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    In the 80's we called them racing tights. I...

    In the 80's we called them racing tights. I usually wore mine under a pair of shorts for modesty. They are still available for both men and women. Its like a thicker base layer made of spandex and...
  2. Thread: Camp shoes?

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    Crocks made or makes an aqua-crock. The bottom...

    Crocks made or makes an aqua-crock. The bottom of the shoe is the same as a regular crock but the upper is fabric with a Velcro closure at the back of the ankle like a sports sandal. They fit...
  3. Thread: Camp shoes?

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    On XC shoes if you don't want to wear the spikes...

    On XC shoes if you don't want to wear the spikes they make studs that screw in to keep the dirt out of the threads. The studs stay below the tread of the shoe so they don't impact the use. I ran XC...
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    The parking spot near the trail is no longer...

    The parking spot near the trail is no longer there. When my friend arrived to leave his car it was barreled off. When I arrive to pickup my friend there was a white work truck taking up the whole...
  5. Thread: Lurkers?

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    I don't always have something to add to the...

    I don't always have something to add to the threads that I read. Often, someone has already mentioned an idea or opinion similar to mine so I don't feel a need to add any salt to the soup.

    I also...
  6. I though that was very good. *claps*

    I though that was very good.

    *claps*
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    I hike in Under Armor t-shirts. I have a few...

    I hike in Under Armor t-shirts. I have a few that look and feel like cotton but wick moisture just as well as the shiny ones. They also aren't form fitting (which I'm sure no one wants to see).
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    Md during those months is hot and humid. Its...

    Md during those months is hot and humid. Its just a sticky marsh of weather. There are good chances for thunderstorms which will drop the temperature quickly from the 90s to the 50s or 60s for a...
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    Jam hiking poles into ground or two sticks and...

    Jam hiking poles into ground or two sticks and place the shoes upside on the handles next to the hammock.
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    We left my friends car there for a single night...

    We left my friends car there for a single night last fall. We got there pretty early to insure a spot. I was told later that day that four cars managed to squeeze into the area. By the time we...
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    https://appalachiantrail.org/home/explore-the-trai...

    https://appalachiantrail.org/home/explore-the-trail/

    The interactive map shows some parking areas.
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    I was wondering if the radio tower was still...

    I was wondering if the radio tower was still there. In the 80's my Boy Scout troop would stop there to eat our lunch.

    Three years ago I didn't bother hiking all the way to the top but I was...
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    A rock. A stout stick. A pointy stick. ...

    A rock.

    A stout stick.

    A pointy stick.

    Rock in a sock or stuff sack with rocks

    The weight that is used to toss a bear line.
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    Due to the heavy rains I didn't get a chance to...

    Due to the heavy rains I didn't get a chance to complete this section so I'm attempting to do so about Mid-April this year. It seems we are still getting a good deal of rain but I'm wondering if...
  15. Unless it drys up suddenly expect it to be cold,...

    Unless it drys up suddenly expect it to be cold, and windy with a good chance of rain/freezing rain. The two stream crossings south of Ravens Rock will most likely be flooded and the trails will be...
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    There was only one of those shelters actually on...

    There was only one of those shelters actually on the trail. Its not much more than an over-sized bench in an open shed. I wouldn't have paid it any attention if the Rangers hadn't closed the trail...
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    I wouldn't worry to much about hiking through MD....

    I wouldn't worry to much about hiking through MD. (The only section I have been on.) The shelters are fairly close, there are pavilions at several of the parks, lots of road crossing, etc. The...
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    I use to use baby shampoo on my glasses when I...

    I use to use baby shampoo on my glasses when I played paintball. Put a small bit on and rub around. Allow to dry and buff until clear. Rain-X, as already mentioned, probably works better. It...
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    I've only hiked in MD and the closer to PA the...

    I've only hiked in MD and the closer to PA the rockier it gets. If MD is easy then does that mean that all the other states have more rocks? What makes MD easy? Is it the rocks, the change in...
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    Yes, I ran into those crossings last spring. It...

    Yes, I ran into those crossings last spring. It took quite a bit to get around the one closest to Raven Rock rd.

    This time I'm heading north from PenMar into PA. ending at Rt233.
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    Steam Crossings Penmar to rt233

    I have a trip planned in two weeks and was wondering how many stream crossings there are from PenMar north to rt233 and what the conditions are? I'm concerned that with all the rain for the past...
  22. Thread: Raven Rock

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    I stayed there at the beginning of April. It was...

    I stayed there at the beginning of April. It was a nice shelter with several bear lines nearby. The privy doesn't have a door on it and the toilet hole lines up with the door. Also the door faces...
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    I realize that I may never get a chance to make...

    I realize that I may never get a chance to make the attempt. I'm ok with that as right now my priorities lay with supporting my family and raising my children. If the opportunity ever comes up that...
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    On my last trip, after climbing up to the...

    On my last trip, after climbing up to the ridge-line I thought I saw a stubborn spot of snow sitting on the edge of the trail. As I got closer I realized it was somebody's turd pile with a toilet...
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    A few nice choices. Thanks for the...

    A few nice choices. Thanks for the recommendations.

    Now I need to dig between the car seats and save up the pennies.
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