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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...
  2. 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:
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  3. 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. :-)
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    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
  6. 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...
  7. 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. ...
  8. 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...
  9. 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).
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
    ...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  16. 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 ...
  18. Thread: It’s Done!!!

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    Excellent. Great Summit Shot, too!!!

    Excellent.

    Great Summit Shot, too!!!
  19. Speaking for myself, more than 63 years.

    Speaking for myself, more than 63 years.
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    You can always slow down if the Trail is steep...

    You can always slow down if the Trail is steep and the footbed difficult.

    But God help you if you are hiking anywhere during the height of the black fly, horsefly or mosquito season, as that can...
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    I was at 8600 feet for the two years preceding my...

    I was at 8600 feet for the two years preceding my thru hike, and got my SOBO ass kicked anyway. Now if I had been living in the heat and humidity of New Orleans....

    Very good if you are a young...
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    What we do know is that the police were confident...

    What we do know is that the police were confident enough in what happened that they issued a public statement without reservation or couched in double speak very soon after the incident:

    Reports...
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    I wonder if the dead person would have taken the...

    I wonder if the dead person would have taken the risk of entering a stranger’s tent if he lived in a state where more people had carry permits.

    Google tells me that California has issued only...
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    The Weasel!!!!!

    The Weasel!!!!!
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    Motor vehicle accidents could be number one. ...

    Motor vehicle accidents could be number one.

    Suicide or bike accidents could be number two.
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