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    I inadvertently did a Hurricane section hike in...

    I inadvertently did a Hurricane section hike in Georgia/ southern NC in 2004. I think it was Ivan. It was supposed to head off into the Atlantic but at the last minute headed into Franklin NC and...
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    Sticky: I agree, Thoreau Spring can become a mud puddle...

    I agree, Thoreau Spring can become a mud puddle later in the summer hiking season after a stretch of dry days. Nothing I would want to drink from. The first reliable water is way down a hot dry...
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    The standard warning should apply to the...

    The standard warning should apply to the recomendation's, few if any liquid or gaseous fuel space heaters should be used indoors. Folks die or are made seriously ill every few years up north due to...
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    I used to tak ea 10 minute break every hour. In...

    I used to tak ea 10 minute break every hour. In the AM it felt like a waste of time but it made a difference later in the day if I skipped the morning breaks.
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    The AT shelters in the whites have bear boxes...

    The AT shelters in the whites have bear boxes along with a few popular campsites. One of them is Thirteen Falls out in the Pemi Wilderness whihc has long ongoing problem with bears. There has been a...
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    Success Pond Road - NH

    I did a search on Success Pond road and didnt get much of a response so I figured it was time to right this.

    Success Pond Road accesses several trail heads on the north side of the Mahoosuc range...
  7. I live in whites, and have used New Balance Trail...

    I live in whites, and have used New Balance Trail Runners for 25 years. I really havent found any good alternatives in my size The bummer is they are slowly phasing out the best design which had the...
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    Doxycycline is the normal treatment. Major caveat...

    Doxycycline is the normal treatment. Major caveat is that Doxy causes the user to have a major increase in sunlight sensitivity so no hiking until off the Doxy
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    The Spongy Moth (new name for Gypsy Moth) is in...

    The Spongy Moth (new name for Gypsy Moth) is in NH in the Southern Whites. The Conway NH area (about 10 miles south of the AT has been hit hard. Oaks really do not grow in abundance north of the...
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    Dolly Copp Campground is a USFS campground just...

    Dolly Copp Campground is a USFS campground just up the road on RT 16 (Maybe 10 minutes north), you can do reservations through recreation.gov. I have not been there since extensive renovations (it...
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    Bivy versus shower curtain ?(Grandma Gatewood) ...

    Bivy versus shower curtain ?(Grandma Gatewood)

    BTW I hauled a bivy for 3/4 of the trail but rarely if ever used it. I tended to hike off season and used shelters and hostels with some slackpacking
  12. Thread: Seasons?

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    I did a lot of my sections in September and...

    I did a lot of my sections in September and October. I find weather patterns are more stable in the fall. Spring hikes are nice for green and did 6 weeks in VA one spring (April 1st south from the...
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    You are going to get mighty hungry in NH and...

    You are going to get mighty hungry in NH and Maine ;)
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    Nido doesnt keep that well, in my experience is...

    Nido doesnt keep that well, in my experience is that it may not spoil but the taste gets "off" in the long term. Coffee creamer seems to last forever, I dont drink coffee and I think my creamer may...
  15. https://www.matc.org/2022-kennebec-river-ferry-sch...

    https://www.matc.org/2022-kennebec-river-ferry-schedule/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2022-kennebec-river-ferry-schedule

    Looks like you will be scheduling a ferry for $50. There is...
  16. Think 4 to 6 weeks out, a young in shape thru...

    Think 4 to 6 weeks out, a young in shape thru hiker can probably make BSP from Gorham NH (beginning of the whites) in 4 weeks but my guess is you are looking at 5 to 6 weeks. That gets you into the...
  17. 12 tribes...

    12 tribes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve_Tribes_communities

    If you want to debate the term "cult" feel free. It has been done on whiteblaze multiple times when discussing 12 tribes.
  18. I dont know if I have ever heard complaints...

    I dont know if I have ever heard complaints about the Inn on the Long Trail. The Yellow Deli (and hostel) in Rutland is definitely controversial, but many ignore the ties to a cult and have a good...
  19. There are no legal campsites above treeline...

    There are no legal campsites above treeline between Washington and Eisenhower. The only legal camping option is 1 mile and 1000 feet down Jewell Trail where there are spots in the woods not far past...
  20. I have seen the impact of GPS tracks on off trail...

    I have seen the impact of GPS tracks on off trail hiking in the whites. Many of the GPS aps automatically report tracks generated to "the mothership" post hike which is used to develop marked routes...
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    Jello Instant pudding was my standard evening...

    Jello Instant pudding was my standard evening post hike sugar buzz. Lots of varieties.
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    We used to do blueberry corn muffins up at the...

    We used to do blueberry corn muffins up at the backcountry campsites at Baxter State Park with blueberries we picked. The muffin mixes we used had powdered eggs mixed in but they normally needed...
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    Never used the powdered eggs except for mixes...

    Never used the powdered eggs except for mixes when I occasionally carried a backpacking oven. I did use Nido powdered milk on several trips, its a definite improvement over regular powdered milk...
  24. Chemical contamination of water supplies is very...

    Chemical contamination of water supplies is very rarely an immediate problem, its far more of a cumulative thing. Much of Maine and NH waters may look pristine but there are fish consumption...
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    Unfortunately the hiker business from Monson...

    Unfortunately the hiker business from Monson could not save this McDonalds

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3B5THXF6Vs
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