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  1. Great video Rhody! Thanks for posting. Yeah,...

    Great video Rhody! Thanks for posting. Yeah, huge packs...why I don't backpack in winter (well one of many reasons). The section at about 4:25 of you guys swimming in snow was pretty impressive. ...
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    He's no troll. I contacted him a while ago and...

    He's no troll. I contacted him a while ago and let him know his report was quite the rage on VFTT. Although he gave me permission to post his response (lengthy), I will not do so. He wondered why...
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    You know what else he didn't have? He didn't...

    You know what else he didn't have? He didn't have to call for help.

    Mental and physical toughness. Don't leave home without it.
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    This is a great trip report. Thanks for the link...

    This is a great trip report. Thanks for the link to it. This is what an experienced hiker does when he gets into trouble...he gets himself out of it. No 911 calls. Just a text to the wife saying...
  5. I think you mean "because" he was a conservative...

    I think you mean "because" he was a conservative politician (not despite) he didn't trust politicians. In general, conservatives do not trust government.

    Late edit. I may have misunderstood. If...
  6. I always scratch my head when I see the amount of...

    I always scratch my head when I see the amount of invalid signatures on a petition. In this case approx 15%!:confused:
  7. You know, you can be a grumpy old man and still...

    You know, you can be a grumpy old man and still hike:)
  8. Great video. Thanks for posting skiguy. I only...

    Great video. Thanks for posting skiguy. I only wish the camera had been better positioned.
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    Now, this is a landfill...or used to be: ...

    Now, this is a landfill...or used to be:

    https://ny.curbed.com/2016/9/13/12891320/freshkills-park-nyc-staten-island-engineering-design
  10. You must have been reading my mind

    You must have been reading my mind
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    I've always considered the PLB, and by extension...

    I've always considered the PLB, and by extension the EPIRB, to be devices for individuals or vessels that venture into some geographically remote area. And...for people that need to be there...
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    That is so true. I still have all my AMC maps...

    That is so true. I still have all my AMC maps from the 60s. On a few of them are red marker traces that I did back then to sort of keep track of all the trails I had been on (a few of them are no...
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    I also hate lists. When I was working on the...

    I also hate lists. When I was working on the NE65 (it was the mid 80s) we were on our way to Abraham after hiking up Sugarloaf and we went by a little spur trail labeled "Mt Spaulding". I got out...
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    Agree. I hike to Guyot all the time from the...

    Agree. I hike to Guyot all the time from the Zealand Trail parking lot. And I always go past the Zealand spur, but certainly not the Zeacliff outlook.
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    The AMC has not changed the elevation of Tecumseh...

    The AMC has not changed the elevation of Tecumseh on the official list, at least not on the website. The AMC maintains the list, not the USGS. That's what all the talk on the other forum has been...
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    The "grandfathered in" peaks in the Adirondacks...

    The "grandfathered in" peaks in the Adirondacks were formerly believed to be at least 4000 ft, but subsequently found to be under that height. However, they are still on the official 46 list and you...
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    What peaks in the Whites under 4000ft have been...

    What peaks in the Whites under 4000ft have been grandfathered in?
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    Well, that is exactly what the 46 are....the...

    Well, that is exactly what the 46 are....the mountains climbed by the Marshall brothers and Herb Clark believed to be at least 4000 feet.
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    You have to start over...:D:eek:

    You have to start over...:D:eek:
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    It's conversations like this where you can...

    It's conversations like this where you can appreciate the wisdom of the 46ers...
  21. Utah gets insane amounts of snow. I was very...

    Utah gets insane amounts of snow. I was very impressed when I once encountered this sign in the UT backcountry warning skiers that they are leaving the ski patrol area and are on their own.
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  22. Apparently, in WY, snowmobiles are outpacing...

    Apparently, in WY, snowmobiles are outpacing skiers in terms of avalanche fatalities...

    https://buckrail.com/snowmobilers-now-top-wyo-avalanche-fatality-list/
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    If you ever want to see a "real" copper mine,...

    If you ever want to see a "real" copper mine, visit this one just outside SLC in UT65946595
    And yes, those are HUGE trucks in the center of the first photo.
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    I don't understand. The Champney Falls Trail...

    I don't understand. The Champney Falls Trail intersects neither the Brook nor the Bee Line Trails. And the Bolles Trail is nowhere near the Champney Falls Trail, except near the parking lot. How...
  25. Yes, very curious. I understand that a certain...

    Yes, very curious. I understand that a certain cable channel no longer displays that chyron at the bottom of the screen that gave a running total of Covid deaths. Apparently it only appears at...
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