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  1. I admit that I am a section hiker, but from...

    I admit that I am a section hiker, but from everything I've read, and the people I have talked to who have been thru hikers, I'm thinking May 1 is a late start. And I don't really want to do this...
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    While it probably won't deter a break in, I have...

    While it probably won't deter a break in, I have been known to liberally rub poison ivy on door handles or items I don't want to have taken. If I know to be careful, and someone else (who has no...
  3. The man accused in this truly awful homicide is...

    The man accused in this truly awful homicide is mentally ill. He was obviously in crisis, and should have (if things had worked in a perfect world) maybe been intercepted before this happened and...
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    I have not tried this on the trail as every dog I...

    I have not tried this on the trail as every dog I have encountered has been "nice" - and I don't approach them without asking the owner if it's OK - but may I suggest this? When I was riding a bike...
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    Ummm. . . . no to driving south to Auburn to...

    Ummm. . . . no to driving south to Auburn to spend the night. That's in the opposite direction of the trail. That would be a waste of time.

    I don't know because I've not had the experience,...
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    That sounds like an excellent idea! It is...

    That sounds like an excellent idea! It is sometimes the tinest of things that you find you need out there that you just don't have and get annoyed about.

    One of the best trail angel "finds" I...
  7. I would also suggest that you sleep with your...

    I would also suggest that you sleep with your feet elevated when hiking. You can pitch your tent on a slight incline & sleep with your feet elevated that way (you will get used to it), or put your...
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    in response to "Orthofingers" - that depends in...

    in response to "Orthofingers" - that depends in large part on what the laws are in the state where the incident happened. Not every state has a "stand your ground" law, and yes, if authorities find...
  9. To get medical attention after a fall (or other...

    To get medical attention after a fall (or other accident) or illness. Not what you want to happen.
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    I've reallly tried to find a hiking partner, but...

    I've reallly tried to find a hiking partner, but the people I know who are physically able to backpack are younger and have job, children, or other responsibilities. The older people I know who are...
  11. Thread: Opinions!

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    As you hike, you will meet people and form...

    As you hike, you will meet people and form friendships. You will be hiking for months, and if you make it to Georgia, you will know what you want to do then. Making plans now is pretty much useless,...
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    Hot day, water scarce. Came to Deep Gap & found...

    Hot day, water scarce. Came to Deep Gap & found water and one banana. Simple gift - maybe the best banana I ever ate. I was so grateful.
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    The issue really is how well you tolerate cold,...

    The issue really is how well you tolerate cold, wet, icy hiking - dangerous conditions, sickness, and accidents take out several early starters every year. Read their journals & see if you want that.
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    So - any further word here? Hope she is OK!

    So - any further word here? Hope she is OK!
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    Any further news? So sorry to read this - was...

    Any further news? So sorry to read this - was hoping he was just lost or maybe hiked out & hadn't reported in yet. Another really good reason to pay attention to your fellow hikers - know a little...
  16. I have also enjoyed fresh fruit that day hikers...

    I have also enjoyed fresh fruit that day hikers shared. Anything, really, that you "can't get out there" is so appreciated. It's just the small kindnesses that count so much! Thanks for all who do...
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    Right - I've smelled some sleeping bags I...

    Right - I've smelled some sleeping bags I wouldn't sit on, much less sleep in!
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    It is animal cruelty pure and simple. There is no...

    It is animal cruelty pure and simple. There is no regular food source, there is no medical care, there are animals that would see the cat as a food source, and the winters are brutal for a domestic...
  19. Why not contact the folks at the AT Conservancy? ...

    Why not contact the folks at the AT Conservancy? They can give you the building info. As to location - mostly scenic ridges, close to water, etc. Now ask about conveniences for hikers: tables,...
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    Yeah, the AT is uphill all the way to the big K,...

    Yeah, the AT is uphill all the way to the big K, & I'm tired of those rocks too. Let's start a campaign right here to start hauling those suckers out of the way. If we clear the trail, we can have...
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    I almost always hike alone. This is because most...

    I almost always hike alone. This is because most of my friends are not able, or not interested, in backpacking. So yes, I've slept alone, tented, both at shelters and in campsites. I've only been...
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    I have just learned to make my calls from the...

    I have just learned to make my calls from the high places on the trail, & keep my phone turned off most of the time. It is inconvenient sometimes, but I used to hike without a phone at all. Mine is...
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    I love the headlamps I've used for several years...

    I love the headlamps I've used for several years now. Don't you all remember trying to hold a flashlight and cook or set up camp in the dark before headlamps? Back then I used to say really nasty...
  24. Thread: Laundry

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    Most of my hiking and kayaking clothing is what I...

    Most of my hiking and kayaking clothing is what I call "quick dry." Completely wet pants dry in just a few minutes in the sun. If you wash it in a commercial laundry and you are in town for say a...
  25. There are areas on the trail where you simply...

    There are areas on the trail where you simply couldn't pass through with an umbrella - low hanging branches are gonna snag/tear it. I cannot imagine trying to hike with one & keep my balance,...
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