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    Yeah from Rt. 17 that’s some hard miles,...

    Yeah from Rt. 17 that’s some hard miles, especially as you get closer to South Arm Rd.


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    Seems like the ATC could implement a temporary...

    Seems like the ATC could implement a temporary canoe crossing similar to that on the Kennebec in Maine.


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    Nope, that’s good! Sent from my iPhone using...

    Nope, that’s good!


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    Shaw’s charges a flat fee delivery charge of $80...

    Shaw’s charges a flat fee delivery charge of $80 (in 2017) to Jo-Mary Rd. But that can be divided by the number of hikers. There were four of us, so it only cost us $20 per person.


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    So how much further is the 340 walk? In miles. ...

    So how much further is the 340 walk? In miles.


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    Well it helps to be retired. I finished when I...

    Well it helps to be retired. I finished when I was 72!


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    No patchwork for me; I tried to emulate a thru...

    No patchwork for me; I tried to emulate a thru hike as much as possible while doing the entire trail in four sections over four consecutive years. 2014 to 2017.

    Each year I started in late May...
  8. And once you get over Madison there’s that long...

    And once you get over Madison there’s that long stretch of walking over rock edges, kinda like walking on open floor joists. If not careful you can miss the top of the rock and catch your leg/foot. ...
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    Hormel really didn’t need a patent anyway. What...

    Hormel really didn’t need a patent anyway. What company in their right mind would want to duplicate THAT?


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    In the “Reddit” link below, there’s a post...

    In the “Reddit” link below, there’s a post indicating he’s living in his van out west.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/AppalachianTrail/comments/9lhxd4/hiker_trash_video_7/


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    Color?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk...

    Color??


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    Having hiked the AT over a four year period, I...

    Having hiked the AT over a four year period, I can attribute the number of falls to the shoes I wore each year.

    2014- My strategy was to wear Keen MaKenzies, which are water shoes with no...
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    I’ll second the folks above. Crazy Karry’s is...

    I’ll second the folks above. Crazy Karry’s is an A-1 place to stay.


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  14. Normally, south of Vermont, your questionable...

    Normally, south of Vermont, your questionable items aren’t necessary. Once into the Whites and especially Maine, those are required items, IMHO. But if you take rain pants, the leggings aren’t...
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    Washer? Dryer? Must have been some...

    Washer? Dryer? Must have been some improvements in the last few years.

    This was their washer when I went through.
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  16. I actually thought he made some memorable quotes...

    I actually thought he made some memorable quotes in his latest video (#40).

    He said, ...”with every step I take, I’m fixing my life”.

    And talking about himself with this analogy, ...”my...
  17. If you’ve never been hiking in New Hampshire and...

    If you’ve never been hiking in New Hampshire and Maine, even in summer, I could understand why you think they’re not needed. Otherwise don’t go there without rain pants.


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    Yes I remember well! Also at the Notch Hostel! ...

    Yes I remember well! Also at the Notch Hostel!


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    I haven’t read every post on this thread so...

    I haven’t read every post on this thread so consider this.

    When you stand barefoot and look at your toes, do any of them tend to turn and land under an adjacent toe? If so you may consider toe...
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    Good points! Sent from my iPhone using...

    Good points!


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    They’re pretty good about keeping drop boxes...

    They’re pretty good about keeping drop boxes isolated in the back room. I had to sign for my box when I went through there in 2015.


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    Trekking Poles, Carry On, TSA, all that....

    It may be. The TSA guys opened my pack and looked right at them.

    Maybe he was a hiker too. I dunno.

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    I flew American from Bangor to Philly to Toledo...

    I flew American from Bangor to Philly to Toledo with my poles inside my carry-on Arcblast. No issue.
    Just break them down.


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    When I stayed there in 2015 the caretakers were...

    When I stayed there in 2015 the caretakers were mowing the lawn around the shelter and trimming the bushes.


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    Aw no! Ibex is my favorite wool hiking clothes. ...

    Aw no! Ibex is my favorite wool hiking clothes.


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