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    P Thank you so much for the validation! I feel...

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    Thank you so much for the validation! I feel like I’m going crazy.

    I tried to describe these symptoms to someone...

    Imagine you go out for a 5 mile run. It’s 90* outside. After your...
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    BTW, does anyone know what happened to Hot Flash?...

    BTW, does anyone know what happened to Hot Flash? That was one scary lady but now I understand why. I may have to adopt her trail name. :)
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    Iíve been doing a lot of reading on menopause and...

    Iíve been doing a lot of reading on menopause and hormone therapy and Iím appalled at the misinformation we have been fed through the years, leading to incorrect conclusions that have been accepted...
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    Good idea, I love DIY. Another good idea......

    Good idea, I love DIY.

    Another good idea... someone suggested slipping an extra tee shirt over the sleeping pad, covering the top half.
  6. Have to disagree with a few of your comments. ...

    Have to disagree with a few of your comments. You say...

    “Apps like guthooks are a pay for access product. And it is a fact that without paying you do not get access to the up to date comments...
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    10 years! I can’t even imagine dealing with this...

    10 years! I can’t even imagine dealing with this for the next 10 years. :(

    I have a feeling winter will become my favorite season and can’t wait to do more winter backpacking. Trying to focus...
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    Thanks Ruth, I will try those resources. What...

    Thanks Ruth, I will try those resources.

    What I hope to find is expert advice on moisture management.

    On my last BP trip, I slept in minimal clothing, directly on my sleeping pad, and used my...
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    I am struggling with this transition and have...

    I am struggling with this transition and have been very frustrated with the lack of practical advice for dealing with the sweating —-> cold cycle.

    I can’t find any info on how to manage my sleep...
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    But then there’s grandparenthood! which is a...

    But then there’s grandparenthood! which is a million times more fun than being a parent. :)
  11. So basically, people are incensed about E bikes...

    So basically, people are incensed about E bikes on trails because they werenít asked first? I can understand that but donít oppose the change, oppose the fundamental issue which is a broken...
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    1,536 times. More bruises than I can count. No...

    1,536 times. More bruises than I can count. No broken bones, yet.
  13. Seriously wished I had one last week when I was...

    Seriously wished I had one last week when I was pushing my bike up a super steep hill.
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    26 oz jar of Nuttzo is $11.49 at Costco right...

    26 oz jar of Nuttzo is $11.49 at Costco right now. Yum!
  15. Unfortunately, our cycling-unfriendly country has...

    Unfortunately, our cycling-unfriendly country has made it extremely hazardous to cycle on the roads so most of my friends have turned to MTB’ing. I’m still cycling on the road but expect to get hit...
  16. ...and another point, The studies I read...

    ...and another point,

    The studies I read during the MTB’s-on-trails-debate showed that hikers did more damage to trails than bikes. As a member of the cycling community, I know firsthand that...
  17. Just like running or walking, cycling speed is...

    Just like running or walking, cycling speed is limited by the landscape. Thereís no way a E cyclist can maintain a fast, continuous speed on anything but a flat, well-graded trail. And even then,...
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    Sea to Summit Aeros Ultralight.

    Sea to Summit Aeros Ultralight.
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    Nice! Thank you so much...forwarding this to my...

    Nice! Thank you so much...forwarding this to my daughter who just took my grand baby on her first hike. :)
  20. Lol, the assumptions about who uses E bikes is...

    Lol, the assumptions about who uses E bikes is ridiculous. Riding an E bike does not mean the rider is “unfit” or has “less survival skills”.
  21. On a positive note, it may provide more access to...

    On a positive note, it may provide more access to the outdoors for people with disabilities. It’s not only the “unfit” using E bikes.
  22. Excuse my faulty memory, it was 4 nights, not...

    Excuse my faulty memory, it was 4 nights, not three.
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    I cook in my tent in bad weather! Half my body...

    I cook in my tent in bad weather! Half my body is in the tent, the other half is hanging out. It works!
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    Washing off the sweat helps me sleep better and...

    Washing off the sweat helps me sleep better and protects my sleeping bag and pad.

    The best bath is when no one is around. I hang my jimmyjam water hauler from a limb, add a drop of soap, and get...
  25. Iím pretty slow and was able to hike that section...

    Iím pretty slow and was able to hike that section in 3 nights.

    Personally, I find the Lakeshore Trail to be more strenuous than elevation profiles suggest. The profiles make that section look flat...
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