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    Thanks BillyGr. You make a good point.

    Thanks BillyGr. You make a good point.
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    Thanks folks. Follow up question: What about...

    Thanks folks.

    Follow up question: What about the parking situation in Williamstown/North Adams? I also posted on AT-Vermont, and a fella there said the Greylock Community Club in North Adams...
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    Thanks. I'm aware of mud season. And parking...

    Thanks.

    I'm aware of mud season. And parking was going to be my next question.

    Can you recommend a source that would announce a new parking policy? Maybe their local paper or the ALDHA website?
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    Seth Warner and Congdon Shelters

    Howdy.

    I'm trying to help a novice friend with hiking/camping/backpacking. He has the interest, but he's hesitant to go in to the back country by himself. Unfortunately we don't live near each...
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    Seth Warner and Congdon Shelters

    Howdy.

    I'm trying to help a novice friend with hiking/camping/backpacking. He has the interest, but he's hesitant to go in to the back country by himself. Unfortunately we don't live near each...
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    Tokai Nature Trail

    Howdy,

    Has anyone hiked the Tokai Nature Trail on the main island of Japan?

    There's very little information about this trail in English, but the two first-hand sources I found make it sound...
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    Fair enough somers515. I may have had a different...

    Fair enough somers515. I may have had a different opinion if the day didn't start with the anticlimax of the B&J tour.

    As for listed water sources that were dry, there were none. Water was...
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    It didn't occur to me until after I started using...

    It didn't occur to me until after I started using it.
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    So it doesn't affect the gut bacteria because it...

    So it doesn't affect the gut bacteria because it gets "used up" on all the other organics it first encounters in your digestive tract?

    I'm not trying to be argumentative, but doesn't it then...
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    Aqua Mira and gut bacteria

    Howdy,

    So I was on trail a couple weeks ago when an Irish woman came to the shelter where I was eating my dinner. She had apparently never seen Aqua Mira before, so she asked me all about it and I...
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    Long Trail Debrief

    -So, Long Trail complete. Mass to Maine Junction NOBO with AT in 2008, Journey's End to Maine Junction SOBO in 2017.

    -8/4-8/17. Twelve full days and two half days, one on each end. Average about...
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    I called the GMC yesterday and had a nice chat...

    I called the GMC yesterday and had a nice chat with Amy (I think). She confirms this statement.
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    My parents decided to visit my brother in Maine,...

    My parents decided to visit my brother in Maine, so they're going to drop me off at Journey's End on the way from Western NY. A lucky break, because I had no solid plan until they offered.
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    Bueller? Bueller? Anyone, Bueller?

    Bueller? Bueller? Anyone, Bueller?
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    Trail Conditions

    Howdy all,

    I'll be on the LT in one week (8/4/17), hiking SOBO from Journey's End to Maine Junction/Rt. 4 to finish my second of two sections of LT.

    I'm sitting here in Western New York,...
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    I'd throw a Tyvek rain skirt in for consideration...

    I'd throw a Tyvek rain skirt in for consideration as well. They're cheap, durable, and light. Although they offer nearly zero insulation, that also means they won't cause you to sweat. They basically...
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    Thanks for all the responses yall. Another...

    Thanks for all the responses yall.

    Another question I have, that my dermatologist friend can't answer, is this: the instructions say that one treatment lasts about two weeks, they say not to...
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    To settle my mind I reached out to an old family...

    To settle my mind I reached out to an old family friend who's a retired dermatologist, and I got a very quick response.

    Permethrin is used to treat scabies and lice in humans by applying it...
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    Permethrin

    Howdy,

    So I just got a bottle of permethrin, which I've never used before, and the number/length of the warnings is somewhat troubling.

    It must have at least half a dozen warnings to avoid...
  20. Roger that. My phone app plotted a full course,...

    Roger that. My phone app plotted a full course, my parents have a satellite GPS in their car, and I'm adept at map reading.

    Thanks.
  21. Thanks guys for the refined input, that would...

    Thanks guys for the refined input, that would have been all the info I was looking for.

    But as I was discussing this with my parents, they decided it's high time they visit their other son in...
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    If anyone in the future can comment about Indian...

    If anyone in the future can comment about Indian trekking/guiding companies, please email me at the address in my profile.

    Brian
  23. Thanks for redirecting to my particular question....

    Thanks for redirecting to my particular question.

    I'll be arriving by Greyhound in Rutland at 5pm or Burlington at 7:15pm.

    I'm really hoping to get to Journey's End that same night.
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  24. Hitching from Rutland to Northern Terminus

    Howdy,

    What do you think about the route for hitching from Rutland to the Northern Terminus: Route 100 up the east side of the mountains? Or Route 7 to Burlington and then anything to Jay?
    ...
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    Trekking Companies in India

    Howdy,

    Does anyone here have familiarity with a trekking/guiding company in India?

    I'm thinking about a week long hike in the Indian Himalaya about a year from now. I have enough frequent flier...
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