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  1. Thanks for the replies everyone. I think I'm...

    Thanks for the replies everyone. I think I'm going to hold off on Wonderland for another year or two, I want to take the proper time to fully enjoy (read: go slow and take all the side trips).
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  2. 5-6 day trip on the PCT in Washington or Oregon?

    Hey all.

    I have a week off next month and looking to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of my Katahdin summit with a week in the Woods out west. I live near Seattle now, so thinking of trying out...
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    Even if the feeds are posted about online in...

    Even if the feeds are posted about online in order to get folks together, it's still a 'random' act for the hiker, no? I remember just coming across them out of nowhere. I knew there was a road...
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    So, a question for those who hiked, when...

    So, a question for those who hiked, when presented with a random hiker feed did you just pass it by? A simple "no thanks" and on your way, or did you castigate the feeders and tell them their...
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    For me personally, when I hiked I was really...

    For me personally, when I hiked I was really floored by the 'trail magic', or 'hiker feeds', I ran across while on the Trail. It was amazing to me then to have complete strangers wanting to play a...
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    I'd recommend actually using the Baltoro on...

    I'd recommend actually using the Baltoro on several hikes before deciding you want to get rid of it. As another poster mentioned upthread the idea that you need to be 'ultralight' to be comfortable...
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    I hope things have not changed so much in the 10...

    I hope things have not changed so much in the 10 years since my hike where hikers need to be overly worried about losing their gear? I would routinely leave my loaded bag out front of...
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    When I hiked I made 2 fires the entire trail, and...

    When I hiked I made 2 fires the entire trail, and both were very early into the hike. It was the novelty of it - I'd always hiked/camped with friends/family prior to the AT and we'd always gather...
  9. I've never used a quilt, so I can comment on any...

    I've never used a quilt, so I can comment on any comparisons between the two, but one aspect I really like about the Backcountry Bed is that there's no need to fiddle with keeping covered (if that...
  10. Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed - game changer!

    Anyone else use this beauty? I'm late to the game but man has this thing changed sleeping in a tent for me. I'm a restless side/stomach sleeper and mummies have always been uncomfortable. This...
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    Have you looked at the new Hubbas, the 'NX'...

    Have you looked at the new Hubbas, the 'NX' version? I recently bought one to replace an older Hubba. Like you I thru-hiked with my older Hubba and this new version is basically the same setup. ...
  12. Thanks all. Ended up picking the polyester one,...

    Thanks all. Ended up picking the polyester one, we'll see how it does. Appreciate the replies.
  13. Pack Material - durability difference between polyester and nylon?

    Morning all.

    So say there are 2 packs, roughly the same weight and capacity, one is made using '210 denier nylon' and the other '420HD polyester ripstop'. Which of these is the tougher...
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    I don't understand the criticisms of the OP? You...

    I don't understand the criticisms of the OP? You can easily do your own research on gear, come to a conclusion that you think works for you, and then reach out to a larger community to hopefully...
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    When I did my thru there was no doubt I was...

    When I did my thru there was no doubt I was finishing it, baring injury of course. I had it set in my mind for so long and I had the time/money to do it that I was 100% confident only an injury was...
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    Picked mine up this morning, and it looks really...

    Picked mine up this morning, and it looks really sharp. To be honest, I think I like the design better than my older NC plate. Well-done.
  17. Thanks for the replies. We called and they are...

    Thanks for the replies. We called and they are definitely still doing the shuttles.

    peace
  18. Weekend Hike - North of Hot Springs hiking South back into town?

    Trying to get a hike together, and coordinating a big group from a bunch of different cities. I suggested maybe meeting in Hot Springs because of the campground there, and I thought Bluff Mountain...
  19. I gave myself my trail name (Switchback) in '06...

    I gave myself my trail name (Switchback) in '06 as I was quietly praising the glorious mercy a particular switchback was affording me up one bastard of a mountain.

    I think the trail name for me...
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    duh... Switchback in '06

    duh... Switchback in '06
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    My thru-hike converted me into a trail runner...

    My thru-hike converted me into a trail runner hiker. I had always hiked in boots prior to my thru, but since I only hike in trail runners, unless I KNOW the weather is going to be miserable cold and...
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    Well, I'll chime in against a cell phone. I...

    Well, I'll chime in against a cell phone.

    I had one through the first couple towns and never got reception. I was using T-Mobile, and this was back in '06, so maybe the reception with Verizon...
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    "But if you decide to go against the wishes of...

    "But if you decide to go against the wishes of the ATC and do this feed anyway"

    Right. Because that's the point of this....
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    Gray Blazer, still trying to decide. I spoke...

    Gray Blazer, still trying to decide. I spoke with a frolicking dino last night, and she pointed me in the direction of Yellow Creek Mtn. Also, I liked the idea of Wayah Bald, but the weather up...
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    semantics lone wolf...

    semantics lone wolf...
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