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  1. Thread: Lunches

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    I used to just keep hiking and eat on the move...

    I used to just keep hiking and eat on the move but am trying to make myself stop every 2-3 miles to take the pack off, stretch, drink, and eat a snack. Lunch, if I eat one, is usually a Spam...
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    Planning Food Drops in the HMW

    I've searched for recent posts but didn't find anything on point. I want to set up 1-2 food drops in the HMW to keep my pack weight down. I plan to re-supply in Monson, and then re-supply again...
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    I started hiking the AT in June, 2016. I didn't...

    I started hiking the AT in June, 2016. I didn't start out intending to hike the whole trail but got hooked. I work full-time, so I hiked mostly on weekends. I avoided gaps. I live in Maryland, so...
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    I started 6/18/16. I hiked from Harper's Ferry...

    I started 6/18/16. I hiked from Harper's Ferry south, and Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut on weekends. I did New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Hanover-->Pinkham Notch, and Pinkham Notch...
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    Last AT section 2020

    Just received my AT 2020 hang tag and registered my last section. In six months from Saturday Iíll be starting my last section of the AT from Maine 27 to Katahdin. Still making gear decisions and...
  6. I started hiking the AT in June, 2016 at the age...

    I started hiking the AT in June, 2016 at the age of 57. I've hiked 2,003.8 miles since then, and actually 2, 881.3 miles if you count all my repeats and shakedowns. Most of the hikes have been on...
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    Worth every cent. One of the best pieces of gear...

    Worth every cent. One of the best pieces of gear I own.
  8. Sticky: I did that but when I click on the "download pdf"...

    I did that but when I click on the "download pdf" link I get the 2019 listing. It might make sense to just remove that link since you can download the 2020 listing by clicking on the >> on the right...
  9. Sticky: Actually, if you download directly from the post,...

    Actually, if you download directly from the post, you get the 2020 list. If you click the link, you get the 2019 list.
  10. Sticky: When I initially downloaded your list, I got the...

    When I initially downloaded your list, I got the 2019 hostel listing. I didn't realize that until I just looked at the .pdf file. I'll delete that and download the 2020 list. You might want to...
  11. Sticky: Thank you for this. You might want to add The...

    Thank you for this. You might want to add The Hostel of Maine in Carrabassett, near Stratton, and the Human Nature Hostel in Roxbury, near Andover, ME. Both have been highly reviewed. I've stayed...
  12. It's worth carrying a light puffy--something like...

    It's worth carrying a light puffy--something like a Patagonia nanopuff. Doesn't weigh much and you can probably get away with the 40 degree quilt if you wear it at night.
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    Trail name: Quiet Storm Direction/start...

    Trail name: Quiet Storm
    Direction/start location: NOBO, ME 27, Stratton, ME
    Start date: June 18, 2016

    188.2 miles to go baby.
  14. Using a trekking pole with a lunar solo tent

    I recently bought a used lunar solo tent. It came with the 49Ē carbon pole. I would rather use one of my trekking poles but havenít found any videos or threads as to whether the trekking pole tip...
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    Still love my 2400 Junction. Was able to fit a 0...

    Still love my 2400 Junction. Was able to fit a 0 degree top quilt, 20 degree underquilt, hammock, tarp, 2 days of food, camp clothes, 2 liters of water, and ditty bag and it was both comfortable and...
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    I've been sectioning since June, 2016 and have...

    I've been sectioning since June, 2016 and have 2,003.8 miles done (plus a lot of repeat sections, but I don't count those). During thru-hiking season I've met a wide range of hikers--some travel in...
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    This will be my fourth season using them. I...

    This will be my fourth season using them. I generally carry them from November through March.
  18. 45831 A rope leading to a ladder. One of my...

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    A rope leading to a ladder. One of my favorites.
  19. I've used those herd paths from time to...

    I've used those herd paths from time to time--going down from the Baldpates, up Mahoosuc Arm, and other steep descents and ascents--and usually when the rock was wet. If I could go down the rock I...
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    The other issue is your water bottle freezing...

    The other issue is your water bottle freezing during the day while you’re hiking. I hike all four seasons and generally bring nalgenes in bottle boots made by 40 Below. It’s extra volume and weight...
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    I used mine for a second time this past weekend. ...

    I used mine for a second time this past weekend. I packed my 0 degree quilt to see how well things continued to fit. I still have no issues with the amount of volume in a 2400. The only issues I...
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    I have the 2400 in black. So far so good. I’m...

    I have the 2400 in black. So far so good. I’m packing essentially my 3-season kit and 2 days of food. There seems to be room for a warmer quilt and heavier puffy. Total weight so far with food and...
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    Winter Hiking Project

    While I wait for next year to finish my last section of the AT from Stratton to Katahdin, Iíll be section hiking the Tuscarora Trail. Itís basically in my back yard and looks challenging enough to...
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    Pinkham Notch-Stratton, ME Trip Report

    Just home after a 131-mile section from Pinkham Notch to Maine route 27. I gave myself two weeks, which was a luxurious amount of time. I had a few long days but was able to hike at a comfortable...
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    I have 319 miles left--from Pinkham Notch to...

    I have 319 miles left--from Pinkham Notch to Katahdin. I started 6/18/16. All of my hikes in CT, NJ, PA, MD, W.VA, VA, TN (except the Smokies), NC, and GA have been on weekends. My longest section...
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