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    I think I hike with you back in 07.

    I think I hike with you back in 07.
  2. Thread: knee problems

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    I thru hike in 07 with bad knees. I had menisci...

    I thru hike in 07 with bad knees. I had menisci surgery in 04. As my legs got stronger the pain was greatly reduced. I wore knee braces everyday regardless of weather my knees were hurting. I...
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    Stayed at Woods Hole this past weekend and saw,...

    Stayed at Woods Hole this past weekend and saw, Hudson, Matt, German Phil and Sunny. They headed out of Pearisburg Sunday Morning.
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    I thur hike the AT in Brooks Cascadia's and had...

    I thur hike the AT in Brooks Cascadia's and had no problems. Went through 3 1/2 pairs, no blisters. I carried a 20-25 pound pack. I am a big fan of brooks shoes.

    That being said everyone has to...
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    You itinerary looks good and training in the...

    You itinerary looks good and training in the whites should help. You will have to see how the elevation affects you daily miles. I am from PA and the elevation on the JMT affected me the first few...
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    I eat as much as I can while backpacking and...

    I eat as much as I can while backpacking and always enjoy the weight loss
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    There are lots of trails in the Allegheny...

    There are lots of trails in the Allegheny National forest, including the a big section of the North Country National Scenic Trail. The North Country Trail has a good web site along with maps and a...
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    I see nothing wrong with charging for a rescue. ...

    I see nothing wrong with charging for a rescue. You use/need a service you pay for that service. They probably saved his life, $9300 sounds pretty cheap.
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    I used the shelters 90% of the time during my...

    I used the shelters 90% of the time during my Thru-hike for all of the above reasons. Remember its call a thru-HIKE not a thru-tent camping. Everyone gets to choose where they sleep at night while...
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    MY Bourbon cup. It has been with me for...

    MY Bourbon cup. It has been with me for thousands of hiking miles. Made from a small juice bottle I picked up in Daleville, VA during my thru hike. In addition to drinking a shot or 2 of Bourbon in...
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    Uncle Johnny's in Erwin TN. My favorite Hostel...

    Uncle Johnny's in Erwin TN. My favorite Hostel in 2007.

    Bearded Woods Bunk & Dine. Operated by 2014 Thru-hiker Hudson and his wife Big Lou. They take care of everything: Shuttles to and from...
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    I like a little flavor in my water Water while...

    I like a little flavor in my water

    Water while hiking, plain Kool-aid with about 20 percent of the recommended sugar added for breaks during the day and dinner and a shot or 2 of bourbon in the...
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    Your list looks pretty good. Only you can decide...

    Your list looks pretty good. Only you can decide how much clothing you will need to stay dry and warm. A few things I carried on my thru hike: 2nd lighter or matches for back up, Bug spray, camp...
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    Thank you for suggesting George

    Thank you for suggesting George
  15. Thread: pump vs no pump

    by Pootz
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    I agree with Kerosene. Used this same method on...

    I agree with Kerosene. Used this same method on my 07 thru hike. I have reciently added a steripen for daytime use(it is nice to be able to steripen water and drink it 90 seconds later while it is...
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    Shuttle needed in Culvers Gap NJ area.

    I am looking for a shuttle in the culvers Gap NJ area for a short shuttle from unionville to Sunrise MT. Any leads would be appreciated.
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    I used the Montbell Men's UL Down Jacket for my...

    I used the Montbell Men's UL Down Jacket for my 07 thru hike and it worked great. Mine is now 6 years old and still in great condition and I wear it all of the time. Kept my warm during my 5 mike...
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    Does anyone have an update on the Outhouse...

    Does anyone have an update on the Outhouse Hostel? If it is closed, what happened to the Mayor. I met him and Butch in 07. The hostel was not open yet but they let us shower and do laundry. We...
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    I enjoyed a great sandwitch there in 2007. And...

    I enjoyed a great sandwitch there in 2007. And was planning to resupply there this summer.
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    Just talked to the ower of Bairds General Store...

    Just talked to the ower of Bairds General Store and they are closed. He heard the new owners are planning an upscale restaurant.
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    Thank you for the info. I have seen a lot of...

    Thank you for the info. I have seen a lot of blow-downs on other trails in north-centrial PA. The spring storn made a big mess of things.
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    West Rim Trail in PA

    Has anyone hiked the West Rim Trail in PA recently. Thinking about hiking this trail again and was wondering about trail conditions: blow downs, water?
  23. Thread: New AT book

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    Just finished the book. I enjoyed the read. ...

    Just finished the book. I enjoyed the read. Very good ending. Most books leave me feeling like the author got bored and ended without tying up all of the loose ends. This book left me feeling...
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    I took 6 zeros the first month. 1 injured, 1...

    I took 6 zeros the first month. 1 injured, 1 sick, 4 weather.
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    M&M and I plan to hike to Bake Oven Knob shelter...

    M&M and I plan to hike to Bake Oven Knob shelter this weekend, hopefully the shelter area will be in good shape. Just in case it is not I will take a couple garbage bags with me.
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