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    Lowa renegade hightop. You wont be disappointed....

    Lowa renegade hightop. You wont be disappointed. Usually available at REI.
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    Marmot Ether Dri-clime

    Marmot Ether Dri-clime
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    Most outfitters have esbit. Anyplace that sell...

    Most outfitters have esbit. Anyplace that sell grills has hexamine grill lighter cubes. Considering how many you can carry with no weight penalty, I would consider it easily doable. BTW, you can...
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    My WAGs (wild as* guesses): 1. This is just to...

    My WAGs (wild as* guesses):
    1. This is just to tighten up the pack when not full.
    2. Wet sock hanger?
    3. This will pull the bottom of the pack in, which shifts some weight to your shoulders, ...
  5. Call ATLodge in Millinocket. Tell em Chief says...

    Call ATLodge in Millinocket. Tell em Chief says hi.
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    Also, heat water you have been carrying for a...

    Also, heat water you have been carrying for a while, or in the morning, water you put in your sleeping bag with you. Ice cold spring water requires a lot more fuel.
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    I remember you!

    I remember you!
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    Call Surviver Dave, he has a deal with a motel...

    Call Surviver Dave, he has a deal with a motel near Marta, and shuttles to Amicalola and Springer.
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    Get a bug jacket. The sleeves have elastic, you...

    Get a bug jacket. The sleeves have elastic, you can pull them down over your hands. If the blackflies are really bad, you will be glad to have it. Speaking from experience.
  10. ............Yes.

    ............Yes.
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    From experience I can tell you: if its a bad...

    From experience I can tell you: if its a bad black fly year, you should wear a bug jacket. It weighs nothing, and the sleeves have elastic at the ends you can pull down over your hands. Bites on...
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    See ya'all up there! Looks like I will be at HH...

    See ya'all up there! Looks like I will be at HH in March.
  13. Take my word for it, its not as bad as it sounds....

    Take my word for it, its not as bad as it sounds. Might require a little planning or flexibility when you get there, but thousands do it every year, regardless of changing regs and rules. The...
  14. Good for you, Mike! Wish more SOBO's would do...

    Good for you, Mike! Wish more SOBO's would do this!
  15. The Suwannee section is by far the best section...

    The Suwannee section is by far the best section near Jacksonville. Also Iron Bridge and Rice Creek are not bad. The trail near GoldHead and Camp Blanding is nice, but camping is limited.
  16. Wonderful video. Great job!! thanks for doing...

    Wonderful video. Great job!! thanks for doing this.
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    I am so tired after 3 or 4 days on the trail, it...

    I am so tired after 3 or 4 days on the trail, it doesn't bother me anymore. I do use earplugs to block out the little night sounds that get the adrenaline flowing. After a month on the trail, I...
  18. Thread: shuttles

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    Its actually the AT Lodge in Millinocket. But...

    Its actually the AT Lodge in Millinocket. But moldy is exactly right.
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    Yes. 50' north of parking lot turn right.

    Yes. 50' north of parking lot turn right.
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    My 20 degree burrow has got me through 20 degree...

    My 20 degree burrow has got me through 20 degree nights without waking up. I have a good underquilt too.
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    Last years favorite: Whistletits. Nice young...

    Last years favorite: Whistletits. Nice young lady. Best so far this year: Rootbeard.
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    Get a bug net jacket. There is elastic around...

    Get a bug net jacket. There is elastic around the sleeves, and you can pull the sleeves down over your hands. I had to do this last year, because I was getting too many bites on my hands. This...
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    There was a Giggles nobo that summitted Katahdin ...

    There was a Giggles nobo that summitted Katahdin
    last week.
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    I drive shuttles at both ends of the trail. As...

    I drive shuttles at both ends of the trail. As others have said, arrange your shuttle as far in advance as you can, agree on price, and re-confirm a few days prior. Shuttling out and hiking back to...
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    This is correct. NOBOs can ascend and return in...

    This is correct. NOBOs can ascend and return in about 6 hours, new hikers take 8 - 12 hours, about half of that time is hand over hand. Even the easiest trail (Saddle Trail) takes most of a day to...
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