. A couple day earlier this week I was in central Quebec, where there is still a massive snow pack, skiing fresh powder. Now I'm home in the Adirondacks,...
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    Poll: Agree with the OP. Those listed are the ones I...

    Agree with the OP. Those listed are the ones I view most often.
  9. Thread: Changes Coming

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    Changes to Forum Software

    Hey Tim,you are doing a super job. ADKForum and ADKHighPeaks have been beset with hackers and spammers, and our good folks who manage those have had to do a ton of work to fix it. And several years...
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    Contact Kayla White, who heads the Summit Steward...

    Contact Kayla White, who heads the Summit Steward program for ADK.

    https://www.adk.org/protect/summit-stewardship-program/

    They do a lot of photo monitoring, tracking changes.
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    You'll get many replies, but the biggest factor...

    You'll get many replies, but the biggest factor is what do you intend to use these for? Popular packed trails, or very deep untracked powder bushwhacks?
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    Discussion here: ...

    Discussion here:

    http://www.adkforum.com/showthread.php?t=27483

    and here:
    ...
  13. Thread: Water filter

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    That's what I have, Katadyn (PUR) Hiker. Most...

    That's what I have, Katadyn (PUR) Hiker. Most non-solo parties usually have a faster hiker and a slower hiker, so if you plan correctly, the time it takes to filter is transparent to your overall...
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    Yep. What he said.

    Yep. What he said.
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    Jumaring (or climbing the rope with any of the...

    Jumaring (or climbing the rope with any of the several different kinds of "ascender devices" that are available) is physically strenuous, simply because you are raising your body weight straight up...
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    I'm in. Thanks!

    I'm in. Thanks!
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    Must be! Anyone suggesting that geophysical...

    Must be! Anyone suggesting that geophysical processes have anything to do with this is "spouting Russian propäganda."
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    The classic was always Berwin: ...

    The classic was always Berwin:

    https://www.akers-ski.com/product/37B8.html

    Less than half the price. And you can find used on eBay for $25.

    Any of these bindings will keep the skis on your...
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    I've seen articles about this before; it's pretty...

    I've seen articles about this before; it's pretty interesting, and I don't think we have a good understanding of the processes that cause the pole to move. And of course I think we all agree that it...
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    If you can go after Labor Day instead of before,...

    If you can go after Labor Day instead of before, you will do better with crowds, and maybe also with weather.

    Depending on your route, consider Bryce and Zion. Or further east, the South Dakota...
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    Thanks, DougPaul. This is worthwhile...

    Thanks, DougPaul. This is worthwhile information.

    I would imagine that Gobright and Jacobsen did understand all this, as experienced climbers.

    But folks asking about this have taken the...
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    All this is a worthy and informative discussion...

    All this is a worthy and informative discussion for folks who are not familiar with technical mountaineering.

    >To the point of not using up your gear: In their famous climb of Gasherbrum IV, Tim...
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    Knotting the ends of ropes is a pretty common...

    Knotting the ends of ropes is a pretty common safety practice, but not always used or necessary. There are also some safety disadvantages to knotting the ends in some situations. Climbing forums...
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    Yeah this was a nasty outcome. I have...

    Yeah this was a nasty outcome. I have simul-rapped a couple times (when it was the only way to safely descend a particular formation). Risk of an accident is increased, and focus and concentration...
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    Fabulous. I have seen avy dogs at work. Hi tech...

    Fabulous. I have seen avy dogs at work. Hi tech folks have spent a ton of money developing a chemical "sniffer" that is not as sensitive as the nose of a dog, which just friggin grows naturally. ...
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