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    I hiked a very pure A.T. thru hike in 1990 and it...

    I hiked a very pure A.T. thru hike in 1990 and it was great but I went back in 2002 for another thru hike and I took every blue blaze and checked out every beautiful spot along the trail. The second...
  2. Thread: Coldest temp

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    In 2002 the 3rd week of May when hikers were...

    In 2002 the 3rd week of May when hikers were leaving Trail Days both Damascugs and the Grayson Highlands were hit with an ice / snow storm and had temps in the 20's for a week.
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    I am very familiar with the.size and looks of a...

    I am very familiar with the.size and looks of a cougar and in 1990 I saw one on the A.T. when I was coming into Waynesboro. It was walking up the trail in front of of me. No one in town believed me...
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    The most damage I've seen to the trail was caused...

    The most damage I've seen to the trail was caused by horses.
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    In my opinion that is the prettiest section of...

    In my opinion that is the prettiest section of the southern A.T.
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    I'm not sure of the year but it was after my 2002...

    I'm not sure of the year but it was after my 2002 hike. There was an older couple that was thru hiking and just went from shelter to shelter each day. I remember them finishing in something like 13...
  7. Erwin to Laurel Creek Falls.

    Erwin to Laurel Creek Falls.
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    Totally depends on whether I'm camping or hiking....

    Totally depends on whether I'm camping or hiking. Hiking I pretty much stick to a minimum of 0*. Camping is a whole other subject. If I'm just out camping or car camping for relaxing in the woods...
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    Hot Springs to Grayson Highlands.

    Hot Springs to Grayson Highlands.
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    I always tip a shuttle. If you don't tip, don't...

    I always tip a shuttle. If you don't tip, don't expect a ride!
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    I turned my 0* Dow bag into a quilt. I removed...

    I turned my 0* Dow bag into a quilt. I removed the zipper and all draw chords and got the weight down to 22oz. I left the foot box intact. I sleep on a 1" self inflating Thermorest lite in summer and...
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    Bears on the A.T. are not dangerous. Check out...

    Bears on the A.T. are not dangerous. Check out black bear deaths in the U.S. over the past 20 years in North America.....25. Fatalities by dog attacks.......327. Beware of dogs on the trail.
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    As far as injury caused by a traumatic attack,...

    As far as injury caused by a traumatic attack, dogs are the worst when on the A.T. Thru hiked twice. Never heard of a bear attack. Only heard of 1 snake bite. Never heard of an attack by cattle....
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    good for you! I am 65 and have thru hiked twice....

    good for you! I am 65 and have thru hiked twice. A couple of things for thought. you are 59, stick with the Diva. I is a great pack and you dont have to pack it full but there are a few things that...
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    We had a ranger stop in at our "Trail Magic" this...

    We had a ranger stop in at our "Trail Magic" this year to check it out because he said that the ATC was getting concerned about thru hikers relying on "feeds" to hike. We were only giving out hot...
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    BIG difference between Trail Magic and Hiker...

    BIG difference between Trail Magic and Hiker Feeds!
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    I've owned 7 dogs in my life. I was also smart...

    I've owned 7 dogs in my life. I was also smart enough not to hike with them. Orient was retired after his thru hike because of the vets findings.
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    I usually buy nothing but down. If you are getting wet from sweat then you are not venting. If you get it wet from rain in the shelter,then you aren't sleeping with your head toward the opening of...
  19. I use a 0* quilt and will NEVER go back to a bag....

    I use a 0* quilt and will NEVER go back to a bag. I ground sleep, usually with a tarp but occasionally in tents. I lay straight on top of my sleeping pad and pull it over me. the bottom is boxed in...
  20. Thread: PA Section

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    go south to north.....not mid November.......you...

    go south to north.....not mid November.......you have turkey, bear and deer hunting seasons until 2nd week of December and then starting again the day after Christmas.
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    You have days that you want to hike and days that...

    You have days that you want to hike and days that you want to take a zero.....your dog has no way of saying no when he / she needs a zero. they might like to run on hiking trails and have fun, but...
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    New Knees please

    New Knees please
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    WOW! I have thru hiked twice and my total for the...

    WOW! I have thru hiked twice and my total for the most expensive hike was $2,800. Zero days can be expensive but not bad if you learn how and where to zero. I had 79 zero days my first year on a 191...
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    Used a tarp for 2 thru hikes and only needed deet...

    Used a tarp for 2 thru hikes and only needed deet for 2 nights each thru. Bugs were not a problem at all.
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    I was on my first thru hike of the A.T. for 3...

    I was on my first thru hike of the A.T. for 3 weeks before I found out that it was longer than 1,000 miles? Had never backpacked for more than 3 days prior to that.
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