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    I feel your age. But several years older. I have...

    I feel your age. But several years older. I have exactly the same tent, and I like it, but crawling out of like a natural birth is a bit difficult. My sons have side entry tents, and that seems a...
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    Actually, if expanded, both posts can be seen.

    Actually, if expanded, both posts can be seen.
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    47495 This "Single Tree" sits at a section...

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    This "Single Tree" sits at a section corner in northeast Ohio. One of two (modern)
    "Section Corner" posts can be seen at the lower right.
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    In deed, they are a mystery, kinda like a series...

    In deed, they are a mystery, kinda like a series of large stones arranged in a circle. That could just be a random arrangement.
    All the pictures i see online and the one on my trail all have the...
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    There is one on my local nature center hiking...

    There is one on my local nature center hiking trails. Although commonly associated with Native Americans, this one is situated right at a modern section corner survey marker, suggesting that early...
  6. Thanks. Checking the map with detail I see that...

    Thanks. Checking the map with detail I see that it is directed north and a good photo would be morning from the west (A T south).
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    Have you considered a Foley catheter? i was...

    Have you considered a Foley catheter? i was faced with that possibility while on the A T last summer but decided otherwise.
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    There is a marker tree on a trail I hike...

    There is a marker tree on a trail I hike regularly, even this morning. It set right at a modern section marker. I'm thinking it might have been placed/grown there by early surveyors but a call to...
  9. I usually don't listen to music while hiking but...

    I usually don't listen to music while hiking but did listen to Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite while hiking there. My favorite!
  10. Thread: Shoe Spikes

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    Thanks to all for the information and discussion....

    Thanks to all for the information and discussion. I hadn't seen this topic discussed in the (recent?) past. I intend to use my poles in the conditions described and I see the advantages on glaze and...
  11. Excuse my ignorance, McAfee is often photographed...

    Excuse my ignorance, McAfee is often photographed with the sun setting? (I think?) or rising. What direction is the knob orientated, east, west, or? And what part of the day offers the best view of...
  12. Thread: Shoe Spikes

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    You sound convincing. Thanks. The trail in...

    You sound convincing. Thanks. The trail in question was slushy dirt with roots that might get caught in the spikes and trip me, maybe?

    Our other trails which are rail-trails and (of course)...
  13. Thread: Shoe Spikes

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    Shoe Spikes

    On a club hike Sunday some members had installed Stabilicers on their shoes for the snowy hike. The conditions were snow on ground with a slushy dirt trail with hills and some with short steep areas...
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    Shoe spikes. Hiking with our local club...

    Shoe spikes. Hiking with our local club yesterday several members were using spikey-like things on their shoes/boots for traction. One brand was Stabilicers. The trails were mostly snow-covered,...
  15. Thread: Heated gloves?

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I have been using...

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I have been using those hand warmers. And I understand the chemistry, the iron reacts with oxygen using the activated carbon as a catalyst/reaction site. That's why...
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    Heated gloves?

    Wondering if anyone has any experience/advice regarding heated gloves. Am interested in heated gloves for general day walks/hiking, not winter thru hikes or arctic conditions, sawing wood or...
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    Thanks to all for their (belated) responses. At...

    Thanks to all for their (belated) responses. At his (hers) suggestion I have been using WMR's link above.
    Not only does it have excellent parking and trail accessibility information, it has photos...
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    Distance and time between trailheads

    Are there any apps, programs or sites that easily calculate the distance and driving time between established (and many other secondary) trail heads or parking areas? Perhaps using Google Maps.

    It...
  19. Thread: Hiker shape

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    I am fortunate to have several parks and...

    I am fortunate to have several parks and (rail-to) trails to use. My favorite is a nature center associated with a local university. I try to do 3-5 miles three times a week there. Though not...
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    I appreciate the views provided by some of the...

    I appreciate the views provided by some of the various power lines that cross the trail. And it is rather selfish to think our trail is more important than the energy/business/economy concerns of our...
  21. Thread: Electronics

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    While hiking in my local park this morning I had...

    While hiking in my local park this morning I had the opportunity to face time my son and his family while they were at Baxter Peak. I know Grandma Gatewood couldn't do that, but I think it was kinda...
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    Okay, today I got back from a hike on two of the...

    Okay, today I got back from a hike on two of the PA ridges around Duncannon. The AWOL Guide states that Cove Mountain miles 1141 to 1147 are "very rocky." It doesn't seem to mention a rocky section...
  23. Hikede past this cemetry just two days ago. ...

    Hikede past this cemetry just two days ago. Thanks for the information.
    I have no pictures but recall at least one grave that appeared much newer than 1898 which the story says is the oldest grave...
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    How long do these rocky areas last on the A T in...

    How long do these rocky areas last on the A T in PA? Do they involve essentially what shows in the photo of do they go on and on and on . . .? Various You-Tube presentations show the hiker...
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    About how long do rocks like these pictures last...

    About how long do rocks like these pictures last on the trail? Hiking on
    these looks formidable but maybe a short amount would be doable.
    Is it about what shows up in the photo or do they last...
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