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  1. I've thru-hiked SOBO in 2005, completed 7...

    I've thru-hiked SOBO in 2005, completed 7 marathons (*set a PR and BQ of 2:59:04, and plan to run Boston in 2020), and I've run a few local trail races.

    I love running on the AT.

    I drive up to...
  2. Thread: Wilcox South

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    Stayed at Wilcox South Saturday June 10th, 2017;...

    Stayed at Wilcox South Saturday June 10th, 2017; Lot's of Bear Activity, we had 3 tents set up early around 4PM but spent our time at the new shelter, after about an hour one of our crew went to get...
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    I have transitioned into Altra shoes across the...

    I have transitioned into Altra shoes across the board, for road running, general walking, and trail runners. They feature zero drop and a foot shaped toe box, perfect shoe for re-gaining your natural...
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    Does Jim mind if you park on Goldsmith Road? I'm...

    Does Jim mind if you park on Goldsmith Road? I'm a former SOBO Thru Hiker from 2005, wanted to get out on the trail over Memorial Day Weekend, wanted to use the Secret Shelter as a quick overnight...
  5. UCONN! HUSKIES! I was there 2001-2205, so we...

    UCONN! HUSKIES!

    I was there 2001-2205, so we definitely overlapped. You still get out for backpacking trips?
  6. You are why I stopped posting here. Posting...

    You are why I stopped posting here.

    Posting away, hiding behind your screens.

    Throwing stones in glass houses.

    The fact that you feel the need to make an argument "for" smart phone use on...
  7. I was with RITBlake on this section hike, we...

    I was with RITBlake on this section hike, we thru-hiked Southbound together back in 2005, and I can back up this post 100%, I've never seen anything like it. I was shocked. A dozen thru hikers all on...
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    Go to Mountain Creek Water Park in Vernon, NJ....

    Go to Mountain Creek Water Park in Vernon, NJ. It's a great park, you and your buddies will have a blast there
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    I totally agree with RITBlake on this one, haha,...

    I totally agree with RITBlake on this one, haha, it's comical when I see people think they can be "ultra-lite" just by buying an ultra-lite pack. If you're carrying 30-40 pounds, get a real framed...
  10. Just saw thru hiker named Ben in Penn Station NYC

    Just saw a NOBO thru hiker named Ben in Penn Station, I was able to talk with him briefly and gave him my contact info, but I had to catch the next train back to Jersey. If anyone else spots him in...
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    I bought my Tarptent Rainbow 2 years ago, and...

    I bought my Tarptent Rainbow 2 years ago, and have only really used it a dozen times or so (I have a few over tents or I just sleep out in the open or in a lean-to). I love the space inside, I'm 6'4"...
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    Wow, very disappointing. I was wrong about these...

    Wow, very disappointing. I was wrong about these guys too, and I kind of gave up on them when I heard they didn't try Katahdin.

    Weak effort, but I guess this is why the Sobo success rate is only...
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    Great site guys, like Blake said, the achievement...

    Great site guys, like Blake said, the achievement list is awesome, can't wait to see you knock some of those out.

    Good luck out there, and have fun
  14. I don't mean to be so angry, I just really see an...

    I don't mean to be so angry, I just really see an opportunity here, and I don't want it to be slid under the rug. I just didn't think that the representative that emailed gave it much thought.
  15. Oh an anoher thing, that whole argument he makes...

    Oh an anoher thing, that whole argument he makes is totally bunk, b/c take a look at Bear Mt.!!!!! They walk you thru and freakin public zoo! and then take you up to the peak, where you walk along...
  16. I find that very curious...b/c you cross right...

    I find that very curious...b/c you cross right over the main road right at teh entrance to the state park, and you also go right along side the visitors center. So if they wanted to keep you away...
  17. I was with Blake slack packing our NOBO friends...

    I was with Blake slack packing our NOBO friends and he and I had a long discussion about this, and the more we talked about it, the more annoyed I became. He couldn't have done a better job...
  18. Finally! I thought it was so ridiculous that...

    Finally!

    I thought it was so ridiculous that all over the white mountains they preach about conservation and environmental responsibility, but they had an old COAL powered train taking lazy...
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    Why don't you just walk aroudn with your...

    Why don't you just walk aroudn with your "handi-crafts" and sell them, or find a shady spot under a tree and lay down a blanket, sell them there...I don't think you'll need to sublet a booth, seems a...
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    I found 3 at a k mart about a year ago, I tested...

    I found 3 at a k mart about a year ago, I tested it out with a cat food can stove, and it was terrible, it didn't retain heat well, and took much longer to boil water with than a titanium pot, I...
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    Huh? I don't get the reference?

    Huh?

    I don't get the reference?
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    Press Release: January 25, 2008 - 1:24pm EST ...

    Press Release: January 25, 2008 - 1:24pm EST

    Nyack, NY - Today is a great day in American exploration, in the same spirit that lead the Americans to conquer the moon before the Russians, Blake has...
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    I'll accept that as 100% fact. SOBO!

    I'll accept that as 100% fact.

    SOBO!
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    Blake is right 100%

    Blake is right

    100%
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    Thanks FD, I figured that might be teh...

    Thanks FD, I figured that might be teh solution...I'll wait adn see if anyother input comes in before I attempt, but your concept is where I'm leaning.

    Mags - I bought this jacket back in 2004...
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