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  1. So many already cross I don't see the big deal...

    So many already cross I don't see the big deal here. Plus the trail already goes directly through towns, crosses many, many pipelines, power lines (sometimes providing a nice view), road walking...
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    Believe it or not, I used a set of Walmart poles...

    Believe it or not, I used a set of Walmart poles on my thru and that's all I use now. They are worn to the nub but I bought another set and they're still going, between both sets about 3800 AT...
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    I love how you say "I'll be attempting a though...

    I love how you say "I'll be attempting a though hike"... It's truly that. It took me 2 tries, I hope it takes you only 1. You'll meet a LOT of people along the way. I made a great friend (we...
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    Here ya go.... ...

    Here ya go....
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    Don't forget, they also have a .pdf version if...

    Don't forget, they also have a .pdf version if you want to save a little weight, not worry about it getting wet, pages wearing/falling out, etc. Personally, I prefer the book but on my thru I took...
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    Great thread! I can only imagine how many times...

    Great thread! I can only imagine how many times a "runner" has fallen. My thru, I fell a few times (see my post above), but someone who's trying to hurry through this thing... I mean, I'm just...
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    But I actually like Spam. Why would they try to...

    But I actually like Spam. Why would they try to improve on perfection?
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    I trip and stumble all the time (stupid roots!),...

    I trip and stumble all the time (stupid roots!), hence the trail name "Thumper". My toes gave me that name. On my thru I recall one huge fall (there were only about 3 total, one in the whites that...
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    Most likely a regular cat or at most a small...

    Most likely a regular cat or at most a small bobcat. My guess is a regular cat. What's more interesting is what's that reflection (light?) in the background?
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    Yeah, you can expect some pretty tough going, but...

    Yeah, you can expect some pretty tough going, but expect low miles per day and you'll be just fine. It's not "all" like that, but most of it is. You'll have fun, take the challenge!
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    Can't get past the subscribe and lockup until you...

    Can't get past the subscribe and lockup until you do. Another link?
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    Pretty much the upper half of the state. I wore...

    Pretty much the upper half of the state. I wore trail runners on my thru, but my feet were a little "roughened up" by then. Just watch your step, every step. I thought it wasn't as bad as it was...
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    Don't just look for one source (protein) to...

    Don't just look for one source (protein) to supplement the diet. You will definitely need to look into other options for total calorie intake. Protein is great, but is not a full supplement of what...
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    Yes, use the bear boxes in that area. Had a few...

    Yes, use the bear boxes in that area. Had a few come up to the shelters and look in on me while I was in there. If you're not afraid of them, it's a fun experience but take precautions anyway. ...
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    I pretty much got off the couch, and completed my...

    I pretty much got off the couch, and completed my thru, even a little overweight. Just listen to your body and do what you can, don't push it too hard, feed yourself, and rest when needed. Don't...
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    On my thru and multiple sections, I always carry...

    On my thru and multiple sections, I always carry a cloth handkerchief to scrub down with (mostly for chaffing in "the" area) and use a drop of liquid soap of some sort (usually Suave shampoo). For...
  17. Thread: Parking

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    Unfortunately, anywhere near a trail head is...

    Unfortunately, anywhere near a trail head is somewhat risky. Whether it's sleeping in your car or at the nearest campsite, usually a mile (if that) from the road. Sleeping in your car, you probably...
  18. Dang. Hope he went peacefully, in his tent.......

    Dang. Hope he went peacefully, in his tent.... but all alone. Sad. Mix'd feelings.
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    Poll: Nothing here. I don't even use the GPS on my...

    Nothing here. I don't even use the GPS on my phone around trail towns. I like to explore them more than go from point a to point b. I just use the guidebook (photo copy of pages for sections) or...
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    Congrats!!! Quite a good feeling for sure. ...

    Congrats!!! Quite a good feeling for sure. What's next?
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    Try a little night hiking for a little different...

    Try a little night hiking for a little different experience.
  22. I'll 2nd (or 3rd or whatever) the Frogg Toggs...

    I'll 2nd (or 3rd or whatever) the Frogg Toggs ultralight from Amazon for $14. At that price, you can't go wrong. It does seem a little thin though so we'll see how long it lasts on the trail. 1st...
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    As I've had a few close bear encounters (one...

    As I've had a few close bear encounters (one within <25 feet!) .... I can say, you did the EXACT right thing and kept your calm, spoke in a non aggressive form, and did not attempt to get the...
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    I just curious, why wouldn't anyone WANT to see...

    I just curious, why wouldn't anyone WANT to see black bears (at a safe distance of course)? Just hang your food or anything that would draw his attention away from your tent and enjoy the outdoors. ...
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    Just from this thread alone, I've had to Google...

    Just from this thread alone, I've had to Google the meanings of words more than any other thread on WB. :)
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