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  1. ...reminds me of Bartleby the Scrivener. Anyone...

    ...reminds me of Bartleby the Scrivener. Anyone remember that?
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    A tip for when you fall or stumble: don't tense...

    A tip for when you fall or stumble: don't tense up, and don't stick out an arm to break your fall. This helps to avoid wrist fractures. And once down, stay down for a couple of minutes to get over...
  3. Very nice article. According to the article, he's...

    Very nice article. According to the article, he's the first African American male to complete the Triple Crown. Last year an African-American female completed all three trails.
  4. Amazing tenacity, amazing attitude. I wish her...

    Amazing tenacity, amazing attitude. I wish her all the best in life.
  5. Thread: Best Dog Breeds

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    Just saw this, fwiw: ...

    Just saw this, fwiw:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/25/us/labradoodle-creator-regret.html
  6. Wow, what an adventure. Very detailed, beautiful...

    Wow, what an adventure. Very detailed, beautiful photos. This will be a big help to future hikers. For me, just a vicarious trip over breakfast coffee. Thanks for posting.
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    Teacher, you are too kind. :)

    Teacher, you are too kind. :)
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    Having finished the trail at 73 after 14 years of...

    Having finished the trail at 73 after 14 years of section hiking, my advice to you would be not to fixate on comparing your hiking rate, fitness, etc. to hikers you meet, but just to enjoy and learn...
  9. The Sterling Inn in Caratunk does shuttles. Not...

    The Sterling Inn in Caratunk does shuttles. Not sure if you are looking for one, but here are their rates:
    http://www.mainesterlinginn.com/shuttle-service/
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    Just got back from a few days at Crawford Notch...

    Just got back from a few days at Crawford Notch with my granddaughters, aged 10 and almost 7. They were tired after climbing Mt. Willard the day before, so I opted for the Bemis Trail instead of the...
  11. nytimes: A Chance to Bond on a Perilous Hiking Trail in Iceland

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/21/travel/iceland-hiking-father-son.html

    A good read, with gorgeous photos. Enjoy...
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    Funny you should mention Jerimoth Hill. I'm...

    Funny you should mention Jerimoth Hill. I'm planning to make the great ascent in September, when I'll be attending a wedding not far from there.
  13. Thread: Itís Done!!!

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    Well, yes, the trail legs aspect is the hardest...

    Well, yes, the trail legs aspect is the hardest part of section hiking. That, logistics, and efficiency. I always marveled at how quickly thrus would set up and take down their tents and hammocks,...
  14. Thread: Itís Done!!!

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    When I began my sections, I would introduce...

    When I began my sections, I would introduce myself as "just" a section hiker. My third trip, NY/NJ, I met a trail maintainer who told me to drop the "just." He reminded me that the original intent of...
  15. Thread: Itís Done!!!

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    I was an every blazer, too. Section hiking just...

    I was an every blazer, too. Section hiking just fit better into my life. When I began, I was working and had to fit my hikes into my vacation time. After I retired, my sections grew longer (Damascus...
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    Hammock sites abound in Georgia. You shouldn't...

    Hammock sites abound in Georgia. You shouldn't have a problem finding nice ones.
  17. Thread: Itís Done!!!

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    Bravo to you!

    Bravo to you!
  18. Thanks. I just phoned, and was told water supply...

    Thanks. I just phoned, and was told water supply should be good next week.
  19. Current water availability between Middlebury Gap and Mt. Mansfield?

    Has anyone been on this part of the trail lately? Many water sources are listed as iffy in the GMC guidebook.
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    Poll: I don't either. I do carry maps, a guidebook, and...

    I don't either. I do carry maps, a guidebook, and a very basic Tracfone, which is off 99 percent of the time.
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    So in that case, you won't need a campsite? Or...

    So in that case, you won't need a campsite? Or will you need one for one night?
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    What about Abol campsite? If sites are available...

    What about Abol campsite? If sites are available you could book two nights, then ascent Mt. K on the Abol Trail, descend via the Hunt Trail (the official AT route), and hitch or walk the 2 miles back...
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    No, that's not it. I did all but one of my...

    No, that's not it. I did all but one of my section hikes, over a period of 14 years, using a combination of bus, train, and shuttles to access start and end points. Granted, my sections were longer...
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    OP, you've asked a lot of open-ended questions...

    OP, you've asked a lot of open-ended questions recently. Are you writing a book, or listicle posts for a hiking website? Am I the only one who is finding these qs mildly annoying? Yes, I know, I...
  25. Thread: Trail Completed

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    Congratulations! I finished last year, after a...

    Congratulations! I finished last year, after a similarly long section hike that included over a year and change for a broken ankle to heal. I was happy to summit Katahdin, but felt more wistful than...
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