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  1. I did end up leaving my car at the north end of...

    I did end up leaving my car at the north end of the Bridge of the Gods parking lot. Actually, the small lot immediately to the right of the bridge was being used for construction vehicles, but the...
  2. Safe parking at Cascade Locks for weekend hike

    I hiked the Oregon section of the PCT last year but I haven't had time to get out this year for anything except a couple of day hikes. I would like to work on southern Washington this fall and at...
  3. I have a Garmin VivoSmart that I wear normally...

    I have a Garmin VivoSmart that I wear normally since the step count reminds me to get up and move more (not really a concern when I'm hiking).
    I left it at home during my last long backpack because...
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    Just wanted to follow up and provide my take on...

    Just wanted to follow up and provide my take on some of the questions I asked now that I have done the hike. This may help folks that search here with similar questions.
    I started July 1st at the...
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    Thanks to the folks that have provided...

    Thanks to the folks that have provided information. I've also been reviewing a bunch of trail journals at postholer and there is a lot of good info there as well.

    I will have from July 1st until...
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    I'm not very familiar with the PCT, that is why...

    I'm not very familiar with the PCT, that is why I'm asking. On the AT, all my criteria would be very reasonable, but aside from a few day hikes on or crossing the PCT, I'm just learning now.

    My...
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    Thanks for the info. I still would like to do...

    Thanks for the info. I still would like to do Oregon, but I will watch the closures and trail conditions as it gets closer and consider alternate sections. I do like the idea of starting in...
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    Questions for PCT-Oregon trip this Summer

    I'm starting to plan a northbound PCT-Oregon hike around July next year (about 5 weeks available).I have section hiked the AT doing multi week trips when I lived on the east coast. I moved to...
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    self-poofing fabric

    Interesting new fabric which may be very useful for backpackers:

    http://spectrum.ieee.org/video/semiconductors/materials/this-self-poofing-fabric-transforms-from-t-shirt-to-parka

    It is just in...
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    In most of them, but not all. None at Blood...

    In most of them, but not all. None at Blood Mountain Shelter or Plumorchard Gap shelter. I would guess there are none at Woods Hole since it is covered by the same seasonal canister rule as Blood...
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    I've been trying a Basis Peak this past week, and...

    I've been trying a Basis Peak this past week, and really want to like it, but don't think it will work for my purposes. This is mainly due to about 3.5 days of battery life per charge. If you will...
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    The Sawyer mini filter is nice and light, but you...

    The Sawyer mini filter is nice and light, but you will have to be careful with it in freezing weather. Plan how you will keep it warm or use something else to treat water in your cold weather setup.
  13. Thread: trailplace.com

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    I know the Wingfoot guide was sold to and run for...

    I know the Wingfoot guide was sold to and run for another year or two by Bob '501' McCaw, not sure if he also bought the website, but he might have.


    I hike with him through the 100 mile...
  14. If they are strictly kosher, this would require...

    If they are strictly kosher, this would require special preparations under the supervision of a maschiach. I'm not aware of any company that does this, but I haven't really looked around.

    If they...
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    Wow, 10 pounds of books! Why books instead of a...

    Wow, 10 pounds of books! Why books instead of a kindle? Is it reliability concerns? Books not available digitally?

    Just curious, that is a lot of weight for reading material.
  16. I was hiking in that area a week and a half ago...

    I was hiking in that area a week and a half ago (during the shutdown), the parking at Woody gap was open, but the someone mentioned that the restroom facilities at the trailhead were locked (I didn't...
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    Thanks for the information. Since I may not be...

    Thanks for the information. Since I may not be getting to Hanover until midnight, I was not planning on bothering a trail angel.
    I will probably follow the advice of the Hanover NH Police response...
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    I was just planning a hike starting in Hanover as...

    I was just planning a hike starting in Hanover as well and noticed a nice little guide for hikers from the Hanover Chamber of Commerce.
    ...
  19. Thread: Gatewood Cape

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    BTW, I meant only to say it is possible to go...

    BTW, I meant only to say it is possible to go from wearing to pitching it as a tent from the inside. I've done it a couple of times, but like I said, I mostly aim for shelters when it's raining.
    ...
  20. Thread: Gatewood Cape

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    I have a Gatewood Cape and really like it. I...

    I have a Gatewood Cape and really like it. I prefer sleeping in shelters, so I don't want to carry much weight as a backup.

    If you practice, you can go from wearing it to setting it up as a tent...
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