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    Here'a an advice: Go to "Forum" then go to...

    Here'a an advice: Go to "Forum" then go to "Thru-Hiker Specific Topics Q/A" and open the thread "2020 Sobo Thruhike Cost". You will find there some good information concerning your post. Good luck...
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    They charge, I think, one dollar per mile or...

    They charge, I think, one dollar per mile or $1.50. Not sure
    Some hotels/motels popular with hikers do offer a free shuttle, most do not.
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    It is very hard to predict the cost of a thru...

    It is very hard to predict the cost of a thru hike. People usually tend to spend MORE rather than less from their budget. There was a thread here not long ago from a gentleman who spent over...
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    You forgot the cost of shuttles to towns and back...

    You forgot the cost of shuttles to towns and back to trail. Hostels usually provide free shuttle with stay from a specific road crossing but if you stay at a hotel/motel, or if you want to be picked...
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    If you go northbound, I highly recommend a stay...

    If you go northbound, I highly recommend a stay at the Mountain Home either at the "cabbin" (hiker hostel) or the main house (B&B), which is also a on the National Register of historic homes. Check...
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    Open Arms at the Edge of Town hostel in Luray for...

    Open Arms at the Edge of Town hostel in Luray for shuttle, resupply, laundry, etc. Call 540-244-5652
  7. Thread: Camp shoes?

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    I agree. I carry camp shoes mostly for that...

    I agree. I carry camp shoes mostly for that purpose. Otherwise, it is a matter of comfort.
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    This should be our new national motto....

    This should be our new national motto....
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    Seems to me you are already better prepared than...

    Seems to me you are already better prepared than most who start a thru hike. The ancient Greeks said: "Know Thyself". So my advice to you is; know your hiker self. For example, are you a southbounder...
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    To the above I would add Roanoke, VA. Located...

    To the above I would add Roanoke, VA. Located exactly where you need to break this Virginia blues.
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    I got a Buff, which can be used for face covering...

    I got a Buff, which can be used for face covering and other things, but I also cary a face mask just in case I go to towns.
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    Thanks for sharing. Writer of # 8 comic must have...

    Thanks for sharing. Writer of # 8 comic must have hiked the tinker cliffs, VA...
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    It is NEVER a good practice to leave food in...

    It is NEVER a good practice to leave food in shelters, no matter what the intentions are. Those who will pay the price are the bears and other wild life which will become habituated to human foods...
  14. They are in Grayson Highlands State Park and it...

    They are in Grayson Highlands State Park and it is hard to miss them. As for Bubba's, try 276-730-5869. Good luck and enjoy, this is probably the most beautiful Virginia AT section.
  15. Interesting and strange indeed. We may never know...

    Interesting and strange indeed. We may never know what really happened. In the photos he seems in good spirits and well fed. his gear is of high quality. Remind me of the story of Inchworm how also...
  16. I join your recommendation for Bubba. A great and...

    I join your recommendation for Bubba. A great and reliable guy. As for the horses, it is neither legal nor smart to feed them. By "fun" I meant to watch them interacting with each other, although...
  17. A great section. Not a local, but I do not think...

    A great section. Not a local, but I do not think water will be an issue this time of the year. You will pass by some iconic shelters: Thomas Knob, Partnership shelter, Chestnut Knob. Your sons will...
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    I think somebody once said that the infinity of...

    I think somebody once said that the infinity of the universe is matched only by the infinite stupidity of the human race. Can't remember who said it.
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    $600.00 for chicken soup :mad:

    $600.00 for chicken soup :mad:
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    NY lifted its mandatory 14 days quarantine. The...

    NY lifted its mandatory 14 days quarantine. The new guidelines are kind of complicated. Go to: www.governor.ny.gov for new guidelines.
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    For shuttle, try Barbara 276-388-2906

    For shuttle, try Barbara 276-388-2906
  22. Apologies for straying from the original thread...

    Apologies for straying from the original thread but, in the spirit of Halloween, a fellow hiker told me about a shelter in the Smokies where a hiker was killed by a bear years ago and since it is...
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    My bad.....:)

    My bad.....:)
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    This is what I know of the differences between...

    This is what I know of the differences between black bears and grizzlies and if I'm wrong, I would be happy if someone corrects me: The average weight of a male black bear is about 300-400 lbs, a...
  25. They say Birch Springs Gap shelter is haunted. I...

    They say Birch Springs Gap shelter is haunted. I wouldn't stay there this weekend:dance
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