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    Yes, it's beautiful. I don't know how long it...

    Yes, it's beautiful. I don't know how long it will last, but so far with the cold temperatures it has stayed pretty powder. Snow shoed today on a local hill; it was spectacular in the afternoon...
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    Same over here in the Adirondacks. 7" of nice...

    Same over here in the Adirondacks. 7" of nice snow and 3 degrees this morning. And the same down south over here - mostly rain and slush from Albany down, so visitors may be surprised that winter is...
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    Big holding company and it's lawyers took over in...

    Big holding company and it's lawyers took over in 2016. Thought they could get away with this behavior. Got caught by the market. Now out on the apology tour.

    "We were never holistically...
  4. Thread: Tourism pledges

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    Of course we are talking on this thread about...

    Of course we are talking on this thread about state and federal land management agencies.

    But to join you in the thread drift, I well remember 50 years ago when NASA was the bastion of the best...
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    We often disagree, but this is a good analysis. ...

    We often disagree, but this is a good analysis. Thanks. I hope some people at various government agencies can think clearly like this.
  6. I would watch your credit card - site is very...

    I would watch your credit card - site is very hokey looking. Looks like one of the fly-by-night Chinese scam sites. Might want to shop with a prepaid card.
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    Old discussion. If this were a private business,...

    Old discussion. If this were a private business, the problems would have been solved long ago, or they would have been out of business. Gather data, pareto the data, fix the root cause and ignore...
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    ^^^This.^^^ The value in this is a human...

    ^^^This.^^^

    The value in this is a human person to meet people, and act as a trailhead educator. The lawyer written pledge documents are just lawyer BS that will drive good people away.
  9. Thread: street / nye

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    https://www.adk.org/product/high-peaks-trails/ ...

    https://www.adk.org/product/high-peaks-trails/

    Trail.
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    Has not been a true bushwhack for 40 years. The...

    Has not been a true bushwhack for 40 years. The path was obvious when I climbed them the first time in 1986. But the network of multiple paths has been largely cleaned up, so it's fairly easy. The...
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    Probably worth linking to the ongoing discussion...

    Probably worth linking to the ongoing discussion here:
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  12. Impressive self rescue. Self rescue, regardless...

    Impressive self rescue. Self rescue, regardless of the situation or the party size, is an important skill, and always gives the party huge street cred.
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    Changes all the time. I like paper maps, but...

    Changes all the time. I like paper maps, but they don't keep up with those kinds of changes very well. The NOAA site is probably the definitive resource.
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    Good reminder! But you have to check that a...

    Good reminder!

    But you have to check that a little more often...based on the NOAA map, it looks like that change from 18 to 15 took about 40 years to happen... :)
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    Nice try, but it's the same everywhere. Our...

    Nice try, but it's the same everywhere. Our whacko green leftie demo Governor cries poverty all the time to avoid doing what he should do in the High Peaks, while at the same time building a 16...
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    The ant infestation is unfortunate, but thanks...

    The ant infestation is unfortunate, but thanks for the info. I'll pass that on to the group for reference.
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    Thanks God we still have most of our leantos. ...

    Thanks God we still have most of our leantos.

    This is thanks to the tiny volunteer organization Lean2Rescue, which does great work.

    Our misguided fools in Albany were on a tear some years ago...
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    Could not help being reminded of the wonderful movie "The Cobbler":

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3203616/
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    Excellent reference. Another - "follow the...

    Excellent reference.

    Another - "follow the white rabbit" from The Matrix.
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    Remember PinPin's wonderful trip reports from...

    Remember PinPin's wonderful trip reports from years ago where the stuffed rabbit was cast as making all the right hiking decisions?

    Maybe the hikers wanted to get trail advice from a real rabbit? ...
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    Over here in the Adirondacks our traditional "46"...

    Over here in the Adirondacks our traditional "46" list includes Couchsacraga, one of our longest and toughest hikes, at 3820. Lots of gratuitous up and down, and a big swamp, just to get there.
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    Not quoting anyone in particular, just using the...

    Not quoting anyone in particular, just using the quotation marks to highlight word choices.

    Never followed Koch; not worried about what he thought. (But saddened by the massive show of disgusting...
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    No one can predict the climate with any degree of...

    No one can predict the climate with any degree of reliability, despite claims to the contrary. But the data to date are stubbornly linear. My pure GUESS, based on current data and known and...
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    Be a while. Here's the actual data: ...

    Be a while. Here's the actual data:

    https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends_station.shtml?id=8443970

    Takes 100 years to rise less than a foot...
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    Thanks, Nessmuk. Yes, I have read that book and...

    Thanks, Nessmuk. Yes, I have read that book and taken the DEC basic SAR course, years ago.

    I was too broad when I said "no one has done a good job." Authors, Rangers, and various experts in...
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