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    Sticky: None, yet. The trail gives the trail name, right?...

    None, yet. The trail gives the trail name, right?
    NOBO
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    Yes.
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    Not crazy at all. I have been section hiking in...

    Not crazy at all. I have been section hiking in NC during Thanksgiving week and encountered groups of SOBOs. From what I recall, most of them started in June-July. So an August start date for a SOBO...
  3. Thread: Beara

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    I bought bear spray when prepping for a section...

    I bought bear spray when prepping for a section through GSMNP. But after staring at it on my gear shelf for a while, I did not carry it with me. Ultimately, I figured I'd most likely just end up...
  4. Thread: Tent flooding

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    Another two thumbs up from another happy owner of...

    Another two thumbs up from another happy owner of the ZPacks Duplex. Get the bathtub floor which will protect you from bugs, run-off, splash, and assorted bad luck. Even the Duplex weighs in at well...
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    +1 for the SP MaxLite, which I use with the SP...

    +1 for the SP MaxLite, which I use with the SP 600ML Ti cup. Together they weigh ~5.2 ounces. Stove folds down and fits in bottom of cup, 100ml fuel canister fits inverted in top of cup. All of that...
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    I have used the BA CS 1 & 2 on several section...

    I have used the BA CS 1 & 2 on several section hikes. In between I have used a TT Notch.

    For me, getting the CS1 was something of a compromise in between the Notch and CS2 in both weight and cost....
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    For historic weather info, try Weather...

    For historic weather info, try Weather Underground at http://www.wunderground.com/

    Historic weather info is under the "More" tab.
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    In the past I have used the historical data...

    In the past I have used the historical data available from the WeatherUnderground: http://www.wunderground.com/history

    You can also try the National Weather Service, though their site takes more...
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    I use the SP 600ml Ti mug, but I don't think it...

    I use the SP 600ml Ti mug, but I don't think it makes much difference. Yes, SP is a reputable company from Japan and makes good products. 600-700m is enough for one person interested mainly in...
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    I have the Sawyer Mini, used it, like it. The...

    I have the Sawyer Mini, used it, like it. The Mini is super light and about as cheap a filter system as you can find.


    The biggest caution, which Scrum mentioned, is do not let it freeze if you...
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    Endurolyte Fizz tabs from Hammer are great. The...

    Endurolyte Fizz tabs from Hammer are great. The lemon-lime is fairly tasty. Dissolve one in a liter of water, twice a day. I tend to make one in the morning, then a second one that I drink with and...
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    Another Starbuck's VIA user. Get the Columbian,...

    Another Starbuck's VIA user. Get the Columbian, which is a medium roast so you do not get that 'burned' taste of a dark roast. Start with a heaping trail spoon of dehydrated milk, add a little hot...
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    I own the 4000mAh version and generally like it....

    I own the 4000mAh version and generally like it. The device is solid and not excessively heavy. Yes, the crank is slow charging but it does work. It works rain or shine, in town or 10-miles from the...
  14. I started my section hikes using a JetBoil ZIP,...

    I started my section hikes using a JetBoil ZIP, but after realizing all I needed was to boil water twice a day I started looking to shave some ounces. I would suggest looking at a Snow Peak LiteMax...
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    Having just stayed at the Hiker Hostel a couple...

    Having just stayed at the Hiker Hostel a couple of nights this past week as part of section hike, I will echo Floyd's comment- you'll be glad that you did!

    Josh and Leigh are great people, as are...
  16. HikerMom, a shuttle from Roanoke on the 27th...

    HikerMom, a shuttle from Roanoke on the 27th would be awesome. If we could arrange something that would not be too much trouble for you, I would be most grateful. I can PM you with details.
  17. Many thanks to everyone for your input and...

    Many thanks to everyone for your input and advice. So forget Montebello. And the Dutch Haus is closed this year :(

    I probably should have mentioned this in my original post - while I do not have...
  18. I expect to be getting into Roanoke on the night...

    I expect to be getting into Roanoke on the night of April 27.
  19. Advice on Daleville to Harpers Ferry Section Hike this May

    Hi, WB. Another WB newb here, finally posting after months of lurking. I will be doing a section from Daleville to Harpers Ferry next month, roughly 300 miles in 32 days. I am comfortable with most...
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