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    Curtis and Rocket - met them both on my hike last...

    Curtis and Rocket - met them both on my hike last year. A couple of nuts. Curtis is a gruff sort at first, but once you get a beer in him he loosens up and it's all good. Spent the night with no...
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    And as expected, great customer service from the...

    And as expected, great customer service from the folks at Gregory if anything goes wrong for whatever reason.
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    Hey Squid - take me off the list. getting...

    Hey Squid - take me off the list. getting married instead. :) The trail will still be there for me later.
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    Back for a second try.... Trail Name:...

    Back for a second try....

    Trail Name: Perigrino (formerly Six-Six)
    Direction: NOBO
    Estimated Start: March 15 (weather dependent)
    Approach Trail: Yes, this time

    A Perigrino is Spanish for a...
  5. Thread: Other Hobbies

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    Flyfishing, woodworking.

    Flyfishing, woodworking.
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    Gander Mountain brand clothing - I bought it...

    Gander Mountain brand clothing - I bought it because I started out being price conscious. Used it once and then bought better quality clothes and wear them ALL the time. You get what you pay...
  7. My understanding is that they simply expect a...

    My understanding is that they simply expect a hiker to be through the smokies in 7 days. bad weather, illness or other extenuating circumstances are to be understood as good reasons to take a bit...
  8. As you said, you'll be going along with the...

    As you said, you'll be going along with the thru-hikers. I suggest that you wait on the picking of a hiking partner until you get on the trail. Your hiking speed will help identify those hikers...
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    yes. just change it out with the temperature...

    yes. just change it out with the temperature changes.
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    Glad he's safe and sound - I too hiked with him...

    Glad he's safe and sound - I too hiked with him early in his thru (and Blue Sky too). I have some great photos and memories of Windmills. He shared his water supply with me on a hot day when my bag...
  11. Thread: Your 2013 Hike

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    What Red-Dog said. You want to get ready for the...

    What Red-Dog said. You want to get ready for the AT? Put 40 pounds in your pack and section hike. Then your upper body/back will enjoy the 30 pounds you do carry and your legs will recognize the...
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    Sponge bath before getting ready to sleep. The...

    Sponge bath before getting ready to sleep. The days perspiration seems to make me alternately chilled and overheated during the night unless I clean up, at least my torso.
  13. wow. very nice,

    wow. very nice,
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    Before I started this year I treated my feet...

    Before I started this year I treated my feet every day with Tincture of Benzoin for a week before the hike - didn't have a blister problem at all for 770 miles. I also used liner socks and wool...
  15. You have to give it at least 3 nights in the...

    You have to give it at least 3 nights in the hammock before you give up on it. It takes that long to get used to being so comfortable. If the temp falls below 70 you will need a pad or underquilt...
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    I have the same hammock but got my weight savings...

    I have the same hammock but got my weight savings by switching from my Mountain Hardware Switch Long (3.5 pounds) to a JacksRBetter Hudson River Quilt (20 ounces). In addition to the weight savings,...
  17. Thread: Spam Singles

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    Spam singles are a great backpacking food - I...

    Spam singles are a great backpacking food - I alternate with the tuna packs to get some variety. I eat them regularly on the trail, occasionally at home too. Good stuff.
  18. My experience: I dropped two waist sizes (42 to...

    My experience: I dropped two waist sizes (42 to 38) in only 700 miles on the trail - If the pants are too loose at the start, you're really going to swim in them in a few weeks.
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    Dr said yesterday = 3 more weeks (steroid series...

    Dr said yesterday = 3 more weeks (steroid series added) continue to stretch/ice/massage. The best treatment IMO is a massage therapist. If it works, I will get back on at Glasgow and go north to...
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    As of end of June, here's what I know: Creeper...

    As of end of June, here's what I know:
    Creeper is off the trail having taken a job in the northwest.
    NY Woodsy dropped off, letting CommaKazi continue on.
    Tantrum had just badly sprained an ankle...
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    Hi Pages - glad to know you're healing well. I...

    Hi Pages - glad to know you're healing well. I am off the trail too - Plantar Fasciitis got me in the left foot and limping/compensating caused more problems in both legs. So here I sit at home...
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    I do wish there was a 'like' button below each...

    I do wish there was a 'like' button below each post. I would click it for this. :)
  23. Thread: It's

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    It's lost it's T? Oooops, that'll get me...

    It's lost it's T?
    Oooops, that'll get me chastised.
  24. Starting the same day - see you there. I'm...

    Starting the same day - see you there. I'm taking my rain pants.
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    Yes, FB allows all of that too. I use...

    Yes, FB allows all of that too. I use blogspot.com myself. I like the look of other pages from wordpress too.
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