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    The OP does not list their age. As folks get...

    The OP does not list their age. As folks get older its harder to condition on the trail. Some folks get stress fractures from speeding up too quickly, once they get stress fractures they are off the...
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    Your budget for travel could get eaten up pretty...

    Your budget for travel could get eaten up pretty quick. Both Springer and BSP are far away from airports and require shuttles. There are deals but if you need to go off schedule its buck a mile for...
  3. I would suggest giving them a call, they seem to...

    I would suggest giving them a call, they seem to be friendly bunch at their annual sale and expect if they dont have any stock they may be able to point you to someone who does.
  4. As an NPS volunteer and AT boundary line...

    As an NPS volunteer and AT boundary line maintainer I wonder what this years policy will be regarding working on the trail.?
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    When I eat it, it reminds me of Guinness Beer....

    When I eat it, it reminds me of Guinness Beer. Might be good pairing;)
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    I was at the local Hannafords Store in North...

    I was at the local Hannafords Store in North Conway NH. They had both types with and without raisins. I opened a can an sliced it up to freeze. I checked it several hours after putting it in the...
  7. Thread: Hut to Hut

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    Lake of the Clouds equals "Lake of the Crowds" ;)...

    Lake of the Clouds equals "Lake of the Crowds" ;) The reality is the huts are booked steady all summer although there are usually openings early in the season during the week but the AMC tries to...
  8. Thread: Hut to Hut

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    Its the way to go if you have the cash. The...

    Its the way to go if you have the cash. The distances between the huts is set up for a typical hiker to have plenty of time. You had best bring some earplugs.
  9. You seem to have missed a key part of my post "if...

    You seem to have missed a key part of my post "if you have someone meeting you at Katahdin, arrange for a pick up at Roaring Brook instead of KSC" unless there are new regulations in place I do not...
  10. One hint. the drive on public roads from the...

    One hint. the drive on public roads from the Stratton side of Bigelow to the East Flagstaff road crossing is a very long drive as there is no way to cross the river unless heading way south to New...
  11. Thread: Xero shoes

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    Folks have thru hiked with crocs and even...

    Folks have thru hiked with crocs and even barefoot. That said, my observation is that the New Balance lightweights appear to have traded weight for durability.
  12. In my experience monday and tuesday are the days...

    In my experience monday and tuesday are the days to hike Katahdin. Any long weekend is really bad. The volume really cranks up in August getting busier every weekend the weeks before Labor Day....
  13. Thread: Hut to Hut

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    No problem. BTW, there are not a lot of dayhike...

    No problem. BTW, there are not a lot of dayhike options that are not AT at either Mitzpah or Zealand. ZeeCliff is just off the AT southbound from Zealand Hut and its about a 5 mnute diversion off the...
  14. Thread: Hut to Hut

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    Dont shoot the messenger. I was careful to point...

    Dont shoot the messenger. I was careful to point out that the white blazed official AT route bypass many of the summits. Folks who have to walk past all the white blazes have to do the out and back...
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    I met a thruhiker once and the discussion of cost...

    I met a thruhiker once and the discussion of cost of the hike came up. He figured it was about $40,000 as he was an electrical engineer that took a leave for 5 months which was five months of no...
  16. Thread: Hut to Hut

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    Look up the presi traverse as you are doing just...

    Look up the presi traverse as you are doing just short of one. I have done it as a dayhike on a couple of times and a few variants. Its a long day but if you do it early in the summer the days are...
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    I sectioned most of the AT. Most of it was car...

    I sectioned most of the AT. Most of it was car supported and about a third was car supported with two cars. The person I hiked with and I both had high gas mileage compacts and with two cars we could...
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    I have a primus stove back from the early...

    I have a primus stove back from the early eighties kicking around somewhere. It did not have the generatortube. Long before the Moulder strip I had a crude version that ran from the burner area down...
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    DMSO, is a great solvent. It can take what is on...

    DMSO, is a great solvent. It can take what is on top of your skin (like bug repellent grease and oil) and send it right to your liver. There are different levels of purity and horse liniment probably...
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    FYI, one of the major ingredients in the Goya...

    FYI, one of the major ingredients in the Goya version of Sazon is MSG. Knorr has a version with far less MSG.
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    Issues at fords are usually only heavy rain...

    Issues at fords are usually only heavy rain related buy June. Late April/early May when the snowpack if melting is a different story. Mud on the other hand will be present and the 100 mile wilderness...
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    My guess is its a FM. DOC appears to be far more...

    My guess is its a FM. DOC appears to be far more of an active club than one that records and archives the actions of their members (if it is a DOC project in the first place). Nice to know there are...
  23. Thread: Shoe Spikes

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    I will say my Hillsounds had a rubber tear after...

    I will say my Hillsounds had a rubber tear after several years. I felt I got reasonable use and didnt push the guarantee. There are a lot more Katoolas out on the market and I have seen a fair shore...
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    They didnt get the expected wind gusts but all...

    They didnt get the expected wind gusts but all the rivers draining the whites were near or at flood stage. I am waiting for the sun to come up to see the summit but whatever snow I had in and around...
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    The only way around high property costs would be...

    The only way around high property costs would be to set it up as a non profit. Something like an American Youth Hostel
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