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    As others have said, yes - you need to reserve...

    As others have said, yes - you need to reserve sites. That means you need to gage your mileage ahead of time. Do NOT OVER GAGE!!! Oh, your other question about bugs! Dang, they were so bad when we...
  2. Hi, Tracsibole, I am a teacher too and live...

    Hi, Tracsibole,

    I am a teacher too and live in the flat area of Michigan. Eleven years ago, I won a backpack in a raffle and proceeded to take my 10 and 12 year old sons on a week long trip on...
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    Cumberland Trail Info

    Hi! I am looking for good Cumberland Trail Maps as well as general info on the trail itself! (Thinking of a Thru-hike on the Cumberland in the next year or two!) THANKS, in advance!
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    Karel is awesome, but check this other guy out: ...

    Karel is awesome, but check this other guy out:

    Check this one out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDZdsqbcGTU
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    Family mentioned "confusion" - so sad... and...

    Family mentioned "confusion" - so sad... and hard for the family....
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    Sorry... I did not read all posts. I hope my info...

    Sorry... I did not read all posts. I hope my info is not repeated..

    I sectioned PA in two parts after completing SNP and MD. I come from flat-land Michigan (well, we do have sand dunes, but those...
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    I agree with Slo-go'en. Shoot for Franklin! ...

    I agree with Slo-go'en. Shoot for Franklin!

    FYI: You will meet up with people on the trail! There will be many people out at that point! Best to "saunter in" to the group you want to hike with...
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    LOVE this!!!! Keep the dancing images coming!

    LOVE this!!!! Keep the dancing images coming!
  9. Thread: Storage of Gear

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    I have used the plastic 18 gallon totes from...

    I have used the plastic 18 gallon totes from Walmart (good for cheap storage), the clear ones (WONDERFUL to see contents..even though I also label the outside), and the integrated ones (more...
  10. Thank you, everyone! We are looking into all the...

    Thank you, everyone! We are looking into all the suggested locations! With six people, we plan to get a house/cabin/condo - with a kitchen to save costs... as we will cook almost all our meals (might...
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    I plan on 3-5 days depending on my milage and...

    I plan on 3-5 days depending on my milage and resupply points. I go by where the resupply is... Most I have gone is 7 days, but I don't like that...
  12. Travel is not factored into the 5-6 day week. The...

    Travel is not factored into the 5-6 day week. The 5-6 days will be spent in NH with travel taking extra time on either end (my older son and his wife will probably spend some time in CA enroute to or...
  13. Thank you all for the great info! I am sorry I...

    Thank you all for the great info! I am sorry I was not specific...

    My hubby and I are in our 50's. The ultra-runner son and wife are 30's. The younger two boys, who are in shape and have A.T....
  14. New Hampshire: location near AT for week visit for hiking, running, other activities

    My husband and I want to bring our adult kids (ages 21-34) to stay for a week in an Airbnb or VRBO near the A.T in New Hampshire next June, July, or August. I want to knock out some of the more...
  15. Sparrows: My husband and I will be passing...

    Sparrows: My husband and I will be passing through your area next week! We will stop by to see you and that "mother of all thrift stores." Watch for us!
    ~Einstein & "CF"
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    That is my problem... the mind will not stop...

    That is my problem... the mind will not stop working!
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    How was the heat, bugs, and humidity?

    How was the heat, bugs, and humidity?
  18. Thank you all for responding! My hubby asked me...

    Thank you all for responding! My hubby asked me to check with you about the "physical aspect" of each area. Is one much more strenuous than another? (He nurses an old knee issue - but we do not see...
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    Yes, but as others mentioned... who leaves an...

    Yes, but as others mentioned... who leaves an 80-something year old father/grandfather behind in these conditions to summit...? That does not make sense!
  20. Decision: Newfound Gap to Elk Park, NC.... OR North Adams, MA to Glencliff, NH???

    While I have completed over 950 miles sectioning the A.T., my husband has only done about 50 - the Roller Coaster, last year. He just found out that he can take time off work at the end of this...
  21. Sad to say - I often overthink things... as I...

    Sad to say - I often overthink things... as I suddenly worry about how others interpret what I said... PLEASE, EVERYONE - know when you hear something, if makes your upset or uncomfortable, perhaps,...
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    Yes, the 4 liter Platypus gravity filter is great...

    Yes, the 4 liter Platypus gravity filter is great for a group! (I do use the Sawyer Squeeze when alone or with just one other person). As others mentioned, definitely carry a chemical backup....
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    Yes.... ........
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    I might check with you next year when I am in...

    I might check with you next year when I am in that area (planning on Cheshire north for a few hundred mile section...). Thanks!
  25. While I treasure my guns (have been called "Annie...

    While I treasure my guns (have been called "Annie Oakley" by some), I will not bring one on the trail. For me, they belong on a range and in a hunt.
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