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    The Captains Place?

    I stopped through on my hike in '17, he was there and seemed to be happy helping hikers that year
  2. WTB: OR Men's Transcendant Hoodie (Large)

    Do you have one in large.....? I've sent you a PM.
  3. WTB: OR Men's Transcendant Hoodie (Large)

    That's the size I'm looking for. Pics?
  4. WTB: OR Men's Transcendant Hoodie (Large)

    Probably not, I'm on the taller end of large. Thanks though
  5. WTB: OR Men's Transcendant Hoodie (Large)

    Final bump, I'll stop bothering y'all after this!
  6. WTB: OR Men's Transcendant Hoodie (Large)

    Outdoor Research Men's Ascendant Hoody, Ochre/Burnt Orange, L https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FBKY4BG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_fsvKDbKT5FVQ8

    I was going to buy new but saw the price tag and wondered if...
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    Gear Clearance

    Paypal sent for Ghost Whisperer
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    stuff for sale question

    At the expense of possibly sounding like a fear-monger, I'd say be wary of Venmo and money transfer apps like it. Venmo has cited numerous security breaches resulting in consumers' banking info being...
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    Need Help! Clothes Clothes and more Clothes

    Here's all I carried for my 2017 AT thru:
    2 wool blend tshirts
    1 LS wool shirt (sleep)
    2 pair of boxers
    1 pair of synthetic leggings (sleep)
    1 pair of shorts
    3 pairs of socks (1 for sleep)
    1...
  10. Federal shutdown also hits Appalachian Trail - WHSV

    And for what it's worth, a healthy percentage of NPS and Forest Service employees (especially during the winter season) work under a seasonal, temporary, or intermittent job status, those of which...
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    8" boots for ankle support

    Taller boots are probably not the solution, strengthening the ankles would be a better bet. Ankle workouts are typically the kind you can work in front of your TV. There's plenty of YT videos out...
  12. height/weight at springer - height/weight at katahdin - nobo or sobo?

    6'1", 202lbs - 6'1", 160lbs. NOBO
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    AT Nobo, is not a Wilderness experience

    You shouldn't base your opinions of the whole Trail on your findings in Georgia. Of course there are going to be ridiculous numbers of Trail Magic at the beginning of the Trail, that's where the...
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    Suggestions for a Down Jacket

    Why do you say they are pointless? I loved mine on my hike, never had to be overly cautious around sharp plants or fires and it kept me warm when I needed it to. Isn't that the "point" of a down...
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    Steep parts of AT

    For northbounders, the descent into Duncannon, PA was the sketchiest of the trail in my opinion. It's super fine gravel on a crazy steep decline. Albert Mtn. in NC was pretty steep for a hot minute,...
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    Standing Indian to Wayah Gap

    I'll second that notion, Ron helped my buddy visit me while I was on my thru last year. good guy
  17. Is 100 miles the longest distance between towns/resupplies?

    The 100-Mile Wilderness is not as "big and bad" as it's made out to be. I'm not a mile maniac and I did it in just over 3 days of hiking. No need for a big resupply, unless you are planning on...
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    Your Highest Learning Curve

    It took me a long time on my thru last year to learn how to walk out of a grocery store (resupply point) without anxiety. Too many years of Discovery Channel "What-If" disaster shows to be super...
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    ZPacks Food Bag or Ursack???

    The point of the Ursack is to have it tied far from your (or anyone else's) campsite, so if a bear does come in for a peek, it won't be near anyone. If hanging your food is too much trouble already,...
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    Newbie hammock guy....tarps

    If I could, I would definitely recommend a tarp with doors. I had 2qzq from hammock forums add one set of doors to my hex-shaped silnylon tarp right before my thru last year and it was the best gear...
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    Fleece midlayer hoody

    http://melanzana.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/22/products_id/34

    These fellas are getting pretty popular on the trails, 12.2 oz, very soft and you can actually access the pocket with a pack...
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    +1 on that

    +1 on that
  23. Hammock vs Ground System: Situational Advantage

    I can second your tree-finding conundrum in Vermont, it reminded me of the stories of those lost at sea: surrounded by water with nothing to drink.
    I think Vermont was the ONLY state on the AT I...
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    mardingtop? 65l+10

    No experience using one, but usually when they list a size and a + extra amount, they mean in the external pockets. So, the pack is 65L, but the extra pockets total and additional 10L.
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    Wild boars/feral hogs anyone?

    I saw some during a weeklong trip in the Smokeys as well, same deal though, they scattered before I had even spotted them. On my thru last year, a girl I was hiking around told me she had been chased...
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