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    There are some rocky sections, especially around...

    There are some rocky sections, especially around Sunfish Pond, but the relentless rocks will soon end.
  2. Brand new please help, primitive camping spots

    New Jersey is a beautiful state. Hope you have a great hike.
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    You would also want to account for other factors,...

    You would also want to account for other factors, like whether the surface was smooth or rocky, and maybe also whether there was a slope across the trail.
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    So sorry to hear this. I never met RainMan, but...

    So sorry to hear this. I never met RainMan, but always enjoyed reading his posts. His successful completion of the AT via sections over 14 years is a real encouragement to me.
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    I see what you mean about the reservations page. ...

    I see what you mean about the reservations page. Some dates do show ‘full’.

    But if you go to the ‘White Mountain Huts of New Hampshire’ page under ‘Lodging and Camping’, the first sentence says...
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    SNP is closed for all camping. ...

    SNP is closed for all camping.

    https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/alerts.htm
  7. Well said.

    Well said.
  8. I hiked a hundred miles of the AT last year right...

    I hiked a hundred miles of the AT last year right before Memorial Day, and ended at Bear Mountain. I did see some thrus, but they were almost all flip-flowers who had started at Harpers Ferry. A...
  9. Not sure about points 1 and 2, but I hiked that...

    Not sure about points 1 and 2, but I hiked that exact section SB last May, and did stop for a meal at a number of places, and found them all good.

    Mohican Outdoor Center (mile 1306)
    Culver’s Gap...
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    I have St Elias boots also, and have been using...

    I have St Elias boots also, and have been using them for about a year and a half. I do not have wide feet, and just bought the standard width. For me there was no break-in period. The boots were...
  11. Thread: InReach

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    For my two most recent weeklong hikes I have...

    For my two most recent weeklong hikes I have rented an InReach. No problems with sending position updates. No problems getting a signal. Haven’t had to call for rescue, but that’s the last thing I...
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    Here's info on the Mid- Atlatic Trail Crew: ...

    Here's info on the Mid- Atlatic Trail Crew:

    http://www.appalachiantrail.org/home/conservation/trail-management/trail-crews-group/mid-atlantic-trail-crew
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    The Trail Needs You

    Just returned from a week with the ATC Mid-Atlantic trail crew, working on a trail relocation near Palmerton, PA. It's hard work, but I learned a lot about the trail and trail building, and I met...
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    Could also be an early season snowstorm, like in...

    Could also be an early season snowstorm, like in 2014 when the higher elevations got over a foot during the first week of November. You'll want to be prepared for snow and ice.


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    Grafton Notch to Shelburne NH

    Is NB easier than SB for this section?

    Thanks.


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    Way to go, Soilman. Thanks for all of your hard...

    Way to go, Soilman. Thanks for all of your hard work!


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    Cheese recommendation

    My experience also. I took some single servings of Cheddar Jack on my weeklong section hike last month and they were fine. I even had a few left over that I brought home and ate later.
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    That's surprising. A person I hiked with through...

    That's surprising. A person I hiked with through NJ three weeks ago shuttled with Edge of the Woods. Maybe it's because the canoeing season has started now and they are busy shuttling those...
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    Looking for a shuttle DWG to Mt. Vernon, NJ

    Edge of the Woods Outfitters is In DWG and they do shuttles.

    https://www.watergapadventure.com/


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  20. Lightest possible food weight while maintaining

    "I think these mountain house backpacking meals are not ideal. Consider, a beef stew pouch, it's 190 calories, 22g carbs (3g as fiber), 6g fat, 13g protein with net weight of 49g and a cost of $6. ...
  21. My plan is to continue working my way North from...

    My plan is to continue working my way North from Bear Mountain. How far do you typically hike per day?


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  22. There was not water at Fingerboard. I filled up...

    There was not water at Fingerboard. I filled up at Tiorati Circle a mile or so before the shelter. Its a short detour down Arden Valley Road).

    I also got water a couple of miles before Wildcat...
  23. Trip Report-Bear Mountain Inn to Delaware Water Gap

    Just returned from my long section hike of the year. This time, it was SOBO from the Bear Mountain Inn, near the Hudson River in New York, to Delaware Water Gap, PA, on the NJ/PA border.

    I left...
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    Mr. Clean - I had a great hike, too. Great to...

    Mr. Clean - I had a great hike, too. Great to meet you.


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    I had two different Spot models over the years,...

    I had two different Spot models over the years, and they reliably sent my position and preset message on a number of hikes. I never activated them for an emergency.

    But, due to the absurd cost of...
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