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  1. Not a crime until he had been accused of a crime....

    Not a crime until he had been accused of a crime. Hence the term "person of interest" which has no legal significance. At the time he disappeared the body had not been found and this was technology a...
  2. Nice. Did you know Miner's Castle used to have...

    Nice. Did you know Miner's Castle used to have two "turrets", but one collapsed a few years ago? Google pictures to see what it used to look like.
  3. Yup. Start a sentence with "Some people think"...

    Yup. Start a sentence with "Some people think" and finish it with the most stupid idea you can think of and it will probably be a true (but pointless) statement.
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    This has been covered often. You will get...

    This has been covered often. You will get different opinions and experiences from everyone. But these are the realities of flying.

    1. The TSA specifically says the hiking poles are not allowed on...
  5. Me too (keeping covered up, that is). Don't like...

    Me too (keeping covered up, that is). Don't like convertible pants or shorts. These days I am liking Duluth Trading Company Dry on the Fly pants. I prefer a wool blend t-shirt over nylon to help keep...
  6. No need for wells. You are rarely more than a few...

    No need for wells. You are rarely more than a few minutes walk from a stream that is safe to drink without treatment. Can't close campgrounds. You can camp almost anywhere and putting up a No...
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    I hope your tortillas hold up. I've had problems...

    I hope your tortillas hold up. I've had problems with some of the high fiber varieties get soggy in storage.
  8. This is making me long to hike in Scandinavia...

    This is making me long to hike in Scandinavia where you can hike and camp on almost any undeveloped, unoccupied land; no permission, no permits, no reservations, no fees required. Private property or...
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    Our last day was Mosquito River to Sand Point...

    Our last day was Mosquito River to Sand Point too. If I recall, we couldn't hake that last section as it was under construction that year, but I seem remember that we didn't feel we missed much. In...
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    Nice idea. I've thought about it but never had...

    Nice idea. I've thought about it but never had the need to. I think my strategy would be to start the previous year and do some serious life simplification (which in my case, I am in serious need...
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    Me too, but before the distilled water rinse, I...

    Me too, but before the distilled water rinse, I do a soak in Vinegar and a dilute bleach rinse.
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    I did a thru hike of Main St in Hanover NH. Does...

    I did a thru hike of Main St in Hanover NH. Does that qualify as a very short hike?
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    In Sweden, food in tubes is ubiquitous. Every...

    In Sweden, food in tubes is ubiquitous. Every store has a display of tube food including such things as, mustard, mayo, remoulade, a whole line of vegetable pastes, lots of different flavored cheeses...
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    Forgot the campground link...

    Forgot the campground link
    https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm
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    There are quite a few first come first served...

    There are quite a few first come first served campgrounds at YNP and they have a web site with real time availability. Checking late PM today (Thurs) nearly all had sites availability. I think...
  16. FWIW, I met a guy in central VA who was hiking...

    FWIW, I met a guy in central VA who was hiking the AT with no money. His gear was all from junk stores. His "shelter" was a blue tarp he used as a blanket when it rained, not very effectively it...
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    5. Me.......

    5. Me.......
  18. Another line of study connects walking and other...

    Another line of study connects walking and other repetitive physical activities such as knitting to the same mental benefits of meditation. Meditation often involves sitting but it is not the...
  19. My grandmother kept her own hose until she was...

    My grandmother kept her own hose until she was 90. She finally had to move into a nursing home after she broke a hip while gardening and it took a weekend for anyone to find her. At "the home" she...
  20. When I was was in high school I did my math...

    When I was was in high school I did my math homework while mowing the lawn. I would work on it first, then I would memorize the problems I was stuck on and work them out while mowing.
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    How about Elkwallow to Skyland. 27 miles. There...

    How about Elkwallow to Skyland. 27 miles. There is a nice lodge at the end and in the middle (Skyland). Elkwallow wayside at the beginning (parking lot there). A couple of huts in there too. Some...
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    I can assure you these don't sag into my shoe or...

    I can assure you these don't sag into my shoe or bunch up. If you look at the, you will see a sock that is exactly the same shape as my foot.
  23. Thread: Darn Tough

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    Darn Tough

    ​Darn Tough socks are probably the most recommend socks among hikers. It's the only thing I wear (everyday, not just hiking). Sometimes I hear complaints about their fit. I have always said they need...
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    I agree that rain protection is an essential item...

    I agree that rain protection is an essential item no matter the conditions. But I also agree that the objective isn't to stay dry but to stay warm, and there are times when getting wet is no problem....
  25. Oops. I see you said to hike north from HF....

    Oops. I see you said to hike north from HF. That's harder as you will be in southern PA where there isn't much public transportation on the trail. 50 mi north will take you to Old Forge Park. From...
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