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  1. Map Man's Mean Miles/Day in a Visual - a benchmark for competition

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffmeh View Post
    I am pleased to report that Achilles summitted Katahdin yesterday, and my wife and I were fortunate enough to be able to join him. Here is the final chart. He was slowed down toward the end by injury and by tragedy, but he persevered. We are very proud of him.

    Lastly, if anyone likes the chart and is interested, I would be happy to pass along the Excel spreadsheet I used to put it together.

    Click image for larger version. 

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  2. 2015 Baxter State Park and Katahdin info for southbounders.

    Quote Originally Posted by TJ aka Teej View Post
    Your first stop for info: Baxter State Park
    The name of the mountain is Katahdin, the summit is Baxter Peak.
    The AT is called the Hunt Trail from Katahdin Stream Campground to Baxter Peak.
    The ATC has begun a registration program for those attempting AT thru-hikes. A very useful tool for planning and distributing information. Please visit:
    Share - the bus ride, the shuttle, the campsite - save $, make friends.
  3. Kindle and iPod and GPS, oh my!

    I think you can probably tell from my previous posts that if Im a gram weenie Im a pretty crappy one. I AM concerned with minimizing the weight of the house on my back, I do the research, I compare, and then I spend a whole crapton of money on the gear I intend to use. I go out hiking and camping and test it, and if it doesnt work for me I make adjustments. That goes for just about everything in my pack.

    About the only exception to this rule is electronics. For my entire professional ...
  4. Comfort and being a gram-weenie

    I joined the US Navy in 1978, right out of High School. I did boot camp at NTC San Diego (where my twin uncle had boot camp), then Basic Electricity and Electronics school (also in San Diego), and then Electronics Technician Class 'A' school in Great Lakes, Illinois. One of my classmates in ET A school was a guy from Montana named Steve Hudecek, who would become my best friend.

    Steve and I had ET A school together, and we would have had Navy Nuclear Power school together as ...
  5. AT 5-6 day hike suggestions please thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by mostlysunny View Post
    Hello and thank you for your reply.

    I am seeking advice on a section of the AT which I plan to hike starting mid JULY over 5 days. In a perfect world some or all of the following would exist.

    • Big views
    • Safe for solo female hiker
    • High likelihood of meeting thru HIKERS passing thru
    • Within 3-4 hours from Boston airport (not a must)
    • Ability to stop and resupply and an overnight in nice town

    I realize these things might not all be possible but you get
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