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    Only way I wear them. New they start out a...

    Only way I wear them.

    New they start out a little stiff, but soften up quick. Best to wear them around the house a little before hand.
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    You probably won't in August....unless you leave...

    You probably won't in August....unless you leave the warm stuff home. Then it'll be freezing.

    It's all about your comfort and everybody is different. Some pack overboard, some not enough. Think...
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    The Alchemist just stopped retail sales at their...

    The Alchemist just stopped retail sales at their Waterbury headquarters. Something about parking and being too busy.
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    Long Trail Double bag is my everyday beer. Triple...

    Long Trail Double bag is my everyday beer. Triple bag for special occasions. Rock Art (Morrisville) Belvidere Big IPA is another favorite. Shedd (Stowe) Mountain Ale is another everyday beer, but...
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    Grocery store open in Johnson

    Saw it the other day and thought it was open, but the official opening was today. Looks nicer than Grand Union. Not sure on prices tho.
  6. After experiences I've had in recent years I'd...

    After experiences I've had in recent years I'd have to say this is a bad idea. DHS has been pretty strict on VT Route 105 and all the roads north of it. Been stopped several times just for driving...
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    Also, considering all the rain we've had this...

    Also, considering all the rain we've had this year and the upcoming forecast....frequent water sources will not be a problem.
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    No gas or convenience store in Jonesville....just...

    No gas or convenience store in Jonesville....just the PO.

    For clarification, Jonesville isn't technically a town. It's part of Richmond. All the services are pretty much in Richmond village....
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    No kidding. LT near me is a mud pit. We have...

    No kidding. LT near me is a mud pit. We have gotten some rain everyday for the past 2 weeks and expected to continue for another week. Haven't been on the trail yet this year, but have been up near...
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    Agree it's a roll of the dice, but as long as you...

    Agree it's a roll of the dice, but as long as you have a bailout plan, it's a very nice time to be in the woods.

    Be aware that is during hunting season. Deer rifle doesn't start until 11/16 (11/9...
  11. If so, between Plot Rd and Codding Hollow Rd,...

    If so, between Plot Rd and Codding Hollow Rd, you'll walk thru my woodlot. It gets tougher from there.
  12. Not sure who is shuttling this year, but you...

    Not sure who is shuttling this year, but you could try the bus from Burlington to Richford-

    http://www.gmtaride.org/franklin/routes-schedules-franklin.html

    You'd have to hitch the last 16 miles...
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    I would say it's good for those that don't know...

    I would say it's good for those that don't know the area, but like you said, there is a lot of superfluous info. The E2E guide is better for the specifics.....but don't take it as gospel. Things...
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    Done 3 E2Es on the LT and never saw a full...

    Done 3 E2Es on the LT and never saw a full shelter....but always gone in September-October when there's less traffic out there. For the last 100 miles we only saw 6 hikers and no one at the shelters....
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    He's talking about the LT. While I think you...

    He's talking about the LT.

    While I think you could make the entire LT without a tent, really don't think it's a smart idea. The amount of shelter space and number of people visiting those shelters...
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    There was snow at my house in Waterville the...

    There was snow at my house in Waterville the other day and a good 6 inches on rt 242 in Montgomery/Westfield. We've also had a record wet May. No doubt trails up here will be muddier than usual for...
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    True according to their facebook page- ...

    True according to their facebook page-

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Long-Trail-Tavern/504076619609853
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    Oh that's a whole nother story....lotta local...

    Oh that's a whole nother story....lotta local drama with that one. Not sure if the new owner is going to be as hiker friendly as the old one.
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    Grocery store reopening in Johnson

    http://www.fox44abc22yourvoice.com/story/22175156/grocery-store-returns-to-downtown-johnson-vt

    Supposed to be open by next fall.
  20. 3. AT&T is good along the ridges for some reason,...

    3. AT&T is good along the ridges for some reason, but Verizon has better coverage in the valleys, especially in the north. My dad moved down to VA and has AT&T and he gets nothing in the valleys when...
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    Go easy on "The Cleaner"....some of the ultra...

    Go easy on "The Cleaner"....some of the ultra trail runners of the recent past have had support crews that were definitely not practicing LNT....not to mention their attitude towards the rest of the...
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    Unfortunately this kind of thing has been more...

    Unfortunately this kind of thing has been more frequent the past few years....especially for cars with out of state plates. The parking lots are rarely patrolled by police at night, so the local...
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    To be honest....I use a plastic pretzel keg from...

    To be honest....I use a plastic pretzel keg from Costco. Weighs next to nothing, keeps the mice and squirrels out and it fits in a stuff sack if I need to hang it. It's usually in my tent or in my...
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    Yeah, most people tenting hang their food. I tend...

    Yeah, most people tenting hang their food. I tend to avoid of shelters, so not sure what the accepted social etiquette is.

    I do know the only times I've ever run into a bear on a hiking trail in...
  25. Not sure. You could call or email Smugglers Notch...

    Not sure. You could call or email Smugglers Notch SP and see if you can park that long....of course there would be a fee. I do not recommend leaving a car on one of the pulloffs or the LT parking lot...
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