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    If you get a descent picture you are 95% of the...

    If you get a descent picture you are 95% of the way to determine the bird species. There is an excellent phone app called Merlin that can tell you what kind of bird you have in your photo. For...
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    White-winged crossbills by the white bars on the...

    White-winged crossbills by the white bars on the wings (red crossbills don't have these bars.) Yellow bird in the picture is a female, the red ones are males. See...
  3. Thread: Water filter

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    If I remember correctly Sawyer Mini fits a thread...

    If I remember correctly Sawyer Mini fits a thread of Smartwater bottle.
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    I started out with Sawyer Mini water filter but...

    I started out with Sawyer Mini water filter but ultimately switched over to using Steripen. My reasoning was that I didn't have a sensible way of verifying that my unit did not have any defects...
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    When we got a dog a couple of years ago I bought...

    When we got a dog a couple of years ago I bought a Garmin Astro 320 dog tracker. We quickly discovered that our dog never ran out of sight, so the tracking device began gathering dust and I did not...
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    JustJoe, are you sure the Hillsounds you got are...

    JustJoe, are you sure the Hillsounds you got are not counterfeit? I would expect top brands to have comparable durability.
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    I just took a closer look at my microspikes - it...

    I just took a closer look at my microspikes - it seems to me that my biggest problem are 2 rear-most teeth that have rounded front surfaces to the point that they look more like parabolas rather than...
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    Sharpening microspikes

    I think my Kahtoolas are prime for some sharpening. I'm sure some folks have done it before. Is there any advantage to using a file instead of a grinder? How sharp should I make the points? Any...
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    I have recently bought a Sony RX100 vii and took...

    I have recently bought a Sony RX100 vii and took it for a multi-day hike in West Canada Lakes Wilderness. One of the things that I tried was taking pictures of night sky. I really love being able...
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    I'm actually curious as to why you decided to go...

    I'm actually curious as to why you decided to go with with a DSLR? I can think of a few reasons, such as shooting in raw format and post processing the pictures, need for a long range zoom, or desire...
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    I carry a small spool of 30-lb braided fishing...

    I carry a small spool of 30-lb braided fishing line along with Gerber Dime on my hikes in case I had to make backpack repairs while on trail.
  12. This story reminds me of a geocache log entry I...

    This story reminds me of a geocache log entry I read some time ago for a cache placed on Bartlett Haystack - according to the log the geocacher's companion lost a more potent weapon that he was...
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    I stopped by LOC hut on a day hike in July. I...

    I stopped by LOC hut on a day hike in July. I used their free bathroom and filled up my water bottle. I also gladly had some soup and a piece of cake for a fee that I found totally reasonable...
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    I'm not sure what the big deal about this is - I...

    I'm not sure what the big deal about this is - I think very few hikers in White Mountains start their ascents at the sea level.
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    I remember having run out of food (and money) on...

    I remember having run out of food (and money) on more than one trip, so I can sympathize with what's going in hungry person's mind, however, to be fair when you wrote


    it did not quite come...
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    It looks kind of cute, but it reminds me of...

    It looks kind of cute, but it reminds me of hammer and sickle on the Soviet Union flag.
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    IMHO, the problem of trash in (National) Parks is...

    IMHO, the problem of trash in (National) Parks is just an extension of what happens in the cities. I once complained about trash along Path Train tracks - I got a reply that they would look into...
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    If you would like to avoid the crowds at Diana's...

    If you would like to avoid the crowds at Diana's Baths another idea is to enter the loop via Bryce Path / Whitehorse Ledge / Red Ridge Trail Link. See attached map link that I just drew to show you...
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    Here is a youtube video that names a few:...

    Here is a youtube video that names a few: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YD-WFoLW50, but quite frankly I would not want to buy any one of them. Instead, I would focus on getting a good quality...
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    I guess we shouldn't expect challenges to this...

    I guess we shouldn't expect challenges to this record for at least a year as 2020 is a leap year! :)
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    I forgot to mention in my prior post that maps...

    I forgot to mention in my prior post that maps relying on user-contributed data are also subject to vandalism, so that also should be kept in mind when planning.
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    Maps can be quite different than what really is...

    Maps can be quite different than what really is the current state of the trails. New trails get added, existing ones get rerouted, old ones get abandoned and fall out of use. For example, I have...
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    I love maps and over the years I have built up a...

    I love maps and over the years I have built up a nice collection, but like JToll, I no longer use paper maps for driving. I still carry hiking paper maps with me but I find that I use them less and...
  24. Thread: Hiking by App

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    Printed maps & guidebooks is a declining...

    Printed maps & guidebooks is a declining business. I bet by now all non-profits that relied on sales of hiking maps realize that they won't get too much revenue from them in the long run. There is...
  25. That's still a level above the silent treatment....

    That's still a level above the silent treatment. :)
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