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    Peakbagger, on a good day my bearings aren't...

    Peakbagger, on a good day my bearings aren't close to 3 deg on! Ten? Maybe!

    I'll tweak declination when the poles switch again.
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    Wow, that's cool. As EMS fades into the sunset...

    Wow, that's cool. As EMS fades into the sunset under the "leadership" of private equity firm Versa Capital Management , REI rises.

    It's great the Valley will retain an engaged and equipped retail...
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    That's amazing photo of the canoe. Beautiful wake...

    That's amazing photo of the canoe. Beautiful wake and with ghost trees reflected in the water. Nice work JustJoe!!
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    Upon noodling on this topic for a few weeks I've...

    Upon noodling on this topic for a few weeks I've come to a realization: Most of us on VFTT represent the past. The AMC and its new logo is looking toward the future.

    In this era of fluid...
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    Well they sure won't be carrying or pushing back...

    Well they sure won't be carrying or pushing back once depleted.

    I've demo'd a few e mountain bikes and they are HEAVY. The Trek I rode was 55 pounds. No problem when the batt is full but almost...
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    Exactly. There was a time -- pre ATCs and...

    Exactly.

    There was a time -- pre ATCs and other devices-- when folks climbed and belays were safely made. Not the ideal, but totally functional nevertheless.

    But if you learned to climb in a...
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    I'll tell ya why we wonder: "There but for the...

    I'll tell ya why we wonder: "There but for the grace of god go I!"
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    Salty, This is a GREAT approach for our...

    Salty,

    This is a GREAT approach for our digital age. I'm in! We can stream the award ceremony of Facebook and use Instagram to verify summits.
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    Right! And, since we make the rather arbitrary...

    Right!

    And, since we make the rather arbitrary rules for the games we play, we can always create the... 3995rs

    ...if we find we really miss lil ole Tecumseh.
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    Question: Does LIDAR penetrate to ground level or...

    Question: Does LIDAR penetrate to ground level or actually measure forest canopy level?
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    Bothies (free shelters) of the U.K.

    Hi all,

    Here's a great photo-essay about the network of free shelters available to trampers throughout Wales and Scotland.

    These shelters rely on volunteer labor for maintenance and upkeep and...
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    Here is an example of the logo at work from a...

    Here is an example of the logo at work from a mail I got today. Click it to enlarge it.

    Words and graphics working together...

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    Curious elements:

    Abbreviation of MTN in name
    Use of...
  13. ... the argument that free access and...

    ... the argument that free access and unrestricted demand for a finite resource ultimately reduces the resource through over-exploitation, temporarily or permanently. This occurs because the benefits...
  14. Wow, demand pricing!! How hip. Sounds like a...

    Wow, demand pricing!! How hip.

    Sounds like a great opportunity for a local climber moonlighting as an Uber /Lyft driver. :)
  15. In the PDF Presby refers to ADA (Americans with...

    In the PDF Presby refers to ADA (Americans with Disability Act) compliance for the construction of the new platform.

    Does the Autoroad have any ADA mandates that require it to deliver van...
  16. Thanks for that link to the PDF Peakbagger. Very...

    Thanks for that link to the PDF Peakbagger. Very informative.

    In looking at the photo of the planned extension, I was struck by the scale of the Auto road's parking lots. The occupy a huge amount...
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    Another Tram Brook Water Fall

    Here's a story about a kid slipping off the top of the waterfall near the Cannon Mountain tram line.

    Is there a marked trail in this area?
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    Now this is a rebranding challenge....

    In the spirit of a little thread drift...

    You think the AMC has some rebranding challenges? That's nothing.

    Harley Davidson, that icon of American macho, just released a $30,000 ELECTRIC...
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    Good points Barkingcat. I'm sure the logo is...

    Good points Barkingcat. I'm sure the logo is part of a larger context in the rebranding campaign.

    But what comes to mind for me WRT the new logo is the saying: "You got to stand for something or...
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    Why thhe Rebrand?

    In my experience, when a company decides to re-brand it is usually to solve a problem like sinking market share or corporate irrelevance. When things are going well, you don't fool with the a highly...
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    In the diversity initiative I hope the Club...

    In the diversity initiative I hope the Club considers economic diversity as well as all the other diversities.

    It is expensive to play in their sandbox if you actually try to use the facilities. ...
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    Hummm. Not sure how that would effect the...

    Hummm. Not sure how that would effect the calculation.

    I assume this formula is designed to provide some guidelines on nutrition requirements over the course of a physical activity: chasing bad...
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    Not good. I get the bit about integrating the...

    Not good.

    I get the bit about integrating the letters A-M-C into the logo. And it does create a a cute (generic looking) humanoid graphic (similar to the handicapped person). But what's lost is...
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    You reminded me that one benefit that canisters...

    You reminded me that one benefit that canisters provide is fun reading and a rough history of a peak's ascents throughout the seasons.

    "This is the worst bushwhack I have ever done and I'll...
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    Good question. Originally I think they...

    Good question.

    Originally I think they provided proof that you actually found the summit of whatever bushwhack you were attempting in the course of earning an award or patch.

    In the modern era...
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