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    I agree with Slo-go'en. Shoot for Franklin! ...

    I agree with Slo-go'en. Shoot for Franklin!

    FYI: You will meet up with people on the trail! There will be many people out at that point! Best to "saunter in" to the group you want to hike with...
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    LOVE this!!!! Keep the dancing images coming!

    LOVE this!!!! Keep the dancing images coming!
  3. Thread: Storage of Gear

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    I have used the plastic 18 gallon totes from...

    I have used the plastic 18 gallon totes from Walmart (good for cheap storage), the clear ones (WONDERFUL to see contents..even though I also label the outside), and the integrated ones (more...
  4. Thank you, everyone! We are looking into all the...

    Thank you, everyone! We are looking into all the suggested locations! With six people, we plan to get a house/cabin/condo - with a kitchen to save costs... as we will cook almost all our meals (might...
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    I plan on 3-5 days depending on my milage and...

    I plan on 3-5 days depending on my milage and resupply points. I go by where the resupply is... Most I have gone is 7 days, but I don't like that...
  6. Travel is not factored into the 5-6 day week. The...

    Travel is not factored into the 5-6 day week. The 5-6 days will be spent in NH with travel taking extra time on either end (my older son and his wife will probably spend some time in CA enroute to or...
  7. Thank you all for the great info! I am sorry I...

    Thank you all for the great info! I am sorry I was not specific...

    My hubby and I are in our 50's. The ultra-runner son and wife are 30's. The younger two boys, who are in shape and have A.T....
  8. New Hampshire: location near AT for week visit for hiking, running, other activities

    My husband and I want to bring our adult kids (ages 21-34) to stay for a week in an Airbnb or VRBO near the A.T in New Hampshire next June, July, or August. I want to knock out some of the more...
  9. Sparrows: My husband and I will be passing...

    Sparrows: My husband and I will be passing through your area next week! We will stop by to see you and that "mother of all thrift stores." Watch for us!
    ~Einstein & "CF"
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    That is my problem... the mind will not stop...

    That is my problem... the mind will not stop working!
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    How was the heat, bugs, and humidity?

    How was the heat, bugs, and humidity?
  12. Thank you all for responding! My hubby asked me...

    Thank you all for responding! My hubby asked me to check with you about the "physical aspect" of each area. Is one much more strenuous than another? (He nurses an old knee issue - but we do not see...
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    Yes, but as others mentioned... who leaves an...

    Yes, but as others mentioned... who leaves an 80-something year old father/grandfather behind in these conditions to summit...? That does not make sense!
  14. Decision: Newfound Gap to Elk Park, NC.... OR North Adams, MA to Glencliff, NH???

    While I have completed over 950 miles sectioning the A.T., my husband has only done about 50 - the Roller Coaster, last year. He just found out that he can take time off work at the end of this...
  15. Sad to say - I often overthink things... as I...

    Sad to say - I often overthink things... as I suddenly worry about how others interpret what I said... PLEASE, EVERYONE - know when you hear something, if makes your upset or uncomfortable, perhaps,...
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    Yes, the 4 liter Platypus gravity filter is great...

    Yes, the 4 liter Platypus gravity filter is great for a group! (I do use the Sawyer Squeeze when alone or with just one other person). As others mentioned, definitely carry a chemical backup....
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    Yes.... ........
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    I might check with you next year when I am in...

    I might check with you next year when I am in that area (planning on Cheshire north for a few hundred mile section...). Thanks!
  19. While I treasure my guns (have been called "Annie...

    While I treasure my guns (have been called "Annie Oakley" by some), I will not bring one on the trail. For me, they belong on a range and in a hunt.
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    Ditto on AWOL Guide. Also, look into Guthooks. (I...

    Ditto on AWOL Guide. Also, look into Guthooks. (I suggest BOTH - not just one!)
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    I get the HYOH idea... and I am fine with it as...

    I get the HYOH idea... and I am fine with it as long as it doesn't mess with MY HIKE. It is kind of the same thing in a classroom (yes, I am a teacher). If someone wants to listen to music while...
  22. West MI to AT. Roan Mtn/Hampton, TN and Clingman's mid/late June

    We are driving OUR VEHICLE down to Roan Mtn or Hampton, TN mid June (about the 17th/not set yet) and then shuttling down to Clingman's dome for a hike that will go through July 6th. PM if you are...
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    I can't comment on weather conditions during...

    I can't comment on weather conditions during different times; however, I can comment on the PA section. My first hike in it was a 90 mile-ish section from the southern border to Palmerton. I figured...
  24. Fun AT version of "March Madness." While I have...

    Fun AT version of "March Madness." While I have not been at any of the final four that made the list, I have been at many trail restaurants, which were all spectacular - maybe due to the food or...
  25. Thread: Tarptent Notch

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    Side entry ... best!

    Side entry ... best!
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