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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...
  7. 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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    Good account that shows ďitĒ can happen to anyone.

    Good account that shows ďitĒ can happen to anyone.
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    Thanks for the links . I picked up some good...

    Thanks for the links . I picked up some good info.

    Turning off the compass and elevation display save a few joules of juice.
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    I did my first hike using the free Gaia app and...

    I did my first hike using the free Gaia app and must say I'm impressed. It works great, is very accurate and quite gentle on my iPhone battery.

    I used it on a 5 mile trek in the Belknaps...
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    I picked up a mature wood tick fly fishing the...

    I picked up a mature wood tick fly fishing the Ammo in Twin Mountain on Saturday whacking along the shoreline. Discovered it before it set.

    By the way, it was 72 degrees in the valleys on Friday...
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    Gaia users , how does the app do regarding...

    Gaia users , how does the app do regarding battery drain?

    Does it use more batt when in Track mode?

    Can you run it continually all day without the phone dying? I am trying it on an iPhone 7.
  17. A very different vibe than Fritz W, Hans Krauss...

    A very different vibe than Fritz W, Hans Krauss and Bonnie Pruden.
  18. Wasn't Williams co-owner of Rock and Ice, the...

    Wasn't Williams co-owner of Rock and Ice, the climbing shop in New Paltz? I think he also authored a Gunks Guidebook.

    Not bad for a Vulgarian!

    And was it John Standard who replaced all the...
  19. When I lived in Peterborough in the early 80s I...

    When I lived in Peterborough in the early 80s I used to hike Monadnock once a month year round.

    Thought I was cool until I met the guy who had been hiking it every DAY for many years (before he...
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    It will be interesting to see how granular they...

    It will be interesting to see how granular they split the cohort approach. How many cohorts can be housed in a bunk room with 50 bunks?

    Not an arrangement Iím willing to try this summer.
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    Good to see a slight return to normalcy for them....

    Good to see a slight return to normalcy for them. But I wonder why they are not requiring guests be vaxed. By summer everyone who wants the vax should have been able to get it.

    Maybe they don't...
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    I am wondering if the FS should temporary post...

    I am wondering if the FS should temporary post signs at trail heads in the Spring that describe what awaits the victims-in-training. Example:

    ----------------------DANGER----------------------...
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    I find his decision to carry a cell phone but not...

    I find his decision to carry a cell phone but not a headlamp intriguing.

    It indicates on the one hand confidence that heíll finish the trek before dark, yet on the other hand that he might need to...
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    At age 68 you should know better!

    At age 68 you should know better!
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    Amen to that. Would have been better to do the...

    Amen to that. Would have been better to do the loop clockwise and ascend that bit.

    This seems like the winter of "lost shoes." What kind of footwear succumbs to post holing so easily?
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