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  1. The main problem with ponchos that I have is that...

    The main problem with ponchos that I have is that I can never get the dang thing over the back of the pack without help from someone. Even in the rain, I tend to take my pack on and off more then a...
  2. Thread: Fanny Packs

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    The summer I spent in the greater Yellowstone...

    The summer I spent in the greater Yellowstone area way back in 1986 I used a fanny pack for summiting. Made more sense then the 7 pound frame pack used to get to base camp. It had 7 pockets. One big...
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    I guess you can't stay at any shelters in Maine...

    I guess you can't stay at any shelters in Maine at the moment.


    Shelter and Privy Closure on Appalachian National Scenic Trail Park Office (APPA) Lands

    (Updated 4/11/2021) The National Park...
  4. The 15 mile detour is likely due to the fact it's...

    The 15 mile detour is likely due to the fact it's the closest place the trail crosses roads. I'm too lazy to look at a map...

    Those towers may not have been designed for ice storms. Historically...
  5. Answer these questions before you can read...

    Answer these questions before you can read further. Sorry, I don't think so.
  6. I wonder how many start that way? A lot actually....

    I wonder how many start that way? A lot actually.

    The problem post hike is at the end of the hike, the body is starved, malnourished and used to burning 7-10K calories a day. Then all of sudden,...
  7. 2.5 days could be a little ambitious. There's...

    2.5 days could be a little ambitious.

    There's a pretty good climb out of Bly gap to Muskrat creek shelter, I've nick named it "the stairway to heaven" or, welcome to NC - Get used to it. If you...
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    You must camp at designated sites. Period....

    You must camp at designated sites. Period. Getting up to the ridge generally involves some pretty steep climbs.
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    Get a Thermarest Prolite. It's inflatable, but...

    Get a Thermarest Prolite. It's inflatable, but has a foam core so is much more comfortable then a CCF and not as noisy as an air mattress. It's also 3 season. Down side is it's one of the heavier...
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    I tell ya, there is one place you definitely...

    I tell ya, there is one place you definitely would not dare use a stove, that's a room in the Doyle. That place is a fire trap waiting to happen. Quite amazing it hasn't happened yet!

    A motel in...
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    Nice section, but a tough one. The climb up Three...

    Nice section, but a tough one. The climb up Three ridges is long and steep! I lost count of the number of switchbacks.

    The brewery was the highlight of the section though. I happened on a another...
  12. That's about as good as it gets. It does get...

    That's about as good as it gets.

    It does get condensation in wet weather and my only complaint is rubbing my head on the wall as I sit up and it's a little hard to put a shirt on without also...
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    It's is the 2020 Whitepages. Maybe you weren't...

    It's is the 2020 Whitepages. Maybe you weren't suppose to be there or they changed their minds?
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    I think the idea behind closing shelters and the...

    I think the idea behind closing shelters and the like wasn't so much about spreading COVID on the trail, but to discourage people from traveling to use said facilities and out of the towns in the...
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    Hardly worth the effort then...

    Hardly worth the effort then...
  16. Thread: $$$ís

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    Forgot to mention, I keep a couple of 50's or a...

    Forgot to mention, I keep a couple of 50's or a 100 tucked away in my wallet for emergencies and used only for emergencies. Having that reserved cash has saved me a couple of times.
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    In normal times, it's fairly quiet around here...

    In normal times, it's fairly quiet around here until after July 4th. But these are no longer normal times, so hard to say. I'm pretty sure the huts take cards now days. You could contact the AMC and...
  18. That might work. Might be sticky enough not to...

    That might work. Might be sticky enough not to fall into the fire.

    IHOP syrup?

    If I bring any syrup, it comes the the trees down the street and made in my friends Sugar house :)
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    Now that you mention it, I did camp there once....

    Now that you mention it, I did camp there once. Should not have set up the tent under the big tree after the thunderstorm. That was on my 10 day heatwave hike through NJ and NY. Man, was it hot.
  20. I just bought one to try. After reading the...

    I just bought one to try. After reading the instructions, I don't think just adding hot water will work. It only requires two tablespoons of water, just enough to turn it into a paste. I suppose you...
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    Like totally ignoring the rules.

    Like totally ignoring the rules.
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    Since the OP was also asking about parking at...

    Since the OP was also asking about parking at Bear mountain, this would be his first day on the trail. Hudson to RPH would be a very long day for day 1. The only legal campsite is Hemlock Springs,...
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    Graymoor no long allows hikers to stay at the...

    Graymoor no long allows hikers to stay at the ball field. NY is a designated sites only state, stealth camping is not allowed and is not practical. The 23 miles might seem long, but it's pretty easy...
  24. Thread: $$$ís

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    Cash for hostels and shuttles. With few...

    Cash for hostels and shuttles. With few exceptions, these are under the radar operations. Cards for chain motels, restaurants, stores and commercial transportation (trains, buses). Depending on the...
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    There is the faint sound of Banjo's in the...

    There is the faint sound of Banjo's in the distance...

    I hiked NC in the late 80's and that was about as close to being in a 3d world country as I'll ever get. Crossing into VA, the difference was...
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