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    Personally I would bag all of the first part and...

    Personally I would bag all of the first part and spend the whole time in the Winds. :) Really, I am serious about that.
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    Danger, danger!!!

    Yep, this is the appropriate response to your decades of turning a blind eye to the child sexual abuse being perpetrated in your football program:

    “STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A near-century-old outdoor...
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    I sat down and made a list of all the lists I've...

    I sat down and made a list of all the lists I've kept over the years. Here it is:
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    "What's that? Oh, no, Officer, I'm not hiking....

    "What's that? Oh, no, Officer, I'm not hiking. I'm checking on my still. Some damn Yankee was messing around here last night."

    "Okay then. Have a nice evening."
  5. And use BaseCamp. And install QGIS:...

    And use BaseCamp. And install QGIS: http://www.qgis.org/en/site/

    All the cool kids have been doing this for some time now. ;)
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    Another vote for spray-on permethrin. I spent a...

    Another vote for spray-on permethrin. I spent a few hours sitting motionlessly in tick country the other day. Came home without any hitchhikers on me.
  7. Thread: Blowdowns

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    Been there, seen that often enough to change my...

    Been there, seen that often enough to change my habits. I stay out of dense woods if the wind is exceeding 40 mph.
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    There's a reason that Woolrich uses a blend of 85...

    There's a reason that Woolrich uses a blend of 85 wool/15 nylon or 80/20 in a vast number of its products.

    I used to sell Ibex stuff and I've worn SmartWool and Minus 33 for years now. Wool is...
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    The more things change, the more they stay the...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. One of the early battles between these two was fought in Roseville, MN (suburb of St. Paul.) EMS had acquired a local independent store with a...
  10. Thanks for sharing! But you turned off at the...

    Thanks for sharing! But you turned off at the wrong spot. An acquaintance of mine is the caretaker at Aktse until Tuesday. :-)
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    Wonderful to see that masterful jump on this...

    Wonderful to see that masterful jump on this hill! Thanks very much for posting the link.
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    The bulk of this thread confirms what I wanted to...

    The bulk of this thread confirms what I wanted to shout at 3 minutes into the video:

    FUHGEDDABOUD TEACHING THE INTRICACIES OF DECLINATION!

    Instead, teach your newbie audience to do what is done...
  13. That is a big advance in communicating about...

    That is a big advance in communicating about hazards. Thanks for posting the news.
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    Did you really think that was going to pass...

    Did you really think that was going to pass unnoticed? :D

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYivAQbYfoQ
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    I am THRILLED to hear this news! :D

    I am THRILLED to hear this news! :D
  16. From the NYT article linked to above by ChrisB: ...

    From the NYT article linked to above by ChrisB:

    "Some evidence suggests larger groups make riskier decisions. Part of that may be peer pressure or a desire to show off. Part of it may be the...
  17. From the Advisory this morning (Saturday): ...

    From the Advisory this morning (Saturday):

    "SNOWPACK: While no crown lines exist to tell the tale of the avalanche cycle that occurred yesterday, it is only because of the continued loading of new...
  18. Poll: There are many options when setting up the...

    There are many options when setting up the InReach on a continuum that ranges from (1) maximizing battery life, (2) striking an appropriate midway balance between battery life and frequency of...
  19. Milton spot on at 18. And lovin' every lovin'...

    Milton spot on at 18. And lovin' every lovin' inch of it! :D

    The jackpot runs northeast from us into Maine, with many places over there reporting > 24 inches.
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    They do come in larger versions as well:

    ACCIDENT REPORT: EAST FORK MATANUSKA RIVER HEADWATERS, ALASKA
  21. I'll come back to the topic of avalanche training...

    I'll come back to the topic of avalanche training in its various guises. Meanwhile, here's a mini-course in slab avalanches.

    When I left the house today (after three hours of removing an 18-inch...
  22. From the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine,...

    From the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, this afternoon:

    "THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE FOREST
    SERVICE MOUNT WASHINGTON AVALANCHE CENTER, GORHAM NH.

    THE...
  23. I don't have access to figures for the WMNF....

    I don't have access to figures for the WMNF. Experience in Southcentral Alaska, where avalanche forecasts have been an on-again, off-again, now on-again feature over the last couple of decades,...
  24. To clarify a couple of points: 1. A daily...

    To clarify a couple of points:

    1. A daily advisory has been issued during avalanche season for many years by the WMNF snow rangers.
    2. I posted excerpts from the last two to substantiate my point...
  25. Poll: Been there, done that final search with the...

    Been there, done that final search with the handheld receiver. It is a skill that requires practice to be effective and efficient, not unlike using an avalanche beacon.
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