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    I sectioned that area in 2006. I stayed at the...

    I sectioned that area in 2006. I stayed at the motel and got a mail drop at the post office. Also got a big pizza and carried it back to the motel. Took the old AT back to the correct route
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    I stayed at Uncle Johnny's in April, 1999. He...

    I stayed at Uncle Johnny's in April, 1999. He also gave me a shuttle. Johnny was very nice to me. My condolences.
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    I thought about a sleeping bag liner but didn't...

    I thought about a sleeping bag liner but didn't want the hassle and additional bulk. I just throw a couple iron oxide hand warmers into my bag at night when it's cold. It raises the temperature in...
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    Mr. & Ms. Bear are just waiting for you honey...

    Mr. & Ms. Bear are just waiting for you honey carriers out on the trail.
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    Best of luck to you guys.

    Best of luck to you guys.
  6. I did the southernmost and the northernmost...

    I did the southernmost and the northernmost sections of the MST years ago. It was a challenging but beautiful trail to hike.
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    I ended up staying in Hanover for 3 days due to...

    I ended up staying in Hanover for 3 days due to rain when I sectioned that area. Stayed at a nice motel between Hanover and Lebanon. Hanover is the Damascus of the north, IMO. As for water at...
  8. The Franklin Township, PA Board of Supervisors...

    The Franklin Township, PA Board of Supervisors have approved a temporary re-route of the Mason-Dixon Trail through Franklin Township Park, PA to get around the closing of the Century Lane Bridge,...
  9. I section hiked from Harpers Ferry to PenMar this...

    I section hiked from Harpers Ferry to PenMar this past May. I got to Harpers Ferry around 8:00AM and had to wait until the Visitors Center opened at 9:00AM to fill out the form to leave my car. ...
  10. Thread: SNP question

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    I sectioned SNP in the early 2000's in about 5...

    I sectioned SNP in the early 2000's in about 5 days. This was in the spring. Started in Waynesboro and made it to Linden. I think I even had a 22 mile day the last day. Like others have said, the...
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    I always put a piece of Duct tape over the bite...

    I always put a piece of Duct tape over the bite valve of my water bladder between the time I pack and the time that I hit the trail. And I also place all non-water proof items in a plastic freezer...
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    When I sectioned SNP I stayed at the shelters a...

    When I sectioned SNP I stayed at the shelters a few nights and and the campgrounds a few nights. 3 places that I camped were on the ridge just south of the Elk Wallow Wayside (the next morning we...
  13. I've section hiked from Springer to Franconia...

    I've section hiked from Springer to Franconia Notch as well as a few sections in the whites. I did not like the Whites. Scenic but, IMO, very difficult to hike. The PA rocks between Port Clinton...
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    I'm sorry that this happened to the scouts. I...

    I'm sorry that this happened to the scouts. I camped at Dahlgren just last month with no issues.
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    As a fellow Virginian I agree that 'The...

    As a fellow Virginian I agree that 'The Shenandoahs' is like fingernails on a chalk board.
  16. The Mason-Dixon Trail Blocked near Franklin Twp. Park, PA

    The bridge that the Mason-Dixon Trail utilizes on Century LA near Franklin Twp. Park, PA has been deemed structurally deficient. According to the Twp. secretary they let out bids on June 8, 2016. The...
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    I got one of these 3 or 4 years ago and it works...

    I got one of these 3 or 4 years ago and it works great:
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  18. Thread: Best pop tarts?

    by mikec
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    You can buy a plastic pop tart holder in most...

    You can buy a plastic pop tart holder in most grocery stores that will keep your pop tarts intact while in your pack. It holds a 2 pack of pop tarts. My favorites are strawberry iced, brown sugar...
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    I've used DeLorme paper maps in the past. I...

    I've used DeLorme paper maps in the past. I thought they were good quality.
  20. Thread: I'm back!

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    Welcome back Mrs. B.!

    Welcome back Mrs. B.!
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    There is some info on backpacking this trail at...

    There is some info on backpacking this trail at http://www.mason-dixontrail.org/index.html
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    I have utilized AMC guided backpacking trips in...

    I have utilized AMC guided backpacking trips in the Whites. I enjoyed it and met some nice people there.
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    If you are talking about Nalgene bottles I have...

    If you are talking about Nalgene bottles I have some of each. They both have advantages and disadvantages.
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    I use both but IMO, the advantage of bottles is...

    I use both but IMO, the advantage of bottles is that you can see how much water is left. With a Camelbak you never know if you are going to run out of water unless you stop, drop your pack, open it...
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    Here's a double bad combination: Spam 'n Ramen. ...

    Here's a double bad combination: Spam 'n Ramen. Love it!
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