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  1. If you take a newbie out of the city and place...

    If you take a newbie out of the city and place them in a wilderness situation, which of the three things are they most likely to understand? [ETA: "Which one is mostly likely to help them get out...
  2. Here (what I happen to think) is an important...

    Here (what I happen to think) is an important tidbit that (I happend to think) gets overlooked. We often see recommendations or lists or "requirements" that people bring

    * Map and compass
    * Ice...
  3. FYI: Lincoln Woods Trail Repairs...

    FYI:

    Lincoln Woods Trail Repairs
    Sawyer Road Construction

    Tim
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    It's been a long time since winter was "just...

    It's been a long time since winter was "just snow". It nearly always includes some rain or sleet these days :( Still waiting to actually use my season's pass on a trail that requires it... Even...
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    I have been rock skiing on 8K +/- at Waterville...

    I have been rock skiing on 8K +/- at Waterville since mid-December on my Nordic Seasons Pass. I definitely would not have shelled out $1 for a trail pass yet this year had I not already paid. And,...
  6. I said "records" in the post you quoted and...

    I said "records" in the post you quoted and included "vinyl" in post #23 :)

    Tim
  7. I hope I am not being perceived as unfair to...

    I hope I am not being perceived as unfair to Nessmuk - merely presenting a counter argument. If it works for him, that is great. It used to work for me, but does not any longer. There will always...
  8. That's been true forever in just about any space....

    That's been true forever in just about any space. First it was the 8 track, then VHS and cassette tape, and records, and now CDs and DVDs... Cars, bicycles, skis, ..., 2-stroke, 4-stroke, battery,...
  9. * Phone fits in pocket. Battery stays warm. GPS...

    * Phone fits in pocket. Battery stays warm. GPS does not fit in pocket. Battery gets cold. GPS shuts off. Advantage - Phone
    * GPS, 1.6"x2.2" 160 x 240 pixels. iPhone XR 6.1" (Diag) 1792x828...
  10. > It's not like cell phones are inexpensive. ...

    > It's not like cell phones are inexpensive.
    Yet everyone has one. Not everyone has a hand-held GPS.

    > Certainly can't rely on always having a a cell signal in many remote regions.
    GAIA and...
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    https://www.vftt.org/forums/attachment.php?attachm...

    https://www.vftt.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=6759&d=1641433521

    Here's the group shot from my grid finish in September. Includes a few faces from VFTT. Thanks to Kevin Talbot for...
  12. Grey J - I hope you recover/rehab well! Tim

    Grey J - I hope you recover/rehab well!

    Tim
  13. Only half laughing... Jerry Rice holds (or held)...

    Only half laughing... Jerry Rice holds (or held) the record for holding the most NFL records...

    Tim
    p.s. I only put the NEHH/NE67 winter patches on my pack since that includes the NH48 plus all...
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    FYI - I made four updates that came from Ed...

    FYI - I made four updates that came from Ed himself -

    Donna Dearborn - Every Day finish confirmed to be Flume
    Jeremy Clark and Per Frost both finished a second Grid
    Philip Werner finished a...
  15. Is there are 100th patch patch? ;) I finished...

    Is there are 100th patch patch? ;)

    I finished the grid, which some may have already noticed in the grid thread, and finally made it to Acadia National Park :)

    Tim
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    I expect so. I know most of the other finishers...

    I expect so. I know most of the other finishers and none of them are teenagers ;)

    Tim
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    I remember Donna finishing the calendar grid on...

    I remember Donna finishing the calendar grid on Flume. Colden was her W115. I think Ed has a typo of some sort.

    Tim
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    May 28, 2006 (Moosilauke) - September 18, 2021...

    May 28, 2006 (Moosilauke) - September 18, 2021 (Moosilauke)

    Thanks :)

    Tim
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    You can modify your own thread title for 30...

    You can modify your own thread title for 30 minutes after it was created. After that, a moderator can change it. You can change the "subtitle" which appears between the thread and the OP text, and...
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    2021 Grid and Related Finishers

    Grid Finishers 2021


    #105Pete Osler Jan 3Moosilauke

    #106Elizabeth Wohler Stowe Feb 12Lincoln

    #107Steve Corcoran Apr...
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    That is generally sage advice for life in...

    That is generally sage advice for life in general, isn't it? (Totally not enforceable, however)

    Tim
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    I'm gonna change the title to "SkiGuy says I...

    I'm gonna change the title to "SkiGuy says I don't need his permission" ;)

    Happy New Year,
    Tim
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    Depends on the conditions :) Last time I wore...

    Depends on the conditions :) Last time I wore crampons was on the Ammo, 1 year ago, in December, between the hut and Gem Pool. I'm not automatically gonna wear crampons because the Ammo or Hancock...
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    It proves, Tom, that even the curmudegonly VFTT...

    It proves, Tom, that even the curmudegonly VFTT member can evolve as gear improves ;)

    FWIW, I still find that I am (roughly) using

    * Snowshoes 60%
    * Microspikes/Hillsounds 20%
    * Bareboots...
  25. What about where they redirected water away to...

    What about where they redirected water away to simulate a drought? I thought that concept was interesting, but the engineer in me says that the experimental area was way too small to be valid. It's...
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