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  1. "Huge"? It's beefier than a Blackhawk, smaller...

    "Huge"? It's beefier than a Blackhawk, smaller than a Pave Low. It's a quarter the weight of an Mi-6.
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    Trail work involves a lot of manual labor, most...

    Trail work involves a lot of manual labor, most of it from volunteers.

    $1.1M over five years -> $220K per year. Granted most of the work is seasonal, let's say six months. Purely for...
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    I bought a Mountain Hardwear down jacket in...

    I bought a Mountain Hardwear down jacket in January of 2007. It's been slowly losing down (mostly through the lining of the pockets, but sometimes during krummholz-induced trauma). I'm thinking...
  4. Thread: Mt. Greylock

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    There are a few waterfalls that don't require...

    There are a few waterfalls that don't require much of a detour from the ridge road, this is the best time of year to visit them. Gould trail goes right past one of them and is a nice straightforward...
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    Accident on Mt Hood

    Lei was a VFTT member before moving to Washington a few years ago.

    I just heard she was released from the hospital.
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    That brought back memories - New Zealand has a...

    That brought back memories - New Zealand has a similar website, complete with "did you feel it?" submission form. But there were a lot more dots on the New Zealand map. (The USGS site includes...
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    I've been using vacuum insulation (a.k.a....

    I've been using vacuum insulation (a.k.a. Thermos) for many years. A bit heavier than some alternatives, but much more effective.
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    I went looking for trails, they're not on the FS...

    I went looking for trails, they're not on the FS topos but they are on MapBuilder and also here:

    https://www.trailforks.com/trails/into-the-wild-416477/ is the summit trail, it connects via a...
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    Netflix, apparently. ...

    Netflix, apparently.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14079374/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
  10. Once I didn't find a corpse, but should have. ...

    Once I didn't find a corpse, but should have. Early spring hike, noticed an awful smell above treeline but dismissed it - thought it was a moose if I thought about it at all. Somebody else hiking...
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    Your oaks are probably around a hundred years...

    Your oaks are probably around a hundred years old; the whole area was pretty well denuded throughout the 19th century.

    I wonder if you've seen two different hawks. Red-tails are large and like...
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    Fox Park in itself isn't nearly big enough to...

    Fox Park in itself isn't nearly big enough to support a cougar, but it's got enough wooded connections that I don't particularly doubt the report. A cat would have to cross interstate 95, but that's...
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    IIRC, some years back some joker left a bowling...

    IIRC, some years back some joker left a bowling ball (a real one, not candlepin) on top of one of the ADK peaks. Stayed there a while before somebody volunteered to carry it down.

    (From the...
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    Poll: Hard to answer the percentage question without...

    Hard to answer the percentage question without knowing a lot more. Parking fees need to be administered of course (somebody has to collect the money), and enforced (somebody has to patrol the lot...
  15. the Wild River trail today still runs on top of...

    the Wild River trail today still runs on top of extensive earthworks, obviously originally built for a railway. (Except for a couple of spots where the river widened and erased the railway.) ...
  16. Thanks! (Merci, Grazie, arigato, spassiba,...

    Thanks!

    (Merci, Grazie, arigato, spassiba, ta, shukran, dhanyavaad ... there, that should be long enough)
  17. Industrial Archeology: what's this scoop for?

    Found alongside the Wild River, not far from one of the old bridge sites. Date unknown.

    It's awfully shallow and flimsy for a dredge or shovel. It's made from a single sheet, yet those corner...
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    I hadn't been north of the notches since the...

    I hadn't been north of the notches since the winter, boy was I shocked by the parking situation. The one positive development is that the crackdown on parking on the Franconia Notch parkway is...
  19. I just checked the NHSP website, and it seems...

    I just checked the NHSP website, and it seems they are no longer requiring reservations for access to Monadnock parking at the State Park trailheads. I guess it's going to get more crowded on the...
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    Small rocks don't stay put when people step on...

    Small rocks don't stay put when people step on them (which they will, whenever there's mud or snow, or just because). It's one thing to carry up a handful of gravel to help fill muddy holes - that...
  21. Years ago somebody on VFTT posted a link to the...

    Years ago somebody on VFTT posted a link to the documents that defined the Pemi wilderness (and possibly others, but that was the one I was interested in at the time). On a map, the boundaries...
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    It's an extremely hard problem. There are...

    It's an extremely hard problem. There are control and feedback problems - you want to be able to lift a sledgehammer without getting tired, but still tighten a screw without smashing through the...
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    Not the case for me. New-hatched ticks are so...

    Not the case for me. New-hatched ticks are so tiny they're basically invisible. The ones I picked up were full-sized adults. Possibly, they all dropped off the same deer or herd of deer after...
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    I was wandering around Pawtuckaway on Saturday. ...

    I was wandering around Pawtuckaway on Saturday. Still traces of ice and snow in a few shadowy areas, but almost entirely dry ground. Followed the trails for half a day without incident, until I...
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    What B said. And to make it easier, especially...

    What B said.

    And to make it easier, especially on descent, take off your snowshoes. I'll put on microspikes at the drop of a hat, too.
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