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    With or without a Half Dome permit, you might...

    With or without a Half Dome permit, you might want to consider Cloud's Rest instead (or both). It's higher (you look down on the ant trail up and down the Half Dome cables), at least as picturesque...
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    A link would be nice. This list, if on the ATC...

    A link would be nice. This list, if on the ATC website, is well hidden.
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    Maine Shuttle - Rangeley to Bangor?

    I will complete a section hike at Rangeley on September 13th. I have a 12:30 flight leaving Bangor on the 14th. I need to get from Rangeley to Bangor.

    Who provides shuttle service in this...
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    Stayed there during 2009 SOBO thru hike. ...

    Stayed there during 2009 SOBO thru hike. Fantastic and definitely one of the top two or three stops along the way.

    Virginia was very good to me ... Dutch Haus, Bear's Den, Rambunny's place at...
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    Thanks for the ride from / to the trail in 2009...

    Thanks for the ride from / to the trail in 2009 in November when I was nearing completion going SOBO. Also, thank you for your continued selfless service to the trail community in spite of some of...
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    Thanks for all of the ideas. They are now on my...

    Thanks for all of the ideas. They are now on my list. I have decided to hike none of them this year. Instead, I plan to hike in the San Juan range in Colorado. Some of these other choices seem to...
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    I appreciate all the input from each of you. ...

    I appreciate all the input from each of you. Keep them coming. While I can't do them all this year, they are all going on my list.
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    Thanks for the additional suggestions. Some...

    Thanks for the additional suggestions. Some Olympic NP combination is very appealing to me.

    I appreciate what you are saying about glaciers, though I am privileged to see them up close here in...
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    What about grizzlies in Wind River? Anyone had...

    What about grizzlies in Wind River? Anyone had any encounters? We have lots of grizzlies in Alaska, but I don't hike solo in the back country.

    Are bear canisters warranted or required for food...
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    Thanks. I have Joe Kelsey's book on the way, as...

    Thanks. I have Joe Kelsey's book on the way, as this place looks like somewhere I need to go, whether this year or not. I checked snow pack myself and noted that it is above average ... quite...
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    Moderate to difficult (10 to 15 mpd with plenty...

    Moderate to difficult (10 to 15 mpd with plenty of up and down, but non-technical). One in my party. Established trail or otherwise not too difficult bushwhacking. Not too hot (should rule out...
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    I'll definitely consider the Beartooths. ...

    I'll definitely consider the Beartooths.

    Concerning Wind River Range for those of you have hiked it, is there a "best" way to spend a week or so ... 70 to 80 miles. I have seen pages devoted to...
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    Western Section Hike. Where to Go?

    I have about ten days available to hike sometime in July. I would like to go to a western range where I have not hiked before. Wind River? Sawtooth Loop? Somewhere else?

    Suggestions are...
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    I had a mildly sprained ankle through much of...

    I had a mildly sprained ankle through much of Maine. Then I tumbled and bruised my hip in New Hampshire. Then I fell and sliced open the palm of my hand on a jagged rock in Vermont. I took a...
  16. In 2009, I saw Minnesota Smith at a road crossing...

    In 2009, I saw Minnesota Smith at a road crossing in Vermont.
  17. Of course, then there are those who hang their...

    Of course, then there are those who hang their hammock inside the shelter ... and leave the eye bolts screwed into the beams for the next shelter hammock hanger.
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    I went up the Abol Trail and down the Hunt Trail...

    I went up the Abol Trail and down the Hunt Trail (AT). They are fairly close together. Paul from AT Lodge took several of us to KS campground to drop our packs at the ranger station and to pick up...
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    Chaco has a program to re-sole their sandals for...

    Chaco has a program to re-sole their sandals for around $40 when the soles wear out. I sent mine in to be resoled and provided credit card details for them to charge me. They replaced the soles,...
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    Not that I would use it on a thru hike or in any...

    Not that I would use it on a thru hike or in any way consider it to be lightweight gear, but I believe that two things would survive a nuclear holocaust unscathed ... cockroaches and Kelty backpacks.
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    I hiked the AT with a Six Moon Designs Starlyte...

    I hiked the AT with a Six Moon Designs Starlyte pack. About 500 miles in, one of the load lifter straps was coming loose as the seam was unraveling. I contacted SMD to discuss the issue, they sent...
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    I didn't encounter any fiddlers on my thru hike,...

    I didn't encounter any fiddlers on my thru hike, but I did encounter a couple of guitar players. They couldn't play and they couldn't sing. All they did was produce bad sounding noise at...
  23. Plenty of hostels will accept a package ......

    Plenty of hostels will accept a package ... resupply or bounce box. I don't know of any that will run post office errands on your behalf.

    Getting to the post office on time can be an issue, but...
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    I started my SOBO hike at about the same time, on...

    I started my SOBO hike at about the same time, on June 14. I hiked with a 30 degree bag from Katahdin to Daleville and then switched to a 15 degree bag. I swapped out at the right time, as I didn't...
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    I would suggest cold weather gear sooner ......

    I would suggest cold weather gear sooner ... Pearisburg or Daleville. I sent mine to Daleville (15 degree bag in place of 30 degree bag, added long sleeve base layer, added rain jacket back to my...
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