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  1. Same here. I was the old bald guy with a...

    Same here.

    I was the old bald guy with a beard.
  2. Very interesting (and good) point!!!!!

    Very interesting (and good) point!!!!!
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    Everyone (me included) was certain there were no...

    Everyone (me included) was certain there were no mountain lions in CT before a car hit one that roamed in from South Dakota about 10 years back.

    Resident population is a higher bar, of course.
  4. ALDHA Gathering - Williamstown, MA - Columbus Day Weekend

    My apologies if these is another thread on this — but I don’t recall seeing one recently.

    For those who don’t know, the ALDHA gathering is coming up soon.

    This year’s is in Williamstown, MA...
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    If you reserved a site for a conservative opening...

    If you reserved a site for a conservative opening date, but then learned the Hunt [AT) opened up sometime in May, wouldn’t it be possible to get a new reservation at the last minute for such an...
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    I just retired, and went with an ACA plan that...

    I just retired, and went with an ACA plan that was virtually identical to the plan I had with my employer but at a lower cost. I won’t get any subsidy this year, but could potentially get a 100%...
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    PictureThis — Great App

    Anyone familiar with the PictureThis app.

    I was rather impressed.

    You take a picture of a tree, plant, fern and in a few seconds it tells you what you are looking at and gives you some stock...
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    Understood that by decreasing the curvature of...

    Understood that by decreasing the curvature of your belly that you might be able to reduce the width of your quilt by a few inches (and perhaps the length by an inch or two depending on how your mass...
  9. The NPS order was a follow up to that of the...

    The NPS order was a follow up to that of the Secretary of the Interior, which basically told them and all the rest to do his bidding.

    Here is that order, dated the day prior:
    ...
  10. By my reading of the actual Order all three...

    By my reading of the actual Order all three classes of e-bikes are considered equivalent, and all three classes will be allowed on exiting bike trails.

    Not sure why/how some could read the actual...
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    Undertood that this may not have been in the...

    Undertood that this may not have been in the Whites, but good to hear you are not limiting yourself to designated campsites all the same. :-)
  12. Exactly. ...

    Exactly.

    https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/elips/documents/so_3376_-_increasing_recreational_opportunities_through_the_use_of_electric_bikes_-508_0.pdf
  13. I can see them being very, very popular on the...

    I can see them being very, very popular on the Carriage Roads at Acadia National Park.


    Having waves of fellow tourists passing at 28 MPH would be rather disconcerting.

    Actually I think that...
  14. Electric bikes do make you feel like Superman. ...

    Electric bikes do make you feel like Superman.

    I got passed on on my regular bike by an electric unicycle last week (Minuteman Bikeway). I would have had to kill myself to keep up. Too cool. ...
  15. My local trail (part of the Bay Circuit Trail...

    My local trail (part of the Bay Circuit Trail that circles Boston) was a narrow single track for years and years. With the popularity of mountain bikes over the past 20 years, most of it is now...
  16. Thread: Summer Sausage

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    Author Paul Theroux wrote that the reason Spam is...

    Author Paul Theroux wrote that the reason Spam is so popular in Oceania is that its flavor most closely approximates that of long pig (human flesh).
  17. The ATC defines “Thru Hike” for purposes of their...

    The ATC defines “Thru Hike” for purposes of their record keeping, and to help further a conversation about the many ways to do the Trail.

    That said, they do not own the word and have no special...
  18. I am sure that the ATC is doing great things and...

    I am sure that the ATC is doing great things and hope that nothing I post here will be interpreted to as suggesting otherwise, but for the life of me I don’t get their $4 million dollar payroll.
    ...
  19. My wife and I don’t have any kids— so when the...

    My wife and I don’t have any kids— so when the survivor dies anything left will be divided between several non-profits.

    Since we met on the AT, the ATC was a natural candidate— or more...
  20. Good point. I, for one, have a very...

    Good point.

    I, for one, have a very incomplete picture of what the ATC is doing these days.

    My wife and I removed them as a beneficiaries of our accounts a few years ago in favor of other...
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    Though not well known and widely ignored, a...

    Though not well known and widely ignored, a similar regulation has been in place in the Whites for over 10 years:

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5275812.pdf



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    FWIW, the ALDHA gathering is in Williamstown over...

    FWIW, the ALDHA gathering is in Williamstown over Columbus Day weekend.

    Even if if you are a hermit like me, it has a lot too offer and could be of interest not only to you— or even a non-hard...
  23. Thread: Suzanne Dixon

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    They had great continuity when the ATC paid...

    They had great continuity when the ATC paid (underpaid?) the CEO peanuts. This was in the years the ATC did such amazing work to secure a continuous footpath.

    Less luck since the BOD upped the...
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    As I understand things, you have 60 days to from...

    As I understand things, you have 60 days to from the time you lose insurance from your job to sign up for insurance through COBRA. Easy to find out how much that would be.

    I believe the COBRA ...
  25. Thread: It’s Done!!!

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    Excellent. Great Summit Shot, too!!!

    Excellent.

    Great Summit Shot, too!!!
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