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  1. It looks like you would disconnect the upper...

    It looks like you would disconnect the upper clamps from the normal stowed positions and connect them together in front of the snowshoes.
  2. https://www.osprey.com/us/en/product/kestrel-38-KE...

    https://www.osprey.com/us/en/product/kestrel-38-KESTREL38S19_131.html

    Scroll down the pictures and you'll find one with snowshoes.
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    Just verified the size shock cord I use and found...

    Just verified the size shock cord I use and found it is 3/16, not 1/8 in. Both sizes are available at Campmor.
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    On guy lines for my tents and tarp, I use 1/8 in....

    On guy lines for my tents and tarp, I use 1/8 in. shock cord loops attached to the grommets and then tie the guy lines to the loops. Stretch the shock cord about an inch and the guy line will remain...
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    The more I learn about the virus, the more I...

    The more I learn about the virus, the more I think that people who are not in shape to go hiking should stay home and everyone else should resume their normal lives.
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    That's an accurate summary as far as I can tell. ...

    That's an accurate summary as far as I can tell. One other thing to mention is that you don't have to be a safe hiker to buy a HikeSafe card.
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    Thanks for the link. I must have ignored it back...

    Thanks for the link. I must have ignored it back then, or it just blended in with all the other similar rescues.
  8. Not on the days I'd be there.

    Not on the days I'd be there.
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    You mean Dr. Ball? ...

    You mean Dr. Ball? https://archive.org/details/threedaysonwhite00ball/page/n6/mode/2up
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    I wonder if he tried to avoid some of the brook...

    I wonder if he tried to avoid some of the brook crossings by bushwhacking along the opposite side of the brook from the trail. The SAR folks would have been moving quickly and looking down at their...
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    Is there a penalty for calling SAR at 9pm and...

    Is there a penalty for calling SAR at 9pm and informing them that your spouse is overdue?
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    We don't know when he planned to be back at the...

    We don't know when he planned to be back at the trailhead. I assume that the 9pm call time included a couple hours for unforeseen delays.
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    How about if you're really injured and might not...

    How about if you're really injured and might not survive the night? I have no problem with the guy telling his wife to call SAR at 9pm, but he had better be back when he says or be willing to suffer...
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    I've never hiked the Downes Brook trail, so the...

    I've never hiked the Downes Brook trail, so the first thing I would have done is read the trail description in the AMC Guide. Hmmm, it says there's 10 brook crossings that may be difficult or...
  15. Don't forget that Jackson Hole is the large...

    Don't forget that Jackson Hole is the large valley to the east of the Teton Range. It's possible that snowfall on the mountains is much greater than in the valley.
  16. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glacial_Lake_Iroquoi...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glacial_Lake_Iroquois
  17. https://www.jacksonhole.com/weather-snow-report.ht...

    https://www.jacksonhole.com/weather-snow-report.html
  18. If you go due west a couple of thousand miles,...

    If you go due west a couple of thousand miles, you'll eventually bump into the Tetons. The Tetons run North-South like the Presidential Range. There are some small glaciers there, but they start at...
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    Here's a view from the ski trails: ...

    Here's a view from the ski trails: ...
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    Because I live in Vermont (a half mile from MA),...

    Because I live in Vermont (a half mile from MA), if I drive to my nearest supermarket to buy food, I can return home no problem. But if I drive the same distance to a hardware store, I have to...
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    I made a simple canoe stand using 4 cinder blocks...

    I made a simple canoe stand using 4 cinder blocks and a couple of 4-foot long pieces of 2x3 studs. Place two cinder blocks at each end of the canoe vertically, with the holes facing each other. ...
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    On a clear day, you can see Bromley from the...

    On a clear day, you can see Bromley from the webcam on the summit of Stratton. You might be able to see it once the clouds clear. The AT/LT follows the upper part of a ski trail near the summit of...
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    Maybe someone should build some more cairns on...

    Maybe someone should build some more cairns on that section of the trail.
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    https://www.educatedclimber.com/mechanical-advanta...

    https://www.educatedclimber.com/mechanical-advantage-explained/
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    You have to consider that if a leader is 50 feet...

    You have to consider that if a leader is 50 feet above a belay, places a piece of protection, decides he cannot do the next move and asks to be lowered, the load on that piece of gear is about twice...
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