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    Metacomet or other eastern hikes

    Looking to hike between 12/27-30th-ish. Definitely would like to scope out the Mt. Tom/Holyoke/Lincoln area and/or part of the Metacomet Monadnock trail if we can shuttle cars.

    Basically would...
  2. Given your time frame, I'd start the AT at...

    Given your time frame, I'd start the AT at Springer around March 1, hike to Central Virginia and hop off around late April/early May and start the PCT, or if the desert doesn't appeal to you, stay on...
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    IMO, this is a very underated place, because of...

    IMO, this is a very underated place, because of its close proximity to RPH shelter, where everyone flocks to to order pizza. I've never slept at Shen, but I've hiked up there, just off the AT, it is...
  4. The AT is always gonna attract the most shifty...

    The AT is always gonna attract the most shifty weirdos. It's the most well-known, easily accesible, close to roads/towns/civilization, features the most hikers, has tons of shelters to set up in,...
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    Wish him luck and it seems he is enjoying his...

    Wish him luck and it seems he is enjoying his trip, which is the most important thing.

    3 Things that stuck out at me for someone trying to break "a record":

    His pack seems very heavy, around...
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    There aren't a ton of options hopping off...

    There aren't a ton of options hopping off somewhere in Jersey, unless you just happen to strike luck with someone going to DWG or a larger town/city.

    You could take the short line bus to the Bear...
  7. South Lake Tahoe is easy for her to get to and...

    South Lake Tahoe is easy for her to get to and there are plenty of places to stay, the lake is pretty and you guys could check out the casinos. Also, this a good place to take a couple days off. ...
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    Tyringham to Cheshire, MA-Memorial Wknd

    Hiya sportsfans.

    Anyone interested in doing this section next weekend? Dropping the gf off in Amherst and should be able to be in the Berkshires by noonish or earlier on Saturday. Looking to get...
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    Yeah, my two buddies both parked their trucks...

    Yeah, my two buddies both parked their trucks here while we were gone for 8 days, no problems.
  10. Good luck. I would stock: HEET (denatured...

    Good luck.

    I would stock: HEET (denatured alcohol), canister fuel, Coleman Fuel, duct tape, zip loc baggies, beer, Knorr sides, Mac n Cheese, dehydrated potatoes, stuffing, tortillas, bagels,...
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    I stayed with UJ last month and went in with an...

    I stayed with UJ last month and went in with an open mind, despite all of the turbulent history with Erwin service providers.

    I found him to be a really nice guy and his place was more than...
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    Ahhh, there are those friendly midwesterners that...

    Ahhh, there are those friendly midwesterners that just kill you with kindness :rolleyes:
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    Even after going thru the hysteria induced tick...

    Even after going thru the hysteria induced tick bite I got in November in NY, I would not let the idea of ticks alter the enjoyment of your trip. I guess there's nothing wrong with being cautious,...
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    Go for it! I suppose going south first would...

    Go for it!

    I suppose going south first would be smart as you avoid the back to back New England sections which could really wear one out. I guess you are planning to hike thru the winter,...
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    Good luck and have a great time! The PCT is an...

    Good luck and have a great time! The PCT is an incredible trail. Don't let the desert get you down, the Sierras are just behind, waiting!
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    as everyone said, it is certainly doable, if you...

    as everyone said, it is certainly doable, if you stay disciplined. Honestly the physical aspect probably won't be your biggest challenge once you get into a groove.

    My biggest piece of advice...
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    I'd look at journals on TJ and postholer. I...

    I'd look at journals on TJ and postholer. I found there to be much less disparity in pace than on the AT. People (generally) seemed to be going at roughly the same pace and you should be able to...
  18. Sheesh. I haven't met any thru-hikers that were...

    Sheesh. I haven't met any thru-hikers that were let down when they reached the end, and most of the people I've met and hiked with with in VT and NH were having a really good time.

    But that's...
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    Ended up staying on the AT, Hot Springs to 19E...

    Ended up staying on the AT, Hot Springs to 19E and had an excellent time with some 03 buddies. I will send over a full trip report sometime soon. Fell back in love with the AT again!
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    Just for the record, I left my car at Mountain...

    Just for the record, I left my car at Mountain Harbour for a week and they couldn't have been nicer. Really nice and helpful woman who runs the place (let me shower in the B and B) and the car was...
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    At first it seemed like a lot for just leaving a...

    At first it seemed like a lot for just leaving a car on a property (I remember the place on the NPT charging a dollar a day) but then I thought about it and its OK for peace of mind, especially with...
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    any other places or recommendations in the area...

    any other places or recommendations in the area to leave a car for a week+?

    They charge 5 bucks a day to park there, which, even as a NYer I find kind of ridiculous.
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    Hey MS, One piece of advice I'd give about KM...

    Hey MS,

    One piece of advice I'd give about KM is be sure of how many boxes you have sent to the store. My friend and I had something like 7 boxes between the 2 of us and they told us none of them...
  24. Thanks for this service Jim! Such a nice thing...

    Thanks for this service Jim! Such a nice thing to do to help thru-hikers.
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    Heading out Friday evening. Probably staying at...

    Heading out Friday evening. Probably staying at Doyle that night and heading to Elk Park and then Hot Springs Saturday
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