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  1. Thread: Hut to Hut

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    Required vaccination for guests but not for Croo...

    Required vaccination for guests but not for Croo would be a problematic call.

    Current CDC thinking is that one is not “safe” in the presence of a vaccinated individual, even if that is far better...
  2. Thread: Scaring Bears

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    I was thinking I might cue up the Saturday Night...

    I was thinking I might cue up the Saturday Night Fever sound track before breaking out the Fenix.
  3. Thread: Scaring Bears

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    I am sort of looking forward to seeing what kind...

    I am sort of looking forward to seeing what kind of impression the strobe on my tactical flashlight will make on a black bear.
  4. I understand what you are saying, but to be clear...

    I understand what you are saying, but to be clear the ATC does not and has not closed the Trail.

    Rather other controlling authorities have closed some sections.

    As for their 2,000 Miler...
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    As strange as it may seem, folks who have...

    As strange as it may seem, folks who have recovered or received the vaccine (or both in the case of an elderly relative of mine) are being cautioned that they should not deviate from prior social...
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    For New England, I would recommend your friends...

    For New England, I would recommend your friends and family fly into Manchester, NH [MHT], rent a car, and then stay in the large room /suite at the Notch Hostel.

    Super clean, with private bath...
  7. Thread: Painted Bunting

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    Painted Bunting

    Anyone care to track this guy down and post a picture?

    Bonus points if you get a blaze in the shot.

    JNI64?
    ...
  8. How about Hotel California. But this version...

    How about Hotel California.

    But this version ��

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7W-M70aFS6s

    Or just about any Nuevo Flamenco. Or finger style guitar magic like Preston Reed creates.

    Good...
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    As one who hiked SOBO without any prior...

    As one who hiked SOBO without any prior backpacking trips over 10 miles or so (spread over 2 or 3 days) at the age of 23, I would highly recommend it.

    With headnets, thin cotton gloves, ball cap,...
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    Civil liability to be sure, but also very likely...

    Civil liability to be sure, but also very likely a felony.
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    I am 6 foot 3 and was in great shape at age 25 —...

    I am 6 foot 3 and was in great shape at age 25 — not to mention over 200 pounds — when I was was put in the hospital (broken leg) by a scrawny guy in a parking garage who seemed half my size.
    ...
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    If you were to have believed that your risk of...

    If you were to have believed that your risk of murder on the AT is less than 1 in a 3 million (in Bayesian terms had a “prior probability” of near zero), then it would have been somewhat reasonable...
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    Wonderful! Even more so to have your...

    Wonderful!

    Even more so to have your Anniversary bookend all the many hikes.

    Best wishes for a health and hike-full next decade (and well beyond).
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    I think they got David Startzell for a whole lot...

    I think they got David Startzell for a whole lot less.

    His mission was a lot more straight forward, however.
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    SE I believe Ron in gone, and his...

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    I believe Ron in gone, and his replacement’s replacement quit last year as well.

    The ATC May be a worthy organization today, but in my (poorly informed, I will be the first to admit)...
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    When you have a $4,000,000 payroll like the ATC...

    When you have a $4,000,000 payroll like the ATC every little bit helps.
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    BIC Lighter (or BIC Mini) and dry stuff.

    BIC Lighter (or BIC Mini) and dry stuff.
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    Summary of state travel restrictions, updated...

    Summary of state travel restrictions, updated weekly here:


    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/10/travel/state-travel-restrictions.html


    Does the ATC have a summary of the additional...
  19. W Well put. Also good to remember that...

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    Well put.

    Also good to remember that a significant percentage of homeless have significant/scary mental health issues and perhaps backgrounds a wee bit rougher than our own.

    Empathy is...
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    With all those people, how did the areas around...

    With all those people, how did the areas around the huts and shelters fare?
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    Though I hope it would go without saying, the...

    Though I hope it would go without saying, the risk posed by a black bear on the AT and a grizzly in AK are not in way comparable.
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    One thing about good science is reevaluating...

    One thing about good science is reevaluating hypotheses as new information or understanding comes forth.

    Of possible interest:
    ...
  23. Thread: Snake Gaiters

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    Have you been out walking the trails that Tipi...

    Have you been out walking the trails that Tipi Walter has shared with us in his wonderful trip reports?

    I swear, if someone starts a Gofund Me to buy him something like this, I may need to...
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    All this talk about unleashed dogs is making me...

    All this talk about unleashed dogs is making me nostalgic for all the road walks we used to have. :):)
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    The deli on the AT just south of Greymore has a...

    The deli on the AT just south of Greymore has a color TV in the restroom.

    Just saying.
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