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  1. Yes - it's actually called Pine Cobble...

    Yes - it's actually called Pine Cobble development, and the entry is off of North Hoosac Road. Most direct route would be Cole Road (a traffic light on Route 2) then a right at the end of that where...
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    Just depends on where you are. In this area, a...

    Just depends on where you are. In this area, a fairly large chain of convenience stores always had them in each store (just an extra phone on their store's regular line) - keep forgetting to check...
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    Poll: That would be a good time for a split day...

    That would be a good time for a split day hike/overnight en route to somewhere else - drop one at one end, other drives to the other and transfer keys when you meet.
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    It might have just been that location,...

    It might have just been that location, particularly if (being you said VA) it was anywhere near the southern end of Shenandoah Park. That one (which eventually lost it's Holiday Inn branding before...
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    I was going by the link in Coffee's post (#3) -...

    I was going by the link in Coffee's post (#3) - that shows the Wayside as April 23rd and the Camp Store (as well as the campground itself) as May 5th for 2021. I suspect when we were there the camp...
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    Loft (the southernmost) looks to be later April...

    Loft (the southernmost) looks to be later April (23rd) now, and that sounds familiar. We were there in 2002 at the group site nearby from the 13th-20th of April and it wasn't open then either but I...
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    The tents may not be as bad as you'd think when...

    The tents may not be as bad as you'd think when it comes to wind. We had a group camping on the beach (OK, behind the dunes) many years ago and had a mix of the Eureka green tents and some older...
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    Saw it in the Hannaford down here outside Albany...

    Saw it in the Hannaford down here outside Albany (NY) today, so they seem to have spread it through the chain. Right near the baked beans in our store (which of course B&M also make), as a clue if...
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    Not sure why, but these always seem to be hard...

    Not sure why, but these always seem to be hard (even at home), as they like to adhere to the pan they are frying in more than anything else. Just a thought if you haven't had them to try them out...
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    Seems like the heaviest part of this rain storm...

    Seems like the heaviest part of this rain storm followed the same path as the heavy part of the snow from last week, which of course led to all sorts of issues with flooding, and even an avalanche at...
  11. Just to add to the other issues was that storm...

    Just to add to the other issues was that storm Wed. night into yesterday. With snowfalls of 20-40" through much of NY and into New England it didn't help with the backlogs. We had at the lower end...
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    Similar forecasts for areas south of Albany in...

    Similar forecasts for areas south of Albany in NY, with even a bit more possibly in the high parts of the Catskills and Berkshires. Amounts drop as you head north, meaning that parts of the...
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    And if anyone wants to get the "official" ones...

    And if anyone wants to get the "official" ones when they start issuing them again, it should be pretty easy. After all, anyone who has hiked the trail in sections over many years could likely find...
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    I'd think the idea is that, once the vaccines are...

    I'd think the idea is that, once the vaccines are available to everyone easily (similar to how it would be to get a flu vaccine today), it becomes less of an issue. After all, it would be difficult...
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    We can only hope that some of those who...

    We can only hope that some of those who discovered hiking also have funds that they weren't using for those other things they'd normally be doing and help out some of the groups that could use it. ...
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    A longer train ride is probably not worse than a...

    A longer train ride is probably not worse than a shorter flight, IF the train (and I'd suspect most of the longer ones do) offers private spaces you can rent for the trip (like a compartment with bed...
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    Depends (possibly on which part of the trail), as...

    Depends (possibly on which part of the trail), as many have predicted a fair number of restaurants may close due to being restricted in how many they can serve. Hopefully not, but it may impact some...
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    Good question - it would seem that the trail...

    Good question - it would seem that the trail itself isn't likely to change as much this year (given that many of the usual projects that would make it longer/shorter are likely to have not happened),...
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    Perhaps it depends on how close they are. ...

    Perhaps it depends on how close they are. Remember being at the one first into NY coming from CT, which you can look down to a local dirt road (though I don't think there was much, if any, parking...
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    I remember those - we had some for our Scout...

    I remember those - we had some for our Scout group (and probably still have a few refill filters after the mechanisms broke). I also remember that about keeping the used ones in the freezer to keep...
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    Though when you see them on a buffet under the...

    Though when you see them on a buffet under the trays of food, they go for a fair length of time, it seems? Not sure if those cans are the same size as referred to here or not, though.
  22. Thread: summer sausage

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    If they aren't already, you'll soon see these in...

    If they aren't already, you'll soon see these in many stores from Walmart down to a local market/drugstore as gifts as well. Hickory Farms is another brand that is often in stores, along with many...
  23. One other thing that was probably not in...

    One other thing that was probably not in consideration in the past, but may still be at some points are what is available and what purchases are allowed. For instance, at least one supermarket here...
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    That was the main thing referred to (the produce...

    That was the main thing referred to (the produce bags), but the particular reply (that was older) mentioned also putting things in a double grocery bag which are free too, and that part may no longer...
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    Just a reminder that many areas are now no longer...

    Just a reminder that many areas are now no longer using/allowing plastic bags at the checkout (NY is supposedly doing so again next week), so that may not be an option in some sections of the trail...
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