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  1. Thread: Power Banks

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    Use the phone as you would on the trail for 10...

    Use the phone as you would on the trail for 10 days. That will give you a good idea of exactly how much power you actually need. 10K would enough for me.
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    Nope. It's a ways south of the HMW and starts the...

    Nope. It's a ways south of the HMW and starts the section just before.
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    Unless it rains a lot, which it can do in April.

    Unless it rains a lot, which it can do in April.
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    One evening I set up my tent in the general...

    One evening I set up my tent in the general shelter area. Since it was raining and I was lazy, I put my food bag on the ground just outside my tent. Sure enough, mice got into it. Had I put it in my...
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    That does suck and continuing on in those...

    That does suck and continuing on in those conditions can kill you. One should stop and make camp as soon it becomes apparent your in an epic storm and ride it out. No matter how close you think the...
  6. I tried the hammock idea. In practice it didn't...

    I tried the hammock idea. In practice it didn't work very well as a chair. Hard to beat a chair you can just unfold and plop down most anywhere. Not that I ever carried a chair, but I can see the...
  7. The most straight forward way would be to fly to...

    The most straight forward way would be to fly to Boston and take the afternoon commuter bus to Williamstown, MA. There is a trail from the edge of town which connects to the long trail. It's a bit of...
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    Right now there is a 1/4" crust on top of soft...

    Right now there is a 1/4" crust on top of soft snow. Step off the trail and you know it.

    Here's the Davis path Sunday between Crawford and Resolution:
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    Here's the million dollar view from...
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    Unless your trying to actually hike in a...

    Unless your trying to actually hike in a blizzard, the AT should be easy enough to keep track of. Finding where the trail goes back into the woods at a road crossing could be the most trouble. That's...
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    You would likely find snow on Roan Mountain and...

    You would likely find snow on Roan Mountain and around that area. Roan High Knob shelter can be a very cold place, froze my butt off there on a night in late April. The balds could be a sloppy,...
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    Long pants help. If I have to go to shorts,...

    Long pants help. If I have to go to shorts, that's when I have to start stopping every 1/2 mile to dislodge something from my shoe.
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    Tall gaiters for rainy/muddy season (April/May),...

    Tall gaiters for rainy/muddy season (April/May), you'll stay a lot cleaner. Low riders for summer to keep the trail duff out of your shoes.

    Every time I go out thinking " I won't need them" I end...
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    Not too bad, could have been a lot worse. The...

    Not too bad, could have been a lot worse. The hole I saw burnt into the floor of a shelter was 4 feet across. They were probably trying to take down the whole place.
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    This of course needs to be verified, but I would...

    This of course needs to be verified, but I would not be surprised if it did indeed happen. We're cold and wet and it's raining or snowing. Where can we build a fire where we don't have to stand in...
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    Well, it can get monotonous. It's called the...

    Well, it can get monotonous. It's called the Virginia blues for a reason. Sleep, walk, eat. Repeat endlessly. But it should take more then 4 days to get to that point :) I know when I've been out...
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    What you wear for clothes will vary a lot, even...

    What you wear for clothes will vary a lot, even during the course of a day as it warms up. So, most of the clothes have to be included. Socks, t-shirt and shorts don't weigh much and are the minimum...
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    Saw this in a shelter in late 80's. Big hole...

    Saw this in a shelter in late 80's. Big hole burnt into the middle of the floor. I forget exactly where it was. I seem to remember there was another one too, maybe not as bad.
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    Most of us just worry about how much we have to...

    Most of us just worry about how much we have to lift and put on our backs...
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    If you take the Kimsey creek trail from Deep Gap...

    If you take the Kimsey creek trail from Deep Gap down to Standing Indian campground (which I'm pretty sure you do to do the loop), then there is a chance of getting your feet wet. I took that trail...
  20. I'm guessing traction has been and will be needed...

    I'm guessing traction has been and will be needed in the southern Appalachians this month!
  21. I've taken the Iron mountain short cut a couple...

    I've taken the Iron mountain short cut a couple of times, but it's been a while. Kind of a long while I guess. You best get the Nat Geo map for the area, as there are few twists and turns to keep...
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    I would go to Walmart and see what they got. Most...

    I would go to Walmart and see what they got. Most of the wireless phones are connected with a cord. I think Apple is the only ones with no cord. I'd go for a no name in the $20 range.
  23. Thread: Bread Crumbs

    by Slo-go'en
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    Okay, but I would hazard to say the vast majority...

    Okay, but I would hazard to say the vast majority of us are hiking on well documented and mapped trails. Definitely the case for the AT, all the White Mountain trails and the parts of the CDT and CT...
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    My sleeping bag seems to be cut for someone much...

    My sleeping bag seems to be cut for someone much larger around then me. Using a silk liner helps fill up some of that extra space and reduces drafts. It's not quite warm enough to be used by it's...
  25. Thread: Bread Crumbs

    by Slo-go'en
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    The tracks in the snow did help get us back to...

    The tracks in the snow did help get us back to where we should have been. Of course, if there were no snow we probably wouldn't have lost the trail in the first place. My partner generally has the...
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