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    Carry mace and use hiking poles. I feel like I...

    Carry mace and use hiking poles. I feel like I could defend myself quite well with just my hiking poles, atleast from a knife attack. Or, carry a gun and keep it ready to use at all times, and hope...
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    If declared insane, he may be released at some...

    If declared insane, he may be released at some point. For example, see John Hinckley Jr., the man with schizophrenia who attempted to assassinate former President Reagan.
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    You seem to be confusing mental illness...

    You seem to be confusing mental illness generally, and paranoid schizophrenia, which Mr. Jordan exhibits clear signs of. Paranoid schizophrenics are often violent. I doubt you have any background in...
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    No, assault does not require contact. Assault is...

    No, assault does not require contact. Assault is essentially threatening someone. Chasing someone with a knife is assault, for example.
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    Mr. Jordan pleaded guilty to multiple crimes. As...

    Mr. Jordan pleaded guilty to multiple crimes. As a condition of his probation and/or release the judge should have ordered he undergo a psychiatric evaluation. The court has wide latitude in this...
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    While it is hard to make sense of your post. The...

    While it is hard to make sense of your post. The issue here is Sovereign was arrested for assault weeks before the murder. It is here where Mr. Jordan should have received a psychiatric evaluation by...
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    While the law varies from state to state it is...

    While the law varies from state to state it is common for mentally ill inmates to be court ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation. However, due to the inherent expense, such an evaluation often...
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    Sovereign was clearly exhibiting common signs of...

    Sovereign was clearly exhibiting common signs of schizophrenia. The Unicoi County Sheriff is responsible for this tragedy. Sovereign should have been transferred from jail to a psychiatric hospital...
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    The authorities in Unicoi who declined to hold...

    The authorities in Unicoi who declined to hold Sovereign for a mental health evaluation are likely going to face liability in the tens of millions of dollars.
  10. The best advice for trying to hike the PCT in a...

    The best advice for trying to hike the PCT in a high snow year is to wait and do it another year.
    The difference between hiking the Sierra when there is loads of snow, and when the snow is gone, is...
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    Mudslides are a serious risk on the PCT in SoCal...

    Mudslides are a serious risk on the PCT in SoCal during the rainy season. Many areas have recently burned and are dangerous when/if it rains a lot.
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    He can email me at oldlemonparty@gmail.com

    He can email me at oldlemonparty@gmail.com
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    It's not very smokey near Stampede, Snoqualmie,...

    It's not very smokey near Stampede, Snoqualmie, Stevens. There is haze in the air, but it currently is rarely bad enough to where you can actually smell smoke. White Pass, and Rainy Pass, are rather...
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    Stumbling Norwegian

    Does anyone have Stumbling Norwegian's contact info? I'm doing some trail magic in WA and I'm looking to team up with other trail angels for some epic trail magic. I've met Stumbling Norwegian a few...
  15. If you wait until late April or early May to hike...

    If you wait until late April or early May to hike San Jacinto there should be virtually no snow or ice. It could storm and drop a few inches, well into May, but it will melt quickly. In this event...
  16. Mountain fire closure - New route into Idyllwild

    The Mountain Fire closure order was amended last November. Looking at the map there appears to be a much less arduous detour than in previous years. I'm sure some hikers have already walked this...
  17. If you need a ride at Stampede Pass, Snoqualamie Pass, or Stevens Pass.

    I can give 3 people plus packs a ride from any of the above passes, give or take. You know, depending how large you and/or your packs are. I could not imagine hiking in this smoke, so if you want to...
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    There is still a lot of snow above 5000 feet in...

    There is still a lot of snow above 5000 feet in WA. There are also a lot of trails below 5000 feet in WA. I went for a short slide down an icy slope a few days ago on the PCT. That reminded me how...
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    Handling poop paper is disgusting, and a great...

    Handling poop paper is disgusting, and a great way to spread disease. Bury your poopy butt paper with your poop. It's paper. Packing it out smears your poop on plastic and that poop smeared plastic...
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    If you use Permethrin, or DEET, you are leaving a...

    If you use Permethrin, or DEET, you are leaving a devastating trail of toxins along the trail that severely harm wildlife. Other hikers end up drinking your DEET and Permethrin. Using such toxic...
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    Letters to Ranger Stations along PCT

    I sent multiple letters to Ranger Stations along the PCT letting them know to be on the lookout for a scofflaw with a dog trying to thru-hike in prohibited areas.

    Unless you require a service...
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    I know. Gross, right? Just thinking about some...

    I know. Gross, right? Just thinking about some hiker packing their BM in plastic and duct tape, letting it roast in their backpack for a few hot sunny SoCal days, then dumping it into a trash can...
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    The logical move is to bury your poop. Packing it...

    The logical move is to bury your poop. Packing it into a plastic bag, carrying it around, and then throwing it in the trash is an ecological nightmare. Bury your poop.
    Don't carry it around and...
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    Your dog has four legs, a coat of hair, and...

    Your dog has four legs, a coat of hair, and cannot sweat. There are stretches of hot, dry, sunny desert with no water for twenty plus miles. These conditions kill healthy adults. Your dog is at a...
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    The PCT will kill your dog.

    The PCT will kill your dog.
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