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    Good choice to leave it at home. I brought one...

    Good choice to leave it at home. I brought one on a section hike once and didn't realize how thick the AT growth can be and it took extra effort to keep from constantly snagging it. There is also...
  2. Damn that is sad. I had no idea there were even...

    Damn that is sad. I had no idea there were even petroglyphs over on the East Coast. I would have loved to see them. I did a backpacking trip in Utah 3 years ago and had the pleasure of visiting...
  3. NWOT - Patagonia Men's Nine Trails Shorts 8", XL

    New without tags, Black, XL.

    Tried them on and they felt good so I tore the tags off and hit em with permethrin. Then tried them on again and decided I didn't really like the fit, but at that...
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    Muir was the man! We owe a lot to him. It was a...

    Muir was the man! We owe a lot to him. It was a bit bewildering to see a small group of voices attempting to cancel him last year, because he, like most of our (and their) great great grandfathers,...
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    I'm not familiar with ER71's AT vlog so I'm not...

    I'm not familiar with ER71's AT vlog so I'm not sure if what I'm recommending is similar. But I tend to dislike the channels where somebody walks with one arm out talking into the camera the entire...
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    The best one-man slack pack option I ever heard...

    The best one-man slack pack option I ever heard about was the guy who carried a motorcycle on a trailer behind his vehicle. Drop A at end, drive B to the start. Hike, hop in A, drive back to B,...
  7. Great conversation and ideas guys! Looks like...

    Great conversation and ideas guys! Looks like placing a pan within a pan of boiling water is the way to go. Can't wait to give some of these a try. I don't mind the extra carry for shorter trips. ...
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    I agree with JNI64...this is the best hiking...

    I agree with JNI64...this is the best hiking forum I've ever been a part of. Amazing it's still going strong with all the social media around to take away members. Facebook killed a couple fishing...
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    @CalebJ those AT Facebook Groups are awful. The...

    @CalebJ those AT Facebook Groups are awful. The main one and the section hiker one are run by the same folks. You are absolutely right that the moderators are extremely heavy handed over there and...
  10. Any success using 1-minute pancake/muffin/cookie in a cup mix?

    I see a bunch of these different breakfast and dessert items in a cup, just add water and microwave one minute. They are individually packaged, very lightweight, and apparently taste good. Just...
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    That stretch of blowdowns on top of the ridge N...

    That stretch of blowdowns on top of the ridge N of Chestnut Knob/Walkers Gap extended for about 6 miles and was the slowest hiking I'd ever done. 1 mph and legs scratched to hell. I'm also praying...
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    I think a lot of folks have this grand vision of...

    I think a lot of folks have this grand vision of the Appalachian "wilderness", and being prepared for it. Not taking anything away from the experience as it's special in its own right, but it's not...
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    I agree. I looked at the list and it was all...

    I agree. I looked at the list and it was all carb/sugar type foods. Horrible way to eat on the trail imo.
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    Facebook could work and you could only accept...

    Facebook could work and you could only accept friend requests from folks you want to share your hike with. I think Instagram is like a giant photo album of sorts, but doesn't allow much commentary...
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    That copperhead colony still live under Lambert's...

    That copperhead colony still live under Lambert's Meadow? I was planning a trip for the Triple Crown and the Guthooks comments for this shelter made me :-?
  16. Thread: 2021 AT hiking

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    Most shuttles are operating. Did some hikes last...

    Most shuttles are operating. Did some hikes last year that required a shuttle, and only encountered one that said they weren't operating in 2020. The rest had modifications like sitting in the...
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    Awesome, thank you very much for confirming!

    Awesome, thank you very much for confirming!
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    Bland VA Parking Near Brushy Mtn Outpost

    I'm thinking of ending a section here. AWOL guide doesn't list Hwy 52/Bland/Bastian/Brushy Mtn (591.8) as having a parking area. But I vaguely remember seeing some cars parked near here a couple...
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    Looks like a blood bath! I got off the Opsak...

    Looks like a blood bath!

    I got off the Opsak train really quick when I first started backpacking. For one, their durability is horrendous. They kept breaking at the zip lock. I remember being...
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    Have any ideas on a better way to reach your...

    Have any ideas on a better way to reach your water bottle stuffed in the side pocket? I can sometimes get it out and convince myself I can get it back in, but I always have to take my pack off to do...
  21. Middle school in Nassau County, NY. We got...

    Middle school in Nassau County, NY. We got several feet of snow. The thing I always remember from that storm were the giant mounds of plowed snow at the Nassau Coliseum parking lot, which I passed...
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    Never a dull moment for me. Hiking, like lots of...

    Never a dull moment for me. Hiking, like lots of other endeavors, is not for everyone. It's why I can sit quietly on a boat for 12 hours fishing but the thought of doing it even for one hour makes...
  23. Paid the small rental fee on Amazon Prime a...

    Paid the small rental fee on Amazon Prime a couple weeks ago to watch it since it was a slow day. I only made it about halfway through and just couldn't watch any more. I was expecting a hiking...
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    Just camp at the last campsite prior to Jarrad...

    Just camp at the last campsite prior to Jarrad Gap (Lance Creek?), then hike into Neels the next day. It's a big campsite and can accommodate all the hikers with the same idea!
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    I used Erik the Black's guide. That was back in...

    I used Erik the Black's guide. That was back in 2017 before I was turned onto Guthooks style tracking. If I could go back in time, I would have just used that. As somebody else mentioned, the JMT...
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