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    Still looking for someone to hike with? Just did...

    Still looking for someone to hike with?
    Just did an overnight from Gathland SP to Harpers Ferry.
    Wouldn't mind do a few more short ones here and there.
    Was thinking of taking my 9 yo for a quick...
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    Still looking for someone to hike with? Just did...

    Still looking for someone to hike with?
    Just did an overnight from Gathland SP to Harpers Ferry.
    Wouldn't mind do a few more short ones here and there.
    Was thinking of taking my 9 yo for a quick...
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    Not sure of the details, but pretty sure that...

    Not sure of the details, but pretty sure that counts for something.
  4. Not sure your skill level, but MD is a pretty...

    Not sure your skill level, but MD is a pretty nice "start" to getting a feel for the AT.
    Go SOBO from the Mason-Dixon.
    Depending on experience, can be in Harpers Ferry in 2-3 days.
    Pretty "easy"...
  5. Personal rule of thumb about posting to any...

    Personal rule of thumb about posting to any blog/forum/whatever.
    If you aren't prepared to get some nasty replies, don't post.
    I've seen people talking about losing a family member, and there are...
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    Yes, the Camino de Santiago de Compostella....

    Yes, the Camino de Santiago de Compostella.
    (Which, if I am not mistaken, are all the ones you listed, with the French Way being the most popular/traditional :D)
    I would say the Portuguese Way or...
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    Just the UK? Have you given any thought to the...

    Just the UK?
    Have you given any thought to the Camino?
    Several different paths to take to meet your time needs.
    Just a thought.
    Good luck.
  8. When I did Pen Mar to Harper's Ferry, left the...

    When I did Pen Mar to Harper's Ferry, left the car at the TeaHorse Hostel (like $3 a day).
    Owner's mom does shuttle service.
    To Pen Mar was $90.
    I think the place is like $35 a night.
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    cspan, Thanks. Last hike I went on I took my...

    cspan,

    Thanks.
    Last hike I went on I took my warm weather army sleeping system along.
    That's when I realized I don't like mummy bags.
    I'm looking for the rectangular one.
    For now I'll just...
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    Hi Joanie, At that time I'm either in the army...

    Hi Joanie,

    At that time I'm either in the army or starting a new job.
    I'm at Ft. Dix until March 31, then I pretty much have weekends.
    April 14/15 I may do part of the MD AT.
    Start at Harpers...
  11. Tango Yankee!!!! :)

    Tango Yankee!!!! :)
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    Ok, I'm just going to ask for citations for the...

    Ok, I'm just going to ask for citations for the above as there is ZERO evidence to prove any of it.
    I have searched PUBMED and found NOTHING.
    I found plenty of junk science on PETA-type sites, but...
  13. Sounds like a great plan/trip. Good luck and...

    Sounds like a great plan/trip.
    Good luck and have fun.
    Not sure if I can make any, but I have the 100 MW on the bucket list.
    And it's pretty much high up.
    Let us know how it is.

    Alex
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    What time frames are you talking? I would...

    What time frames are you talking?
    I would definitely be interested, just have quite a few plans and don't want to spread myself too thin.
    Let me know what you're thinking.

    Alex
  15. How long are your sections? Any plans for a 3-4...

    How long are your sections?
    Any plans for a 3-4 day route?
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    Gambit, looks good, but not sure if I can dropt...

    Gambit, looks good, but not sure if I can dropt the $ right now.
    Once the season gets a little closer (and uncle Sam [hopefully] sends me a 'present'), I'll check back in.
    Looking for older stuff...
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    lol! 38421

    lol!

    38421
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    WTB: Odds and ends...

    Greetings all,

    I have a pretty good inventory of stuff.
    I just need a few things to "finish up".

    Pants (38+ waist, 32 length)
    Shirts (the moisture wicking kind)
    Sleeping bag (along the lines...
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    Here's my adventure: ...

    Here's my adventure:

    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/121743-First-hike-on-the-AT?highlight=

    I'm old fat and out of shape.
    If I was going NOBO, might not have made it due to the...
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    I am in the Lehigh Valley. Old fat and out of...

    I am in the Lehigh Valley.
    Old fat and out of shape.
    If it's a day hike or overnight, would definitely be interested.
    Depends on time of year, etc.
    Keep me in mind when you're planning.
    ...
  21. Fat and slow, exactly the kind of hiker I MIGHT...

    Fat and slow, exactly the kind of hiker I MIGHT be able to keep up with. :D



    MD or southern PA. NJ? Though lots of bear.
    What time of the year you thinking about?

    Alex
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    Which can be said of ANY industry from fast food...

    Which can be said of ANY industry from fast food to alcohol to cigarettes to gadgets on the AT (although then you'd call it a 'sponsorship' and not a bribe".

    That is just plain wrong.
    No matter...
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    Yup, and ecological disasters happen without us...

    Yup, and ecological disasters happen without us as well.
    Just a quick thought experiment, remember the Japanese boat that washed up on the west coast a few years after their tsunami?
    Is there...
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    Just a thought on this: Even if you are a...

    Just a thought on this:

    Even if you are a Vegan, that doesn't give you any right to badmouth anyone unless they did something wrong.
    And doing something you don't like doesn't make it wrong.
    So...
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    Was thinking if I should weigh in or not here,...

    Was thinking if I should weigh in or not here, and I guess I will.
    While what Dogwood, et al say has 'some' merit, it is WAY over simplified/sensationalized.
    When someone says they want to "get...
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