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    IMHO, northbound is a bit easier as the stretch...

    IMHO, northbound is a bit easier as the stretch from Hogan road to the base of Mt Success is "easier" than the second stretch. Nice way to build up your trail legs a bit as long as your resist the...
  2. Its been 15 years but I thought Cherokee was...

    Its been 15 years but I thought Cherokee was quite a nice town for resupply. Sure there is a Casino in town and at the time some vestiges of tourist trap type attractions on the main drag heading...
  3. I switched to one of these...

    I switched to one of these https://www.rei.com/product/891011/sol-escape-lite-bivy. They are more durable and more importantly breathable. The cheap mylar blankets dont breathe and if your gear isnt...
  4. Wind is always a possibility and frequently its...

    Wind is always a possibility and frequently its coming a front going by which means wet. The standard recommendation which has a lot of validity is have enough gear to cover all you skin with wind...
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    Just because a rep on the phone gives an answer...

    Just because a rep on the phone gives an answer does not mean that's an official answer. I expect logistically Darn Tuff does not want to introduce a pesticide into their production plant and...
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    There is not a typical dedicated parking lot, the...

    There is not a typical dedicated parking lot, the road is skinny at the trail crossing but there are plenty of wide spots in the gravel along the road for plenty of cars just north of the crossing if...
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    I maintain the corridor boundary between the top...

    I maintain the corridor boundary between the top of Moody and South Arm road and need to be over there one of these days but past experience is crossing Sawyer Brook is a non issue/ minor rock hop...
  8. Thread: Roman

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    Back when I was in high school in the tail end of...

    Back when I was in high school in the tail end of the seventies, dehydrated backpacking meals were just coming out. We would take a different variety to try out on weekend backpacks. They tended to...
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    Millinocket which requires a hitch via the Golden...

    Millinocket which requires a hitch via the Golden road from Abol Bridge, its going to eat up half a day. Abol Bridge store has very minimal expensive supplies that many northbounders thru hikers use...
  10. I find the greatest value with my adjustable...

    I find the greatest value with my adjustable poles is going downhill. It really takes a lot of pounding off the feet. I adjust them long. I also have spring loaded poles that further absorb down hill...
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    I do Mahoosuc notch as a dayhike by spotting a...

    I do Mahoosuc notch as a dayhike by spotting a car and using the Notch Trail to hook up with the AT at the top of the Notch and then heading through the notch and up Mahoousuc arm then out via the...
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    The shelter sites have caretakers and they manage...

    The shelter sites have caretakers and they manage the entire sites which includes the shelter and the associated tent platforms. You pay no matter what as besides managing the campers the caretaker...
  13. Pinkham Notch to the top of Wildcat is quite...

    Pinkham Notch to the top of Wildcat is quite difficult especially for section hikers with full backpack. Some folks really do not like the exposed ledges and its very steep.

    The descent from the...
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    It would be helpful of why you need the "closest"...

    It would be helpful of why you need the "closest" town?. For mail drops, for overnight stays, for resupply?

    In Maine Kingfield is bit of a drive, Stratton is the closest town with post office and...
  15. Thread: Milk

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    Walmart changes their local inventory to meet the...

    Walmart changes their local inventory to meet the demand. if there is local central American population I expect they will stock it. Our local Walmart stocks up on Mexican staples when there are...
  16. Thread: Booties?

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    This happens on occasion on the AT in the whites...

    This happens on occasion on the AT in the whites in NH particularly in the northern presidentials. Once the dogs paws start bleeding there is not a lot to be done except carry it down to a vet and...
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    The whites are remarkably accessible given that...

    The whites are remarkably accessible given that AMC has shuttle a system in place. There is public bus service to Lincoln and Gorham that is linked to Boston. The AMC shuttles have multiple stops in...
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    BTW, long before I heard about Nido, the trick...

    BTW, long before I heard about Nido, the trick was to add powdered dairy creamer to Carnation powdered milk. Coffee creamer is basically spray dried encapsulated fat with some flavoring and does...
  19. Thread: Milk

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    If its kept dry it lasts for years. I have the...

    If its kept dry it lasts for years. I have the same can of Nido on my shelf I opened 4 years ago. Still tastes fine.
  20. Sobos who start at Katahdin are not considered...

    Sobos who start at Katahdin are not considered thruhikers and therefore can not stay at The Birches. There are already Nobos headed into the park.
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    Not applicable to the OP but applicable to the symptoms. This symptom happens for many folks on statins, Zocor was the worst but newer varieties also can do it. I used to plan on wearing one size...
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    The trailcast series is great set of podcasts,...

    The trailcast series is great set of podcasts, glad they are still available.
  23. The whites are lot bonier that most of the AT...

    The whites are lot bonier that most of the AT (except for parts of PA). If you use trail runners the cushioning is less than normal boots. When I start my summer hiking it does take a few long hikes...
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    Note I said in the past, I dont keep year by year...

    Note I said in the past, I dont keep year by year updates on hostels .
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    By the way, still some snow in Tuckerman's Ravine...

    By the way, still some snow in Tuckerman's Ravine on the side of Mt Washington.
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