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    Yeah, me too. The closest I've ever come, and I...

    Yeah, me too. The closest I've ever come, and I think I was still a couple of weeks and 100 miles off was when I did the JMT. I was out for 20 days and calculated that I did close to 230 miles (one...
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    I agree with all the above. I have been using a...

    I agree with all the above. I have been using a Bearikade Weekender for about 7 years now. I originally bought it for my JMT hike in 2013 where I used it on the AT some before that hike to get used...
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    I spent a night at WHL on my last section a...

    I spent a night at WHL on my last section a little over a week ago, and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Linda and Bill are great hosts (and hard working...running that place is a 24/7 job), the place...
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    I saw my own post in this thread last year and...

    I saw my own post in this thread last year and thought I would update my thoughts. First off, when I posted I had been section hiking for 12 years, not 10...little error correction there.

    I still...
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    HmmmmmmÖexcellent question, and a hard one to...

    HmmmmmmÖexcellent question, and a hard one to answer. There were many where the weather was perfect and things went off without a hitch, and one would think those were my favorite. However, the...
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    Yes I have met many folks where the inflection in...

    Yes I have met many folks where the inflection in their voice changed when they found out I was "only" a section hiker. Most people doing feeds I ran into were cool with sectioners though, and I...
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    There's a picnic table on the beach at one of the...

    There's a picnic table on the beach at one of the big lakes in the North part of the HMW...Rainbow I think. The campsite there also had a bunch of folding lawn chairs in it. Appears people come in...
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    Yeah, what he said. You can buy it at grocery...

    Yeah, what he said. You can buy it at grocery stores and Wal-mart. Comes in a can.
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    ;) It's funny because throughout my section...

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    It's funny because throughout my section hiking odyssey I went full circle on my opinion of the thru hikers. When I first started I dreamed of meeting them and swooned at their feet as they...
  10. I've always used a combination of plastic bottles...

    I've always used a combination of plastic bottles (Gatoraide and/or Smart water), Platypus bags and Sawyer bags. Only thing that has failed me in the last 15 years was a Sawyer bag I squeezed too...
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    My longest section was actually the final one at...

    My longest section was actually the final one at 114.5 miles. The next 2 longest ones were in VT (2010) at 113.2 miles and ME (2018) at 105.9 miles. My shortest section was 13.7 miles in VA (2019)....
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    Itís Done!!!

    Well guys and gals, at about 10:30AM August 7th I summitted Katahdin thus ending my 13 years of section hiking the AT with a good friend of mine.

    I wanted to thank all of you on here that have...
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    As others have stated I have grown weary of doing...

    As others have stated I have grown weary of doing hangs and worrying about my food, so I have gone to a bear canister full time. The weight penalty is easily negated by the piece of mind I have when...
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    Great job! I'm on a 13 year plan, and will...

    Great job!

    I'm on a 13 year plan, and will be attempting to finish this year myself. All I have left is Monson to Katahdin.
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    The other HMW thread reminded me that I meant to ask the community this question. How is the cell reception in the HMW? I've read varying reports, and most seem to say that you can get service...
  16. As others have stated there are a decent amount...

    As others have stated there are a decent amount of established camp spots in GA. One thing that no one mentioned is that camping outside of an established spot might be a little more tricky in GA...
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    One thing I don't see often detailed on here is...

    One thing I don't see often detailed on here is exactly what makes NH (in particular the Whites) hard. It is simply that the trail is not graded like it is on most of the rest of the AT. A good...
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    I had also heard about the rocks, stressed about...

    I had also heard about the rocks, stressed about them a bit, and I'm here to tell you they aren't the huge deal they are made out to be. Yes, there are sections in the Eastern half of PA (heading...
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    I participate in other forums, and one in...

    I participate in other forums, and one in particular (a sporting related forum) takes things many levels beyond this one with the types of comments and things of that nature. From that forum I have...
  20. Looking at the 2018 AWOL guide the mileage from...

    Looking at the 2018 AWOL guide the mileage from Harpers Ferry to Springer is 1,024.8 miles. If we assume 80 days of hiking that's 12.8 miles per day. That's not a trivial amount of mileage per day,...
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    The latest news on this just sucksÖI mean it...

    The latest news on this just sucksÖI mean it really just broke my heart to read about it. My prayers go out to the victims and families of the victims.

    Iíve been following this thread fairly...
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    If you've been hanging around here at all you...

    If you've been hanging around here at all you know you're gonna get a bunch of differing answers. Some will say hang it and some will say sleep with it. You might even get a canister user to chime...
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    Yeah, that could be because I'm sure they're...

    Yeah, that could be because I'm sure they're there. However, I also look for fresh turds in the morning if I stay in a shelter, and didn't recall seeing any as I have the other few times I have...
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    I don't have a dog in this fight as I haven't...

    I don't have a dog in this fight as I haven't stayed at either place and only used Mountain Harbour for a shuttle years ago. So all I'll say is I agree with what Puddlefish said above in that when I...
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    There is certainly a lot of negativity in this...

    There is certainly a lot of negativity in this thread. As has already been discussed by many, GSMNP has pretty strict and particular regulations that don't apply to the vast majority of the AT. ...
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