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  1. If you haven’t already, when you’re in a dark sky...

    If you haven’t already, when you’re in a dark sky location look for the Andromeda galaxy. Unlike other galaxies it has width. You can’t see the details (arms, etc.) but it is visible with the naked...
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    Here's an option that's pricey, and it's more...

    Here's an option that's pricey, and it's more than just tracking because it also has an interesting option to set up a fence perimeter anywhere - https://spotoncollar.com/.
  3. No!, No! Think of the kittens!

    No!, No! Think of the kittens!
  4. Great info! Thank you everyone! Sounds like it's...

    Great info! Thank you everyone! Sounds like it's a go for us, depending on the conditions on the day, of course.
  5. Webster Cliff Trail next couple weeks - Adventure or Stupidity

    It's been 30 years since I was last up Webster Cliff trail and that was in the summer. A buddy wants to do it a couple weekends from now. We would go up Webster Cliff trail to Jackson and descend...
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    Wi-fi isn't the only thing that is being...

    Wi-fi isn't the only thing that is being discussed. Here's the letter that was referred to by the news article in the OP's link:...
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    I, for one, welcome our new stick-figure...

    I, for one, welcome our new stick-figure overlords!
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    Hi Tom, I think the OP primarily posted about...

    Hi Tom,

    I think the OP primarily posted about the article in the Caledonian Record about a story that's different than the Kate Matrosova story. The article is also written by Ty Gagne, and...
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    I'm not sure that delamination over 20 years is a...

    I'm not sure that delamination over 20 years is a defect in materials. Delamination over 5 years would be, but over 20 years I think that would be expected behavior. No material or process is free...
  10. Looks like coyote to me, or maybe dog. Cats...

    Looks like coyote to me, or maybe dog.

    Cats don't generally have claw marks showing in the print, since they walk with their claws retracted. See...
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    I had an inexpensive pair of polarized sunglasses...

    I had an inexpensive pair of polarized sunglasses once, and things looked "weird" through them. I realized later that each lens had the polarization set at a different angle, so each eye saw a...
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    Mt. Rogers area is about as close as you'll get...

    Mt. Rogers area is about as close as you'll get to expansive, Whites-like, above-treeline views. Although the summit of Mt. Rogers is tree-covered, the surrounding miles are very open, craggy in...
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    I've always used my ski poles, and snowshoes just...

    I've always used my ski poles, and snowshoes just set into the snow at an angle, just like a stake. As others said, wait a few minutes after setting them before attaching the guy lines.

    They're...
  14. Thread: Meniscus surgery

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    I had arthroscopic meniscus surgery on my left...

    I had arthroscopic meniscus surgery on my left knee a year and a half ago. Prior to meeting with the surgeon, I went to an orthopedic doctor who didn't do any surgery, only non-surgical treatments....
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    Some of my favorite beaches are the ones where I...

    Some of my favorite beaches are the ones where I have to get there early to find a parking spot, since the parking is very limited, and illegal parking is highly policed. The beaches are much less...
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    Sometimes the worst part of inviting someone to...

    Sometimes the worst part of inviting someone to your state is when they show up.
  17. I own a small camp in an unorganized territory,...

    I own a small camp in an unorganized territory, and I know that the current regulations are pretty stiff, often more strict than zoning regulations in towns and cities. I understand some of the...
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    "Hypoglycemia can whack you over the head and be...

    "Hypoglycemia can whack you over the head and be immediately life-threatening. So you should know how to administer glucose and/or glucagon, and help with management afterwards."

    You should also...
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    I wonder whether the downturn in the recreational...

    I wonder whether the downturn in the recreational gear sales is related to the industry running out of "the next thing". SUP's were developed/marketed after kayak sales began declining. Snowboarding...
  20. Thread: Snow Shelters

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    I haven't slept in an igloo, but did sleep a...

    I haven't slept in an igloo, but did sleep a couple of nights in a quinzhee that had been made by two hikers who were coming out of the Pemi while we were going in. They told us where we could find...
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    Regarding the Hikesafe card and the possibility...

    Regarding the Hikesafe card and the possibility of negligence in this instance, the verbiage on the Hikesafe web page makes it clear that even if a Hikesafe card-holder is negligent, the won't be...
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    But some of the most interesting, beautiful,...

    But some of the most interesting, beautiful, inspiring, etc. rocks are gone now. Maybe they will be replaced by others, maybe they won't.

    Butterfly wings flap and the results are unpredictable.
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    Alton's website states about Cole: "He is a...

    Alton's website states about Cole: "He is a certified therapy and emotional support animal." It's not out of the realm of consideration that Baxter officials did ask the two questions that they are...
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    And she didn't even encounter postholes,...

    And she didn't even encounter postholes, monorail, or winter trail-breakers who wear narrow snowshoes!
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    Having been south of the Mason/Dixon line for a...

    Having been south of the Mason/Dixon line for a bit now, I have seen that there is a difference in trail building and maintenance between the two areas. The primary trail up Mt. Mitchell is described...
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