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  1. Thread: Driving I95

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    Just to add any NYC crossings (George Washington...

    Just to add any NYC crossings (George Washington Bridge I-95)) there is a checkpoint, random cars are stopped for Covid related stuff. (My advice don't ever take the GWB unless you have to, and it...
  2. Thread: Driving I95

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    That's sort of a crapshoot at a moving target. ...

    That's sort of a crapshoot at a moving target. Where do you want to go? From Fl, it's not far to Springer and that gets you on trail. IIRC the Florida Trail somehow connects to the AT via some...
  3. Thread: Coffee

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    My default is Taster's Choice 100% Columbian,...

    My default is Taster's Choice 100% Columbian, perhaps a Via thrown in for variety, but the 100% takes 1st IMHO. For a instant it's pretty good even for home, and being on trail it is totally...
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    Using this alone is not LNT if used as a decision...

    Using this alone is not LNT if used as a decision to not pack it out (not that you did). Just because something is organic and biodegradable does not mean that it won't take a long time to break...
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    You don't say why you want to do this, if it's...

    You don't say why you want to do this, if it's only because of not wanting to stay overnight in a shelter area, there are alternatives but it will involve many more miles using access trails, however...
  6. When I got my trail legs and went from 15 mpd to...

    When I got my trail legs and went from 15 mpd to 25 mpd it was like warp drive. A 75 mile between resupply dropped to 2 overnights instead of 4. No matter what the distance between trail towns was...
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    Another vote for the right shoes, I finally got...

    Another vote for the right shoes, I finally got the right pair about 800 miles in and it worked wonders, on day 2 with them I pulled my highest millage day 36, and was regularly going over 25.
  8. Thread: Hiker hunger

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    My hiker hunger didn't start till I got my trail...

    My hiker hunger didn't start till I got my trail legs at 3 weeks in, before that I didn't want to eat much. My take on it is when you push yourself like that your body puts more resources into the...
  9. The St Frances Camino has some remote mountainous...

    The St Frances Camino has some remote mountainous sections, thus segments that need to be completed in a day to make it to the next stop, though it is advisable to bring a tent just incase one can't...
  10. Hell the way the US is going, Sweden may not...

    Hell the way the US is going, Sweden may not allow travelers from the US.
  11. Car rental on a quick kayak search Conway, NH to...

    Car rental on a quick kayak search Conway, NH to Bangor, ME came up at just under $200 for a 2 day (1 night) rental.
  12. Consider renting a car for at least the bulk of...

    Consider renting a car for at least the bulk of your shuttle needs, then local shuttles from each end.
  13. The AT used to cross the Taconic Parkway in NY at...

    The AT used to cross the Taconic Parkway in NY at grade, that put the Palisades to shame.
  14. Yes long distance pilgrim routes are frequently...

    Yes long distance pilgrim routes are frequently now roads, as that was generally roads back when the pilgrims walked them too. Pilgrims were trying to get somewhere, not wander trails, and would...
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    Contact BCO about the enforcement. If there is a...

    Contact BCO about the enforcement. If there is a shelter you are expected to stay there (with a possible exception for thru hiker permits which you don't qualify for). As a former Smokies ATC...
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    From what I know of that area it's been hit hard...

    From what I know of that area it's been hit hard in the past by the 'city crowd' coming up with boom boxes, chairs, coolers, grills and leaving trash behind along the banks of the Hoosaotonic. This...
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    Once one leaves the security of Bear Mtn Inn, you...

    Once one leaves the security of Bear Mtn Inn, you are hoofing it to Rt 22/Pawling Metro North for you next great shot at public transit from the AT. As you found out getting to Peakskill on foot...
  18. The Epic bars are really awesome, it's like...

    The Epic bars are really awesome, it's like having real food in a snack form, and super tasty.
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    Going NoBo from Harper's Ferry you will need 3...

    Going NoBo from Harper's Ferry you will need 3 weeks or so to get your trail legs and will be right in the NoBo Springer crowd. I hit Harpers from Springer on Memorial Day weekend which was awesome...
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    Curious if you considered (or have done) other...

    Curious if you considered (or have done) other trails such as the PCT? I have thought about another thru hike, but part of the hike itself is the adventure of not knowing where it will be taking me....
  21. As someone pointed out above, I've known them to...

    As someone pointed out above, I've known them to be used to monitor bears in and around shelter sites in the Smokies, it might be for that or as the OP suspects trying to gage hiker traffic (in the...
  22. Would 14 days backpacking by oneself, no...

    Would 14 days backpacking by oneself, no resupply, satisfy the ME requirement? If so that would seem to satisfy both as long as you resupply when you enter NH. It is a long way to go for AT travel...
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    Poll: Air mattress failure poll and stories

    The nightmare of a blowout of a air mattress has been part of the decision of what to carry. In my own experience they work most of the time, and the few times that they don't it's a annoyance but...
  24. Another way is to concentrate your spirit with...

    Another way is to concentrate your spirit with Everclear. You will need to decide the flavor characteristic.
  25. I personally don't consider tuna packs to be...

    I personally don't consider tuna packs to be food, but others do and I would not object to them being mentioned.

    However I did say that the use of ethanol would be questionable. And I know it's...
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