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    I've read the Preface and the Epilogue - sounds...

    I've read the Preface and the Epilogue - sounds so good, I can't wait to wrap up some other books borrowed from the library so I can delve into this. I especially enjoyed your paragraph describing...
  2. Thank you!

    Thank you!
  3. Thank you!

    Thank you!
  4. For me: paper map & compass. I was misplaced in a...

    For me: paper map & compass. I was misplaced in a state forest and years later, in a state park. No cell signal. Trails seem to have evaporated. Having a paper map & compass got me to where I wanted...
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    Thank you! I just purchased the Kindle version....

    Thank you! I just purchased the Kindle version. Back in my younger days as a hiker, I often wondered what I was seeing. Eventually I took a naturalist course just to learn, and it changed my life....
  6. Thank you! I love the free books :)

    Thank you! I love the free books :)
  7. I knew the reward money has been increasing, to a...

    I knew the reward money has been increasing, to a substantial amount. I found this on TMZ; they were reporting that "Dog" has added $10,000 to the reward pot: "Prior to Dog's donation, the reward...
  8. Thank you! Got it. And the author's book on...

    Thank you! Got it. And the author's book on hiking the AT is only $1.99 so I got that one too.
  9. I agree with this.

    I agree with this.
  10. Maryland is considered the easiest state on the...

    Maryland is considered the easiest state on the AT. You may want to consider joining the “Maryland Hiking & Backpacking” Facebook group too. It seems every weekend there are folks planning a 4-5 day...
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    When I couldn’t get a new pair of the TerraFlex,...

    When I couldn’t get a new pair of the TerraFlex, due to lack of inventory, I tried the Mesa Trail. I like them too, yet the feel/fit was slightly different. when Terra Flex was back in stock I...
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    Nice! I agree; love them!

    Nice! I agree; love them!
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    Thank you for the info! I'll get in touch; it'll...

    Thank you for the info! I'll get in touch; it'll be next year. I'm still building the mileage .... (recovering from a quadricep injury; I've only been able to hike on flat terrain for the past year...
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    I wear the Xero shoes Terra Flex. I absolutely...

    I wear the Xero shoes Terra Flex. I absolutely love them for hiking. Way-back-when, I used to dance as a serious hobby (classical ballet), so I was used to being barefoot in my free time....
  15. Just reading this a bit late, but maybe it will...

    Just reading this a bit late, but maybe it will help you in the future, or someone else. I was having sciatica pain and as @firesign mentions above, my doctor and PT thought is was from too much...
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    Not an answer to your question but I also want to...

    Not an answer to your question but I also want to chip away at the AT in Maryland 5-10 miles at a time. Do you park your car at a trailhead & go out & back? Or do you have someone pick you up at the...
  17. Yes, very sad.

    Yes, very sad.
  18. Here is a link to an article about sources...

    Here is a link to an article about sources talking about his wilderness survival skills:
    https://news.yahoo.com/brian-laundrie-skilled-solo-wilderness-213312650.html

    A retired FBI agent was...
  19. Manhunt for Brian Laundrie; some think he could be in Appalachians

    There is a federal arrest warrant & manhunt for Brian Laundrie, a ďperson of interestĒ in the death of Gabby Petito. The FBI says Laundrie is wanted for "use of unauthorized access device" related to...
  20. Do you have a blog, or Facebook page, or...

    Do you have a blog, or Facebook page, or Instagram account where you share your adventures? I'm in Maryland too; 63 yr old; I do lots of day-hikes but want to hike the MD section of the AT.
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    Wow - I can't imagine how disappointing that was....

    Wow - I can't imagine how disappointing that was. But thank you for sharing as it is a great example for us.
  22. I agree with you. It's making me think twice...

    I agree with you. It's making me think twice about solo day hikes. Especially since I broke my foot hiking on a short, local trail in suburbia a few years ago, but at dusk with no one around. It was...
  23. I watched the entire Q&A. He is in Oregon and is...

    I watched the entire Q&A. He is in Oregon and is slack packing til his back heals. He has a car, parks at a trail head, and either hikes for awhile and then back-tracks to the car or continues and...
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    Congratulations !!!

    Congratulations !!!
  25. He did at one time have an ice axe, and he had...

    He did at one time have an ice axe, and he had training. But he left them behind at some point. When he flipped to Oregon, he didn't expect to encounter that much snow/ice and did not take those...
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