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    That was the complaint people often had with the...

    That was the complaint people often had with the Fly Creek UL1. While I was OK with it, I will say the Tiger Wall seems much more spacious (especially above) and the side door makes it easier to get...
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    Before making your final decision, I would...

    Before making your final decision, I would recommend adding the Tiger Wall 2 to your comparison. Opportunity to save over half a pound, and you will be carrying that weight every mile you hike.
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    Personally been very happy with Big Agnes tents. ...

    Personally been very happy with Big Agnes tents. Started out with Seedhouse 2, then Flycreek 1 for the past 7 years, and just bought a Tigerwall 1.
  4. Thread: 2021 AT hiking

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    Second C, but will be similar to A since I am...

    Second C, but will be similar to A since I am scheduled to be vaccinated in Feburary and will not hit AT until late June (or early July). Still regret canceling my last 167 miles last summer due to...
  5. Thread: Tent in shelter?

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    Great motivator for stealth camping. :rolleyes:

    Great motivator for stealth camping. :rolleyes:
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    And if you are looking to see best practices in...

    And if you are looking to see best practices in person of how to run a hostel, I would strongly recommend staying with Jeff at Green Mountain House Hiker Hostel in Machester Center!
    If I ever hike...
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    A lot of good realistic advice here. I believe...

    A lot of good realistic advice here. I believe running a hiker hostel is sort of like going into the ministry. It can be a noble thing that helps out a lot of other people but you need to be going...
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    Have a Western Mountaineering UltraLite 20* and...

    Have a Western Mountaineering UltraLite 20* and at only 29oz. Kept me very comfortable last night with weather down into the 20s.

    FWIW also have a WM HightLite 35* at 16oz for the summer. At...
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    Oh my, believe me at 32 you are still young, very...

    Oh my, believe me at 32 you are still young, very young!
    At least compared to us around twice that age. :)
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    CONGRATUALTIONS !!! :banana:banana:banana Had...

    CONGRATUALTIONS !!! :banana:banana:banana

    Had planned to finish my last 167 miles this summer, but now planning to do it in 2021. Considering it is NH & ME unfortunately I have not followed your...
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    Hopefully the local busineses benefited from all...

    Hopefully the local busineses benefited from all of the trail traffic.
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    ATC probably forced to face reality after loosing...

    ATC probably forced to face reality after loosing so many donors not renewing their membership due to the ATC loosing their focus of their mission over the past year.
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    I doubt you can start at Mt Kathadin in late May.

    I doubt you can start at Mt Kathadin in late May.
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    I had Verizion cell service at Rocky Top (but...

    I had Verizion cell service at Rocky Top (but that was around 8 1/2 years ago).
  15. Thread: Buena Vista VA

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    Most of my 2025 section miles have been with 5 to...

    Most of my 2025 section miles have been with 5 to 7 days between town/hostels. Not having a need for booze may have been why over weeks I was able to often surprisingly keep up with much faster...
  16. Thread: Buena Vista VA

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    Glad you were abe to adapt and have a great trip!...

    Glad you were abe to adapt and have a great trip! :sun
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    If you are headed to NOC Thursday night, why not...

    If you are headed to NOC Thursday night, why not stay there? Unless you are really getting a shuttle at 11pm.
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    Or perhaps he should be looking for another...

    Or perhaps he should be looking for another prospect for another first date. :-?
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    Probably slim and none. But still good advice...

    Probably slim and none.
    But still good advice above about not worrying about finding a partner in advance and instead just roll with it once you are out there.
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    Really good advice there.

    Really good advice there.
  21. If Ron Brown doesn't work out, Ron Haven based in...

    If Ron Brown doesn't work out, Ron Haven based in Franklin might be another option.
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    jshev, not quite sure what you meant with that...

    jshev, not quite sure what you meant with that response (perhaps just result of the challenges of virtual correspondance), but please note that Slo-go'en is one of the most helpful people on this...
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    Congratulations!!! Was planning to finish in...

    Congratulations!!!

    Was planning to finish in 2020, but with all the Covid-19 restrictions decided to put my 167 miles off until 2021. So planning to join you next year.
  24. Thread: 2021 sobo

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    Having ridden both Greyhound and Amtrak multiple...

    Having ridden both Greyhound and Amtrak multiple times, I would definitely recommend Amtrak. You can sleep the entire time except when making a connection. On Greyhound you have to get off the bus...
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    You could start SOBO in July or August, and when...

    You could start SOBO in July or August, and when you get to Harpers Ferry see how you are feeling. Keep going if you feel like, otherwise take the winter off to rest up and knock out the southern...
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