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    Poll: I have a full length Thrmarest that I used befor...

    I have a full length Thrmarest that I used befor mt thru and am still using without any problems.
  2. The first few weeks of my thru I developed a...

    The first few weeks of my thru I developed a problem with blisters on my big toe. I started to put a light coat of Vaseline on my tow before putting on my Sox and boots. I never had a foot blister...
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    One of the “not to be missed” shelters is the...

    One of the “not to be missed” shelters is the Cabin on Upper Goose Pond in Mass. If you are a long distance hiker you will miss so much if you don’t stop. It’s a closed in cabin on a beautiful pond...
  4. Thread: Insoles

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    I think that you will find that most hikers who...

    I think that you will find that most hikers who complete a thru ended up using a good after marker inner sole. Super
    feet worked well for me.
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    I thrued in 2001 when trail runner type shoes...

    I thrued in 2001 when trail runner type shoes were just becoming popular. I decided to use my well broken in Montrail boots. My boots lasted me for my whole hike. Had to have them resolved after...
  6. Thread: mcD on trail?

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    If you are planning to use Mc. D for off trail...

    If you are planning to use Mc. D for off trail food it's probably not a wise choice. Some are near a town trail crossings, but most are quite a hike away.
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    During my thru I hiked with a guy from New...

    During my thru I hiked with a guy from New Zealand, All he had for sleeping was a Z rest and one of those emergency foil bags.
    The temp at night went down to 25 degrees and I thought he was going...
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    I stopped there in 2001 and it was for sale then.

    I stopped there in 2001 and it was for sale then.
  9. Used Frog Togs on my thru. Sent the pants home...

    Used Frog Togs on my thru. Sent the pants home when the weather got warmer. Jacket served me well.
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    If you are a selfish person you will be a selfish...

    If you are a selfish person you will be a selfish hiker.
    When you plan to be away from home, for some time, a responsible, not selfish, person looks at the inpack his or her leaving has on others....
  11. Thread: Stop or Go?

    by Grampie
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    If you have been planning your hike for some time...

    If you have been planning your hike for some time and are looking forward to going, I would recommend the following.
    I would wait to the last logical time to do a NOBO. May 1st would be a good time...
  12. Thread: Q&a sobo

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    In my estimation, when you start a thru from...

    In my estimation, when you start a thru from Harpers Ferry NOBO it’s so much easier to not go back to HF and start SOBO to finish the hike.
  13. Thread: Pasta on Trail

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    During my thru I used dehydrated spaghetti sauce...

    During my thru I used dehydrated spaghetti sauce and regular spaghetti. Easy to rehydrate and cook. Tasted very good.
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    Knee issue

    In January of the year I thru-hiked I had a tear in my meniscus skiing. I thought that it would put a end to my thru. After a few weeks the swelling stopped and I was able to walk with little pain....
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    The black fly's will eat you alive. Hiked the...

    The black fly's will eat you alive. Hiked the Long Trail once in mid May. the black Fly's were so bad I gave it up after three days.
  16. When I thru-hiked I was amazed by the amount of...

    When I thru-hiked I was amazed by the amount of older woman I met on the trail. I'm talking about woman in the 40 to 60 year old bracket.
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    During my thru, hiking SOBO I stopped at Wilcox...

    During my thru, hiking SOBO I stopped at Wilcox shelter North for a break. Two NOBO section hikers stopped by and we began to talk. They informed me that If I was planning to stop at Wilcox South...
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    I have been a caretaker at Upper Goose Pond...

    I have been a caretaker at Upper Goose Pond cabin, in central Mass. for 16 years during the second week of July. The cabin was always at max captaincy during that week. By then the “bubble” is quite...
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    An important lesson I soon learned was to not...

    An important lesson I soon learned was to not step on wet roots. Roots become quite slippery, especially roots that parallels the trail.
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    I'm still looking for a logical answer. I thought...

    I'm still looking for a logical answer. I thought by now , some curious hiker could provide me with a answer.
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    Well it's been 8 years since I posted this...

    Well it's been 8 years since I posted this question and I can't believe that I still don't know the answer. I am amazed that the thousands of hikers who have passed this marker haven't asked the same...
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    Advice for the 100 mile wilderness.

    This is what I did on my thru. I sent a resupply package to White House Landing. If you stay at least one night they will do it for free. White house landing is a nice stop. It's a little pricey but...
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    older hikers

    I thru hiked the AT at age 66 years old. It took me 201 days of hiking. It took me about 4 weeks to get into hiking shape. I had no real medical problems. My advise to you would be to find someone...
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    Overmountain Shelter

    I have stayed in the barn a couple of times. I always wondered why it wasn't burned down. Folks cooking on the wood floor upstairs.
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    Definitely stop at the cabin on Upper Goose Pond....

    Definitely stop at the cabin on Upper Goose Pond. It's one of the best stops on the AT.
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