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    I've done a couple of nice hikes in Yellowstone. ...

    I've done a couple of nice hikes in Yellowstone. Fundamentally I just look at the Nat Geo maps and a guidebook and create my own trip. My last trip was a point to point starting at Yellowstone lake...
  2. I don't despise anything you write and now that...

    I don't despise anything you write and now that you don't write 10,000 word responses I actually read much of what you post. I just think you over-think things. :) (maybe the smiley face thing will...
  3. Oops, I've been doing it wrong for over 3...

    Oops, I've been doing it wrong for over 3 decades...
  4. The west is vast. And, although I have to...

    The west is vast. And, although I have to concede that there may be varying degrees of smoke haze/smell (but sometimes totally clear), there are thousands of miles of western trails that you don't...
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    Book is spoken for.

    Book is spoken for.
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    Free to first person that PMs me. 1st edition...

    Free to first person that PMs me. 1st edition (there is a second edition out) of Hiking Centennial Trail by Cheryl Whetham and Jukka Huhtineimi. Brand new condition and I will pay postage. ...
  7. I can't remember the last time I owned a...

    I can't remember the last time I owned a full-length pad. The pack for my lower legs works fine. I would agree that if a person is a shelter baby they probably should use a full-length pad. I say...
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    I've done freezer-bag cooking since before it had...

    I've done freezer-bag cooking since before it had a name. But, I have evolved into cold soak freezer bag "cooking". And I actually haven't used freezer bags in about 15 years. Those real thin...
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    Recently acquired a Silky Katanaboy 650 (~25"...

    Recently acquired a Silky Katanaboy 650 (~25" blade). I used it last Tuesday and removed 42 trees (55 cuts), some being at least 10" diameter. I think that, comfortably, I can do 12" diameter trees...
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    1. Poptarts most of the time. 2. 3 beef sticks...

    1. Poptarts most of the time.
    2. 3 beef sticks and 2 packages of cheese and crackers (various flavors).
    3. 1/3 of the time cold soaked ramen with miracle whip and tuna; 1/3 of the time instant...
  11. Bushwacking mileage does not even remotely equate...

    Bushwacking mileage does not even remotely equate to trail mileage.
  12. Last year, as a 55 year old, I did my longest...

    Last year, as a 55 year old, I did my longest single day, longest 2 day, and my longest 4 day, all independent of each other. Don't defeat yourself mentally before even getting out there. I have...
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    Both are part of the CT. One advantage to the...

    Both are part of the CT. One advantage to the east route is that you go right by Mt. Princeton Hot Springs.
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    If you want a wilderness experience why are you...

    If you want a wilderness experience why are you at the shelters? You contradict yourself.
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    If I were looking for a wilderness experience I...

    If I were looking for a wilderness experience I wouldn't be hiking the AT and I definitely wouldn't be hanging out at a shelter regardless of the electronics. Unless you are in an area/state that...
  16. Follow the Blue Blazes: A Guide to Hiking Ohio’s...

    Follow the Blue Blazes: A Guide to Hiking Ohio’s Buckeye Trail Paperback – November 15, 2014
    by Connie Pond (Author), Robert J. Pond (Author), Steven M. Newman (Foreword)

    This book looks like a...
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    For over 3 decades I have left shoes outside my...

    For over 3 decades I have left shoes outside my tent. Every morning I religiously shake them out. But, I have yet to actually see anything fall out of my shoes. Do they get a visit during the...
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    OP, always take comments with a grain of salt. ...

    OP, always take comments with a grain of salt. Below I will list my mileage for a 2 year section hike of the CT. Year 1 I did about 232.1 miles and 2 years later did about 252.6. If you do the...
  19. We are about the same age so this could be...

    We are about the same age so this could be relevant. Last year I did my longest single day, my longest two day, and my longest 4 day each independent of each other. I'm getting better with age. I...
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    Looks exactly like the information you get in the...

    Looks exactly like the information you get in the guidebooks but without the detail. Postholer's planner would be much more useful.
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    Well, public lands are for the use of, you...

    Well, public lands are for the use of, you guessed it, the public...
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    You'll be fine.

    You'll be fine.
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    None required that I am aware of. I didn't need...

    None required that I am aware of. I didn't need one on my trip through there but it has been a few years ago. If my LASH on the Arizona trail falls through this fall I might be continuing my...
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    Another option is to take the bus into Bishop. I...

    Another option is to take the bus into Bishop. I don't remember for sure but think it was free? Good resupply there and plenty of motels.
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    Without hesitation!

    Without hesitation!
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