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  1. Hey...remember me? The Grand Poobah plans on...

    Hey...remember me? The Grand Poobah plans on attending. Looking forward to it.

    Aloha,

    - darren
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    Well....talk about being late to the party... :o...

    Well....talk about being late to the party... :o

    I had the intention of being the person to break all of this news, but word broke and the mods jumped in to cover me as usual. So...he is my day...
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    I want to thank every one of you that replied...

    I want to thank every one of you that replied here or sent a PM or email. Your kindness is appreciated very much - it really helps me remember the great friends I have made through this site and how...
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    The true source of VFTT

    Various issues have kept me off of the site lately, but this is a story that I feel needs to be told. So the history lesson begins.

    Where to start…back the old days I guess. I’m the youngest of...
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    As Stan said, I think it is in reference to the...

    As Stan said, I think it is in reference to the new Maine Huts & Trails system. I posted a TR of a stay at the Flagstaff Lake Hut:

    http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?t=32421

    You would...
  6. Thread: A suggestion?

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    I dont think there will be enough posts to...

    I dont think there will be enough posts to justify a bike forum. Again, there is nothing wrong with mtb posts in the forums. It is just as much a backcountry activity as is hiking or xc skiing. ...
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    Great TR, but where are the pix????? :eek: ...

    Great TR, but where are the pix????? :eek:

    Wish I could have made it, but I am glad that you finally got to see the beauty of the Canadian Rockies first hand. you have to see it to believe it and...
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    Received this from Terry Frost's son Jay:

    Received this from Terry Frost's son Jay:
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    Have fun. Post pix when you get back. Aloha ...

    Have fun. Post pix when you get back.

    Aloha

    - darren

    ps: we are at 6 now, so you will be 7...
  10. Thread: bike training

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    One of my observations on road / mtn biking: I...

    One of my observations on road / mtn biking:

    I was a road only rider for many, many years. Got to the point where I was pretty good. I then moved to an area that was not bike friendly and...
  11. Thread: Why I love REI

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    Received the below message from Peter Sachs,...

    Received the below message from Peter Sachs, General Manager of LOWA Boots:
  12. Thread: Kalalau Trail

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    Info right on so far: water, sunscreen, camera...

    Info right on so far: water, sunscreen, camera and mud. Lots of slippery mud. I believe red dirt mud is what they make teflon out of. It is super slippery. Awesome trail though, you will love it....
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    That is why they (and all the other ski areas...

    That is why they (and all the other ski areas that have leases on Natl Forest land) sell you a "lift ticket" and not a "ski pass". They can charge you to use their lift, but they can not charge you...
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    Cool, thanks. I will fix mine that way too. I'm...

    Cool, thanks. I will fix mine that way too. I'm not a fan of the loops either.

    Instead of cutting the loop, did you try to pass the loop through the hole in the clip and then put the loop over...
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    Nice ones Darlene! How could I forget extreme...

    Nice ones Darlene! How could I forget extreme sledding??? Certainly one of the highlights of 2009.

    http://www.vftt.org/gallery/sledding/images/2133-800.jpg
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    Nice stuff everyone! Always nice seeing...

    Nice stuff everyone! Always nice seeing everyone getting out and doing things.

    My camera spent more time in the closet this year than it ever has before, but here's a few that I like:
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    There is a sticky in this Site Help forum that...

    There is a sticky in this Site Help forum that explains just about everything you need to know about reputation points:

    http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?t=7378

    - darren
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    I still can not believe that there is any...

    I still can not believe that there is any confusion as to what the public gets for its $1.4 million. Do the math. The private owners of the land got about $100 per acre. If you own land, would you...
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    Google? You don't need no stinking google... ...

    Google? You don't need no stinking google...

    http://www.vftt.org/HI/071113-Big-Island/index.htm


    So what is that....like 5 site members on top of Mauna Kea in the last few years? Coolio.
    ...
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    I guess I don't fully understand this one. I...

    I guess I don't fully understand this one. I have done those crossings several times and I don't remember them being that bad at all. In fact I remember crossing shortly after the bridge was wiped...
  21. Yah, that was back in the day when the Northeast...

    Yah, that was back in the day when the Northeast section was just part of the site:

    http://web.archive.org/web/19981203073037/www.lexicomm.com/views/

    I am trying hard to remember the original...
  22. Thread: Maintenance

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    Maintenance

    Sorry the forum was down for a few hours. I had to backup the 500MB of forum data. :eek:

    Aloha

    - darren
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    http://www.vftt.org/gallery/Italy05/preview/IMG_74...

    http://www.vftt.org/gallery/Italy05/preview/IMG_7448-800.jpg

    Prego! Prego!
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    See what happens when the 3 mods get together for...

    See what happens when the 3 mods get together for a party and leave the inmates to run the asylum?!?!?

    - darren
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    Since the arctic sea ice has grown by 30% over...

    Since the arctic sea ice has grown by 30% over the last two years, I was wondering where the ice was coming from. The darn French must be moving it up North...man, they must be really busy when then...
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