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    I parked across from the Highland Center, at the...

    I parked across from the Highland Center, at the Mt. Clinton Road lot, then walked across the street and got the AMC shuttle to Appalachia trailhead up in Gorham area, to do the Presidential...
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    If you take can get over to Long Wharf, you could...

    If you take can get over to Long Wharf, you could take a ferry over to George’s Island and explore Ft. Warren, or to Spectacle Island, both beautiful trips. Check the schedules first, to be sure you...
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    My experiences have always been to have a break...

    My experiences have always been to have a break in period, close to home, on local trail work. All backpacking boots are different. I wear a Asolo 520 TPS GV now, and I have it a few miles to work...
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    Very true. Being 62, although pretty active and...

    Very true. Being 62, although pretty active and in good shape, I have realized my limitations. I don’t bound from rock to rock on my descents like I did in my earlier years. I have to step aside a...
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    I do a lot of weekend backpacking hikes in the...

    I do a lot of weekend backpacking hikes in the White and Baxter, As I’m only 3 hours from the Whites and about 5 from Baxter. My wife loves to day hike, but prefers high thread count sleeping...
  6. Thread: Best Dog Breeds

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    Hiked up to Guyot campsite and Bondcliff in the...

    Hiked up to Guyot campsite and Bondcliff in the NH Whites a couple years ago with a guy who had a Boxer (Baxter the Boxer) that dog was an incredibly agile and sure footed boy. Always felt bad he...
  7. Thanks for the clarification, as I have only...

    Thanks for the clarification, as I have only section hiked the AT in the Northeast, I was just unsure of how the actual “ Thru-hike” was determined. I have met a lot of northbound thruhikers at the...
  8. Is “flip flopping” in separate attempts, considered a thru-hike?

    Not to diminish anyone who completed the entire length..but. I saw a post of a guy who “Flip-Flopped” he claims he went Va to Maine, and then Va. to Georgia in two separate stints. Is that not a...
  9. I have a couple of hammocks, a ENO double nest,...

    I have a couple of hammocks, a ENO double nest, and I got a Ultimate double on a web deal, I can kick back and relax in one, but I know I would not sleep well in one in any sagged position. That’s...
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    I realize weight, even ounces are important for...

    I realize weight, even ounces are important for the ultralighter, and long distance thru-hikers, but the cost of Cuban fiber, ($400+) for simply a hammock tarp, seems excessive. I have a Kelty Noah...
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    I don’t do a lot of “ on the ground” winter...

    I don’t do a lot of “ on the ground” winter backpacking, but lots of late fall, and a few nights in wood floor lean-tools, and unheated hut stays during winter months in the NH Whites. I invested in...
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    Ted, if you want your children to be interested...

    Ted, if you want your children to be interested in backpacking, as you say, I would suggest something shorter than 7=10 days. Do a nice out and back overnighter,or two night jaunt. You could carry...
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    We took a day trip to Kalispell, from our home...

    We took a day trip to Kalispell, from our home base in West Glacier, as well as a drive to Whitefish, And Hungry Horse Dam. Kallispell to WG (where you’ll get shuttle to EG) is not really that far,...
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    Will do. I just thought it was some sarcastic...

    Will do. I just thought it was some sarcastic reply to my post, so I felt smackback was due.. I’ll look up a Jack now. My apologies to The ultralighter from Wi. I just read up on Baltimore Jack, and...
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    Removed my slapback reply to Wi. Ultralighter. I...

    Removed my slapback reply to Wi. Ultralighter. I was just being sarcastic. All respect to those who Thru- hike. Many start, not so many finish. Lucky to live in the Northeast, I frequent the northern...
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    GNP is incredible! Went a couple years ago,...

    GNP is incredible! Went a couple years ago, stayed in West Glacier. Drive Going to the Sun road to East, and back. Lots of folks driving around out there. Montana folks are super nice. I bet you...
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    Being used to sleeping on a nice queen sized...

    Being used to sleeping on a nice queen sized hybrid mattress (which are super expensive these days!) getting a really good nights sleep on a 20 inch by 72 inch camp mattress is a bit less...
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    My first WM climb was in 1975, when a friend and...

    My first WM climb was in 1975, when a friend and I got a couple cheap orange Jansport ext frame packs, and with heavy car camping sleeping bags, extra jeans, and a bag of weed, we went up a steep...
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