I did quite a bit of studying, research, and weighing out the options (every def of weigh implied). I looked at LightHeart Tents, but I have Leki's screw lock poles. For those tents it was recommended to use slide lock poles and I saw their reasoning after watching a video review. To be honest, I liked the idea of using the poles I already carried to use for tent poles. I searched through the REI, EMS, and USOutdoors sites and compared countless tents against prices and features available. By
My son, Jeff, aka Loner, aka Snakesession left on the AT from Amicalola Falls on April 7, it's now April 20 and he's walked past Fontana Dam and may have climbed Clingman's Dome by now after two or three days of rain. He left with a 13.5 lb. pack and I get brief emails form hostels along the way. He says there's lots of tics in the south, has met lots of great folks and so far has only suffered with one blister, no knee or ankle problems. If you've followed his blog
I recently purchased the new SOL escape bivvy. I have used it on one overnight in conjunction with my 20+ synthetic bag and I am quiet impressed. It was warm and not clammy as advertised. Just wondering if anyone else has any feed back on it. Thinking I may have found a new UL summer bag!
UPDATED: DECEMBER 29, 2012
I have hiked the AT from Springer Mtn to Newfound Gap in the Smokies in four different hikes in the past two years. Will continue my journey to Damascus in Apr 2013 with my hiking partner, Atlas, who I met on the trail. I'm not sure how far I will go from there. My initial goal was hiking the trail through Ga. but now have extended it to completing the Southern Appalachians to Damascus, Va.. I'm sure that I will go across Mt. Rogers b/c I heard it was so beautiful.
Updated 12-29-2012 at 19:39 by Airman
does any one know the mileage from shelter to shelter on the 100 mile wilderness
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