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    I've lived all my life between 50 and 100 road...

    I've lived all my life between 50 and 100 road miles of the AT, in three different states. For a variety of reasons, I'm unlikely ever to live anywhere further away than that.
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    I recently picked this book up in a used...

    I recently picked this book up in a used bookstore, and these writers make a strong case for credible mountain lion sightings in the Eastern US and Canada....
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    I found out in my 50s that I was born with only...

    I found out in my 50s that I was born with only one kidney (horseshoe kidney). Have had no kidney issues before or since. Though I've always been very careful (a few hiking partners would say...
  4. Even though I'm in good enough aerobic condition...

    Even though I'm in good enough aerobic condition to string 20 milers on fairly flat terrain, I've been having foot issues this fall. I'd probably plan for 5 1/2 or 6 days.
  5. Thanks all! I would look at an early spring...

    Thanks all! I would look at an early spring hike, either in 2020 or 2021. I like the nearness to water and minimal road walking.

    I'm out of AT sections in the South, so don't have much I can...
  6. Looks like the Ravens Ridge Road site is within...

    Looks like the Ravens Ridge Road site is within that 18 mile stretch. It was not listed as a campsite in the trail guide.

    Bayleaf Church Rd. (Yorkshire Center)*
    (Gate is open only 8 to 5 on...
  7. It looks like camping is available at reasonable...

    It looks like camping is available at reasonable distances except for the easternmost 18 miles, though that's still a do-able day hike.
  8. MST Segment 10 - Eno River State Park to Falls Lake Dam by Raleigh

    This section got my attention a couple of years ago as an off-season (probably early spring) section hike. Anyone done it and have any thoughts? How practical is camping?
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    I've used a Volt 75 for the past two years, and...

    I've used a Volt 75 for the past two years, and been satisfied with it.
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    I knew there were some shelters along the...

    I knew there were some shelters along the Tuscarora. This website, starting with the northern end, lists shelters in at least half the sections.

    https://www.hikethetuscarora.org/section-1-3
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    What's the waist size on the stretch Zion pants? ...

    What's the waist size on the stretch Zion pants? I would need 34 or 35.
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    That was my decision. The Marmot jacket in XXL...

    That was my decision. The Marmot jacket in XXL arrived yesterday, and fits well on the shoulders. A little roomy around the waist, as expected, but it's manageable since it has a drawstring at the...
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    My issue was returning to a physically active job...

    My issue was returning to a physically active job too quickly, just under two weeks. Though I remember it more as fatigue than surgical pain.

    Glad I could help, and good luck with your decision.
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    I went to an LL Bean store last night and tried...

    I went to an LL Bean store last night and tried on the synthetic puffer you mentioned--even though they didn't have the sale colors. XL would probably have been acceptable, but definitely preferred...
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    I had an inguinal hernia repair with mesh in...

    I had an inguinal hernia repair with mesh in 1996, and have never had occasion to think about it until hearing about mesh on the news recently. If the surgeon hadn't told me he was using it, I'd...
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    True. Adding size 13 feet makes for a double...

    True. Adding size 13 feet makes for a double whammy!
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    I agree with Venchka that LL Bean is probably my...

    I agree with Venchka that LL Bean is probably my best bet, as other things from them fit me well. OwenM also mentioned Eddie Bauer, which could also work, but their selection of lightweight synthetic...
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    Synthetic Puffy to fit Broad Shoulders?

    I've been shopping for a lightweight synthetic puffy jacket for a vacation next month with limited luggage, then section hiking between Vermont and Maine this summer/fall.

    I saw some Thermoball...
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    Congratulations to Map Man and all our retirees. ...

    Congratulations to Map Man and all our retirees. Expecting to join you before the end of 2019.
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    I also use a single pole, in my case a trekking...

    I also use a single pole, in my case a trekking pole. I have arthritis in my hands and alternate between them as they get sore.
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    I have one of these, but have not put a lot of...

    I have one of these, but have not put a lot of weight in it. Larger than I would have bought (was looking for about 65 liters), but had to replace a pack mid-trip and it fit me well.

    I've...
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    There's a 55 mile Benton MacKaye Trail - AT loop...

    There's a 55 mile Benton MacKaye Trail - AT loop in Georgia among the hikes here.

    http://www.bmta.org/BMT-ATLoops.htm

    This is a piece of trail in North Carolina (not a loop) that's on my to-do...
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    You might be a candidate for a flip-flop. ...

    You might be a candidate for a flip-flop. Perhaps start north of the Smokies or at Damascus, VA in March, and head north. You'd stay ahead of the big crowds, and be through the mid-Atlantic before...
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    Thanks! Seeing the pictures of early October...

    Thanks! Seeing the pictures of early October there was helpful. Except for the ball bearings on the trail, it should work well!
  25. Probably worth checking whether he bought any of...

    Probably worth checking whether he bought any of it from Mountain Crossings, though I suspect they thought of it.
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