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  1. This has nothing to do with what to do when...

    This has nothing to do with what to do when encountering horse and rider but just a little story. Me and my buddy were on the NET, it had just gotten dark and this guy rides up on us on a horse. It's...
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    My light trail runners dried as quick as most and...

    My light trail runners dried as quick as most and I think that drying in a half hour is 'tad' exaggerated... even if you took them off and put them in the sun. Like there just going to dry out with a...
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    Like a lot of people have said all personal...

    Like a lot of people have said all personal preference and depends on your style, I wouldn't go without but a lot of people would never consider. Nice to have at camp also for water crossings and in...
  4. Just reminded me, on my thru hike in the...

    Just reminded me, on my thru hike in the Shenandoah's it was getting pretty warm but one rainy day with a chilly night expected I get to the shelter and find one other poor dude there that ended up...
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    I found that atweather site to be highly...

    I found that atweather site to be highly inaccurate and over exaggerated as far as precipitation in 2018, I stopped using it after a few weeks and went to the default weather on my phone and got much...
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    I had 2 moose sightings in ME and believe it or...

    I had 2 moose sightings in ME and believe it or not one a few months ago in CT on the MA border in East Hartland I had my 3rd. A few miles before heading into the 100 mile wilderness I was looking...
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    speaking of beetles, on at least 2 separate...

    speaking of beetles, on at least 2 separate occasions I came across a group of a few beetles that were devouring the carcass of a mouse, bones and all. I literally saw half of the mouse eaten off and...
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    Oh wow I would expect PCT pack weight to be more...

    Oh wow I would expect PCT pack weight to be more considering further resuply options... I'm starting to look into a PCT thru but I know if I'm making it all the way nobo I need to start early, hit...
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    just got done with this loop since early friday...

    just got done with this loop since early friday morning, catching a little rain on the way out but what a beautiful weekend for November otherwise. The Mohawk Trail was actually not blazed as well...
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    I got mine in April but haven't got to do much...

    I got mine in April but haven't got to do much with it yet, some overnights and a few that were a couple days longer. I also use it as the biggest day pack you've ever seen broke down haha. I went...
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    I think the popularity will die off to some...

    I think the popularity will die off to some degree once everything is open again and there's more to do. Likely hiking will stay more popular then before covid though. On the other side I think...
  12. I agree on preferring to go without one. I had 2...

    I agree on preferring to go without one. I had 2 on my entire AT thru hike, one because I got to planned camp early and was bored then at Baxter I failed to summit on 10/18 cause of weather and...
  13. Lots of good info here, might sound crazy but I...

    Lots of good info here, might sound crazy but I found something that's worked good a few times when real wet out. I try to find some big branch/small log pieces that aren't like a sponge and put them...
  14. Well the people on street corners tend to get a...

    Well the people on street corners tend to get a bad rep since most just turn and go right to the package store or for drugs... and a lot of them wont even except food or you offering to get them...
  15. ^^not only that but before they're dealt with...

    ^^not only that but before they're dealt with "officially" I also hope that they get caught in the act and dealt with accordingly by somebody who's stuff they're trying to take...
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    I got the owl and plenty of coyotes howling I...

    I got the owl and plenty of coyotes howling I wished for... also got to hear a big branch fall not too far from me and some deer coughs
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    hoping to hear an owl or something howling in the...

    hoping to hear an owl or something howling in the distance through the night tomorrow...
  18. This is the first campsite on the AT heading...

    This is the first campsite on the AT heading north right?

    Me and another guy spent a good half hour chasing a bear away that just kept keeping his distance and coming back when we left it alone. I...
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    Maybe I'm alone in enjoying every mile of trail I...

    Maybe I'm alone in enjoying every mile of trail I hiked, difficult yes for sure, but I'm out for the challenge and the rock scrambles and everything else that comes with it. I never looked at the...
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    the video starts off with the guy recording and...

    the video starts off with the guy recording and walking towards the babies... there's the #1 lesson to learn here.
  21. I know the autopsy will take a while but any...

    I know the autopsy will take a while but any chance of info like if there appeared to be any signs of a fight/struggle or claw marks on tent/pack or anything like that?
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    I thought self-supported was general rules for a...

    I thought self-supported was general rules for a thru hike on your own and something that happens rather then something planned out for you would be accepted... but what do I know, and I also thought...
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    No worries on that most CT blue blazed trails are...

    No worries on that most CT blue blazed trails are marked well and easy to follow, probably even blazed more frequently then the AT itself. The blazes will be clear and not close to worn out, maybe...
  24. I think improper use would be more accurate then...

    I think improper use would be more accurate then "too many devices on the trail" if that is the case
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    GA/NC in 2018 had some single digit nights mid to...

    GA/NC in 2018 had some single digit nights mid to late march and some windy days that didn't get much above freezing, so you never know. I say better to be prepared but most people would rather save...
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