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    All the mainline brands of tethers are probably...

    All the mainline brands of tethers are probably good. Make sure to get one that is "dynamic" (elastic). People have died using static climbing gear on via ferrata. Also get one with redundancy,...
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    Total dispersed: Almost a Billion dollars. ...

    Total dispersed: Almost a Billion dollars.

    Top recipients (One Million dollars or more):

    Program Name Recipient Name Amount
    Public Higher Education System Relief Program - USNH UNIVERSITY...
  3. They are available for free over here in the...

    They are available for free over here in the Adirondacks. Please take as many as you can:

    https://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?61409-Mt-Colden-loop-advice-needed
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    We completed two rounds of the 46 (1986, 2001)...

    We completed two rounds of the 46 (1986, 2001) and that was it. The only list I am pursuing now is the list of cliffs I want to visit that have potential for previously unexplored climbing. That...
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    But that is the population that is out there...

    But that is the population that is out there right now. Reality. Competent managers manage based on reality. "Managers" that are working in an imaginary world are not competent.

    Related:...
  6. Thread: Bootleg sign?

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    This is a clear-eyed observation. Same thing...

    This is a clear-eyed observation. Same thing over here in the Adirondacks. This change has been developing for decades. Today's hiker population is different from the hiker population of 40 years...
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    Neat! An as the article says, not unheard of. ...

    Neat! An as the article says, not unheard of.

    A newly improved ski trail opened this most recent season at Gore Mountain. It's called "Pete's Paradise." (For those familiar with Gore, Pete's...
  8. Unfortunate. And a reminder of the tension...

    Unfortunate.

    And a reminder of the tension forces that develop on "horizontal" ropes and cables when loaded. There have been several previous incidents like this. Two I can recall:

    >About ten...
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    I wonder if, in China, they shut down energy...

    I wonder if, in China, they shut down energy projects for a bat.
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    Public facing employees also tend to mirror the...

    Public facing employees also tend to mirror the vibes they get from how they are treated by their own management. Treat your people badly, they will treat the customer badly. Treat your people...
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    Very interesting. But at this point, it's hard...

    Very interesting. But at this point, it's hard to drill down to factual information, as the article suggests. It appears likely that the Nepal Government is downplaying the problem to protect...
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    Like TEO, I'm still using my ancient MEC pack,...

    Like TEO, I'm still using my ancient MEC pack, the yellow Brio 25. I will mourn when it dies, but it is holding up well after 20 years. I also had a Serratus 50, which I abused the heck out of, and...
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    They are late to the party, but national media...

    They are late to the party, but national media (Fox) appears to be joining the opposition to this power transmission project:
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  14. Or some people realized they were about to...

    Or some people realized they were about to totally screw up, and finally came to their senses...
  15. Thread: April snowstorm

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    And another snow event on the way for Wednesday -...

    And another snow event on the way for Wednesday - Thursday.
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    This is not surprising; traffic in "outdoor...

    This is not surprising; traffic in "outdoor activities" is way up all over the region. Another example is that local bike shops cannot get parts for routine maintenance.

    Many people newly...
  17. It looks like we will get a good look at this in...

    It looks like we will get a good look at this in Keene, NY, if the weather cooperates for the event.

    Looking directly into the sun says something else about "most of the population" but it would...
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    Well I guess I'm old. Here's how I remember the...

    Well I guess I'm old. Here's how I remember the bus:

    We started hiking there in 1984. Then, the bus would pick up hikers along the road. Anyone who waved at the bus could get a ride. The...
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    Mike, if this holds, by next year the Gravestone...

    Mike, if this holds, by next year the Gravestone Brook path for Dial and Nippletop should be as solid as any maintained trail; no reservation needed!
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    Not to mention that it's an established fact that...

    Not to mention that it's an established fact that people do not pay attention to signs.
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    Also, I think a lot more people are wearing trail...

    Also, I think a lot more people are wearing trail runners in winter, and certainly in "shoulder seasons. Easy to get those pulled off. I have seen trail runners pulled off in snow and in mud...
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    Wilderness Medical Certification Courses

    For those who might be interested, a local provider near Lake Placid, NY is offering Wilderness Medical Certification Courses in June 2021. See below (pasted from a pdf because it cannot be...
  23. Thread: Redlining racist?

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    "Speech is violence"; "Violence is speech." ...

    "Speech is violence"; "Violence is speech."

    "War is peace." "Freedom is slavery." "Ignorance is strength."

    "Every cop is a criminal, and all the killers saints."

    The "big deal" is marching...
  24. Thread: Redlining racist?

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    Embarrassingly childish. These people need to...

    Embarrassingly childish. These people need to hike more, and open their yaps less. If they want to do something for people who have been disadvantaged, they should do something, instead of...
  25. In answer to an earlier question, this is exactly...

    In answer to an earlier question, this is exactly the behavior that I expect such fees to incentivize. It's good that the new "poop fee" is not happening, at least for now. REALLY dumb idea.
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