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    Wow, nice job! I'm impressed. You started out...

    Wow, nice job! I'm impressed.

    You started out by asking if the hike was even possible.
    You ended with a 2.5 mile per hour average. That's some pretty fast trail miles. Especially for someone...
  2. I'm curious about choosing cotton for your...

    I'm curious about choosing cotton for your typical long sleeve.

    I think you described it as your long sleeve thermal camp shirt--for typical hikes, but you're switching it out for this NH trip....
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    I'm sure there are local New England hikers with...

    I'm sure there are local New England hikers with a lot more experience.
    But, Yes, it seems like you're pretty close to avoiding Vermont mud season. Maybe pushing back a couple weeks would do it....
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    Hi there, First, best of luck with you...

    Hi there,

    First, best of luck with you planning and your hike!! That's an awesome way to do the trail, in such large chunks.

    There are plenty of threads to read, but here's one take on it:
    ...
  5. Hi, I've parked at the first location, listed...

    Hi,

    I've parked at the first location, listed as Tyringham-Main Road, for day-hiking (no overnights). I've never had any issues.
    I use that website all the time to find parking lots/trail access...
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    Hi all, There's now a parking lot directly...

    Hi all,

    There's now a parking lot directly across the street from the Greylock Community Club. There's a really obvious sign along the road (Route 2) and there are a couple maps posted with how...
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    Thanks for the trip report. Sounds like a lovely...

    Thanks for the trip report. Sounds like a lovely trail. I've been so focused on the AT, that I skip on all these other trails.

    Reading this is a good reminder to me about knowing your own...
  8. This is great advice! Get prepared and take in...

    This is great advice! Get prepared and take in what folks are suggesting here....then go for it!

    Regarding the heat: Sometimes, reaction to heat (like lots of other things) can be a mental thing....
  9. Thanks for reminding me---George is the best! I...

    Thanks for reminding me---George is the best! I wear his beaded necklaces when I hike, for the good vibes and my memories of him. He's shuttled me around several times....
  10. The ice cream is great and there's a nice view...

    The ice cream is great and there's a nice view there.

    The AT just south of there is fantastic. There's a short and fun rock scrambling area (identified as puddingstone rock in the guides) right at...
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    Congratulations!! Thanks for bringing us in on...

    Congratulations!! Thanks for bringing us in on your personal achievement. Great stuff. I am section-hiking the trail. I'm on year#7 and I've completed 1/3 of the trail.

    Interesting to me that you...
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    I hope you picked Option #1 and I hope you return...

    I hope you picked Option #1 and I hope you return to tell us about your amazing hike that day and how you were then able to carve out some more hiking time in an otherwise hectic schedule...
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    double post----deleted.... :)

    double post----deleted.... :)
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    Powerful. Thank you so much for writing and...

    Powerful. Thank you so much for writing and sharing that article.
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    I really like the Arcadian Outdoor Shop in Lenox....

    I really like the Arcadian Outdoor Shop in Lenox. Their staff is friendly and super-knowledgeable. Prices can be high though as with most stores of that sort.
    There's also a cafe there.

    It's off...
  16. This is such a good reminder. Thanks.

    This is such a good reminder. Thanks.
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    Go for it!! And, let it happen. Its always easy...

    Go for it!! And, let it happen. Its always easy to second-guess ambitious plans.
    Let us know how you make out....
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    I agree. Demand not being strong enough is part...

    I agree. Demand not being strong enough is part of what starts that downward spiral.
    I just saw that downward spiral going on. I think if you go into an outfitter store and they have a really...
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    Yes, that's a really good point about it being...

    Yes, that's a really good point about it being that far north along the trail. I agree.
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    I think the distance from trail doesn't put them...

    I think the distance from trail doesn't put them out of reach. It's 0.7 or 0.8 miles. That's pretty close, especially for long-distance hikers with a real gear need.

    Not having a good selection...
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    It's amazing how short the season is in some...

    It's amazing how short the season is in some areas. Conditions get much better in July but snow/ice/challenging weather returns in October.

    I hiked the AT in Maine the last two falls and got there...
  22. This is a gem!! Thanks. I'm thinking of this idea...

    This is a gem!! Thanks. I'm thinking of this idea in more general terms--like in almost every AT hiking trip I plan.

    I've had it both ways.. Left wondering where the time/daylight went and why I...
  23. I hiked these areas last September and got a...

    I hiked these areas last September and got a great (and unexpected) comparison between southern Maine and near Hanover.
    I visited southern Maine and did a bunch of day hikes, including Old Speck,...
  24. For the storage part: The Christ Lutheran Church...

    For the storage part:
    The Christ Lutheran Church in Duncannon is very hiker-friendly and could, potentially, help out. In the summer, they hold free spaghetti dinners for AT hikers every Wednesday...
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    Wishing you well!! Thanks for posting here and...

    Wishing you well!! Thanks for posting here and sharing your hike with us.

    Who knows? By establishing the record, you may spur others to try and break it. You might be back here doing this again...
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