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    I stayed there 7 or 8 years ago on a section...

    I stayed there 7 or 8 years ago on a section hike. Thought it was a great place and well run. The two biggest drawbacks were the strange neighbor and the distance from the AT. For me, the walk was...
  2. Poll: No, the ATC should not stop handing out 2000 mile...

    No, the ATC should not stop handing out 2000 mile certificates.
  3. I support the ATC on this.

    I support the ATC on this.
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    2021 AT hiking

    I’m a combination of a) and e). I am not going to do my customary 100+ mile section of the AT in May due to risk of COVID. I am also most likely not going to be able to be vaccinated until Summer,...
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    I am the same age as you, Map Man, and am also...

    I am the same age as you, Map Man, and am also likely to be one of the last to be vaccinated. I am planning to backpack for a week in May 2021 on the Buckeye Trail (no shuttle or resupply needed...
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    I think the potential for contracting / spreading...

    I think the potential for contracting / spreading coronavirus is greatest during the journey to the trail and during town stops for resupply. This is what the ATC emphasized in their communications....
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    There are some rocky sections, especially around...

    There are some rocky sections, especially around Sunfish Pond, but the relentless rocks will soon end.
  8. Brand new please help, primitive camping spots

    New Jersey is a beautiful state. Hope you have a great hike.
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    You would also want to account for other factors,...

    You would also want to account for other factors, like whether the surface was smooth or rocky, and maybe also whether there was a slope across the trail.
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    So sorry to hear this. I never met RainMan, but...

    So sorry to hear this. I never met RainMan, but always enjoyed reading his posts. His successful completion of the AT via sections over 14 years is a real encouragement to me.
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    I see what you mean about the reservations page. ...

    I see what you mean about the reservations page. Some dates do show ‘full’.

    But if you go to the ‘White Mountain Huts of New Hampshire’ page under ‘Lodging and Camping’, the first sentence says...
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    SNP is closed for all camping. ...

    SNP is closed for all camping.

    https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/alerts.htm
  13. Well said.

    Well said.
  14. I hiked a hundred miles of the AT last year right...

    I hiked a hundred miles of the AT last year right before Memorial Day, and ended at Bear Mountain. I did see some thrus, but they were almost all flip-flowers who had started at Harpers Ferry. A...
  15. Not sure about points 1 and 2, but I hiked that...

    Not sure about points 1 and 2, but I hiked that exact section SB last May, and did stop for a meal at a number of places, and found them all good.

    Mohican Outdoor Center (mile 1306)
    Culver’s Gap...
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    I have St Elias boots also, and have been using...

    I have St Elias boots also, and have been using them for about a year and a half. I do not have wide feet, and just bought the standard width. For me there was no break-in period. The boots were...
  17. Thread: InReach

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    For my two most recent weeklong hikes I have...

    For my two most recent weeklong hikes I have rented an InReach. No problems with sending position updates. No problems getting a signal. Haven’t had to call for rescue, but that’s the last thing I...
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    Here's info on the Mid- Atlatic Trail Crew: ...

    Here's info on the Mid- Atlatic Trail Crew:

    http://www.appalachiantrail.org/home/conservation/trail-management/trail-crews-group/mid-atlantic-trail-crew
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    The Trail Needs You

    Just returned from a week with the ATC Mid-Atlantic trail crew, working on a trail relocation near Palmerton, PA. It's hard work, but I learned a lot about the trail and trail building, and I met...
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    Could also be an early season snowstorm, like in...

    Could also be an early season snowstorm, like in 2014 when the higher elevations got over a foot during the first week of November. You'll want to be prepared for snow and ice.


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    Grafton Notch to Shelburne NH

    Is NB easier than SB for this section?

    Thanks.


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    Way to go, Soilman. Thanks for all of your hard...

    Way to go, Soilman. Thanks for all of your hard work!


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    Cheese recommendation

    My experience also. I took some single servings of Cheddar Jack on my weeklong section hike last month and they were fine. I even had a few left over that I brought home and ate later.
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    That's surprising. A person I hiked with through...

    That's surprising. A person I hiked with through NJ three weeks ago shuttled with Edge of the Woods. Maybe it's because the canoeing season has started now and they are busy shuttling those...
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    Looking for a shuttle DWG to Mt. Vernon, NJ

    Edge of the Woods Outfitters is In DWG and they do shuttles.

    https://www.watergapadventure.com/


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