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    Just finished my first section. I bought both...

    Just finished my first section. I bought both updated map and outdated GPX files which I used with Gaia. I found both to be invaluable. Several times, the GPX track kept me on trail, especially in...
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    Sticky: I'm looking for safe parking around (updated) mm...

    I'm looking for safe parking around (updated) mm 300, Station Camp, and can't find much on the map. Is there really nothing between Charit Creek Lodge and Peter's Mt?
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    [QUOTE=10-K;2281863] That’s what I thought but...

    That’s what I thought but wasn’t sure. I believe those reroutes are easy to follow so as long as one is aware of the changes, the gpx track would be handy to have.
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    [QUOTE=10-K;2281832]I've hiked the ST twice. ...

    [QUOTE=10-K;2281832]I've hiked the ST twice. The place that sells the maps also sells a GPX track you can import into navigation apps. That's all you really need - you can get resupply info from...
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    Was your hike affected this weekend by the...

    Was your hike affected this weekend by the fugitive hunt? I believe the Hiker Challenge group was hiking in this area (?)
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    Sticky: Regarding parking, please post here if you have...

    Regarding parking, please post here if you have knowledge of which trailheads one shouldn’t park overnight d/t theft, vandalism, or sketchiness. Thanks!
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    lol! They are the hikers who think they’re doing...

    lol! They are the hikers who think they’re doing something “unique” and “dangerous”...that they alone have the particular skills and knowledge to survive the outdoors. Oh my, if they knew half the...
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    Good thread...I’ve also been considering a...

    Good thread...I’ve also been considering a free-standing tent and top of my list is the Tiger Wall. Astro, how do feel in the 1 person? Does it feel like a coffin?
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    Teacher, I admire your innovation! If it works...

    Teacher, I admire your innovation! If it works for you, keep doing it. I have had a scare or two when bushwhacking to get water. It’s very easy to get turned around, even with a good sense of...
  10. Yes, there is a legal campsite with fire ring on...

    Yes, there is a legal campsite with fire ring on Albert Mt. with room for several tents. There’s also a small grassy space near the tower with room for one tent but is very exposed.
  11. I’ve read a lot of endorsements for custom down...

    I’ve read a lot of endorsements for custom down pants by Goosefeet Gear.
  12. I wouldn’t want to hike up or down Albert...

    I wouldn’t want to hike up or down Albert Mountain in the dark but camping there and watching the sunrise is spectacular. I was there the end of November and didn’t get cold, the campsite is...
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    Wow, I’m in awe of all you planners, I should try...

    Wow, I’m in awe of all you planners, I should try to do better.

    When I plan a trip, I decide where to go, get a rough idea of mileage, gather some maps, read a few trail descriptions, figure out...
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    You might consider using several pairs for a...

    You might consider using several pairs for a layering system. A cheap pair of stretchy gloves, the kind that come 3 in a pack at the grocery store, paired with a waterproof shell mitten.
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    I assume you mean Bush Head Gap since camping...

    I assume you mean Bush Head Gap since camping isn't allowed until 0.7 mi beyond there. I don't remember specific campsites but it's public land once you're off the private property. Are you familiar...
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    They kept my violin safe while I was hiking in...

    They kept my violin safe while I was hiking in that area...above and beyond as far as I'm concerned.
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    As TNhiker says, there are so many great...

    As TNhiker says, there are so many great campsites on the BMT. The beauty of this trail is that every day is different so savor it and be flexible.

    The only blue blaze that I recall that you...
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    I have the opposite problem. Iím such a crappy...

    I have the opposite problem. Iím such a crappy planner, itís always a surprise when a hike goes smoothly. :)

    OTOH, itís taught me to be flexible and to make decisions on the fly...and to not...
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    Will you be staying at hostels or campgrounds? ...

    Will you be staying at hostels or campgrounds? If so, you want shoes that you can wear in a communal shower.
  20. Super easy to hang or permanently stick mesh bags...

    Super easy to hang or permanently stick mesh bags to your tent. If you donít sew, buy the bag you want then attach stick-on mitten hooks to your bag and grosgrain loops to your tent or use...
  21. I was surprised and interested to see that BPL...

    I was surprised and interested to see that BPL included a ukulele on their 2020 Staff Picks. My newest instrument is a Kalimba and think it would be great for backpacking if it were made out of...
  22. Good question DW! How do I feel? Tomorrow...

    Good question DW!

    How do I feel? Tomorrow is my second Covid vaccine and afterwards, I’m headed out on a hiking trip. If I choose to listen to human-created music, my choices will be a...
  23. There’s a meetup group hiking to Charlie’s Bunion...

    There’s a meetup group hiking to Charlie’s Bunion on Monday, I’ll message the organizer and ask him to check the shelter.
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    It’s fairly mild and a perfectly normal side...

    It’s fairly mild and a perfectly normal side effect for this vaccine. I was already sore from my last workout and mild arthritis in my hand, the vaccine increased that soreness by about 5-10%. I’m...
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    I just got the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. ...

    I just got the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. It didnít hurt but my arm started getting sore within 15 minutes. I expect fatigue and muscle soreness for the next few days.

    edit...itís not a...
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