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  1. First purchase.... the plane ticket.

    I'm going to take the plunge. I purchased my airline ticket, so I am committing to this trip.
    I'll be a NOBOer starting March 4 or March 5.

  2. Gear List

    This is the gear I will be starting out with on Springer Mountain. I am expecting pretty cold weather starting out.

    Osprey Ariel 65 pack + large rain cover
    Leki Thermolite trekking poles
    MSR Hubba 1 person tent
    Tyvek scrap groundcloth
    Montbell U.L. Super Stretch Down sleeping bag (25 degree)
    Therm a rest Z-Lite pad (two sections removed)
    Waterproof compression sack
    Snow Peak titanium pot and mug
    Sea to Summit Alpha utensil set
    MSR ...
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  3. AT Hiking Buddy VA

    Planning to section hike VA. 1st section Harpers Ferry to Waynesboro - April 23rd. Avg day miles 15, camp no shelters. If interested please email
  4. SoBo 2012!! Who's a comin south??

    I am from Georgia and wish to end in my own state. With that being said, I plan to start this stroll thru the woods around July 10th.....Is anyone starting around this time??
  5. The North Face Cats Meow versus the Osprey Exos 46

    I've delayed strapping my sleeping bag to my pack or stuffing it into it, mostly because I suspected the results would be disappointing. And, after going through the exercise I can confirm that the two are not going to coexist peacefully.

    The sleeping bag is a (circa Spring 2000) The North Face Cats Meow. I like the sleeping bag because it's comfortable -- I've used it in sub-zero (Fahrenheit!) conditions at 15000 feet on Kilimanjaro (good tent, great sleeping pad, layered clothing, ...

    Updated 02-08-2012 at 22:50 by bgood360