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    I think that rascal Putin has something to do...

    I think that rascal Putin has something to do with it.
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    The rep is incorrect. Delamination is a chemical...

    The rep is incorrect. Delamination is a chemical degradation of the polymer. It is not “wear and tear”, especially on the interior of the fabric.

    I had this happen several years ago on an Osprey...
  3. Mike, take a look at the LaSportiva TX3 (fabric...

    Mike, take a look at the LaSportiva TX3 (fabric upper) or TX4 (leather upper) approach shoes. I left the Raptors because of poor upper durability and poor wet traction with the Ultras. The TX series...
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    Take a look at this site for single day data: ...

    Take a look at this site for single day data: ...
  5. I have ordered a new W10 computer and soon will...

    I have ordered a new W10 computer and soon will be getting a taste of my own medicine, hoping I can get Mapsource and TOPO! running again. What Alan is saying is that the gpx file saved in the...
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    You should not have a parking problem except on...

    You should not have a parking problem except on busy summer or holiday weekends. It is the overflow parking for the Garden lot. I assume you have researched the ascent. I tell people it is like...
  7. Thanks all, for your comments and discussion. I...

    Thanks all, for your comments and discussion. I noticed last night and confirmed today that the cause of the noise and concomitant increase in ascent/descent was having the unit plugged into USB...
  8. This is a good example of how smartphone...

    This is a good example of how smartphone technology has surpassed purpose-built GPS receivers (maybe newer GPS models do this; I don't know). You didn't say what make/model you were using. I repeated...
  9. The choices of pressure units are In Hg (inches...

    The choices of pressure units are In Hg (inches of mercury, often used in the U.S.), millibars, or Hectopascals.

    Electronic barometers can measure very small changes in pressure and convert the...
  10. Garmin 60CSx records elevation change when stationary

    I borrowed a Garmin GPSMAP 60 CSx with barometric altimeter from a friend, intending to do some hiking comparisons of iPhone apps (Gaia GPS and Motion X) which run on GPS altitude (no barometric...
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    The main cause of rusting of footwear (traction...

    The main cause of rusting of footwear (traction and snowshoes) is walking in road salt. Take them off earlier and you won't have a problem.
  12. Poll: I used a SPOT Connect (discontinued model, used a...

    I used a SPOT Connect (discontinued model, used a smartphone as user interface) for about three years, or should I say tried to use. My wife was not interested in looking at a track on a web page so...
  13. Thread: North Brother

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    One helluva effort, guys. North Brother is always...

    One helluva effort, guys. North Brother is always challenging but this time is over the top.

    The bent-over trees are a real pain.
  14. Thread: ADK Question

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    No problem. Dog must be on leash, Eastern High...

    No problem. Dog must be on leash, Eastern High Peaks.
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    The problem is that Johns Brook Lodge sleeps 28...

    The problem is that Johns Brook Lodge sleeps 28 people and they all park at the Garden, some for days. They usually come out mid-morning, after breakfast. Then there are some openings for parking,...
  16. You have demonstrated the precision of the...

    You have demonstrated the precision of the measurement, but isn't the real question the accuracy? There must be many assumptions in creating the mathematical model which does the calculations. This...
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    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-sport-chalet...

    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-sport-chalet-closing-20160416-story.html

    Sister store, Sport Chalet, closing.
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    If you are looking for more ice to make it more...

    If you are looking for more ice to make it more sporting, I know plenty of peaks to recommend.
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    Sticky: Zealand road gate is closed, today, December 7. ...

    Zealand road gate is closed, today, December 7.

    Same for Haystack road to N twin TH.
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    REI has all MSR snowshoes 25% off November 13-23.

    REI has all MSR snowshoes 25% off November 13-23.
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    I see they went back to the older style binding...

    I see they went back to the older style binding (black base with conical points) which I think is more secure and reduces forward boot slipping while descending. Also, the dark gray opaque straps...
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    Enjoying Fall in the Whites, Sept. 22-25

    The great weather and a new season were reasons for me to break away from the Adirondacks for a few days and visit the White Mountains to work on my fall list. Besides, it is never too early to begin...
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    I was there Saturday. Softening snow down low,...

    I was there Saturday. Softening snow down low, but plenty of it, and great snow conditions higher up. I was first to the summit and had to bushwhack to the sign--the trail/track was completely gone....
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    A word of caution on using GPS while hiking: ...

    A word of caution on using GPS while hiking:

    Be careful not to walk into trees or step off cliffs when your attention is focused on the little screen. :)
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    I keep an eye on eBay for used (sometimes new)...

    I keep an eye on eBay for used (sometimes new) evo ascents, but I have acquired three pairs so I am set for a while. I also have some spare bindings, but they seldom break.

    With them being...
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