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    What is normal? The number of AT hikers have...

    What is normal? The number of AT hikers have increased every year. There were problems even before Covid.

    I’d be interested in seeing a poll on how many people were inspired by AWITW and Wild...
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    On a happy note, I think we will see more...

    On a happy note, I think we will see more diversity on the AT in 2021. Recently, I saw more diversity in one day than in years of hiking. :)
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    Yep...I’m usually the example of what not to do! ...

    Yep...I’m usually the example of what not to do!

    I only admit to it as an illustration of how easy it is to unknowingly expose others and that it’s not necessarily thru hikers who are an issue...
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    Very few people in the rural southeast are...

    Very few people in the rural southeast are wearing masks, what makes us think they will get vaccinated? I worry there will be a surge of COVID in rural communities and how the ATC responds is...
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    I love my Patagonia down sweater (it’s a jacket)....

    I love my Patagonia down sweater (it’s a jacket). The nano puff gets good reviews but I believe it’s not as warm. Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer has a lot of fans but it’s pricey.
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    Another commenter says there is a water source....

    Another commenter says there is a water source. (?)

    I donít recall having camped there before but my map shows water. Streams are plentiful in that area.
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    I guess it depends on your wife’s fitness level...

    I guess it depends on your wife’s fitness level and enthusiasm but personally, I like your second option the best. I enjoy that loop much more than hiking out of Cosby.
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    Bear killers.

    Bear killers.
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    Just an observation...from the stories in the...

    Just an observation...from the stories in the article related to sexual harassment, it seems a common theme is that the women are hiking in groups with strangers and exchanging personal information,...
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    I read it the other day and my opinion is that...

    I read it the other day and my opinion is that the article exploits the terrible murder and assault that happened and uses it to over-dramatize women's experiences when hiking. I'm a woman and have...
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    I really like the packing cubes from Hyperlite...

    I really like the packing cubes from Hyperlite Mountain Gear, they keep my backpack (and my tent) neat and organized. I used to stuff everything into a trash compactor bag but these are so much...
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    Have a great time and let us know how it went.

    Have a great time and let us know how it went.
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    (Your return route doesnít flow for me, I think...

    (Your return route doesnít flow for me, I think you mean Bote Mtn. instead of Anthony Creek?).

    I love the Finley Cane/Schoolhouse Gap/Turkey Pen Ridge loop. Itís a pleasant, easy to moderate...
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    I can relate to your struggle. I have several...

    I can relate to your struggle. I have several pack covers and the Osprey cover is the easiest. I usually use my lightest pack cover but it takes me awhile to figure out despite having used it for...
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    I’m so happy for you G, you’ve been dreaming of...

    I’m so happy for you G, you’ve been dreaming of this for a long time! Please report back and tell us how it went.

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    They make Via iced coffee packets but they are...

    They make Via iced coffee packets but they are sweetened. I like to put a couple in my bp for an afternoon pick me up.

    For home, the most economical method is to buy a cold brew pitcher. You...
  18. Wanderlove...my next trail name.

    Wanderlove...my next trail name.
  19. 9/12/20, body found near Hazel Creek, CS 82. ...

    9/12/20, body found near Hazel Creek, CS 82.
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    I think hiker shape isn't just about walking up...

    I think hiker shape isn't just about walking up mountains but being able to manage other necessities like squatting, climbing under/over blow downs, or removing brush from the trail. I took my mom...
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    I read this yesterday and I'm still laughing...

    I read this yesterday and I'm still laughing about it. That's a very unique list. :)

    (it sounds a little heavy for the Circuit though)
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    Repair and hygiene kits are very personal and no...

    Repair and hygiene kits are very personal and no two are the same, depends on what you need to keep you out hiking when experiencing your toughest situations. Everyones level of comfort is different...
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    Mikes Mighty Good Organic Vegetarian Kimchi Ramen...

    Mikes Mighty Good Organic Vegetarian Kimchi Ramen with homemade dehydrated kimchi. Delicious!
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    I BP’d at higher elevation last week and the sun...

    I BP’d at higher elevation last week and the sun was searing in the open areas...got quite sunburned (forgot my hat). I should have hiked after dark as you suggest because it was very cool and...
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    Very cool appstate. A hiking buddy and I saw...

    Very cool appstate.

    A hiking buddy and I saw signs of bear in Citico Creek Wilderness today but my constant chatter probably scared them away.

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