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    After I got my TKR, the doc told me to be...

    After I got my TKR, the doc told me to be careful. This may only last 20 years and I'll need a replacement. I asked him to install zerks. ( grease fittings ) Go in for a grease job every 5 years. He...
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    Strider​ did finish the NCT in early/mid October....

    Strider​ did finish the NCT in early/mid October. He also did the proposed Vt. route that connects the NCT to the Long Trail. 4700 miles is a fantastic feat with fantastic feet. ( play on words,, ha...
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    Contact by e-mail before you get here. I've got...

    Contact by e-mail before you get here. I've got maps and points of interest. May even be able to shuttle you.
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    AndyB Total mileage for Pa. is just under 300....

    AndyB Total mileage for Pa. is just under 300. The ANF chapter alone got 100 trail miles. And ,, Minister Creek trail is just about 1/2 way thru the ANF.
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    Outside the ANF, you must be mindful where you...

    Outside the ANF, you must be mindful where you set up camp. Allot of private land and state parks and game lands. Once inside the ANF, diverse camping is the rule. Please practice Leave No Trace...
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    If you go NOBO from HF, sure you got a serious...

    If you go NOBO from HF, sure you got a serious climb. But then, your on a ridge all the way to PenMar. A few up's and down's but they are manageable. Many good shelters in Md. And, I'm sure you can...
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    Texas Phlox I had a total knee replacement about...

    Texas Phlox I had a total knee replacement about 2 years ago. Left knee shot. They had me on a nerve blocker so I had NO PAIN after the surgery. Up and walking the next day. Even when they took out...
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    So far, we have 57 registered, as of last week....

    So far, we have 57 registered, as of last week. 21 have registered to do the 100 miles. I can expect a total of around 75 participants. It has grown fro 22 the first year to what we will have now. To...
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    According to the Pa. Game Comm. there are no...

    According to the Pa. Game Comm. there are no cougars ( mountain lions ) in Pa. They are either someone's pets or escape from a zoo. Let's get real. Not many people keep cougars as pets and a zoo...
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    Allegheny 100 Challenge

    Once again, the NCT in the ANF will hold it's A-100 Challenge. This is a personal challenge to hike 100 miles of the NCT in 50 hours, unsupported. There are shorter challenges available, 25 and 50...
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    Best bet is to wear Blaze Orange. A good bright...

    Best bet is to wear Blaze Orange. A good bright hat and a pack cover works great. In areas with high hunting pressure, talk to you buddies or whistle a tune. Not loud but something to distinguish...
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    The second annual A-100 is in the record books....

    The second annual A-100 is in the record books. 48 brave souls attempted this endurance hike. Everyone came out of the woods but many had serious blisters. The only hikers to complete the whole 100...
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    Great shelter, on TOP of the hill. Thanks guys

    Great shelter, on TOP of the hill. Thanks guys
  14. The monument is made of native stone and was used...

    The monument is made of native stone and was used a look out and signal tower during the civil war days. Yep, the ranger house is right down the road. Really cool view from the top on a clear day....
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    I "thought" the Forest Service was one big...

    I "thought" the Forest Service was one big corporation. Seems that the various forest's are managed differently. In the Allegheny NF, permanent blazing in not permitted in a wilderness area. BUT,...
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    The Finger Lakes is marked as well as all of Pa....

    The Finger Lakes is marked as well as all of Pa. and, I know, a good part of Ohio. I can assume that the complete trail is marked, all 4600 miles. But there still is roadwalk involved. Some day, we...
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    isawtman I can offer you a shuttle if you give...

    isawtman I can offer you a shuttle if you give me enough notice,, say a week.
    The Pa. section does connect with the Finger Lakes and goes all the way to the Adirondacks. The NCTA is work with N.Y....
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    A-100 Round 2

    OK,, now we're having the the second A-100. Last years went off fine with 2 hikers nearly completing it, a 85 and 82 miler. About 20 daring souls were here to challenge us. Most attempted the 100...
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    smalls this not rugged terrain. A few 800...

    smalls this not rugged terrain. A few 800 elevations gains but they're gradual. trail marked and easy to spot. Plenty of parking along the way at the trailheads. From the Clarion River to the N.Y....
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    Hay ya Soad ,,, next year will be about the same...

    Hay ya Soad ,,, next year will be about the same time but we will co-ordinate with the RC and others so all can join. The turn out this year was great for the first time. Even though no one did the...
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    Northern NCT in Pa.

    medicjimr Sorry it took so long to answer your query. I can answer any question you have on the NCT in the Allegheny National Forest. I am the chapter president. You can contact me directly at...
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    Dan213 On your map,,, where the "346" marker...

    Dan213 On your map,,, where the "346" marker is,, that's the northern-most trailhead in Pa. for the NCT.

    Any more questions, just write me,,,, [email protected]et
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    A-100 Challenge

    This is the first A-100 challenge. Hike 100 miles in 50 hours in the Allegheny National Forest along the North Country Trail. Starting will be the evening of June 18th near the New York border. 100...
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    That's what I think the difference should be. You would have higher winds inside a tornado, did they count those, NO. I still have to give Big George the upper hand.
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    Left out of Penn_Mar late one evening. Didn't...

    Left out of Penn_Mar late one evening. Didn't make it to Devil's Racecourse shelter. Just went off the trail and strung up my hammock, no tarp. It was fantastic. The lights of Hagerstown in a...
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