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    Allegheny Trail - WVSTA Facebook Group

    The Allegheny Trail terminates at the AT a bit north of Pearisburg uphill from the Pine Swamp Branch Shelter, then winds its way north for about 300 miles to the Mason-Dixon line. WVSTA (West...
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    I cook and eat out of my 1.3L TI pot. I use an...

    I cook and eat out of my 1.3L TI pot. I use an alcohol stove unless fire restrictions require me to use my Pocket Rocket. My meals generally include a Knorr side or Mac n Cheese. I find adding a...
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    Here's another loop for you which has the...

    Here's another loop for you which has the advantage of being easily able to cut short, although you'll have to wait for the snow to clear (probably July this year) before doing it. Park you car...
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    I'm still using my Featherfire. It's cooked over...

    I'm still using my Featherfire. It's cooked over 600 meals and heated water for 1200 cups of tea. Sadly, no longer available.
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    I've used a rain wrap on occasion as I find rain...

    I've used a rain wrap on occasion as I find rain pants too heavy and too hot. Plus, they don't work when hiking in a kilt. The rain wrap avoids that problem and is handy when one is in town and all...
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    I found my Chromedome very helpful when hiking in...

    I found my Chromedome very helpful when hiking in the rain in the east on established trails. In the west, the utility is limited by the wind. Often, I'll want the shade the Chromedome offers but...
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    It's been my experience that artful yogi-ing of...

    It's been my experience that artful yogi-ing of rides works better and faster than hitching. When I decided to bail from the Hayduke, I needed a ride back to Moab where I'd stored my car from Hite. ...
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    AT average miles/hiking day at age 61 in 2006: ...

    AT average miles/hiking day at age 61 in 2006: 13.3
    PCT average miles/hiking day at age 63 in 2008: 19.6
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    On well-maintained trails I always hike in a kilt...

    On well-maintained trails I always hike in a kilt whenever daytime temps are 40F or above. Doesn't work on the trails I've been doing recently (GET, HAyduke) since many sections of those are...
  10. Wow, thanks. This will come in handy when I...

    Wow, thanks. This will come in handy when I finish OH on my westbound section hike of the NCT
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    Is this something new? Never heard about it when...

    Is this something new? Never heard about it when I planned by 2010 thru.
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    Congratulations! It'll be 14 years for me come...

    Congratulations! It'll be 14 years for me come June 30. Haven't been bored once and certainly don't miss the grind though I loved what I did (Info Tech Management). As you can see from my...
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    I routinely have used Chopat knee braces over my...

    I routinely have used Chopat knee braces over my hiking career of over 15,000 miles of long distance trails since I did the AT at age 61. They seem to help. For a little background, I fractured my...
  14. Parked there and all was fine. There were cars...

    Parked there and all was fine. There were cars from several other hikers we met on the trail also. Beautiful weather for our hike over the 10-mile range, Uneva and Eccles Pass and down into...
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    Same here, and I've hiked over 15,000 miles with...

    Same here, and I've hiked over 15,000 miles with a long, down to my chest, beard. I comb out the beard before retiring for the night and again in the morning on rising, If there were any ticks, I'm...
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    I use my chrome-dome frequently, especailly in...

    I use my chrome-dome frequently, especailly in the East where there tends to be all-day rain, sometimes several days in a row. In the west, it provided a bit of shade where trails/routes traverse...
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    Again, thanks for the first hand info. I like...

    Again, thanks for the first hand info. I like the idea of using Amtrak rather than airline as I can have my pack complete with fuel and other items that are TSA contraband. Start date is mid-March...
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    Thanks for the input, Dogwood. Would appreciate...

    Thanks for the input, Dogwood. Would appreciate your input on sleep system. I plan to take my 20degree Western Mountaineering and supplement with clothes (wool light weight long johns and long...
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    Caching on Hayduke Trail

    I'm planning to hike the Hayduke in spring 2019 and considering caching food at a few road crossings. In order not to have to return to the cache locations, I'm considering burying my food cache in...
  20. Not to worry. The lawmakers beholden to the...

    Not to worry. The lawmakers beholden to the fossil fuel industry have tucked away an amendment to give the NPS and USFS authority to allow the pipeline. The corporate tax cut at work.
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    Above and Beyond Service from Guthook

    I just resolved a problem with my outdated Florida Trail app from Guthook. The problem arose from my having deleted much of the data for the app after I finished the FT nearly 3 years ago. I was...
  22. My normal gear for late winter, spring, fall and...

    My normal gear for late winter, spring, fall and late fall (December) starting from base and moving out: icebreaker short sleeve t shirt 150 weight (this is very light wool that I find comfortable...
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    P.S. Ticks are perhaps the greatest hazard on...

    P.S. Ticks are perhaps the greatest hazard on the AT. If you haven't yet done so, you might want to consider treating your hiking clothes with Permethrin. Also be sure you understand the symptoms...
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    You've already done a short 4-day trip, so you...

    You've already done a short 4-day trip, so you probably have your gear dialed in and are prepared with the skills necessary to set up camp, cook, etc. At 26 years old you will likely be able to...
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    Was re-reading my CDT2012 journal and came on...

    Was re-reading my CDT2012 journal and came on this hypothermia experience from August 15:

    "When I got back out to the highway, the wind was noticeably brisker. The trail climbed up from Flesher...
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