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    This may ruffle some feathers, but I found the CT...

    This may ruffle some feathers, but I found the CT to be much easier than hiking the AT, even taking our lack of altitude adaptation into account. I believe if one were acclimated, it would actually...
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    Hammock opportunities in Segments 8 and 9

    On day 5 as we hiked to the end of Segment 9, the best spots we saw were along the last lake, I believe it is called Galena. In the image, it is where the little arrow is


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    Our last night was spent in segment 9 at...

    Our last night was spent in segment 9 at Porcupine Lakes, mile 150.3. What a beautiful spot. During that day, we passed several great spots after entering Segment 9, but we kept going. You...
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    Hammock opportunities in Segments 8 and 9

    On day 3, we passed several sites after crossing cataract creek, all on the right. It would not be hard at all to find a spot along there. We ended up walking through Camp Hale and up the other...
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    Night 2, we had crossed the passes and we're...

    Night 2, we had crossed the passes and we're heading downhill towards Cataract Creek. Off to our left was a wide flat area with the sound of the creek. We spotted a campsite but no trail to it. I...
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    We just got home. It was a great trip. We took...

    We just got home. It was a great trip. We took it pretty easy, and our longest day was 11.4 miles. We did 5 days and 4 nights. On the first night, we camped at mile 124.9. This site was great. ...
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    Thanks @Trailryder42 ! That is a great spot. ...

    Thanks @Trailryder42 ! That is a great spot.

    I looked at google maps satellite view and it looks like you took a left off the CT (if you were heading south), went down what looks like a game...
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    We actually have watched his videos. Lots of...

    We actually have watched his videos. Lots of good information, I just wish he were a hammock guy!
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    We will be sure to keep track of it and post a...

    We will be sure to keep track of it and post a trip report!
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    Thanks for all the great information and advice....

    Thanks for all the great information and advice.

    As far as the first night spot, we were watching YouTube vids of a couple who thru hiked (the 2 Groundhogs), and they stayed in a nice little...
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    Hammock opportunities in Segments 8 and 9

    My wife and I are going in mid-August to visit friends and family, and will have time to do a 4 1/2 day, 4 night section hike of the CT. My friend lives in Dillon, so our planning so far is...
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    Thanks so much for all the pointers. Based on...

    Thanks so much for all the pointers.

    Based on the weather forecast, the fact we had an 8 hour drive home on Sunday, and the fact we did not want to climb up to Sassafras Mountain from the Laurel...
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    Thanks so much for the great advice on such short...

    Thanks so much for the great advice on such short notice. It's so nice to know more before we set out. I think we are definitely going to have one car at laurel valley. Maybe the other at Table...
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    I dug around more, and it looks like the spur...

    I dug around more, and it looks like the spur trail from Caesar's Head to Sassafras Mt is 14.2. The trail from Sassafras Mt to Table Rock is about 9, for a total of 23 or so. This would be perfect....
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    Both of those options sound intriguing. It looks...

    Both of those options sound intriguing. It looks like the Laurel Valley to Table Rock section is only 10-12 miles though. If we could just add on another 10 miles...

    I also am trying to find more...
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    Foothills Trail last second advice

    Hi guys

    My wife and I always do a long-weekend hike this weekend for our anniversary, and we had planned a Max Patch to Hot Springs section hike starting on Friday. The weather forecast just...
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    Cool, thanks! I just got the app, and noticed...

    Cool, thanks! I just got the app, and noticed no tent icons. I will look more closely at the other info as you suggest!
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    Downloaded it for our section hike this summer,...

    Downloaded it for our section hike this summer, and it looks great, but the one thing I downloaded it for, the campsite locations, are not on this app. :(
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    There's a guy on youtube named Hurlgoat who...

    There's a guy on youtube named Hurlgoat who filmed his entire thru (45 days worth), and I see some sort of solar panel on his pack in every vid. You maybe able to touch base with him by commenting...
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    I may be pushing 32 on our 6 day trip, but it...

    I may be pushing 32 on our 6 day trip, but it will drop pretty quickly as we eat the food.

    Is yours purple all the way up the sides like mine, or is it purple only in the pocket area like the...
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    It came that way, but I'd email Chris to make...

    It came that way, but I'd email Chris to make sure if that's how you'd like yours.
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    I think I was able to roll it so the rain...

    I think I was able to roll it so the rain wouldn't get in, but I also use a compactor bag to line the pack and is where I keep my "never get wet" stuff. I also have a silnylon pack cover my wife...
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    Ohm 2.0 short review

    My Ohm weighs 35.5 oz (medium torso with a large hipbelt). I have an extra 2" in the shoulder straps, so that may be part of the reason it is a 4 oz over the spec weight, plus my pack is all robic,...
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    I think the SMD fusion 65 I have is constructed...

    I think the SMD fusion 65 I have is constructed very much the way you describe, and I love having most of the weight on the center of my lower back. That's where I am the strongest, and it's not in...
  25. Thread: ULA Circuit

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    you left out the words "to me" after not...

    you left out the words "to me" after not comfortable and more comfortable.
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