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  1. TU Hobbs. Sometimes I like just being in Nature...

    TU Hobbs. Sometimes I like just being in Nature not hiking but just being there. Other times it's Nature and hiking,...or paddling, climbing, cycling,trail running, or strolling through a Botanical...
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    A timely inspiring account of an AT journey - a...

    A timely inspiring account of an AT journey - a completion no less, an aged fine red wine, as a dedicated, adaptable, resilient hiker having so many memorable worthy experiences.

    Congrats.
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    Pros and cons to most everything. The "car thing"...

    Pros and cons to most everything. The "car thing" as you've laid it out is no exception. On a balance sheet, as it applies to you, I see it as a net negative within the context of a completion of...
  4. I like Scott but maybe this time he can save the...

    I like Scott but maybe this time he can save the champagne for later?
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    You're not looking to finish the trail. If you...

    You're not looking to finish the trail. If you were you'd be open to being a section hiker, as Gambit McCrae. You're specifically seeking to finish a thru hike.

    Your spending pattern is to get...
  6. Further Japanese data, mounds of it, additionally...

    Further Japanese data, mounds of it, additionally substantiate the case.
    Here's a start to researching the benefits further by reviewing these resources and the ample cited footnotes.
    ...
  7. How walking makes us healthier, happier and brainier.

    https://getpocket.com/explore/item/it-s-a-superpower-how-walking-makes-us-healthier-happier-and-brainier?utm_source=pocket-newtab

    Maybe hiking is not merely taking a vacation or hiking "is only...
  8. Thread: Darn Tough

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    Have you done side by side tests using your model...

    Have you done side by side tests using your model going up to xl? That may be preferable than assuming you need to stretch out socks when you are on the cusp of needing a larger sock size or a...
  9. Thread: Darn Tough

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    I buy all socks that fit right from the package....

    I buy all socks that fit right from the package. I prefer socks that maintain their shape. I don't appreciate any sock that bunches up or the ankle hem stretches out that they sag down into my shoe....
  10. Thread: Chester

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    Plumas county Transportation has a bus that goes...

    Plumas county Transportation has a bus that goes between Quincy and Chester. In Quincy transfer to another PCT bus listed as a senior bus but that is never full and open to anyone to ride taking you...
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    Blackbird, try not braking so much on descents....

    Blackbird, try not braking so much on descents. If you find you have to stop or alter your momentum you're going too fast and/or not proceeding methodically intentionally within your physical...
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    Oh, when I hike on a beach with slight slope or...

    Oh, when I hike on a beach with slight slope or in water I work both sides of my body hiking both parallel ways to the shoreline on the beach and in the water. Out and back. Out and back.
    I also...
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    To add I find it imperative as a backpacker to be...

    To add I find it imperative as a backpacker to be muscoloskeltal balanced. That's why physical exercises I like are hiking on soft sandy beaches and dunes where legal, jumping on a trampoline, and...
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    Adding to the supplements Peakbagger stated in...

    Adding to the supplements Peakbagger stated in his first post I regularly find relief in as short as one week with low molecular wt hyaluronic acid(low molar HA has greater bioavailabilty rather...
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    A 17 + mile RT over a weekend over that terrain...

    A 17 + mile RT over a weekend over that terrain is within the capabilities of most Imo.
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    Ok 300 lb wt limit. For what ht user is it...

    Ok 300 lb wt limit. For what ht user is it designed
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    What's the length, I'm 6'4", and the wt rating,...

    What's the length, I'm 6'4", and the wt rating, I'm 210 lbs? I'm interested. PM me. If acceptable I'll take it.
  18. I like gloves and hand pockets in my rain jackets...

    I like gloves and hand pockets in my rain jackets because I night hike and start before 7 am regularly while also having experienced frost nip in extremities.
  19. I let anticipated conditions dictate apparel...

    I let anticipated conditions dictate apparel rather than having set apparel that can impose on the conditions. My fav set up are New Balance 5" Accelerate running shorts with a Tencel bamboo short...
  20. Thread: Slab walkin'

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    Traction metrics are not all the same for...

    Traction metrics are not all the same for different conditions. Your boot traction excels on dirt, mixed slop, and in snow with the deep lugs. They were not designed for slabs specifically although...
  21. This comes down to not fences or more extinctions...

    This comes down to not fences or more extinctions but knowledable responsible human behavior. Humans are not the only Earthlings. We must share the planet.
  22. The onus of separating wildlife and humans is on...

    The onus of separating wildlife and humans is on humanity not wildlife since after all humans are supposedly the most intelligent species on Earth.
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    For those with attention deficits wanting a hand...

    For those with attention deficits wanting a hand held terse "quick and dirty" preparatory approach few do it as well as Paul. https://pmags.com/a-quick-and-dirty-guide-to-the-appalachian-trail...
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    WB is no longer as useful as it might have once...

    WB is no longer as useful as it might have once been. There are a plethora of other sites better geared to current hikers than WB.
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    WB has become unnecessary.

    WB has become unnecessary.
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