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    I stayed at a motel (I think it was Quality Inn)...

    I stayed at a motel (I think it was Quality Inn) next to Middlesex Diner. I'm not sure the food is all that much better than any diner, but I have to say it was spectacular the evening and morning I...
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    I liked the entire section from HF to Boiling...

    I liked the entire section from HF to Boiling Springs. Have yet to go further north. That southern section isn’t yet in “Rockslyvania”
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    It’s an amazing accomplishment. I assumed that a...

    It’s an amazing accomplishment. I assumed that a continuous chain of footprints from border to border was the idea, with whatever detours are needed, but it sounds like that was just not practical...
  4. Flying to Dulles and taking an Uber to HF would...

    Flying to Dulles and taking an Uber to HF would get you on trail the fastest. To save some money (or to visit DC prior to the hike), fly to DCA and take the MARC train or Amtrak to Harpers Ferry. ...
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    When I started running seriously in 2003, I was...

    When I started running seriously in 2003, I was 30 and experienced the full range of ailments including knee problems but by first scaling way back and then gradually increasing increasing my...
  6. I wear REI convertible pants and either smart...

    I wear REI convertible pants and either smart wool or icebreaker shirts, with a slight preference for Icebreaker. I love these shirts -they perform well in all kinds of weather and don't retain...
  7. The General Palmer is a historic hotel and it is...

    The General Palmer is a historic hotel and it is right next to the train station. I stayed there for two nights in 2014 after my thru hike of the Colorado Trail. I took the train out to Silverton...
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    I’d measure the loft height after it sits for a...

    I’d measure the loft height after it sits for a while and if it matches the manufacturer’s stated loft in the specs for the bag, it’s probably fine. Both of my down bags come back pretty quickly...
  9. Big Meadows to Front Royal seems like a good hike...

    Big Meadows to Front Royal seems like a good hike if using a shuttle is an option. Uber/Lyft from Dulles Airport to and from Front Royal is an option and there is also a bus but only one trip per...
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    Here’s some info on the Dickey Ridge trail option...

    Here’s some info on the Dickey Ridge trail option https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/virginia/dickey-hill-trail?mobileMap=false&ref=sidebar-static-map
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    According to atdist.com, it is 46.2 miles from...

    According to atdist.com, it is 46.2 miles from the Big Meadows wayside to US 522 taking the AT. From the US 522 crossing, you’d hitchhike to Front Royal. To walk to Front Royal, I’d recommend leaving...
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    I can only comment on the vicinity of Harpers...

    I can only comment on the vicinity of Harpers Ferry.

    If you go southbound 50 miles from Harpers Ferry, that would take you into the northern district of Shenandoah National Park. About 40 would...
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    It'll be interesting to see how that's handled....

    It'll be interesting to see how that's handled. PCTA says there's no walkable detour.

    https://www.pcta.org/discover-the-trail/closures/oregon/lionshead-fire-mount-jefferson/
  14. Thanks for posting this video and the other...

    Thanks for posting this video and the other content on your website! I crossed the Pyrenees on the Camino Frances in 2019 but now plan to return to do the GR11 one day! Beautiful terrain.
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    SNP has an online form for permits and an email...

    SNP has an online form for permits and an email response serves as the actual permit. The form doesn’t ask for age information and I don’t think you have to be 18. Of course, a wilderness permit...
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    I'm only 6'1" but I opted for the Altaplex and...

    I'm only 6'1" but I opted for the Altaplex and will using it on trail for the first time in two weeks. When I set it up at the local park, it seemed like it would be better for tall hikers than my...
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    I've always thought of slack packing as having...

    I've always thought of slack packing as having gear transported along a segment that you're walking through, picking up the pack for the next segment. If you drop your pack and do a side trip or a...
  18. Book Review: ‘The Appalachian Trail: A Biography’

    From The Wall Street Journal (subscription may be required). Review of The Appalachian Trail By Philip D’Anieri
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    Just mind blowing numbers. I assume he’d pick up...

    Just mind blowing numbers. I assume he’d pick up miles per day after the high Sierra. From what I see on some snow pack websites, there’s very little snow remaining which should help. I’ll be in the...
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    They are still around D.C. They are weird...

    They are still around D.C. They are weird insects. They land on balconies and not sure what they're trying to do. They flip over on their back and struggle and struggle and can't get back on their...
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    Very sad… that area was hot and exposed when I...

    Very sad… that area was hot and exposed when I hiked it in mid April several years ago. Must be brutal in June in general and especially this year. I remember night hiking to Paradise Cafe to beat...
  22. The Frogg Toggs work. I’ve used them on many...

    The Frogg Toggs work. I’ve used them on many trips. But I now have zPacks rain pants and a replacement OR Helium II that was provided under warranty after my first one failed.

    If you can live with...
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    My Jetboil consistently will boil 10L on a small...

    My Jetboil consistently will boil 10L on a small canister. I boil about 1-1.25 liters a day (depending on my coffee consumption :). I have gone eight days with a a small canister many times. After a...
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    Absolutely true but 99% of people don't realize...

    Absolutely true but 99% of people don't realize it. There's nothing free about Facebook.
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    There are many people who cannot stand social...

    There are many people who cannot stand social media and like a focused forum like WhiteBlaze. I haven’t found the moderation problematic. I was called out one time and it was my fault, in retrospect....
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