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    Also, when hiking at night with no lights, it can...

    Also, when hiking at night with no lights, it can be useful to throw small stones in the path ahead to locate steep drops that should be avoided.
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    From the airport, your best choice would probably...

    From the airport, your best choice would probably be to hike the AT up Prospect, camp at Wilbur's campsite and hike back the same way the next day. I think there's a bear box at the campsite and...
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    I'll be recommending dog rescue harnesses to...

    I'll be recommending dog rescue harnesses to those I know who hike with dogs. https://mountaindogware.com/dog-carrying-harness-usa.html
  4. Thread: Bootleg sign?

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    I just checked the WVAIA website and it looks...

    I just checked the WVAIA website and it looks like they maintain that trail and probably did install that sign.
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    A few years ago, I put together a few lists of my...

    A few years ago, I put together a few lists of my overnight gear and weight for the different seasons. I ended up deleting the lists, but remember that for this time of year, my overnight weight was...
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    I have a Serratus Genie, which is a frameless 30L...

    I have a Serratus Genie, which is a frameless 30L pack similar to Scream 25.
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    There are more rugged food containers available,...

    There are more rugged food containers available, if that's what you prefer. Plastic containers do take up more space than Ziploc bags, especially when empty, but they also protect food (sandwiches)...
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    I use plastic food containers. ...

    I use plastic food containers. https://ziploc.com/en/Products/Containers
  9. No plans yet, but I'd worry about where to fill...

    No plans yet, but I'd worry about where to fill the gas tank for the ride home.

    OK, the plan for now is to spend the day skiing at Mt. Ellen (Sugarbush North). ...
  10. Here he is: ...

    Here he is: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/254171972696709351/
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    Maybe to take selfies?

    Maybe to take selfies?
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    Can you find your name on any of these summit...

    Can you find your name on any of these summit registers?

    http://www.tetonclimbinghistory.com
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    I'll admit that I might be rationalizing and...

    I'll admit that I might be rationalizing and someday may regret not carrying a sleeping bag and stove.

    Here's a gear list from the AMC, and another from NH Fish and Game: Note that the sleeping...
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    I think a sleeping bag with arms and legs would...

    I think a sleeping bag with arms and legs would be a good compromise.
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    If two sleeping bags and a bivy parka were...

    If two sleeping bags and a bivy parka were acceptable for three hikers, then I conclude that a bivy parka is equivalent to a sleeping bag.
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    I don't mind hiking on a trail (up or down) after...

    I don't mind hiking on a trail (up or down) after people butt-slide down. A smooth trail is better than postholes.
  17. Thread: Redlining racist?

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    I don't understand how preventing hikers from...

    I don't understand how preventing hikers from using the term redlining will solve any of the problems that racism has caused.
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    OK, then as a white member of the hiking...

    OK, then as a white member of the hiking community, I'm called a racist. I can live with that. I'll continue to work on my lack of sensitivity issue.
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    Ok, now I see that we agree that the hiking...

    Ok, now I see that we agree that the hiking community is not racist. My only problem is lack of sensitivity to the feelings of others.
  20. Thread: Acadia Rescue

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    It seems weird that he was able to climb to...

    It seems weird that he was able to climb to wherever he got stuck with no traction, but rescuers were unable to get to the same location.
  21. Thread: Redlining racist?

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    You sure make it sound like the hiking community...

    You sure make it sound like the hiking community supports racial segregation by using a slang term in a different context. I don't think that's the case at all.
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    Some might still be upset. How can I tell? And...

    Some might still be upset. How can I tell? And if some are, am I expected to go out and buy a Ford?

    What if I'm standing in the checkout line at a supermarket in front of a vegetarian? Should...
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    I wonder if some of my neighbors are upset...

    I wonder if some of my neighbors are upset because I drive a German car? Maybe I should drive a Japanese or Italian car instead?
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    I probably would have carried an extra sweater,...

    I probably would have carried an extra sweater, spent the night at the Garfield shelter and finished the next day.
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    That's what I noticed. If I were a woke hiker,...

    That's what I noticed. If I were a woke hiker, I'd want to stay at the Notch Hostel in North Woodstock. Unless I stayed at the campground with the solar panel array near the outhouse or the motel...
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