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    Right, that's the one David Metsky was referring...

    Right, that's the one David Metsky was referring to - they did run tests, but their purpose was to demonstrate a testing method, and not provide definitive evidence of which masks/materials work:...
  2. Thread: Re-Openings

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    Thanks, this is helpful. I'm looking to the AMC...

    Thanks, this is helpful. I'm looking to the AMC and a number of other groups to help decide when and where it's ok to hike. I'm not particularly worried about my own safety, but I'm mindful of the...
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    Done. I very much appreciate the work that goes...

    Done. I very much appreciate the work that goes into maintaining this forum.
  4. Regarding Glacier - the folks on this message...

    Regarding Glacier - the folks on this message board have lots of great info:

    http://www.glacier.nationalparkschat.com/phpBB3/index.php

    As far as the campgrounds go (assuming you mean car...
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    Do people know that littering is wrong? Yes, but...

    Do people know that littering is wrong? Yes, but most people don't think about the impact of lots of people littering, or understand their contribution to it, until it's pointed out to them (I think...
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    Palau so far seems to be one of the few with...

    Palau so far seems to be one of the few with actual fines attached to violating the pledge - but another official quoted in the article pointed out that much of what's in the pledges (about...
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    E-bikes now allowed in National Parks

    Thought this might be of interest.

    https://gearjunkie.com/nps-e-bike-rules-national-parks

    Here's the memo itself:

    https://www.nps.gov/subjects/policy/upload/PM_19-01.pdf

    The policy isn't...
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    And/or not feeling welcome/being treated as an...

    And/or not feeling welcome/being treated as an outsider on the trails and in the mountains. 20 years ago, I got involved with an all-women fundraising hike. The ratio of women to men on the trails...
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    Someone should have pushed those golfers over the...

    Someone should have pushed those golfers over the edge.
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    Assuming they stay in business, will Limmer...

    Assuming they stay in business, will Limmer re-sole other company's boots? My friend just had the outsole of her favorite Asolo's come off. She's going to try talking to Asolo first, but if they...
  11. Thread: Hiking by App

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    Not doing your research beforehand, unprepared,...

    Not doing your research beforehand, unprepared, no business, make them pay for rescue, wah wah wah.

    Doing too much research, should be able to deal with conditions you find on the trail/unknown,...
  12. Love the Wayback Machine - but it wasn't showing...

    Love the Wayback Machine - but it wasn't showing copies of the sub-pages.
  13. Thank you! Having waded through dozens of blogs,...

    Thank you! Having waded through dozens of blogs, etc., I had given up hope.
  14. Successor to Mohammed Ellozy's excellent 4K footer site?

    http://home.earthlink.net/~ellozy seems to have gone off to interweb heaven - is there anything out there now that provides a similar breakdown of common routes and their mileage/book time/elevation...
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    I have no experience with Tahoe or Yosemite, but...

    I have no experience with Tahoe or Yosemite, but mile for mile, I found the trails in Glacier MUCH easier than those in the Whites. The grades are more moderate (they do these whacky "switchback"...
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    My response as well. Also love the idea that the...

    My response as well. Also love the idea that the software/code they developed might help future searches. Pretty cool stuff.
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    I highly recommend...

    I highly recommend http://www.glacier.nationalparkschat.com for Glacier-related hikes and other info.

    Assuming Going to the Sun is open to Logan pass, the Highline Trail along the Garden Wall is...
  18. Works for me, too, but you can also find the...

    Works for me, too, but you can also find the story here:

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/05/us/colorado-runner-chokes-mountain-lion/index.html
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    This. I don't think I've ever had the lamination...

    This. I don't think I've ever had the lamination on a bag or other piece of gear last anywhere near 20+ years, regardless of use or storage.
  20. Thread: Parking lots

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    d'oh! (thanks)

    d'oh! (thanks)
  21. Thread: Parking lots

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    Any word on the Lower Falls parking area near...

    Any word on the Lower Falls parking area near Zealand?
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    I've worn pro-compression Marathon Elite while...

    I've worn pro-compression Marathon Elite while hiking (https://procompression.com/collections/marathon-elite) - a little cheaper than the X Bionics, although they're thinner than most of the woolies...
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    Seriously, I was on the edge of my seat watching...

    Seriously, I was on the edge of my seat watching the movie, and I knew how it ended! I can't imagine having watched/filed it live.
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    The feds already give money to NH to cover costs...

    The feds already give money to NH to cover costs associated with the WMNF - Per Craig's post from eons ago :



    Over $2,000,000 in FY2018 (you can see the total, and a breakdown by town and...
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    I've met some 80 year-olds that I'd feel safer...

    I've met some 80 year-olds that I'd feel safer hitting the trails with than some youngsters.

    Sounds like the started out with a reasonable plan, but then kept throwing good money after bad when...
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