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  1. Back in PA...past the halfway mark

    July 10- 12:30am somebody comes
    Into hostel. Clomping boots-dropping pack- and muttering to himself. red headlamp light in my eyes wakes me more. Guy leaves the room I'm in and wanders to the other one clomp clomp clomp. I decide he's confused and get up to see if I can help him before he wakes up everybody. Turns out it was cotton! He said hey baby and gave me a hug that I scraped off and told him he wAs being really noisy. He said "I paid my money. But for you I'll shower in the morning'. ...
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  2. Hike Up Mount Fuji (富士山 Fujisan) Japan 2016


    This is our hike up Mount Fuji (富士山 Fujisan). We did this on July 5th, just after the official hiking season opened and used the Yoshida Trail starting at the Fuji-Subaru 5th station. We traveled from Tokyo on a JR train (Chūō Main Line Rapid Service) to Ōtsuki Station, and then to Kawaguchiko on the Fujikyu Railway service. This website provided particularly good instructions on how to do this and it was easy.
    http://chasingplaces.com/how-to-get-...pan-rail-pass/ ...
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  3. 1000 mile mark

    July 3- -ugh I have poison ivy. Put desitin on to keep it from spreading and waited for the rain to stop before breaking camp and heading out at 8am. passed cottons tent at 9am so he didn't go too far after leaving me off. I Didn't stop to chat. I need to do 17 mile days if I want to reach Harper's Ferry Friday. Got to skyland resort at 1 and decided to eat there. I felt bad sitting inside smelling as bad as I KNOw I do but they didn't have outside seating. Got a salad burger and fries. Twinkle ...
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  4. Women Solo Hiking

    I want to take a week and hike the rest of the GA section, but would be going alone. Have any ladies had issues hiking/hitchhiking alone in that area? I would be starting at Neel's Gap and going however far my legs will take me for 6-7 days.
  5. Planning My First Thru Hike 2017

    Hey guys!
    I am soon-to-be graduated from community college and planning to thru hike the AT next year. This will be my first thru hike and first serious backpacking journey. I love to camp and hike but living where I do, backpacking was not always possible. Looking for any and all tips possible from now until I leave next March.. And maybe even a buddy to start with?!
    I know I have a lot of work to do to prepare but please keep it encouraging and positive!
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