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    Excuse me while we process your credit card . . ....

    Excuse me while we process your credit card . . . we're sorry, sir, your credit card has been declined, we won't be able to help you today. Thanks for calling and have a nice day!

    It's the...
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    Me, too, especially based on my experience with...

    Me, too, especially based on my experience with Big Agnes. Unless were missing information, I would contact BA and say that that's not good enough.
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    I'm only at 44, and it will probably be several...

    I'm only at 44, and it will probably be several years before I chip away at the remaining 10 in earnest. Is the Black the one that's on the East shore of Lake George?
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    It used to be that I was unable to walk by trash...

    It used to be that I was unable to walk by trash without picking it up. Then two years ago, I was on an afternoon walk in the local woods and I picked up a tiny ziplock bag reflexively. I quickly...
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    Really? I've never had issues with Nash Stream...

    Really? I've never had issues with Nash Stream Road, both in an Honda Civic and a Honda Accord. (As in a puncture repair kit? Wouldn't you also need an air pump?) A Honda Odyssey should be fine.
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    Then that's the route I'd recommend. Back in...

    Then that's the route I'd recommend. Back in 2008, with only a map and compass, it was simpler, and likely quicker, to use the water as a hand-rail on the return.

    LETS GO YANKEES!
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    I don't know if Mike P. remembers, but I had just...

    I don't know if Mike P. remembers, but I had just turned back from the Franconia Brook crossing when I ran into him on his way to it. Here's what it looked like on that morning of October 20, 2007:
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  8. Thread: Amazing Grace

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    Amazing Grace

    A hiker was found after being lost for two weeks in Zion National Park as the result of a head injury.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/19/us/zion-park-hiker-found.html
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    There are a number of nice hikes from Ferncroft...

    There are a number of nice hikes from Ferncroft that don't include a 4k'er. For example earlier this summer I did a loop on the Wonalancet Range Trail, with an over and back on the Lawrence Trail to...
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    It's my understanding that the immediate-past...

    It's my understanding that the immediate-past Park Director Jensen Bissell gradually loosened up the rules over the course of his tenure.
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    Brian, I would encourage you to share your...

    Brian, I would encourage you to share your feedback to the DEC. If they can't see any violations, then they shouldn't be waking you up. The DEC should know that this had a significant negative impact...
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    Fair enough. I certainly wouldn't call you...

    Fair enough. I certainly wouldn't call you reckless, and again, I was admittedly being hard on you, probably overly so. I would encourage you to give the Adirondacks a second chance.

    In regard to...
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    Thank you for correcting me. I've fixed the...

    Thank you for correcting me. I've fixed the errors.
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    It was the victim, Jonathan Amerault, who liked...

    It was the victim, Jonathan Amerault, who liked to hike, and had almost completed the NEHH and NE67.
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    Skiguy, I absolutely agree with your first and...

    Skiguy, I absolutely agree with your first and third points. But, we do have a a choice on where we hike on weekends and holidays. We also know and say that one of ways to decrease overuse is to...
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    Hikerbrian, I'm grateful that you were good about...

    Hikerbrian, I'm grateful that you were good about following the rules, but I think that you made a poor choice, even irresponsible, with your itinerary. Yes, that's harsh, but we on VFTT are aware of...
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    Here's an article...

    Here's an article on the murder that isn't behind a paywall.

    According to [the victim, Jonathan] Amerault’s Instagram account, he was within one hike of finishing New England’s Hundred Highest...
  18. Thread: Greylock camping

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    The Mount Greylock State Reservation Campground,...

    The Mount Greylock State Reservation Campground, a.k.a. Sperry Road Campground, is closed due to a COVID-19. Frankly that seems stupid to me. Camping, especially semi-backcountry camping such as at...
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    This reminds me of the Rigi-Kulm in Twain's A...

    This reminds me of the Rigi-Kulm in Twain's A Tramp Abroad.
  20. Yes and no. There are a number of trees that...

    Yes and no. There are a number of trees that require fires for growth, but they need relatively small, natural fires. The mega-fires that we see today are much hotter and much more destructive.
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    Congratulations, Spencer! As someone who enjoys...

    Congratulations, Spencer! As someone who enjoys peakbagging and bushwacking, I am in awe of the dozen of you who have completed the 770. As someone who also grew up in Brattleboro, way to cover our...
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    EMS went bad well over a decade ago. Still, I'd...

    EMS went bad well over a decade ago. Still, I'd call up customer service and contest the charges. Tell them that you'll take your business to REI. (Or Outdoor Gear Exchange—locally owned and they do...
  23. Thread: Cairn - Phone App

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    Unlike Cairn, neither my paper/tyvek/plastic map...

    Unlike Cairn, neither my paper/tyvek/plastic map and compass, nor the directions I leave at home with my family, will sell my data. And, as I was able to put into practice recently, you can easily...
  24. What is old? Mid-late-'00s? I've had the PU...

    What is old? Mid-late-'00s? I've had the PU coating on both Big Agnes and REI tents of that age degrade, despite what I thought was proper storage. Big Agnes replaced the fly and tent no questions...
  25. Thread: Renaming Mt Pierce

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    I think that most of us have moved on from seeing...

    I think that most of us have moved on from seeing depression as a sign of weakness and suicide as a sign of moral failing. Just the opposite, Gov. Winant exemplified a moral character and...
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