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    Interesting that no one has marked the trail on...

    Interesting that no one has marked the trail on OpenStreetMap yet. I did come across a trail map here: https://www.nhmountainhiking.com/hike/boundarybald/info.html
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    My family once told me that people in Alaska say...

    My family once told me that people in Alaska say "snowmachine" for what everyone else calls a "snowmobile", so I believe that you are a true Alaskan! :)
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    I think this is a very good point while given...

    I think this is a very good point while given persons weight pressure exerted on snow surface is inversely proportional to surface area, I am quite certain that snow compaction is not a linear...
  4. Not sure how I missed this post but the pictures...

    Not sure how I missed this post but the pictures look really great!
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    More than 20 years ago my wife & I decided to...

    More than 20 years ago my wife & I decided to drive up Mt. Washington in our Honda Civic. After paying at the booth our car failed inspection as it it did not have an option to downshift it into...
  6. I kind of wonder how many times did you have to...

    I kind of wonder how many times did you have to walk back and forth to record this footage... Fun to watch!
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    I have done French Louie loop with a friend about...

    I have done French Louie loop with a friend about a year and a half ago overlapping Columbus day weekend, so we saw some people near Cedar Lakes on the first day, and then one more person following...
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    Have you updated your GPS to latest firmware from...

    Have you updated your GPS to latest firmware from Gramin? Most of issues like you described can be fixed with software updates, so I would try this first. When you noticed lower accuracy, were you...
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    Campmor has a repair department (or at least had...

    Campmor has a repair department (or at least had it in the past), although I have not used it in a while.
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    It's a bit of a thread drift, but since there is...

    It's a bit of a thread drift, but since there is a discussion of georeferenced pdfs I would like to point out that most Garmin GPS units can handle georeferenced jpgs that have map images. I have...
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    I forgot to mention that I also have an app...

    I forgot to mention that I also have an app called "GSP Status & Toolbox" that has an option to calibrate electronic compass in my phone:...
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    I use just two apps on my phone right now: 1)...

    I use just two apps on my phone right now:

    1) OsmAnd+ (it was a one-time purchase a while back for me) - this app has a number of features that I like:
    a) offline car navigation with voice...
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    I think if a tick female gets to feed enough it...

    I think if a tick female gets to feed enough it will lay more than a thousand eggs in one spot. I have suspected for a while that if one is unlucky enough to walk by an area near such nest then this...
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    I briefly considered e-mailing him with gps...

    I briefly considered e-mailing him with gps recommendation but then I thought that it would be a bit arrogant to make suggestions to someone who survived in conditions in which most likely I would...
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    I wonder if the poster of this report has a...

    I wonder if the poster of this report has a (real) hiking GPS. In very low visibility it could help him retrace his steps even if he did not have good trail maps on it.
  16. What I find a bit amusing is that the articles...

    What I find a bit amusing is that the articles says "about [...] 45.72 meters" - accuracy on par with modern surveying equipment. I guess that's what happens when kids ask Google to do all their math...
  17. Also, if you look at Kestrel 38 on Osprey web...

    Also, if you look at Kestrel 38 on Osprey web site and scroll down to "Special features" under number 4 they are implying that "DUAL UPPER REVERSE STRAIGHTJACKET SIDE COMPRESSION STRAPS" can be used...
  18. Being no stranger to modifying my gear, I would...

    Being no stranger to modifying my gear, I would probably try to think if there is a way to attach a shock cord with a carabiner to your pack. The nice thing about shock cords is that they eliminate...
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    I think peakbagger's suggestion is very good -...

    I think peakbagger's suggestion is very good - search the Web for NH Stone Wall Mapper to see LIDAR images. They are pretty revealing in terms of abandoned roads and railway beds.

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    I carry ibuprofen and acetaminophen in my first...

    I carry ibuprofen and acetaminophen in my first aid kit. Ibuprofen seems to work better for me, so that's what I prefer to take, although I very rarely use any pain medications.
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    The question of drug effectiveness beyond...

    The question of drug effectiveness beyond expiration date has been studied by FDA at the request of the military. Here is a link to high-level summary at NIH web site:...
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    This one made me chuckle, as I certainly have...

    This one made me chuckle, as I certainly have been guilty of doing this (perhaps less the assertion that I haven't been swimming): https://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?59166-Mount-Obama-4-17-17
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    I am one of (few?) people who did not have a...

    I am one of (few?) people who did not have a sponsor. I came across VFTT when googling for information on Kate Matrosova. One thing that struck me from the beginning was the quality of posts -...
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    They are probably using high ISO setting which is...

    They are probably using high ISO setting which is probably why the picture looks a bit grainy. They could be also setting exposure time higher at night. For comparison, I took these two pictures in...
  25. I don't know how these heel straps look like or...

    I don't know how these heel straps look like or how they are mounted but I bet you can buy some generic synthetic straps (probably 1/2 inch would be strong enough) and some screws / washers / rivets...
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