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  1. Thread: Ruin my Fun

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    You can also buy strap pads at REI and others to...

    You can also buy strap pads at REI and others to make it more comfortable.
  2. Worth the effort. Hauling out the trash and...

    Worth the effort. Hauling out the trash and maybe saving a life or two.
  3. Cut the damn bus up, get a chopper and yank it...

    Cut the damn bus up, get a chopper and yank it out of there. Problem solved.
  4. As has been pointed out earlier, the Army of...

    As has been pointed out earlier, the Army of Northern Virginia waded across and back twice, a little upstream from there.
  5. Thread: Pawling, NY

    by Old Grouse
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    Just to be clear for those who may not know. The...

    Just to be clear for those who may not know. The Appalachian Trail train station is a whistlestop platform with weekend service only. It's a couple of miles north of Pawling's town center, so...
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    Reminds me of the way to get rid of body lice...

    Reminds me of the way to get rid of body lice which I "learned" in the Army. Shave half your crotch and light the remaining hair on fire, then stab them with an ice pick when they come running out. ...
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    All true. OTOH, it can be very helpful, and...

    All true. OTOH, it can be very helpful, and isn’t too early, to seek one or two “partners in crime” to help plan, maybe to practice hike, and to maintain motivation.
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    Amen and amen.

    Amen and amen.
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    My grandfather, a crusty old New Hampshire...

    My grandfather, a crusty old New Hampshire farmer, used to say of rocky ground, "The Devil really tipped his apron when he came through here."
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    Big cats are not the only large mammals living in...

    Big cats are not the only large mammals living in these forests that people refuse to recognize.

    Tell us more, don't tease us.
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    Or the opposite?

    Or the opposite?
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    If DT is truly concerned about Permethrin...

    If DT is truly concerned about Permethrin treatment degrading the sock's life to the point of endangering their lifetime warranty, they could offer a reduced warranty for their treated items. If you...
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    Here is exactly what the DT rep said: “We do not...

    Here is exactly what the DT rep said: “We do not offer treated socks because chemicals such as Permethrin and deet [sic] are known to damage the wool fibers and compromise the structural integrity...
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    Darn Tough Socks with Permethrin?

    In my experience ticks love to climb aboard on your lower leg and then work their way up to some moist out-of-the-way spot. Socks and/or gaiters treated with Permethrin are a good first defense. ...
  15. Maybe it's time for the authority having...

    Maybe it's time for the authority having jurisdiction to declare the bus an attractive nuisance and yank it out of there.
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    How about a Chinook (state dog of New Hampshire)?...

    How about a Chinook (state dog of New Hampshire)? Similar attributes to those of a husky.
  17. Photos are always helpful.

    Photos are always helpful.
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    . Wingdale NY is an "acquired taste," But if...

    . Wingdale NY is an "acquired taste,"

    But if you find yourself in Wingdale, at least go to Big W's Barbeque. 2.5 miles north of the Appalachian Trail station (so south of the Wingdale station), ...
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    They’re pretty rugged. I don’t think you should...

    They’re pretty rugged. I don’t think you should have a problem.
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    https://ih1.redbubble.net/image.284437718.2457/raf...

    https://ih1.redbubble.net/image.284437718.2457/raf,750x1000,075,t,fafafa:ca443f4786.jpgWoody Guthrie's guitar was dangerous.
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    A jerk at the end of a line waiting for a jerk at...

    A jerk at the end of a line waiting for a jerk at the other end of the line.
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    Do what you want and don't worry about taking the...

    Do what you want and don't worry about taking the grips back off. After 12 years, they've already been fully amortized and owe you nothing. Everything going forward is a gift.
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    There's always a lot of well deserved talk about...

    There's always a lot of well deserved talk about the Type A lifestyle here in the Northeast. But it isn't necessarily constant or universal, even here. There's often a circumstantial component. ...
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    10 mile is nice when the fireflies come out in...

    10 mile is nice when the fireflies come out in the little meadow out front. Also Silverhill campsite can be very pleasant.
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    The trails should be fine, although probably...

    The trails should be fine, although probably muddy in places depending on the weather in the few days before your hike. It's a great time to be out on that section.
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