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  1. The ATC has "closed" the trail due to the...

    The ATC has "closed" the trail due to the pandemic. Many States have closed all camping areas and/or have medical requirements to cross into their borders. To award recognition would be in direct...
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    Unfortunately to this plan, VT closes trails in...

    Unfortunately to this plan, VT closes trails in the spring due to mud season issues. These are combined State closures and requests from the Green Mountain Club to stay off their trails to curb the...
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    Weather, snowfall, tree deadfalls, logging...

    Weather, snowfall, tree deadfalls, logging operations, can easily deform trees into unusual shapes. As they age and people find them, it would not be unusual that a path would develop to see some...
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    Subscribing to the "If there's a doubt, there is...

    Subscribing to the "If there's a doubt, there is no doubt" philosophy, risk tolerance will probably shape the go/no-go decision. If the decision is to go, pay attention to what's overhead and what's...
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    A few years ago trekking poles were generally...

    A few years ago trekking poles were generally allowed in carryon. The updated "banned from the Cabin" list includes them now and they are no longer allowed in carry on. Xray machines "see" through...
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    He was killed, of course...... (rimshot)

    He was killed, of course...... (rimshot)
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    Given the photos, the complexity of this looks...

    Given the photos, the complexity of this looks time consuming to set up and prone to failure with little margin of error if just one of the guy line is improperly set up. I cannot imagine setting...
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    What does your doctor say about daily hiking or...

    What does your doctor say about daily hiking or extended treks and how to manage their impacts? There can be a variety of treatments from orthotics to cortisone shots to surgical processes depending...
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    Equine ancestory may allow use of medications...

    Equine ancestory may allow use of medications designed for Equus biology, but probably best to consult a professional more closely related to hominids.
  10. Music can be inspriational and also be used as a...

    Music can be inspriational and also be used as a hiking tool. I find ear-bud delivered music to be very useful on road walk portions of the trail along with high-use areas where many people are...
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    Not to cast a pall on AT trekking in 2021, it's...

    Not to cast a pall on AT trekking in 2021, it's going to take a while for vaccinations to reach a lot of people, given priority lists that can be different by State and overall availability. It's...
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    FWIW - A wisened mountaineer once told me as I...

    FWIW - A wisened mountaineer once told me as I was trying to repair a dirt cheap pack that had many repairs on most of the stress points, "people of modest means cannot afford cheap gear". I have...
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    After an 18-inch or so snowfall in NW CT last...

    After an 18-inch or so snowfall in NW CT last week, warm temperatures of around 60 degrees yesterday through last night along with 3-inches of rain has washed it all away. I doubt there is much left...
  14. Thread: AT/PA Jan 1

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    http://www.huntingseasonhq.com/pennsylvania-huntin...

    http://www.huntingseasonhq.com/pennsylvania-hunting-seasons/. Lots of animals, lots of hunting seasons and windows. Archery/crossbow deer seasons goes through late January.
  15. Thread: Shoe Spikes

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    That you see ripped pant legs is one indication...

    That you see ripped pant legs is one indication of what I was referencing, but perhaps more importantly they can easily take inexperienced people into places they should not be without the equipment...
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    The information comes from WedMD along with a few...

    The information comes from WedMD along with a few other sources that agree. Your anecdotal process would be appropriate, once opened consume it or risk problems that tucking ones pants into their...
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    As information, some people do make guacamole...

    As information, some people do make guacamole with mayo, especially commercially manufactured guac sold in "cups" that use either regular mayo or avocado mayo. Agreed with the thought that good...
  18. Thread: Shoe Spikes

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    Like everything else, traction devices are made...

    Like everything else, traction devices are made for a certain range of conditions, the trick is selecting the type of device for anticipated conditions.

    Yak-Trax are not, in my view, designed for...
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    If guacamole is made with mayonaise, it's good...

    If guacamole is made with mayonaise, it's good for about 8-hours unrefrigerated in temperature of 50 degrees. Less if warmer outside. Choose wisely.
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    FWIW - I have been using Nik-Wax for years...

    FWIW - I have been using Nik-Wax for years without complaint. Like Colorado Rob, I tend to prefer leather boots in winter conditions that require traction devices or snowshoes so I treat my leather...
  21. Ripping out sorting machines from high volume...

    Ripping out sorting machines from high volume mail centers and devolving into hand sorting processes probably didn't help much.
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    Fortunately ignorance is curable, it's stupid...

    Fortunately ignorance is curable, it's stupid that tends to be forever.
  23. Story from April 2015? I would think there are...

    Story from April 2015? I would think there are more recent newsworthy stories out there that can be featured instead of the "Best Of" series.
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    Using a shelter can have it's own perils. ...

    Using a shelter can have it's own perils.

    Leptospirosis, a blood infection germ spread by rodents via urine (fresh or dried), which can be transmitted to humans through the skin, mouth/nose...
  25. News travels s l o w l y in some places.

    News travels s l o w l y in some places.
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