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  1. Thru hike attemp

    Hitting the trail again. Hoefully third time will be the charm. Start date is the 7th of April.
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  2. Who is PegLegDave

    hello to all,
    just a few of the details. who is PegLegDave? well Dave it a gnome who has been traveling with me over the past 8+ years on my adventures. my name is James and on this Adventure I will be traveling with my Beautiful other half Kim. I have been planning this hike for a few years now and Kim got on board about a year and a half ago. so together we have been collecting our gear and getting prepared to thru-hike the AT.we are now down to 50 days until we start! we plan on hiking ...
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  3. Nobo Thru-Hike Start Date Graph - and a plea

    Quote Originally Posted by Lauriep View Post
    Class of 2015:

    I've created a graph from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's 2,000-miler database to show the starting dates of thru-hikers over a 5-year period.

    The data is compiled from northbounders who successfully completed their hikes and reported them to ATC from 2010-2014. It includes all of the finishers for the last 5 years (except for those who reported in the last few weeks). That number is almost exactly th[ATTACH]undefined[/ATTACH]e same as the number of
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  4. Setup Cost

    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    Go to HammockForums.net which deals in all things related to hammocks.

    Also find a group hang in your area and attend it. Tenters are welcome at most group hangs and the hangers will be happy to show off their rigs and explain how it all goes together.

    Hammock = Tent
    Tarp = Tent Fly
    Pad = UQ
    Sleeping Bag = TQ

    Overall you will probably not save weight by switching to a hammock, what you will gain is a better nights sleep. My only complaint
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  5. Current A.T. trail conditions on section 15 in Virginia...Rockfish Gap to Reed's Gap

    Has anyone hiked this section recently? If so, is there snow accumulation on the trail? If so, approximately how much? Thx.
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