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    Depends on what time of year. If you're headed to...

    Depends on what time of year. If you're headed to Heavenly, you must be skiing? :) The Tahoe Rim Trail shares tread with the PCT and its guidebook has good info about parking and access and some...
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    Probably depends if you are NOBO or SOBO and when...

    Probably depends if you are NOBO or SOBO and when you finish, but I agree with Gadget that a 20 degree should do you for the whole trip. I sleep cold and can't remember a day that I wasn't happy to...
  3. Thread: Springtime

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    I don't have my maps out, but can comment on the...

    I don't have my maps out, but can comment on the sleeping bag issue.

    I sleep cold and would prefer a 20 or 30 bag for that time of year. A bit of it depends on whether you're going to be there...
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    Green Mountain Hostel opening this year?

    Any word if Jeff will be opening the Green Mountain Hostel this year? I know he is running a small operation out of the kindness of his heart, so no expectations, but would love to go there if its...
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    Asking this because I want to respect the trail,...

    Asking this because I want to respect the trail, the work of maintainers, nature, and the rules. :)
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    What's the news on mud season?

    Aside from Irene damage, I heard rumors that due to a weird winter, Mud Season is over in some places along the LT. I saw the GMC website announcement of Mud Season but no follow up. Any locals or...
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    LT state of trail?

    I got a tip from some people at the ATC that sections of VT along the AT (i.e. the Southern half of the LT) received a lot of damage from Hurricane Irene (like, sadly, much of VT).

    Any word on...
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    Looks like these are the answers then: Yes, but...

    Looks like these are the answers then:
    Yes, but they don't always work



    Thanks everyone!

    As a SOBO, I call in for reservations from Big Creek and can pick up a piece of paper there.
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    Permit and bear regs along BMT in Smokies

    Got a couple questions about regulations in the Smokies along the BMT. Are my assumptions about how these rules work correct?

    1) Do the unrationed campsites along the BMT in the Smokies have bear...
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    I'm hearing a lot of ME/VT/PA/NC for beers. Does...

    I'm hearing a lot of ME/VT/PA/NC for beers. Does this mean VA is 500 miles without a good local micro?

    Which begs another question---which areas/towns are "dry" along the trail? At NC212 (south...
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    Beer not to Miss on the Trail?

    What are the best local/microbrew beers on the trail---the beers that are not to be missed? I know Yuengling in PA, but surely there's some more to be found. Any ideas?
  12. Hmm...I sure hope it doesn't have mile-high...

    Hmm...I sure hope it doesn't have mile-high prices like Mt. Washington...
  13. When can I eat at the Cafeteria at the Flume?

    Noticed that the handbook mentions there's a cafeteria at the Flume Visitor Center, but haven't been able to google hours/prices etc. and haven't seen anything on WB about it.

    Anyone eat theres? ...
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    That's too bad, as the Olympus Toughs seemed to...

    That's too bad, as the Olympus Toughs seemed to for its price range to perform the best and hold up the best. Too bad the others cost almost double...
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    I've been shopping around as well and noticed...

    I've been shopping around as well and noticed this: Nice summary and comparison of waterproof cameras

    I've only ever hiked with cameras with AA capacity and noticed that all of these waterproof...
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    Yay for so much pizza! Anyone got the number...

    Yay for so much pizza!

    Anyone got the number or name of the pizza place next to Caledonia?

    If headed NOBO, is it 1/3 mile left or right? (Very important!)
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    Awesome! The Handbook doesn't say anything about...

    Awesome! The Handbook doesn't say anything about it and I really do want to score some extra calories there.
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    Pizza delivered to Pen-Mar park?

    During my 2008 thru-hike, I remember hearing that you can call a pizza place from the ranger station at Pen-Mar, and they'll deliver pizza right to the park. I wanted to try it, but got to the park...
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    Hi Phil, That sounds very nice. Although...

    Hi Phil,

    That sounds very nice. Although hikers don't "need" trail magic, I can't think of many who would say "no" to hot cocoa and donuts or hotdogs/burgers on Clingman's Dome or Newfound Gap :D...
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    Hi Kimi, Congrats on deciding to hike! You'll...

    Hi Kimi,

    Congrats on deciding to hike! You'll find some great info on this website about how to go about prepping for a thru-hike, what to expect, and what type of gear you'll need so you'll feel...
  21. Whiteblaze has a forum for people selling gear as...

    Whiteblaze has a forum for people selling gear as does Backpacking Light:
    http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/display_forum.html?offset=-1&forum=19


    Sgt Rock's...
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    I didn't use maps, except Tom Harrison's in the...

    I didn't use maps, except Tom Harrison's in the Sierra. I was fine with those maps, Yogi's guide, the databook, and http://www.4jeffrey.net/pct/ for the water report. The PCT isn't blazed, but in...
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    There haven't been enough people answering...

    There haven't been enough people answering "possum down!!!" so I'll throw in my two cents: These socks are awesome. I wore them on the CDT when it was getting down to single digits at night and was...
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    I do errands and walk around town with a weighted...

    I do errands and walk around town with a weighted backpack to strengthen the back. The best part is that it doesn't take any extra time since I'm doing all the things I'd normally be doing, except...
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    It's pretty clear from the posts above, but I...

    It's pretty clear from the posts above, but I wouldn't recommend using AT&T or getting AT&T pay-as-you-go phones for the AT. When I thru-hiked in 2008, I started with an AT&T phone, and sent it home...
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