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    Ditto to Peakbagger. Thanks much

    Ditto to Peakbagger. Thanks much
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    Hiking the Whites

    I'm hiking hut to hut from Pinkham Notch to Franconia this summer as part of a longer section hike. I would like to shed the weight and just take a day pack through the whites. I know I can get...
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    Help me, New Englanders, please

    This summer I am starting a SB section hike from Oquossoc, ME (Rt17). Hall Mt shelter is too far and Bemis Mt is too close. Is there any decent camping in between? I notice a saddle between Elephant...
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    Mahoosics in June

    Looking for some helpful experience: I prefer to hike above treeline in June before the summer lightning storms get cranked up. Is Mahoosic Notch typically passable in early June? I'm planning a...
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    This forum has been very helpful, and I have...

    This forum has been very helpful, and I have abandoned the poncho plan in favor of a more spacious quality tarp. But I am still committed to the cot, mainly since it's been my best option for a wonky...
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    Yeah, it's complicated, Wayne. (Isn't it always?)...

    Yeah, it's complicated, Wayne. (Isn't it always?) I'm still working part time and tied to a somewhat seasonal work schedule. Plus there's family events and schedules limiting me on the back end. So...
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    I appreciate all the advice. (Rain Man, I saw...

    I appreciate all the advice. (Rain Man, I saw what you did there, wink, wink. That Old Testament quote is pretty clever. I think the forum crowd was pretty kind to me on that one.)
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    HMMM. Brand, etc.? What about condensation?

    HMMM. Brand, etc.? What about condensation?
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    I'm pretty minimalist on all those things except...

    I'm pretty minimalist on all those things except the sleeping bag, but I'm a pretty cold sleeper. I'm going to work on comparing fast pitch to other options when I get a chance. But I'm still a bit...
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    Yeah, I'll probably take the more traditional...

    Yeah, I'll probably take the more traditional approach for my first big bite, but I think the Poncho concept is viable for certain sections. I've tried the hammock, and can't do it overnight. As an...
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    Great tips, you all. The "carwash" problem is...

    Great tips, you all. The "carwash" problem is definitely something to consider. Weight comparisons using a helinox cot lite and a MSR Hubba solo shakes out like this (in ounces): poncho & cot v. ...
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    New section hiker

    I'm an experienced hiker finally having the time to begin a quest to complete the trail in 8-10 years. I'm 62 years old, so reducing weight is a paramount objective. This June, I'll be completing...
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