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  1. Well, we'll see. It's true we haven't suddenly...

    Well, we'll see. It's true we haven't suddenly become immune, but we have become considerably better at understanding likely routes of transmission, and while it's demonstrably true that some folks...
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    Thanks for posting, I hadn't read that...

    Thanks for posting, I hadn't read that previously. We have a reservation at a house in ME on a lake in August, so the order to close all short term rentals impacts us. Guess we're canceling that one!...
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    I too have been following the MA dashboard. I...

    I too have been following the MA dashboard. I have to admit, I'm amazed at the performance of the US healthcare establishment, and MA in particular. In the face of an unprecedented global pandemic,...
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    Wait, what? That is not what I said. I said the...

    Wait, what? That is not what I said. I said the opposite. You quoted me in your post! Ya know, that part where I wrote, "a treatment and/or vaccine is unlikely to come from a NH institute. Yet NH...
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    Amen brother!!

    Amen brother!!
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    dug, the life choices people make are based on...

    dug, the life choices people make are based on current rules and regulations and reasonable foresight into how things might change in the future. Travel challenges due to snow are predictable and...
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    Many people are willing to live in the city/MA...

    Many people are willing to live in the city/MA because they know they can get out of the city when they need some fresh air. By and large, I think this is a good system and benefits everyone. So if...
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    Sheer luck that I managed to avoid infection (as...

    Sheer luck that I managed to avoid infection (as far as I know), given what we now know about the timeline of the pandemic's spread in the US. I was on (crowded) public transportation in Boston...
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    The one issue none of us seems to have solved is...

    The one issue none of us seems to have solved is parking. I wish that wasn't such a bottleneck, because all of the other great suggestions rely on finding a place to park. I know getting up REALLY...
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    Truth! I now carry a GPS on hikes where...

    Truth! I now carry a GPS on hikes where navigation could be a challenge, or where there are considerable consequences of losing the trail (when I'm hiking in the winter with my boys, for example)....
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    Lots to think about here, especially:...

    Lots to think about here, especially:
    Bushwhacking. While I'm not overly fond of crashing through the really thick stuff, I do REALLY enjoy navigating by map and compass. Combined with the process...
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    Lots of good thoughts here. And they're helping...

    Lots of good thoughts here. And they're helping clarify my own thinking. Therapy. I'm on board with most everything that has been written above. Regarding the 'everything has been done already'...
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    Hiking is less fun in the internet age

    I'm bored. So I'm starting a conversation, curious to hear what others think. I've noticed that I'm less psyched to get into the Whites than I have been in years past. I think there are many reason....
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    Done, really appreciate your work Tim. Thank you.

    Done, really appreciate your work Tim. Thank you.
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    I haven't been on the sharp end in more than 5...

    I haven't been on the sharp end in more than 5 years, so my head is firmly out of the game. But I'm reminded just how much one depends on their partner in that sport. A mistake by one can mean the...
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    Couple of thoughts. First, I've pitched my tent...

    Couple of thoughts. First, I've pitched my tent above treeline in the Whites in winter on several occasions, and on two occasions it has been sufficiently miserable that I won't do it again, barring...
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    30 degrees in 4 hrs. Crikey. That's wicked. My...

    30 degrees in 4 hrs. Crikey. That's wicked.

    My wife and I drove through a storm front in WY last summer. Beautiful 80 degree summer day, then in less than 20 minutes it was 50 degrees and hailing....
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    That's a fair and reasonable question. In fact,...

    That's a fair and reasonable question. In fact, my suggestion is in the very next sentence. :-)

    Since I never used to see TP on the trail, my hypothesis is that said TP comes from the new...
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    The road to hell is paved with good intentions. ...

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

    I prefer to avoid to the greatest extent possible mixing the outdoors with lawyers, paperwork, and signatures. There are better ways. On that note,...
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    One more piece of color to add that might be...

    One more piece of color to add that might be useful. I've found for high quality bags (FF, WM, maybe some Marmot), I do just fine pretty close to the bag's rating, or even a little bit below. For...
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    $319 for snowshoes. Holy moly.

    $319 for snowshoes. Holy moly.
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    The -25 offerings from FF and Western...

    The -25 offerings from FF and Western Mountaineering are the go-to choices for max versatility if you've got the cash. If you're willing to alter your plans frequently due to below zero temps, or...
  23. Again, complete speculation on my part, and I...

    Again, complete speculation on my part, and I might be totally wrong. But that last 3/4 of a mile is not at all easy, and there's little chance someone that thinks they're having a heart attack is...
  24. Sounds like the guy thought he was having a heart...

    Sounds like the guy thought he was having a heart attack. Speculation: perhaps they hoped rescuers would be able to get there very quickly. When that didn't happen, they evaluated their options and...
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    Cool, give us an update when you've got a few...

    Cool, give us an update when you've got a few more nights on it. Mine has behaved very well over the two years I've had it. Actually I've been impressed with S2S gear in general.
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