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    Speaking of the ATC Journeys magazine-- the...

    Speaking of the ATC Journeys magazine--

    the ATC seems to have given the movie a lot of promotion, and I kept seeing ATC quoted in the press in ways that endorsed the movie.
    Does anyone know if...
  2. Thread: Shaw's!

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    stayed at Shaw's this August (2013)--still a...

    stayed at Shaw's this August (2013)--still a great place, hospitable, very hiker oriented, good shuttle service, very clean.
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    why can't they just have bear boxes at the...

    why can't they just have bear boxes at the affected shelters? that seems to work in the northeast. asking hikers to carry bear cannisters for just 5 miles of the trail seems a little odd.
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    Often too you can wedge tent stakes in between...

    Often too you can wedge tent stakes in between the boards--can take some pushing and some pulling later to get them out but usually they stay put once in.
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    mothballs will keep rodents away and will not...

    mothballs will keep rodents away and will not attract bears so you could you those.

    I've never had this problem either.

    As to wool sox at night--sleep with them in your bag. That way they're...
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    Better than ever getting dehydrated. Conditions...

    Better than ever getting dehydrated. Conditions can creep up on you--and on some days you could find yourself very happy to have that second liter in your backpack. I was coming to the end of an 18...
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    raisins

    raisins have a very high calorie to weight ratio--there's a reason hikers have been carrying gorp (raisins plus nuts plus m&ms or whatever) for decades as a calorie + energy supplement.
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    stick

    I've hiked a little over half the AT now and have not had any trouble with dogs on the Trail except when getting near and going through towns. You can get very aggressive dogs "protecting" their...
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    kinsman pond shetler in winter

    stayed here a few nights ago--Jan. 5--the shelter was surrounded by 1-2 feet of unbroken powder (the Fishin Jimmy Trail was broken out but not the .1 of Kinsman Pond Trail to the shelter). The new...
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    thanks!

    thanks, Dave. Checked Views from Top as well--looks like it's not in great shape but halfway usable--

    best,

    Cascader
  11. maybe it's b/c I too am from Western Washington...

    maybe it's b/c I too am from Western Washington State, but light rains don't bother me. I'd much rather hike in a light rain than in 80 plus degrees heat--as I get older the heat really slows me...
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    Ethan Pond Shelter and campsite

    Not surprised that no one has written up Ethan Pond yet. First, it's just a few miles from NH 302 and various accommodations, including amc's Highland Center. Second, it is run by the amc and has a...
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    is (NH) Rocky Branch Shelter #2 standing?

    Hi, hope someone catches this message who knows the answer. I want to do an overnight at Rocky Branch Shelter #2, in the White Mtns, and read that it was scheduled to be torn down. Does anyone know...
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    shelter now .2 off Trail

    I stayed (alone) at Gentian Pond shelter last October ('08) and stopped in a couple weeks ago (Aug 31) on my way N thro' the Mahoosucs. I was surprised to find there'd been a slight Trail relocation...
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    shelter in may 2009

    stayed here last week. The well was very low--just some mud at the bottom. Shelter itself pretty skanky--trash + a couple of airmattresses from weekenders/partiers, droppings inside, no broom to...
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    silk liner instead of new bag?

    You don't necessarily need to buy a new bag. Just supplement the bag you have with a silk liner for the first month or so. Then you can mail the liner home, or keep it for the hot times, sleep in it...
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    Curley Maple Gap shelter

    This shelter is just a few miles N of the Nolichucky River and Uncle Johnny's and other places to stay. Seemd from the register that no one stays the night there much, but I did, on March 31, alone,...
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    No Business Knob shelter

    I spent the night here on March 30, at the end of a long 20 mile day. Nice, simple 3-sided single platform shelter with a cooking ledge in front of the sleeping platform. Room for 6. Good water...
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    Jerry Cabin

    Spent the night alone at Jerry Cabin on March 28. Water source was running fine. Shelter looks like it could be leaky, but it rained hard that night and everything stayed dry. It's a simple...
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    trashed

    I was at Spring Mtn shelter (11 miles N of Hot Springs) on March 27. I agree with the posters who don't like it and think it's seen better days. When I was there, it was trashed as well--lots of...
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    problem with Big Branch

    Ivy is right, there's a great view from Big Branch out over a rocky river, it *looks* like a nice place to stay.

    But as I discovered last fall, it's also so close to a road and parking area that...
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    Clarendon Shelter

    This is the last shelter heading north before the notorious Governor Clement shelter.

    Clarendon is very nice--not sure why it's never been written up on this site. I stayed here on Oct 7, 2007,...
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    Douglas Shelter

    I stayed alone here on December 2, 2006, after hiking north from the Arlington/W Wardsboro Rd parking lot.

    It's .5 off the AT but it's an easy .5, goes very quick and seems like less than half a...
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    This is a fine little shelter, pretty clean b/c...

    This is a fine little shelter, pretty clean b/c it's so remote (tho' it's indeed that cinder-block, plywood floor, and tin roof design you see in this part of the Trail).. It's in a pretty, woodsy...
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    watch those privy steps

    stayed at Hexacuba two weeks ago, alone, after going over about three dozen blowdowns on way S from Glencliff on AT. Water running well, shelter clean, privy clean, no mice, no flies, really...
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