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    AMC Ramping Up Operations

    Got an email from AMC today with the following info...

    AMC is excited to welcome guests to all our facilities this summer, with our high-mountain huts open at full capacity starting July 1. Group...
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    Agreed. It seems to me if the trail was...

    Agreed. It seems to me if the trail was mentioned in the WMG and elsewhere, the horse had already left the barn on this issue.

    The pic is a screen scrape of a Gaia topo, which shows a trail going...
  3. Thread: Bootleg sign?

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    My question is why are they directing folks off...

    My question is why are they directing folks off the slide and into the woods? Which is in effect creating a new/alternate trail.
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    Yeah, until the poles flip.

    Yeah, until the poles flip.
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    Remember that you can run in Airplane mode when...

    Remember that you can run in Airplane mode when using Gaia. That saves a lot of batt, especially when the phone cannot find service.
    In addition, turn off the Gaia compass and altitude functions to...
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    Hitch Up Mathilda Question

    Is the Hitch Up Mathilda in Avalanche Lake a bridge or a floating walkway?
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    This quote from a follow-up news story about the...

    This quote from a follow-up news story about the race sums it up. This woman survived when others did not:

    ďTrail running is the same as mountain climbing,Ē said Chinese mountaineer Luo Jing, who...
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    The Dangers of Mountain Running

    We have discussed the hazards of trail running with regard to the lack of equipment and changing weather in the Whites.

    Here is a story describing a recent Ultra race in which 21 competitors died...
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    After volunteering up there for longer periods of...

    After volunteering up there for longer periods of time I realized I could not work there. Dealing with some members of the public would be just too much.

    Like the jerks who can't leave the family...
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    I had a great breakfast at YaYa's a few weeks ago...

    I had a great breakfast at YaYa's a few weeks ago with a fine cup of coffee. Plus on that sunny and warm April morn I enjoyed it out on their deck.

    Try it, you'll like it! And they sell gas.
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    Hey Peakbagger, what was the scene at the...

    Hey Peakbagger, what was the scene at the Greenlead hut? Any staff in residence? Open for business (pun intended:). Take out window in operation?

    cb
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    First Everest Fatalities of Season

    Two climbers (Swiss and American) have perished: one on descent and the other in high camp after turning back at the Hillary Step.

    Reminds me of the rubric that the top is only the half way point....
  13. Call it bike-hike.

    Call it bike-hike.
  14. The national Golden Eagle pass works in any...

    The national Golden Eagle pass works in any national forest also.
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    An upside to the reservation system is implicit...

    An upside to the reservation system is implicit control of hiker numbers, which I think is necessary and a good thing.

    We’ve met the enemy and he is (too many of) us,

    At a long-ago Gathering in...
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    Here is an updated article from CNN...

    Here is an updated article from CNN, and the news from Nepal is not good.
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    Bolt that Petroglyph!

    Here's another strange story about outdoor atrocities: defacing historically significant sites with climbing hardware.

    Time for some "woke" climbing I guess.

    Defaced petroglyphs force rock...
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    NY Hiking License Plate

    Saw this cool plate yesterday on my Mount Agamenticus workout.

    How many other types of hiking-related plates are there in NY?

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    Covid Sh%tstorm at Everest Base

    Interesting doings in Nepal re the pandemic.

    Country is again in lockdown and evacs from Everset Base Camp are occurring.

    More info at this link.
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    Just as an FYI: I just started using Gaia on...

    Just as an FYI:

    I just started using Gaia on my older iPhone 7 and love it. When hiking I run the phone in Airplane mode and the stand-alone GPS in the phone operates continually.

    I usually...
  21. Times is tuff all around!

    Times is tuff all around!
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    What's Your Go-To Summer Daypack?

    Just curious what folks are using for day-tripping in the summer.

    I just picked up a Mountainsmith Scream 25 daypack and love it. Big enough for everything I need yet smaller, lighter and easier...
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    Joe, Do you know about the April 6, 2019 bug??...

    Joe,

    Do you know about the April 6, 2019 bug??

    More information at this link.

    Looks like this bug affects pre 2010 units and can be patched.

    cb
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    Exactly the info I needed Barkingcat. Thanks...

    Exactly the info I needed Barkingcat. Thanks much!
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    Ossipee Trails Status Please

    I want to do Shaw by an alternate route instead of from Shannon Pond.

    Anyone know the status of the Mount Shaw trail, Gorilla Trail or Red Trail?

    Thanks.
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