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    As stated above, Walk how YOU walk!! Other than...

    As stated above, Walk how YOU walk!! Other than right foot, left foot, right foot, left foot, repeat for a few thousand miles. The only advice I can offer is: Be ABSOLUTELY sure you plant your feet...
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    11 Days sound good to me. I took about that on my...

    11 Days sound good to me. I took about that on my first section 20+ years ago. (I was about 38 then) I was carrying a [Gasp] 65+ Lb pack. My friend Privy Monster did his first 20 days at about 5 MPD...
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    1: Watch where you are going, no matter how tired...

    1: Watch where you are going, no matter how tired you are!!! I hike with the thought always in my mind: "PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN FLAT! WATCH WHERE YOU ARE GOING!!" Sometimes I even add "Dumba**" If I'm...
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    As the book was mostly fiction, Reading it was 8...

    As the book was mostly fiction, Reading it was 8 hours I'll never get back, wouldn't add to that lost time by going to the movie.
    A fictionalized version of a fictional book billed as "true life".
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    I,,,,,,, sort of understand, I am TERRIFIED of...

    I,,,,,,, sort of understand, I am TERRIFIED of heights, , but as I'm weird, I happen to like the feeling! The higher & more sketchy the better. Still scares the crap out of me, but the adrenaline...
  6. I did aver 140 miles in VA this year (perhaps...

    I did aver 140 miles in VA this year (perhaps further north than the OP) & the only time I saw the face in the phone was when some were comparing various weather reports Or "How far till the next...
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    This year, I had AWOLs guide, my partner had the...

    This year, I had AWOLs guide, my partner had the Guthook APP on his smart phone. Next year, I'll have both cause there were times I had info he did not, & verse vice. AND, you can get PDF for a smart...
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    When I was through there about 12 years ago,...

    When I was through there about 12 years ago, there was a BIG camper there, one of the Winnebago types. So, I figured the road can't be that bad. :-) I did not pay attention to available parking, so...
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    There was some good natured ribbing along this...

    There was some good natured ribbing along this hike between us section hikers & the Thrus. Along the lines of: D"**n Thrus" & " Lousy Sectioners" But only among friends, usually as one or the other...
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    Well, they were in a bar! So, Yes, Alcohol WAS...

    Well, they were in a bar! So, Yes, Alcohol WAS involved. :-) Still, no Excuse!
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    Didn't say I don't enjoy it, just want to quit...

    Didn't say I don't enjoy it, just want to quit within 1st week. Once I get through that It's all golden!!!
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    Glad to hear he is hiking again. IMHO: there is...

    Glad to hear he is hiking again.
    IMHO: there is no such thing as a "well prepared hiker" when it comes to months on the trail. Well, unless you are a former thru hiker. I've been hiking the trail...
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    Cows eat about 10 Lbs of food a day, grass don't...

    Cows eat about 10 Lbs of food a day, grass don't grow on rocks very well, so even if you didn't Plow to grow crops, you would move the rocks to (as mentioned above) a rock you couldn't move, or make...
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    SUGRU (R) goes on like playdoh (R) but dries...

    SUGRU (R) goes on like playdoh (R) but dries Hard(ish). I got it on my cook pot handle. Be sure to give it 24 hrs to set/dry. Comes in quite a few colors & can be mixed to make different colors.
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    Southbound Vs northbound "War"

    During a ride this year, a shuttle driver in VA told a story of hikers in a "hiker friendly bar" of some SOBOS & NOBOS actually getting into a fight over what direction was "BEST", to the point of...
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    I stayed there once' I think it was the 1 st or...

    I stayed there once' I think it was the 1 st or 2nd year. I enjoyed my stay, got refreshed & had a great time with the other guests! Years later while driving to a wedding my wife & I stopped so she...
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    IMHO, a section hike forum is a good idea....

    IMHO, a section hike forum is a good idea. Sectionists have different needs than Thrus.
    Every time we hit the trail it's without having our trail legs.
    Our time is more limited by definition.
    Add...
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    As stated, you need to figure out what you use...

    As stated, you need to figure out what you use per day, divide what you carry by what you use & Ta Da how long it will last.
    2 Oz a day, dividing 8 Oz fuel, = 4 days. That is assuming you measure...
  19. Thread: Bland parking

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    Try Bubba's shuttles, he lives near big Walker...

    Try Bubba's shuttles, he lives near big Walker Motel in Bland, does shuttles for a reasonable price, maybe he has parking available.
    I don't know for sure he will allow that, but he is a friend to...
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    3 of the 4 times I've had noticeable Hypothermia...

    3 of the 4 times I've had noticeable Hypothermia the temps NEVER got below 45. But it was: rain &, windy, & even though I was prepared, (THANKFULLY!!) for the weather, It still kicked my butt. On...
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    NOBO, turn right at the 4 pines painted on the...

    NOBO, turn right at the 4 pines painted on the road (4 green triangles actually), the "official" mileage to the hostel is 0.3, plus about 0.25 up the driveway. I remember the road as standard 2 lane,...
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    Here in Ohio, a few (20? 30?) years ago, the golf...

    Here in Ohio, a few (20? 30?) years ago, the golf courses were B******g about the Canadian Geese, that were only there a few months a year 'Messing up the courses". SO, in their unlimited stupidity,...
  23. Thread: trail idiots

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    MY story (2000 or so): at one of the double...

    MY story (2000 or so): at one of the double springs shelter (or twin springs or two springs or ????) It had been raining maybe 16 hours, well less than 24 hours. Got to the shelter, said "HI" to the...
  24. 1: Easy access to the trail. 2: Real mattresses....

    1: Easy access to the trail.
    2: Real mattresses.
    3: Places to tent AND Hammock
    4: Multiple showers And separate toilets (so you don't have to wait for the Privy while someone takes a shower!)
    5:...
  25. As we all do. Never met Bill, wish I had, am...

    As we all do.

    Never met Bill, wish I had, am tearing up even with not having met him. Ah, who am I kidding, I'm nearly crying!

    Thanks Bill, you were & are an inspiration!
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