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    Everybody does it. Look only at outcomes. How...

    Everybody does it. Look only at outcomes. How is your home heating cost? How is the sea level?
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    https://www.peststrategies.com/reviews/wasp-produc...

    https://www.peststrategies.com/reviews/wasp-products/best-wasp-and-hornet-sprays/
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    But folks are fooled again by fake news.

    But folks are fooled again by fake news.
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    I've had the sole come off a boot in the...

    I've had the sole come off a boot in the backcountry. It was an old Trezetta ice climbing boot; I was up on a climb, and my right foot placements "felt quirky." Looked down, and saw the sole was...
  5. From the USFS Website: "The mission of the...

    From the USFS Website:

    "The mission of the Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future...
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    Thanks, TEO; that's good info. DEC should have...

    Thanks, TEO; that's good info.

    DEC should have always used pressure treated, even in the CCA days. No material harm in use on a hiking trail. But at least they finally came to their senses. Now...
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    These things have long been known, and were...

    These things have long been known, and were accepted as a tradeoff. Certainly, I don't plan on eating the wooden steps...

    But the manufacture of CCA treated wood stopped in 2004, and the current...
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    We are going through the same thing here in the...

    We are going through the same thing here in the ADKs. The current position can be neatly summarized: "We don't want to "improve" a section of trail with aids, so our only option is very difficult...
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    Poll: Actually, it is a binary choice between...

    Actually, it is a binary choice between "activities that benefit the local resource" and "sucked into the general fund."

    And it almost always gets sucked into the general fund. Studies have shown...
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    Poll: OK, I'll go, even though I'm not a local: 1. I...

    OK, I'll go, even though I'm not a local:

    1. I have no problem with parking fees. Today's hikers are interested in convenience, and will happily pay a fee for good parking.

    2. 100% of the...
  11. "No light source." It's like a broken record. ...

    "No light source."

    It's like a broken record. How many times is that the biggest problem, and at the same time the easiest, lightest and least expensive problem to address?

    This should be a...
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    All the mainline brands of tethers are probably...

    All the mainline brands of tethers are probably good. Make sure to get one that is "dynamic" (elastic). People have died using static climbing gear on via ferrata. Also get one with redundancy,...
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    Total dispersed: Almost a Billion dollars. ...

    Total dispersed: Almost a Billion dollars.

    Top recipients (One Million dollars or more):

    Program Name Recipient Name Amount
    Public Higher Education System Relief Program - USNH UNIVERSITY...
  14. They are available for free over here in the...

    They are available for free over here in the Adirondacks. Please take as many as you can:

    https://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?61409-Mt-Colden-loop-advice-needed
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    We completed two rounds of the 46 (1986, 2001)...

    We completed two rounds of the 46 (1986, 2001) and that was it. The only list I am pursuing now is the list of cliffs I want to visit that have potential for previously unexplored climbing. That...
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    But that is the population that is out there...

    But that is the population that is out there right now. Reality. Competent managers manage based on reality. "Managers" that are working in an imaginary world are not competent.

    Related:...
  17. Thread: Bootleg sign?

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    This is a clear-eyed observation. Same thing...

    This is a clear-eyed observation. Same thing over here in the Adirondacks. This change has been developing for decades. Today's hiker population is different from the hiker population of 40 years...
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    Neat! An as the article says, not unheard of. ...

    Neat! An as the article says, not unheard of.

    A newly improved ski trail opened this most recent season at Gore Mountain. It's called "Pete's Paradise." (For those familiar with Gore, Pete's...
  19. Unfortunate. And a reminder of the tension...

    Unfortunate.

    And a reminder of the tension forces that develop on "horizontal" ropes and cables when loaded. There have been several previous incidents like this. Two I can recall:

    >About ten...
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    I wonder if, in China, they shut down energy...

    I wonder if, in China, they shut down energy projects for a bat.
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    Public facing employees also tend to mirror the...

    Public facing employees also tend to mirror the vibes they get from how they are treated by their own management. Treat your people badly, they will treat the customer badly. Treat your people...
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    Very interesting. But at this point, it's hard...

    Very interesting. But at this point, it's hard to drill down to factual information, as the article suggests. It appears likely that the Nepal Government is downplaying the problem to protect...
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    Like TEO, I'm still using my ancient MEC pack,...

    Like TEO, I'm still using my ancient MEC pack, the yellow Brio 25. I will mourn when it dies, but it is holding up well after 20 years. I also had a Serratus 50, which I abused the heck out of, and...
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    They are late to the party, but national media...

    They are late to the party, but national media (Fox) appears to be joining the opposition to this power transmission project:
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  25. Or some people realized they were about to...

    Or some people realized they were about to totally screw up, and finally came to their senses...
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