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    I use Andrew Skurka's recommended solo kit...

    I use Andrew Skurka's recommended solo kit.
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    Almost all of the cottage vendors who make DCF...

    Almost all of the cottage vendors who make DCF stuff sacks are equal in quality.

    Email BA and find out the volume (L) of the stuff sack for your tent.

    Then shop around the cottage vendors for a...
  3. It's too early for me to commit to this, but I'm...

    It's too early for me to commit to this, but I'm definitely very interested and will keep an eye on this thread. I'm in NYC so Harriman is my backyard anyway.
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    Glad it worked out for you; that has not been my...

    Glad it worked out for you; that has not been my experience with the ride sharing services outside of the city.
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    I went with Andrew Skurka's recommendation...

    I went with Andrew Skurka's recommendation three years ago, and they have performed perfectly on every trip, in every season. I've snagged them in talus more than a few times, but they haven't...
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    Thanks for the update!

    Thanks for the update!
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    Uber/Lyft don't work well in the suburbs, and...

    Uber/Lyft don't work well in the suburbs, and unfortunately the area around Bear Mountain isn't well served by local taxi services. You may be able to get a taxi from Peekskill to come and pick you...
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    Adventure Alan just finished (i.e., yesterday) a...

    Adventure Alan just finished (i.e., yesterday) a 5-day section hike of Shenandoah, carrying the Junction 3400. I'd wager he's going to do a full review at some point, but if you have specific...
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    Uber for what purpose? For public...

    Uber for what purpose?

    For public transportation to NYC, the Short Line Bus operates between the Port Authority terminal in NYC and Bear Mountain thrice daily. Alternatively, the Manitou train...
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    Trail Name: Black Magic Direction: NoBo...

    Trail Name: Black Magic
    Direction: NoBo
    Estimated Start Date: mid-March
    Approach Trail: first 1,920+ miles
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    Do you think it's worth the weight to carry the...

    Do you think it's worth the weight to carry the inferno on an AT thru hike?
  12. Last I heard, running water sources in Harriman...

    Last I heard, running water sources in Harriman are mostly bone dry, which is not surprising. Fortunately Harriman has many lakes; but personally, when relying on Harriman lake water, I double-up...
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    Bear cables were installed at Fingerboard shelter...

    Bear cables were installed at Fingerboard shelter in July of 2019.
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