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    According to backpacking guru Andrew Skurka, the...

    According to backpacking guru Andrew Skurka, the proper backcountry bidet process requires more than squirting your nether regions. He instructs that one hand is squirter and one is washer. Yep, you...
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    People fretting over a creek crossing difference...

    People fretting over a creek crossing difference or a couple miles here or there, need to consider how different going the length of that trail is from one year to the next. The amount of snow in the...
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    I must share my night at this shelter back in May...

    I must share my night at this shelter back in May 2017. It was our, myself and 2 lashers, last night in PA and we couldn't wait to escape the rocks. We were actually in our sleeping bags before dark...
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    Well done and I know you enjoyed Katahdin.

    Well done and I know you enjoyed Katahdin.
  5. Approach the trailhead from the west on FS42. I...

    Approach the trailhead from the west on FS42. I would highly recommend not trying to come from the East via Winding Stair Gap Road to FS42. I have done it both ways and one is fine, the other is a...
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    I have flown across country four round trips to...

    I have flown across country four round trips to backpack. Always put the trekking poles inside the checked backpacks, which were usually around 60 liters. I have used the REI Pack Duffel a few times,...
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    Thinking about finishing 375 miles of the desert...

    Thinking about finishing 375 miles of the desert and touching the Sierra into Cottonwood Pass. I would need a permit likely for the Golden Trout Wilderness from Kennedy Mdws to Cottonwood Pass. I...
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    Anyone planning to thru hike or do a long section...

    Anyone planning to thru hike or do a long section on the PCT in '21? I know the indecision on the PCTA issuing long distance permits is hanging out there, but there is always the option of handling...
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    Last two pads I have purchased were Thermarest...

    Last two pads I have purchased were Thermarest X-therms. Not cheap, not ultra-light, a little crinkly, but great R-Factor and give side sleepers some hope. Unlike some other pieces of equipment, I...
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    The Xero Sandals have been sold. E.B.

    The Xero Sandals have been sold. E.B.
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    Left on Feb 20 with a 5 degree bag. Had more bag...

    Left on Feb 20 with a 5 degree bag. Had more bag than I needed, but the cold weather did not come until after Hot Springs, when I had swapped out for my 20 degree bag. Have a plan to get into single...
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    yes, skeletool is still available.

    yes, skeletool is still available.
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    New and Used Equip Sale

    Price includes postage in Lower 48 U.S. Send me an email to [email protected]

    Sold BV 450 Bear Cannister $45 - used about 12 nights, good shape



    Sold Z Packs Arc Haul $185 - Orange, MD...
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    I also stayed at Pine Ellis Hostel a couple years...

    I also stayed at Pine Ellis Hostel a couple years ago for a couple nights. Decent hostel, the buffet at the Red Hen was among the most memorable on the entire AT. The shuttler at Pine Ellis was a...
  15. Pisgah NF announced massive trail and shelter...

    Pisgah NF announced massive trail and shelter closings yesterday that run into mid-August. Not certain if that means the AT itself, but many of the shelters are in that announcement. I think we will...
  16. Pisgah NF closed hundreds of miles of trails...

    Pisgah NF closed hundreds of miles of trails yesterday in NC though mid-August. I understand closing picnic and heavy social areas, but there are hundreds of square miles where social distancing is...
  17. At this point in time, I don't think it is a very...

    At this point in time, I don't think it is a very good idea to be out there. However, I suspect within 4-6 weeks things will start to ease up a bit and if hikers practice social distancing and stay...
  18. I do not see that day hiking on the trail...

    I do not see that day hiking on the trail presents a more "viral" environment than most people are going to experience at home, weekly grocery run and where they go after they get cabin fever. The...
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    I too have a May 7 permit to start at Campo. I am...

    I too have a May 7 permit to start at Campo. I am staying at Scout and Frodo's the night before. Hope to see you on the trail. Trailname is Salesman.
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    The outdoors should be for everyone, but people...

    The outdoors should be for everyone, but people who lead large groups like this into the backwoods are jerks. They are ruining the experience for any one in the vicinity and when they camp, they are...
  21. Except for color, the AT thru hike community is...

    Except for color, the AT thru hike community is actually pretty diverse - young, old, wealthy, poor, some with impressive jobs, some unemployed, some well educated, some not so much, veterans,...
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    Always question why you need to bring 5 liters of...

    Always question why you need to bring 5 liters of water. As another said, bring a filter or Aqua Mira and fill up with water about 6-7 miles in by taking the short walk down the blue blaze trail to...
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    Local REI supplies bag liners with each sleeping...

    Local REI supplies bag liners with each sleeping bag rental. I think Rental is a good option for folks going out the first time. Buying a kit for overnight backpacking will likely cost you over $650...
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    Good subject. On my AT thru I fell 22 times,...

    Good subject. On my AT thru I fell 22 times, right at 100 mile average. Over half were related to wet conditions. Many were stumbles likely caused by me catching a root or rock. I think most of the...
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    Good luck to all in this thread. I know the ATC...

    Good luck to all in this thread. I know the ATC is doing their best to promote flip-flop hikes and non-traditional NOBO hikes, but ..... I cannot imagine finishing an AT thru-hike anywhere but...
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