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  1. Thread: Yo-Yo Hiking

    by Tuney
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    I received an e-mail on this thread today...

    I received an e-mail on this thread today 1/21/2014. I hiked in 2010 using an Itinerary I found on the ATC web site called "Cool Breeze" which was a 3 way split. Hiking north from VA to CT starting...
  2. I took a zero there a week ago. The lady is very...

    I took a zero there a week ago. The lady is very nice. But I wouldn't recommend it for long term resupply.
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    Buena Vista, VA

    If all you need is a long term resupply, Buena Vista may not be the place to stop unless you plan to stay over, or you have a ride. The Food Lion and the CVS are at the top of a pretty long hill on...
  4. Ken Wallace 434-609-2704 will meet you and...

    Ken Wallace 434-609-2704 will meet you and shuttle you to Glasgow or BV. Very helpful. He's listed n the TH companion under U.S.501 VA.
  5. The budget inn is ok it's close to places you...

    The budget inn is ok it's close to places you want to get to.

    It's not pretty to look at. There are other hikers here.
  6. Browns Restaurant & Hotel in Glasgow is out of business

    Brown's Hotel and Restaurant and Hotel in Glasgow is closed permanently.
    Ken Wallace brought me to Buena Vista instead. There's a Budget inn right close to the quick stop, and several fast food...
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    Left Daleville VA-U.S.220 Friday 2/23

    Left Daleville on Friday. Reached Jennings Creek Sunday. Early in trip taking zero at Middle Creek Campground. Doing laundry, and picking up some extra food.
  8. Thread: starting soon

    by Tuney
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    Starting Soon

    New Start Date. Thursday 4/22/2010 from Rte 220 Daleville VA Nobo for Kent CT. First Leg of Cool Breeze Hike. 2nd Leg is Katahdin SOBO for Kent CT. 3rd Leg is RTE 220 SOBO to Dicks Creek. Already...
  9. Thread: Ortho-soles

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    I'm using the Dr. Scholl's custom fit orthotics...

    I'm using the Dr. Scholl's custom fit orthotics in my trail runners. I like them so well, I have 2 pairs, and use them in all my shoes.
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    Check out Baggs Creek Gap at mile 34.9 from...

    Check out Baggs Creek Gap at mile 34.9 from Springer. It's a nice level campsite with a good fire place and ready access to water. It's a nice walk up to Cow Rock to watch the sunset if it's a nice...
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    We really never know what we're capable of...

    We really never know what we're capable of achieving until we do it. Support would be nice, but many people don't understand about life in the trail community, and they have visions of all sorts of...
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    The Journey is the Destination!!

    My last two Shakedown Hikes have convinced me that in spite of all my hardwork and training, I'm not ready to hike 12 to 20 miles a day. Nor do I want to. At the moment I'm good for 5 to 6 hours of...
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    I agree, I do, and I also recommended buying the...

    I agree, I do, and I also recommended buying the book in one or more of my original posts. It's still easier to flip back and forth, to dog ear pages for later reference, and to highlight passages...
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    Not if you save the PDF, and use an electronic...

    Not if you save the PDF, and use an electronic reader like a Kindle or a Sony e-reader. It's a real solution to having a quantity of reading material in your pack . I have a Sony, and I have both...
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    Guess I'll miss you this trip. I'll be heading...

    Guess I'll miss you this trip. I'll be heading north from Daleville VA around the 20th of April. Maybe I'll catch up with you another time.
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    Three Forks looked pretty muddy do me when I...

    Three Forks looked pretty muddy do me when I hiked through there Last week.
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    People seem surprised when I tell them I'm going...

    People seem surprised when I tell them I'm going solo. But I've pretty much run into the same thing you have. Coordinating with trail friends and relatives just ends up being frustrating. The good...
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    Sounds Great!:sun Maybe the Cool Breeze will be...

    Sounds Great!:sun Maybe the Cool Breeze will be a Cool Breeze. I'm really looking forward to it.
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    Trail Conditions - Central VA & Shenandoah

    I'll be starting my Cool Breeze hike around the 20th of April at Daleville VA. Has anyone checked out trail conditons in VA, and Shenandoah NP recently?
  20. I recall reading a thread somewhere a couple of...

    I recall reading a thread somewhere a couple of years ago that read something like this:
    "There's nothing wrong with going ultra light but, be prepared to make do with what you've brought. Don't...
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    I've downloaded both to my Sony E-reader. The...

    I've downloaded both to my Sony E-reader. The changes don't appear to be terribly dramatic. The packaging is more compact on the new version. There's a link in this thread to a consolidated single...
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    I have the 2010 hardcopy and it's perfect bound...

    I have the 2010 hardcopy and it's perfect bound (Glued).
  23. Thread: on the trail?!

    by Tuney
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    Recap of Hike Woody Gap to Amicalola 3/15-17/10

    The following is the text of observations I sent to the GATC recapping trail conditions from my hike this week, reprinted here FYI:

    I just completed a 28 mile shakedown hike from Woody Gap to...
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    I'm looking forward to meeting you. I'm starting...

    I'm looking forward to meeting you. I'm starting +/- April 20, hiking NOBO from Daleville VA, to Kent, CT before Flipping to Maine to hike south. Can't miss 8th grandchild's Baptism on the 18th.
  25. Thread: on the trail?!

    by Tuney
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    Awsome Trip!!!

    Just finished a 2.5 day 28 Mile Shakedown from Woody Gap to Amicalola Falls. Met a lot of folks includng, Longhaul, Klarity, Grey Beard, and Long Island Ice Tea. There are bunch of new hikers out...
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