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    Bourbon...

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  2. love me some ten mike mike

    love me some ten mike mike
  3. And we never wore the hip belt primarily to be...

    And we never wore the hip belt primarily to be able to ditch it quickly, secondarily because "one size fits few." 75lbs was the threshold for knowing if you got a "good one." Seemed at 75lb seams...
  4. Thanks Mike!

    Thanks Mike!
  5. Mike, There was a few large (>24") trees down,...

    Mike,

    There was a few large (>24") trees down, my apologies for not recalling exactly where. Definately not on the ALT or the scratch-o-matic former ALT lol. But it seems day 1 there was one that...
  6. Trip report Shining Rock loop 12-14 April

    Here's the report for the hike I was gathering info for here.

    Start/Finish at Black Balsam/Sam Knob trailhead at the end of paved USFS 816. Decent parking area with restrooms.Apprx 19mi loop, done...
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    Just picked up a new Circuit for one of my kids,...

    Just picked up a new Circuit for one of my kids, mine is 2007ish and starting to wear. Nice to see a new option to consider, I've never been a fan of pack covers.
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    OP, I will second that a section hiker can find...

    OP, I will second that a section hiker can find anything he/she needs here, even hiking partners. You can almost say the thruhiker specific forums are thruhiker specific and everything else is just...
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    Mike and Pat: great info compacted/packed in...

    Mike and Pat: great info compacted/packed in those posts, will break it down to suit my hike. I like that there is camping all over. I may let the kids do some route choosing and just set up when we...
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    Thanks everyone for your input!

    Thanks everyone for your input!
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    Thanks Tipi!

    Thanks Tipi!
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    TNhiker, Thanks for the bear cannister heads up....

    TNhiker, Thanks for the bear cannister heads up. We will be Mon-Tue-Wed so hopefully that helps a bit. I have a NatGeo trail map and am very comfortable with map and compass land nav. Will take a gps...
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    Great interaction with one of the owner's of ULA...

    Great interaction with one of the owner's of ULA last week, new pack on the way for one of my kids (she's adult sized). Still carrying my 2007 Circuit (and occasionally a Relay), corresponded w Brian...
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    Shining Rock hike

    Seeking wisdom and experience with the following route I plan on hiking in a couple of weeks with 2 of my kids. Strong hikers who love being "out." We will have a half day and two full hiking days....
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    I'll be leaving a vehicle there in a few days and...

    I'll be leaving a vehicle there in a few days and catching a shuttle. Seem very responsive to email and automatic shuttle webpage was easy to use.
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    Whoa. What a mess. We need some grizzly bears on...

    Whoa. What a mess. We need some grizzly bears on scene.
  17. Thread: Coffee

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    "Fresh" roasted coffee should "rest" for a few...

    "Fresh" roasted coffee should "rest" for a few days before being ground for optimal taste. I get mine roasted at time of order in the PNW and it's in my mailbox on the opposite corner of the country...
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    There were several tent sized sites within a...

    There were several tent sized sites within a stones throw of the twisted oak. That was several years ago but I can't imagine people stopped using them.
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    Poll: Had an issue Thermarest fail at the beginning of...

    Had an issue Thermarest fail at the beginning of a 4wk operation in asscrackistan in February 02. That really sucked.

    Had a non-self inflating one fail, while hiking, not catastrophically but...
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    Unless something changed, 82+ miles probably put...

    Unless something changed, 82+ miles probably put him starting at Deep Gap NC instead of the NC/GA line
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    We are similarly aged. I have the Contrail,...

    We are similarly aged. I have the Contrail, predecessor to the Protrail (PT looks to be better ventilated). There is crawling in/out involved but it packs so small/light that I consider it an...
  22. Thread: Coffee

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    Great! Will definitely check em out

    Great! Will definitely check em out
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    I used to scatter the grounds away from anywhere...

    I used to scatter the grounds away from anywhere someone would sit etc. Looks like dirt. At home every so often we put the grounds in the potted plants around the house. They seem to like it.
  24. Thread: Hiker shape

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    I'm coastal and it's FLAT. I walk w a 75lb pack...

    I'm coastal and it's FLAT. I walk w a 75lb pack in lieu of hills and a mug of coffee instead of poles. My hiking kit is usually just over 25#, IMO it works. With the temp/humidity currently I can...
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    I have done presses in the Nalgenes and the...

    I have done presses in the Nalgenes and the Jetboil which make fantastic field coffee. But, generally not fantastic enough to counteract the weight savings with the starbucks packets.

    Looks like...
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