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    Sticky: Sobo is the best way to go!! I hiked the PCT sobo...

    Sobo is the best way to go!! I hiked the PCT sobo in 2016 & have hiked over 1300 sobo on the AT. Youíll avoid crowds & party bubbles and find plenty of time for yourself in nature and as much traimly...
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    After hiking the PCT, I think Iíll train the same...

    After hiking the PCT, I think Iíll train the same way, walk to restaurants/bars, within 5 miles, over stuff myself with food & drink & then cowboy camp on my patio.... repeat
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    Death Valley, CA

    I'm thinking of hitting Death Valley this Winter in February for a week (Car Camping). Can anyone give me insight on places to see, trails to hike or an overall guide to enjoying the best it has to...
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    This is that exact type of area, a place I have...

    This is that exact type of area, a place I have been hiking since the 90"s and have only seen a handful of hikers & most trips none. It's not the AT or any other long trail. I want to do a simple...
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    How to start writing a guide book

    What is the elementary way to start writing a short guidebook? What tools are the best to use for mileage & elevation? Thanks
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    Sad incident indeed!! I was wondering if this...

    Sad incident indeed!! I was wondering if this man was provoked in some way to make him hunt down these particular hikers or if this was a total random event & these two victims were in the wrong...
  7. I would hit "The Place" hostel when you 1st get...

    I would hit "The Place" hostel when you 1st get to Trails Days & post on their ride board, that you need a ride to Bristol or Marion, should be a ton of folks going in both directions.
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    Agreed!! Thanks again!

    Agreed!! Thanks again!
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    Sorry, just curious, you say you're shut down for...

    Sorry, just curious, you say you're shut down for the season, do you not accommodate sobo's in Oct/Nov & Dec? Thanks
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    Sounds like a safer bet to grab a lift to Taylors...

    Sounds like a safer bet to grab a lift to Taylors Valley, take the switchbacks up & go from there. Thanks Gambit!
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    Road to Saunders Shelter

    I noticed on Google Maps that there is a road called Saunders Rd. that come close to Saunders Shelter, is there an access trail to Saunders Shelter from there or is it easier to hike to the shelter...
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    The problem with leaving books behind is that the...

    The problem with leaving books behind is that the mice like to read them while no one is around & they have a tendency to chew while the read & and eventually the once was "book" is now a pile of...
  13. Different weekend. Enjoy!!

    Different weekend. Enjoy!!
  14. Thanks!.....

    Thanks!.....
  15. Large Group sites Allen Gap> Hot Springs

    I'm taking 7 guys on a really short sobo 15 miler to get some older guys back into backpacking and I am wondering if there are any sites from Allen Gap > Hot Springs that will accomodate 4-6 tents...
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    This is a solid plan, You can park at NFG, catch...

    This is a solid plan, You can park at NFG, catch the bus into Cherokee (depending on when it runs) & then have someone from the NOC or a hostel near Fontana pick you up in Cherokee drop you off at...
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    5'7" 170 start 148 End 175 a year later

    5'7"
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    175 a year later
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    Somewhere in the early 2000's I took the family...

    Somewhere in the early 2000's I took the family to Gatlinburg on vacation & went to Clingmans. I noticed the Appalachian trail sign up there so I wondered off to check it out, after talking to a few...
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    After have my "prefect hang" taken by this bear,...

    After have my "prefect hang" taken by this bear, (broke whole branch clean off) I would say it is common sense to have implemented a mandatory bear canister or no camping in this area just like Blood...
  20. Most hikers who day hike Whitney start @...

    Most hikers who day hike Whitney start @ midnight, so it's common practice to hike that trail at night. Coming up from Whitney Portal is a nice safe trail & no edges to worry about. Coming in from...
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    Agree on the Anker, carried one for 4.5 months on...

    Agree on the Anker, carried one for 4.5 months on the PCT & no problemo
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    "Monster" was a figure of speech often used for...

    "Monster" was a figure of speech often used for an extremely large item or animal.

    The night hike out was an amazing part of this adventurous night. We went down the Wilson Ridge trail, short...
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    Nice thread. After Hiking the JMT in 2013, 2014...

    Nice thread. After Hiking the JMT in 2013, 2014 & again on my PCT sobo in 2016 and depending on how long you want the experience to last, I would suggest starting light in HI & dropping a package...
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    Not surprised at all. The few non-pine trees up...

    Not surprised at all. The few non-pine trees up there are so weak and rotted that I figured it wouldn't take much for a bear to bring it down.[/QUOTE]

    Our hang was a very strong pine tree. We all...
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    This bear is a monster!! He came into our camp @...

    This bear is a monster!! He came into our camp @ 1 mile N of Thomas Knob on Wednesday (5/16). We had a perfect hang @ 15-18' off the ground & around 6' from the trunk, he swatted at the tree a few...
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