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    I had a 2001 Wanderlust Nomad 2-4-2 tent that got...

    I had a 2001 Wanderlust Nomad 2-4-2 tent that got a lot of use.
    I really enjoyed that tent...so much so that I kept it way longer than I should have.

    The silnylon eventually got very thin and...
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    I will give you my experience with shoe size and...

    I will give you my experience with shoe size and hiking since no one answered you.
    My feet are the same size now as they were when I started my long walks.
    I have worn road running shoes probably...
  3. fishing? funny

    fishing? funny
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    You surprised me with your answer and I was happy...

    You surprised me with your answer and I was happy to see it.

    That's exactly what I've been carrying for a couple years...an EE 20 degree down quilt and an EE 50 degree synthetic quilt.

    I often...
  5. Perfect! :)

    Perfect! :)
  6. I'm very bad at making my point...but my point...

    I'm very bad at making my point...but my point was that your view encompassed everyone's view when you said "Officially if completed in year, it's a thru. In the spirit, if it's 2 (or more) 'separate...
  7. I don't agree with you at all. The "In the...

    I don't agree with you at all. The "In the spirit, if it's 2 (or more) 'separate stints' it is not." is your own thought.
    Read what Laurie posted above and you will not find your idea of a thru...
  8. Have at it and enjoy. Mother Nature will let you...

    Have at it and enjoy. Mother Nature will let you know what you can do.
    My only suggestion to someone with your experience would be to carry paper maps, along with your electronic maps, at least...
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    I like starting sobo late. Bugs will be less of a...

    I like starting sobo late. Bugs will be less of a problem and you will be past the nobo's by VT or so.


    I always carry a 20 degree quilt with me in 3 seasons. There are plenty of times I am glad...
  10. Hope this works; ...

    Hope this works;

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155483767745811&set=a.83703450810.92972.695555810&type=3&theater

    This is the entire family's summit photo at tree line.

    Real classy...
  11. No...you're not nuts for considering the...

    No...you're not nuts for considering the possibility.
    It's seems it was a very "timed" and vague post by BSP the other day which could have easily been cleared up by the OP. (or maybe the OP didn't...
  12. Pretty sure that's the thread where Rockit Mann...

    Pretty sure that's the thread where Rockit Mann was trying to figure out if Teej had any affiliation with BSP or the ATC.
    The thread seems to have disappeared.

    That's too bad the thread...
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    Poll: Well, there you go. Nothing wrong with your...

    Well, there you go. Nothing wrong with your reading comprehension.
    You quickly figured out my top three choices.
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    Poll: Yep, there are now eight new thru hikers that...

    Yep, there are now eight new thru hikers that followed the rules.
    Rainier enjoyed what trail was open to him.

    You, of all people here, must be thrilled.
    Well, there may be about 90% of other...
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    Poll: Sounds like there are eight new thru hikers as of...

    Sounds like there are eight new thru hikers as of today according to a post on FB from BSP.

    What an amazing adventure for this family!!

    By far the most remarkable hike ever of the AT that I am...
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    What does it matter whether you call yourself a...

    What does it matter whether you call yourself a thru hiker or a section hiker.
    If you've walked the entire AT, that's a good walk.

    It seems the ATC doesn't care that much either.
    This was...
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    I'm not sure what the ATC's stance is on this,...

    I'm not sure what the ATC's stance is on this, but the people that string together multiple section hikes to complete the trail are the ones that I admire most.

    I met a couple of hikers that did...
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    Not the slowest thru hike, but the slowest thru...

    Not the slowest thru hike, but the slowest thru hike for me that had me walking the whole trail in under one year.
    Started on May 1st, 2004 and finished on April 20, 2005.

    Took a little time off...
  19. Sherlock used to be my most admired AT hiker...

    Sherlock used to be my most admired AT hiker because he had six thru hikes done by the time he was 28 years old.

    This family now has the top spot for accomplishments on the Appalachian Trail to...
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    Congratulations tiptoe on walking the trail and...

    Congratulations tiptoe on walking the trail and still going strong at 73!

    Personally, I have mixed feelings about Katahdin.
    Slowed down in 2002 when I realized that there was only about 700 or...
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    I've had PF twice. The first time I was able to...

    I've had PF twice. The first time I was able to continue thru hiking the AT, but it slowed me down by about 1 mph and always let me know it was there with every other footstep.
    I did all the...
  22. Harvey is north of Franklin, NC. I really hope...

    Harvey is north of Franklin, NC. I really hope he does well. I am always amazed when I think of what he is doing...and has to do every day until he reaches Katahdin.
  23. That's beautiful! The best phrase I've ever seen...

    That's beautiful! The best phrase I've ever seen on WhiteBlaze!
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    I have followed a few this year whenever I get a...

    I have followed a few this year whenever I get a chance.

    Amanda Bess. Almost didn't go back after watching her first one, but glad I did. She is fun. I rate her vlog an 8 out of 10.

    Sleeves....
  25. Hope he gets some good sleep. I just checked...

    Hope he gets some good sleep.
    I just checked his RoadID and it looks like he is well on his way with 53.1 miles done on his first day.
    He should be done with Georgia around noon on day 2.
    ...
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