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  1. Does anyone know when this reroute will be...

    Does anyone know when this reroute will be completed?
  2. I've hiked AT from Springer Approach to Crawford...

    I've hiked AT from Springer Approach to Crawford Notch, NH.
    I'm thinking of thru hiking the FT starting in early January. Couple of questions...is normal time to thru hike 2-3 months?
    Also, I've...
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    LASH from Marion, Va. to Springer

    Doing a LASH from Marion, Va. to Springer Approach beginning September 3rd. Can't wait! I know the weather will be hot, but I live in Florida, so I'm used to hiking/sweating in the heat.
    I have...
  4. Thread: Hiker shape

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    I hike the Port Orange bridge with my pack on....

    I hike the Port Orange bridge with my pack on. It's the only mountain in town...
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    Have used Esbit stove in past...bought an MSR...

    Have used Esbit stove in past...bought an MSR Pocket Rocket 2 last week and plan on using it on my AT/BMT loop hike in September/October...
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    In my tent....plenty of room in my Zpacks...

    In my tent....plenty of room in my Zpacks Duplex...
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    :bananaI have a Zpacks Duplex tent with plenty of...

    :bananaI have a Zpacks Duplex tent with plenty of room inside, so I keep everything inside with the exception of my food, which I put in my bear canister and place it in the woods at least 100 ft....
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    Parking at Amicalola Falls

    I'm planning on doing the AT/BMT loop hike starting mid September. I figure it'll take me about 6 weeks....
    My question is can I park my truck at Amicalola Falls State Park for that 6 week period?
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    I plan on using the Hike Inn on my BMT/AT loop...

    I plan on using the Hike Inn on my BMT/AT loop hike in September/October.
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    2028 miles...every white blaze from Springer Mt....

    2028 miles...every white blaze from Springer Mt. to Crawford Notch, N.H. New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut twice...hope to hike Crawford Notch to Katahdin in a couple of years, '23 or '24...
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    Here in Port Orange, Florida have been doing 5-7...

    Here in Port Orange, Florida have been doing 5-7 mile walks everyday between the beach, my neighborhood loop, and the Longleaf Pine Preserve which has 11 miles of trails...
    The beaches have some...
  12. Benton Mackaye/AT 530 mile loop, hopefully this...

    Benton Mackaye/AT 530 mile loop, hopefully this Fall.
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    Trail conditions NJ/NY

    I'm finishing up the AT this year beginning May 9th, starting NB just south of Wind Gap. How are the trail conditions currently in NJ/NY...?
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    Just camped there 4 weeks ago. No water at...

    Just camped there 4 weeks ago. No water at Hickory Flats; I got water along the numerous accesses along Long Creek, 1.5 miles south of Hickory Flats.
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    Actually, now starting at Smith Gap Rd. trailhead...

    Actually, now starting at Smith Gap Rd. trailhead now....Mechanical Man is going to pick me up at the airport on May 9th...stoked to start!
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    Starting at Wind Gap on May 9th. Plan to be on...

    Starting at Wind Gap on May 9th. Plan to be on Katahdin late July...
  17. Thread: Scotchguard

    by Bubblehead
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    Thanks for the response TZ....makes sense...

    Thanks for the response TZ....makes sense...
  18. Thread: Scotchguard

    by Bubblehead
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    Scotchguard

    Has anyone ever used Scotchguard on their backpack before, and did it work? I am planning to ditch my backpack rain cover this year, and I'll, as always, use an industrial garbage bag inside my...
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    Thermorest z-lite sol

    I'm hiking the AT this year from Wind Gap to Katahdin. I have an equipment question...I've hiked Springer Approach to Southern Mass. with an Osprey rain cover for my Exos 58. I'm planning this year...
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    Back in 2016 I was stepping down those small...

    Back in 2016 I was stepping down those small wooden footholds from the upper level of the Fontana Hilton and fell hard on my ass. Very lucky I didn't break anything...
  21. Thread: Knee straps

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    It's about a one inch wide strap that goes around...

    It's about a one inch wide strap that goes around the knee just beneath the patella (knee cap)
  22. Thread: Knee straps

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    Knee straps

    Who has experience with wearing knee straps on the AT? Do they really help with the descents?
  23. Thread: Gear theft

    by Bubblehead
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    Back in 2017, left my sitting pad on the bench...

    Back in 2017, left my sitting pad on the bench outside the ATC in Harpers Ferry...realized it a couple of hours later and went back. It was gone...I also checked inside to see if someone had brought...
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    Hiked 8 miles roundtrip on the beach just south...

    Hiked 8 miles roundtrip on the beach just south of Daytona Beach. Low 80's, some swimmers in the water...beautiful day...
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    I plan on finishing the AT in 2019. I've hiked...

    I plan on finishing the AT in 2019. I've hiked 1511 miles of it in 2 LASH's. When I finish it, I will be a 2000 miler, not a thru hiker. I did not hike the entire trail in 1 calendar year.
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