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    Fingerboard and Bald Rocks shelters/camping areas...

    Fingerboard and Bald Rocks shelters/camping areas in Harriman are both currently closed due to bear activity. I haven't been in that area in a while, so I don't know how strictly this is being...
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    In the tent, inside a plastic bag, down by my...

    In the tent, inside a plastic bag, down by my feet.
    Since most of my camping now is done in snowy cold conditions, I probably don't need to, but old habits die hard...
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    This is the best info I've found about black...

    This is the best info I've found about black bears:

    https://bear.org/bear-facts/black-bears/bears-and-humans/

    My only encounter that wasn't a bear running away was with the infamous problem...
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    I've used Lone Peaks since the first version and...

    I've used Lone Peaks since the first version and the toe bumper issue is constant.
    Now when I get a new pair, I put epoxy on the seam to hold the bumper in place before I start using the shoe. Works...
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    Very sad. Prayers for his family and friends.

    Very sad.
    Prayers for his family and friends.
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    As soon as I heard "104", I would have been out...

    As soon as I heard "104", I would have been out of there, unless I was completely exhausted.

    Although I try not to stealth camp if possible, I have resorted to it when trails/shlters/campsites...
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    I'm glad to hear that the cables have finally...

    I'm glad to hear that the cables have finally been installed.
    I'd still be wary of camping in a location with a bear that is known to sniff hikers laying in their hammocks...
  8. Green ones look nice, but 10mm drop is a no-go...

    Green ones look nice, but 10mm drop is a no-go for me.
    I'll stick with my Altras.
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    I just treat my clothes and gear myself. So far,...

    I just treat my clothes and gear myself. So far, it seems to be working well.
  10. This made me sad.

    This made me sad.
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    Poll: The only time I use GPS is when I'm driving to a...

    The only time I use GPS is when I'm driving to a trailhead :)

    I carry my iPhone while hiking, mostly to take pictures, but it does have a compass feature.
    I always carry a standard compass and...
  12. I thought McCandless did from eating some poison...

    I thought McCandless did from eating some poison seeds?
    Maybe a combination of that and starvation- it's been many years since I read the book.

    It's sad to hear about the woman perishing.
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    I'd rather still be alive and dealing with the...

    I'd rather still be alive and dealing with the consequences instead of the alternative.
    I hope the shooter and the woman aren't plagued by this incident for too long.
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    Hike slower, less miles, take more breaks,...

    Hike slower, less miles, take more breaks, replace electrolytes (I use Endurolyte capsules, they've always worked great for me).

    I like the idea of taking an afternoon break/nap.
  15. I enjoyed reading this, thanks for posting. I've...

    I enjoyed reading this, thanks for posting. I've done the state line to Harriman train station as an overnight a couple of times, and was wiped out after that. Your trip sounds exhausting :D
  16. Thread: Dream Hike?

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    K2 base camp trek. I want to see that mountain...

    K2 base camp trek.

    I want to see that mountain in person.
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    I was passing by Fingerboard two weeks ago,...

    I was passing by Fingerboard two weeks ago, considering camping in the area, and turned around to see a very large bear watching me. This bear had no fear of me whatsoever, and started to follow me...
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