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  1. Thread: Work for stay?

    by Nick P
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    I mowed the lawn at Jess' Treat Hostel in...

    I mowed the lawn at Jess' Treat Hostel in Smithfield, MA for a free (2'nd) night. The AMC huts are great, and will often take more hikers than you'd think, though I was SOBO and late in the season.
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    Really? Thanks! I'll message you on here soon!

    Really? Thanks! I'll message you on here soon!
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    I often felt foolish for hauling an extra pair of...

    I often felt foolish for hauling an extra pair of RX glasses on my SOBO thru attempt last year, until I crunched my first, best, (transitions) pair. I arrived at a shelter freezing, laid them beside...
  4. Thread: Salomon 3d?

    by Nick P
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    I loved my first pair of Salomons (XA 3D...

    I loved my first pair of Salomons (XA 3D Ultra)...lasted me from ME to CT, but the replacement pair Salomon kindly sent me were a slightly different model, and had a sort of plastic sole, and had...
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    Asheville to Damascus shuttle help.

    I'm getting a ride to Asheville on March 30th and need to get back to Damascus to re-start my SOBO attempt. Any advice? Greyhound to Bristol, TN, then pay for a shuttle, perhaps. Is there a cheaper...
  6. Take a look at rideshare on craigslist,

    Take a look at rideshare on craigslist,
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    There's Chet's Place, but don't know when he...

    There's Chet's Place, but don't know when he opens. It's only a converted garage, and gets full, but is donation based and he's very hiker-friendly.
    There are cheap hotels in N. Woodstock, a few...
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    Bland is difficult to hitch into. (I ended up...

    Bland is difficult to hitch into. (I ended up walking.) There is a (new) Kangaroo convenience across from the hotel. The hotel owner is a great guy, and his brother in law shuttles, but he'll want...
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    "Then the 25% who drop out between Harpers Ferry...

    "Then the 25% who drop out between Harpers Ferry and Springer likely run into winter or run out of money."
    Yup, and "or" = "and" here, as cold weather means money spent on hotels and hostels. I...
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    Never had a problem with my $50 (!) Static V from...

    Never had a problem with my $50 (!) Static V from ME to TN in July to Nov; it's going to get me to Springer next month. Why pay more?
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    Enjoyed your videos, Rickitikkitavi. (I walked...

    Enjoyed your videos, Rickitikkitavi.
    (I walked with you for a few miles way back in July in Southern Maine somewhere. The cold weather forced me off in Damascus, but I'm going back to finish next...
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    Sorry...Marion is a great re-supply town, given...

    Sorry...Marion is a great re-supply town, given the shuttle from Partnership shelter.
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    Parts of SOVA, from Pearisburg to Marion, are a...

    Parts of SOVA, from Pearisburg to Marion, are a resupply pain in the neck. Much of VA is tricky, as only Front Royal, Daleville and Damascus (as well as Pearisburg and Damascus) are convenient. I'd...
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    My 30 degree Marmot down bag was fine, from Maine...

    My 30 degree Marmot down bag was fine, from Maine in late June until Mt Rogers in November and temps in the teens. After that, even a liner and all my clothes weren't enough.
  15. There was an older female bear euthanized the day...

    There was an older female bear euthanized the day before I arrived at this shelter this past October. She had been harassing hikers for weeks. Her cub was still hanging around when I went through...
  16. Thread: Total Cost?

    by Nick P
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    I had to get off in Damascus, suspending my SOBO...

    I had to get off in Damascus, suspending my SOBO attempt, due to lack of funds. I had budgeted $5000, but unexpected expenses at home (and profligate spending between ME and VA: a visit from my gf...
  17. FYI, I had to get off the trail in Damascus, last...

    FYI, I had to get off the trail in Damascus, last week. My sleeping bags (both the 30-degree down and a cheap 0-degree synthetic from Kelty) weren't adequate to the low temps at altitude. Finances...
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    I'm in a small bubble of SOBOs here and around...

    I'm in a small bubble of SOBOs here and around Port Clinton, PA. They include India, Zest, K2, Chin-up, and Wolfburger in front, Gravity and Up in the Air, Thorne, Puck, Magellan and me in the...
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    Geophagy...no thanks, but all the best.

    Geophagy...no thanks, but all the best.
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    I recommend the New Trent 11000 mAh power pack. I...

    I recommend the New Trent 11000 mAh power pack. I found one on Amazon for $36 and holds the charge of 3-5 phone batteries, though it is the size and weight of my Samsung Rugby phone. It will charge...
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    I love that trail. Where did you guys camp? I...

    I love that trail. Where did you guys camp? I only discovered the prettiest sites late in my second day. I am in p-cola for a few more weeks--heading to ME for my SOBO attempt on the 25th--so if you...
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    Perfect! Thanks Attroll; it's unlikely I will...

    Perfect! Thanks Attroll; it's unlikely I will catch anything, so don't worry about your "brookies."
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    PM sent re the pack

    PM sent re the pack
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    ME fishing license?

    (A) Can one purchase one in Millinocket or Baxter? (B) for a month, or are they annual? (C) for how much? (D) is "stealth fishing" unheard of?

    I'd love to drop a line in a few brooks and lakes...
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    right on, Svblur. Best of luck to you! You have a...

    right on, Svblur. Best of luck to you! You have a five-day (and 25 year!) advantage on me, but I will look out for you anyway.
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