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  1. nsherry61, I'm not sure which of my two points...

    nsherry61, I'm not sure which of my two points regarding running (great for training, a reliable metric to give you a peek into speed-hiking potential) you disagree with. If you disagree with the...
  2. As you noted, BODog, there's a lot in your post,...

    As you noted, BODog, there's a lot in your post, but I will respond to what I see as a consistent theme throughout: the need for speed! Answering your questions about estimating how fast you will...
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    About 6k on AT here as well (2 thrus + 3 summer...

    About 6k on AT here as well (2 thrus + 3 summer LASHes)
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    Poll: My guess is actually July 1 - ie ATC will give...

    My guess is actually July 1 - ie ATC will give its humble 'blessing', coinciding with lifting of recently imposed restrictions at BSP.
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    Poll: Splitting hairs here doesn't help... A few months...

    Splitting hairs here doesn't help... A few months ago the idea of a 'closed' AT was unfathomable, now it's reality - especially for those of us who have postponed our hikes. National parks aren't...
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    While it's true that 'direct practice' of any...

    While it's true that 'direct practice' of any targeted activity is almost always the most essential prep for the activity itself (eg hiking is best prep for hiking), in the case of hiking there is a...
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    Penny Pincher's wrote: Putting weights on the end...

    Penny Pincher's wrote: Putting weights on the end of your arms or legs while walking creates a greater amount of force on your hip and shoulder joints than you should. When you put a weight on the...
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    Discrete nod of gratitude y respect to Traveler,...

    Discrete nod of gratitude y respect to Traveler, as he drops the mike and makes his Exit Stage Left. Well said as always.
  9. Thank you, peakbagger, for bringing up a topic...

    Thank you, peakbagger, for bringing up a topic that could save lives - including my own. No doubt many of us don't think about this important issue when we're tired, dirty, and just ready to relax...
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    I second/third Colorado_Rob's 'multiple day but...

    I second/third Colorado_Rob's 'multiple day but single overnight scheme' - great way to do it. GMNP is a gem and a must-do for every Texan who loves the outdoors! It's the highest you can get in the...
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    The Kate Matrosova incident is a fascinating one...

    The Kate Matrosova incident is a fascinating one as well - thanks for mentioning it for those who might not be familiar with it. In that case, the conditions were 'extreme' by any measure. I believe...
  12. Link to NPR article from yesterday with good...

    Link to NPR article from yesterday with good summary below.

    "One factor the conservancy considered was that the pipeline would cross the trail 700 feet underground, and that the pipeline would...
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    Yes, that's just what I was thinking based on...

    Yes, that's just what I was thinking based on what I've been learning about GPS through this informative discussion.

    Before seeing your post, I was just about to send the following:

    Personally,...
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    Thanks, CalebJ, but I get that. As an analogy,...

    Thanks, CalebJ, but I get that. As an analogy, the high jump and the slam dunk are fundamentally different endeavors, but if you can high jump over 7', you're going to be capable of giving Vince...
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    Traveler - Thanks for sharing great wisdom there;...

    Traveler - Thanks for sharing great wisdom there; those are truly words to live by.

    4eyedbuzzard - I was hiking the AT near Stratton, ME, in July 2013, when I was surprised to see a man and his...
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    I don't know what kind of phone you got, but mine...

    I don't know what kind of phone you got, but mine does not display location data unless I pull up a map. My last phone had long/lat info on the compass page, my new one requires that I pull up a map...
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    Thanks for getting us back to the ballpark of a...

    Thanks for getting us back to the ballpark of a real, human conversation, 4eyedbuzzard, but I think you can safely presume that everyone reading this knows that northern GA isn't 'flat suburban...
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    When you look at your phone, you can see your...

    When you look at your phone, you can see your longitude and latitude. When you talk into your phone, you can tell the person on the other end of the line that information. How can I make my point any...
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    Mr. Noonkester SPOKE with 911. Most every phone...

    Mr. Noonkester SPOKE with 911. Most every phone has longitude/latitude on it. We're not talking pings here, we're talking about a conversation in which dispatcher presumably should have been able to...
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    Perfect summation, worth repeating again y again:...

    Perfect summation, worth repeating again y again: If you're not well prepared, experienced, and physically fit, February really isn't a safe time to start a thru-hike.
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    Sad but true, this is one for the ages,...

    Sad but true, this is one for the ages, especially if COD is weather/trail-related more than medical. Has anyone ever heard of a case like this with a hiker dying on the Approach Trail, and AFTER...
  22. Arkansas has some awesome, often overlooked...

    Arkansas has some awesome, often overlooked hiking trails and this is one of them! (Ouachita Trail is a gem also) June, July, and August, however, are definitely NOT the time to thru-hike, as large...
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