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  1. Thread: Hiking in sandals

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    I hiked the PCT in 2004 only in Chacos. Yahtzee...

    I hiked the PCT in 2004 only in Chacos. Yahtzee has probably put on 3000 AT miles in Chacos. I never intended to hike through the High Sierra with them but the shoes I had sent to Kennedy Meadows...
  2. Thread: Brawny's tents

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    Brawny Tarptent

    I carried it with me along the PCT last year. The tent is well constructed and I enjoy the weight (or lack of). However, I do have some problems with it.

    #1. I am 5'8". I had bought the nine...
  3. The Winter Warmer

    Hey Guys

    Would love to come out. But living on the West Coast now and can't afford expensive airfare. Had a blast at the Warmer last year, but am haunted by one single image.

    Have a good one...
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    I was hiking out there a couple months back. ...

    I was hiking out there a couple months back. Hadn't been to Birch Run since 2001 and had to walk around the shelter a few times until I realized there was no longer two shelters. Just one big "new...
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    Just wanted to say that I had a great time. ...

    Just wanted to say that I had a great time. Familiar faces and new friends. Wish I could be there tonight for round 2. I'm working on putting some pictures on the gallery here but if you attended...
  6. Thread: Brawny's tents

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    WC- I got her tarptent a couple weeks ago. ...

    WC-

    I got her tarptent a couple weeks ago. I've only set it up once but was impressed with how easy it was. Seems like it can be set up pretty taunt and sturdy. I'm 5'8" and the tent fits me...
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    I'm getting ready to hike the PCT and after...

    I'm getting ready to hike the PCT and after talking to folks that have worn Chacos I decided to pick up the Z1 Terrenos. They strongly advised against the toe strap. One reason besides another...
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    I spent the night at Birch Run Shelter (now only...

    I spent the night at Birch Run Shelter (now only a single brand new shelter). They had forecasted the low for Duncannon to be 18, however my thermometer read 11 degrees at 8am (probably single...
  9. Thread: PCT permits

    by ganj
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    I just applied for membership and my permits...

    I just applied for membership and my permits (w/Whitney stamp) this morning. The cheapest membership I saw was $25 and opted for the $35 one. plus $15 more for Whitney. Also, there has recently...
  10. Thread: Bird Cage Hostel?

    by ganj
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    You will be seriously hard pressed to find a...

    You will be seriously hard pressed to find a place along the AT that is done by someone more caring and interested in thru-hikers. I stayed there in 2002 and remains one of the top two favorite...
  11. Thread: Trail Kitty

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    Geek

    I ran into Geek in 2002 at the Hikers Welcome Hostel in Glencliff. When I first saw him I didn't know who he was and said to myself "There's no way this guy is hiking the trail." He was wearing...
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    I think the messages should be left up. If...

    I think the messages should be left up.

    If you delete them, he will only replace them with more.

    This isn't the first, its probably beyond the tenth time you have had to clean up after...
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    The whole thing sounds good. Hopefully the...

    The whole thing sounds good. Hopefully the weather will be cooperating. Let me know if you will have a sign up list or if we need to bring anything.
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    Twelve days of food nearly weighs 30 lbs itself. ...

    Twelve days of food nearly weighs 30 lbs itself. There is only 70 miles between Catawba and Pearisburg. That would be less than six miles a day (less than three hours of walking).

    Offhand I...
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    I didn't realize that there was so much behind...

    I didn't realize that there was so much behind the soap. I came across a Dr. Bronner quote generator. Yeah, the stuff is out there.

    http://iconocla.st/dr.bronner/
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    Someone actually is trying to sell theirs over at...

    Someone actually is trying to sell theirs over at trailforums.com Here is the link..
    http://www.trailforums.com/index2.cfm?action=detail&PostNum=2234&thread=1&roomid=10&EntryID=18286
  17. Thread: HH question

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    Hey Patches, If I understand your question...

    Hey Patches,

    If I understand your question correctly, you want to know which side the entrance is on? It is not on either the left or right side but rather the centerline of the hammock at one...
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    Easy- There's no way I am taking you serious...

    Easy-

    There's no way I am taking you serious on this one.
  19. Thread: Happy Holidays

    by ganj
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    God bless us, everyone!

    God bless us, everyone!
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    If you want to save money, check out ebay.com for...

    If you want to save money, check out ebay.com for pocketmail devices. I got one for $26, however when it came I realized I like having a regular journal and gave it away to one of my friends. Of...
  21. Thread: Precip Lifetime

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    Had better luck with mine. Even though I had it...

    Had better luck with mine. Even though I had it for the entire trail, really only wore it either while in town or if I wasn't hiking. Had the jacket since 2001 and plan to take it out on the PCT...
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    Yeah, it just doesn't sound as cool to yell...

    Yeah, it just doesn't sound as cool to yell something about the Air National Guard, guess I should have joined the Marines. Definitely have kept Rock and others in my thoughts and look forward to...
  23. Thread: Snows a comin!!!

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    Here is a link. Pinkham Notch has 52 inches. ...

    Here is a link. Pinkham Notch has 52 inches.

    http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/fcsts/PWMPNSGYX.html
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    A-Train, I already have the hammock and have...

    A-Train,

    I already have the hammock and have been asking the same questions to PCT hikers. What I have found out so far is this.....

    It sounds like most nights on the PCT will be spent laying...
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    Hacksaw, It seems that if people do pass away...

    Hacksaw,

    It seems that if people do pass away on or near the AT, it seems to at least make the local paper. I did a search on Google News and nothing came up under his name or connected to the...
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