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  1. Sorry, Tipi. This guy has you beat, but I...

    Sorry, Tipi. This guy has you beat, but I suspect that is only because the southern Appalachians don't have weather like northern Sweden.
  2. Redbone (Bill)? is that...

    Redbone (Bill)? is that you?https://tonysadventure.com/2019/07/carlo-col-shelter/
  3. Yeah, the Select filter line is what Sawyer...

    Yeah, the Select filter line is what Sawyer recommended. They are hard to find, very expensive and heavy. I have not found an S3 but did find an S1 at over $80.
  4. I'm glad you replied. I was seriously...

    I'm glad you replied. I was seriously considering my Steripen if no one else came up with a solution. I have message into Katadyn Group to see what they think about using their Steripen. I hope...
  5. Water purification when a Sawyer is not enough

    Heading to Zion National Park in a couple of weeks to do some hiking. A notice on their website says there is a toxic Cyanobacteria bloom in all park water sources and using a filter will not work. ...
  6. I hitchhiked on the Colorado Trail last year and...

    I hitchhiked on the Colorado Trail last year and had good luck. Only one ride took a long time to get, but that was due to the area being remote and few cars were on the road. I also got a ride at...
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    You definitely should plan ahead to ensure you...

    You definitely should plan ahead to ensure you have a ride. I suggest you download the Whiteblaze Shuttle List here and contact a few of the shuttle drivers for the given area. Some other forum...
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    Katahdin is the plan. I've been trying to finish...

    Katahdin is the plan. I've been trying to finish since 2018. Of course last year was a washout for obvious reasons.

    Thanks for the input, guys. I think I'll shoot for sometime in the last week...
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    I'm very flexible with my timeline, but I'd still...

    I'm very flexible with my timeline, but I'd still like to get up there sooner rather than later. Any guess on the conditions mid to end of June? I'm trying to plan now especially since getting to...
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    Mud Season in May

    Now that Maine is open to those who are vaccinated, I'm thinking of heading that way to finish up the AT. So, questions.

    Any estimate from the Maine locals when mud season will be over?
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    It's been very interesting reading the...

    It's been very interesting reading the speculation on the young woman's reason for leaving home. Let me add my own personal experience. At 16, the day before final exams of my junior year of high...
  12. I through hiked the Colorado Trail last year. I...

    I through hiked the Colorado Trail last year. I went from 150 pounds to 130 pounds within three weeks. I have had similar weight loss hiking the Appalachian Trail. That's the answer to your...
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    I think I came in at the end and missed...

    I think I came in at the end and missed something. Did the PO lose your backpack? If so, there is a default amount of insurance involved. Are you sure the buyer didn't get it?
  14. I was heartened to see a true description of the...

    I was heartened to see a true description of the vandals in the article, "when brainless, or low-IQ imbeciles, attack archaeological sites."
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    Guthook has a social media component now. ...

    Guthook has a social media component now. Actually, you can send text messages or even a "check-in" from the app, which will display your location. Your target audience must have the free Guthook...
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    I hiked the Colorado Trail last summer. I spent...

    I hiked the Colorado Trail last summer. I spent 1 1/2 days in Denver before hiking SOBO. I never had any noteworthy problems such as headaches, nausea, vomiting, etc. However, I did have one...
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    Here is more proof that the Ursack is not...

    Here is more proof that the Ursack is not invulnerable. Below are two links to Facebook posts, which report destruction of their Ursack bags. One poster provided pictures, which I copied below.
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    I just bought a large size for my Ursack and a...

    I just bought a large size for my Ursack and a smaller size to hold garbage for my upcoming thru of the Arizona Trail. I'll report back how they do. I leave in two weeks.
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    I read an informal study recently about taking...

    I read an informal study recently about taking breaks. A hiker did the same trail and took a break when feeling tired. First it was 5 minute breaks. Then ten minute breaks and so on. The hiker...
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    Dale Sanders (trail name Greybeard). It was in...

    Dale Sanders (trail name Greybeard). It was in 2017 when he was 82 years old. I crossed paths with him several times while hiking. For such an old guy, he is a strong hiker. He recently did the...
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    I always hung my food on the AT. Last year, I...

    I always hung my food on the AT. Last year, I hiked the Colorado Trail where there are often no trees or no suitable trees, so I slept with my food. One night I left a bag of garbage out and this...
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    You have got to be kidding! Somebody find that...

    You have got to be kidding! Somebody find that hiker and get him/her off the trail before they start a forest fire. Sadly, you can't fix stupid.
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    I started doing LASH's of the AT in 2016. As...

    I started doing LASH's of the AT in 2016. As clueless as I was, I bought a 30 degree rectangular synthetic sleeping bag when I started out in April. I froze. I bought a Sea to Summit Reactor liner...
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    I have a Tarptent Rainbow. It has it's own...

    I have a Tarptent Rainbow. It has it's own poles. It can be staked or free standing. To be free standing, you need trekking poles or some sort of pole to splay the sides of the tent out. Check...
  25. Poll: The PCT, the CT, the AZT, etc. as well as the ATC...

    The PCT, the CT, the AZT, etc. as well as the ATC all give out completion awards. I've got mine on the wall for the CT and hope to add the AZT this year and the AT when I finish the last 265 miles. ...
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