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    Yes! I agree, especially if you think you might...

    Yes! I agree, especially if you think you might not finish, why not go with another, shorter trail. I did the Colorado Trail in 2020 and loved it - only 487 miles. Last year I did the Arizona...
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    As always, I enjoyed. Looks like a lot of your...

    As always, I enjoyed. Looks like a lot of your hike was bush whacking.

    Funny story about a hunting dog. Some years ago on the AT, I heard a dog barking way off. It kept growing closer. ...
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    The link you provided displays a totally green...

    The link you provided displays a totally green screen.
  4. Thread: gaiters

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    I wear gaiters. Without gaiters, if I also wear...

    I wear gaiters. Without gaiters, if I also wear shorts, all kinds of stuff gets in my mid-boots. If I wear long pants nothing gets in except dirt and dust. That turns my grey wool sock black and...
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    Yes, and I imagine the hefty fines that accompany...

    Yes, and I imagine the hefty fines that accompany violation of Forest Service rules will apply.
  6. Thread: Ankle braces

    by ldsailor
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    I use this brace also. It was recommended by a...

    I use this brace also. It was recommended by a VA podiatrist and a private practice podiatrist. They also recommended this sole insert, which you can get from Amazon (very expensive).

    I never...
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    This from the ATC. "Due to a report of an...

    This from the ATC.

    "Due to a report of an aggressive bear near Abingdon Gap Shelter, Cherokee National Forest officials have closed the A.T. to all camping between Low Gap/U.S. 421 and the...
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    The SOBO hiking season is in full swing right now...

    The SOBO hiking season is in full swing right now on the Arizona Trail. Hike from Utah to Mexico. Plenty of places to camp along the way although water can be hard to find at times. Garlic08 is...
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    It's going to be a hard sell with interest rates...

    It's going to be a hard sell with interest rates where they are (around 7% for residential homes). Then the Fed meets and will announce another interest rate increase a day before the bid closes. ...
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    I used the ski lift on Wildcat to get down off...

    I used the ski lift on Wildcat to get down off the trail after I determined a fall the previous day was affecting my ability to move down (NOBO) the trail at an acceptable pace. I wish it was...
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    She must have been and inexperience, rookie hiker...

    She must have been and inexperience, rookie hiker not to be carrying emergency supplies with her. A good case for carrying a personal locator device regardless of the planned length of the hike.
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    I have a Zpack Arc Haul, which is 60 liters. I...

    I have a Zpack Arc Haul, which is 60 liters. I get everything in the pack, which I need for long hikes sometimes lasting a month or two. It's all in how you pack (as long as you don't have a lot of...
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    Wow! Talk about taking a shotgun to my thoughts...

    Wow! Talk about taking a shotgun to my thoughts about switching to an iPhone. My old Samsung is looking much better. Here's another possibility. T-Mobile is going to use Starlink satellites for...
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    New iPhone Feature for Hikers

    Looks like Apple is aiming to put InReach and Spot out of business. Nice feature. I may for the first time consider an iPhone and give up my love affair with Android.

    "Beginning in November, all...
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    I hiked north to south in the Grand Canyon last...

    I hiked north to south in the Grand Canyon last fall (actually thru-hiked the AZT). There is parking on both rims and there is a shuttle that goes between the rims. I know of this one shuttle, but...
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    Durston X-Mid 1 person tent. Great tent. A lot...

    Durston X-Mid 1 person tent. Great tent. A lot of users who swear by it including myself.

    https://durstongear.com/product/x-mid-1p
  17. Thread: from atlanta

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    I did the Marta/shuttle; although it's been a few...

    I did the Marta/shuttle; although it's been a few years ago. You can get the Marta right at the airport and it takes you to north Atlanta. The drive through Atlanta is a killer, so this is probably...
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    I've been watching the trek north on the PCT and...

    I've been watching the trek north on the PCT and the last I heard the McKinney fire was almost fully contained. Miles 1600 to 1720 NOBO are closed due to that fire. I've heard rumblings of another...
  19. If you don't fit the age group, don't feel left...

    If you don't fit the age group, don't feel left out. There are so many places to hike in Europe. I'm particularly fond of Italy with many great hikes. One favorite is a one day hike through Cinque...
  20. Thread: Seasons?

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    While the Fall promises cooler weather just about...

    While the Fall promises cooler weather just about anywhere you go, the downside is shorter and shorter days. I really enjoyed hiking the middle sections of the AT in the Fall. However, I have more...
  21. And there is the problem in a nutshell - hikers...

    And there is the problem in a nutshell - hikers who believe they are entitled. You see and hear more and more of this kind of thing as years go by.
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    Great report. Super pictures. I always enjoy...

    Great report. Super pictures. I always enjoy these.

    I've never owned a Thermarest. They seem expensive for what you get. I go with cheap pads. My last cost me about $40. It lasted a part...
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    Bears (or at least one) Can Open Bear Cans

    With the ATC recommendation of bear cans for everyone on the trail, one wonders if they are really bear foolproof. The answer is in the linked article below.

    Bear Cans & Bears
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    Yeah, I noted the GoFundMe campaign in my...

    Yeah, I noted the GoFundMe campaign in my original post. Now that you mention it, it does seem like he bailed as soon as he got the property in sellable condition. I wonder if that was his plan all...
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    I checked on realtor.com and the building last...

    I checked on realtor.com and the building last sold in 2013 for $240K. Assuming it was Eric who bought at that time, it looks like he walked away with about $210K (less commission and other closing...
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