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    Here's a link to Gary Hilton, dubbed "the...

    Here's a link to Gary Hilton, dubbed "the National Forest Serial Killer."
    https://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/hilton-gary-michael.htm
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    Meredith Emerson was murdered in 2008. There...

    Meredith Emerson was murdered in 2008.

    There are many, many threads about Meredith Emerson, Gary Hilton (the freak who murdered her and many others), the group Right to Hike (founded in her...
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    Actually I didn't know that. I just assumed that...

    Actually I didn't know that. I just assumed that since you have mountain lions and at least one rattle snake every 50 feet, then surely there are grizzlies waiting to kill me, too.
    I've been to CO...
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    I don't intend to hijack this thread, but in re...

    I don't intend to hijack this thread, but in re bear spray, I've seen videos of grizzly bears -- size, speed, ferocity, fearlessness -- and then I try to imagine myself trying to ward off One Of Them...
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    I will most likely never do serious backpacking...

    I will most likely never do serious backpacking or camping in CO, WY, AK, etc because of grizzly bears ( given the taxonomical name "Ursus horribilis" for very good reasons by Meriwether Lewis based...
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    Veterans Day appreciation

    Their pics are fading but the freedom we have still shines brightly.

    My dad, a WWII vet.

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    I always start with an unopened 32 oz. Gatorade...

    I always start with an unopened 32 oz. Gatorade bottle and an empty Nalgene. If water is abundant, only keep the then empty Gatorade with water; if things are dry, then always keep one filled in...
  8. This is my first time to read any post on this...

    This is my first time to read any post on this thread. I went through the first 10 pages and didn't see those comments. In fact, I only noticed one person who said anything insulting about "Second...
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    If I may, and since we are fellow Kentuckians and...

    If I may, and since we are fellow Kentuckians and can speak freely, I'd like to suggest an alternative -- to give your family member a copy of Stephen Ambrose's book, "Undaunted Courage: Meriwether...
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    Found a scrapbook of stuff my dad kept. Lots of...

    Found a scrapbook of stuff my dad kept. Lots of military records, weird stuff like a 1944 Army Christmas dinner menu, coins, paper money, letters, and some badly fading pics. The discharge papers...
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    Totally appreciate all of the responses. They...

    Totally appreciate all of the responses. They are all extremely helpful. I never thought to ask for many details when my dad was alive.

    Wyoming mentioned St. Lo. Reading that, my dad mentioned...
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    Help with military question

    If I may ask a bit of leeway from the administrators for a question that is not related to hiking.

    My dad was a WWII vet. He kept his uniform from the day he was discharged in 1945 to the day he...
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    Hiker falls to his death

    Let's be careful out there, people.

    https://nypost.com/2019/10/21/south-carolina-hiker-dies-after-plunging-down-100-foot-waterfall/
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    The more I think about it, the more that I tend...

    The more I think about it, the more that I tend to agree, especially since I don't carry a cellphone and have zero wilderness experience.

    This one weighs in at 4 oz, very small, very unobtrusive. ...
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    Why strange? To me is seems like the usual...

    Why strange? To me is seems like the usual phenomena of small errors compounding to make one big problem. What did I miss?

    And another article about him, this one with pics of frost-bitten toes....
  16. Not sure. Probably something like "malaise of...

    Not sure. Probably something like "malaise of the spirit." :D

    The rescue team's Facebook page has over 4,900 unique 'likes' for this particular rescue, with many wanting to donate to express...
  17. Giant Floyd rescued after strenuous 2-mile hike

    Kudos to the rescuers, who must be strong as oxen to carry this guy down a mountain.

    https://deadspin.com/enormous-dog-rescued-after-hiking-too-much-1839073000
  18. If you're gonna cross the Kennebec, you'll probably meet this guy

    Our own Kathryn Miles wrote another great article about the AT, this one concerning Greg Caruso, who canoes hikers across the Kennebec .
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  19. And I remember when there was a pay phone outside...

    And I remember when there was a pay phone outside of Walasi-Yi. I called my then wife to let her know all was great. Didn't talk to her again until I got to Hot Springs, after that, not until...
  20. "Akuna" Robinson, first African-American to triple crown

    In Outside magazine, our very own Kathryn Miles wrote another great article, this one about Will "Akuna" Robinson completing a "triple crown."

    Although the author states that the ALDHA doesn't...
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    Tipi, that pic even looks like a prime yellow...

    Tipi, that pic even looks like a prime yellow jacket hellfire zone, and that girl is truly lucky to be alive. Totally agree in re regional variants to the pain able to be delivered. It also seems...
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    Yellow jackets sting like hellfire itself

    Today I was stung three times by yellow jackets. In my yard. While mowing. It happened about 3 hours ago and it still feels like an injection of Draino with a crooked, rusty knitting needle heated...
  24. Incredible woman, incredible article.

    Incredible woman, incredible article.
  25. "Floating tent offers a cool new way to die while camping."

    https://news.avclub.com/this-floating-tent-offers-you-a-cool-new-way-to-die-whi-1837375346
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