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    PT Thru Hike Info

    I only recently learned of the Palmetto Trail and now think it would be a great winter thru hike. Trouble is, I'm having a hard time getting comprehensive info on water sources, resupply town...
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    YARTS bus sounds good. And if I can pick up some...

    YARTS bus sounds good. And if I can pick up some snacks, that's cool too. My understanding is that there is a USPO at TM also.
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    Shower in Yosemite?

    Howdy! Right now my plan is to pick up a resupply box in Tuolumne Meadows. Anyone know if I can get a bus at TM to go to the showers near Half Dome? If it's an easy do, it might be nice.
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    Good info. Thank you!

    Good info. Thank you!
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    I'll be hiking NOBO. From what I can see, there...

    I'll be hiking NOBO. From what I can see, there is only one public trans option. A shuttle from Millinocket to Bangor, then bus to Boston. Then bus from Boston to Gorham. Takes about 13-14 hours. ...
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    Katahdin to Gorham NH

    Hello! First let me say that I am grateful for the combined knowledge that WhiteBlaze provides through you all. I am planning to hike from Pinkham Notch to Katahdin in June. Mud, black flies and...
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    Cool! No rain, no Maine, right?

    Cool! No rain, no Maine, right?
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    Thank you all for the good info! Sorry to hear...

    Thank you all for the good info! Sorry to hear that May is supposed to be wet. Would love a dry-ish walk through Maine, but it is what it is.
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    Good to know. Maybe I'll just carry a couple...

    Good to know. Maybe I'll just carry a couple more days of food and make it to Rangeley.
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    Hitch into Andover Maine

    Hi! Doing a little planning for next month. I see there are two ways to get to Andover Maine: at MM 1932 on East B Hill Road, and 10 miles later at MM 1942 on South Arm Road. I am wondering which...
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    parking Waterton start

    I'll be starting a thru from Waterton in a few days and looking for parking alternatives. I'll give Sedalia RV a call, but was wondering if there are any alternatives in case that doesn't pan out. ...
  12. Oh, I was thinking treeline was around 10,000 ft....

    Oh, I was thinking treeline was around 10,000 ft. 11.5-12k is good news! Thanks!
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    CT gear choices

    So I plan to start the CT/SOBO on 31 July. Now that my gear is spread all over the room, I could use some help with a couple of choices. Hiking in Appalachia (where I live) I usually skip the...
  14. I am planning to start the CT/SOBO on 31 July. I...

    I am planning to start the CT/SOBO on 31 July. I am very willing to take lightning seriously, start early, plan, understand strike patterns and safety position, etc. But as I look at segments...
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    Getting some great feedback! Thanks! I want to...

    Getting some great feedback! Thanks! I want to be cautious about AMS because I'm hiking alone. So I may start slow. I really appreciate the translation between AT miles and CT miles--that helps a...
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    Weekday Hitch to Bailey

    Greetings! I'm planning to thru the CT in Aug. My AT pace is typically 17-18 mpd. But since I'm coming from North Carolina, and have respect for altitude sickness, I've decided to spend a few days...
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    I expect to reach Greenwood Lake around 28 June. ...

    I expect to reach Greenwood Lake around 28 June. Would like to spend the night there and then head to Newark on 29 June.
    Any recommendations on a place to stay in Greenwood Lake?
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    Sorry if I wasn't clear, I know there is a taxi...

    Sorry if I wasn't clear, I know there is a taxi service in Greenwood Lake, and if push comes to shove, I'll use it. I am trying to keep the costs down by using a shuttler. There are none listed...
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    Shuttle Around Greenwood Lake NY?

    I am planning my section from Waynesboro to somewhere around Greenwood Lake NY. To get home, it looks like I can get the train at Tuxedo Park, which will take me to Newark Airport. I'm open to...
  20. I hike from Hughes Gap to the chimney frequently...

    I hike from Hughes Gap to the chimney frequently and always wonder about the history of the chimney. Seems like an unlikely place for a cabin. I've asked some of the graybeards and done web...
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    I got a Packa a few weeks ago and have had one...

    I got a Packa a few weeks ago and have had one good hike in the rain with it--performed excellently. It is lighter than my pack cover and poncho--which it replaced. I really like that you can put...
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    I believe that anything but TP is discouraged by...

    I believe that anything but TP is discouraged by those that must maintain the privys. Signs to that effect are often posted, especially in the national parks. As was mentioned, biodegradable can be...
  23. Thread: Packa Poncho

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    I am leaning toward a packa, either 33D or 10D. ...

    I am leaning toward a packa, either 33D or 10D. I like the lighter, but don't want it shredded on branches and rocks. I don't plan to use it for bushwacking, but the trail always has blowdowns to...
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    IMHO you are wise to prepare systematically...

    IMHO you are wise to prepare systematically before going on the trail. As a lifelong hiker/backpacker I was astounded at the number of folks I met starting at Springer that essentially decided to do...
  25. IMHO it's always worthwhile to eat healthy. I...

    IMHO it's always worthwhile to eat healthy. I eat a plant based diet (vegan) and manage it by having boxes mailed to me. I eat freeze dried suppers, freeze dried veggies, dried fruit and nuts...
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