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  1. MSR makes cloth/rubber bladders in many different...

    MSR makes cloth/rubber bladders in many different sizes, as long as i clean them out at the end of the hike I have never had any bad taste from them. Wide mouthed and my goto water container, can...
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    For day trips I have informed my wife to call if...

    For day trips I have informed my wife to call if I am not home for work the next day. On longer trips it is about the same, 24 hours after I plan on being back. I carry a cell phone and had a spot...
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    I will be driving from NH to Roanoke on the night...

    I will be driving from NH to Roanoke on the night of the 10 into the 11th if a ride is needed. Doing James river foot bridge sobo to Mcafee starting the 12th.
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    One thing to think about is going SOBO. If you...

    One thing to think about is going SOBO. If you start at Andover Me. north of Grafton Notch you can be in Gorham easy in a week. Have no real problems with a 5 person group and basicly go...
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    Speaking from experiance, my tarp is not going to...

    Speaking from experiance, my tarp is not going to keep out a bear but the outhouse kept him out until he decided that food was easier to get some place else. It was a long night..
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    According to my wife the snoring should keep just...

    According to my wife the snoring should keep just about everything away. if no bear box I would have had to consider the bear can, but now I can save the wieght.
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    Thanks I am just planning on a stop/sleep and...

    Thanks I am just planning on a stop/sleep and move on, if there is a bear box it will get used and I am a little obsesive about eating cleanly. Figure I will be pre bubble so all should be good. ...
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    Bear activity near Lambert's meadow shelter

    Any updates on this besides the normal camp clean and hang your food. basicly is it a normal bear or one that has learned to look for human provided food?
    RDL
  9. Thread: Dream Hike?

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    There is a bike trail that follows most of 89, If...

    There is a bike trail that follows most of 89, If it allows people to walk that should connect Sunapee back to the AT. Don't know how much of it is also on regular roads.
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    It also goes very well paired with chili. As a...

    It also goes very well paired with chili. As a sandwich with sausage and cheese also. Thinking about it it goes good with just about everything. (wil admit to never having tried it with tuna)
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    Wind should make you think more about your...

    Wind should make you think more about your surroundings. I have camped in some very high ones and if you look for the right protection and are prepared It can be done safely. A lot of other factor...
  12. Thread: Hawaii Trails

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    Note the covid travel restrictions, my sister...

    Note the covid travel restrictions, my sister flew all the way out and got turned around because her testing center was not accredited by them. Long flight for nothing.
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    Light weight and Boy Scouts do not overlap...

    Light weight and Boy Scouts do not overlap easily. I have used a Alps mountaineering extreme 2 man outfitter version tent of almost 20 years with the scouts. It meets all of the requirements you...
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    OK so i guess dicks gap would be a better ending...

    OK so i guess dicks gap would be a better ending place and shuttle from Hiawassee to Springer is the way to go.
    Thanks for all the info, wanted to do an early in the year trip so I could save the...
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    Deep Gap to Springer

    Just starting the planning and was hoping someone with more knowledge than me (read anyone) could answer a few questions.

    How are the trail conditions compared to Maine? If I can plan on 1mph in...
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    Thanks, looking at the weather, on Monday and...

    Thanks, looking at the weather, on Monday and Tuesday next week, could be wash out but, as they say, a human is 90% waterproof so if it stays warm I may just go. Got the little loop just north of the...
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    mosquitoes around Gorham

    How are they right now? Need to know if I need a full tent or just a tarp for a two day trip. I assume that people traffic is low during the week on the AT Nobo.
    Thanks
    RDL
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    Grafton Notch North is great that time of year....

    Grafton Notch North is great that time of year. More than a few nice views and colors could be very good. Also can look at more than a few spots to bring a canoe back to at some other time. With the...
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    I frequently use the saying" well at least no one...

    I frequently use the saying" well at least no one is shooting at me." Always makes everything a little better.
  20. Thread: Why SOBO?

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    It took me a total of 14 days to do the 100 Mile...

    It took me a total of 14 days to do the 100 Mile Wilderness, In my defense I planned it that way and only did 1/2 at a time. Not being a thru but knowing what I was getting into, I took the easy way...
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    Thanks, did the Maine side last September and it...

    Thanks, did the Maine side last September and it was not bad at all was hoping to get a spring hike in but it is not looking good.
    thank you
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    Black fly season this year near Gorham NH

    With the weather this year anybody got guesses on when Black Fly season will start and end? Looking to do the NH part north of Androscoggin River. Once things open back up but I don't want to fight...
  23. Thread: state of Georgia

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    state of Georgia

    Thinking about doing the AT thru Georgia next year and was wondering what is the best time to do that section. I strongly dislike bugs that bit so I was thinking fall, but when is that way down...
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    Was in southern Maine during that time frame...

    Was in southern Maine during that time frame this year and I will say that on most nights the shelter areas had plenty of people. They were far from quiet and empty. Never lasted more than an hour...
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    ocean kayakers use gortex dry-suits. They will...

    ocean kayakers use gortex dry-suits. They will keep you dry but are very pricey.
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