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    HA! One of my favorite movies! The dialogue...

    HA! One of my favorite movies! The dialogue still cracks me up when I think about it!

    But I put my kid through undergrad and then med school so that she finished completely debt free, so I...
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    Went to work, which seems to be a strange concept...

    Went to work, which seems to be a strange concept for some.
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    I can't think of her name, but a young lady did...

    I can't think of her name, but a young lady did that in the GSNP. She was all but an expert at bushwacking and was an avid member of a group that did off-trail hiking in the Smokies. She was a...
  4. I think that those with more experience in...

    I think that those with more experience in distance hiking understand just how close hikers are in shared spaces (hostels, shelters, etc), and thus may be reluctant to do so until COVID-19 has...
  5. Listening to ESPN radio this morning and then...

    Listening to ESPN radio this morning and then reading this, both resonated with something that I've been thinking about the past week; in short, when will I feel safe enough to return to interacting...
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    This would be a great time to learn some new...

    This would be a great time to learn some new knots or practice those you know until they're perfect. Back in The Day on WB, there were several members who were very proficient with knot knowledge. ...
  7. Thread: mcD on trail?

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    According to McGoogle, in 1974 a Big Mac was .75;...

    According to McGoogle, in 1974 a Big Mac was .75; a 1/4 pounder, .70, a burger, .30, and med. fries, .45.

    In 1992, a Big Mac, 2.45; a 1/4 pounder, 2.40, a burger, .99, and med. fries, .99
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    My parents gave me mine. From what I heard, they...

    My parents gave me mine. From what I heard, they picked it before I was born.
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    You don't care if a million people die? What...

    You don't care if a million people die? What about your parents? Don't care if they live or die? You have a wife and kids? Don't care? Friends? Don't care? I think that you have problems that...
  10. Thanks for the information and I"m glad to read...

    Thanks for the information and I"m glad to read your response. You guys do lots of great trips and your webpage is very helpful should I ever be lucky enough to hike in Europe.
    Happy hikes.
  11. Very professionally produced video. Are you...

    Very professionally produced video.
    Are you being sponsored or receiving free gear or remuneration from the companies that produce or distribute the brands that you recommend?
    If so, it's ok with...
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    I don't think that we should worry much about...

    I don't think that we should worry much about Covid-19. Last night in an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, President Trump said that the 3-4% mortality rate is a false number, and that it's...
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    With all due respect to you and to the deceased...

    With all due respect to you and to the deceased and his family, and from what tiny bits of info that are public from the sheriff and his family, and from reading perhaps more between the lines than I...
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    Were I to be appointed King in Charge of...

    Were I to be appointed King in Charge of Everything in the Area, I would haul that bus out of the woods and chop it up for scrap. It's starting to remind me of Stephen King's "Christine."
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    Hikers in AK trying to reach "the bus" rescued

    Good grief.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2020/02/25/hikers-rescued-alaska-after-visiting-infamous-into-wild-bus/4865355002/
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    This: And especially this: To that end...

    This:



    And especially this:

    To that end there are a few guardrails one can put into place that can help mitigate conditions that are leading to a life threatening situation. Since I hike...
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    That's not correct. Accident reconstruction is...

    That's not correct. Accident reconstruction is done all the time and in a wide variety of circumstances. Cops do it all the time. Logicians, philosophers, attorneys, statisticians, scientists in...
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    The picture of him under the gate -- is he...

    The picture of him under the gate -- is he carrying both a regular pack and a daypack on his chest? I can't say that I've ever seen someone do that.
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    If I heard correctly, the sheriff said that found...

    If I heard correctly, the sheriff said that found "some" of his gear but did not release the specifics. I wonder if he still has a tent, stove, etc?

    According to the sheriff, the weather is...
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    If my memory is correct, I had to hike 3-4 miles...

    If my memory is correct, I had to hike 3-4 miles to get there. Perhaps there is something like a forest service-type road that they use for resupply, but if so, I didn't see one.
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    I don't know how you guys do trail maintenance,...

    I don't know how you guys do trail maintenance, but my years of volunteering with the Red River Gorge Trail Crew (http://rrgtc.com/) , I can't think of a single time that tape was used. If standing...
  22. Last night I was asking myself the very same...

    Last night I was asking myself the very same question regarding where the AT crosses state parks. I'm not familiar with the northern half, but I can't think of any in the south. Even at Amicaloa,...
  23. Seems like VA is cool with booze as long as...

    Seems like VA is cool with booze as long as you're drinking it in your cabin or "camping unit." Do you have information that says otherwise?
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  24. Thread: Lunches

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    Definitely miss Sgt. Rock. Among other things,...

    Definitely miss Sgt. Rock. Among other things, his constant quest to improve the alcohol stove or find THE most energy and weight efficient stove was fun to follow .

    For lunch, I have an apple,...
  25. Thread: Showering

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    There would be significant shrinkage.

    There would be significant shrinkage.
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