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  1. Perfect. That might explain why folks from NH...

    Perfect.

    That might explain why folks from NH are now seeing so many out-of-state plates at their trailheads.

    Good to know that extended stays are now approved by the state of NH, just so long...
  2. Looks like NH’s quarantine requirements have been...

    Looks like NH’s quarantine requirements have been updated for NE residents:

    https://www.covidguidance.nh.gov/out-state-visitors

    Not sure how they define “extended period of time” or if self...
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    The ATC provide the Supreme Court with background...

    The ATC provide the Supreme Court with background information on the Trail and how it is managed.

    As to the merits of the question before the Court, here is a direct quote from the Amicus Brief:
    ...
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    Here is a link to Johnathan Turley’s thoughts on...

    Here is a link to Johnathan Turley’s thoughts on the SC decision:

    https://jonathanturley.org/2020/06/16/supreme-court-rules-in-favor-of-trump-plan-to-put-pipeline-across-appalachian-trail/
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    Are you sure the ATC fought this in any way shape...

    Are you sure the ATC fought this in any way shape or form?

    Perhaps you are referring to a different issue than the one I am thinking about — which is the one that was recently argued before the...
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    Good stuff. Of possible interest. 46510...

    Good stuff.

    Of possible interest.

    46510 46511
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    I am getting a bit foggy brained about the...

    I am getting a bit foggy brained about the restrictions, but I was thinking that off trail camping in the Mahoosuc stretch (outside of a shelter area) was 100% prohibited in the same way it is...
  8. Agreed. Unfortunately, it’s a bit more...

    Agreed.

    Unfortunately, it’s a bit more complicated than that.

    For some, home may be an assisted living facility or nursing home. Or the home of a younger relative that does not have the luxury...
  9. I suspect many would be far more comfortable...

    I suspect many would be far more comfortable risking the lives of strangers, than risking say a million dollars of their own money (or their parents’ money or all future social security benefits if...
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    Maine Bald Eagle Killer

    After a full investigation the eaglecide has been ruled self deference.

    https://www.necn.com/news/local/wildlife-officials-believe-loon-stabbed-killed-bald-eagle-in-maine/2275761/
  11. Trailside — not sure if one word or two.

    Trailside — not sure if one word or two.
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    Poll: I just clicked on the link to hat KnightErrant...

    I just clicked on the link to hat KnightErrant included in his post.

    Seems the ATC published their decision some days prior to this poll.
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    Poll: I never applied for one either despite my late...

    I never applied for one either despite my late father’s urging that I do so. He ended up sending the ATC a newspaper article in lieu of a trip report they required at the time behind my back.

    I...
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    I understand your concern about MA. We live in...

    I understand your concern about MA.

    We live in one of the hardest hit areas of the state and have not been in any stores for well over a month, so I don’t have my finger on the pulse of things...
  15. Thread: Why SOBO?

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    Rerun alert: I posted this a long time ago, but...

    Rerun alert: I posted this a long time ago, but what the hell. Probably better than some of my drivel.

    _________

    The main reason for this post is suggest that the draw of Springer can be...
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    Poll: After the whole Scott Jurek donnybrook, the ATC...

    After the whole Scott Jurek donnybrook, the ATC application added “expectations of 2,000-milers that include treating the natural environment, A.T. communities, other hikers, and our agency...
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    Poll: Agreed— but that prior post was probably just a...

    Agreed— but that prior post was probably just a troll to suggest that any requirements are an arbitrary construct.

    I would disagree when it comes to this one.

    The ATC’s mission has always been...
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    Poll: This is the approach that the organization which...

    This is the approach that the organization which recognizes 4,000 footers hikes took, at least until very recently when there was some relaxation of recommendations.
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    Poll: That would be your second option.

    That would be your second option.
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    Poll: 2000 Miler Award for 2020

    This poll asks whether or not the ATC should confer any of their 2,000 Miler awards this year.
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    From that PCT survey, it looks like a person who...

    From that PCT survey, it looks like a person who only sometimes treats their water has just a 4% greater chance of getting sick over the course of their entire thru hike than those treat their water...
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    Filters are designed to trap pathogens within...

    Filters are designed to trap pathogens within them, resulting in ever greater concentrations over time.

    Thru hikers will use one for months— after all, Sawyer claims them able to effectively...
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    Anyone from my town (hundreds of positive cases)...

    Anyone from my town (hundreds of positive cases) who travels to small towns in Coos County NH for recreation are putting people who live there at risk.

    I can understand how they might not be...
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    S We have a high rate of Covid-19 in my town...

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    We have a high rate of Covid-19 in my town west of Boston.

    Local trails are crowded, and many people (younger, mosty) don’t seem to be concerned with 6’+ distancing, or face masks when...
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    The paste below is from a special link on the...

    The paste below is from a special link on the main page of that website.

    Do you know if this list is inclusive of the changes made yesterday? I think it may be, but the text says that it is from...
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