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    Man that pack looks massive even for you! It...

    Man that pack looks massive even for you! It makes Patman's look like a day pack in comparison.

    I'd say you were a pretty "productive citizen" doing all that trail maintenance. Thanks for your...
  2. Thread: Camp shoes?

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    Got my Kilkenny flats this week. They don't save...

    Got my Kilkenny flats this week. They don't save as much weight vs. the Crocs as I hoped - only 25g less. I ordered the same size as my boots (12) and they fit fine. I still plan on giving them a...
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    This is brilliant. I just ordered a pair and am...

    This is brilliant. I just ordered a pair and am going to give them a try. I've been using Crocs for years but they are clunky and not that light. The other nice thing abut the XC flats is they...
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    I flew into Atlanta when I did the southernmost...

    I flew into Atlanta when I did the southernmost section of the trail and checked my pack as luggage. I didn't put it inside another bag but If I remember correctly the airline had a big plastic bag...
  5. Another consideration for summiting Katahdin -...

    Another consideration for summiting Katahdin - looks like you're planning on a Saturday. I would guess it would be less crowded on a weekday but don't know for sure. I summited on a Wednesday in...
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    Well that's encouraging at least. Glad your...

    Well that's encouraging at least. Glad your issues have generally resolved on their own. My knee is structurally ok - not much risk of it completely blowing out. Just some osteo-arthritis type...
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    Thanks for posting the report and pics Tipi -...

    Thanks for posting the report and pics Tipi - always fun to follow your adventures!

    I'm curious if you ever have any knee issues carrying such heavy loads and, if so, how do you manage them? I...
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    Congratulations from a fellow section hiker! ...

    Congratulations from a fellow section hiker! Cherish the memories and keep on hiking!
  9. Since finishing the AT, I've been doing a lot of...

    Since finishing the AT, I've been doing a lot of relatively close-by shorter trails in PA - Laurel Highlands, Allegheny Front, Black Forest, West Rim and the Long Trail in VT. These are shorter than...
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    Congrats from a fellow section hiker. I'm sure...

    Congrats from a fellow section hiker. I'm sure you'll reflect back fondly on your experience for the rest of your life.
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    I used mail drops a few times while section...

    I used mail drops a few times while section hiking. My only regret is not realizing that a U.S. Post office may not accept packages from UPS. I learned this the hard way after arriving in Caratunk,...
  12. The AFT is a much easier trail than the BFT (but...

    The AFT is a much easier trail than the BFT (but still a nice hike).
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    The scene: Morgan Stewart Shelter - July 2002 ...

    The scene: Morgan Stewart Shelter - July 2002

    After dinner, I headed back the trail to the privy and then into the woods to take a leak. Walking through the woods to get back to the trail, I...
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    whole wheat couscous, dehydrated chopped carrots,...

    whole wheat couscous, dehydrated chopped carrots, dehydrated peas, cashews, raisins, curry powder, salt (optional). No cooking needed - just add water a couple hours before eating.
  15. Way to go Rain Man from a fellow section hiker. ...

    Way to go Rain Man from a fellow section hiker. I've followed your exploits for some time on White Blaze and am very happy you were able to get it done!

    PS - I'm finding trail crews are a great...
  16. I finished the trail in late July 2015 with the...

    I finished the trail in late July 2015 with the Wilderness and Katahdin as my last section. Below are some considerations I took into account when making my plans:

    - Time of year: After the...
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    As a runner, I've had several episodes of plantar...

    As a runner, I've had several episodes of plantar fasciitis. In one case, it took 9 months to resolve. The calf stretching can help but if there is a mechanical issue with your foot that is...
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    Thanks for the video Cooker! Looks like you had...

    Thanks for the video Cooker! Looks like you had some great weather on that trip. I'm planning on hitting the Long Trail this summer but will keep the NPT in the back of my mind for a possible...
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    Bald Mt. Pond 35743 Flame Azalea 35744

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    The two most important features to me are:...

    The two most important features to me are: liquid-filled housing (to dampen the needle movement) and rotatable bezel (useful for taking bearings). Silva & Suunto both make good models. You mentioned...
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    This is heartbreaking. I section hiked this area...

    This is heartbreaking. I section hiked this area 3-4 weeks after Gerry went missing and spent a lot of time thinking about her and wondering what could have gone wrong. It haunts me to know that...
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    I power-hiked the Batona Trail about 5 years ago...

    I power-hiked the Batona Trail about 5 years ago with a friend. We did the entire trail from Ongs Hat to Bass River in about 20 hours. It is a fun little trail - about the easiest hiking you will...
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    Finished up the AT last summer so I'm going to...

    Finished up the AT last summer so I'm going to explore some other trails. Hiking the Laurel Highlands Trail in western PA in May. Should be a nice easy 70 mile jaunt.
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    SHS Section Hiker Scum

    SHS

    Section Hiker Scum
  25. I think a better option is to camp along Dismal...

    I think a better option is to camp along Dismal Creek Falls a little to the north. There are some good tent sites there and it's not as close to the road.

    Or you could do like me and camp at...
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