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    Probably because too many use it as a destination...

    Probably because too many use it as a destination and it's a bit crowed down there.
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    I wouldn't want to be hiking anywhere out west...

    I wouldn't want to be hiking anywhere out west these days.
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    Oldest known hiker, eh? I hiked with an 80 year...

    Oldest known hiker, eh? I hiked with an 80 year old German a few years back. He almost made it all the way, he basically just ran out of time in Vermont.

    Dang, I'm only 12 years away from 80...
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    The thread title should be changed to "retiring"...

    The thread title should be changed to "retiring" instead of "resigning". Slight difference in meaning.
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    My Limmers with the classic Vibram lug soles...

    My Limmers with the classic Vibram lug soles stuck to everything. Could walk straight up wet ledge. Sadly, my knees can't handle 5 pounds of boots on my feet anymore.
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    It's getting darn near impossible to find a shoe...

    It's getting darn near impossible to find a shoe which with stick to wet ledge, which is a serious problem hiking in the Whites, as we have a lot of wet ledge, and it's often steep.
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    Yep, going SOBO from Bear Mt is a bear. Water...

    Yep, going SOBO from Bear Mt is a bear. Water will be scarce and to make the trail interesting, they made it go up and over everything they could find to put in the way. But once past Agony Grind, it...
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    Getting a very early start from the Valley Way...

    Getting a very early start from the Valley Way tent site you should be able to make Neuman tent site okay. It also allows you to take your time and take lots and lots of pictures. Just don't waste...
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    The spot on the Jewel trail is way, way, way down...

    The spot on the Jewel trail is way, way, way down off the ridge and as Peakbagger said, it's a toilet pit. It's seems a lot farther then 0.6 miles. And being the only spot and being well known, what...
  10. I seem to remember reading bears have fairly poor...

    I seem to remember reading bears have fairly poor eyesight. Spotting a bag in a tree in the dark is a stretch. Some bears in the ADK's learned to sniff out the rope holding the bag and deal with that...
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    You will want to take the 9AM shuttle from the...

    You will want to take the 9AM shuttle from the Highland center to the Valley Way which arrives at 10:05. (book a room at the Highland Center. You'll need to stay somewhere the night before and the...
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    An issue which just occurred to me is that this...

    An issue which just occurred to me is that this format is more suited to desktop PC's then it is for phones and a lot of people now use a phone exclusively. Trailjournals was a real pain to use with...
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    Well, there are currently 534 people viewing WB....

    Well, there are currently 534 people viewing WB. Not too bad for early in the morning on a holiday. A bit down from the record of 9,500+ one day in 2015.

    But yea, not a lot of new interesting...
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    Just make sure the tree your using can support...

    Just make sure the tree your using can support you. A guy got killed hammocking in the Whites a few days ago when the tree he was hung from fell over and crushed him!
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    Well, starting again is part of the adventure. ...

    Well, starting again is part of the adventure.

    Trying to find a partner before hand who wants to do the same section at the same time as you do seems like too much trouble, given the low chance...
  16. It will be difficult to find space for that many...

    It will be difficult to find space for that many tents and you can bet you won't be the only ones there. Groups are suppose to be limited to no more then 10, including adults, to avoid over crowding...
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    The area may still be officially closed for mud...

    The area may still be officially closed for mud season, which should end this weekend. My guess is it has been in frequent use all along.
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    Tequila has a pretty good buzz to weight ratio....

    Tequila has a pretty good buzz to weight ratio. Plus you never have to filter water again. A couple of shots will kill off any nasties in your tummy.
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    The ATC did not "close" the AT. The NPS and the...

    The ATC did not "close" the AT. The NPS and the states did. All the ATC did was stop issuing pack tags, certificates and encouraged people to stay home. COViD had no affect on the AT? Maybe enough...
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    Sadly, it's attitudes like this which is why we...

    Sadly, it's attitudes like this which is why we still have a pandemic and that it has lasted as long as it has.
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    If you try to hike the day after arriving, you...

    If you try to hike the day after arriving, you will notice. A lot of factors determine how much you notice. At best, you will definitely be short of breath and gasping for air. Take it slow. At every...
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    My 13 year old NeoAir is still going after...

    My 13 year old NeoAir is still going after countless nights in the woods. With care, it should last indefinitely.
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    No doubt it was suppose to say "set up tents near...

    No doubt it was suppose to say "set up tents near the shelter"
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    You could download the printable WhiteBlaze pages...

    You could download the printable WhiteBlaze pages pdf right now for $2.00 - Just saying....
    (see banner ad at top of page)
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    It's possible, but not likely that there are...

    It's possible, but not likely that there are guided hikes are available. The park is highly regulated and just getting in is a challenge. Doing it spur of the moment as your in the area is the most...
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