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    I don't view it as falsified. But, it's fair to...

    I don't view it as falsified. But, it's fair to recognize the effort some take to get to basecamp for these peaks. That alone takes weeks, months in some cases. That effort is never accounted for,...
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    Except, this is different. The underlying theme...

    Except, this is different. The underlying theme of the movie was just that: Western & European climbers get the glory while the sherpas do the work. Nims, being Nepalese and being close to the...
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    I had a similar thought, re: the crew. I am...

    I had a similar thought, re: the crew. I am curious how many were with him the entire time.
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    Whelp, I misunderstood his role in the film. The...

    Whelp, I misunderstood his role in the film. The above is true, just doesn't apply.

    Great movie!
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    Jimmy Chin is a fantastic cinematographer with an...

    Jimmy Chin is a fantastic cinematographer with an impressive resume. Looking forward to this.
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    Always appreciate hearing of first-person...

    Always appreciate hearing of first-person accounts of issues that can happen to experienced hikers. It's not always the jeans and sneakers crowd that get in trouble. I can vouch for that.

    Hope...
  7. Boy I started to read that and just lost...

    Boy I started to read that and just lost interest....
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    Wait, so you are telling me that the warranty...

    Wait, so you are telling me that the warranty offer they are selling me on my 15-year old car ISN'T real??
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    Missing Hiker Ignoring Calls...

    https://www.boston.com/news/national-news/2021/10/26/missing-hiker-ignores-rescue-call-unknown-number/?p1=hp_featurestack

    "If you're overdue according to your itinerary, and you start getting...
  10. Thread: Boom?

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    I live right in the target area and didn't notice...

    I live right in the target area and didn't notice anything. I was in the middle of mowing my lawn so likely wouldn't have noticed it anyway, but I never seem to catch these mysterious rumbles...
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    This was a really great read! I loved your...

    This was a really great read! I loved your commentary and writing style. Well done!
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    Poll: I'll can never see a trails permit actually...

    I'll can never see a trails permit actually working in the Whites. They aren't self-contained, but rather a mix of outdoor areas interspersed amongst communities. Add in the multiple-use aspect and...
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    Old WMNF map from who knows what edition (at...

    Old WMNF map from who knows what edition (at least 20 years), folded to the area where I happen to be. Phone stays in my pack. No hiking apps loaded.

    Assume this may make me negligent nowadays...
  14. Thread: Bootleg sign?

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    Depends. Who defines "substantial"? Who defines...

    Depends. Who defines "substantial"? Who defines what rocks are "big"? There is a ledge near the top of Whiteface. Maybe 6' high? I've seen people going around that, enough of them do it, and it...
  15. Thread: Bootleg sign?

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    This isn't a new phenomena. Couldn't one say the...

    This isn't a new phenomena. Couldn't one say the Black Pond Bushwhacks or Brutus Bushwhacks fall into this category? The North Trail Trail stream bypasses?

    What starts out is a way to go...
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    Does everyone use the same on the return trip? ...

    Does everyone use the same on the return trip? I've only used the BP route 1/5 times, and missed it on the return. We then tried the Fisherman's route (on skis) and let's just say it was a horrible...
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    Most depressing finish to a hike was coming down...

    Most depressing finish to a hike was coming down of Adams and looking at Lowe's store the entire way down and drooling over the beer I had planned. We got into the store...I wandered about looking...
  18. Thread: Redlining racist?

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    https://www.boston.com/culture/lifestyle/2021/03/0...

    https://www.boston.com/culture/lifestyle/2021/03/04/walking-every-street-cambridge-sophie-crafts

    Interestingly timed article. This woman is walking every street in Cambridge, MA. She's using a...
  19. Thread: Redlining racist?

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    It is for me, since I'm an individual who...

    It is for me, since I'm an individual who accomplished something and never went through with a patch. I go outside for my reasons, and my reasons alone. Therefore, the only one needing to be...
  20. Thread: Redlining racist?

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    I'm actually glad when I started this (and won't...

    I'm actually glad when I started this (and won't finish) 25 years ago I used a black marker....
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    I've carried a 1/3 piece of a Ridgerest on me...

    I've carried a 1/3 piece of a Ridgerest on me from Newfoundland to Alaska over the last 25 years. It goes with me on all day hikes, winter and summer; and also all backpacking trips (and, if it...
  22. I generally try to live my life by creating if...

    I generally try to live my life by creating if not an easier (at best) or equal (at worst) to those around me and next in line. I'll let someone pass me in the grocery store if they look like they...
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    Not me, personally, but my mother had hers done...

    Not me, personally, but my mother had hers done in her early 60's and was back hiking in under two months.
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    Rescue During Lockdown

    https://www.foxnews.com/great-outdoors/hikers-stuck-breaking-coronavirus-protocols-penalized-rescuers


    "If youíre going to break the rules, donít get stuck.

    Two hikers reportedly learned this...
  25. Thread: 52 with no View

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    My thoughts as well. Actually, one of the easier...

    My thoughts as well. Actually, one of the easier peaks to introduce people to with a "big-mountain" :D feel; easy footing, quick to treeline, great views, options to go further, a loop if you want. ...
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