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    When I did the ADK46, part of the fun was going...

    When I did the ADK46, part of the fun was going over maps trying to figure out how to climb the most mountains with the fewest trips from ME to NY using only weekends. Why not just look at a map?
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    Poll: So, how is the permit system working out for...

    So, how is the permit system working out for hikers on the AMR property?

    https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/stories/hiking-permit-system-set-for-popular-adirondack-trails-gateway
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    Poll: Permits are only required in Yosemite for...

    Permits are only required in Yosemite for overnight hiking/back country camping and when the cables on Half Dome are installed.

    The Great Gulf permit system allowed for unlimited day hiking, and...
  4. And I thought I was the only person to be...

    And I thought I was the only person to be concerned with the "hike/drive ratio.:)
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    My favorite is The Mountain of My Fear. Read it...

    My favorite is The Mountain of My Fear. Read it in High School. He was a great author and climber. I'm sorry to hear of this.
  6. Name this project: A highway (road) almost 1400...

    Name this project: A highway (road) almost 1400 miles long thru pristine wilderness completed in 6 months. The paperwork for this project alone would probably take 10 times as long, and...the...
  7. And people wonder why these projects are so...

    And people wonder why these projects are so expensive and take so long...
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    Sounds like he's training to be a Navy Seal:D

    Sounds like he's training to be a Navy Seal:D
  9. Well, I carry two compasses (counting the one on...

    Well, I carry two compasses (counting the one on my iphone) as well as 2 headlamps. Also, two maps if you count the one on my iphone.
  10. Yes, digital maps are everything you say. I just...

    Yes, digital maps are everything you say. I just prefer the big picture you get with a nice map (plastic coated) and a compass to correctly orient it. This is how I learned to use a map and compass...
  11. You can also carry a small NOAA weather radio. ...

    You can also carry a small NOAA weather radio. Some of them are pretty compact and give you lots of listening time on batteries.
  12. Drivers have been getting in trouble with GPS for...

    Drivers have been getting in trouble with GPS for years...

    https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2021/03/15/man-following-gps-navigation-drives-car-into-charlton-lake/
  13. People riding the shuttle are arriving at/after...

    People riding the shuttle are arriving at/after 8:30 in the morning. The "penalty" for that is having to ride the shuttle. If they want to park in one of the trailhead parking areas they need to...
  14. [QUOTE=Grey J;460062] From the last couple of...

    [QUOTE=Grey J;460062] From the last couple of rescue stories, I'm thinking the Great Gulf sounds like an awesome place in which to be lost. I don't mean that in a dreogatory or dismissive sense. It's...
  15. How about just taking the aforementioned Chandler...

    How about just taking the aforementioned Chandler Brook Trail and walking down the Auto Road? I've lost track of the rules regarding hiking on the Auto Rd, but even if they charge him, it is...
  16. The report says he meant to turn off onto the...

    The report says he meant to turn off onto the Osgood Trail. I was there 2 years ago and the signage was fine. You would really have to not be paying attention and/or not have a map and actually...
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    I've never been there, but Google maps shows...

    I've never been there, but Google maps shows Grand Lake Rd (past Trout Brook Farm) leading to a gate (Matagamon Gate) and then shortly to what looks like a launch area. Looks like you can also...
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    Weird is right. OK, so you could possibly take...

    Weird is right. OK, so you could possibly take Buttress by mistake for a short time, but it quickly veers away from treeline and heads down into the Gulf. To get to the Sphinx Trail she must have...
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    No. I live near the border and nothing has been...

    No. I live near the border and nothing has been changed.
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    Hiker death...

    https://www.pressherald.com/2021/07/25/hiker-dies-on-mount-carrigan-in-white-mountains/

    (Of course, they spelled Carrigain wrong)
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    The owner of that house between the road and the...

    The owner of that house between the road and the river used to let us swim there (mid 60s). Water runs down slabs on the opposite side of the river and ends in a deep pool. It was a waterslide...
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    Like this? Seen on Mt Franklin 2019: 6683

    Like this? Seen on Mt Franklin 2019:

    6683
  23. If you need a cellphone with a GPS app you should...

    If you need a cellphone with a GPS app you should stay out of the woods.
  24. This USDA page say not to fly over...

    This USDA page say not to fly over Congressionally Designated Wilderness,,,

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd493612.pdf

    Unclear if this is a regulation or just a...
  25. Great video Rhody. I really don't know whether...

    Great video Rhody. I really don't know whether to envy or pity you:D Those are some long hikes, but great photography. Spent a number of nights at the Baldface shelter in the late 60s. There used...
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