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    Contact the Hostel of Maine. They used someone...

    Contact the Hostel of Maine. They used someone to shuttle me from Millinocket back to Stratton last September but I don't have the shuttle driver's direct contact info.
  2. If I remember correctly you're doing Stratton to...

    If I remember correctly you're doing Stratton to Katahdin. A poncho is going to obscure where you're putting your feet on steep climbs and descents. Umbrellas don't work all that great either, even...
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    I sectioned hike and finished last year. Before...

    I sectioned hike and finished last year. Before the pandemic started the ATC sent me a 2020 hang tag because I planned to complete the AT in September, 2020. Even though the ATC can go ******...
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    Does weed help with altitude sickness? Asking...

    Does weed help with altitude sickness? Asking for a friend.
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    I'll be hiking the first 14 segments on the CT...

    I'll be hiking the first 14 segments on the CT this August-September and have been wondering about how best to acclimate. I won't have time to take a few days beforehand since I have to get back to...
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    From their FB page 7/3/20: FYI due to all...

    From their FB page 7/3/20:

    FYI due to all restrictions we will not be taking any AT hikers off the trail this year . We will be having drive in cabin business only cabins are set up to do your own...
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    That's odd. They were closed all hiking season...

    That's odd. They were closed all hiking season in 2020.
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    I would have loved to stay there last September...

    I would have loved to stay there last September on my final section hike but alas, they were closed. I do recommend Harrison’s near Caratunk to experience a Maine sporting camp.
  9. This was my last section as well, which I...

    This was my last section as well, which I completed September 14th.
    I can’t add too much to what’s already been noted, but here are a few suggestions.

    Don't underestimate the 100 Mile...
  10. Maryland Class of 2020 Thru or Section Hikers

    A local journalist is looking to interview Marylanders who completed either a thru or section hike of the AT in 2020. Please contact Katherine Fominykh at the Baltimore Sun at [email protected]
  11. Thread: AT/PA Jan 1

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    You can’t travel to PA if you live in Maryland...

    You can’t travel to PA if you live in Maryland without a negative COVID or quarantine. I haven’t been able to go and do trail maintenance since the travel restrictions went into effect. For more...
  12. Since completing the AT last month, I’ve put...

    Since completing the AT last month, I’ve put together a long list of hiking goals for the next 6-7 years. Some of them are shorter than the AT. The PCT and CDT both made the list. While waiting for...
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    Section Hike of the AT Completed

    After 4 years and nearly 3 months, 68 hikes mostly on weekends, countless hours driving to and from trail heads, my hike of the AT is finally complete. The last leg, from Stratton to Katahdin, began...
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    I use an Apple Watch 5 series on the trail. If...

    I use an Apple Watch 5 series on the trail. If kept in "theater mode," I usually recharge every other day. It charges relatively quickly. I use it for altitude, compass, mileage, and the usual...
  15. Recommendations on descending from Katahdin

    I am planning to summit on or about September 14th. I may have my 23-year-old daughter with me. She has done some hiking and is in good shape but has never done more technical, hand over hand-type...
  16. I did this section last August-September. I gave...

    I did this section last August-September. I gave myself two weeks to do it because I didn't want to rush, and because of the terrain. I probably could have cut a few days but honestly the pace was...
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    Glad this worked out better for you than last...

    Glad this worked out better for you than last year. I'll be finishing my last section between Stratton and Katahdin 8/30-9/14. Maybe I'll see you up there.
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    What section did you do? How much trash did you...

    What section did you do? How much trash did you see on the trail? I am hoping to go out the next few weekends to pick up trash.
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    I don't know about you but I'm finding all of...

    I don't know about you but I'm finding all of this confusing. The ATC is taking a blanket approach to all sections of the trail. Stay off. I have, since March, and am planning to stay off until we...
  20. My last section of the AT, from Stratton to...

    My last section of the AT, from Stratton to Katahdin. I've pushed it back to August 30th to start.
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    I'm in Towson. What announcement are you...

    I'm in Towson. What announcement are you referring to? Asking for a friend...
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    I didn't see any reference to the ATC and its...

    I didn't see any reference to the ATC and its recommendations regarding hiking again on the AT. Is the assumption in this plan that the ATC will recommend overnight backpacking by mid-late June? At...
  23. Has the ATC recommended hiking on the AT again? ...

    Has the ATC recommended hiking on the AT again? I must have missed the announcement. If not, what are you doing?
  24. Two days ago I learned I was negative for COVID...

    Two days ago I learned I was negative for COVID 19. I had become symptomatic on March 24, ended up in the ER, was sent home to quarantine for 14 days, and was tested on March 31. Will that change...
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    It looks like AT shelters in PA may be included...

    It looks like AT shelters in PA may be included in this, but it's not clear. Does anyone know?
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