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    If you just want distances try this site: ...

    If you just want distances try this site: http://www.atdist.com/
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    Try this site. ...

    Try this site. http://postholer.com/gmap/gmap.php?trail_id=3#

    Above the map you can select "Show Distances". Using the pointer you can see the mileage marks. "Clicking" at a start point and at...
  3. Kudos to the one person who hiked from Key West...

    Kudos to the one person who hiked from Key West for he truly did the Approach Trail.
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    Hadn't walked with a pack on my back since the...

    Hadn't walked with a pack on my back since the Army, 40 years earlier. Had never backpack camped, just some car camping. Even though I love walking in the woods, I'd never done any long distance...
  5. Re/Flagg Mt. "In the minds of some dreamers, this...

    Re/Flagg Mt. "In the minds of some dreamers, this dramatic view should be a first sight for hikers to behold as they set off for Maine on the Appalachian Trail. At 1,152 feet, Flagg Mountain is,...
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    I separated my bound guidebook into two sections....

    I separated my bound guidebook into two sections. I carried the first section, which covered up to Harpers Ferry. I left the second part at home. Since I live in MD it was easy to pick up the...
  7. One night at the Fontana Hilton the mice were...

    One night at the Fontana Hilton the mice were being a bit brazen and showing themselves rather early in the evening. There happened to be a mousetrap at the shelter so we decided to put it to use...
  8. Yup, starting at Springer is cheating. If you...

    Yup, starting at Springer is cheating. If you don't start at the tip of Key West, Florida you ain't doing it right.
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    Didn't use any mail drops but, would have liked...

    Didn't use any mail drops but, would have liked to have had one in Monson. When I arrived there the general store had been fairly well cleaned out and what little was available was expensive. I...
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    Dutch Haus B&B closed for 2014

    I just visited the website for the Dutch Haus in Montebello, VA and noticed it says the B&B is closed for 2014. Do the 2014 Trail Guides show this fact? Am I posting something that's already widely...
  11. WolfCBP - If you're interested, when the weather...

    WolfCBP - If you're interested, when the weather warms a little I'd be happy to hike with you or meet with you. I live in Carroll County, MD and thru-hiked in 2010. If interested, drop me a line...
  12. Thread: Umbrella?

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    Used one the second half of my thru-hike - loved...

    Used one the second half of my thru-hike - loved it. Carry one religiously still. Fortunately, I only use one Mother Nature provided hiking stick so I always have a hand free to carry it.
  13. For what it's worth: I started on 14 March and...

    For what it's worth: I started on 14 March and on 14 July I was at Ore Hill Shelter. That timeframe includes Neros and Zeros and comes out to an average of hiking ~14.4 miles a day.
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    At 0300, when it's ~30 degrees - my pee bottle. ...

    At 0300, when it's ~30 degrees - my pee bottle. Hell, at 0300, no matter what the weather is - my pee bottle.
  15. Thanks for the replies. Last time I hiked the...

    Thanks for the replies. Last time I hiked the Whites it was mid-July and I was very fortunate. Except for nightly rains that kept the rocks wet and slippery and a thunder and lightning storm that...
  16. The Whites in June - what are they "normally" like?

    Three of us will be doing a section hike this year (2014) starting at Great Barrington, MA (~May 15 - 20) and heading north. We figure we'll be hitting The Whites ~3 weeks later. Based on a...
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    This section is the last section required by my...

    This section is the last section required by my hiking partner to finish his hike of the AT. He started NOBO in 2010 and wants to finish the hike NOBO.
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    Northern Section Hike Advice

    I'll be doing a section hike in 2014 starting at Great Barrington, MA and heading as far north (hoping to reach Katahdin) as my old legs will carry me. I need some advice about when to start. I...
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    Update: R.A. Wizard made it to Great Barrington,...

    Update: R.A. Wizard made it to Great Barrington, MA. His knees weren't amused the last couple of weeks, or so, but he prevailed. Fortunately, neither his knees or his asthma forced him off but,...
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    Pee Bottle - don't leave home without it.

    Pee Bottle - don't leave home without it.
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    Poll: Josh Garrison (see post 25 Mar @2035 in this...

    Josh Garrison (see post 25 Mar @2035 in this thread) posted on Trail Journals that he's setting out to compete the AT in 60 days or less. Looks like it's going to be an interesting year. I will...
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    Kudos to RA Wizard

    R.A. Wizard began with the AT Class of 2010. That's when he started his thru-hike. Unfortunately, his severe asthma forced him off the Trail at Dragon's Tooth that year. In March 2012 he got...
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    Last line of my post should read, "For what it's...

    Last line of my post should read, "For what it's worth".
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    Used the 58 on my 2010 hike and am still using...

    Used the 58 on my 2010 hike and am still using it. Pros: relatively lightweight; side mesh pockets with top and side access are great for carrying water bottles (I use 3/4 liter Gatorade bottles...
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    Hi Redhat. I hope I didn't insinuate that only...

    Hi Redhat. I hope I didn't insinuate that only older people (those in my age group) are purists. Just trying to find out if they ("purists") fall into all age groups. And I hope I also didn't...
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