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  1. Check the date of the OP. It is from two years...

    Check the date of the OP. It is from two years ago.
  2. He was one I was thinking of in addition to the...

    He was one I was thinking of in addition to the ER doctor in NY and the other NY doctor who committed suicide. Hundreds of healthcare workers worldwide have died. And we are bitching about not being...
  3. It isn't only the AT. Local and regional trails...

    It isn't only the AT. Local and regional trails in Colorado, Philly, Atlanta, and Phoenix to name a few have reported overcrowded trails. One report of a popular trail at as state park near Atlanta...
  4. Times like these bring out the best and the worst...

    Times like these bring out the best and the worst in people. We are all in this together, but some people are going to do what they want to do. Just my opinion but I feel that the hike I cancelled is...
  5. Thread: Rain pants

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    I have a pair of Marmot PreCip rain pants that I...

    I have a pair of Marmot PreCip rain pants that I carry. In the last 10 years and thousands of miles, I have only worn them once while hiking. Use them more in town while doing laundry. I prefer to...
  6. Thread: Why SOBO?

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    I don't think starting in Maine is any more...

    I don't think starting in Maine is any more difficult than starting in Georgia as far as terrain. With the exception of Kathadin and White Cap the first 170 miles are relatively easy. For me the bugs...
  7. Thread: Why SOBO?

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    My brother and I started a SOBO on June 16, 1976....

    My brother and I started a SOBO on June 16, 1976. We chose SOBO because he just graduated high school and I just graduated college. We made it 1300 miles before we got off the trail. I did a NOBO in...
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    I had a EMS tent that I used only for winter...

    I had a EMS tent that I used only for winter hiking. After about 15 years it started to smell and delaminate. I had a Sierra Design tent that was over 20 years old and it bit the dust 2 years ago. In...
  9. Three US Navy sailors on a ship at sea have...

    Three US Navy sailors on a ship at sea have tested positive. Just goes to show you no where is immune.
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    Is thru hiking selfish?

    There has been a bit of discussion on many social media platforms whether a thru hike today is selfish. Selfish is defined as "lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one's own...
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    My plan was to hike Springer Mt to Fontana on the...

    My plan was to hike Springer Mt to Fontana on the BMT then Fontana to Springer on the AT. I think the BMT portion would have less problems. I was planning on 3 mail drops and no overnight stays in...
  12. I agree. I am too young to have experienced...

    I agree. I am too young to have experienced rationing and other sacrifices the general public went through during WW2 or the Great Depression. There was shared sacrifice. Is it too much to ask people...
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    The US is under a state of emergency. Schools,...

    The US is under a state of emergency. Schools, restaurants, bars, bowling alleys, casinos, and gyms are closed in many places. Everyone needs to do their part to minimize the spread of the virus. I...
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    ATC is requesting you postpone your thru or...

    ATC is requesting you postpone your thru or section hike this year....
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    Bars and restaurants are closed in several states...

    Bars and restaurants are closed in several states including MA. Several hostels have closed.

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    An update on my original post. In 2020 there are...

    An update on my original post. In 2020 there are 45 hostels listed in the Companion. Down from the 56 listed in 2017.
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    Very unfair statement.

    Very unfair statement.
  18. Bear canister use regulations were enacted by the...

    Bear canister use regulations were enacted by the USFS in Pisgah and Chattahoochee NF. The 5 mile stretch of the AT with a bear canister requirement is in the Chattahoochee. Don't know about fines....
  19. USFS in NC has proposed the use of bear canisters...

    USFS in NC has proposed the use of bear canisters in National Forests there. With increased bear encounters it just a matter of time until canisters will be required in more locations along the AT.
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    I hear you. Forty-five years ago trail closures...

    I hear you. Forty-five years ago trail closures and temporary relocations were common occurrences. I think some are making a mountain out of a molehlll. I am sure the ATC is doing everything in their...
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    I agree with Old Hillwalker. Could be marking for...

    I agree with Old Hillwalker. Could be marking for the upcoming trail maintenance season. Flagging is often used to mark locations of trail structures like steps, water bars, dips, and future trail...
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    Tipi, do you carry any kind of GPS tracker or...

    Tipi, do you carry any kind of GPS tracker or beacon? I never considered carrying one until the last couple of years. I hiked from Reliance to Davenport Gap on the BMT and didn't run into another...
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    I used unleaded gas in my SVEA for my first AT...

    I used unleaded gas in my SVEA for my first AT hike. Never had any problems, just cleaned the orifice after every use. I switched to a Coleman Apex witch I still use when I go winter hiking. The...
  24. Everclear is illegal to sell or purchase in Ohio...

    Everclear is illegal to sell or purchase in Ohio as well as Maine, Maryland,Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Carolina.
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    Seems kind of ironic to me.

    Seems kind of ironic to me.
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