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    These look cool and quite rugged. But I was...

    These look cool and quite rugged.

    But I was wondering how these laces hold knots. Are they prone to loosening if not half-hitched? ( A minor but annoying "problem" to have. :)
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    Really? I get the impression that Janet Mill's...

    Really? I get the impression that Janet Mill's government is taking the state in a much more liberal and tree-huggy direction.

    Plus the fact that this mine project is so close to Baxter /...
  3. More Fallout From Darmouth Outing Club Mishap

    Looks like the dust has not settled yet from last year's DOC missing hiker event.

    Now no more PE credits for hiking or outdoor trips. (Metsky and Spencer I think you're grandfathered. Whew!)
    cb
  4. This place was”rustic” when I frequented it in...

    This place was”rustic” when I frequented it in the late 70s and 80s. I’m amazed it still stands and is functional.

    I assume it can’t be upgraded without an act of god.

    I started tenting there...
  5. Thread: Water filter

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    Don't know about the Sawyer, But when traveling...

    Don't know about the Sawyer, But when traveling in areas where I know there is likely to be water sources I carry a LifeStraw. In a pinch I've used it to get water out of solution pockets in...
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    "The Nose Speed Record" -- Pure Insanity!!

    If you want to see a very cool climbing move be sure to get to The Nose Speed Record when it's in your area. I saw it as part of the Reel Rock Film Tour.

    This wild flick documents Alex Honnold...
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    Interesting. She did not come across as a very...

    Interesting. She did not come across as a very loving mom in Free Solo.

    At one point Alex, reflecting on his new relationship with a girl, says he can't ever remember being hugged as a kid! ...
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    No way. In the MW Valley they just get...

    No way. In the MW Valley they just get overweight and move to friction routes!:)
  9. I always stop at the White Mountain Cafe across...

    I always stop at the White Mountain Cafe across the street from Burger King. The coffee is tops and the sandwiches really good quality. No mystery meat or pink slime here. A good value for the...
  10. The AMC is dogged in its efforts to drive traffic...

    The AMC is dogged in its efforts to drive traffic to its Maine facilities: email, advertising and incentives are the norm.

    Sugarloaf survives as a destination resort relying on condo owners /...
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    There is a good road that accesses the Flagstaff...

    There is a good road that accesses the Flagstaff Hut used by Maine Huts. Saw one of their trucks bring a BIG load of fire wood in there last summer. I'm not sure where this road originates. Maybe...
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    BIG Kudos to all these very special people. ...

    BIG Kudos to all these very special people. Especially the over 70 folks and bionic knee guy. Way to go!
    cb
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    From the interactive map it looks like the 14...

    From the interactive map it looks like the 14 degree west dec setting is valid for 2020 for New England.
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    Thanks Rich, this is exactly what I was looking...

    Thanks Rich, this is exactly what I was looking for.

    I wonder what the Obs map gets for monthly hits? Obviously above the pay-to-display threshold.

    As with most things Google, "... nobody...
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    Obs Regional Mesonet Map Question

    When I view the Obs Regional Mesonet in any browser the underlying map displays "For Development Purposes Only"

    Anyone have an idea why this occurs? Does the Obs need to pay Google a royalty to...
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    There is actually pretty good skiing on the Big...

    There is actually pretty good skiing on the Big Island of Hawaii during the "Winter" months.

    And on Mauna Kea you gotta earn your turns... at 13,000 feet. Here's the trail map...

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    cb
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    Sad news. Gene was a true mountain "character"...

    Sad news. Gene was a true mountain "character" and will live on in New England hiking lore. In a time before technical aids like GPS, RescuLink, Strava or cell phones he forged ahead into the woods...
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    I get what you're saying SkiGuy. I'm just...

    I get what you're saying SkiGuy.

    I'm just thinking of those poor F&G dudes who had to slog to the summit of Lafayette, at night, in zero viz, to pull these folks off.

    Maybe the answer is...
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    Improved Winter Trail Marking

    Interesting idea that got me thinking...

    Might it be good for F&G to wand some of the more popular trails where winter rescues are common due to low visibility?

    For example: Lafayette summit...
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    When I read that I assumed they probably set a...

    When I read that I assumed they probably set a way point at the hut and then walked back to it from the summit or just used track-back to get down.
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    First Winter Rescue Kicks Off Season

    These folks on Lafayette had "all the right equipment" until visibility went to zero.

    Don't most cell phones have a compass app?
    cb
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    I guess the one remaining question I have was why...

    I guess the one remaining question I have was why a simul-rappel in the first place. It increased the risk factor and seemed to provide little advantage other saving a few minutes of time.

    But...
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    Ah ha. After reading this nice summation and...

    Ah ha. After reading this nice summation and drawing myself a little force vector diagram I totally get it!

    It really has nothing to do with the pulley effect which implies some mechanical...
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    I ain’t buying it ski guy! The first artl you...

    I ain’t buying it ski guy! The first artl you cite is really about leader falls. And the second vaguely refers to a “pulley effect “ without explaining how exactly that might work. Hooey I say!
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    Can someone explain the physics of this to me? ...

    Can someone explain the physics of this to me?

    How can a static load weight on the fixed piece double as a result of the leader being lowered vs. lowering herself on rappel?

    Help!!
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