Some spirited discussions while I was gone, eh? Just as an FYI, the Miscellaneous Discussion forum is just that; miscellaneous. Most anything goes here including politics. Just please keep it civil and be respectful of differing opinions. Please also refrain from antagonizing each other as well as I'm starting to see some of that.

Personally, I will probably try to stay out of political discussion as they tend to go around in circles. Most folks that would participate in a political rant on a message board are so solidified in their beliefs that nothing I would say could pursuade them one way or the other.

But....we're in an election year so feel free to debate. Just keep it a mature discussion. While this forum is "miscellaneous", we are getting views from fellow Northeast skiers and hikers. With that said, please try to remember why we are all here and show some respect.