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    Read this last night. Would love to get more...

    Read this last night. Would love to get more details, but this seems to fall into the "sh_t happens" for me. I've fallen many times with a long tumble down Owl's Head slide being the worst.

    I...
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    I think it would be difficult to dig a quinzee...

    I think it would be difficult to dig a quinzee (IMO) as getting enough good snow and in a sufficient area would be difficult. I've used them a couple of times down low, and have camped above...
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    Hikers Find Missing Wedding Ring

    https://www.wmur.com/article/group-of-hikers-uses-metal-detector-to-find-mans-missing-wedding-ring-on-new-hampshire-mountain/30004360
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    Fourteen Highest Peaks in 189 Days!

    https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/27955904/nepalese-man-shatters-record-scaling-world-highest-peaks

    This made my jaw drop:

    In Nepal, he also climbed Mount Dhaulagiri on May 12, Mount...
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    Yes, agreed. Nobody should take medical advice...

    Yes, agreed. Nobody should take medical advice from a message board ;) No matter which end of the horse is saying it.
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    Not scaring anyone. I would suggest nobody takes...

    Not scaring anyone. I would suggest nobody takes medical advice from anyone on the internet, though. :rolleyes:

    "For 80–90% of people who have total knee replacement, the new joint should last...
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    Replacement parts have a shelf life (10-20 years...

    Replacement parts have a shelf life (10-20 years in some cases). Not unheard of for people to have your replacement replaced. So, age and future activity is something that should be considered. As...
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    My mother, who has since retired (nearing 80...

    My mother, who has since retired (nearing 80 now), had hers replaced at about 60 yrs old and went another 10+ on it. It wasn't the knee that caused her to stop....probably the body part in the best...
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    Yes, I've seen a half-dozen shows about it within...

    Yes, I've seen a half-dozen shows about it within the last few months and very interesting story.
  10. Ha, well, they likely saw you :) I have seen a...

    Ha, well, they likely saw you :)

    I have seen a few, and definitely had an experience with Brutus that wasn't comfortable. This wasn't long before he was put down.

    Bears are more prevalent in...
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    Yes give them a try! Owners are friends of my...

    Yes give them a try! Owners are friends of my wife and I want to give them a plug :-)
  12. Australian Hiker Says He Crawled ‘Inch-by-Inch’ to Survive....

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/australian-hiker-survives-after-fall


    Lower leg snapped in half. Ouch! Seen it done on the soccer pitch a few times, can't imagine the pain he was in.
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    I don't mean to direct this at you, individually....

    I don't mean to direct this at you, individually. But, collectively, aren't we as much of the problem as anything else? We demand solitude, yet likely spend more time in the mountains than anyone...
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    Never say it's "just a rabbit". I've seen one...

    Never say it's "just a rabbit". I've seen one that was, well, no ordinary rabbit. It was the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on.
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    I know you say you don't want a 2nd closed-cell...

    I know you say you don't want a 2nd closed-cell foam pad, but I love having one. I doubles as a seat no matter where you are, rests under your pad to protect it, adds additional warmth, can stand on...
  16. Thread: Banff Wolf Attack

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    Banff Wolf Attack

    https://www.boston.com/news/animals/2019/08/14/banff-wolf-attack

    Pretty harrowing story.
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    TP issue to me is related to the proliferation of...

    TP issue to me is related to the proliferation of winter hiking. What is buried in the snow becomes visible in the spring. Assuming the same percentage of people will leave trash behind, if there...
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    ** sigh **

    ** sigh **
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    Understood. But, the basic stipulation was "I'm...

    Understood. But, the basic stipulation was "I'm planning a backpack from Katahdin back to my house in New Hampshire along the AT in July and August.". So, I still don't understand how going...
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    Sure, anything is possible. Just seems strange...

    Sure, anything is possible. Just seems strange to take a trail in Vermont when you want to go from Maine to NH. But, like they say...hike your own hike.
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    Will be quite difficult to get from Katahdin to...

    Will be quite difficult to get from Katahdin to NH via the Long Trail.
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    Seems like almost all of Colorado is above...

    Seems like almost all of Colorado is above treeline. Side note, but I just did a quick search and Lightning Strikes aren't even listed anywhere in the leading cause of deaths in Colorado. It is...
  23. Ran into a similar story and happened to have a...

    Ran into a similar story and happened to have a few leftovers in my kit. They did make a big difference. Not that it was a carry-worthy injury, but still a painful one and the meds helped.
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    If someone is too far gone to get up on their...

    If someone is too far gone to get up on their own, there's no way you drag a 200lb. person down that unless you are trained at it.
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    I believe it is total attempts/summits, so there...

    I believe it is total attempts/summits, so there would be several who have done it multiple times.
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