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    Trail Difficulty Rating System

    Thread Starter: PennyPincher

    Is there a consistent trail rating system? I have often seen different guidebooks state certain trails are "easy, moderate or difficult" but

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    Trail Runners Vs. Hiking Boots

    Thread Starter: spfleisig

    For over 20 years, I've been using Salomon XA Pro 3D trail runners to both hike in and trail run.

    I recently did two days of hiking in

    Last Post By: spfleisig Today, 19:07 Go to last post
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    Horse and Cooper Gaps

    Thread Starter: Teacher & Snacktime

    Between these 2 locations, which would be a better place to park (and sleep in) a car overnight?

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    What to do if I see a bear?

    Thread Starter: appstate_mj

    Not sure whether to post this here or in hiker safety. But I've never encountered a bear before (this will only be my 3rd section hike)...I'm doing part

    Last Post By: The Solemates Today, 17:40 Go to last post

    Feb 1 Start NOBO

    Thread Starter: wvbackpacker

    Hey y'all! I'm pretty warm-blooded, how does my sleeping setup fare for a Feb 1 NOBO?

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    FAK for nail loss on trail

    Thread Starter: illabelle

    We leave Wednesday for a week of hiking on rough steep trails. One of my big toenails is black and purple. I don't want to think about what might be

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