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    She didn't like the silhouette?

    She didn't like the silhouette?
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    All I carry on the AT to ward off bears is my...

    All I carry on the AT to ward off bears is my emergency whistle. If you don't provoke an Eastern Black Bear, they will leave you alone. You are far more likely to be injured or killed by lightning...
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    Waiting for the vaccine, but have a ton of...

    Waiting for the vaccine, but have a ton of traveling to do before getting back on the AT.
    Thus, this year will be a couple of 7 night hikes for around 200 miles total.
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    Yeah, I avoided CO hiking this summer after my...

    Yeah, I avoided CO hiking this summer after my friends out there declared it a clusterfook. I wonder how the newbies did trying to bag Long's Peak....or the Four Pass Loop in the Bells.

    How ya...
  5. I have a question. What stakes and stuff sack...

    I have a question. What stakes and stuff sack weigh 1 pound 4 ounces? Seriously? My stakes weigh 6 grams each. 20 stakes=120g=4 ounces. The stuff sack weighs a freaking pound? Something is very wrong...
  6. Anyone who reads a single Tipi trail report knows...

    Anyone who reads a single Tipi trail report knows that he is off on his own HYOH planet that nobody other than him and a few select hermits inhabit. Some of his advice is spot on, most of his...
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    I'm just sayin......because I warn ya doesn't...

    I'm just sayin......because I warn ya doesn't mean I don't like ya. It just means.....ya needed warning. Sorry if I don't sugar coat things. Not my style...
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    Mine is a cross between a standard Manchester...

    Mine is a cross between a standard Manchester Terrier and a Rottweiler. 40 pounds of trail perfection. Best trail dog I've ever had.
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    I try to stay hydrated throughout the hike and...

    I try to stay hydrated throughout the hike and take electrolyte supplements during the hike and again as soon as the hike is over. Try to make a serious effort at hydrating immediately after you set...
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    LOL. No. He appreciated the fact that the...

    LOL. No.

    He appreciated the fact that the Mormons in his company were never hungover, late, rebellious, out of shape, gamblers, womanizers or cursed. He also appreciated the fact that all of the...
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    Oohrah. My dad fought in Korea and for a...

    Oohrah.

    My dad fought in Korea and for a portion of the time was assigned as a liaison scout/sniper to K-Force. He thought that the Aussies were some of the toughest fighting men around. But, all...
  12. All of southern Utah is frigging remote. Bryce...

    All of southern Utah is frigging remote. Bryce Canyon is remote as hell. Cedar Breaks is even more remote. If you think about it, Brian Head is the most remote public ski area in the US. The drive...
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    I would think that canned veggies have way more...

    I would think that canned veggies have way more water/liquid content than fresh or frozen and thus would require way more time and energy to dehy...plus, canned veggies taste like crap compared to...
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    Well, since my dog doesn't use toilet paper, do I...

    Well, since my dog doesn't use toilet paper, do I have to bury his poop? I mean, I see bear poop on the AT all time...
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    So, OP go talk to your folks. Listen to what they...

    So, OP go talk to your folks. Listen to what they have to say. If they give you advice, you may want to consider following it. If they think your hike is a bad idea, find out why they think so....
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    I'm doubting OP has a job where he can save $50k...

    I'm doubting OP has a job where he can save $50k within less than.....7-10 years. He's 26 and still living at home.

    There's a difference between parents who are understanding and sympathetic and...
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    So, you are 26 and living at home. Then, you...

    So, you are 26 and living at home. Then, you announce to your parents, who are still subsidizing your planetary existence well past when they should be, that you are quitting whatever meager...
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    Thanks for the heads-up! I will go check these...

    Thanks for the heads-up! I will go check these out and compare to some LightLoads I have on hand.
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    I usually don't have a problem finding somebody...

    I usually don't have a problem finding somebody to day hike. WHEN I want somebody to day hike with me...which isn't always or even often.

    Overnight hiking is a completely different animal. For me...
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    I think a few things are going on here. The first...

    I think a few things are going on here. The first is our general reliance/dependence upon technology. It's easy for those over 40 to forget that folks in their 20's have known nothing but smart...
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    Congrats! .

    Congrats!






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    Were you reading the specs on the TNF Rock22...

    Were you reading the specs on the TNF Rock22 while hanging upside down? Because that thing was a real rock...it weighed FIVE pounds 4 ounces. NOT TWO pounds 4 ounces.
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    The duplex is fine. But, if you want space for...

    The duplex is fine. But, if you want space for two adults, you should look at the triplex. If you are really certain it is just going to be you and maybe you and a dog, then the duplex is a winner....
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    And hallucinogens? Hunter S. Thompson comes...

    And hallucinogens?


    Hunter S. Thompson comes to mind...
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    Sad finding of missing hikers

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/21/us/california-joshua-tree-missing-couple-found/index.html
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