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  1. That's interesting, but I'm not sure it matters....

    That's interesting, but I'm not sure it matters. Regardless of whether the student made the decision or the leader, they never should have let him go down alone. Even if he just turned around and...
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    I wore the Makalu for many years out west. It is...

    I wore the Makalu for many years out west. It is a good stiff boot and has a rigid sole. It is of fine construction and will last for years. It is not insulated and I would use it all summer and to...
  3. Thread: Water filter

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    This thread has been very helpful to me and...

    This thread has been very helpful to me and timely as well. I have never filtered water in all my years hiking. I have always carried enough and used springs and huts when needed. Out west, I did use...
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    Let me clarify my stance on this, so I don't come...

    Let me clarify my stance on this, so I don't come across as someone who is beating up on an older lady. I was a technical climber for about 12 years. I was and am of the opinion, that unless you lead...
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    She didn't ''Do" El Cap. Her son led it and she...

    She didn't ''Do" El Cap. Her son led it and she jumared behind him. If Alex wasn't her son, she never would have done it. She even admitted to not being a good climber. I will concede that even...
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    I watched the interview you posted. I don't have...

    I watched the interview you posted. I don't have any interest in the book at all. Her fame is solely based on her sons success.
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    Tim, I don't like online money...

    Tim,
    I don't like online money transfers. Send me your address on IM and Ill send you a check, we are connected already.
  8. Kind of ironic. EMS has had a presence in the...

    Kind of ironic. EMS has had a presence in the valley for years and they have no involvement. REI hasn't had time for their paint to dry and they are on the team.
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    When I moved to Goffstown, I wanted to explore...

    When I moved to Goffstown, I wanted to explore Clough state park and the Everett Dam. Google took me to the backside down 3 miles of dirt roads, I got close enough to see it, but was separated by a...
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    There has been talk in other groups about that...

    There has been talk in other groups about that area and putting in some kind of markers or additional signage. There have been many parties who have gotten in trouble in that very spot. Your idea of...
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    Not sure who the author of that book is, but his...

    Not sure who the author of that book is, but his statement is absolutely ridiculous and false on many levels. But, you're statement about trust is very accurate. I would only climb with my regular...
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    I'm going to weigh in here and possibly muddy the...

    I'm going to weigh in here and possibly muddy the waters. I used to be a technical climber, so I have some knowledge on potential reasons for an accident like this. If two climbers want to...
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    Me and my dog are hitting the Big T tomorrow....

    Me and my dog are hitting the Big T tomorrow. He's working on the 3k's.:p Joking aside, I am ambivalent as to whether the peak should be removed or not. Its their list, their rules, they can decide...
  14. Thread: Tourism pledges

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    I understand your frustration, but there are a...

    I understand your frustration, but there are a few problems with your suggestions. One, the Steward program is barely used and considering how little ground they cover, it hardly makes a dent. The...
  15. Thread: Tourism pledges

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    Can you elaborate on how we can save people from...

    Can you elaborate on how we can save people from themselves and do the decision making for them?
  16. Thread: Tourism pledges

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    [QUOTE=B the Hiker;451353]I think the idea behind...

    [QUOTE=B the Hiker;451353]I think the idea behind the pledge is that, for many people, they have never encountered back country ethics before. By giving someone a chance to read a few key ones, and...
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    CaptCaper is correct. Lizzies death preceded the...

    CaptCaper is correct. Lizzies death preceded the Cog by 14 years. She did follow the Carriage road as many did. In that time frame it was the Carriage road or the Crawford path that were used to...
  18. According to a friend of mine today. The...

    According to a friend of mine today. The landowner does not welcome hikers and the trail is closed.
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    That is pretty cool, but I have been sewing for...

    That is pretty cool, but I have been sewing for years and could get the job a lot faster then that tool can.:rolleyes:
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    I repair my gear and clothes with a needle and...

    I repair my gear and clothes with a needle and thread. I have an assortment of heavy duty needles and I use upholstery thread. This thread is far superior to standard thread. You can find it at any...
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    These types of surgery are best done as soon as...

    These types of surgery are best done as soon as possible, if they will eventually be needed. Age is not your friend in recovery. I had meniscus surgery last year, that in itself went very well, but I...
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    They had no lights, inadequate clothing...

    They had no lights, inadequate clothing considering it was near freezing at the summit, not enough food or water. They had to borrow headlamps from other hikers to make it down. I don't call it...
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    Here in NH, we know you Vermonters just ride...

    Here in NH, we know you Vermonters just ride around in pickup trucks, smoking weed and shooting guns out of the windows of you're vehicles. :p
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    Yes, I didn't say it right. I took the Nelson...

    Yes, I didn't say it right. I took the Nelson Crag trail up and the monument is up near Ball Crag, right below the summit building. That is the heart breaking part of the story, they were minutes...
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    It is near Nelson Crag pretty close to the Cog...

    It is near Nelson Crag pretty close to the Cog tracks. It used to have a white box with her story on it held up by a wooden pole. Been years since I have seen it in person, the cairn was good size. I...
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