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  1. The Skook is a great trail - glad you got to...

    The Skook is a great trail - glad you got to enjoy it! It's in the group of 'alternative ways to 4k peaks' such as McCrillis Trail up Whiteface, Rainbow Trail up Carter Dome, Israel Ridge up to...
  2. Thread: Foliage 2019

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    It's close to/just after peak around Tamworth...

    It's close to/just after peak around Tamworth right now (500'). Breezy right now with lots of leaves coming down - quite beautiful!
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    This still assumes that by the time they...

    This still assumes that by the time they committed to descending that they had a working phone and the ability to use it. What kind of phone did they have? What were they told by the 911 operator?...
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    I agree that they should have if they could, but...

    I agree that they should have if they could, but how are you certain that they *could*? I'm not ruling out them doing something inconsiderate - but I'm not certain of it based on what I've read. We...
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    My bad, I know it's been discussed before. It's a...

    My bad, I know it's been discussed before. It's a mandatory charge for services only imposed to those deemed to have been negligent that didn't but a hikesafe card. I.E., it's a punishment with a...
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    Self rescue is the best rescue. A fine here seems...

    Self rescue is the best rescue. A fine here seems like it would be a deterrent for people to call 911 if they need help. I wonder if their phones died, as I wouldn't be surprised if they were using...
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    The 1967 Mt. Osceola map shows a structure (not a...

    The 1967 Mt. Osceola map shows a structure (not a shelter) just south of the North Fork Crossing. Is that what we're talking about?
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    Exactly. I feel like you get me, Joe. :)

    Exactly. I feel like you get me, Joe. :)
  9. I've never seen a bear while hiking,...

    I've never seen a bear while hiking, unfortunately, only while driving. They are low on my list of things that I think are likely to eat my food, after myself, other people, and mice.

    I used to...
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    I wonder why they opted to do this work during...

    I wonder why they opted to do this work during the driest time of the year? This would have been a great project for May.
  11. Snakebite kit is apparently a multi-use item.

    Snakebite kit is apparently a multi-use item.
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    Yeah, it's an overall management strategy. If you...

    Yeah, it's an overall management strategy. If you want that changed, you need to change the people in charge. The 'lack of funding' argument can be used to justify just about anything - and the lack...
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    I have heard of people setting up tents in...

    I have heard of people setting up tents in shelters. Seems pretty oblivious at best. It's a fairly accessible shelter, so it probably attracts more of a certain kind of person (lower wilderness...
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    For what it's worth the Forest Service did do a...

    For what it's worth the Forest Service did do a great job fixing up the shelter of Mountain Pond.
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    So, bring some poles and some rock skis? :)

    So, bring some poles and some rock skis? :)
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    So if I understand this correctly we shouldn't...

    So if I understand this correctly we shouldn't have volunteers handing out headlamps at the trailhead because the AMC's lowest-ranking employees might not declare their menial tips on their taxes.?...
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    And let's be realistic - these people make so...

    And let's be realistic - these people make so little that it would probably be taxed at 0% anyway.
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    Yeah, my understanding is that AMC adopts a lot...

    Yeah, my understanding is that AMC adopts a lot of the trails around their sites, but a lot of the work performed is by volunteers - just like the SAR work. I believe that the AMC crew is charged...
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    Haha, I suspected it was a story from the days of...

    Haha, I suspected it was a story from the days of yore. Maybe bartering would work? Take of of their shoes. :)
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    Always exchange contact information. Nowadays...

    Always exchange contact information. Nowadays it's really easy with cell phones.
  21. Hmm, I haven't been through since Spring 2016....

    Hmm, I haven't been through since Spring 2016. There was a ton of blowdown on the Davis Path from Iso West heading towards Isolation, but I didn't re call much damage on the upper portion of Iso...
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    That area is really neat! I'm guessing you came...

    That area is really neat! I'm guessing you came up Laughing Lion?

    If you come back for East, I'd suggest coming in from the Burnt Mill Brook trail (from Wild River). It's a really pretty trail...
  23. Exactly - you can't be mad at traffic, since by...

    Exactly - you can't be mad at traffic, since by definition, you're part of the problem. :)

    You're desire to find an easy camping spot near a popular destination is at odds with your desire for...
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    Took* Do you think that the trend is (and will...

    Took*

    Do you think that the trend is (and will continue to be) linear, or that it will accelerate?

    https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/sealevel.html
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    Maybe it is tied to sea level

    Maybe it is tied to sea level
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