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  1. based on the light blue wood sign over his right...

    based on the light blue wood sign over his right shoulder I'm thinking somewhere along the BRP
  2. What parking lot is he in?

    What parking lot is he in?
  3. The Complete Walker III is an American classic...

    The Complete Walker III is an American classic and must read for anyone who backpacks and can read. The gear may be passť but the writing will never be.
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    You'd have to ask him that. Why would anyone...

    You'd have to ask him that.

    Why would anyone carry a pack anyplace they didn't have to? That's nonsense!
  5. Here is one article from the Smithsonian Magazine...

    Here is one article from the Smithsonian Magazine asking people not to stack rocks. There are many others online talking about the deleterious effects to the micro-environment. I have seen signs at...
  6. This is the 1st time I have seen "officials"...

    This is the 1st time I have seen "officials" recommend hikers carry bear spray on the East Coast. This might be someone like a sheriff speaking out of turn, but I've never heard the NPS or USFS...
  7. The self-centered, the self-ordained, and the...

    The self-centered, the self-ordained, and the otherwise self-obsessed. It's not YouTube it's Instagram & SnapChat.

    I knock down all piles of rocks except where cairns are needed above tree line.
  8. When asked why it is hard to design the perfect...

    When asked why it is hard to design the perfect garbage bin to keep bears away, the ranger supposedly said "There is considerable overlap between the intelligence of the smartest bears and the...
  9. In No. Cascades NP I had a mouse pull a similar...

    In No. Cascades NP I had a mouse pull a similar stunt. As I sat in the woods eating my GORP, nowhere near a shelter or campsite mind you, I heard something so I turned to see a mouse eating out of...
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    Orwellian, and true.

    Orwellian, and true.
  11. A Yellowstone ranger told me that every year they...

    A Yellowstone ranger told me that every year they have a couple of people dial 911 after they sprayed themselves and/or their gear with bear repellent thinking it worked like DEET. Once dried, the...
  12. Keeping your food in your tent may very well...

    Keeping your food in your tent may very well lower the chances of a bear taking your food but would seem to greatly increase your chances of having a direct encounter with a foraging bear.
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    Yeah, parking lots are trouble. Sitting in them...

    Yeah, parking lots are trouble. Sitting in them for long spells waiting for a shuttle I have witnessed more than a few characters who were clearly scoping the lot.
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    A friend and I once refused to car camp at a USFS...

    A friend and I once refused to car camp at a USFS campsite near the Grand Tetons. The dark place just felt like a bear attack waiting to happen.

    Once in the tent you've got to ignore the outside...
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    I think there are two differences. 1. FB &...

    I think there are two differences.

    1. FB & Twitter more often just "shadow ban" people by not promoting certain posts. Yes they do expel people as we've seen, but as a % it is statistically...
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    I don't think it is the profusion of people now...

    I don't think it is the profusion of people now using phones to access the web. www.parkstamps.org has a substantially similar forum design and its usage appears to be growing with its membership.
    ...
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    A land management agency doesn't get to tell...

    A land management agency doesn't get to tell people what to do or not do b/c it is bad for the people. It's called LAND management, not PEOPLE management.

    So the NPS or ATC or CDC has the power...
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    It's more than that. Congress designated the...

    It's more than that.

    Congress designated the ATC as the maintainer/care taker of the trail. COVID in no way hurts the trail, its infrastructure or the animals nearby. Science!

    NO ONE...
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    Therm-a-Rest of 20 years still going strong. Had...

    Therm-a-Rest of 20 years still going strong. Had to send it in for a patch job 10 years ago but it's holding up well. You must store these things inflated, not rolled.
  20. The best is the school bus that the Manson clan...

    The best is the school bus that the Manson clan somehow drove up to their hideout in what is now Death Valley NP.
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    Yea, I'm not convinced the USFS actually said...

    Yea, I'm not convinced the USFS actually said that. Prob what the reporter heard.

    "Available for lodging" is classic. Sounds like a good book title.
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    I carry a Jefferson for luck. Hand him out for...

    I carry a Jefferson for luck. Hand him out for good will.
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    As a non-hunter didn't know this, and I doubt...

    As a non-hunter didn't know this, and I doubt many others did. Adds weight to my perception that this was negligence and not an accident.
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    Must be a rifle. You would have to shoot someone...

    Must be a rifle. You would have to shoot someone at very close range with a shotgun to incur a "serious, life threatening" injury. Shotgun pellets only go, what, 50 yds?

    If you mistake a human...
  25. Do it. Hopefully someone will stop. Sometimes...

    Do it. Hopefully someone will stop. Sometimes they do; sometimes they don't
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