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    I love the fact you asked for a serious answer on...

    I love the fact you asked for a serious answer on this forum!

    Since I've owned them for years, I still use water bottles in cozies. The problem is that every time I drink from one, the entire...
  2. Cohos Trail Outdoor Center / Hiker Hostel survey

    The good folks at the Cohos Trail Association are conducting a marketing survey to see interest in a Outdoor Center / Hiker Hostel.
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    On January 14, 2022, my buddy and I parked at the...

    On January 14, 2022, my buddy and I parked at the garage lot. It's kind of odd, the lot is obviously being plowed, and there was another car parked there. But there are also a bunch of inoperable...
  4. I think you're referencing the International...

    I think you're referencing the International Herald Tribune. When I was a graduate student at Oxford, we Americans read it daily, like religion. It pulled the best from the New York Times and the...
  5. I don't use anything but a map, and I know I'm a...

    I don't use anything but a map, and I know I'm a dinosaur. But in truth, I like not knowing on trails I haven't been on before (just finished the New England Trail, from Guildford, CT to Monadnock,...
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    The AMC bends over backwards to be ideal...

    The AMC bends over backwards to be ideal stewards, both in the office facilities and in the backcountry. I have seen few organizations that walk-the-walk as seriously as they do. Here's is their...
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    I used to know someone in the Treasurer's Office...

    I used to know someone in the Treasurer's Office quite well. On a good year, the huts break even. The rest of the time, the other AMC operations subsidize the huts.
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    New animated mountaineering movie out, "The...

    New animated mountaineering movie out, "The Summit of the Gods." Released Nov 30, 2021 on Netflix.

    I started watching it, and I have to say, it's pretty interesting so far.

    You can read a...
  9. Recalling the Introduction from Reading the...

    Recalling the Introduction from Reading the Forested Landscape, I believe most Novembers, many Native Americans burned out the understory, after the leaves had fallen, to make room for next year's...
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    Garmin inReach mini

    They’re on sale at REI. A buddy is thinking of buying one, but they are not highly reviewed. I told him I would inquire with this group.

    Anyone have thoughts or experiences, good or bad, that...
  11. Truth! The number of near-misses I have had is...

    Truth! The number of near-misses I have had is stunning...and frightening.

    Peakbagger, wishing you a speedy recovery!
  12. Thank you for responding in the manner you did! ...

    Thank you for responding in the manner you did! If one is part of a forum of any kind, the goal should be to contribute positively.
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    This was so enlightening! You believe the U.S....

    This was so enlightening! You believe the U.S. Government should give control back to the people from there.

    There are some who would agree with you, such as Angelo Baca, cultural resources...
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    President Biden not only restored Bears Ears...

    President Biden not only restored Bears Ears National Monument this week, but he even expanded it!...
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    At Ragged Mountain in Connecticut, a neighbor...

    At Ragged Mountain in Connecticut, a neighbor kept taking down trail markers and filling in the trail. So RMF members set up a camera on the trail--quite out in the open. Then they set up a camera...
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    Author David Roberts passes away

    Author and mountaineer David Roberts died of cancer on August 20, 2021. He was 78.

    I know that more than a few of the folks on VFTT have enjoyed his books and articles over the years.
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  17. The thing about the AT is that, other than in the...

    The thing about the AT is that, other than in the Whites or up high, the AT in most places is stupidly easy to follow! For most of its length (and I will admit to knowing a small portion of it), the...
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    Does anyone hike for nothing more than the joy of...

    Does anyone hike for nothing more than the joy of hiking any longer? Did they ever?
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    I don't feel confident the cat enjoyed that.

    I don't feel confident the cat enjoyed that.
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    Can't really say I feel happy for this person. ...

    Can't really say I feel happy for this person. As others have noted, I hope he learns to live his life with moderation.
  21. Posters for parks based on their one-star reviews

    Either from a website or Banff, I suspect most folks are now familiar with the one-start reviews that some parks have received. An artist has made posters for the parks (including the WMNF) based on...
  22. Recycle your old hiking boots with Soles4Souls

    Non-profit group is taking in old hiking boots.

    See their website:
    Soles4Souls/


    Brian
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    Some friends used Stasher bags. They were quite...

    Some friends used Stasher bags. They were quite happy with them. I did what Mohammed said, but then I bought some Stashers and have been extremely pleased. Could not recommend them highly enough....
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    TEO is correct, and I thank him for his answer! ...

    TEO is correct, and I thank him for his answer!

    How does one define 'position of power'? For example, the CEO of my company, a man I greatly admire, is a man of African decent, and his skin has...
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    I was up about a month ago. Blue sky, but at the...

    I was up about a month ago. Blue sky, but at the Glencliff trailhead it was "snowing" lightly. Actually snow blowing off the summit. Met a guy coming down who said it was whiteout and he had to...
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