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  1. Thread: Ruin my Fun

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    You will hate it with a 25 pound load. How do you...

    You will hate it with a 25 pound load. How do you fit all that into a 40L sack anyway? You'd be better off with a cheap Ozark Trial Walmart pack, which at least has a real suspension. For casual use,...
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    Hikers who insist on wearing wimpy trail runners...

    Hikers who insist on wearing wimpy trail runners suffer the most.
  3. That too, but he might be referring the Yellow...

    That too, but he might be referring the Yellow Deli aka religious cult.
  4. 10 bucks for a burger? You got to be kidding me!...

    10 bucks for a burger? You got to be kidding me! Oh well, give me two :)
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    Depends on when you get there. Early May in a wet...

    Depends on when you get there. Early May in a wet year, it was raging pretty good. I imagine it is now too.
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    There's a picnic area 0.1 miles from the trail at...

    There's a picnic area 0.1 miles from the trail at Wayah gap. I believe this is where he's planning to set up. I remember walking over to it, maybe to use the trash cans. It was a short, easy walk....
  7. Waynesboro to Glassglow is on my top 10 sections...

    Waynesboro to Glassglow is on my top 10 sections list.

    The SNP? It's just kind of in the way. Always spend too much money going through the SNP too. It's really hard to walk by the Waysides...
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    Having hiked PA in May/June and having hiked PA...

    Having hiked PA in May/June and having hiked PA in April/May, the April/May trips have been much more pleasant, despite the rain. You know it's hot when the rocks sweat! Or when the NOWA weather...
  9. It can get pretty chilly there in late April and...

    It can get pretty chilly there in late April and early May. I had a 28 degree night the first week of May in 2018. Damn near froze that night. But two days later is was in the 80's and then stayed...
  10. You started it Jeff :)

    You started it Jeff :)
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    No, I was referring to Harpers Creek shelter. I...

    No, I was referring to Harpers Creek shelter. I don't know what kind of water the Priest shelter has, I walked by it without stopping.
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    It's not an issue of not getting GPS data. It's...

    It's not an issue of not getting GPS data. It's an issue of is that data shared? Was location sharing turned on? And if you share it, can the other end decode it?

    You don't need a cell tower to...
  13. Mapman has done studies on when the bulk of...

    Mapman has done studies on when the bulk of hikers show up at various points along the trail. The numbers are somewhere on Whiteblaze.

    Anyway, you pretty close. The early/fast ones will be...
  14. The Waysides open in April. The camp stores don't...

    The Waysides open in April. The camp stores don't open until mid May. The Waysides stock snacks, but most have freeze dried meals. And beer.
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    Well, for what ever reason they weren't able to...

    Well, for what ever reason they weren't able to get a decent fix on his location.

    I just checked my flip phone. Emergency location data is an option which came factory disabled. Maybe I should...
  16. The Relax Inn in Atkins, VA with the burnt out...

    The Relax Inn in Atkins, VA with the burnt out restaurant out front is a classic.

    The bed spread and dresser had cigarette burn holes in them and the mirror looked like it had a bullet hole in...
  17. The Doyle is pretty creepy. Mostly because it's...

    The Doyle is pretty creepy. Mostly because it's run down and a fire trap. Still, I stay there and take my chances.
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    There is a raging river at the shelter.

    There is a raging river at the shelter.
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    You need a data connection no matter what weather...

    You need a data connection no matter what weather or radar app your using, so that's a given.
  20. What Peakbagger said. I was thinking the same...

    What Peakbagger said.

    I was thinking the same thing about using a school bus. It's not a very good base for a RV, having to remove all the seats, blank out all the windows, rebuilt the inside,...
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    Appalachian Trail Weather. It gives you the...

    Appalachian Trail Weather. It gives you the forecast for every shelter on the trail.

    Like tonight at Blood mountain shelter, it will be clear with a low around 30. Sunday, partly sunny, high near...
  22. Thread: More lo tech

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    I don't know, maybe he thinks it helps with deep...

    I don't know, maybe he thinks it helps with deep breathing? The only thing I do (if I remember) is to tighten the load lifter straps when going up hill to shift my center of gravity more forward and...
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    The Three ridges is the real challenging...

    The Three ridges is the real challenging mountain. The Priest is tame in comparison. But taken together, it's good work out. Harpers Creek Shelter is in a real pretty location.

    If you want the...
  24. People have "RVed" the AT before. Usually one...

    People have "RVed" the AT before. Usually one person minds the RV while the other hikes.

    Mostly you need to base out of a developed campground, be it Forest Service, National Park, or commercial....
  25. Thread: More lo tech

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    Not for a walk in the woods, but for a thru hike...

    Not for a walk in the woods, but for a thru hike or one of any significant length, you sure do!
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