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  1. I'm no engineer, but think you would have a tuff...

    I'm no engineer, but think you would have a tuff time getting a cat food can on a cable, if thats what you mean. Otherwise, the cat food can (or tuna or other similar sized cans) are used a lot on...
  2. I used bear cables where available to hang just...

    I used bear cables where available to hang just my food bag. Some had the "anti mouse" plate on the cable to prevent them from geting to the bags, some didn't. I carried 20' of nylon for bear...
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    I made it to from Monson to Baxter Peak in 5...

    I made it to from Monson to Baxter Peak in 5 days. You should have good trail legs by the time you hit the Wilderness. If I could do it, just about anybody can.

    Jack kind of nails it with the...
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    Did 10 yrs from 1893 to 1993. Got married in '88....

    Did 10 yrs from 1893 to 1993. Got married in '88. Decided world travel was not for me anymore, my family was more important.

    Following 9/11, called to active duty for 2 yrs, volunteered for...
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    zeros: a good thing

    Joe Walsh I ain't, but ordinary, average guy I must be. I had 21 zeros and 150 total days (129 hiking). My original plan called for a zero about every two weeks for a total of about 12 over six...
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    Why bother hiking at all? Just can't figure out...

    Why bother hiking at all? Just can't figure out you speed phreaks.
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    "Met Spiritual Pilgrim… 12 yrs in the Army, he is looking to let go of some of his feelings re: the Military. When he went in he thought he was pretty bad but, he said he has changed and his best...
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    another reason I started Feb 15th was to avoid...

    another reason I started Feb 15th was to avoid crowds and I did. but i think i only had about 6 shelters to myself. i didn't find space in a shelter once, maybe twice and managed to be the last one...
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    Jack gave you good advice back in post #10, much...

    Jack gave you good advice back in post #10, much the same I've seen him give before...to me.
    I started Feb 15th. Yes I hit snow, but it didn't slow me down or cause me to hole up in town or a...
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    I used tall ones down south and was glad to have...

    I used tall ones down south and was glad to have them while in the snow. Later I got short ones, but hardly used them so I sent 'em home.
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    I saw several jet boils on my 06 thru hike....

    I saw several jet boils on my 06 thru hike. Everybody seemed happy with them.
    I used a coleman feather lite white gas stove and loved it too. yeah thats right, all of one whole pound plus 1-2 pounds...
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    maybe not. just lots of stuff since the 1st one

    maybe not. just lots of stuff since the 1st one
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    oops looks like i posted to the wrong thread

    oops looks like i posted to the wrong thread
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    I didn't read the thread, but here are my...

    I didn't read the thread, but here are my expenses:
    Trail food - $586, mostly prepared dehydated stuff at home and got them sent in mail drops
    Town food - $1127
    Lodging - $870
    Gear - $1625 This...
  15. Great Job

    Pa Bert,
    Remember blowing me off the trail just before getting to Hot Springs? Hope I'm in the shape your in when I get to your age! What a story your grandchild can tell about his Grandpa Robert.
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    Life after the trail?

    :-? I suppose this question has been asked somewhere before, but what is life like after completing a thru hike?

    I hope mine remians somewhat the same as in, simple, no worries. :o

    Bigger...
  17. 3 Summit on July 14

    :banana Ron, Chestnut (accompanied by his Dad, Mark) and myself all reached the Holy Grail by noon on Friday, July 14th. The three of us "cruised" thru the 100 mile wilderness in 5 days, leaving...
  18. Chestnut and I are at the Stratton Motel. Heard...

    Chestnut and I are at the Stratton Motel. Heard that 10-Speed is getting back on the trail in Andover today. There's about 1/2 doz SOBO's here.
  19. Race? What race?

    :confused:

    Sorry, didn't know thru hiking was a race.
    For me, finishing is what matters.:banana
  20. More weather poker games. Forecasted storms and...

    More weather poker games. Forecasted storms and early morning rain kept me off the trail from a slack pack. Imagine that. Am I soft or what. Will be picking back up on South Arm Rd (Andover, ME) and...
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    Be grateful

    In addition to possibly low funds as explained in another post, I heard that some less grateful hikers expected some kind of special treatment and were unappreciative of the Monk's generosity. So no...
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    I hadn't originally intended to stay with Tom,...

    I hadn't originally intended to stay with Tom, but since the trail goes right by his front porch and I saw William outside, I stopped. William said I should stay and i did and I don't regret it. We...
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    I ducked in here to get out of the downpour which...

    I ducked in here to get out of the downpour which started on my head at 3 a.m. while cowboy camping about 5 miles (I think) short of the rd leading to the hostel. Like every hostel I've been to, it...
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    100% Agreed

    I was a late arrival (about 9 p.m., I think), but the PD hooked me right up. Great facility. In the morning the clerk in the borough office hooked me up for a ride over to Slatington to get my mail...
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    Absolutely agree

    Since my planned arrival was July 1st and I didn't know if there would be space, I slacked packed to Andover (courtesy of my brother-in-law Paul who lives in South Paris) and stayed with my sister....
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