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    I pick up more than my share of litter. But not...

    I pick up more than my share of litter. But not all of it. I am more likely to pick up isolated pieces vs. clean up a big mess. I prefer to take a near "wilderness" area and move it closer to...
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    I used to be in SAR and wanted to make some...

    I used to be in SAR and wanted to make some plotting tools before I bought a compass that had them built in. There was a website called something like map tools. They sell similar tools. You might...
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    Good progress. I enjoyed when I could get 8 in a...

    Good progress. I enjoyed when I could get 8 in a weekend. Something motivating about 1% jumps.

    When we coined the term 770 I knew it would not be a precise total but more of a nickname... as we...
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    Shortening works too No haven't seen it yet

    Shortening works too

    No haven't seen it yet
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    Bacon has salt and nitrates. You need to...

    Bacon has salt and nitrates.

    You need to "process" the grease to purify it
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    I have standardized on Asolo 535 (non goretex)...

    I have standardized on Asolo 535 (non goretex) full leather boots. I have used up 6 pairs and have 2 pairs in service now and two more that I will use next once I get new soles on them. They work...
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    Who that might be worth checking my records. I...

    Who that might be worth checking my records. I seem to recall some other peaks that were really quite bad with briers.
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    I prefer to count the number of showers a pine...

    I prefer to count the number of showers a pine needle can withstand on your body. I don't know how new pine needles can appear in the bottom of the shower 3 shower after the hike. Where do they...
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    The devils path is not an out and back it's a...

    The devils path is not an out and back it's a shuttle with roads at the ends and a road crossing in the middle
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    Now if you said Kaaterskill falls trail I might...

    Now if you said Kaaterskill falls trail I might believe it.
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    I just spend several hours rebuilding two pairs...

    I just spend several hours rebuilding two pairs of snowshoes - took and old wornout set Sherpa bindings and painted them with shoe goo and attached them to a pair of old Atlas someone gave me because...
  12. Inside a sleeping bag, inside a tent is the place...

    Inside a sleeping bag, inside a tent is the place of choice to be protected from the environment (cold) when backpacking. To think a person can die from exposure in this position shakes my mental...
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    I use the same fabric for a long sleeve hiking...

    I use the same fabric for a long sleeve hiking shirt - 3 and 4 season with different skin layers. I can attest to the durability when bushwhacking.
  14. A couple of other observations ... comparing the...

    A couple of other observations ... comparing the topo and satellite images one can see the trail/logging road in the satellite images so I'm guessing it is walkable. Also the map shown in their...
  15. The article said: "The map we published last...

    The article said: "The map we published last month shows that the site of the remains was a short distance from an old boot-shaped logging trail, also called a tote road."

    Most bushwhackers know...
  16. Thanks for all the great ideas and comments. I...

    Thanks for all the great ideas and comments. I appreciate the thoughtful responses.
  17. Thanks for the info. Rio is way too dangerous. ...

    Thanks for the info. Rio is way too dangerous.

    We were thinking about Yellowstone for all it offers, but wanted to hear other ideas.
  18. Adventure Vacations Recommendations for 6 year olds

    I'm looking for ideas for 1-1.5 week summer vacations suitable for 6 year old kids.
    Ideally it would be a vacation that has outdoor activities without full time outdoors (meaning= not a full week...
  19. +1 on the drive to/from the trailhead ...

    +1 on the drive to/from the trailhead especially after a long hike. Like descending a mountain vs. ascending.
  20. I think your list is confusing because it mixes...

    I think your list is confusing because it mixes root causes and end effects. It would be much more descriptive to list each end effect and then all of the root causes. For instance hypothermia is an...
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    I've done it several times, but my data is old. ...

    I've done it several times, but my data is old. I would recommend going up from the east (the Carrigan side) not from the west (the Hancock side.) Meaning climb towards the col between Carrigan and...
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    I think it is tough to make a conclusive argument...

    I think it is tough to make a conclusive argument because there are many ways to climb any peak. Even the same general approach can make a difference if the track taken is slightly left or right. ...
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    To the OP I would recommend finding a hiking...

    To the OP

    I would recommend finding a hiking companion interested in going to the same places (peaks) as you and going together. The process of learning off trail travel is enhanced when there is...
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    My experience is they make very good quality...

    My experience is they make very good quality stuff. The design is excellent. For example the knees have an articulated shape. They use more robust material in the wear points. I'm tough on gear and...
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    +1. So happy I have a second pair on the shelf to...

    +1. So happy I have a second pair on the shelf to have in stock to replace pair 1. Mammut Champ pants in my case.

    I had to add an over layer when it is very windy (extended above tree line) on...
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