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    Sections of FL trail temporarily closed

    http://www.floridatrail.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/JuniperWilderness_ClosureOrder_02082018.pdf This one is due to bear activity. Who would have thought in Florida.
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    Big Agnes - Still great customer serevice

    Called Big Agnes about my inflatable sleeping mat leaking down to ground level every 20-30 minutes. They said to send it in for repair. I just got an E-Mail and they are replacing it with the...
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    This year in May I went across the Grand Canyon...

    This year in May I went across the Grand Canyon and back. I forgot my trekking poles and me knees were hurting a bit when I finished day 1 (South to North rim). I went into the gift shop on the...
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    Just a quick update. We successfully fast packed...

    Just a quick update. We successfully fast packed the east and south loops of the Richloam trail on November 5. The trails had been mowed and only a few branches and bushes were filling in from the...
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    Richloam conditions?

    I'm planning to scoot around the east and south loops of Richloam tomorrow 11/5. I suspect the N loop is under water, based on how much the Silver Lake trail in Croom was flooded last weekend. It's...
  6. Thread: croom trails

    by jbwood5
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    It's the start of big game hunting this Saturday...

    It's the start of big game hunting this Saturday (11/5). Personally, I try to stay away from that area on the weekend of muzzleloading (2 weeks ago) and first weekend of regular gun hunting...
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    So I'm guessing the pump will work without...

    So I'm guessing the pump will work without priming? Many of these hand pumps I have come across over the years needed priming and I was always reluctant to prime with my remaining good water for...
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    If you go further north (I guess a mile) and...

    If you go further north (I guess a mile) and start down the mountain from Tinker Cliffs, there is a shelter off to your right (Campbell). I remember stopping there for a snack. Last year I ran that...
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    There have been way too many reported cases to...

    There have been way too many reported cases to say this is just fear mongering or rumor, or made up stories. There are two ways that it can be done. One method is similar to how passwords are...
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    If your plan is to tackle Katahdin, start at...

    If your plan is to tackle Katahdin, start at Monson or even further south so that you meet the requirement for a long distance section hiker. I believe you have to have started 100 miles south of...
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    Here is a video from a surveillance camera...

    Here is a video from a surveillance camera showing thieves unlocking a car and stealing items.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqYJi6DV21A

    ...and another video
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    Read this and take note of the references at the...

    Read this and take note of the references at the end. http://www.snopes.com/autos/techno/lockcode.asp

    It has become pretty easy to unlock a modern vehicle that was just locked by a key FOB. ...
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    Maybe too many people were enthralled with the...

    Maybe too many people were enthralled with the movie 'Wild' and thought they would come out with some amazing life change. :)
  14. Thread: The Hike Inn

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    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/120...

    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/120389-The-Hike-Inn?p=2086477&viewfull=1#post2086477
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    I'd say a section can be any part you want it to...

    I'd say a section can be any part you want it to be from a generic sense. I hiked from Pearisburg to Rockfish Gap one year so that was my section of the trail that I completed. There are officially...
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    My longest section was from Duncannon, PA to...

    My longest section was from Duncannon, PA to Great Barrington, MA. I think that was around 380 miles and I was out for about a month. The year I did that (2004), I lost my job in March, but got a...
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    I did, but never heard back from them. It's not...

    I did, but never heard back from them. It's not a big deal to me, since it is mostly self satisfaction and knowing in my own mind that I accomplished an epic adventure over some of the prime years...
  18. Thread: The Hike Inn

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    Very sorry to hear about Jeff. My prayers to...

    Very sorry to hear about Jeff. My prayers to Jeff and Nancy. I first met them in 1998 or 1999, not too long after they got the Fontana Inn up and running (now the Hike Inn). I've used them for...
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    In GA, you can do the Duncan Ridge, Benton...

    In GA, you can do the Duncan Ridge, Benton McCaye, and Appalachian Trail loop. Park at the Reese Memorial parking lot down from Mountain Crossings. That may be close to your 50 mile goal. I have a...
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    Both Citrus and Croom get burned excessively...

    Both Citrus and Croom get burned excessively IMHO. Several years ago it was once every 4-5 years in certain sections, but now, the Forestry has funds that need to be spent, and they burn every few...
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    Interesting concept.

    Interesting concept.
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    Yes it is. They have a microbrewery in the lower...

    Yes it is. They have a microbrewery in the lower level.
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    I believe there is nothing in Caratunk in the way...

    I believe there is nothing in Caratunk in the way of a restaurant. Your best bet is to go to Northern Outdoors which is a few miles north up the highway. They have a full restaurant. You use to be...
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    If you go to the Stratton Motel, the owner, Sue...

    If you go to the Stratton Motel, the owner, Sue provides shuttles (as far away as Monson) so Northern Outdoors would be in range in case you need a backup. However, she is only one person and often...
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    I think you'll find it a little easier hiking...

    I think you'll find it a little easier hiking that section in comparison to what you went through 30-40 miles back (i.e. south). Yes, there are still mountains and good climbs there, but it's not...
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