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  1. Agreed. Unfortunately, it’s a bit more...

    Agreed.

    Unfortunately, it’s a bit more complicated than that.

    For some, home may be an assisted living facility or nursing home. Or the home of a younger relative that does not have the luxury...
  2. I suspect many would be far more comfortable...

    I suspect many would be far more comfortable risking the lives of strangers, than risking say a million dollars of their own money (or their parents’ money or all future social security benefits if...
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    Maine Bald Eagle Killer

    After a full investigation the eaglecide has been ruled self deference.

    https://www.necn.com/news/local/wildlife-officials-believe-loon-stabbed-killed-bald-eagle-in-maine/2275761/
  4. Trailside — not sure if one word or two.

    Trailside — not sure if one word or two.
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    Poll: I just clicked on the link to hat KnightErrant...

    I just clicked on the link to hat KnightErrant included in his post.

    Seems the ATC published their decision some days prior to this poll.
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    Poll: I never applied for one either despite my late...

    I never applied for one either despite my late father’s urging that I do so. He ended up sending the ATC a newspaper article in lieu of a trip report they required at the time behind my back.

    I...
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    I understand your concern about MA. We live in...

    I understand your concern about MA.

    We live in one of the hardest hit areas of the state and have not been in any stores for well over a month, so I don’t have my finger on the pulse of things...
  8. Thread: Why SOBO?

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    Rerun alert: I posted this a long time ago, but...

    Rerun alert: I posted this a long time ago, but what the hell. Probably better than some of my drivel.

    _________

    The main reason for this post is suggest that the draw of Springer can be...
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    Poll: After the whole Scott Jurek donnybrook, the ATC...

    After the whole Scott Jurek donnybrook, the ATC application added “expectations of 2,000-milers that include treating the natural environment, A.T. communities, other hikers, and our agency...
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    Poll: Agreed— but that prior post was probably just a...

    Agreed— but that prior post was probably just a troll to suggest that any requirements are an arbitrary construct.

    I would disagree when it comes to this one.

    The ATC’s mission has always been...
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    Poll: This is the approach that the organization which...

    This is the approach that the organization which recognizes 4,000 footers hikes took, at least until very recently when there was some relaxation of recommendations.
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    Poll: That would be your second option.

    That would be your second option.
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    Poll: 2000 Miler Award for 2020

    This poll asks whether or not the ATC should confer any of their 2,000 Miler awards this year.
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    From that PCT survey, it looks like a person who...

    From that PCT survey, it looks like a person who only sometimes treats their water has just a 4% greater chance of getting sick over the course of their entire thru hike than those treat their water...
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    Filters are designed to trap pathogens within...

    Filters are designed to trap pathogens within them, resulting in ever greater concentrations over time.

    Thru hikers will use one for months— after all, Sawyer claims them able to effectively...
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    Anyone from my town (hundreds of positive cases)...

    Anyone from my town (hundreds of positive cases) who travels to small towns in Coos County NH for recreation are putting people who live there at risk.

    I can understand how they might not be...
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    S We have a high rate of Covid-19 in my town...

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    We have a high rate of Covid-19 in my town west of Boston.

    Local trails are crowded, and many people (younger, mosty) don’t seem to be concerned with 6’+ distancing, or face masks when...
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    The paste below is from a special link on the...

    The paste below is from a special link on the main page of that website.

    Do you know if this list is inclusive of the changes made yesterday? I think it may be, but the text says that it is from...
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    It has already reached Randolph.

    It has already reached Randolph.
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    I don’t disagree How do you define immediate...

    I don’t disagree

    How do you define immediate area?

    Is is your definition the same as your neighbor’s?
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    So you have decided it is OK to hike beyond...

    So you have decided it is OK to hike beyond Randolph’s borders then?

    Are you making sure you stay in Coos County?

    Not suggesting that your choices are inappropriate, but rather observing the...
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    This is a very interesting question. ...

    This is a very interesting question.

    Understanding you live in Randolph, would you feel it “OK” for you to hike in other towns?

    How about other counties than the one you you live in?

    Or is...
  23. Was it the one about your idea of hiking car to...

    Was it the one about your idea of hiking car to car and the criteria for reopening the trail?

    i thought that was thought provoking.

    My comment had more to do with how hiking the Trail as a...
  24. My guess is that each time you got sick away from...

    My guess is that each time you got sick away from home in the past, you did not check yourself into a hotel room at the first opportunity after you experienced a tummy ache or a scratchy throat or a...
  25. Hiking a week or two presents certain challenges,...

    Hiking a week or two presents certain challenges, but nothing close to those presented by a 6 month thru hike.

    One of those that come to mind is what a thru hiker should do if he or she comes down...
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