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    Cool! Just "joined."

    Cool! Just "joined."
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    cool. will check it out. I also figure that once...

    cool. will check it out. I also figure that once we get there we will be able to ask some locals. especially at outdoor shops.
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    I'm not just interested in the Florida Trail. I...

    I'm not just interested in the Florida Trail. I am interested in other "local" trails for short hikes.
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    I now wear a Xero shoe every day. Either my...

    I now wear a Xero shoe every day. Either my Ztrail sandals or my mesa trail shoes. LOVE THEM both.
  5. :D more than likely. I used to always carry my...

    :D

    more than likely. I used to always carry my worst weather gear for all my hikes in the Whites, regardless of how long or short the hike was (day hike or multinights). I never once regretted...
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    I must commend you for "chipping away" like this....

    I must commend you for "chipping away" like this. I don't think most people have the patience. They would just say "screw it, I don't have time to do it in big chunks (or all at once)."
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    Florida Backpacking and Day hiking

    I am spending 4 months this winter in Florida. In Wauchula. An hour east of Bradenton. Which puts us a little south and west of center.

    What guidebook(s) would you suggest I get? Also, is there a...
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    The last time I flew with poles the TSA was "ok"...

    The last time I flew with poles the TSA was "ok" with it because they had rubber tips. However, I had to check my pack (and the poles with it) when they found the 1.5" pocket knife I keep in my cook...
  9. FYI, you can listen to the FKT podcast interview...

    FYI, you can listen to the FKT podcast interview of Scott over this latest attempt here:
    https://fastestknowntime.com/podcast/155-scott-jurek
  10. have you considered an AirBnB? (no, I don't own...

    have you considered an AirBnB? (no, I don't own one, yet, and it likely wouldn't be in CO)
  11. Get a good map of the WMNF in case you get stuck...

    Get a good map of the WMNF in case you get stuck in weather so you can get "down" quickly even if it means taking different trails. This will also allow you to find other places to camp than along...
  12. Thread: Class of 2022

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    I wonder if any of y'all are rethinking the plan...

    I wonder if any of y'all are rethinking the plan for 2022. This year has seen really heavy use. I wonder what next year will be like.

    For me, I likely won't thru hike next year as plans changed....
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    I wouldn't be opposed to local trail maintenance...

    I wouldn't be opposed to local trail maintenance orgs (or whoever is appropriate) imposing a parking fee or day use fee at trailheads and using that money to maintain the trail.
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    hike naked?

    hike naked?
  15. evidently the page was loading an older version....

    evidently the page was loading an older version. No idea why it wasn't pulling up the latest for me.

    Too bad he DNF'ed
  16. I wonder why it's not on FKT's website? If he...

    I wonder why it's not on FKT's website? If he does get the FKT, will he submit it there as well? Is there some kind of "bad blood?"
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    If you get a job where you get a 1 or 2 weeks...

    If you get a job where you get a 1 or 2 weeks paid vacation every year, or even if you can get the time off unpaid, you can section hike without "leaving your job." Nothing irresponsible about that....
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    Thus, runners must follow these overarching...

    Thus, runners must follow these overarching principals:


    Respect official Closures (btw, this includes Tribal land as well as wildfire closures).
    Follow official re-routes (if they exist).
    ...
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    as of 10:48 pm last night Tim had completed the...

    as of 10:48 pm last night Tim had completed the PCT. his "unofficial" time is 51 days 16 hrs 55 mins.

    and he needs to "hike back out" 30 miles this morning.
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    FYI, I just checked Instagram and he had 60 miles...

    FYI, I just checked Instagram and he had 60 miles left this morning when he headed out.

    I must admit I am a bit confused as to how the days are being counted or perhaps it's just a question of...
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    If the "current" route is open, reroutes are not...

    If the "current" route is open, reroutes are not allowed. So your point is moot. He would be DQ'ed for not following the "route."


    Today is his day 52 so I expect to hear something probably...
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    Sticky: Did @grumps mail it to @shelb? Shelb - what up...

    Did @grumps mail it to @shelb? Shelb - what up wit' da book, yo?
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    he must be getting close to finishing. Tomorrow...

    he must be getting close to finishing. Tomorrow will be 52 days.
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    7/11 - Timmy completed the work-around for the...

    7/11 - Timmy completed the work-around for the Lionhead fire and finished the day a ~ mile 2066, 50.4 mpd average so far so very close to FKT pace

    from the FKT website
  25. AT Self supported FKT attempt Gerritt Van Ommering

    Athlete: Gerrit Van Ommering
    Route: Appalachian Trail
    Start date: 2021-07-14
    Style: Self-supported
    Status: In progress
    Tracker:...
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