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    They are packaging heavy but just about perfect...

    They are packaging heavy but just about perfect for single serve use. They are definitely shelf stable for several months.
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    Do not forget places that sell sausage and cheese...

    Do not forget places that sell sausage and cheese gift kits. Lots of snacks all wrapped up in individual sizes. I think one of the companies is Swiss Colony. Its all shelf stable and the portion...
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    Unless its a Covid puppy, the "OMG my dog has...

    Unless its a Covid puppy, the "OMG my dog has never done anything like this" is usually BS. Folks with scared /aggressive dogs usually seem to be blind to their dogs issues. My guess is by the time...
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    There was an aggressive competitor to Mountain...

    There was an aggressive competitor to Mountain Harbor for the last few years. I am surprised he hasnt popped up.

    The ATC used to post warnings about parking at this crossing and would include...
  5. Can you?, Yes Should you exclusively probably...

    Can you?, Yes Should you exclusively probably not, If you havent done so go on the white blaze home page and donwload the resupply locations PDF. What is your tolerance for hitching potentially long...
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    Somewhat related...

    Somewhat related https://www.mynbc5.com/article/video-vermont-resident-records-close-encounter-with-black-bobcat/34286613
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    The Dudley trail is a steep boulder scramble for...

    The Dudley trail is a steep boulder scramble for most of its length. The Hunt Trail (the AT) has some sections that are as challenging but the Dudley is more consistently steep and bouldery
  8. No reservations, no guarantees. There can be...

    No reservations, no guarantees. There can be overcrowding where the extended thru hiking bubble runs into weekend usage. That said, a very general observation is that the campsites south of VT tend...
  9. I had a torso length but my hips always started...

    I had a torso length but my hips always started bugging me after a couple of nights.
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    Assuming Covid doesnt impact the opening date,...

    Assuming Covid doesnt impact the opening date, its still going to vary depending on the snow pack that forms this winter and how quickly it melts. There are some years where the park is open but the...
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    FYI AMC does not sell a parking sticker, the WMNF...

    FYI AMC does not sell a parking sticker, the WMNF sells them and conveniently makes sure that they enforce the sticker requirement at the most popular trailheads on WMNF land including the lots that...
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    Congrat,s that was a fast section hike of the...

    Congrat,s that was a fast section hike of the trail. Took me ten years of serious sectioning and technically It took me 40 plus or minus years as I climbed the Hunt trail on Baxter when I was 11 in...
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    IMHO, if kept dry, years. The taste does go "off"...

    IMHO, if kept dry, years. The taste does go "off" eventually. I would just vacuum seal the meal with new O2 absorbers if you are worried.

    With respect to getting a stomach ailment from dehydrated...
  14. Forget about buying any lottery tickets for...

    Forget about buying any lottery tickets for awhile as you won the lottery on the weather.

    Any lack of water issues? If I remember Poplar Ridge Shelter is marginal.

    How did you like the...
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    You would be quite surprised, I can point out...

    You would be quite surprised, I can point out several FS roads down south that save a lot of time and more important allow access to road crossings on the AT that allows slackpacking. Obviously...
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    IMHO, Google directions tends to default to major...

    IMHO, Google directions tends to default to major highways and ignore small local roads. I frequently run into situations in VT where google has to be forced to accept dirt roads that can save...
  17. Ist weekend of October will be just as busy. its...

    Ist weekend of October will be just as busy. its the traditional peak of leaf season (it can vary by a couple of weeks). Accommodations of any type will be booked up.

    The WMNF seems to have...
  18. If you really want all three, you really want to...

    If you really want all three, you really want to do a car spot or set up a shuttle. Doing it with one car is definitely not recommended. All three are above treeline and fully exposed. The length of...
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    Its been awhile but the majority of outfitters...

    Its been awhile but the majority of outfitters start at or near Westons Bridge in Fryeburg and offer a one day trip to the dam at Swans Falls or Canal Bridge (RT 5). They have overnights that end at...
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    The Saco is a very popular river for long canoe...

    The Saco is a very popular river for long canoe trips. It has been a major party spot for 50 years. The lower Saco is and was far less popular.
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    I only use them during and post hike. The current...

    I only use them during and post hike. The current WHO mix is sodium, potassium, citrate and some glucose to increase the absorption. I used to use NUUN. I not worried about day to day. I like a lot...
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    I use oral replacement salts. WHO has a standard...

    I use oral replacement salts. WHO has a standard formulation and various companies make it. I buy mine on Amazon..

    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa043901 describes how short term...
  23. Do you have your chauffeur this time or are you...

    Do you have your chauffeur this time or are you shuttling?

    The weather is starting its normal end of the summer bouncing, around 36 degrees on Washington this morning supposed to be hot again...
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    The Saco is a different Watershed to the west so...

    The Saco is a different Watershed to the west so unless you did a long portage (several miles over to Hiram) you must be confusing the Saco with the Presumpscot River. The Presumpscot can be paddled...
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    There is ethanol free automotive fuel available...

    There is ethanol free automotive fuel available in some areas. There are two stations in Gorham NH that sell it. It is quite popular with owners of seasonal "toys" like ATVs, Snowmobiles and boats....
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