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    Planning changes for the Desert section

    I am sure this will be popping up everywhere there are links to help with planning a PCT thru, but I will put them down here as well so folks have another chance to note them.

    1. Scout and Frodo,...
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    Jeeze! This used to be a more frisky place. I...

    Jeeze! This used to be a more frisky place.

    I fully expected the first response to be something along the lines of "All thru hikers are some kind of Outlaw so just go the fully Monty and rob a...
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    Re: Dogwoods description of how to use poles. ...

    Re: Dogwoods description of how to use poles. This is exactly how Justin Lichter describes how he uses poles. He was also a cross country ski racer and he actually gave a figure about how much...
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    You always want to be in balance (easier said...

    You always want to be in balance (easier said than done of course), so you want to be neutral. That being said all you have to do is watch people going down hill and you can often tell that they are...
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    Hah! Me too. Politically incorrect today but I...

    Hah! Me too. Politically incorrect today but I was pretending I was an Indian (I'm a little more Native American than Warren at least - lol).
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    Lots of good stuff above. I think there is...

    Lots of good stuff above. I think there is something I can add.

    It relates to the 'gliding' comment of Dogwood's about Skurka and that he looks like he glides. This type of walking is what I am...
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    Come on now. I didn't say anything like the...

    Come on now. I didn't say anything like the bolded points above.

    Just the opposite in fact. There are cost benefits to every piece of gear. Especially for older folks with all of the issues...
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    I learned how things got so weird with the...

    I learned how things got so weird with the numbers like Colo-Rob had.

    Many tech savy users used a Chrome browser extension called SessionBox and entered the que many times. I read of one guy who...
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    Nasty boy aren't you. Hope it makes you feel...

    Nasty boy aren't you. Hope it makes you feel better.

    I stand by what I said. You do need to think about this more.

    Doing thousands of miles does not make you an expert - you have to have...
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    4688 Ouch! There must have been a lot of folks...

    4688 Ouch! There must have been a lot of folks who could not wait and bailed on the que. I processed at 1 hr 40 mins so most of the folks in between us must have left because they could not get the...
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    Sorry, but you might want to think about this a...

    Sorry, but you might want to think about this a bit more.

    This is a site which is constantly full of newbies. Many of us go out of our way to help educate them. This is a teaching example of...
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    2020 Permit Que contest

    Well I jumped in line just before 10:30 to get my 2020 permit for the 29th Oct signup. Anyone logging in before 10:30 was randomly assigned a place in line at 10:30 and then everyone after to the...
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    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/images/Eloquent/miscg...

    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/images/Eloquent/miscgreen/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by thestin https://whiteblaze.net/forum/images/Eloquent/buttonsgreen/viewpost-right.png
    I believe that the...
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    John B I envy you to some extent. I never...

    John B

    I envy you to some extent. I never even knew my father had been in the service until I was about 15. My mother was not allowed to speak of it (she served as an Army nurse in the war) and...
  15. I was told a few days ago by the saleswoman...

    I was told a few days ago by the saleswoman selling me a pair of Topo's that the founder of Topo was one of the founders of Altra and started Topo due to disagreements with the other owners of Altra...
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    Additionally. The 106th Infantry Div also...

    Additionally.

    The 106th Infantry Div also fought at the Battle of the Bulge. It was sort of overrun and scattered and 2 of its regiments had to surrender to the Germans thus they lost almost 50%...
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    I notice that you have received posts which...

    I notice that you have received posts which indicate there are 2 insignia on the uniform for Division service. They mean different things.

    The Division insignia on the left sleeve was the unit...
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    Really? I would disagree with you. I would...

    Really? I would disagree with you.

    I would add in one of the down hoodie's for use with the quilt and a thick pair of sleeping socks. But with those and his other gear...He has a puffy,...
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    https://www.thermarest.com/quilts-and-blankets/cam...

    https://www.thermarest.com/quilts-and-blankets/camp-quilts/vela-double-32f0c-quilt/10704.html?srd=true

    https://enlightenedequipment.com/accomplice-stock/
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    I have been using Altras for 4 years or so. Many...

    I have been using Altras for 4 years or so. Many pairs. The slight delamination on the toe guards has been a constant. It is clear at this point that Altra does not think this is an issue which...
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    So a bit of data on this weird issue of mine. ...

    So a bit of data on this weird issue of mine.

    For the last 10 days I have only been wearing my Nikes for everything. As I took those 10 days off from my volunteer job as well I also have not worn...
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    I have a prescription. I broke 4 vertebrae in an...

    I have a prescription. I broke 4 vertebrae in an accident some years ago and have 2 ruptured discs still. On occasion when hiking they hurt like crazy - they are not fond of backpacks full of water.
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    Another cautionary tale - broken leg

    Another interesting tale from which lessons can be learned.

    He would have appreciated having those oxy tablets I carry in my first aid kit :cool: Or a SPOT perhaps. But good on him for not giving...
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    A bit to add about the PCT. It is a very...

    A bit to add about the PCT. It is a very different animal than the AT. In perfect conditions and situations this does not matter that much. Folks get in 'discussions' all the time about which trail...
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    Ok I guess I owe some explanation. But I first...

    Ok I guess I owe some explanation. But I first want to say that one needs to look at this like we would look at an account in the American Alpine Journal of a climb which turned into a disaster and...
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