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    The signs posted on the trail in that area are...

    The signs posted on the trail in that area are comical. You arenít even allowed to stop walking. By the time I got there I already had done 20 miles that day. So I sat on a log, drank some water,...
  2. Thread: Why SOBO?

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    Here is your SOBO challenge: You start in a...

    Here is your SOBO challenge:

    You start in a very remote area so make sure you have experience. Gear changes or shipping equipment home wonít happen in the first few days.

    Your first two days...
  3. The world has drawn the line at ďotherwise...

    The world has drawn the line at ďotherwise preventable deathsĒ. In other words, if people who got the virus would have survived with proper healthcare but start dying at home because that healthcare...
  4. The other coronaviruses (SARS, MERS and the...

    The other coronaviruses (SARS, MERS and the others less mentioned in the news) gave one immunity for months to 3 years. It’s not quite that simple but the short answer is that you don’t have immunity...
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    Crazy Larry isnít nearly young and healthy enough...

    Crazy Larry isnít nearly young and healthy enough to be exposing himself to this virus.
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    In my experience the coverage maps work poorly...

    In my experience the coverage maps work poorly when on the trail. AT&T and Verizon work reasonably in NC and GA. You likely can get a message out daily but donít wait until you camp. Check frequently...
  7. This seems reasonable if the hike is very close...

    This seems reasonable if the hike is very close to where you live. That is assuming it is legal at the time you are out. Travel restrictions to fight this virus may seem impossible here in America,...
  8. Is this sarcasm or ignorance? This new virus...

    Is this sarcasm or ignorance? This new virus will kill far more than the ones you listed. Why would you compare this to Ebola, for example? Ebola is far less contagious, and for that reason is not...
  9. You come across a surprising number of people on...

    You come across a surprising number of people on a thru hike. Without corona virus you have to take initiative to avoid getting sick. But with corona virus... oh my. Towns and hostels will be the...
  10. That sounds like a very reasonable plan, but if...

    That sounds like a very reasonable plan, but if the 9.7 is going to be tough then consider putting the hardest day as the first instead. By the third day you may not have slept as well and may be...
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    If you do long hikes you quickly find that you...

    If you do long hikes you quickly find that you can burn only so many calories per day. Your stamina will improve but you will hit your physical fitness limit after 3 months. So you fix what you...
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    This wonít work on most of the trail. I saw one...

    This wonít work on most of the trail. I saw one person doing this in TN. My first thought was that itís a lot of extra weight. Instead, put LOTS of effort into reducing weight. These are the people...
  13. There are many ways to spend our time and money...

    There are many ways to spend our time and money in life. If you thru hike then enjoy it and prepare well. If you spend that time taking on other challenges, then take on those like you would a thru...
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    Zpacks. It worked surprisingly well on many rainy...

    Zpacks. It worked surprisingly well on many rainy days. Very lightweight. Your body heat increases the temp. under the rain kilt. That lowers the relative humidity a bit and you actually dry your...
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    An orange that you eat? I encountered one all...

    An orange that you eat? I encountered one all alone, sitting on a boulder in the woods in New York (or NJ or some state. They blur together). After a few weeks you think nothing about eating food...
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    Agreed. Be agile. Stay on top of the rocks.

    Agreed. Be agile. Stay on top of the rocks.
  17. We have a canoe on the AT. Maybe we can have a...

    We have a canoe on the AT. Maybe we can have a raft too.
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    1) You donít hike the AT because itís easy. 2)...

    1) You donít hike the AT because itís easy.
    2) You will adapt.

    The rocks and bolders are bad. You will learn to walk on them and find they arenít so bad. Thatís why you get wildly different...
  19. Thread: Lunches

    by FreeGoldRush
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    If you hike a lot then the “keep moving”...

    If you hike a lot then the “keep moving” mentality is fine. But you better be in shape approaching that of a thru hiker who is well into their hike. For those of us not currently settled into the...
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    It is very common for that parking area to fill...

    It is very common for that parking area to fill up and for people to park along the road. It would be rude and inappropriate to park there overnight. I get the ďI was here first so I have the right...
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    Hike up and down steep hills. Set goals for both...

    Hike up and down steep hills. Set goals for both distance and total elevation gain. As a thru hiker you will find a very common day to be 15 miles and 5,000 feet of elevation gain. It varies a...
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    It happens all the time. Itís usually just...

    It happens all the time. Itís usually just inexperience. People carry too much weight, are out of shape, planned too many miles, etc.
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    Make a best effort to sleep in the shelter you...

    Make a best effort to sleep in the shelter you are permitted to sleep in. Carry a tent/hammock/tarp/bivy or whatever you need and then find a cozy place near some trees if plan A did not work,...
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    Itís not nearly as much a survival experience as...

    Itís not nearly as much a survival experience as you may currently imagine. Youíre just walking from hotel to motel and hostel to hostel. Staying warm should be priority 1. Starting later in the...
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    You wonít be catching a shuttle at the GA/NC...

    You wonít be catching a shuttle at the GA/NC border. Itís kind of in the middle of nowhere. Consider hiking on to Winding Stair Gap as a good option. Thatís a major road with easy town access. Itís...
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