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    The various reports all included Mt Flume in the...

    The various reports all included Mt Flume in the itinerary which is considerable "stretch" to a hike but not that much of stretch for a trail runner. Given that she had her mother staying nearby, the...
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    The only tools I felt were necessary were,...

    The only tools I felt were necessary were, scissors (cutting mole skin and hydrocoloid patches), tweezers (tick removal). I carried a plate compass with a built in magnifying lens to assist with...
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    Kate Matrosova...

    Kate Matrosova https://sectionhiker.com/death-in-the-presidential-range-the-kate-matrosova-incident/ It was far more extreme conditions. The rescuers barely could make it above treeline.
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    I agree that the location is not clear on news...

    I agree that the location is not clear on news reports I have seen. The Lafayette Brook drainage runs almost up to the summit and the trail crosses into it as it goes from the west of the summit to...
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    This is the second hypothermia death in the...

    This is the second hypothermia death in the whites this year. Both attributed to lack of adequate gear and unexpected weather conditions.

    The forecast looks good for Saturday, I expect the...
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    Yup it is a tough one. Sounds like classic...

    Yup it is a tough one. Sounds like classic hypothermia. I live just north of the location. The forecast for Sunday was good in the morning, degrading as the day went along. At least at my place, it...
  7. BTW, a Knee Crutch is very useful tool...

    BTW, a Knee Crutch is very useful tool...
  8. Wow, I didnt want to encourage anybody:). My...

    Wow, I didnt want to encourage anybody:). My guess is that you damaged the stretchy cord that connects the Tibia to the Fibula. I missed out on that damage. I think the doc mentioned that would add...
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    I use them (dirty girls) mostly to keep dirt out...

    I use them (dirty girls) mostly to keep dirt out of my trail runners. I also spray them with tick spray and it seems to help keep ticks from landing on my shoes and the trying to crawl up my legs.
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    Pa rocks, I live and hike in the whites where...

    Pa rocks, I live and hike in the whites where there are lots of rocks but when I step on them I have reasonable expectation that the rock is not going anywhere. In the rocky sections of PA it seems...
  11. IMHO, As long as you have backup plan to flip...

    IMHO, As long as you have backup plan to flip forward to BSP if you are running late its not a bad plan. With the apparent explosion of near real time trail data including water sources you can...
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    Simple and doesnt cost money, I guess thats why...

    Simple and doesnt cost money, I guess thats why we do not hear about it;)
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    For the many years I got it, it was mostly "hiker...

    For the many years I got it, it was mostly "hiker porn" for destinations. At one point they sponsored a TV show that was one big ad, the This Old House of backpacking. I got sick of shaking all the...
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    Bummer...

    Bummer https://vtdigger.org/news-brief/darn-tough-sock-sale-is-canceled-for-third-year-in-a-row/

    Could be Covid but wondering if after the founder got out of the business if the new management is...
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    For years I have advocated just watching what...

    For years I have advocated just watching what thru hikers are wearing when they end up at Katahdin, 40 years ago tall leather boots were pretty standard. I was on the trail the nineties when New...
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    Yes, it you look at the physics, a higher boot...

    Yes, it you look at the physics, a higher boot tends to concentrate the load from an ankle roll up a bit higher on the ankle. It's a matter of leverage. There is sort of similar analogy with ski...
  17. Great that you want to head back, so many through...

    Great that you want to head back, so many through hikers are in rush to get done and miss out on the best parts of BSP. Plan a week up there.
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    Went from trail shoe to Mid High and broke my...

    Went from trail shoe to Mid High and broke my ankle.
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    Stand barefoot on a floor on one foot. Have...

    Stand barefoot on a floor on one foot. Have something to grab onto on either side. Stand looking forwards for 30 seconds and then ramp up to 1 minute,then graduate to the same with your eyes closed....
  20. The lodge had ended up owning the AT Cafe. No...

    The lodge had ended up owning the AT Cafe. No mention on the website so is it now a separate business? Of all the AT business opportunities on the AT that is probably one of the best and I even...
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    My general comment about carbon fiber anything is...

    My general comment about carbon fiber anything is its usually lightweight but very fragile. Thats just the nature of the beast. Its light because its thin and it does not resist shock well. Make it...
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    There is also the ski development in VA that the...

    There is also the ski development in VA that the trail skirts just south of SNP. I am unsure how far the lift lines are from the trail but there are seasonal homes right up to the AT boundary.
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    I think the owner had had some health issues at...

    I think the owner had had some health issues at one point and possibly the sale is not voluntary?. I expect the number of folks with cash in pocket to buy the place are few and getting a bank...
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    Thanks, I wonder if they are going to switch over...

    Thanks, I wonder if they are going to switch over to the old mill building they bought in town compared to the manufacturing plant.
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    Darn Tough Factory Sale 2022

    Anyone see if Darn Tough is having the factory sale this year? It was canceled due to covid two years in row. I have done the usual searches and nothing comes up. This is typical, they really do not...
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