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    AT section hiker

    [QUOTE=SundanceCO7;2283559]Section Hike A.T. MASS Mid-July 2021?
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    Greetings A.T. Trail Friends,

    I am an A.T. Section Hiker seeking a hiking buddy to hike the A.T. in MASS starting in mid-July....
  2. Just finished rereading all the posts in this...

    Just finished rereading all the posts in this blog.
    I am glad to have come to the conclusion that most hikers who visit the cabin leave happy and pleased with their stay.
    It is also a pleasurer,...
  3. Thread: Power Banks

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    I have been a Caretaker at Upper Goose Pond for...

    I have been a Caretaker at Upper Goose Pond for 17 seasons. 75% of hikers stopping at the cabin a first question is; " can I charge my phone?" This leads me to believe that a charged phone is the...
  4. Thread: Power Banks

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    After reading all the subject posts I have come...

    After reading all the subject posts I have come to the following conclusion: in the end you would enjoy your hike much more if you did’t take your phone. Take a cheap camera, to take photos. You...
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    Knowing the reputation some thru-hikers leave...

    Knowing the reputation some thru-hikers leave behind, they were looking after their interests.
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    Takeing a chair.

    If you think you should take a chair, by all means take one. When you get to Neels Gap, you can send it home.
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    Most AT shelters do not have water pumps. I can...

    Most AT shelters do not have water pumps. I can only remember 6-7 shelters with a pump. Mostly in PA, CT, MA.
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    Loosing toe nails

    Most thru-hikers will loose some toe nails before they finish. One reason is your feet get larger as you hike making your shoes tight in the toe area. As you hike, with a heavy pack going downhill...
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    Their is nothing better than a hot meal after...

    Their is nothing better than a hot meal after hiking a long cold or wet day.
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    Happy Birthday

    [QUOTE=Lugnut;780790]Down by the river (bay). Matt Foley would have been proud. Happy 40th Birthday. :banana
    Happy birthday to a great friend of the AT hiking community for the last 20 years.
  11. Poll: Eliminate 2000 award

    A certificate for completing the AT means little. It has become something that is given out to almost anyone who applies for one, with no proof at all if they did the hike or not.
    I thru-hiked in...
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    It sure feels good to have clean sleeping...

    It sure feels good to have clean sleeping clothes. A little wash up and clean clothes sure helped me to sleep better.
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    I hiked the whole AT on one pair of boots....

    I hiked the whole AT on one pair of boots. Monorail AT hikers. Had them resolved after 1200 miles. Not much good at the end of my hike.
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    April start

    My start date was April 13. I finished on Oct 9. 12 0 days. Much better weather in April.
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    Milage Marker Question

    It's been 9 years since I first asked this question. Still looking for a answer.
  16. Thread: AT thru hike

    by Grampie
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    Good luck with finding a female partner. During...

    Good luck with finding a female partner. During my thru I saw very few woman hiking alone. I was surprised at the amount of older woman on the trail that were hiking with someone else.
    My advise to...
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    You will always remember your last white blaze....

    You will always remember your last white blaze. For most it will be the sign on Kathaden, others Springer Mt., or just white blaze at a road crossing. It will always help you to remember your...
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    Weird even for 2020

    When I read stuff like this I like to use my favorite Forest Gump quote; " Stupid is as stupid does."
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    Face I gotta out from the shelter go down the...

    Face I gotta out from the shelter go down the hill word the small pond. Several times I pitched my tent, with others, on the flat top of the dam. it’s posted as a no camping area, but know one ever...
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    Boots vs Runners As a sucessfull thru_hiker at...

    Boots vs Runners
    As a sucessfull thru_hiker at 66 years old I hiked with Montrail AT Hiker boots. I had no foot or anckle problems. The boots lasted me for my entire hike. Folks who use trail...
  21. Thread: 2021 sobo

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    SOBO hike

    Sounds. Like you are playing your time frame kind of close. Trying to save a day hear and there and being concerned with the amount of day light hiking hours.

    I have thru-hiked at a advanced age,...
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    Upper Goose Pond cabin

    The cabin at Upper Goose Pond will not be open , for hiker use, this season.
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    Poll: I have a full length Thrmarest that I used befor...

    I have a full length Thrmarest that I used befor mt thru and am still using without any problems.
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    The first few weeks of my thru I developed a problem with blisters on my big toe. I started to put a light coat of Vaseline on my tow before putting on my Sox and boots. I never had a foot blister...
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    One of the “not to be missed” shelters is the...

    One of the “not to be missed” shelters is the Cabin on Upper Goose Pond in Mass. If you are a long distance hiker you will miss so much if you don’t stop. It’s a closed in cabin on a beautiful pond...
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