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  1. Thread: Shenandoah

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    Shenandoah

    Will anyone be heading to Shenandoah NP, Thornton Gap (US 211), from the east/northeast on June 2/3 and be willing to give me a lift? I'd pay for gas/tolls. I know there are shuttles in the general...
  2. Have you heard of market externalities? Private...

    Have you heard of market externalities? Private actions (by individuals and companies) can bring benefits to others for which the private entity is not rewarded/compensated by the market and can...
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    I would say the 2nd quarter of LT (from the...

    I would say the 2nd quarter of LT (from the North) is worse than anything in the Whites. I thru-hiked the LT in 18 days SOBO in late June - early July 2011 (so maximum daylight). I started with 11-12...
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    hiking guidebooks

    AT trail guides and maps: MD/North VA (7th ed), PA (10th Ed), NY/NJ (6th Ed), MA/CT (11th Ed)

    The AT Guide, 2015 Southbound

    Thru-hiker's companion 2010

    Catskill Mountain Guide and maps...
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    SuperFeet and Cho-Pat

    I have finally gotten Green Superfeet insoles and Cho-Pat knee wraps.

    I tried to cut the Superfeet following the instructions. I then went on a walk in them, maybe 7-8 miles, all flat, except for...
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    There is no need for a shuttle to do this. NJ...

    There is no need for a shuttle to do this. NJ Transit runs buses from NYC to the AT crossing of Route 17A (frequently in the peak direction, e.g. on Friday night, every 2 hours otherwise). Coach USA...
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    Peter Pan (twice daily NYC-Williamstown) runs...

    Peter Pan (twice daily NYC-Williamstown) runs along Route 7 in MA, roughly following the AT, including through Lee (5 miles W of the AT crossing of Route 20) and Lenox. Berkshire Regional Transit...
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    There are taxis in town. It is also an easy, flat...

    There are taxis in town. It is also an easy, flat walk, about hour if you do not get lost.
  9. Thread: Ursack?

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    I have owned a green Ursack for quite a few...

    I have owned a green Ursack for quite a few years. I like the convenience of it, but am now thinking of moving on to bear bagging instead (on the east coast). It weighs half a pound dry and is not...
  10. Based on what you are saying they have just...

    Based on what you are saying they have just opened the Demonstration Trail near Hessian Lake. It takes the AT completely off the gravel road near the lake. There is nothing wrong with the small...
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    Take Newark Airtrain to NJ Transit train station....

    Take Newark Airtrain to NJ Transit train station. Then NJT train to Secaucus Junction (most, but not all, NYC bound trains stop there); then NJT train to Suffern from the lower level. Switch to the...
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    http://www.coachusa.com/CoachUsaAssets/files/98/po...

    http://www.coachusa.com/CoachUsaAssets/files/98/pough-nwbrg.pdf
  13. I'd suggest North to South. You'd have rougher...

    I'd suggest North to South. You'd have rougher terrain at the beginning, but then you could choose your starting day when the weather is looking good. In the second half, you'd have it nice and easy....
  14. Actually, it runs twice a day.

    Actually, it runs twice a day.
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    The trains in this country are twice as heavy as...

    The trains in this country are twice as heavy as in the rest of the world because of federal regulations. This makes HSR essentially impractical. CA's plan is based on receiving a waiver from such...
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    In principle, fuel canisters are not allowed on...

    In principle, fuel canisters are not allowed on Amtrak; this would fall under #5 on the prohibited items list:
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    Amtrak goes to Albany and Boston, once a day from...

    Amtrak goes to Albany and Boston, once a day from Pittsfield, though you could probably connect in Springfield or Albany. However, Amtrak often runs hours late at Pittsfield. Peter Pan, with two...
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    Have them drop you off at the Journey's End Trail...

    Have them drop you off at the Journey's End Trail trailhead (if their car make it on that road). You could then either stay at Journey's End Camp II (a really nice, new, cabin with a nice stream...
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    I did SOBO last year in 18 days (from Journey's...

    I did SOBO last year in 18 days (from Journey's End Camp II to the AT crossing of MA 2). I resupplied in Johnson (just 2 miles off the trail), Richmond (3 miles off the trail), and Rutland (by taking...
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    The train may very well be late. On the...

    The train may very well be late. On the off-chance that it is not, you can also take a Peter Bus, which leaves from the same place as the train, and has a timed connection in Springfield. It is...
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    Just to mention, Martz Trailways goes to DWG from...

    Just to mention, Martz Trailways goes to DWG from NYC with stops along the way in NJ.
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    The Metro North train stops at the AT station...

    The Metro North train stops at the AT station only on weekends and holidays, twice in the morning on the way from NYC and 3 times in the evening on the way to NYC. You have to change from a 3-car...
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    Are you referring to the parking lot at the...

    Are you referring to the parking lot at the summit of Bear Mountain or at the bottom next to the Inn and Hessian Lake?

    The former is accessible by a road which is normally open from 8am or 8:30am...
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    You should get reception at major road crossings,...

    You should get reception at major road crossings, likely at the summits and some ridges if they face in the correct direction, but then a lot of people would like a break from hearing others chatting...
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    PIP is a 55mph road (so most people drive 65+)....

    PIP is a 55mph road (so most people drive 65+). At the AT crossing, there is a metal barrier you have to step over. I do not think there is a shoulder near the crossing. Even if there is a shoulder...
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