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    Rain here too, pretty much every afternoon and/or...

    Rain here too, pretty much every afternoon and/or evening since late last week. Before that, hardly any for five weeks, and the garden was on life support. I'm less than an hour from Kent, but I'm...
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    Poll: When I finally completed the AT as a section...

    When I finally completed the AT as a section hiker, I applied for the award, not because I needed "validation" but just to mark the event, a milestone of sorts. Truth be told, I have no idea where...
  3. I would love to do another chunk of Vermont's...

    I would love to do another chunk of Vermont's Long Trail, if my back is up to it. Meanwhile, it's daily walks in the local state park with my 14-year-old husky, who insists on them with her...
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    a bloviation of bureaucrats

    a bloviation of bureaucrats
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    With wet, gloppy snow coming down -- more than...

    With wet, gloppy snow coming down -- more than we've seen in weeks here -- I and my dog are forgoing our daily walk in the park. Instead, I baked two loaves of pumpkin bread, tidied up, surfed the...
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    blazercoach is giving you a recipe for success...

    blazercoach is giving you a recipe for success here. Whatever you choose, you want the hike to be fun, scenic, challenging (but not too challenging) and "interesting". If they enjoy it, you can scale...
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    I can't speak about the Whiteblaze guide (I've...

    I can't speak about the Whiteblaze guide (I've not seen it), but I've been very pleased with AWOL's. As a section hiker, I like the unbound versions -- I take only the pages I'll be using. You also...
  8. Sorry about the paywall. I'm a subscriber and...

    Sorry about the paywall. I'm a subscriber and automatically logged in. I thought you could view 10 articles per month for free as a non-subscriber, but maybe that's no longer the case.
  9. nytimes: Will the Appalachian Trail Stop an $8 Billion Pipeline?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/23/opinion/appalachian-trail-pipeline.html
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    So sorry to hear about the outcome, but sadly,...

    So sorry to hear about the outcome, but sadly, not surprised. Condolences to his family.
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    Hypothermia can disorient and can lead to poor...

    Hypothermia can disorient and can lead to poor choices.
  12. +1 Outdoor 76. I got good advice there, and a...

    +1 Outdoor 76. I got good advice there, and a pair of trail runners, when my boots were in tatters.
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    Here I use my snowshoes about once or twice a...

    Here I use my snowshoes about once or twice a season to make dog-walking paths around the property, with little turn-outs so the dog, female, can pee. It's a lot less tiring than slogging through...
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    Here in SW Connecticut, near the NY border, we...

    Here in SW Connecticut, near the NY border, we got maybe 4 inches of heavy, wet snow. Temps are in the low 30s now, with sunny weather expected. I'll be headed out with my trusty shovel soon.
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    Another factor in my planning, not mentioned in...

    Another factor in my planning, not mentioned in my earlier post, was to hike during relatively warm weather, and at a time when there would be other hikers on the trail, but not mobs of other hikers....
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    Another patchworker here, both in direction and...

    Another patchworker here, both in direction and in part of the country. At first, when I was still employed, it was pretty much 2-3 week segments with start and end points chosen for access to public...
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    I have a sturdy dark green cagoule, which I...

    I have a sturdy dark green cagoule, which I bought at Campmor many years ago. It's heavy, bombproof, and it keeps you dry. I've never used it for hiking, but it's great for quick dog walks, trips to...
  18. nytimes: Cold Stopped a Hikerís Heart for 6 Hours, Then Helped Save Her Life

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/06/world/europe/woman-survives-cardiac-arrest.html

    Kudos to the rescuers and medical team. She's a lucky lady.
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    From Pinkham Notch, hitch north to Gorham and...

    From Pinkham Notch, hitch north to Gorham and spend the night. There's a daily bus that will get you to Boston about noon. The bus stops at both the train station (South Station) and the airport...
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    Basic good manners and a positive attitude will...

    Basic good manners and a positive attitude will take you a long way on the trail, just as they would anywhere. Don't be intimidated; remember that everyone was a noob at one point. Just enjoy...
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    The fastest hiker I saw on the AT (3.5 plus mph)...

    The fastest hiker I saw on the AT (3.5 plus mph) was an average-looking guy in his twenties (I think). Medium height, thin but not overly so. Anyway, I watched him walk and he appeared to glide over...
  22. Thread: Needle Ice

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    The needle ice I see is in the ground and looks...

    The needle ice I see is in the ground and looks vaguely like ribbon candy. It crunches when I step on it.
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    Yes, milkweed.

    Yes, milkweed.
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    I was cautious before I got old, and I'm even...

    I was cautious before I got old, and I'm even more cautious now. When attempting a possibly risky maneuver (fording, a tricky ascent or descent), I like to have three of four points stable before I...
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    I see it fairly often around here.

    I see it fairly often around here.
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