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  1. "The Ethics of Thru-Hiking During the COVID-19 Pandemic"

    Quote Originally Posted by med2 View Post
    How are you putting others at risk when individuals take risk each and every day. We must choose our own level of comfort. If I chose to hike the trail or go to the store during the Wuhan virus scare, that is my choice. Those that are hiking take the INDIVIDUAL risk of hiking. Just because someone else gets a warm and fuzzy feeling telling others how they personally should live is ridiculous. Okay, let's play this nonsense out. "Today I saw a bear on the trail near Hot Springs!" "Don't
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  2. Day 1 of 4 in the Whites - Franconia Ridge


    Alpha-Gal and M2 planned this as a 4 day hike from Franconia Notch to Crawford Notch using the Hut system for overnights. Day 1 is from the Liberty Springs Trailhead up to the Franconia Ridge Trail and back down to Greenleaf Hut. This hike passes over the summits of Little Haystack Mountain, Mount Lincoln, and Mount Lafayette. Alpha-Gal and M2 made a quick stop for lunch at the Liberty Springs Tentsite and checked out the spring and privy ...
  3. Phillip’s Canyon Campsite to Eagles Nest Shelter and Sand Spring – AT PA


    Day 3: After a night of storms and an odd encounter with a Mennonite hiker, KrizAkoni continues South on the AT with Southbound long section hiker Brant & Garvey (Garvey is Brant’s dog) and “Sweeps”. The group continues South about 5 miles to Eagles Nest Shelter for second breakfast and then continues 1.5 miles to Sand Spring. A large black snake surprised Sweeps. We continued South another 5.7 miles and then parted ways with Brant and Garvey ...
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  4. Port Clinton to Phillip’s Canyon Spring – Pocahontas Spring – AT Pennsylvania


    Day 2: KrizAkoni continues South on the AT from Reservoir Road with Southbound long section hiker Brant & Garvey (Garvey is Brant’s dog) and “Sweeps”. The group travels South to Phillip’s Canyon Spring to make camp. The trip to the spring is extraordinarily precarious – watch us try to get water from this one, LoL.
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  5. Blessed to avoid trouble! (Part 2)

    My original plan was to use the next day to hike up the south side of Moosilauke, having done the north side a few years ago. However, fearful of the well-publicized difficulty of this hike
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    and the fact that I knew my legs already tired from vertical walking, I decided to spend the morning shopping for Shuttle’s birthday; and then do a simple, one-hour up and one-hour ...
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