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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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  5. 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...
  6. Thread: April snowstorm

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    And another snow event on the way for Wednesday -...

    And another snow event on the way for Wednesday - Thursday.
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    This is not surprising; traffic in "outdoor...

    This is not surprising; traffic in "outdoor activities" is way up all over the region. Another example is that local bike shops cannot get parts for routine maintenance.

    Many people newly...
  8. It looks like we will get a good look at this in...

    It looks like we will get a good look at this in Keene, NY, if the weather cooperates for the event.

    Looking directly into the sun says something else about "most of the population" but it would...
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    Well I guess I'm old. Here's how I remember the...

    Well I guess I'm old. Here's how I remember the bus:

    We started hiking there in 1984. Then, the bus would pick up hikers along the road. Anyone who waved at the bus could get a ride. The...
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    Mike, if this holds, by next year the Gravestone...

    Mike, if this holds, by next year the Gravestone Brook path for Dial and Nippletop should be as solid as any maintained trail; no reservation needed!
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    Not to mention that it's an established fact that...

    Not to mention that it's an established fact that people do not pay attention to signs.
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    Also, I think a lot more people are wearing trail...

    Also, I think a lot more people are wearing trail runners in winter, and certainly in "shoulder seasons. Easy to get those pulled off. I have seen trail runners pulled off in snow and in mud...
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    Wilderness Medical Certification Courses

    For those who might be interested, a local provider near Lake Placid, NY is offering Wilderness Medical Certification Courses in June 2021. See below (pasted from a pdf because it cannot be...
  14. Thread: Redlining racist?

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    "Speech is violence"; "Violence is speech." ...

    "Speech is violence"; "Violence is speech."

    "War is peace." "Freedom is slavery." "Ignorance is strength."

    "Every cop is a criminal, and all the killers saints."

    The "big deal" is marching...
  15. Thread: Redlining racist?

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    Embarrassingly childish. These people need to...

    Embarrassingly childish. These people need to hike more, and open their yaps less. If they want to do something for people who have been disadvantaged, they should do something, instead of...
  16. In answer to an earlier question, this is exactly...

    In answer to an earlier question, this is exactly the behavior that I expect such fees to incentivize. It's good that the new "poop fee" is not happening, at least for now. REALLY dumb idea.
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    1800' in Keene NY. Got about 4-5 inches of...

    1800' in Keene NY. Got about 4-5 inches of strange sugar, with a light crust on top. Hope everyone stayed off the slides today - this is avy death snow...
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    ChrisB, I hope you have a good result and a quick...

    ChrisB, I hope you have a good result and a quick recovery!
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    Thanks. Yes, I do see this in more recent...

    Thanks. Yes, I do see this in more recent articles. Certainly when I was looking at this about ten years ago, the repair techniques at that time had poor success in older folks, and my ortho...
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    Several previous threads about this; also there...

    Several previous threads about this; also there is lots of research out there. Make sure you've done your homework. Is it a "repair" or a "clean up"?

    "Repair" of meniscus tears involves trying...
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    That's right. >I know we all talked about this...

    That's right.

    >I know we all talked about this already in some earlier thread that I can't find right now.

    >I know there is a lot of research published about how the Marshall's came up with the...
  22. Regarding the discussion of risk: Of course there...

    Regarding the discussion of risk: Of course there is risk associated with various outdoor activities. There is risk in hiking, or simply in crossing the street. I sometimes climb rock without a...
  23. Yes, this is a sad event. Condolences to those...

    Yes, this is a sad event. Condolences to those connected with the victim.

    Going alone into avy terrain is de facto being "unprepared." Yes, there are some new gizmos like floatation packs,...
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    It's nice that a group is trying to encourage...

    It's nice that a group is trying to encourage continued recreation at Ascutney. Neat mountain.

    A good link to help find more such places, if you have not seen this already:
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    Focus on the backpacking criteria. For car...

    Focus on the backpacking criteria. For car camping, just bring a bunch of gallon bottles of water - the car can carry it.
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