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    Plodalong and Grandma Shortie NOBO Feb 20 Yes...

    Plodalong and Grandma Shortie
    NOBO
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    (Find us on FB @ wickedlonghike - Youtube to follow soon. Hiking for Team Fox/Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research)
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    Swear by them! Tossed these into my 'just in...

    Swear by them! Tossed these into my 'just in case' bag years ago and almost pulled them out a hundred times but being so darn light i just left them. Then one day I must have picked up sand or...
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    Race Brook Falls Trail Condition?

    I know its a bit early but any folks local to Race Brook Falls Trail have a good guess as to how the trail up might be the 2nd week in April? I remember 2 or 3 stream crossings that were easy in...
  4. thanks for the response RollTide, when was your...

    thanks for the response RollTide, when was your starting date?
  5. NOBO Feb/March...whats your opinion/experience on Microspikes/Trailrunners/Gaiters

    Feb/March start...Microspikes? worth carrying or not? Trailrunners (Wildcats 2.0 or 3.0) for first section in Feb/March, ok? or start with a warmer snow runner style boot till snow/slush is less...
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    Hi Blackdog, my wife and I are in a similar place...

    Hi Blackdog, my wife and I are in a similar place (literally since we are in MA) as you. Needing to button down long term dates due to retirement paperwork considerations. Would be interested in what...
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    You are to be congratulated! You finished the...

    You are to be congratulated! You finished the trail and I must assume by the tone of your self described rant that you are 'not young'. I hope you take the time to review your post because they...
  8. My wife and I each have HMG 2400s and have...

    My wife and I each have HMG 2400s and have sectioned in CT, MA, NH and ME and will take them when we attempt our thru in '18. We have found them to be pretty darn good! We did make some...
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    took your advice...guess I will pay the weight...

    took your advice...guess I will pay the weight penalty because it worked great. Cool and cool nights were no problem since I wore clothes but hot sticky nights were nasty! Bought the...
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    thanks for the suggestion, I had seen them but...

    thanks for the suggestion, I had seen them but was hesitant. Ordered and received it and works great.
  11. very helpful, articulate and thought provoking...

    very helpful, articulate and thought provoking post....thanks
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    hope ya don't mind if I piggy back on this thread...

    hope ya don't mind if I piggy back on this thread but it seems in the same vein. Does anyone have troubles sticking to their Neoair??? Spring, fall, winter I sleep pretty well since I am wearing...
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    Shuttle etiquette

    My wife and i have long section hiked exploiting public transit, unsuspecting friends and others to get to or from trailheads. However, we are now planning longer hikes to less familiar areas and can...
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    :confused: ..I need more coffee..was shootin that...

    :confused: ..I need more coffee..was shootin that at TEXMAN....although I am repeating myself a lot lately
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    Doin close to that next week..AT/RR station to...

    Doin close to that next week..AT/RR station to Egremont MA ..let ya know whats up and how the ticks are
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    Leavin this weekend starting at the AT RR station...

    Leavin this weekend starting at the AT RR station in NY and headin north to MA...Love April hiking!!
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    I'm not sure if its a matter of hypochondira...

    I'm not sure if its a matter of hypochondira ...unless you fear you have Lyme Disease... which I suspect I have edged towards on occasion...but for me I sure do border on Acarophobia which I hear ...
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    "zombie phones"---made me laugh!!! Was drinkin my...

    "zombie phones"---made me laugh!!! Was drinkin my coffee at the time and now my sinuses are scalded
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    Great thread!!! Really appreciate the intelligent...

    Great thread!!! Really appreciate the intelligent info here! It answered a great many questions. Heading to CT in mid April so want to be on the ball on this. As long as I have all you smart folks...
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    Great advice from Water Rat...spent many years in...

    Great advice from Water Rat...spent many years in Northern Maine hiking and kayak camping and 30 somethin nights are a good bet. We spent a memorable night in mid June on the shore of Lobster Lake...
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    My wife is 5 ft tall and she did have trouble...

    My wife is 5 ft tall and she did have trouble finding a pack that was right for her. We were lucky to be in Maine one day and the great folks at Hyperlite Mountain Gear let us drop in to their...
  22. ok now THAT is funny. "I'm out..." the classic...

    ok now THAT is funny. "I'm out..." the classic line from Kramer on Seinfeld episode "The Contest"....and I'm laughin cuz "I'm out" too!!! SPF rated Columbia longsleeve shirt with sun protection...
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    I switched to a EE/Revelation 20 deg last fall...

    I switched to a EE/Revelation 20 deg last fall and had a fascinating experience - I slept. Now the coldest I have had it in is the low 30s due to this freakishly warm winter but the point is this, I...
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    Big fans of the EE Revelation 20. Used it this...

    Big fans of the EE Revelation 20. Used it this winter with the optional straps under my pad and at 34 it was great. Love to give you a lower temp rating but every night we were out this winter it was...
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    Cheap Rain Mitten Tip

    Thought I would pass along a tip for those of you looking for a cheap option for rain mitten covers. I found those cheap Tyvek 18 inch sleeves used in medical and hazardous materials settings work...
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