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  1. Thread: Why hike?

    by Tom_Murphy
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    Solitude and a sense of wilderness. I rarely...

    Solitude and a sense of wilderness.

    I rarely go to the summits. I enjoy backpacking to an unestablished site, setting up a camp, and exploring the surrounding forest; especially any nearby...
  2. Based on the number of TP blooms in the Spring at...

    Based on the number of TP blooms in the Spring at the summit, Madison hut, and LOC Hut...exploiters
  3. Is there a possible compromise? Could the...

    Is there a possible compromise?

    Could the railroad switch be moved down a bit, the platform built lower on the summit cone, and the "extra length" of track in front of the Adams building demo'd? ...
  4. Once upon a time, I found crossing the Cypress...

    Once upon a time, I found crossing the Cypress Brook on the Highwater Trail to be only slightly less scary than the trying to crossing the Wild River. So I wasn't a fan of the trail before it washed...
  5. Does your friend consider the trail hiked for...

    Does your friend consider the trail hiked for trail bagging purposes OR did you just leave a whole bunches of chads hanging out there? :rolleyes:
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    DayTrip, I am very surprised that you are...

    DayTrip,

    I am very surprised that you are implying that "ultra runners, list baggers, fastest known timers and other groups of people hiking for achievement/competitive purposes" are not enjoying...
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    Not all apps are equal. Same as having a lousy...

    Not all apps are equal. Same as having a lousy map or a good map.

    I doubt any of them had Guthook's App. He doesn't publish a section until his company has developed the GPS data.
  8. Or a winter rescue... I think Great Gulf, Dry...

    Or a winter rescue...

    I think Great Gulf, Dry River, and Lincoln Brook are all examples of trails should be well maintained because people allow themselves to get funneled into those drainages...
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    I LOVE LOVE LOVE planning my backpacking trips...

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE planning my backpacking trips using Guthook's App.

    The app generates the distance - elevation profiles, has viewpoints and water sources called out, and has photos of all major...
  10. [THREAD DRIFT] RE: Nuclear Power At...

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    RE: Nuclear Power

    At this point, it is economics and lack of skilled workers that is holding back nuclear power, not politics. The Vogtle cost overruns have been related to...
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    Years ago, I had a heck of a time getting across...

    Years ago, I had a heck of a time getting across the Cypress Brook on the High Water Trail. So I wouldn't consider the High Water trail as an alternate, easier, path after a rain.

    IMO the Wild...
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    Did the capital project that improved the Obs’...

    Did the capital project that improved the Obs’ Summit Museum also included improvements to the rest of the Sherman Adams Building? If not, then why would the Auto Road or the Cog agree to collect...
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    How about a settling tank with a filter(s) on the...

    How about a settling tank with a filter(s) on the overflow? The excess water is then run to the turbines. Just figure out how much water you can safely skim off and still get a good flow on the...
  14. My JRB tarp is silnylon and in a real serious...

    My JRB tarp is silnylon and in a real serious downpour I had a very light misting that came through. The misting came and went in pace with the storm's intensity. I ended up with my rain jacket on...
  15. Likewise, Gagne, who is a risk assessment manager...

    Likewise, Gagne, who is a risk assessment manager as well as a writer, told the Sun that he was not judging the decision-making that led to Matrosova's death his goal was to present an accurate...
  16. Plane accidents are similar to Lost Hiker incidents

    Following the BOEING 737-MAX8 grounding has made me realize how similar plane accidents are similar to Lost Hiker incidents.

    Typically a series of poor decisions leading to a tragic event. Lots...
  17. I had my ACR PLB battery replaced by a marine...

    I had my ACR PLB battery replaced by a marine servicing company in RI that i found via the OEM's website. The service cost me ~ $130 I believe.

    The PLB is a brick, so I might be tempted to buy...
  18. The warning appears to be part of the Mount...

    The warning appears to be part of the Mount Washington Observatory's Higher Summits Forecast. As such, it is the position of the WMOBS staff and it doesn't necessarily reflect the official position...
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    I agree that on the water without the benefit of...

    I agree that on the water without the benefit of land features, a GPS is essential.

    But my map and compass don't need electricity.
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    OMG, I remember laughing out loud at this...

    OMG, I remember laughing out loud at this sentence years ago,

    “3 AM: I've taken the North Lincoln exit onto route 3”
  21. Yes, this hiker was found and rescued by digging...

    Yes, this hiker was found and rescued by digging a snow cave next to a cairn above treeline. But there have been much worse outcomes using this strategy on the same ridge; IIRC she died, he had...
  22. Random comments: I think it was clever thinking...

    Random comments:
    I think it was clever thinking to try posting to FB. I applaud him for not caring about the negative comments to that action. He needed help any way he could get it.
    He had an...
  23. Thank you all for the clarifications. After...

    Thank you all for the clarifications. After reading these posts and re-reading the COG's web page, this change to their business seems very appropriate. It is their right of way and their parking...
  24. Does the Jewell Trail starting the the Ammo...

    Does the Jewell Trail starting the the Ammo Ravine Trailhead cross Cog Property?

    I would gladly pay the $10 if I needed to bail from a winter ascent of Washington by following the tracks out.
  25. I love backpacking this area when it is monorail...

    I love backpacking this area when it is monorail season in the North.

    Have you seen the thread here on doing a loop of the AT and Taconic?

    Did you need permission to visit that cemetary? I...
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