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    Many rainy days, while having hiked all day in...

    Many rainy days, while having hiked all day in the rain, I get to camp wet but warm from hiking. In my experience, I have 20-30 minutes to get out of my wet clothes and into my bag before I start to...
  2. I ask myself, what’s the crappiest, wettest,...

    I ask myself, what’s the crappiest, wettest, windiest weather I expect and can I stay warm during the hike and still have sufficient dry clothes to camp and sleep in, remembering I’ll still have my...
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    Buddy wants to do some PCT. not planning on...

    Buddy wants to do some PCT. not planning on doing it all. Dates are negotiable but must be back by June 1 or so. I live in Phoenix so it makes sense. AZT is out, he’s not a fan. Looking at Anza...
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    I understand snow duration is variable from year...

    I understand snow duration is variable from year to year. Would first part of April be “probable “ to be able to get through San Jacinto?
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    Late winter PCT Section hike

    If you had 2 weeks in mid to late March, where would you suggest?
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    Good point. CT...What can I say!

    Good point. CT...What can I say!
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    New hostel in Lakeville,CN

    Heard there’s a new hostel. Anyone have contact info?
  8. a. Most of these forests are inaccessible and/or...

    a. Most of these forests are inaccessible and/or on steep ground.
    b. Even fresh, the wood is of low value.
    c. There is a limited time frame in which to salvage these trees before they become...
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    In black bear country - cook where I camp. Try...

    In black bear country - cook where I camp. Try to be somewhat careful. If staying at shelter, cook there, but be extra careful with spills. The area around shelters is worse than around my 2 year...
  10. Second video above is good but, it is very...

    Second video above is good but, it is very misleading. Yes, climate change is a factor. I'm a climate change believer. I'm also a forester, and 40 years ago, my professors were predicting this...
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    I HIGHLY recommend you consider this, as I spent...

    I HIGHLY recommend you consider this, as I spent a week in CO last month and the elevation kicked our butts. Granted, I'm not in great shape, but not bad, and not overweight, so YMMV. Coming from...
  12. My friend, in my opinion, there is little you can...

    My friend, in my opinion, there is little you can do to affect if you will encounter a bear in your campsite while on the at short of camping in completely virgin sites, which flies in the face of...
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    Bunker Hill area

    Bunker Hill area
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    Connecticut Water Situation Rt 4 to Rt 7

    Buddy of mine doing this section in a few days. He asked me to post this to see if we can update him on water sources. Any feedback?
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    I've participated in this question several times...

    I've participated in this question several times here on WB and I'm still not sure of the answer. For the neoair thermorest, the web site states "Patent-pending, reflective ThermaCapture™ technology...
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    I tried and ditched the guy line shock absorbers...

    I tried and ditched the guy line shock absorbers after a tent stake was pulled loose and went flying into the darkness, never to be seen again that night. Thank goodness it didn't hit someone in the...
  17. Thanks guys! Very helpful. As you know,...

    Thanks guys! Very helpful. As you know, sometimes campsites appear in the darndest places so I had to ask. Guess I better pack a bit some extra bourbon to kick back!!
  18. I don't see anything that says I must use...

    I don't see anything that says I must use designated campsites and, having hiked significant AT miles south of here, I know there are MANY un-designated campsites. I recognize that NH is an ecosystem...
  19. First guess is a survey marker. Not very familiar...

    First guess is a survey marker. Not very familiar with eastern stuff, but in the west those could be section and quarter section markers installed by surveyors, in some cases 50 years ago. I suspect...
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    On the southern part of the Long Trail last year,...

    On the southern part of the Long Trail last year, the recent leaf fall had obscured much of the trail. When I couldn’t tell where the trail went, I just looked for the rockiest section of the...
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    I'm not sure its possible to stay dry when hiking...

    I'm not sure its possible to stay dry when hiking in the rain. In fact, if I'm hiking in anything more than 50 degrees I'm wet, maybe to the core. Saying I should stay dry is, for me, unrealistic....
  22. Thread: Aqua-Mira

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    I mix in the bottle cap of my water container.

    I mix in the bottle cap of my water container.
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    Just checking on recent conditions. Am I good to...

    Just checking on recent conditions. Am I good to go staying at this shelter this Fall? Any problems reported lately?
  24. Campsites aound Grant Brook just North of Trapper John Shelter, NH

    Doing a Section Hike north from Hanover and would like to bypass Trapper John Shelter and go a few miles farther north to make the next day shorter into Hexacuba Shelter. Not knowing the terrain,...
  25. I Or also check out the events page on the AZT...

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    Or also check out the events page on the AZT website. The trail maintenance season is just starting in the Flagstaff area and there should be lots of events. Great way to meet folks, learn about...
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