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    It used to be the Badwater 146 with the extra 11...

    It used to be the Badwater 146 with the extra 11 miles being from Whitney Portal to the summit
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    Typically people whose job is facing and...

    Typically people whose job is facing and interacting with the public - the kid behind the counter at McDonalds, the nurse in the hospital, the cop who pulls you over and yes the employee in the...
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    How many people that lived > 100 years ago can...

    How many people that lived > 100 years ago can you name that "lived a life of moderation"? The people that make history and get remembered, the mover and shakers, the disrupters - tend to be one...
  4. You went up to Saratoga and your horse naturally...

    You went up to Saratoga
    and your horse naturally won
    Then you...
  5. I think Hans and Bonnie might have surprised you...

    I think Hans and Bonnie might have surprised you with some of their antics...
  6. Dick Williams did indeed publish a number of...

    Dick Williams did indeed publish a number of guidebooks over several decades starting with the "Blue Dick" in 1972 - followed by red, grey, black... He was also the subject matter for an iconic...
  7. Thread: Presi FKT

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    Presi FKT

    Wish's fourth birthday party PRESI FKT - Ben Thompson's 17.6 mi run
    Wish's perspective: Humans woke up at 4am, why? Pet me! Breakfast. Favorite meal, predictable, tasty. Car. Huh, car. Sleep more....
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    You do know that many phones have a flashlight. ...

    You do know that many phones have a flashlight. Far from perfect but better then nothing.
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    As a counterpoint to your constant repetitive...

    As a counterpoint to your constant repetitive message let me tell you of an actual (not speculative) experience I had. Probably before you were born (late 1960's). Winter hike up Cannon - lots of...
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    I agree with this sentiment and most of the...

    I agree with this sentiment and most of the previous ones you have posted in this thread. I think it has served a good purpose in making more people aware of a number of things. How they react and...
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    Yuck. Off trail?

    Yuck. Off trail?
  12. Your hourly total should be 858 (not 853) based...

    Your hourly total should be 858 (not 853) based on the numbers you provided.
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    Back in the day - late 60's - i did several...

    Back in the day - late 60's - i did several multiday winter back packs in mouse boots. Pretty standard strategy in those days.
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    Depends on if you believe in DST

    Depends on if you believe in DST
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    Can we look forward to the corollary PSA in...

    Can we look forward to the corollary PSA in ~3weeks?
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    I usually give more credibility to those who can...

    I usually give more credibility to those who can correctly spell their “hip” references
  17. Thread: Pemi Rescue

    by OldEric
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    https://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?61519-P...

    https://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?61519-Pemi-Puddin-Heads
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    [QUOTE=sierra;456334]There is no way, the state...

    [QUOTE=sierra;456334]There is no way, the state of NH is going to pay a rescue team to sit around and wait for the occasional rescue. /QUOTE]

    Like fireman? But ideally I wouldn't want public...
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    I agree 100%. And not as an alternative but as...

    I agree 100%. And not as an alternative but as an implementation detail I would have dedicated professional rescue people who have the rescue mission as their primary responsibility (as is done in...
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    As opposed too...?

    As opposed too...?
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    Not all the AT in MA is within a state park

    Not all the AT in MA is within a state park
  22. Whitney-G is even more of a jenga pile then Moby....

    Whitney-G is even more of a jenga pile then Moby. But because its somewhat of a ridge rockfall from above is hopefully getting pushed to the side. Still Whitney-G is a better first choice -...
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    I've had the TX4's for several years but I...

    I've had the TX4's for several years but I primarily use them for actual (climbing) approaches. I don't use them much for just hiking unless it involves some steeper slabs (Huntington for example). ...
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    I expect you do wear a tin foil hat though...

    I expect you do wear a tin foil hat though...
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    How would you possibly know how many people you...

    How would you possibly know how many people you have infected? Do you know what wearing a mask is for?
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