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    Well, the two infectious disease researchers that...

    Well, the two infectious disease researchers that I've met—I'm pretty sure that they're scientists—and are close friends of someone I know well, and have been advising some of the biggest sports...
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    It is a drag. It is a slight comfort that, to my...

    It is a drag. It is a slight comfort that, to my knowledge, it has not prevented people from hiking on the boundary swath.

    Funny boarder-crossing story: My brother and I paddled the Vanceboro >...
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    In Vermont out-of-state visitors must either...

    In Vermont out-of-state visitors must either quarantine in there home state for 7 days and then have a negative test or quarantine for 14 days, regardless of the length of their visit. They must...
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    Excuse me while we process your credit card . . ....

    Excuse me while we process your credit card . . . we're sorry, sir, your credit card has been declined, we won't be able to help you today. Thanks for calling and have a nice day!

    It's the...
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    Me, too, especially based on my experience with...

    Me, too, especially based on my experience with Big Agnes. Unless were missing information, I would contact BA and say that that's not good enough.
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    I'm only at 44, and it will probably be several...

    I'm only at 44, and it will probably be several years before I chip away at the remaining 10 in earnest. Is the Black the one that's on the East shore of Lake George?
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    It used to be that I was unable to walk by trash...

    It used to be that I was unable to walk by trash without picking it up. Then two years ago, I was on an afternoon walk in the local woods and I picked up a tiny ziplock bag reflexively. I quickly...
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    Really? I've never had issues with Nash Stream...

    Really? I've never had issues with Nash Stream Road, both in an Honda Civic and a Honda Accord. (As in a puncture repair kit? Wouldn't you also need an air pump?) A Honda Odyssey should be fine.
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    Then that's the route I'd recommend. Back in...

    Then that's the route I'd recommend. Back in 2008, with only a map and compass, it was simpler, and likely quicker, to use the water as a hand-rail on the return.

    LETS GO YANKEES!
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    I don't know if Mike P. remembers, but I had just...

    I don't know if Mike P. remembers, but I had just turned back from the Franconia Brook crossing when I ran into him on his way to it. Here's what it looked like on that morning of October 20, 2007:
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  11. Thread: Amazing Grace

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    Amazing Grace

    A hiker was found after being lost for two weeks in Zion National Park as the result of a head injury.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/19/us/zion-park-hiker-found.html
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    There are a number of nice hikes from Ferncroft...

    There are a number of nice hikes from Ferncroft that don't include a 4k'er. For example earlier this summer I did a loop on the Wonalancet Range Trail, with an over and back on the Lawrence Trail to...
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    It's my understanding that the immediate-past...

    It's my understanding that the immediate-past Park Director Jensen Bissell gradually loosened up the rules over the course of his tenure.
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    Brian, I would encourage you to share your...

    Brian, I would encourage you to share your feedback to the DEC. If they can't see any violations, then they shouldn't be waking you up. The DEC should know that this had a significant negative impact...
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    Fair enough. I certainly wouldn't call you...

    Fair enough. I certainly wouldn't call you reckless, and again, I was admittedly being hard on you, probably overly so. I would encourage you to give the Adirondacks a second chance.

    In regard to...
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    Thank you for correcting me. I've fixed the...

    Thank you for correcting me. I've fixed the errors.
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    It was the victim, Jonathan Amerault, who liked...

    It was the victim, Jonathan Amerault, who liked to hike, and had almost completed the NEHH and NE67.
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    Skiguy, I absolutely agree with your first and...

    Skiguy, I absolutely agree with your first and third points. But, we do have a a choice on where we hike on weekends and holidays. We also know and say that one of ways to decrease overuse is to...
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    Hikerbrian, I'm grateful that you were good about...

    Hikerbrian, I'm grateful that you were good about following the rules, but I think that you made a poor choice, even irresponsible, with your itinerary. Yes, that's harsh, but we on VFTT are aware of...
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    Here's an article...

    Here's an article on the murder that isn't behind a paywall.

    According to [the victim, Jonathan] Amerault’s Instagram account, he was within one hike of finishing New England’s Hundred Highest...
  21. Thread: Greylock camping

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    The Mount Greylock State Reservation Campground,...

    The Mount Greylock State Reservation Campground, a.k.a. Sperry Road Campground, is closed due to a COVID-19. Frankly that seems stupid to me. Camping, especially semi-backcountry camping such as at...
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    This reminds me of the Rigi-Kulm in Twain's A...

    This reminds me of the Rigi-Kulm in Twain's A Tramp Abroad.
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    Yes and no. There are a number of trees that require fires for growth, but they need relatively small, natural fires. The mega-fires that we see today are much hotter and much more destructive.
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    Congratulations, Spencer! As someone who enjoys...

    Congratulations, Spencer! As someone who enjoys peakbagging and bushwacking, I am in awe of the dozen of you who have completed the 770. As someone who also grew up in Brattleboro, way to cover our...
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    EMS went bad well over a decade ago. Still, I'd...

    EMS went bad well over a decade ago. Still, I'd call up customer service and contest the charges. Tell them that you'll take your business to REI. (Or Outdoor Gear Exchange—locally owned and they do...
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