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    I'm still planning on hitting the trail for short...

    I'm still planning on hitting the trail for short hikes/exercise/fresh air. Even the places in lockdown mode allow people out for exercise. If you're not interacting with people during your hike...
  2. Thread: Camp Shoes

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    Flip flops for me. They lay together flat...

    Flip flops for me. They lay together flat horizontally inside my pack. Unless it's deep winter, I just plow through water crossings with what I have on.
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    My company has sent everybody home for the...

    My company has sent everybody home for the foreseeable future. My new reality is working from the dining room table.

    I have been stockpiling some food, looks like I may need to get more. ...
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    To touch on a couple points others have...

    To touch on a couple points others have made....the section from Hampton to Damascus is fast, and with a week of hiking under your belt, you could probably knock out the 45 miles in 2 days. Which...
  5. We stocked up on non-perishable food items at the...

    We stocked up on non-perishable food items at the grocery store last night. Stuff we normally buy anyway, but just to have an extra reserve of it on hand...in case. People buying the expensive...
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    Would you play Russian Roulette with those odds,...

    Would you play Russian Roulette with those odds, say with a $100,000 payout?
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    Does anybody know where exactly this was? I know...

    Does anybody know where exactly this was? I know OP above mentioned MM651 back in 2017. I just did the section N from Peters Mtn Trailhead beginning at mm657 (a few miles North of Pine Swamp Branch...
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    SOBO Priest is 3K' gain in 4 miles. That's...

    SOBO Priest is 3K' gain in 4 miles. That's legit.

    If you really want the climb OP:
    - go NOBO from Crabtree Falls parking or Fish Hatchery Road
    - proceed up and over the Priest the easy way
    -...
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    I prefer the AWOL Guide in PDF format for...

    I prefer the AWOL Guide in PDF format for pre-trip planning and you can easily see all the data for a town (hostels, motels, restaurants, shuttle drivers, map, hours etc...), or 30 miles of trail, on...
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    You should try posting this to the Ultralight...

    You should try posting this to the Ultralight Gear Trade subReddit forum. I bet it'd be gone very fast at that price. Maybe even start higher.
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    The cart sounds like it could become a burden. ...

    The cart sounds like it could become a burden.

    Why not look into slack packing the remainder of the trail? With all the gaps, hostels, and towns along the way...it's a realistic option. And if...
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    Sweet pack!

    Sweet pack!
  13. There is no doubt there's at least one here now. ...

    There is no doubt there's at least one here now. You should take a hike buddy.
  14. Which direction were you hiking? As globetruck...

    Which direction were you hiking?

    As globetruck mentioned, my first thought was to the blue-blazed Mau Har on Three Ridges that dumps you out at a shelter as well.

    I've hiked the Priest several...
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    What did your gut tell you about the guy, was he...

    What did your gut tell you about the guy, was he for real? I ran across a guy once who was wearing the Ranger panties and didn't miss a single opportunity to talk about his Ranger experiences with...
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    A10 is the most bada$$ of all the f/a jets imo. ...

    A10 is the most bada$$ of all the f/a jets imo. You hear about the gun, but you don't appreciate it until you see how truly massive it is!:...
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    That orange is what we call trail magic! The...

    That orange is what we call trail magic!

    The abandoned camping gear is not uncommon in GA unfortunately.
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    hmm....I never thought about a down vest while...

    hmm....I never thought about a down vest while moving, but you make some great points. I might have to consider this and see if a vest fits into my arsenal.
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    I also have a 40EE-REV that appears a bit skimpy...

    I also have a 40EE-REV that appears a bit skimpy on the down quantity. Otherwise a great summer quilt.


    Rob, you do this yourself or send it off? I was hoping to add more down to mine and was...
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    I sat around a campfire one night with a couple...

    I sat around a campfire one night with a couple guys who had stayed at the Doyle. After hearing their descriptions of how decrepit and dirty this place was, poor lighting, shared bathrooms and an...
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    I still think it's a local, or at least, a non-LD...

    I still think it's a local, or at least, a non-LD hiker. It was easy enough to vet the thru's and lash's and I'm sure something would have already turned up if this was the case. The fact that some...
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    A guy on the previous page says he specifically...

    A guy on the previous page says he specifically remembers running into Papa Smurf in PA during that time.
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    Lol, that certainly helps! I was trying to...

    Lol, that certainly helps! I was trying to figure out what you did for a living to swing those trips because I had you pegged to be around my age based on your pic. Bad....er good lighting?
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    Lol ain't that the truth. That's pretty much...

    Lol ain't that the truth. That's pretty much life. In terms of the trail, I learned basically after my first section hike where I planned daily mileage and stops, that it all goes out the window...
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    I hope you are able to shop around and gather...

    I hope you are able to shop around and gather some options. Walk in the Woods was very prompt and professional in their reply which I appreciated, but they were literally double what I ended up...
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