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    When I did a brief foray into "expeditionary...

    When I did a brief foray into "expeditionary mountaineering" 30 years ago, I learned exactly what Sierra said about logistics.

    >90% of the work is at home, planning the expedition and...
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    Ski Patroller here. In the scheme of things,...

    Ski Patroller here.

    In the scheme of things, it's a small expense. Trust the shop; get new gear; be safe. If you want, get second and third opinions from other shops.
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    The surgery is a big milestone; all uphill from...

    The surgery is a big milestone; all uphill from here!

    Make sure to religiously do your PT exercises. Best of luck!
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    Thanks, Tim and Rocket, for this information. ...

    Thanks, Tim and Rocket, for this information.

    Facts matter.

    Southern NE states like Mass are happy ripping up the north woods so they can virtue signal. As I said upthread, a few Gas or...
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    You know it's not that complicated. Energy comes...

    You know it's not that complicated. Energy comes from gas and nuclear.. In the far distant future it may come from fusion. Energy does not come from solar or wind.

    Decide if you want energy, or...
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    In a few years on this path, New England will, in...

    In a few years on this path, New England will, in fact, be in a world of hurt. We are watching some New England states commit "energy suicide." Folks there should stock up on down sleeping bags and...
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    While you're there, make sure to take in Seventy...

    While you're there, make sure to take in Seventy Mountain and Bald Peak. Seldom visited, and spectacular.
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    Wow, that sucks! Get well soon! Ski...

    Wow, that sucks! Get well soon!

    Ski Patrollers have mostly just completed our annual first aid refresher, so everyone is fresh on their immobilization and transport skills. Good outcome so far. ...
  9. Well now dude you should smarten up. I like your...

    Well now dude you should smarten up. I like your posts. But seat belts are beneficial, and the benefit / cost ratio is very high.
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    Got about one inch of fresh at 1800' in Keene,...

    Got about one inch of fresh at 1800' in Keene, NY. Very pretty! It will melt in the next day or so, of course. Putting out the driveway markers tomorrow. We are on the same schedule!
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    Maybe Mass will get smart, and build a couple...

    Maybe Mass will get smart, and build a couple highly efficient low emission nat gas plants in Mass, instead of trying to hack electric lines through the northern New England forest so they can claim...
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    Years ago, we coined the term "boiler system" for...

    Years ago, we coined the term "boiler system" for the good "warm and wet" feeling when hiking. Early shells were not very breathable, so wetness was pretty much guaranteed if you were keeping any...
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    In the last couple weeks there have been a few...

    In the last couple weeks there have been a few sightings of a "potential" Mountain Lion here in Keene Valley in the Adirondacks.

    From our local community network about 2 weeks ago:

    "Early this...
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    You know, I am happy that lots of people are...

    You know, I am happy that lots of people are taking up the outdoor games.

    I hope they get educated; I hope they learn to be safe.

    But I don't mind a crowd. And I don't mind waiting in line to...
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    Everybody does it. Look only at outcomes. How...

    Everybody does it. Look only at outcomes. How is your home heating cost? How is the sea level?
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    https://www.peststrategies.com/reviews/wasp-produc...

    https://www.peststrategies.com/reviews/wasp-products/best-wasp-and-hornet-sprays/
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    But folks are fooled again by fake news.

    But folks are fooled again by fake news.
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    I've had the sole come off a boot in the...

    I've had the sole come off a boot in the backcountry. It was an old Trezetta ice climbing boot; I was up on a climb, and my right foot placements "felt quirky." Looked down, and saw the sole was...
  19. From the USFS Website: "The mission of the...

    From the USFS Website:

    "The mission of the Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future...
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    Thanks, TEO; that's good info. DEC should have...

    Thanks, TEO; that's good info.

    DEC should have always used pressure treated, even in the CCA days. No material harm in use on a hiking trail. But at least they finally came to their senses. Now...
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    These things have long been known, and were...

    These things have long been known, and were accepted as a tradeoff. Certainly, I don't plan on eating the wooden steps...

    But the manufacture of CCA treated wood stopped in 2004, and the current...
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    We are going through the same thing here in the...

    We are going through the same thing here in the ADKs. The current position can be neatly summarized: "We don't want to "improve" a section of trail with aids, so our only option is very difficult...
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    Poll: Actually, it is a binary choice between...

    Actually, it is a binary choice between "activities that benefit the local resource" and "sucked into the general fund."

    And it almost always gets sucked into the general fund. Studies have shown...
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    Poll: OK, I'll go, even though I'm not a local: 1. I...

    OK, I'll go, even though I'm not a local:

    1. I have no problem with parking fees. Today's hikers are interested in convenience, and will happily pay a fee for good parking.

    2. 100% of the...
  25. "No light source." It's like a broken record. ...

    "No light source."

    It's like a broken record. How many times is that the biggest problem, and at the same time the easiest, lightest and least expensive problem to address?

    This should be a...
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