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    Meanwhile back to the OP. One of the positive...

    Meanwhile back to the OP. One of the positive things I have heard about REI is their Customer Service being very good. More specifically their product knowledge gained through proficient training....
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    Don't know about climbing guides but some of the...

    Don't know about climbing guides but some of the retail staff have. The new space EMS has moved into is a lot smaller and dingy. Their customer service is sporadic at best. The employees that remain...
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    REI North Conway Grand Opening coming Soon!

    REI has already been making their presence known in the Mount Washington Valley. Lots of guided trips have already been offered and filling up. They have also been a major contributor to the...
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    I personally miss all the above mentioned long...

    I personally miss all the above mentioned long gone shelters. It certainly has changed the Whites. So glad one can still tramp The ADK where a lot remain and are maintained.
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    If they are making enough for it to be declared...

    If they are making enough for it to be declared the downside is they are breaking the law. This is why some have disdain towards the AMC because they promote an air much of the time of arrogancy. ...
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    That is great info. Looking at revenue from...

    That is great info. Looking at revenue from retail sales would you think that would fall under "Program Service Revenue"? Only a guess on my part.
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    This is an excellent summary. I would also add...

    This is an excellent summary. I would also add that retail sales according to Alex that even though they have been scaled back the AMC pockets the profit. I do realize that all nonprofits are not...
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    Would you know what the parameters are for a non...

    Would you know what the parameters are for a non profit essentially acting as a concession? It seems as if these types of services are being offered within a National Forest it should be put out for...
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    Agreed. Although it was not the time and place...

    Agreed. Although it was not the time and place for a climbing lesson to whom someone I did not know. Besides after being whizzed by their dropped device I think they may have been beyond the point of...
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    In all practicality that would have been nice....

    In all practicality that would have been nice. But this was in the day before one carried a cell phone while cragging. Not that I would be doing that present day anyhow. I also at that time didn't...
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    Thatís just bad karma. I had a similar experience...

    Thatís just bad karma. I had a similar experience on Whitehorse ledge. Girl climbing above us dropped her belay device almost taking me out. Between my partner and I we had an extra device and gave...
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    Hope they knew how to rub two sticks together....

    Hope they knew how to rub two sticks together. Something tells me they forgot the Bic Lighter.
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    This is starting to remind me of Monty Python and...

    This is starting to remind me of Monty Python and The Holy Grail.
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    It’s interesting how The 4000 footer list which...

    It’s interesting how The 4000 footer list which started as a game has now become such anal obsession for some. So much for Miriam’s goal for spreading out the impact.
  15. Thread: Why hike?

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    I enjoy the ride. I’ve driven a lot farther than...

    I enjoy the ride. I’ve driven a lot farther than 200 miles to hike.6250
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    Well put. Don’t need no stinkin decoder rings.

    Well put. Don’t need no stinkin decoder rings.
  17. Thank you for your positive comment without...

    Thank you for your positive comment without political posturing.
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    Nope. Just calling it like I see it. Is this a...

    Nope. Just calling it like I see it. Is this a call out to be PC? If your not complaining then why the wondering?
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    So then does that mean that the new AMC Logo is...

    So then does that mean that the new AMC Logo is now saying "I am stickman with miniskirt. Come follow me"?
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    Time to pass the torch then.

    Time to pass
    the torch then.
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    I disagree. Liking or not liking is a matter of...

    I disagree. Liking or not liking is a matter of getting the hook in the mouth. The Logo is at the doorstep of initial appeal. If the door is unappealing why go any further into to the depths of their...
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    Still having a hard time how a man in a mini...

    Still having a hard time how a man in a mini skirt will accomplish that. But I guess we will find out.
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    Well we must be in left field together. You do a...

    Well we must be in left field together. You do a nice job of summing up my impressions also. Whole thing kind of left me scratching my head. When your as old as dirt as I am you can have a lot of...
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    This is good info and I agree on the changing...

    This is good info and I agree on the changing demographic. Part of that also seems to be the trend towards more day hiking which may correlate to the lack of money to obtain the gear from the younger...
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    Some very interesting responses to this thread to...

    Some very interesting responses to this thread to say the least.:eek: I donít identify with this new logo at all. I think it is because itís such a departure from the old logo. Admittedly I have...
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