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    The LT is a mountain trail, NP is a valley trail;...

    The LT is a mountain trail, NP is a valley trail; very different from each other. LT is overly maintained, NP, not so much. And looks can be deceiving. The NP is a tough little runt. It climbs...
  2. You should be ok. We've had a very wet spring,...

    You should be ok. We've had a very wet spring, but things are returning to more normal conditions. Story Spring could be dry, but I doubt it. Glastenbury is usually a very reliable spring and...
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    $35.00??? No way. Try...

    $35.00??? No way. Try these:https://www.campmor.com/c/equinox-ultralite-horizontal-pack-pocket-1
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    $35.00??? No thanks.

    $35.00??? No thanks.
  5. Yes, lots of places for hammock. College kids...

    Yes, lots of places for hammock. College kids and other groups are asked to tent out and not hog the shelters. The college groups I've run into did this and MOST (not all) were quiet and did things...
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    AFAIK, the gate is seasonal as the road leads to...

    AFAIK, the gate is seasonal as the road leads to private property and cannot be permanently closed.
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    I have something similar and have also been...

    I have something similar and have also been looking for a replacement. I ended up with the MSR bag, but had to buy the larger spigot extra. The new MSR contains lead, if you read the warning under...
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    Don't worry, you won't be alone, lots of folks in...

    Don't worry, you won't be alone, lots of folks in the woods.
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    The Cats and the Dacks are different. With the...

    The Cats and the Dacks are different. With the Dacks you have globs of mud, boot-sucking mud and long distances to get to the peaks. Many of these peaks involve overnight trips (arguable). With...
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    Yes, there is a list of fee shelters on the GMC...

    Yes, there is a list of fee shelters on the GMC website.
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    Early Sept. is Freshman time on the trail;...

    Early Sept. is Freshman time on the trail; several colleges bring their Freshman out on the trail in groups of 10-12. There are adult chaperones, but some of these groups can be noisy, staying up...
  12. I would find a residence or business to leave my...

    I would find a residence or business to leave my vehicle at. Offer them a modest parking fee to make them feel better. Several public trailheads are notorious for break-ins. The worst, IMO, is...
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    Give it a try NOBO someday. The Mts in the south...

    Give it a try NOBO someday. The Mts in the south of VT are smaller and the hiking easier. You get into shape as you go. If you're young, that doesn't hurt either.
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    Check the guidebook. Each section is different. ...

    Check the guidebook. Each section is different. There is a lot or private property in the north, but land purchases have been on-going for years.
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    I did the LT in Sept/Oct and I found a poncho the...

    I did the LT in Sept/Oct and I found a poncho the happy medium. You get some rain protection and some breathability. I did not find the trail overgrown as I went north. I found sections wanting...
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    Groups have been ASKED to not use the shelters in...

    Groups have been ASKED to not use the shelters in some places along the trail as this is one block of people taking up the shelter. As far as small groups of w/e ders, shelters are open.
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    In the Eastern High Peak region of the...

    In the Eastern High Peak region of the Adirondacks you must use a bear canister as the bear have learned what a bear bag is. It doesn't matter how well you hang it, they know what the rope is.
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    I like to wear long tan (or other light color)...

    I like to wear long tan (or other light color) pants. The light color helps you spot ticks. It's not a bad idea to carry a small plastic mirror (Coleman has 'em) with you to to a tick check. It's...
  19. I've found that these things have a shelf life. ...

    I've found that these things have a shelf life. I was given some by a friend. Neither knew how old they were, but they barely burned and put out very little heat.

    I've found that soaking...
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    The gate is not locked all the time and the road...

    The gate is not locked all the time and the road goes to a private inholding. The locals can still drive in when the gat is open. The gate has reduced the problem, not eliminated it.
  21. My local TV news, Albany, NY, posted a pic of the...

    My local TV news, Albany, NY, posted a pic of the gov enjoying an empty beach and then cut to a press conference where he was asked about it. He wouldn't answer the question and just said, "move...
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    Tupperware?

    Tupperware?
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    You can do a loop thru the Lye brook Wilderness. ...

    You can do a loop thru the Lye brook Wilderness. You can use just one car and visit some places off the LT. Bourn Pond is pretty and you can walk the old logging railroad that once climbed the...
  24. Isn't this rather dangerous?

    Isn't this rather dangerous?
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    Nope, none.

    Nope, none.
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