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  1. GaMe'rs from Florida. Thru hike 2015!

    The adventure begins soon! excited to meet new people and hike lots of miles
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  2. Appalachian Trail Journal

    I'm very excited to be hiking the AT this year! If you would like to follow along, my trail journal can be found at thegillianlife.wordpress.com.
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  3. When you hike alone...

    Quote Originally Posted by Just Bill View Post
    99.9% of encounters are a non-issue, but if you get the heebie jeebies- trust your gut and be prepared to move on. As Walter mentions, outside of very popular places, or even off-season, you are more likely to run into mother nature than other folks. Town is actually the bigger issue in my opinion, but like all other fears in the woods, it takes time to realize this.

    For any solo hiker- a little "street wise" attitude is worth having.

    It's generally wise to
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  4. blister care

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connie View Post
    I have heard "liner socks".

    I tried it, once. I got horrible wrinkled liner socks squashed up on my heels and under my foot inside the second pair of socks.

    How do you "do" liner socks?

    Do you wear tight-fitting elastic liner socks? What material?

    Do you wear liner socks only? No second pair of socks?

    Connie, I find that injinji wool toe socks under darn tough or smartwool socks works for me. No issue with
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  5. Mt Madison (NH) Rescue

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    Quote Originally Posted by iAmKrzys View Post
    While we are awaiting more information about this tragic accident, there is already one lesson that can be learned from this story: people who think that a helicopter will arrive half an hour after activating distress call from their PLB should rid themselves of this delusion, and the sooner the better.


    Even if a helicopter arrives it is not certain that they will be able to pick up the caller - I highly recommend this winter rescue story on Rosalie Peak in Colorado: http://www.summitpost.org/rescue-on-...19-2011/701157
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