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    FWIW, Unless the kids have been hiking for many...

    FWIW, Unless the kids have been hiking for many years, one recommendation would be don't start them out on Mt Washington if you would like to have them join you in future backpacking trips! For most...
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    Training and knowledge are indeed needed to climb...

    Training and knowledge are indeed needed to climb ropes.....

    https://www.area51.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/rope_trick-174x300.jpg
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    Funny, they look like mountains to me, though...

    Funny, they look like mountains to me, though agreed it's not technical climbing which far more equipment than Microspikes would be needed. The advice "You'll get off the trail during major winter...
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    My guess would be more than 7 people over the...

    My guess would be more than 7 people over the past two decades have died while changing a flat tire.
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    If there's a doubt, there is no doubt.

    If there's a doubt, there is no doubt.
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    The converse of this opinion could be easily...

    The converse of this opinion could be easily written as, "The shooter was very likely in the AT Right Of Way (easements in some areas) and subject to weapons discharge laws of the overseeing federal...
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    If there is a one-size-fits-all mitigation...

    If there is a one-size-fits-all mitigation technique with respect to bear habituation, I've yet to see it. Canister use makes some sense in this regard, though canisters alone won't do the trick in...
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    This just in.... API - Yellowstone National...

    This just in....

    API - Yellowstone National Park. In an early morning press release, NPS Superintendent Harvey Milner announced the identification a man found near death on a Park trail clad only...
  9. There is a west/northwestern view of the South...

    There is a west/northwestern view of the South Taconics from Easter Mountain, approximately 2-miles south of the Hang Gliders View and another view point just north of Easter Mountain as well. I...
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    Yielding right of way is a fairly old and common...

    Yielding right of way is a fairly old and common social contract that is observed in situations that involve how foot, road, or nautical traffic should behave. The "rule" tends to yield right of way...
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    I've always enjoyed this philosophical conundrum,...

    I've always enjoyed this philosophical conundrum, one is not a "thru hiker" until they have hiked the entire trail, nor can they be a thru hiker after they have completed the trail as the "title"...
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    Learn something new every day!

    Learn something new every day!
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    As a group leader you are in responsible charge...

    As a group leader you are in responsible charge for all those who come along. Regardless of the level of experience within the group, as the leader you should be prepared for several things, not the...
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    I'm not sure it wasn't.

    I'm not sure it wasn't.
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    If there's a doubt, there is no doubt.

    If there's a doubt, there is no doubt.
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    Sweeping generalizations aside, unless someone...

    Sweeping generalizations aside, unless someone says they are a through hiker or section hiker it can be difficult to tell who is what. Though their time may be limited to a few weeks a year, section...
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    Defecation on demand is not altogether a bad...

    Defecation on demand is not altogether a bad plan. Making the other guy smell better and to the discriminating bear engaged in a bit of mauling likely taste better as well, could be the holy grail of...
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    I've used NRC half finger paddle gloves for years...

    I've used NRC half finger paddle gloves for years for a range of reasons. They keep my hands reasonably warm in temperatures around freezing, provide padding in the palm to cushion against rocks or...
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    Dang, stepping over bodies from GA to ME must be...

    Dang, stepping over bodies from GA to ME must be exhausting....
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    Curious what happens when he runs into Tipi.....

    Curious what happens when he runs into Tipi.....
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    This falls into the "If there is a doubt, there...

    This falls into the "If there is a doubt, there is no doubt" category. If you are questioning if a quart is enough, then it probably isn't. A quart of water in 90 degree desert terrain would not get...
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    I wonder how many people are incensed or horribly...

    I wonder how many people are incensed or horribly offended by those not responding to this thread.
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    And food for others......

    And food for others......
  24. I have seen people make a sash for the patches...

    I have seen people make a sash for the patches that can be strapped to or draped over a pack without falling off, kind of like a scouting badge sash which can be removed to protect the patches or...
  25. Once animals become habituated around people, or...

    Once animals become habituated around people, or more specifically where people are careless with food, there is not much that can be done to change learned behavior. The key remains with people to...
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