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    Like this: 33253

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    Off in summer, on in winter (when there's snow on...

    Off in summer, on in winter (when there's snow on the ground).
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    I hammocked my entire thru in 2009. Never had a...

    I hammocked my entire thru in 2009. Never had a problem finding a place to hang. After a while set-up and take down were simple habit, just like setting up and striking a tent will be once you've...
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    There's always something to sit on. A rock. A...

    There's always something to sit on. A rock. A log. The ground.
  5. There is no shelter at Bourne Pond. Years ago...

    There is no shelter at Bourne Pond. Years ago there were two, then there was one, and now there are none.

    There are places to tent or hammock.
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    Except it's Cuben, not Cuban.

    Except it's Cuben, not Cuban.
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    During warm weather I have one very light...

    During warm weather I have one very light synthetic shirt and a pair of running shorts that I wear to hike in, every day. Each evening when I get to camp I wash and change into my sleeping clothes,...
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    He's cruising! He's halfway up the scramble...

    He's cruising! He's halfway up the scramble between Katahdin Stream Falls and Hunts Peak.
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    He just passed Katahdin Stream Falls. From here...

    He just passed Katahdin Stream Falls. From here on up is where it starts to get more vertical, and you do all that boulder scrambling.
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    Wet days are good for making miles. There's not...

    Wet days are good for making miles. There's not much else to do. Sitting around on mountain peaks and overlooks isn't very pleasant, so you might as well just keep walking.
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    I thru'ed in my Hennessey Hammock in 2009, and...

    I thru'ed in my Hennessey Hammock in 2009, and spent every single night in it except through the Smokies, where shelter use is mandatory.

    I used the underpad and undercover, along with a 20 degree...
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    I used a large flat-rate box for my bounce box. I...

    I used a large flat-rate box for my bounce box. I kept a netbook computer for use during town stops. I bounced warm weather gear (gloves, hat, extra thermal shirt) for use through the Smokies and...
  13. I know some consider this crazy, but when I liked...

    I know some consider this crazy, but when I liked through GSMNP I had my pad mailed to me, then I followed the rules and slept in the shelters. After the park I mailed the pad back home and went back...
  14. That's when you finish the run with frozen hands...

    That's when you finish the run with frozen hands because the gloves have been pressed into other service.
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    And if you take one day per week off then you...

    And if you take one day per week off then you have to add 3+ miles to each of the other six days to maintain your average. And if you get shin splints or an infected blister or tweak a knee and have...
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    Citadel Spread! I haven't heard or seen that...

    Citadel Spread! I haven't heard or seen that mentioned in years. Now you're taking me back...
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    Pizza at Pen-Mar Park, 2009. 28655

    Pizza at Pen-Mar Park, 2009.

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  18. When I hiked the Tully Trail I hung my hammock in...

    When I hiked the Tully Trail I hung my hammock in the area of the shelter.

    The Tully makes a nice loop, but if you start from the campground parking lot it's a bit lopsided, giving you something...
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    1) Pitch your tarp low and tight. 2) Climb into...

    1) Pitch your tarp low and tight.
    2) Climb into your hammock.
    3) Go to sleep.
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    Well done! I am always surprised by how many...

    Well done!

    I am always surprised by how many specific spots I recognize from my own thru-hike.
  21. With my Hennessey I use SMC Descender rings and...

    With my Hennessey I use SMC Descender rings and CAMP Nano 23 carabiners.
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    27871 This should give you some idea of the...

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    This should give you some idea of the size.
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    I posted this in the straight-forward section...

    I posted this in the straight-forward section hoping people could simply answer the question and spare me from all the chest beating.

    Congratulations to everyone who can hike the HMW in 7 days. I...
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    Um. Yeah. Obviously.

    Um. Yeah. Obviously.
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    Hundred Mile Wilderness Resupply Options

    I have a friend who is planning a 10-day section hike of the HMW, and he called me asking for advice on possible resupply options. Well, it was 5 years ago, during my thru-hike, that I last hiked the...
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