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  1. Hi Congratulations on hiking the LT. I have...

    Hi
    Congratulations on hiking the LT. I have not had time to watched all your videos but the ones I have watched are very well done. Great job, thanks for posting. They bring back fond memories...
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    I thru hike the LT NOBO last summer. I very much...

    I thru hike the LT NOBO last summer. I very much appreciated Big Cranky and Dragonfly's excellent Trail Journal. It helped a great deal with my planning.

    At 64, I also wanted to hike the...
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    I was dropped off in Williamston MA. Then took a...

    I was dropped off in Williamston MA. Then took a bus home from Rutland and drove my car up and left it across the street from the Inn at Long Trail and just continued hiking north. When I was about...
  4. I thru hiked the LT last year Nobo. I used my Z...

    I thru hiked the LT last year Nobo. I used my Z packs bear bag every night, worked well. 40 degree quilt may be marginal, my hike was July/Aug and my sleep system is good into the upper 20's and I...
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    Ticks, dog & deer are out in full force here in...

    Ticks, dog & deer are out in full force here in W. MA. 4 of us picked off a dozen or more yesterday. Recent warm weather has turned them them on.
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    Picked 5 deer ticks off me just walking in the...

    Picked 5 deer ticks off me just walking in the back yard last Sunday. 10 miles west of the AT/I 90 crossing in Becket, MA http://www.caryinstitute.org/science-program/research-projects/tick-project
  7. At the end of my LT Nobo thru hike last year, I...

    At the end of my LT Nobo thru hike last year, I was very lucky to have a local pick me up, put me up for the night and the next day drive me to my car parked at the Inn at Long Trail. Great way to...
  8. In May of 2013, I was southbound in NH. Just...

    In May of 2013, I was southbound in NH. Just North of Trapper John shelter, as I was going up Moose Mtn, I came upon a "stomach" laying in the middle of the trail. At first I thought it was the...
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    Hi Guthook, I thru hiked the LT last year and...

    Hi Guthook, I thru hiked the LT last year and have used your app on the AT in NH, VT, MA & CT. I really like your app and give it very high marks. I use an Iphone and really have not had any issues....
  10. I completed an LT thru hike NOBO last Aug. I...

    I completed an LT thru hike NOBO last Aug. I carried a hammock and only spent one night in a shelter due to camping prohibited at that shelter. Some shelters/camps are very nice, most not so much. ...
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    During my LT thru last summer, I heard what...

    During my LT thru last summer, I heard what turned out to be a Saw Whet Owl. Initially it had the hairs on the back of my neck standing up. I was at Corliss Camp as well. Owls make many different...
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    My daughter just introduced me to "reuseable heat...

    My daughter just introduced me to "reuseable heat packs" https://www.amazon.com/HEAT-WAVE-Instant-Reusable-Warmers/dp/B000E48LVM for example.
    The cons are they are pricey, a little heavy and only...
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    Yes they are timber rattlers, The picture in my...

    Yes they are timber rattlers, The picture in my original post was the fourth one I saw that day not far from the AT is Western MA. The one that is coiled and rattling was spooked by a deer I had...
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    35334 Just enjoy the experience and let them be.

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    Just enjoy the experience and let them be.
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    Hi Rain Man Congratulations on your daughter...

    Hi Rain Man
    Congratulations on your daughter completeing grad school (which one?), my oldest graduated from, Emerson. I live in MA just west of the I90/AT crossing and may be able to shuttle...
  16. I am going to hike from Dalton to Sages Ravine,...

    I am going to hike from Dalton to Sages Ravine, just waiting for the arrival of our first grandchild before heading out. If your out and about the latter part of April, I'm game. I live 10 miles...
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    I have the same set-up, WBBB 1.7 dbl, Yeti and...

    I have the same set-up, WBBB 1.7 dbl, Yeti and Momba and Maccat spinul tarp total 4 lbs 12 oz. I use a sea to summit event compression sack (4.3 oz) for the TQ and UQ and use my Circut. My tarp...
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    +1 O'tom tick twister

    +1 O'tom tick twister
  19. First of all, the Undermountian Trailhead is not...

    First of all, the Undermountian Trailhead is not hard to get to and offers plenty of parking for upwards of 10 cars answers the OP question. Jug End road (dirt road, secluded) maybe 3 on the side of...
  20. If you wish to park on East st. (dirt road), as...

    If you wish to park on East st. (dirt road), as described in the link above, access is only from the north. East St. at the MA/CT line is blocked with jersey barriers until after mud season,...
  21. Here is a link to my trip report from April,...

    Here is a link to my trip report from April, 2015. https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/110814-Conn-AT-Trail-Conditions?highlight=Ct+trip+report

    Personally, I wouldn't be concerned with...
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    Every year is different. In 2010, I hiked SOBO...

    Every year is different. In 2010, I hiked SOBO starting Memorial day weekend from Katahdin, a very dry, early spring - no black flies or skeeters. I only used deet twice. 2009, my daughter and...
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    Very wise decision, from Hanover to Katahdin -...

    Very wise decision, from Hanover to Katahdin - Aug-Oct they are most helpful.
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    I apologize if I offended you, that was not my...

    I apologize if I offended you, that was not my intent at all. As stated, I respect your opinion, please be respectful of mine.

    Thanks
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    I think you hit the nail on the head, you...

    I think you hit the nail on the head, you "imagine" on how to use poles without straps. Not trying to start a fight I respect your opinion and experience. I am just explaining what works for me and...
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