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    If it fits your schedule or are coming into the...

    If it fits your schedule or are coming into the area via bus from an airport the AMC shuttles loops cover much but not all of the whites. They are established routes, no custom rides and I think...
  2. Jewell Trail "Campsite" New Hampshire Update 2021

    The presidential traverse of the AT in NH White Mountains is spectacular hike, the crown jewel for many thruhikers on the AT. I will let others argue it but, its above treeline from the base of...
  3. I agree fall line hikes tend to be a New England...

    I agree fall line hikes tend to be a New England tradition, there is some incredible switch backing down south. Its somewhat related to soils, the New England trails are not super friendly to...
  4. FYI with respect to the parkway crossing ...

    FYI with respect to the parkway crossing

    https://www.change.org/p/andrew-m-cuomo-wildlife-pedestrian-bridge-over-palisades-parkway-in-harriman-state-park
  5. As you found out the 100Mile Wilderness isnt so...

    As you found out the 100Mile Wilderness isnt so wild (plenty of road crossings or near road crossings if you know where they are). Still nice to hear you had a good day and relatively crowd free...
  6. Glad you asked, do not go into the Great Gulf via...

    Glad you asked, do not go into the Great Gulf via the Sphinx or ascend via the Great Gulf trail. Sphinx is the less bad than Six Husbands and GG but still very steep and rough. The upper section is a...
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    It been interesting following your hikes up...

    It been interesting following your hikes up north, Congrats, hope you had a nice summit day and got to spend some time at BSP.
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    I agree see a doctor first. I am just working on...

    I agree see a doctor first. I am just working on your Thru Hiker GA>Me label. Its highly likely even if you were a "young buck" when you hiked the trail that you may have some damage in your knees....
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    It would help to know how old you are. Some...

    It would help to know how old you are. Some folks including myself have found some relief with joint supplements like glucosamine with MSM to work but they take months to kick in. Knee issues can be...
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    Okay so your plans appear to have changed from...

    Okay so your plans appear to have changed from your OP. Previously you said you were going into town and not staying in the park the night before, now you appear to want to stay at the Birches?. Yes...
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    IMHO hitting a good run of weather is a major...

    IMHO hitting a good run of weather is a major impact and that is mostly luck. A good support team can deal with the lack of water but in the East, dry summer weather usually lines up with hot weather...
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    The other major plus is that you can go up the AT...

    The other major plus is that you can go up the AT and come down the East side of the mountain to Roaring Brook via a couple of different trails including the Knife Edge, The Saddle trail or Hamlin...
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    I cant remember the details but a whiteblaze...

    I cant remember the details but a whiteblaze member long ago suggested that a hiker need to satisfy various sensations like sweet, salty, crunchy and chewy for lunch. My variations were usually...
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    Any chainsaw work done on the AT by a paid...

    Any chainsaw work done on the AT by a paid employees or volunteers require that the they had to have have taken and passed recent chainsaw training. They are required to use chainsaw chaps eye...
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    Not sure how you described it to the staff at the...

    Not sure how you described it to the staff at the park but what are talking about is done all the time. The park is open for day use by anyone so your family would pull in at Togue Pond gate and pay...
  16. I use Columbia nylon convertible pants. On longer...

    I use Columbia nylon convertible pants. On longer trips I would bring two pairs of the shorts and one pair of legs. Tye dry quick and could rinse out the shorts or the pants leg and fry them on the...
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    I have pretty good luck buying Medjool dates on...

    I have pretty good luck buying Medjool dates on Amazon in 5 lb bags. They keep a long time in the freezer. I think the last batch were "Anne and Sarahs" Theey are almost a different food compared to...
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    I really liked hiking in Maryland area, its bit...

    I really liked hiking in Maryland area, its bit more "urban" compared to the Damascus area but lots of old farms and state parks plus history.
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    The last announcement I saw is that they are not...

    The last announcement I saw is that they are not doing work for stays this summer. The huts are going to full occupancy after July 1st. I was at Madison Hut last weekend and they had snacks and soup...
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    West coast rarely has the humidity. Evaporative...

    West coast rarely has the humidity. Evaporative cooling from sweating is incredibly effective with low relative humidity. A hiker running along a ridge out west will cool fairly effectively as long...
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    My pure speculation based on "preexisting...

    My pure speculation based on "preexisting injuries," not conditions is that the hiker got injured somehow on the first day and convinced himself that he could camp overnight and complete the trek to...
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    Your well publicized option was to book a site in...

    Your well publicized option was to book a site in advance with the help of the folks in Monson or call the head quarters from the top of Nestabunt Mountain and book a site in advance ;). All the...
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    When I see the comment that BSP is becoming less...

    When I see the comment that BSP is becoming less tolerant than ever for ATers, its usually a clue that the poster is getting their info from the web rather than actually in the field. BSP hasnt put...
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    Its a fine concept but the application on the...

    Its a fine concept but the application on the Hunt Trail (the AT) up Katahdin adds a lot of challenge. Everyone assumes the AT up Katahdin is typical 4 foot wide gravel/dirt path seen on much of the...
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    AT SOBO candidate rescued from Katahdin

    Not a lot of details. The second article indicates that he started on Thursday on the Hunt Trail and stayed on the mountain that night before summiting on Friday. That would be highly unusual as the...
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