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  1. Sparrows: My husband and I will be passing...

    Sparrows: My husband and I will be passing through your area next week! We will stop by to see you and that "mother of all thrift stores." Watch for us!
    ~Einstein & "CF"
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    That is my problem... the mind will not stop...

    That is my problem... the mind will not stop working!
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    How was the heat, bugs, and humidity?

    How was the heat, bugs, and humidity?
  4. Thank you all for responding! My hubby asked me...

    Thank you all for responding! My hubby asked me to check with you about the "physical aspect" of each area. Is one much more strenuous than another? (He nurses an old knee issue - but we do not see...
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    Yes, but as others mentioned... who leaves an...

    Yes, but as others mentioned... who leaves an 80-something year old father/grandfather behind in these conditions to summit...? That does not make sense!
  6. Decision: Newfound Gap to Elk Park, NC.... OR North Adams, MA to Glencliff, NH???

    While I have completed over 950 miles sectioning the A.T., my husband has only done about 50 - the Roller Coaster, last year. He just found out that he can take time off work at the end of this...
  7. Sad to say - I often overthink things... as I...

    Sad to say - I often overthink things... as I suddenly worry about how others interpret what I said... PLEASE, EVERYONE - know when you hear something, if makes your upset or uncomfortable, perhaps,...
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    Yes, the 4 liter Platypus gravity filter is great...

    Yes, the 4 liter Platypus gravity filter is great for a group! (I do use the Sawyer Squeeze when alone or with just one other person). As others mentioned, definitely carry a chemical backup....
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    Yes.... ........
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    I might check with you next year when I am in...

    I might check with you next year when I am in that area (planning on Cheshire north for a few hundred mile section...). Thanks!
  11. While I treasure my guns (have been called "Annie...

    While I treasure my guns (have been called "Annie Oakley" by some), I will not bring one on the trail. For me, they belong on a range and in a hunt.
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    Ditto on AWOL Guide. Also, look into Guthooks. (I...

    Ditto on AWOL Guide. Also, look into Guthooks. (I suggest BOTH - not just one!)
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    I get the HYOH idea... and I am fine with it as...

    I get the HYOH idea... and I am fine with it as long as it doesn't mess with MY HIKE. It is kind of the same thing in a classroom (yes, I am a teacher). If someone wants to listen to music while...
  14. West MI to AT. Roan Mtn/Hampton, TN and Clingman's mid/late June

    We are driving OUR VEHICLE down to Roan Mtn or Hampton, TN mid June (about the 17th/not set yet) and then shuttling down to Clingman's dome for a hike that will go through July 6th. PM if you are...
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    I can't comment on weather conditions during...

    I can't comment on weather conditions during different times; however, I can comment on the PA section. My first hike in it was a 90 mile-ish section from the southern border to Palmerton. I figured...
  16. Fun AT version of "March Madness." While I have...

    Fun AT version of "March Madness." While I have not been at any of the final four that made the list, I have been at many trail restaurants, which were all spectacular - maybe due to the food or...
  17. Thread: Tarptent Notch

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    Side entry ... best!

    Side entry ... best!
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    I can see both sides! I usually FBC it as I am...

    I can see both sides! I usually FBC it as I am lazy and don't want to clean; however, I think I will try cooking in my pot this next time to see how it goes!
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    Poll: EXCELLENT advise! Plus, this would provide a...

    EXCELLENT advise! Plus, this would provide a "shakedown" opportunity!
  20. I am sorry for his struggles; however, I wish him...

    I am sorry for his struggles; however, I wish him well...
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    Your thoughts are spot on for those of us who...

    Your thoughts are spot on for those of us who have been looking at gear for years and upgrading each year; however, there are those who are new to the backpacking world - and those who are not only...
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    Isolation is a feeling... not the actual...

    Isolation is a feeling... not the actual experience.

    For example, I felt isolated and alone with my 1st husband. Once I divorced him, I moved beyond that feeling - even though I wasn't with...
  23. Thread: Spam

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    I do not like Spam; however, my husband likes...

    I do not like Spam; however, my husband likes spam sandwiches... spam between bread or tortillas. He also likes it under eggs (if he is car camping)
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    For me... no boots! I used boots for years and...

    For me... no boots! I used boots for years and had blisters. I went to trailrunners, and the blisters went away! (Note: this is a personal preference. I hear that people with ankle issues need to...
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    Poll: I have had the support at home; however, I could...

    I have had the support at home; however, I could not handle missing watching my kids grow. I section hiked: between 55-200 miles each year the past 10 years (1 week to 2.5 weeks on the trail a year)....
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