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  1. Irrational Fear

    Snacktime and I were hiking from Milesburn Cabin to Woodrow Rd. in So Pa. Just after we were dropped off, and while we were Deet-ing up on the porch of the cabin, a car rode past, then stopped a short way up the road. The occupants didn't get out; they did nothing other than sit in the car. For whatever reason, paranoia bordering on panic set in. Fortunately Snacktime was not affected, but when I brought out my knife and stored it somewhere accessible, along with the pepperspray, he commented "You're ...

    Updated 03-02-2014 at 12:17 by Teacher & Snacktime

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  2. What's a clueless weekender?

    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher & Snacktime View Post
    This brings to mind Another Kevin and his claim to be a "Clueless Weekender". I cry SHENANIGANS! A weekender he may be, but Clueless? NOT HARDLY!!!
    I initially adopted the label to mock one of the people here who was repeatedly complaining about how the Trail's resources (shelters, nice lunch spots, viewpoints, whatever...) were taken over by the clueless weekenders. I think the guy was one of the 'entitled thru-hikers' that we hear about.

    After some months, ...
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  3. Oh boy I'm actually about to leave...(2-27-14)

    Well it has been crazy trying to get ready for my thru hike. My mind is in the right place (what ever that means) and my stuff is all sprawled out and I have checked it over and over again. My last item which was a water proof case for my camera came in the mail today which just completed my pack. I don't have the exact weight of my pack down yet but I'll probably do that tomorrow.

    It was really nice talking to my brother on the phone as well and hearing how sweet he thought my whole ...
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  4. FS: Hilleberg Nallo 3 GT New With Tags

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ID:	26112​New with tags Nallo 3 GT for sale. Never been set up or taken out of the stuff sack. Received it as a gift last December & do not need. Retails for $830 everywhere, yours for Bumped Price of $650 with PP gift option shipped CONUS. Located in Atlanta if you would like to have a look.
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  5. AT Experience Checklist

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    In the idea of a bucket list, what places on and off the trail should be considered essential to the AT experience? I don't mean for a thru-hiker, but for anyone interested in getting an appreciation for the AT. This could include hikes, (easy, hard, ridiculous), views, shelters, hostels, towns, individuals/legends....anything that should be checked off on a list with the heading:

    I'll never hike all of the Appalachian Trail, but I've gotten to see:


    ....and yes,
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