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    As someone who has been hiking in the Sierra...

    As someone who has been hiking in the Sierra Nevada since the early 90's, all the printed material back then showed the official trail crossing Hwy 120 to go by the historical cabin over there and...
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    If I was section hiking, how would I know how to...

    If I was section hiking, how would I know how to get to the trail or get off if I didn't research it? Just stick out my thumb and tell the driver to take me to the AT at the airport?

    Planning a...
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    I'd recommend some sort of map, even one you find...

    I'd recommend some sort of map, even one you find online. A lot of trail junctions are not marked JMT but instead tell you some major feature (lake name or pass name) is in the indicated direction. ...
  4. It's not just the weight of the pole, but the...

    It's not just the weight of the pole, but the diameter to achieve that weight that can make them more fragile. I hiked the PCT in 2009 with some 7+ oz/pair Titanium Goat poles which later, when...
  5. Thread: Camp shoes?

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    Forgot to mention another advantage to loosening...

    Forgot to mention another advantage to loosening your laces up at night, if you had to do a ford towards the end of the day where there is no chance they will dry out before dark, and the overnight...
  6. Thread: Camp shoes?

    by Miner
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    This is almost what I do, I tie the laces very...

    This is almost what I do, I tie the laces very very loosely so I can just slip my feet into my trail runners easily when I need to get up and take care of any business in the middle of the night....
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    If you are going to fly with your gear, get a...

    If you are going to fly with your gear, get a direct flight. I recall a flight to New Hampshire and had a 1.5 hour layover in NY. Well, my checked luggage didn't arrive with me and didn't see it...
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    You can mail it to a Post Office that accepts...

    You can mail it to a Post Office that accepts general delivery and pick it up during their business hours. I believe UPS allows shipping packages to CVS and FedEx to walgreens. Something to look...
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    Please don't call DCF by the shortend Dyneema. ...

    Please don't call DCF by the shortend Dyneema. Dyneema can refer to many different fabrics and not just the renamed cuben fiber. It confuses some of us who remember when some people used to call...
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    Both San Bernardino and Cleveland NF have a ban...

    Both San Bernardino and Cleveland NF have a ban on dispersed (i.e. non campground) camping due to high fire danger, not covid related. We had numerous forest fires this year. Current ban is set to...
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    If you find them comfortable, find a shoe with a...

    If you find them comfortable, find a shoe with a similar drop. I currently use both the Moab and Brooks Cascadia 14s depending on where and when I'm hiking. The moab provide better protection and...
  12. Can't comment on the Hayduke trail, but I do a...

    Can't comment on the Hayduke trail, but I do a lot of hiking in the southwest in desert like areas. You want to keep your feet as cool as possible. The temperature within a few inches of the ground...
  13. When I plan a trip, I plan on a conservative...

    When I plan a trip, I plan on a conservative average daily mileage where one day may be less or more depending on the terrain. I may end up with a higher average, but my food won't run out and I...
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    All I say is I sectioned hiked Maine to northern...

    All I say is I sectioned hiked Maine to northern Mass from late August through mid October in 2012. Had great hiking weather until I entered NH. Was wet at least part of very day but 2 until I came...
  15. I have seen a few areas with mosquitoes after...

    I have seen a few areas with mosquitoes after labor day, but those areas are short and far in between. Not something I'd worry about. Nights will be cold, especially at altitude. I'd plan on...
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    As I often Cowboy Camp or use a tarp, shoes are...

    As I often Cowboy Camp or use a tarp, shoes are always outside. I do have the habit of picking them up and banging on the front and bottom of them while holding them upside down to dislodge anything...
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    For those thinking of taking a bus to Lone Pine...

    For those thinking of taking a bus to Lone Pine or Bishop from Independence, note the bus does not run everyday of the week. You may have to hitch if you don't want to stay in town. I've only gone...
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    I've seen the question of electronics come up...

    I've seen the question of electronics come up every few years. It isn't a new debate, but it's become a larger part of peoples hikes for many, and more intrusive for others, as smartphones became...
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    Dehydrated food like Mountain House and hand...

    Dehydrated food like Mountain House and hand sanitizer are becoming hard to find, so there is already an impact on hikers. There are people trying to resell at a huge markeup. If the fears don't...
  20. Yeah, I saw someone post on another forum that he...

    Yeah, I saw someone post on another forum that he was taking them down at the end of the year, so I made sure I had all the latest ones and told all my trail friends to grab them while they could. I...
  21. Thread: rain kilts

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    Here are a couple of different versions. I used...

    Here are a couple of different versions. I used several of them.


    I always liked the Etowah's (they use to make them for other cottage manufacturers years ago). Also check out their bright...
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    I suspect this will take a couple of years to...

    I suspect this will take a couple of years to work out. First there has to be a determination for responsibility (all RR fault or perhaps some other factor/party has partial). Then there has to be...
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    Gila River Conditions in 2nd Half Nov

    What would the conditions be in New Mexico along the Gila alternate route up to Pie Town in the 2nd half of November? From what I can gather, this is a transitional period, but I don't know what...
  24. The high sierra camps don't really effect a PCT...

    The high sierra camps don't really effect a PCT hiker. They are tent camps that paying guest can stay at in a tent cabin on a cot and get served breakfast and dinner while getting a boxed lunch. ...
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    If you are talking about hiking from Campo To San...

    If you are talking about hiking from Campo To San Jacinto in August, I would ask you reconsider. The only way I'd consider hiking it then would be hiking at night for most of it. Then there is the...
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