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  1. I agree, very aggressive pace. It will be tough...

    I agree, very aggressive pace. It will be tough to find someone that understands what a pace like this means. Unless they have done a sustained pace like this in the past I expect its likely they...
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    IMHO the Section north of Swatera Gap to the DWG...

    IMHO the Section north of Swatera Gap to the DWG was consistently the worse rocks in PA. South of Duncannon was some real nice walking. Duncannon to Swatera was when we started to understand the PA...
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    Dates get a bad rep from many as the only ones...

    Dates get a bad rep from many as the only ones they have had are the low quality processed ones, typically dusted with sugar to make them palatable. Even the ones in bulk bins in stores can be...
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    Lance Snacks makes a very similar product to the...

    Lance Snacks makes a very similar product to the Planters Peanut Bar. Amazon sells them by the case. I usually just buy the snack size paydays which are probably more sugar and less peanuts for...
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    FYI the views from the top of the two lower...

    FYI the views from the top of the two lower Cathedrals are hard to beat as long as you dont mind shear drop offs. Another good prep hike is the upper Castle trail going up Jefferson (above the Link...
  6. My guess is its open until sold. Surprised...

    My guess is its open until sold. Surprised someone didnt pick it up for a vacation home site.
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    I believe the first continuous single year triple...

    I believe the first continuous single year triple crowner, was a big fan of Snickers Bars. (Flying Bryan was the first single year triple crowner but he skipped around to take advantage of weather).
  8. Keep the semi circle of foil for the burner base....

    Keep the semi circle of foil for the burner base. Dragonfly's are inherently heavy if you want to save weight go with another stove, otherwise stick with the factory foil windscreen. Anything lighter...
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    Just remember all plans change the second you...

    Just remember all plans change the second you step out of the car ;) Since you are local to the whites I included the whites comparisons. I did the Baxter Peak Cut off for the first time after close...
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    There was a thru hiker long ago that surmised...

    There was a thru hiker long ago that surmised that variety of eating sensations were needed to keep from getting bored. They advocated something crunchy, something chewy, something sweet and...
  11. I have always stored my fuel pump in a ziplock...

    I have always stored my fuel pump in a ziplock bag when hiking. If it leaks it leaks in the bag. White gas rapidly evaporates so just leaving the bag open during the meal dries it out. I also store...
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    Good question. I searched the website and its not...

    Good question. I searched the website and its not obvious and didnt come up with a search. The road use fee used to be listed in the rules but the version currently listed does not. So I am working...
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    Day Use Parking Reservation. It applies only...

    Day Use Parking Reservation.

    It applies only to the three Katahdin trailheads. Katahdin Stream, Abol and Roaring Brook. It was put in place mostly as a means of limiting day use of Katahdin. The...
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    Yes if you or someone drives in the Togue Pond...

    Yes if you or someone drives in the Togue Pond gate someone has to pay $15 for road pass unless the car had Maine plates.

    I think you are making comparisons between what you see in the whites and...
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    40 years ago there was a steep decline in the...

    40 years ago there was a steep decline in the 1980s after a huge increase stating in the late sixties. The explanation at the time was that "yuppies don't hike". My explanation is the crowding...
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    I agree with Steve V, I don't care what direction...

    I agree with Steve V, I don't care what direction I am hiking. I also took advantage of gravity on occasion spotting cars in valleys when possible. I split the smokies in half starting at Newfound...
  17. Great job as usual. The only possibly edit to...

    Great job as usual. The only possibly edit to mention is that the headquarters phone number is very during reservations season. It usually takes multiple tries for me at different times of the day....
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    No matter what, it is a very impressive summit...

    No matter what, it is a very impressive summit when you are standing on it. straight down on three sides and even the last side is pretty hairy.
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    Be aware, the AT stretch of this loop can be a...

    Be aware, the AT stretch of this loop can be a zoo especially on weekends but its busy all week as long as school is in session. Once you get east of the traditional loop the usage really drops. Some...
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    Funny thing was we could have kept going after 5...

    Funny thing was we could have kept going after 5 weeks but we both agreed we preferred one or two week sections and that is how we did everything south of Damascus After a week or so it started to...
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    Patchwork most of the way. I did half the trail...

    Patchwork most of the way. I did half the trail before I decided I wanted to finish it. I had a hurricane come through one year and had to do a quick change in sections while I was literally driving...
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    Bamboo is effectively cellulose, its no better or...

    Bamboo is effectively cellulose, its no better or no worse than cellulose from wood. Its no better or worse for wet strength. Add in some naturally sourced latex (from tree sap) and it can have good...
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    I have most of my major gear in a laundry room....

    I have most of my major gear in a laundry room. It was sized for a washer and dryer and that is about it. I went to Home Depot and bought a vinyl coated wire shelf that is about 20" deep that runs...
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    The other approach is start with whatever gear...

    The other approach is start with whatever gear you want and plan on stopping at Mountain Crossings and pay them ship a lot of stuff home plus plan on a big credit card bill after they sell you new...
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    Hard to draw a line, mid to late April is...

    Hard to draw a line, mid to late April is normally spring breakup where the snow pack starts to fall apart, the ground may still be frozen or just plain saturated so rivers and stream may be...
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