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  1. Thread: Back on WB!

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    There's a commuter bus to the DWG from the Port...

    There's a commuter bus to the DWG from the Port Authority in NYC and is the only way I know of to get to the DWG by public transportation. How to get to the Port Authority from the Newark airport is...
  2. I didn't had problem with the Fontana village...

    I didn't had problem with the Fontana village store. I didn't think the prices were too bad and the selection good enough to get me through the park. But SOBO you'd have to stock up at Hot Springs...
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    The key word here is "Emergency". These things...

    The key word here is "Emergency". These things are pretty much single use. If you can fold one back up into a really small size, you have more patience then I do.

    You really don't want to be...
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    You left it there nearly a month ago? Good luck....

    You left it there nearly a month ago? Good luck. Gear left at shelters is considered abandoned. If it isn't still there (and there is a good chance it is), it's been removed and disposed of.
  5. Leggings are better to sleep in then rain pants,...

    Leggings are better to sleep in then rain pants, so I'd go with the leggings, regardless.
  6. I have used a Dickie work shirt for years. It's...

    I have used a Dickie work shirt for years. It's 65/35 polyester/cotton. Just enough cotton to make it comfortable and durable, but still dries out reasonably quickly. It's also reasonably wind proof....
  7. It's suppose to be getting nippy about now, but...

    It's suppose to be getting nippy about now, but it's not. It's going to be in the 80's most of next week. I have a feeling early September will be a lot like what late August is suppose to be like....
  8. TN/NC is the best in the spring. Lots of flowers,...

    TN/NC is the best in the spring. Lots of flowers, no water worries. Too bad it's so crowded now days. I'd go SOBO from Damascus in say, early April. You'll start out well ahead of the masses and they...
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    AT guide does not indicate parking on South Arm...

    AT guide does not indicate parking on South Arm road. There might be one at the campsite, but I seem to remember that was a pretty narrow notch and not much room for even the campsite. There is...
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    \ No, it's just common sense. On a back woods...

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    No, it's just common sense. On a back woods road like that you have no idea if or when a critter might jump out of the woods in front of you. Or you might come to a road hazard and not have time...
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    Your previous experience makes it likely it will...

    Your previous experience makes it likely it will be fine up to that families door yard.

    PS you should not be driving 40 MPH on a gravel road.
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    I would think the shuttler is "first hand...

    I would think the shuttler is "first hand knowledge".

    I doubt either of these roads are maintained. We had a harsh winter and it doesn't take much wash out these roads and make them impassable.
  13. Thread: Roman

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    The worst meal actually on the trail was a...

    The worst meal actually on the trail was a Backpacker Pantry meal which I'm apprenty allergic to something in it. Could have killed me.

    The worst resturant meal while hiking along the trail was...
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    The shelters north of the AT are generally pretty...

    The shelters north of the AT are generally pretty quiet, with the exception of Camels Hump and Mansfield. As Deadeye says, try to not to get to one of these mountains on Labor day weekend. However,...
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    Your leaving in 4 days and just now trying to...

    Your leaving in 4 days and just now trying to figure this out? Good luck.

    After leaving Baxter, you have two options - carry 10 days of food or arrange to have a food drop at about the 1/2 mark,...
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    For all practical purposes, you are restricted to...

    For all practical purposes, you are restricted to camping only at designated sites, which means an AMC run site. To do otherwise is either illegal or not practical. To simply hike in 10-13 and expect...
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    Guthook only shows thee "unofficial" tenting...

    Guthook only shows thee "unofficial" tenting options between the shelters and I'm inclined to trust Guthook rather then "there are a ton of tenting options". Maybe if your desperate.

    The first is...
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    Spec Pond to Calo Col is a full day. Up and over...

    Spec Pond to Calo Col is a full day. Up and over Goose eye is a work out and going down the cliff with the rebarb ladders on wabbly knees is exciting. That's just one of the many obsiticals they put...
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    I felt going SOBO thru the notch was easier then...

    I felt going SOBO thru the notch was easier then NOBO, probably because SOBO is more up hill. The flip side is you have to go down the arm which is a trip.

    We used the Grafton Notch Loop trail as...
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    Seeing that this thread is 9 years old, I would...

    Seeing that this thread is 9 years old, I would hope so.
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    Once you get into Maine, it's shuttle or hitch.

    Once you get into Maine, it's shuttle or hitch.
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    It starts out easy enough, but is a slow, steady...

    It starts out easy enough, but is a slow, steady up hill. Depends on how far you want to go on a hot, muggy afternoon.

    If the campsite at the top of the hill isn't well used, it could be...
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    I swear, even in the "easy" sections, they go out...

    I swear, even in the "easy" sections, they go out of their way to make it as difficult as possible.

    But southern Maine is where they really exceled in doing that.

    But heck, that's what makes...
  24. Thread: Matthewski

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    I hate to say it, but that would be a really poor...

    I hate to say it, but that would be a really poor investment. That building needs so much work it's amazing it's still standing. But they really do need to get out of there. Vicky and Pat were...
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    Poll: Well, the thing about having a GPS is it can show...

    Well, the thing about having a GPS is it can show you exactly where your located on the map. Otherwise, it's usually "I think we're some where around here".

    If you start to wonder if your still...
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