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  1. skiguy

    Mt Adams is Holy Mountain of 19 in world

    It's all about greed. https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/holy-stink-piles-of-poop-litter-mt-everest https://worldwideheadline.com/technology/mount-everest-starts-to-stink-approximately-3-tons-of-feces/
  2. skiguy

    Local Climber Dies in Gym Fall

    Thank you for agreeing. I stated this earlier in the thread: “Yes it is bizarre but to say climbing in a gym is not dangerous is not entirely true IMO. It may be less dangerous than say free soloing El Cap but it is not in absence of inherent dangers”. It’s the lawyers that would have to be...
  3. skiguy

    Mt Adams is Holy Mountain of 19 in world

    How about the hiker who was leaving a bunch of painted rocks claiming to go back and retrieve them all a few years back?
  4. skiguy

    Mt Adams is Holy Mountain of 19 in world

    I guess that is your personal belief then. Why dis on other’s beliefs then promote your own? Seems pretty NIMBY to me. For the record IMO any crap whether prayer flags or summit canisters are all garbage and don’t belong. In todays digital world if reading others thoughts and experiences is...
  5. skiguy

    Mt Adams is Holy Mountain of 19 in world

    My understanding or at least the tales I’ve been told that those symbols were a reference to the people whom adhere to the belief of “Pyramid Power”. If you look at a topo map The summits of Adams, Mount Sam Adams, and Mount Quincy Adams form nearly a perfect equilateral triangle. Therefore a...
  6. skiguy

    Local Climber Dies in Gym Fall

    IMO still not a place for sarcasm. Although I do agree with the rest of this comment. Doing a simple Google Search for the definition of “Dangerous” results in a common theme of results. The underlying answers all share common results that include the following: “If something is dangerous, it is...
  7. skiguy

    Local Climber Dies in Gym Fall

    That sounds a bit callous IMO. Have you done any technical climbing to perhaps base your opinion from? I have lost friends climbing and skiing so I fail to see your humor. I’d be willing to trade stories if you have any.
  8. skiguy

    Local Climber Dies in Gym Fall

    I disagree. Rare or not why are there accidents and people die in climbing gyms. Please share your definition and or opinion of what is dangerous. Maybe what is not perceived dangerous to you may be by another individual.
  9. skiguy

    Mount Wachusett as Everest Training Ground

    Definitely some very interesting Video. All that jugging and not an Ice axe in site.
  10. skiguy

    Mt Major - Major Trail work and limited parking for the next 12 weeks

    Interesting to read comments on The White Mountain Volunteer's FB Page. Here is a quote from their page regarding activity OBP/FW from yesterday Sunday 6/26/24. On a positive note it looks as if this program is having some positive results: "A lot of groups started the Memorial Day weekend with...
  11. skiguy

    EMS Sold -- Again

    I'm old enough to remember when Limmers in Intervale, NH sold not only boots but tents, stoves and other miscellaneous outdoor gear. This was before EMS even existed in The MWV. Not too long after their initial Store in 1967 located in Wellsley, MA they open up EMS Climbing School in North...
  12. skiguy

    Local Climber Dies in Gym Fall

    Yes it is bizarre but to say climbing in a gym is not dangerous is not entirely true IMO. It may be less dangerous than say free soloing El Cap but it is not in absence of inherent dangers. If something went catastrophically wrong then some sort of danger lies within the activity. Otherwise this...
  13. skiguy

    Mt Major - Major Trail work and limited parking for the next 12 weeks

    That is a good point. Not only GreenLeaf Trail but Kinsman Ridge Trail also. My bad I was thinking a bit more on a macro level. Parking should be limited there like a lot of other lots to a small number. Parking and shuttling the masses from that lot only to deposit them at OBP/ FW is not doing...
  14. skiguy

    Local Climber Dies in Gym Fall

    No doubt strange. Hard to get safer in climbing when it come to gyms. Hopefully more details will come out in order to understand this. Most climbing in gyms is on top rope which is usually very safe due to extremely safe anchors. Even if he was leading the usual fixed bolted gear placements on...
  15. skiguy

    Mt Major - Major Trail work and limited parking for the next 12 weeks

    IMO The AMC is already getting preferential treatment by sucking up multiple parking spaces. Not only at OBP but Appalachia and the Ammo also. They should be shuttling their guests to trailheads from one or two central lots. Hiker parking should not be allowed at Cannon Tramway. Yet another...
  16. skiguy

    Mt Major - Major Trail work and limited parking for the next 12 weeks

    Also dealing with multiple entities that the entire loop lies within. As discussed here before Falling Waters/ Bridal Path’s Trailhead lies within a State Park. The trail then continues onto National Forest Land and then enters The National Park System’s jurisdiction only to do the reverse on...
  17. skiguy

    Parking Pass Machine at Diana's Bath

    Liberty Springs tent site?????
  18. skiguy

    Public hearing on Randolph Ski Glades this evening

    I guess that will be left up to the Lawyers. Oh wait. He is a Lawyer.😲
  19. skiguy

    Public hearing on Randolph Ski Glades this evening

    Looks like there is going to be another changing of the guard. Hope this bears well for Randolphians going forward. This was posted on FB by GBA: MESSAGE FROM THE GRANITE CHIEF. Today, I share a bittersweet message. After much reflection, I’ve decided it’s time for me to step down as GBA’s...
  20. skiguy

    Parking Pass Machine at Diana's Bath

    That was my next question. Although not full time. Believe it or not when your local and just need to stretch your legs you get to know the off times when to be there and not. I have never seen an attendant there at those times.
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