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    I'm still puzzled why current federal easements...

    I'm still puzzled why current federal easements for interstate highways can't be used for pipelines transiting through protected lands or sensitive habitats. It would seem to be an easier permitting...
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    Tropical storms typically deliver a lot of rain...

    Tropical storms typically deliver a lot of rain in a short period of time so most of the rain will run off and help recharge ponds and some tributaries. What is needed are several days of gentle rain...
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    I cannot imagine the difficulty transitioning...

    I cannot imagine the difficulty transitioning from maps etched on sheepskin to man-made fabrics, never mind the culture shock of leaving beasts of burden to the sheer terror of automobiles passing at...
  4. The FKTs on the AT are unofficial records. I...

    The FKTs on the AT are unofficial records. I suspect as more people engage in this challenge there will be more categories which appear over time, especially if commercial interests are involved.
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    Miner brings up what I feel is the real point....

    Miner brings up what I feel is the real point. It's not the electronics, it's people's behavior with them that is the friction point. Mannered people will typically move away from others for cell...
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    Wasn't that a Bruce Lee film?

    Wasn't that a Bruce Lee film?
  7. Not the best time of year to start from the...

    Not the best time of year to start from the Southern terminus. Adding to that are the various State requirements that include 2-week isolation and/or testing to enter certain States. However,...
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    Resource damage can mean a lot of things....

    Resource damage can mean a lot of things. Over-use by the public and/or litter generation, ATV/bicycle damage to trails, vehicle contact damage to the single lane covered bridge that prevent people...
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    Seasonal troll

    Seasonal troll
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    Drought in the Northeast

    For those heading into New England drought is starting to impact water sources in the Northeastern States:

    Northwestern CT, Western MA, Southern half of VT, Southern half of NH, and Central to...
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    There have been bear issues around that area. The...

    There have been bear issues around that area. The camera is probably used to monitor bear activity, tracking a particular problem bear and determine if it has a routine visitation schedule to...
  12. The way the rule is written currently, a month...

    The way the rule is written currently, a month backpacking with a claim of no contact with anyone would not suffice if you are not a resident of ME, NH, or VT (which now has a growing number of...
  13. The only real way to find a new type of shoe or...

    The only real way to find a new type of shoe or boot that will work for an individual is to go to outfitters with a broad shoe/boot selection to get answer the look, feel, and fit question. While...
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    It will add nicely to Isoar State Park.

    It will add nicely to Isoar State Park.
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    Weather does what it does. I would imagine since...

    Weather does what it does. I would imagine since FKTs are based on trail conditions, weather events (or lack of them) and their severity will impact speed and are hard to predict a year out. One can...
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    When nature demonstrates spectacular events like...

    When nature demonstrates spectacular events like this, I sometimes think it's to remind those able to think beyond themselves there are things far greater than than the human species itself. Being...
  17. Blubber may be the highest caloric food, if one...

    Blubber may be the highest caloric food, if one can stand chewing it.
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    Be sure to understand where camping along the AT...

    Be sure to understand where camping along the AT is allowed, there are many closures of shelters and designated camping areas that need to be observed. Some of these closures can be confusing between...
  19. Definitively, repetitious duplications are...

    Definitively, repetitious duplications are redundant.
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    Agreed with Peakbagger, aluminum frame with a...

    Agreed with Peakbagger, aluminum frame with a shelf will accommodate a chainsaw far more comfortably than most anything else. There are a few manufacturers of packs used to haul tools like True North...
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    Thoreau put it best, "Simplify, simplify,...

    Thoreau put it best, "Simplify, simplify, simplify". If you want to hike a short or long distance, pick a trail, get there, put on a pack, and place one foot in front of the other. When you get...
  22. FWIW - While the adventurer in me says "there is...

    FWIW - While the adventurer in me says "there is no time like the present", experience suggests there's a lot to be considered when weighing a "dream" against reality. Being 55-years old and 5-years...
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    This should be interesting.

    This should be interesting.
  24. Thread: head covering

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    Another "vote" for the Tilley hat. They aren't...

    Another "vote" for the Tilley hat. They aren't cheap, but their warrantee is pretty robust and offers replacement if lost as well (50% of the purchase price off if lost in the first 2-years),...
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    Sorry you take this so personally, it wasn't...

    Sorry you take this so personally, it wasn't intended to be. I yield to your pig experience.
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