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    Same for me. I just built a cabin 4.5 miles from...

    Same for me. I just built a cabin 4.5 miles from the AT.
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    Zelph, Thank you for posting and for the...

    Zelph, Thank you for posting and for the updates. i also sent the group a message.
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    They violated several of the Leave No Trace...

    They violated several of the Leave No Trace Principles. I would have approached the group leader and attempted to have a discussion of the Leave No Trace Principles. Of course it would not have...
  4. Thanks for posting. The article brought back...

    Thanks for posting. The article brought back wonderful memories of my crossing with David Corrigan in 2014.
  5. Thread: Parking area

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    Please be more specific where you wish to hike...

    Please be more specific where you wish to hike and/or park.
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    I have hiked the Georgia trail during numerous...

    I have hiked the Georgia trail during numerous Thanksgiving weeks. It can be blissfully nice with daytime temperatures in the 60s and it can be bitterly cold with lows in the single digits.
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    I have what I believe is an earlier version of...

    I have what I believe is an earlier version of this pack. My children have since outgrown it. My children used it when they were about 12 - 13. I later moved them in the ULA Circuit. Would you be...
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    Starting in Denver August 26. Planning to finish...

    Starting in Denver August 26. Planning to finish in Durango September 16.
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    Unless you are set on a free standing tent, I...

    Unless you are set on a free standing tent, I would suggest your considering the Z Packs Triplex (costs more but has 2 side entries and weighs a lot less), or the Tarptent Rainshadow 2 (also weighs...
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    You can buy replacement valves, and they are...

    You can buy replacement valves, and they are fairly easy to replace. I had one fail a few years back. When you submerge the pad in a bath tub you may need to put a good bit of pressure on the pad...
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    Look at the ULA circuit pack for kids, which has...

    Look at the ULA circuit pack for kids, which has an adjustable harness. The downside is that you will not be able to try the pack on in your local store. The upside is that circuit is a great pack...
  12. Our experience with Keens is similar to Feral...

    Our experience with Keens is similar to Feral Bills -- that they were very comfortable, but they did not hold up on the trail.
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    I did the same section plus a bit going...

    I did the same section plus a bit going northbound last October. If you hiked 20 mile days going north from Sam's gap last year you should be fine. I averaged 20 mile days through that section, but...
  14. I second Sandy's use of long pants. I am one of...

    I second Sandy's use of long pants. I am one of the few who wear long pants and long sleeves, I treat my clothes with Sawyer permethrin, and I tuck my pants into my socks. I have never found a tick...
  15. I agree with Bigcranky and Praha4. I have hiked...

    I agree with Bigcranky and Praha4. I have hiked GA the last several Thanksgivings. While the weather can be blissfully nice, recent years have been on the cold side -- with night time lows reaching...
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    Look at the Deuter Fox 30 pack. ULA also makes...

    Look at the Deuter Fox 30 pack. ULA also makes an adjustable sizing pack for kids. My kids had grown past the ULA adjustable pack by the time it was introduced, but I can't say enough good things...
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    Fantastic company. I have about 3,000 miles on...

    Fantastic company. I have about 3,000 miles on my Catalyst. ULA replace the ladder buckles for free a couple years ago after they wore out. Otherwise, not a single problem with the pack.
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    Lightheart Gear Solo. Double wall, 27 oz. ...

    Lightheart Gear Solo. Double wall, 27 oz. Plenty of room for pack and gear inside. It is a wonderful design.
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    We stayed at Pine Ellis in 2014. I was hoping it...

    We stayed at Pine Ellis in 2014. I was hoping it was out of business. The clothes dryer did not work and the owner did not care. We prearranged for a shuttle from the trail head to the hostel and...
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    My children and I were in Baxter State Park...

    My children and I were in Baxter State Park earlier this month when we finished section hiking the AT. Baxter State Park was a very special, idyllic place, and fortunately it has rules in place to...
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    One of the lightest options for three is the...

    One of the lightest options for three is the Tarptent Rainshadow 2 tent. Weighs about 2.5 pounds and sleeps three. My kids and I used this option for a couple years until my daughter was strong...
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    I second this suggestion. Use an old pair of...

    I second this suggestion. Use an old pair of whatever you hike in and spend a month or so before your hike walking, jogging, running, etc. without socks. You may need to work through a few sets of...
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    I'd skip the rain jacket that time of year on...

    I'd skip the rain jacket that time of year on that section of the trail.
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    Keep in mind that the miles in NH are nothing...

    Keep in mind that the miles in NH are nothing like the miles in Vermont. Last summer we hiked from Smarts Mountain to NH 25 in one day with full packs. It was a long day, but doable. You would...
  25. Thread: Maine Camping

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    We just completed that section. There were lots...

    We just completed that section. There were lots of established sites or lean-to shelters. We never felt the need to look for a stealth site.
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