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    Help with my TrailJournals.com account!

    Hi all,

    I'm leaving for a Coast to Coast Trail hike in England at the end of this month and would like to start a new trail journal on trailjournals.com. I currently have 3 journals on there and...
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    I'm in conversation with a friend about hiking...

    I'm in conversation with a friend about hiking the C2C in early September this year. I hiked the AT in 2013 and then hiked the Tour du Mont Blanc in 2014. It was such a treat to "luxury" hike on...
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    I purchased a EuroSchirm Swing Liteflex umbrellas...

    I purchased a EuroSchirm Swing Liteflex umbrellas from Campmor. Here's the link: https://www.campmor.com/c/euroschirm-swing-liteflex-trekking-umbrella. I haven't used it yet, but had read good...
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    Umbrella on the CT?

    Hi All,

    Just wondering about your thoughts on carrying an umbrella... worth it or a waste of weight? I'll be hiking the CT this year with an early July start. I never used one on the AT but...
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    Haven't hiked the Haute Route but hiked the...

    Haven't hiked the Haute Route but hiked the entire Tour du Mont Blanc in 2014. The TMB and the Haute Route are the same for a couple of days, so I had the full huts experience. I highly recommend...
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    I'm a big fan of sleeping bag liners. They keep...

    I'm a big fan of sleeping bag liners. They keep the dirt and grime out of the bag, and they're especially good on warm nights, when you can sleep in the liner on top of your bag. When I hiked the...
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    When I hiked that piece during my 2013 thru-hike...

    When I hiked that piece during my 2013 thru-hike I'd planned on stopping at Uncle Johnny's, but Erwin and the surrounding parts of the trail were the epicenter for norovirus, which I wasn't too keen...
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    Thanks to everyone for the helpful info. It...

    Thanks to everyone for the helpful info. It looks as though Lake City might be the favorite trail town, but obviously many other great spots as well. Any other names of hostels or hotels beyond...
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    Favorite CT towns and hostels?

    I'm making plans to hike the CT in July 2016. I've read Cooker Hiker's book, PMags's info, and several online trail journals. There are a number of options for resupply towns, and I'm wondering...
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    Another vote for Hot Springs. In 2013 my husband...

    Another vote for Hot Springs. In 2013 my husband flew to Asheville, rented a car, and drove to Hot Springs (only about 45 min. away). We spent the first night at Elmer's Hostel, which gave him a...
  11. Wow, what a lot of interesting responses. I...

    Wow, what a lot of interesting responses. I gained so much from reading other Trail Journals before my 2013 AT hike that I decided I wanted to post one as a way of giving back to other aspiring...
  12. I thru-hiked the AT in 2013 and just hiked the...

    I thru-hiked the AT in 2013 and just hiked the Tour du Mont Blanc in Europe this past summer. Hiking the 105-mile TMB opened my eyes to a whole new world of hiking that includes great scenery with...
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    Thanks to everyone! Great suggestions posted and...

    Thanks to everyone! Great suggestions posted and I'll check them all out...
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    How to start planning?

    When I completed the AT in 2013, I thought I was forever done with long distance hiking trails. Hiking the AT was my passion, I did it, and that was that. At a 2013 AT hiker pre-Thanksgiving...
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    Love my Salomon Synapses! Wore Keen Targhee...

    Love my Salomon Synapses! Wore Keen Targhee boots from Springer to Daleville, started having foot issues, and bought Salomon Synapse trailrunners at the outfitters in Daleville. Completed the trail...
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    Oops, typing too quickly. ...

    Oops, typing too quickly. www.trailjournals.com/LadyGrey.
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    My husband was my number one cheerleader and fan...

    My husband was my number one cheerleader and fan throughout my 2013 hike. We talked (almost) every day for a check-in, some calls longer than others. There were occasional days with no cell...
  18. I love my Catalyst and it worked well for me on...

    I love my Catalyst and it worked well for me on my AT trek last year. Just purchased a CDT to use on the Tour du Mont Blanc hike I'll be doing with my daughter soon. I agree, awesome product and...
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    Just want to also give a shout-out to Ibex,...

    Just want to also give a shout-out to Ibex, another great wool brand. They're headquartered in Vermont and sell quality merino products. I like the style and fit better than Icebreaker. As a...
  20. Looking for a shuttle or trail angel to help with a ride!

    Hi All,

    A friend and I will be hiking a 5-night section on the AT in late June. I did a thru-hike last year so have my notes about how I went through the section between Hanover and Franconia...
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    Thanks! I also tried googling it with no luck. ...

    Thanks! I also tried googling it with no luck. Still wonder who wrote it?
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    Anyone know this full AT quote?

    There's a quote that goes something like: "The Appalachian Trail: the best time you'll ever have in the woods, interrupted by some walking". I can't remember the exact quote, and I also don't know...
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    When I passed through CT last year we opted to go...

    When I passed through CT last year we opted to go into Kent, and spent an expensive night at the Fife 'n Drum Inn. Nice place, but most money I spent on a room during my whole AT hike. I later...
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    I ate all I wanted and lost about 20 pounds...

    I ate all I wanted and lost about 20 pounds between Georgia and Maine. My favorite comment was my husband meeting me in Gorham, NH and telling me I looked "gaunt" - truly the first time in my life...
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    No, I haven't figured out another way to do it...

    No, I haven't figured out another way to do it and never heard back from TJ Admin. Are you still interested in giving it a try? I've been wrapped up in other projects recently so haven't spent any...
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