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  1. Here's a detailed story: The Mystery of...

    Here's a detailed story:

    The Mystery of Deceased Hiker 'Mostly Harmless' Is At Long Last Solved (adventure-journal.com)
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    Terrific pictures and splendid narration of your...

    Terrific pictures and splendid narration of your adventure. I'm in awe!
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    Years ago, I faced the same question as you: was...

    Years ago, I faced the same question as you: was I ready/able to backpack in dead-of-winter conditions. As others have recommended, you may want to plan a shorter trip to test your mettle. I...
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    At 72, I'm close to the age that you're...

    At 72, I'm close to the age that you're contemplating a start. Although I've section-hiked the entire AT, I've given some thought to a thru-hike. As I've stated on other threads, were I to...
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    I hiked to this shelter a few week ago on a...

    I hiked to this shelter a few week ago on a day-hike, didn't camp over. Shelter looked good. Don't expect any frills like some other VT shelters e.g. Little Rock Pond or Stratton Pond.
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    My mistake! Thanks for clarifying.

    My mistake! Thanks for clarifying.
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    Rain Man's family has planned a memorial...

    Rain Man's family has planned a memorial celebration via Zoom for this Saturday afternoon, December 6. Note that the time of 3 PM is Central Time. Here are the details.

    Dear Friends of Raymond,...
  8. Just to throw in my $.02 on mosquitoes on the...

    Just to throw in my $.02 on mosquitoes on the Colorado Trail: my thruhike dates were July 24-August 30. The mosquitoes were a problem starting on the fifth day or so and lasted about a week. One...
  9. For years (actually decades) I used a 3/4 length...

    For years (actually decades) I used a 3/4 length thermarest and was quite happy with it, having the company repair it 2-3 times over the years. More recently after I gave it away, I began using the...
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    Congratulations! You hiked your own hike and...

    Congratulations! You hiked your own hike and made the most of your experience.
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    I section hiked NJ and NY NOBO and still recall...

    I section hiked NJ and NY NOBO and still recall in NY not far past Greenwood Lake where the vultures were waiting for me at the top of a rock scramble. My reaction was the same as yours.
  12. Dropdeadfred, is this the article you referenced?...

    Dropdeadfred, is this the article you referenced? It's recent.
    https://www.wired.com/story/nameless-hiker-mostly-harmless-internet-mystery/?utm_source=pocket-newtab
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    Beyond the Thruway (I-87) there are some steep...

    Beyond the Thruway (I-87) there are some steep ups and downs such as West Mountain and Bear Mountain until the Hudson River. East of the Hudson, the trail is noticeably easier. That is not to say...
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    Some FS roads are difficult to navigate but...

    Some FS roads are difficult to navigate but there's a few exceptions. In Vermont, FS route 10 in the Green Mountain NF is actually paved from the west side all the way to Rt. 7, the major N-S...
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    You're taking the exact right approach. I'm sure...

    You're taking the exact right approach. I'm sure you'll do well. Maybe in addition to a training hike from Port Clinton, you could also hike up northward from Lehigh Gap.

    Are you hiking all of...
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    Yes, and my hikes are focused on making elevation...

    Yes, and my hikes are focused on making elevation as opposed to miles. Try to do at least 1,000' per hike.
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    That's what I do nowadays but my mountains in...

    That's what I do nowadays but my mountains in Vermont for the most part are not as high as the Whites. ;)
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    More than gender-neutral - from my 2004 Trail...

    More than gender-neutral - from my 2004 Trail Journal at Roaring Springs Shelter: " ...I made it before 6 and shared the site with Louise a SOBO guy (thatís right a guy, his hiking partner was a guy...
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    I know the mention of his name brings scorn, but...

    I know the mention of his name brings scorn, but Bill Bryson's quote from his shuttle driver seems to sum it up for many of those who fall short: "It wasn't what they expected." And in effect, that...
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    I camped there on my '04 section hike. As I...

    I camped there on my '04 section hike. As I recall, there were about 3-4 other parties camped as well.
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    SoRuck for 2021 Cancelled

    No real surprise here. Hopefully it will occur in 2022.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/southernruck/permalink/10157838979752087
  22. It gives you something else that you don't find...

    It gives you something else that you don't find in NC - black flies!
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    After a bout with hypernatremia 15 years ago, i...

    After a bout with hypernatremia 15 years ago, i began packing Gatorade powder along with more salted peanuts and banana chips. A few year later, I used this electrolyte powder which comes in...
  24. Your first leg will be the most challenging, not...

    Your first leg will be the most challenging, not just because of having more miles, but having some very rugged and steep miles. I think weather is key so I hope that long-term forecast works out...
  25. Is that chatter based on something that the...

    Is that chatter based on something that the chatterer read from an official source saying it is allowed or is it chatter to the effect that yeah, people are doing it (camping) and getting away with...
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