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    Should've got his license plate info and reported...

    Should've got his license plate info and reported it to the appropriate ranger/forest station.
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    It just takes practice to read topos and after...

    It just takes practice to read topos and after looking at them day after day you'll be able to read the landscape by looking at that map almost better than looking around. On the CDT I had both 11x17...
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    After watching the online reports, listening to...

    After watching the online reports, listening to experienced hikers from the West Coast, and etc I'm gonna be pushing back my start date from the 26th to sometime between the 10-17th of July. I'm...
  4. Thread: Trees/Sticks

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    Lot of areas without trees - the NM desert, Great...

    Lot of areas without trees - the NM desert, Great Basin in Wyoming, about anything over 10k in elevation (dunno if you enjoy sleep high up, I do)... if you are handy, sure, you could probably get...
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    When I started the CDT June 27, 2015 I was...

    When I started the CDT June 27, 2015 I was snow-free for the most part. The route I chose (with help from a knowledgeable ranger) missed any big postholing sections but still took me over some snowy...
  6. Ive had only one delay in my past two thrus, and...

    Ive had only one delay in my past two thrus, and that was at the USPS Station within Yellowstone National Park. Had to spend an extra night at the campground in the middle of tourist season. At least...
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    Not banking on it, but I seriously hope a lasting...

    Not banking on it, but I seriously hope a lasting warm front comes through the area sometime in the next two months. I really, really don't want to postpone my start date.

    With that said Mother...
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    I was going to try something a little different,...

    I was going to try something a little different, knowing that Ill be bringing a pack full of food from home.

    I was thinking of starting from Rainy Pass and hiking north to the border which should...
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    That's really hospitable of y'all - I just don't...

    That's really hospitable of y'all - I just don't know if that would be the best option if I'm trying to get to Rainy (or Harts, if possible) Pass since I'd have to hitch/get a bus south to...
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    Althought the PCT and CDT are two different...

    Althought the PCT and CDT are two different beasts, the CDT has many cold nights going Sobo and my 20 degree Sierra Designs Zissou kept me plenty warm the entire trail.
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    Convertible pants. They're nice in the desert...

    Convertible pants. They're nice in the desert because you can use them either way (Id always do the short option on the CDT) and then at night when it gets cold (because it's the desert) I'd zip on...
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    Bumpity bump bump.

    Bumpity bump bump.
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    N. Cascades Highway (20) Motels/Hotels

    So Ill be flying into Seattle in late June to start my sobo hike. Ive already planned on greyhounding it up to Sedro-Woolley and from there using the Skaggit transit to get all the way to Concrete....
  14. Thread: Sobo 17'?

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    You might be able to pull of an early August hike...

    You might be able to pull of an early August hike - but Im sure youd hit a lot of snow in the San Juans and have to go the Creede route. I started June 27th and hit snow in the San Juans, and it was...
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    June 27th!

    June 27th!
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    And that's why I head Southbound!

    And that's why I head Southbound!
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    Yeah, I really wanted to start mid June from the...

    Yeah, I really wanted to start mid June from the Canadian border but as of now it looks like a end of June/beginning of July start date. I'll keep my eye on things - hopefully it will melt fast...
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    Thanks guys!

    Thanks guys!
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    Whoops! Meant 2015 thru, not 2016.

    Whoops! Meant 2015 thru, not 2016.
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    2015 Thru Hike Vid

    So I was busy/lazy almost all of 2016 (getting a new job, moving, not having a great computer for video editing) but finally put together all my favorite clips from the 2016 CDT thru. Without further...
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    Really depends on the weather/snow pack. On...

    Really depends on the weather/snow pack. On average at the start of my previous two thrus (AT/CDT) I averaged 16-21 miles. With that said, my two starts for those trails were Katahdin (when I was a...
  22. Thread: CDT Sobo

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    Hey there FrogLegz! I thru hiked the CDT...

    Hey there FrogLegz!

    I thru hiked the CDT southbound in 2015 and it was an amazing experience. Here a few things that I can say about heading in that direction:

    - Montana is beautiful in the...
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    Wow lumberjaime...

    Wow lumberjaime that's awesome that we were both on the AT the same year! Yeah, I was at least a month behind you so we probably never crossed paths. I finished December 17 (I was taking a lot of 0's...
  24. For those ending SoBo in 2017 - Lordsburg or Columbus?

    There was a lot of talk about which trail to take at the end of my hike - the Lordsburg route or the Columbus route. I started this thread to give me two cents on the subject as I couldn't find...
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    Met him twice out on the CDT that year. Once in...

    Met him twice out on the CDT that year. Once in Helena, where he and two other hikers helped me with a hitch, and another time right before the Wind River Range. He was a great guy.
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