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    I appreciate the shout out. It's an...

    I appreciate the shout out. It's an extraordinary group of knowledgeable, creative, and experienced people, many with really cool jobs, all with a volunteer's heart. I'm not sure how I got on...
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    Thank you for the clarification as you are...

    Thank you for the clarification as you are correct. They only charge some of their volunteers.

    I also found it very easy to volunteer for USFS. Surprisingly, there was not much bureaucracy or...
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    Interesting conversation about the cost of...

    Interesting conversation about the cost of volunteering.

    I was the trail adopter for the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail for 7 years. I chose to volunteer for the USFS as opposed to AMC for that very...
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    "A scientist, police chief, and politician all...

    "A scientist, police chief, and politician all sit down at a table."

    Anyone here ever see Jaws? Recall how the beaches were all deemed safe by the summer season opening weekend? The most dangerous...
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    I saw this. I swim in a local pond that has a...

    I saw this. I swim in a local pond that has a few loons. I was in the middle of it last summer with my daughter when one surfaced not 10 feet from us. As you can imagine, they're not small. And...
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    I never tell anyone to expect a call by a certain...

    I never tell anyone to expect a call by a certain time. I do tell them I have everything I need. If I talk at all.

    Cell service is sporadic, phones die, and usually the only technology I take on...
  7. I have found myself making this point on a few...

    I have found myself making this point on a few occasions. There are people who are considering things safe because they are labelled essential. As if the virus has pity on those getting groceries. ...
  8. My darkest skies: 1. Glacier National Park...

    My darkest skies:

    1. Glacier National Park around 2008 when I had the opportunity to stay inside the park for a week. The Milky way was so clearly obvious.
    2. Hundred Mile Wilderness in Maine...
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    I imagine the huts will have a caretaker to make...

    I imagine the huts will have a caretaker to make sure people aren't setting up tents on roofs.

    Search and rescue operations will not have the benefit of having numerous hut croo at treeline ready...
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    Ouch....I tend to not backpack in warm months so...

    Ouch....I tend to not backpack in warm months so the summer thing I avoid. I've seen Guyot jammed though on the way by.

    More reason to carry that hammock I've got I suppose. I tend to pick odd...
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    Brian. An interesting distraction from....well, I...

    Brian. An interesting distraction from....well, I wasn't doing much. My thoughts:

    1) Parking challenges at EVERY trailhead.

    I don't often see this but I do hike often in areas farther north...
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    This is the most random thread I've read on VFTT....

    This is the most random thread I've read on VFTT.

    Monty Python, KMart, Bugs Bunny, Jefferson Airplane.

    :)
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    I had the pleasure of one night in Resolution...

    I had the pleasure of one night in Resolution Shelter in maybe 1998. Great spot. Got there early, napped on the roof and read "Never Cry Wolf."
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    I was thinking the same about the first climb up...

    I was thinking the same about the first climb up from the lake. It's rough rock but narrow in spots. Not particularly bad but a spot to take care for sure.
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    No speculation here, Cap'n. I'll dig up last...

    No speculation here, Cap'n.

    I'll dig up last year's numbers given some time. I've got the figures on ATV accidents from 2018.

    As my HS math teacher said, "figures don't lie, but liars figure."...
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    The $1 surcharge paid by OHRV registrations may...

    The $1 surcharge paid by OHRV registrations may not even cover the S&R costs for OHRV accidents. There were two more Saturday that F&G was involved in. It's not just hikers, folks. There are quite a...
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    This is what matters here. If she's a happy,...

    This is what matters here. If she's a happy, healthy kid, good for all of them. Lead an extraordinary life.
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    Carelessly leaving lots of trash in GNP could...

    Carelessly leaving lots of trash in GNP could have some very real, very natural consequences.
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    The people of New Hampshire have spoken loudly,...

    The people of New Hampshire have spoken loudly, clearly, and with tenacity and intention. Just.

    Now we sing.

    "Na na na na
    Na na na na
    Hey hey hey
    Good bye."
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    Regarding doxycycline, the rumors are true. ...

    Regarding doxycycline, the rumors are true. Avoid shellfish. :eek:
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    People get dehydrated all the time when...

    People get dehydrated all the time when surrounded by water.
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    Kudos to the newly formed Lakes Region Search and...

    Kudos to the newly formed Lakes Region Search and Rescue Team for their help here. The newest volunteer S&R group in NH is off to a solid start.
  23. "One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but...

    "One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, ain't nothing beats teamwork ". Ed Abbey
  24. "One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but...

    "One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, ain't nothing beats teamwork ". Ed Abbey
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    Love when people get into arguments over who has...

    Love when people get into arguments over who has the rights to land that was stolen from natives.

    :rolleyes:
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