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  1. Thread: Why hike?

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    I don't like hiking with anyone but my wife and...

    I don't like hiking with anyone but my wife and dog. Even family members. They all can be a PIA. There are many reasons hiking with others isn't fun from my perspective. I don't need the company with...
  2. One hour for Cog folks. You can stay longer but...

    One hour for Cog folks. You can stay longer but you may not get a seat or get down as the 1 hr folks have priority. And they fill up fast on busy days especially later when they want to come down....
  3. Sounds good stuff for the summit by presby. good...

    Sounds good stuff for the summit by presby. good points he's made. He's doing a first class job for the cog now. I'm one of his "minions" I guess. Love the Cog and what if offers NH and Mt...
  4. I don't believe you've said this. Speculation for...

    I don't believe you've said this. Speculation for one and it's a fact hikers don't pay their share for their burden they cost. Many ATV's also hunt,fish and snowmachine. Fact still remains hikers...
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    I've been to the Nat Parks out West 5 times. Did...

    I've been to the Nat Parks out West 5 times. Did 11 of them last year covering 9000 miles rt and doing at least 4 this Sept. and never seen trash at all any where. But this is Sept not summer like I...
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    I'm going in Sept there for the 3rd time. Mostly...

    I'm going in Sept there for the 3rd time. Mostly I've seen the park pristine but that's Sept not summer tourists. Totally different atmosphere. At Mesa Verde once the day after Labor Day the park...
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    We were at 11000 ft in tree line but soon was in...

    We were at 11000 ft in tree line but soon was in Alpine zone in 400 ft gain. It depends on were you are. Most of the strikes are at the edge of where the Rockies meet the plains. Out side of Dener...
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    I did the Rockies last Sept. Strikes are the...

    I did the Rockies last Sept. Strikes are the leading or large cause of deaths in Colorado. If your not down by 12 noon from the ridge lines you aren't going to be a happy camper. June July August is...
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    Don't you have ways to test to see if you...

    Don't you have ways to test to see if you connect with the satellites for SOS ? ResQLink does. It'll tell you if you connected.

    The ACR has program or apt called 406 Link Compatability. I think...
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    I use Asolo 520's since 1995 I believe. Any way I...

    I use Asolo 520's since 1995 I believe. Any way I still have the original pair is great shape. Another two pair as well. Miles? ha. two many to count. I have a pair of Fugitives I use to easy...
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    I guess if one really needed to text while out...

    I guess if one really needed to text while out in the wilderness etc and wanted security of SOS having both 66I and ResQLink would be in order. My son just went out solo to Colorado for a extreme...
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    I saw that too but you can't text with 406 mhz....

    I saw that too but you can't text with 406 mhz. And Garmins 66I is 2.4 ghz. ACR should update the video but you can ask them directly via contact about these frequencys.
    I know what I have and...
  13. I agree and nothing can stop the trashing of our...

    I agree and nothing can stop the trashing of our planet until man takes a huge hit to set him back to the 1200's or so. A huge Plaque or Nuclear war which will happen. And some will survive and adapt...
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    That's the take I got from alot of Google...

    That's the take I got from alot of Google research on these devices. I really wanted to be able to text but who cares really. Another distraction in the woods. When you register the PLB ( ResQLink)...
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    You watched those 2 utube videos? They...

    You watched those 2 utube videos? They explain at the 2:30 of part two how the 66I etc uses a sub par frequency prone to issues with reaching satellites and low power broadcasting. Plus...
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    Start here it's important. ...

    Start here it's important. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m78j0TIeVg&t=33s

    Part 1. it's a little bland in a few spots but watch the 100%

    Then watch Part 2 100 % especially. This...
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    You must realize that the Inreach,Spot and now...

    You must realize that the Inreach,Spot and now 66I is not as reliable or apt to get help as the ResQlink by ACR. For those not learned beware. It's all about the frequency's. I carry the ResQlink...
  18. I can tell you first hand they take things very...

    I can tell you first hand they take things very serious there on any given day. Totally sober minded the whole day. Tracks are checked every day as well as the coaches from the undercarriage,brakes...
  19. One things for sure we'll never hike together....

    One things for sure we'll never hike together. No offense. And I'm glad you don't hike with my family.
  20. I don't care what anyone says it's wrong to leave...

    I don't care what anyone says it's wrong to leave someone alone on a trail especially an 80 yr old. I don't care how many miles he supposedly says he did or does. The mountain doesn't need to be...
  21. Amen. Finally some one nailed it. Thank you.

    Amen. Finally some one nailed it. Thank you.
  22. Is this really called hiking? Lazy walking it seems.

    To lazy to walk up to the trail head from allowed parking couple of blocks down. Got to laugh as it's so typical of so many people fighting over spaces close to the shopping store etc.

    Love "Did...
  23. My son was Scuba diving down totally on his own....

    My son was Scuba diving down totally on his own. Own gear and effort to descend and ascend at 45 ft or less often with me spearing fish and lobster catching at 9 yrs but near 10 yrs old. Was a...
  24. Probably had sneakers on. No hiking poles....

    Probably had sneakers on. No hiking poles. Granted the ledges were wet maybe. But not slick Algae type wet.Those trails are well traveled I just did Cadillac South Ridge trail last weekend from...
  25. Duh. the man was 80 yrs old. 1. He never should...

    Duh. the man was 80 yrs old. 1. He never should of hiked it with weather calling of that nature. They (family) were negligent and so was he. 2. which should be #1 Never of left him alone. Ever. But...
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