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  1. Well, actually you hijacked your own thread. ...

    Well, actually you hijacked your own thread. Sorry, but it's the case. You were the first one to mention "oil and gas companies," and the first one to use the term "global warming" in the thread. ...
  2. Very accomplished guy. I have always been...

    Very accomplished guy. I have always been impressed by him as a climber and a developer of climbing hardware.

    But the company, and his legacy are degraded when they put vulgar and childish...
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    That seems like a good idea to me, as well. ...

    That seems like a good idea to me, as well.

    As long ago as 2006, after seeing this solution used effectively in Yosemite, I recommended this type of system in writing to our State regulators. ...
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    The "mini's" were probably Adirondack Mountain...

    The "mini's" were probably Adirondack Mountain Club folks.

    The "lengthy lecture" is one of the problems that has been identified. Sadly, there are those here (in Government and in the various...
  5. No opinion one way or another on fees related to...

    No opinion one way or another on fees related to Mt. Washington.

    But the real irony is that anyone believes that anything is actually "free." The only things that are free are the things that God...
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    As Daniel said, Colden is a fine day trip from...

    As Daniel said, Colden is a fine day trip from the Loj.

    Agree with others; avoid popular areas like Lake Colden on Labor Day. They will be super busy.

    Avoid camping at Lake Arnold; it's a wet...
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    Sturgis is an interesting experiment. The just...

    Sturgis is an interesting experiment. The just completed rally is far larger than any other (460,000 attendees this year). Of course news headlines are breathlessly reporting "one case here and two...
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    We had a similar experience in Florida. Late...

    We had a similar experience in Florida. Late June - early July, to help with care taking for our 90 yr old mother after some health issues (who is now recovering; amazingly tough!).

    Testing was...
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    I agree that common sense should prevail. As...

    I agree that common sense should prevail.

    As with most things, there is a spectrum in the population. I have friends who have bought the media fear-mongering hook, line and sinker, wildly repeat...
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    Over here in Keene NY we got about 2.5" of rain. ...

    Over here in Keene NY we got about 2.5" of rain. Almost no wind. No visible damage, just some water pooling in some poorly drained areas.
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    But a lot less water than Irene. We're due here...

    But a lot less water than Irene. We're due here in the Adirondacks for 2-3 inches over 24 hours. Irene delivered 13 inches in 10 hours. For reference, in western Virginia in 1969 Camille delivered...
  12. Thread: Welch Dickey Fatal

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    Yes, you are talking about Lifeline Screening. ...

    Yes, you are talking about Lifeline Screening. I've done it a couple times; they have been very professional.

    It generates useful data for your doctor to review, at a reasonable price.
  13. Thread: Welch Dickey Fatal

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    Great work, still playing outside! I'm only 64. ...

    Great work, still playing outside! I'm only 64. My friends and I have joked for years about tying on the toe tag before putting on your shoes in the morning.

    For those familiar with triage, I...
  14. Thread: Renaming Mt Pierce

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    I'd like to see MLK, Frederic Douglass, and...

    I'd like to see MLK, Frederic Douglass, and Booker T. Washington on some bills. But we will probably get the Al Sharpton bill first.
  15. Thread: Renaming Mt Pierce

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    Mods, please electrocute me if appropriate. ...

    Mods, please electrocute me if appropriate.

    Proposed renaming: Mount Marx, Mount Lenin, Mount Stalin, Mount Trotsky, Mount Mao...
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    Another thing to observe among the various forums...

    Another thing to observe among the various forums is the varying degree of moderation:

    VFTT is quite tightly moderated, which makes it a nice place, even though it limits the discussion a bit....
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    I haven't done much of this route, but hammocking...

    I haven't done much of this route, but hammocking near treeline could be a challenge, with the little dwarf brushy trees. You might need to set up a little lower where the trees are substantial...
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    One example that you can look at samples of for...

    One example that you can look at samples of for ideas:

    http://www.adirondackrock.com/

    (This one is "high end" in terms of content, editing and format. You might not want to spend enough to do...
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    Testing is readily available. I just got tested...

    Testing is readily available. I just got tested (negative, happily) because I traveled to visit an ill elderly relative. It was easy and convenient, and the clinic told me that if I had not had...
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    I don't think the virus listens to rhetoric. But...

    I don't think the virus listens to rhetoric. But there are many factors that do matter, including population density, and the recent mass protests with almost zero precautions nor any attempt to ask...
  21. Thread: Re-Openings

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    Truth. Don't get dreamy. The "÷utdoor" groups...

    Truth. Don't get dreamy. The "÷utdoor" groups are no different from any other money based organization.
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    And one more thing: check for interference with...

    And one more thing: check for interference with you radio antenna. My 2015 Forester has the older radio antenna which is flexible and also removable, so it can easily be folded down or removed to...
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    On the "who gets out of the way" question, common...

    On the "who gets out of the way" question, common courtesy and awareness of one's surroundings are the only real rule that matters. On our narrow Adirondack trails, there are fairly long stretches...
  24. I've had a bunch of packs through the years with...

    I've had a bunch of packs through the years with varying degrees of ability to attach snowshoes (I also prefer the "vertical, on-the -back" location).

    Some packs have good attachment systems. But...
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    I know a crowd of people who are anxious for a...

    I know a crowd of people who are anxious for a collapse to happen.

    Russia; Ukraine; Covid all didn't do the job. Riots are the current "best hope."

    I predicted this with precise accuracy in...
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