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    Advice for the 100 mile wilderness.

    This is what I did on my thru. I sent a resupply package to White House Landing. If you stay at least one night they will do it for free. White house landing is a nice stop. It's a little pricey but...
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    older hikers

    I thru hiked the AT at age 66 years old. It took me 201 days of hiking. It took me about 4 weeks to get into hiking shape. I had no real medical problems. My advise to you would be to find someone...
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    Overmountain Shelter

    I have stayed in the barn a couple of times. I always wondered why it wasn't burned down. Folks cooking on the wood floor upstairs.
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    Definitely stop at the cabin on Upper Goose Pond....

    Definitely stop at the cabin on Upper Goose Pond. It's one of the best stops on the AT.
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    Toughest areas on the AT

    For me what I remember as being real tough was the approach trail at the start of my NOBO thru.
    I left Amicalola Falls Park with a 50lb pack and a 65 year old body. After about a hour, I took a...
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    Stratton Motel is a good stop. If they don't...

    Stratton Motel is a good stop. If they don't pick you up, it's not a bad walk from the trail. White House Landing is also good. If you send a mail drop you have to stay the night. After your hike...
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    As a successful thru-hiker my advise to you would...

    As a successful thru-hiker my advise to you would be to find a past thru-hiker to talk to. I have done it several times and the future hiker was very thankful for my advise. Being on the trail for...
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    Lion King

    So sorry to hear about Lion King. He has a great attitude and is a strong person. My prayers are with him. Have a fast recovery, my AT friend.
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    Maine Conditions

    Black fly season is about to start in Maine. They can get to the point where you wonít enjoy your hike.
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    If you are attempting a thru-hike and you have a...

    If you are attempting a thru-hike and you have a problem with spending time with the solitude of the woods, you might want to do something else. From the start you will soon realize that you will be...
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    White House Landing is well worth the stop. Once...

    White House Landing is well worth the stop. Once you consider where they are located, far from any town, and the logistics of operating a guest operation in the middle of the wilderness it's a great...
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    If you hike the AT to only get the 2000 mile...

    If you hike the AT to only get the 2000 mile certificate you are spending money and time foolishly. Just write to ATC tell them you hiked, answer a few questions and they will send you a 2000 mile...
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    Donít leave anything behind in a shelter. You May...

    Donít leave anything behind in a shelter. You May think someone else will want it, but most of the time itís useless trash to others.
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    Ask at the police dept. They will tell where you...

    Ask at the police dept. They will tell where you can leave your car for a extended time.
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    I retired in 2000 after working for thr same...

    I retired in 2000 after working for thr same company for 40 years. I than decided to do a thru-hike. Never regraded doing so. Greatest adventure in my life time.
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    Others don't care if you did the whole thing or...

    Others don't care if you did the whole thing or only said you did. You are the only one that knows. If you say you thru-hiked that's fine. Only you will know and the rest don't care.
  17. Rift Zones ideas for doing a thru-hike might be...

    Rift Zones ideas for doing a thru-hike might be what a AT thru-hike will turn into in the future. So many folks with lots of money and little time to spend it, but still want to do traditional out...
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    During my thru-hike I tented at Wapiti shelter....

    During my thru-hike I tented at Wapiti shelter. Apron arrival at the shelter it was full because of a rain falling so I decided to set up my tent near the shelter. At around 10 pm I was awaken by a...
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    That's great. Does it include food, water and...

    That's great. Does it include food, water and fuel?
  20. I, as a past thru hiker, would recommend not to...

    I, as a past thru hiker, would recommend not to flip flop. I started my hike NOBO from Springer on April 13. Hiked in back of the bubble. Never thought the trail was crowded. During this part of my...
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    Poll: No electronics

    I thru-hiked in 2001. Very few hikers were carrying the electric crap they carry today. What cell phone service there was was limited. It made for a much different hike than today. I think it was far...
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    The rubber tip protectors are not of much use....

    The rubber tip protectors are not of much use. Thr poles are designed to use the carbide tips and small baskets.this was told to me by a service rep. From Levi at Trail Days. During my thru I...
  23. I guess i could say "you made your bed, now you...

    I guess i could say "you made your bed, now you must lay in it."
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    I have been a volunteer caretaker at The Cabin on...

    I have been a volunteer caretaker at The Cabin on Upper Goose Pond for quite a while. When I first started the cabin had posted rates of, $2 to use a tent platform and $3 to stay in the cabin. These...
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    I have had a sucessfull thru-hike. The first...

    I have had a sucessfull thru-hike. The first advise that i would like to give is don't plan too far ahead. Most thru-hike attempts end in failure. 50% will leave the trail before the 1/2 way point....
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