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  1. You, and those who think like you, just don't get...

    You, and those who think like you, just don't get it. Reading a map is a skill, and an art. The map tells you a story, and being able to read and understand that story, is part of the enjoyment of...
  2. Thank you, Tipi Walter, for free topography...

    Thank you, Tipi Walter, for free topography class. Very interesting and useful information.
  3. I spend 10 hours a day in front of a computer....

    I spend 10 hours a day in front of a computer. When I'm hiking, last thing I want to do is looking at a screen. I guess that makes me an anti-technology old fart, but I can live with it.
  4. what I really meant is they are grotesque on ANY...

    what I really meant is they are grotesque on ANY trail; state, federal, local, what have you.
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    You are absolutely right. On the other hand, in...

    You are absolutely right. On the other hand, in countries where they practice the Sharia law (Saudi Arabia, for example), crime rate is much lower. What to do? there are no easy answers.
  6. Running a hiker's hostel is a labor of love, and...

    Running a hiker's hostel is a labor of love, and often under-appreciated. This is a great hostel. I hope they find the right person.
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    Not true. But old stereotypes die hard. Now days...

    Not true. But old stereotypes die hard. Now days most French people age fourty and under speaks decent English. And practically all those in the hospitality business speak English.
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    Three ridges wilderness.

    Three ridges wilderness.
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    In May 2015, I quit my my job to thru hike...

    In May 2015, I quit my my job to thru hike (flip-flop from HF north) and I decided to keep my plan through COBRA. It cost me close to $1000.00 a month. Made it to Hanover, NH. Could barely walk, so I...
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    You can keep your plan through COBRA, but you...

    You can keep your plan through COBRA, but you will have to pay the premium yourself.
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    Just a little anecdote. When I was in Paris this...

    Just a little anecdote. When I was in Paris this summer, I passed by La Tour St Jacques (St James's tower) in the center of the city and there's a plaque that says that it was the gathering point for...
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    Did you have any water sources at Harriman State...

    Did you have any water sources at Harriman State Park and Bear mountain state Park?
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    Water. Especially in this time of the year when...

    Water. Especially in this time of the year when springs are drying up. The SOBOs will appreciate you very much
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    I have the BV 450. I really wanted to like it,...

    I have the BV 450. I really wanted to like it, but I can't. (A) I have knee problems, and i cannot afford the extra weight. (B) it feels awkward in my pack, no matter how I place it. (C) there's no...
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    Damascus will always be # 1 Trail Town USA

    Damascus will always be # 1 Trail Town USA
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    Believe it or not, this is the first time I read...

    Believe it or not, this is the first time I read those lines. I do not own any fire arms. In my politics I'm a proud tree hugger liberal. Never heard of the Rifleman's Creed. Saying that, peanut...
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    Very simple... the almighty dollar. If you have...

    Very simple... the almighty dollar.
    If you have some bucks in your pocket, you are always welcome (and there's nothing wrong with that).
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    As to the thread, IMHO as long as you hike with...

    As to the thread, IMHO as long as you hike with Mr. Green, there are no bad towns.....
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    When I see posts like this I wonder if this's not...

    When I see posts like this I wonder if this's not a troll. Way off topic.
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    Well...I think I will stick to my Oboz...:)

    Well...I think I will stick to my Oboz...:)
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    What in the world are " plastic double boots" and...

    What in the world are " plastic double boots" and why are they so expensive?
  22. E-bikes are great for food delivery in the city,...

    E-bikes are great for food delivery in the city, but when I try to imagine them on the Creeper trail, this is grotesque.
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    I'm old fashion, and I like to own my gear. My...

    I'm old fashion, and I like to own my gear. My gear is my best friend on the trail, it is extension of who I'm when I'm in the woods.
  24. Thread: New AT memoir

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    This book was advertised in the AMC Outdoors...

    This book was advertised in the AMC Outdoors magazine the fall 2019 issue (they are the publishers). I got curious. I got the book. I read it over the weekend. I loved every page. That's all there's...
  25. Thread: New AT memoir

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    New AT memoir

    A new AT memoir is out. A real gem. Derrick "Mr. Fabulous" Lugo, a NYC guy with no hiking or camping experience, takes on the AT in "The Unlikely Thru-Hiker An Appalachian Trail Journey". Triple H:...
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