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    Another VFTTer and I were on Moriah on Sunday. ...

    Another VFTTer and I were on Moriah on Sunday. All the light fluffy snow from Saturday was still in the pines, and when the sun came out and it got warmer, it all came down as "rain." We had to put...
  2. The AMC's Winter Hiking Program is now open for...

    The AMC's Winter Hiking Program is now open for people to register!

    https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/121909


    Brian
  3. Bradley, The Boston AMC is currently preparing...

    Bradley,

    The Boston AMC is currently preparing its Winter Hiking Program. (I used to run it in, public disclosure). It's quite good, they offer tons of trips, including backpacks, and as...
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    Ang "Snow Leopard" Rita dies

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/9/22/obituary-nepals-snow-leopard-ang-rita-who-set-everest-record

    The first person to climb Mt. Everest ten times without oxygen has just passed away.
    ...
  5. Whoa! I suspect if someone walked through it...

    Whoa! I suspect if someone walked through it they would find all kinds of hats and gloves that have gotten blown in over the years.

    There are towns in Connecticut now that are telling residents...
  6. A few years ago, I had an awakening--I guess...

    A few years ago, I had an awakening--I guess that's the right term to call it--and since then have been trying to walk lightly on the planet. I bought a hybrid, I've been trying to own less, to be...
  7. If you want to disagree about Yvon Chouinard,...

    If you want to disagree about Yvon Chouinard, that's your business. I think Patagonia works extremely hard to be a good, decent company, you apparently don't. You leveled an attack, I responded. ...
  8. If every time someone tries to post something...

    If every time someone tries to post something positive on Views, they get trolled for it, pretty soon this forum will be dead. I hope the moderators consider that fact.

    Speaking of facts, global...
  9. Here's your answer! (I assume you read the...

    Here's your answer! (I assume you read the article, you will find this enlightening as well)

    https://www.patagonia.com/stories/patagonia-clothing-made-where-how-why/story-18467.html
  10. I don't think the oil and gas industries are...

    I don't think the oil and gas industries are leading to global warming, I know they are. As do the folks at Patagonia. They work extremely hard to limit their carbon footprint, recycle, get people...
  11. It makes me love them even more! I admire his...

    It makes me love them even more! I admire his outspokenness, his ability to speak truth to power, his willingness to take a stance and be bold at a time when few others were willing to do so, even...
  12. Great article on Yvon Chouinard and the outdoor industry

    Simply fantastic read about Yvon Chouinard, who is my personal role model:
    https://www.outsideonline.com/2201581/big-business-resist

    When I asked Chouinard what people outside the company donít...
  13. "Hike It: the boardgame" Smokey Mountain ed.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hikeit/hike-it-smoky-mountain-edition

    There's a hiking board game on kickstarter. Seems like this is the place for their potential audience.

    Brian
  14. I see a lot of small patches that look like they...

    I see a lot of small patches that look like they had a fire. But they aren't big. People more educated than I can probably speak to this better, but I suspect that a lightning strike starts the...
  15. Parts of Yosemite closing for Creek Fire, lucky the Whites have faired somewhat well

    Yosemite is closing the Mariposa Grove of Giant Seqoias area today in anticipation of the Creek Fire.

    Most of Connecticut is officially in drought conditions at the moment, and while the Whites...
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    Moat no longer taking reservations

    Moat Mtn Brewing Co is no longer taking reservations and is going back to first-come first-served. I'm a bit surprised they're doing that before the Labor Day crush, but they must have a good reason...
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    Two weeks ago, starting on a Sunday afternoon, I...

    Two weeks ago, starting on a Sunday afternoon, I did half the Grafton loop (the non-Spec side) and once beyond the Baldpates saw only two others the entire time!

    Brian
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    White Mountains Hostel closing

    They just announced they are no longer taking reservations and are closing. They credited the hardship caused by the pandemic.

    Iím fortunate to be part of Subsig, which is hikingís best kept...
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    How does one go about contacting the moderators? ...

    How does one go about contacting the moderators? I'm not even sure who they are any more.
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    I consider myself an environmentalist. In the...

    I consider myself an environmentalist. In the world I know, the AMC falls in the very few organizations that I feel honestly and truly does everything it can to be environmentally friendly. ...
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    AMC maps now available for smart phones

    The AMC now has six maps for sale, and work off-line. It seems there are six of them, for $6 each. They work through Avenza Maps.

    The link below is to the article the AMC just released.

    Brian...
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    My housemate's niece made us a batch. It works! ...

    My housemate's niece made us a batch. It works! Don't know where she got it.
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    Non-toxic bug spray

    My housemates made some bug spray, and it works extremely well while lacking all the nasty stuff, like awful chemicals that harm the environment and melt one's clothing. I can spray it straight onto...
  24. Zoleo: a new competitor to Spot and Garmen

    Outside magazine has a highly favorable review of Zoleo's new satelite communicator.

    Seems to be the right price point and the reviewer liked that communications through the device and read by the...
  25. I was halfway through the Grafton Loop on the...

    I was halfway through the Grafton Loop on the 13th when I got cellphone coverage and was able to pull up the weather forecast for the following day (which is when Peakbagger posted). While I was...
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