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    311 just below McAffee Knob and at Dragons Tooth...

    311 just below McAffee Knob and at Dragons Tooth are quite busy, not just on weekends.

    724 is shoulder parking and not ideal maybe in a pinch.

    Trail crossing south of pickle branch shelter is...
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    I think it’s worth noting that it’s not a lighter...

    I think it’s worth noting that it’s not a lighter tent that will get you where you want to go. Add in a solid dose of mental toughness as well. I’ve seen old guys with big heavy packs and gear and...
  3. Thread: Seasons?

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    Find one near where you want to hike and book it....

    Find one near where you want to hike and book it. Super easy and totally awesome wood stoves!

    Probably my favorite is either Sugar Knob because it’s so remote, or Rosser Lamb because it fit all...
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    June thru August is only if I want to torture...

    June thru August is only if I want to torture myself.

    September to November, March to May are prime season to backpack.

    December to March is prime cabin camping in PATC cabins w my kids!
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    ĄGood info! Thanks a lot everybody! I don’t...

    ĄGood info! Thanks a lot everybody! I don’t think anyone is too nervous (so far)
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    Cell Phone or Spot/InReach

    End to Enders past, did you find enough cell service to feel satisfied with communications or did you use a satellite device? Weighing my options in the gear planning mode for a September 2023 hike...
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    In my experience raising 3 kids, all of their...

    In my experience raising 3 kids, all of their affiliated equipment is already compact and portable. The articles of use you identify may well benefit from being even lighter but keep comfort in mind...
  8. Happy Trails!

    Happy Trails!
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    The only place for agave in my life is in a...

    The only place for agave in my life is in a margarita
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    Cans are intended for overnight storage if I am...

    Cans are intended for overnight storage if I am not mistaken. When theoretically you can’t fight off a hungry something or other?
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    the answer is no they won’t fit it all

    the answer is no they won’t fit it all
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    How far did he manage to get before throwing in...

    How far did he manage to get before throwing in the towel? Or is he still going but not for the record?
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    either way it’s weird to have to pay, am I right?...

    either way it’s weird to have to pay, am I right? Visibility is legitimacy in the FKT arena
  14. unreal, and massive effort from Captain Morgan....

    unreal, and massive effort from Captain Morgan. Raising a glass from Washington DC! Cheers!
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    Will this create an issue with pbakwin and co at...

    Will this create an issue with pbakwin and co at fastest known time dot com?
  16. Amazing he’s still going, and didn’t give up...

    Amazing he’s still going, and didn’t give up knowing second fastest. Truly amazing
  17. these guys push it super hard! power through...

    these guys push it super hard! power through adversity, and such good examples to follow!

    Karl, didn’t really know about FKTs until your Red Bull movie “made to be broken” came out. you worked...
  18. Thread: Hiking shoes

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    Altras have worked very very well for me, I have...

    Altras have worked very very well for me, I have had several pairs of Superiors and Lone Peaks. The wide toe box and zero drop add features I really like. My feet never hurt even after big days!
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    Middle school kids might be strong in the leg but...

    Middle school kids might be strong in the leg but weaker in the head….
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    I might also suggest something closer to...

    I might also suggest something closer to Colorado. Or maybe in Colorado. Don’t you have mountains and trails over there, or are you set on Appalachian Trail?
  21. I was thinking the same thing, lazy

    I was thinking the same thing, lazy
  22. Looks like the gap is closing.

    Looks like the gap is closing.
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    I don’t know who he is, but I know Karl Meltzer...

    I don’t know who he is, but I know Karl Meltzer is a trail running legend. And killer sled track designer. And he’s encouraging this Hardin guy and not you or me so he’s somebody!
  24. Supported king anyways. Master of miles, indeed. ...

    Supported king anyways. Master of miles, indeed.

    Kristian is still out there busting it up and stretching himself beyond his limits which is just as rad IMHO
  25. I’ll echo what others have said and admire...

    I’ll echo what others have said and admire strongly your commitment!
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