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  1. Though the photos are not mine, I do agree they...

    Though the photos are not mine, I do agree they are nice!
  2. It is an enclosed cabin, very nice. Here is a...

    It is an enclosed cabin, very nice.

    Here is a pic:

    http://www.trailjournals.com/photos.cfm?id=485575&back=1
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    Your mileage per day is a personal thing, so I'll...

    Your mileage per day is a personal thing, so I'll try to focus on the comparisons. But yes, I think 15 miles per day would not be an uncommon pace for an in-shape backpacker. I think in terms of...
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    Right, so in just a few hours that's two...

    Right, so in just a few hours that's two irrelevant and unprovoked posts complaining about personal problems getting along with others on a hiking BBS. What, years ago?

    My understanding is that...
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    That's right, Steve, thanks. Not sure what I...

    That's right, Steve, thanks.

    Not sure what I did to elicit this tirade from the "real hiker world", though.
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    Hyoh

    Me, I always come back to the trail at the same spot as where I left it. But who cares? Only me.

    There really is no such thing as a "purist", and if there were it would only be defined as...
  7. What is "failure"?

    I don't know, maybe I have a whole different way of looking at this hiking thing. Of course, I am a sectioneer and peakbagger.

    I see a lot of people, especially here at Whiteblaze, who talk about...
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    Have fun!

    Hey,

    Good luck you all on your Midstate Trail journey. I have section hiked it end to end, southbound. Actually, many of my day hikes were round trip. I have also completed the conneting Wapack...
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    Grassy Pond route

    Hi,

    The former AT route that you walked immediately south of the Tote Road, Grassy Pond Trail, has been closed for some years, with signs on both ends indicating "keep off" the trail. When did it...
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    Reba, Just sent a note re NE hiking.

    Reba,
    Just sent a note re NE hiking.
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    Cool nights

    Hi HE,

    I am a veteran LT end to ender and Northern New England Fall/Winter hiker.

    Looking at your clothing list, I wonder if it will be quite enough at times. Do you have shell miitts, or just...
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    Random thoughts

    While I can imagine some novices might start off on a long hike with something crazy like 6 roles of TP or 2 gallons of water, how many of us would actually persist in this beyond, say, the first day...
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    Huh?

    Geez, now THAT is a real stretch. It is my understanding that this radio collar is used by the hunter to LOCATE the dog, and this hunter was clearly far enough away from his dog that he couldn't...
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    Poor dog

    I've encountered radio-collared bear-hunting dogs on hiking trails before. One time, the dog was "lost" from it's hunter, and the word we got was that he "didn't care" and had gone home and left the...
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    Yes, that's another direction one can go to/from...

    Yes, that's another direction one can go to/from the Southern terminus. I would just add that there is excellent intercity bus service, provided by Berkshire Regional Transit Authority, between...
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    Sorry, but I really was talking about the White...

    Sorry, but I really was talking about the White Mountains to the extent that the trail goes through. When I wrote "with the AT" and "Grafton Notch", I was suggesting that the Mahoosucs and Old Speck...
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    Boundaries and Mountains

    Hey,

    The White Mountains (and even the place name) are a lot older than any National Forest Boundary. I mean if people asked you about the extent of the Appalachian Mountain Range, no property...
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    Hi HE, Williamstown is in Massachusetts, and...

    Hi HE,

    Williamstown is in Massachusetts, and is in fact your nearest large town to the trail's South "terminus". If you look at your Long Trail map, you should be able to see Williamstown just...
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    Yes

    Yes, O.F., I did mean the public areas for Don, and most particularly the restaurant and running water. As I suspected, he will be there too late in the season to take advantage. Thanks.
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    Hey man, what kind of bad advice is this? ...

    Hey man, what kind of bad advice is this?

    Most people do get home just fine, but in a typical winter one or more people die on or near the AT in Maine or New Hampshire.

    Given the choice...
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    You should remind these late season hikers,...

    You should remind these late season hikers, though, that the RMC facilities in the Northern Presidentials are open year 'round. And when does the observatory close? It is also useful for hot soup...
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    Hi DonJuan, I've hiked the AT through the New...

    Hi DonJuan,

    I've hiked the AT through the New England states, but more importantly I have hiked all of the high summits of New England in calendar winter, including Katahdin, the Presidentials,...
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    Journey's End

    I am pleased to report that I finsihed my multi-year multi-season section hike of the Long Trail at Journey's End yesterday. Of late, NOBO finishers seem to have averaged about one or two per day. ...
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    The only kind of food cache I would use today is...

    The only kind of food cache I would use today is a proper hard bear canister, or the equivalent.

    Put it off the trail, but where you can find it. To help keep humans from disturbing it, I might...
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    Wow, that's great advice.

    Wow, that's great advice.
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