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  1. It was snowing on the way up to Siler Bald...

    It was snowing on the way up to Siler Bald shelter and 3 people passed me saying we'll see you at the shelter. I get to the shelter, now a decent storm with a couple inches at least, they have a tarp...
  2. ^ Wow, that article reads like one of those...

    ^ Wow, that article reads like one of those childish marijuana propaganda things in health class back in high school... with absolutely no research or anything scientifically proven. They even admit...
  3. Stories about people digging a cat hole with...

    Stories about people digging a cat hole with their boot or trekking pole. Like an older guy on my thru hike said "anybody who says they dig a cat hole with their boot or pole is probably full of ****...
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    One of the main advantages to me of a pee bottle...

    One of the main advantages to me of a pee bottle is no worries of letting any spiders in the tent while getting out in the middle of the night... of course convenience is huge to, and I'm super...
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    You could still camp at those CT sites and...

    You could still camp at those CT sites and actually the only shelter nearby (Limestone Spring) is about 8 AT miles south of Riga and about a half mile off trail. Sage's Ravine campsite is just north...
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    I use a 20oz Powerade bottle and it has a nice...

    I use a 20oz Powerade bottle and it has a nice narrow shape for packing. After every trip rinse, fill and soak with a little bleach for a few hours, rinse again and ready for next time. On my thru...
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    Yea I never thought about my pack in my tent...

    Yea I never thought about my pack in my tent attracting bears or animals, matter of fact I suspected the opposite with how bad it smells of sweat and body odor (mine definitely needs a washing). Man...
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    I used my Copper Spur UL2 for about 20 nights in...

    I used my Copper Spur UL2 for about 20 nights in 2017-2018 prepping for my thru hike, then hiked the entire AT with it (sleeping in my tent 174 nights on my thru hike) and then used it for a couple...
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    The 'air pump bag' they come with now was such a...

    The 'air pump bag' they come with now was such a simple but genius idea... whoever came up with it. I need maybe 3 breaths at the end, after the bag, to get it nice and firm. I actually realized at...
  10. plus one on New Balance trail runners although I...

    plus one on New Balance trail runners although I always go for Gortex and they run me at least $100 the cheapest I could find plus almost $40 now for the extra arc insoles I wear (well worth every...
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    There are also the Brassie Brook and Riga...

    There are also the Brassie Brook and Riga Shelters in CT that will be taken down and rebuilt between now and October, tenting still allowed.
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    My favorite thing is starting to hike at the...

    My favorite thing is starting to hike at the crack of dawn but the main down fall is clearing spider webs. Sometimes you see them in time to stop and sometimes I wave my poles in front when they seem...
  13. Can't they have it "hike at your own risk" with...

    Can't they have it "hike at your own risk" with it posted everywhere to protect land owners from getting sued? Or it just doesn't work that way?

    Besides people off trail like the one mentioned...
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    The Westfield River was knee deep on 7/2 so not...

    The Westfield River was knee deep on 7/2 so not any higher now. It will be cold in October but being knee deep when I crossed and looking at the shore, doesn't seem like it gets too much higher. I...
  15. After reading the article and details, I don't...

    After reading the article and details, I don't think Yellow Yellow would have been able to get into a Bearikade...
  16. Some of those bear boxes look so nasty inside I...

    Some of those bear boxes look so nasty inside I wouldn't want to put anything in them without some protection of my own from bugs ect. or even mice, they fit threw anything and some of those have...
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    Last year in CT was one of the wettest years in...

    Last year in CT was one of the wettest years in history. Year before that was one of the biggest droughts and hottest years in history with the most days ever 90 or above.
  18. my McHale Pack has straps to attach it under the...

    my McHale Pack has straps to attach it under the top lid, he's got a good system... but my pack is so big I've just been putting it inside with plenty of room to spare. I actually have to keep it...
  19. It was the flying squirrels that got me to start...

    It was the flying squirrels that got me to start using a canister and will never turn back. I've also admittedly and shamefully got at least 4 'throw sacks' and line of rope stuck in trees that I had...
  20. That's good, I was getting worried when I just...

    That's good, I was getting worried when I just refreshed the map and it showed him still at Jo Mary Rd. or maybe that's just something on my end....
  21. The race between Scott and Joe on the map has...

    The race between Scott and Joe on the map has also been interesting, number 3 and 5. Though I'm not sure why they both drop off and reappear on the map at times. It's amazing to me how fast Joe went...
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    Unfortunately I'm thinking hostel isn't in the...

    Unfortunately I'm thinking hostel isn't in the plans after purchasing for $450K. Sad to see it go, I enjoyed my stay very much.
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    I tried to summit on 10/18/2018 but had to turn...

    I tried to summit on 10/18/2018 but had to turn around when I got above tree line. Was 100% no question, not even thinking about it, winds that dropped me to my knees when I came around that corner...
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    There's a few tricks with the ground sheet and...

    There's a few tricks with the ground sheet and one is to definitely have it a little smaller the the tent to prevent water coming in-between. Next if rain is expected I try to camp somewhere where...
  25. There has to be delays of some sort on that map....

    There has to be delays of some sort on that map. Last night the gap looked like 20 and now at 7am this morning it looks just under 40.
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