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    I drank more of the Apple Cider in the warmer...

    I drank more of the Apple Cider in the warmer evenings at Shelters than coffee. Great after dinner Thru Hike drink in my opinion.
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    I would go Guthooks and the Complete Appalachian...

    I would go Guthooks and the Complete Appalachian Trail Guidebook from here. 2018, I used Guthooks on Trail and the AWOL Guide but pre downloaded Resupply and Distance mileage that I pulled from...
  3. Thread: WTB Water Filter

    by gbolt
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    The Sawyer Squeeze plus the CNOC Water bag with a...

    The Sawyer Squeeze plus the CNOC Water bag with a blue water connector will meet all your needs at a lighter weight and cost than a Katydin. I tried various setups on my AT Thru Hike (due to my own...
  4. Thread: Stinkeist?

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    After Thru Hiking the AT in 2018 and not...

    After Thru Hiking the AT in 2018 and not showering for 10 days at a time and suffering through over 100* days and high humidity; I found that nothing caused more body stench than poor nutrition. I...
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    On my 2018 Thru Hike, I left March 15th and had...

    On my 2018 Thru Hike, I left March 15th and had great weather until a Nor’easter hit us at the Ga/NC State Line. That night I learned the importance of checking wind direction, finding Rhododendron...
  6. Thread: Specs for hangs

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    So wonderful of you to do this for the AT...

    So wonderful of you to do this for the AT Community. I would have loved to have stayed in town after Ice Cream, Tim Hortons and Dollar General on my thru hike, rather than climbing up GreyLock. ...
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    At my age, once! Actually, spent around 21...

    At my age, once! Actually, spent around 21 nights in a shelter where it made life a little softer. Used in Lake of the Clouds work for stay that saved me on a very hard floor versus a very cold...
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    2018 Thru Hike was a colder March/April than in...

    2018 Thru Hike was a colder March/April than in February. Used a 20 WB 3/4 quilt the entire Thru Hike. Work great the entire way. I did purchase a NeoAir from the Gatlinburg NOC and carried it the...
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    I like the fact that things are overhyped! To me...

    I like the fact that things are overhyped! To me the trail is perfect at providing you breaks and challenges as you Hike along. Each state was fun and a wonderful time to complain about something;...
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    Mighty Blue on the AT just completed his second...

    Mighty Blue on the AT just completed his second Thru Hike at age 67. His first was at age 63 in 2014. He has a Podcast and reported the entire trip from the trail this year. He drops a new show...
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    Agree with Gambit. Two towns, Dalton and...

    Agree with Gambit. Two towns, Dalton and Cheshire, prior to Greylock and Amenities on Top. Look for Road crossings from the Base to Great Barrington, for possibilities. Mid August you may have...
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    Great post Slo! I would add that Bubble one is...

    Great post Slo! I would add that Bubble one is Hikers starting February 15th through March 3. A great time to head out is March 4 - 14, Tuesday through Thursday. Less overcrowding and easier to...
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    Props to momma bear for the correct amount of...

    Props to momma bear for the correct amount of “force” to protect her cubs. Evident, who the smarter individual was in this case. In the guys, defense, I think he wanted the bears to go back in the...
  14. Early on and in the Whites, Weather - Usually to...

    Early on and in the Whites, Weather - Usually to Dry out both person and gear, to warm up when not hiking, and to avoid Thunderstorms. Late in the hike, for Re Supply—Nutrition, Laundry, Rest from...
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    Congrats! What an accomplishment! Wondering...

    Congrats! What an accomplishment! Wondering what section you did last year and if you remember a guy named Recon after a hard night of constant rain. You are correct, people can be the greatest...
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    I used them from Waynesboro to Rangeley on last...

    I used them from Waynesboro to Rangeley on last years Thru Hike. They worked for me and are my number one hiking shoe choice, currently. Definitely works with my feet and covers over 500 Miles.
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    Stayed there night one of my 2018 Thru Hike. ...

    Stayed there night one of my 2018 Thru Hike. 3/15 Saw no water at the back of cemetery as stated in AWOL. Could have been time of year. There is no sink or running water in the Bathroom - more of a...
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    2018 Thru Hike, I carried a 4 oz that was in use...

    2018 Thru Hike, I carried a 4 oz that was in use and then purchased another 4 0z backup to swap out. I would use the one until completely empty (usually just shy of a full boil at the most...
  19. Thread: Rain gear

    by gbolt
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    May seem petty, with all the other “hassles” to...

    May seem petty, with all the other “hassles” to embrace; but I also hated wet straps and more importantly soaked hip belt pockets!
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    Thank You for a great product(s) from a cottage...

    Thank You for a great product(s) from a cottage industry and fellow Hiker!
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    Last year I used a Frog Togg Poncho in the...

    Last year I used a Frog Togg Poncho in the Thunderstorms. The Pre Cip was too hard to get on in time and too hot. I used a Wind Shirt for Warmth and to stay dry in light rain. If I were doing it...
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    There is a reason that ULA packs are sold along...

    There is a reason that ULA packs are sold along the trail starting with Neels Gap. Chris stands behind his products and offers great customer support. I love my Ohm 2.0 and feel it works great for...
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    It May help to mention that my backpack is the...

    It May help to mention that my backpack is the ULA Ohm and I purchased the fanny pack to “fit” in between the two hip pockets directly over the buckle. Wish I had a closeup picture.
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    I always put the fanny pack on first and then put...

    I always put the fanny pack on first and then put on the pack. I raised the fanny pack above the Back Pack Hip Belt and Buckled it, letting the fanny pack droop over the belt. On a few occasions I...
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    I use a Waist Pack for my phone. Found it worked...

    I use a Waist Pack for my phone. Found it worked easier than on the shoulder!
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