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    I used to cook about the same two hot meals a day...

    I used to cook about the same two hot meals a day with my pocket rocket with heat shield. I just marked the number of meals I had cooked on the can at the end of the trip. Over 5 weeks of a series of...
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    BTW, I and many others do "contribute a dime". It...

    BTW, I and many others do "contribute a dime". It may not make profit but I do not think Whiteblaze is registered as a non profit.

    Facebook is definitely not free, its just most people do not...
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    Nothing personal but us locals hear it all the...

    Nothing personal but us locals hear it all the time from people outside the area where the whites kicked their butts ;) Here is a recent thread on VFTT with someone who was doing the same hike ...
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    Nothing personal but now that I know you are from...

    Nothing personal but now that I know you are from Michigan and new to the area, you need to change your plan and shorten up your daily mileage. Its pretty much standard that folks from outside the...
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    The last time I was up there, about 3 years ago,...

    The last time I was up there, about 3 years ago, that site was still there on Jewell trail. There is normally water crossing the trail before it heads into woods but its draining below the Gulfside...
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    There are a couple of options but first I need to...

    There are a couple of options but first I need to check your definition of Presidential Traverse (and define it for others reading this thread). Traditionally the traverse starts at Appalachia but...
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    I used to get woken up a lot of time until I...

    I used to get woken up a lot of time until I switched to ear plugs. Made all the difference. Buy a bear vault for your food and then there is not a lot to worry about.
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    Hammock Camper killed by tree

    https://patch.com/new-hampshire/concord-nh/overdue-hiker-found-dead-trail-killed-fallen-tree
  9. None of the above. In the whites its very easy to...

    None of the above. In the whites its very easy to catch a tips on steep descents. If you trip and catch a pole a shoulder injury is a distinct possibility. I remove my straps when I get my poles.
  10. Thread: $$$ís

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    Back when there were external frames packs being...

    Back when there were external frames packs being in vogue, folks would pull a end cap on a frame tube and stuff in emergency cash. My guess is someone could find an spot on most internal frame packs...
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    NEOC is a business in the area that caters white...

    NEOC is a business in the area that caters white water rafters and higher end tourist. My suggestion is give the AT Lodge a call https://www.appalachiantraillodge.com/. They make their living...
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    Its pretty rare not to a spot to climb the...

    Its pretty rare not to a spot to climb the moutain during the week. Do not worry about being lonely on the trails headed up Katahdin. There are always plenty of folks on the trail. Once you have your...
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    I must admit, I sectioned the entire AT and never...

    I must admit, I sectioned the entire AT and never used my rain pants. I buy my raingear oversized and long so it covers my butt. If i am hiking in the rain I never needed to cover my legs.
  14. Thread: Snow in NH?

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    It was snowing this morning when I drove south...

    It was snowing this morning when I drove south through Franconia Notch
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    I carry a Couglans in my pack from spring until...

    I carry a Couglans in my pack from spring until mid summer, I rarely use it but on rare occasions it has been a sanity saver. They do not weigh much or take up much space. Unfortunately that means...
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    Study after study has shown that 100% deet is...

    Study after study has shown that 100% deet is overkill. Peak effectiveness is around 30% anything more than that and its just more side effects (like melted plastic and no benefits). if you want...
  17. There are not a lot of options for camping just...

    There are not a lot of options for camping just outside the boundary of the sites with caretakers. That is why they have caretakers as the terrain in not very friendly for camping and they are in...
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    You may be confused. Camp Dodge is down the road...

    You may be confused. Camp Dodge is down the road just north of 19 mile brook trailhead across from the Great Gulf parking lot. It is the non public volunteer and camp support base for AMC operations...
  19. AMC Campsites in the Whites are increasing their fees to $15 a night

    https://www.reddit.com/r/AppalachianTrail/comments/n0inn1/amc_campsite_fee_increase_for_2021/

    Given the big increase in hikers the privies are usually overflowing before the caretakers even show...
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    Unless the rules have changed this year as day...

    Unless the rules have changed this year as day hiker in the park entering the gate you do not need a permit to climb any trail in BSP. The rangers can close the trails for safety reasons. The AT...
  21. FYI, RMCs cabins (they have two of them, gray...

    FYI, RMCs cabins (they have two of them, gray knob and Crag camp) were closed due to Covid last year and they have not announced if an how they will run the huts this year.
  22. FYI You can not practically or legally drop down...

    FYI You can not practically or legally drop down off the ridgeline on all side Trails.

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5363715.pdf

    Generally when going from South to...
  23. If we are opening that can of worms, genetics and...

    If we are opening that can of worms, genetics and epigenetics is a big factor in lifespan. A person can be the paragon of health with perfect diet and if they have the wrong genes they are still...
  24. One observation I made during sectioning is that...

    One observation I made during sectioning is that many of the resupply points in hiker towns tend to be Save A Lot/Family Dollar type stores located in low rent down towns. Just out on the outskirts...
  25. The first continuous triple crowner who heard...

    The first continuous triple crowner who heard that it was impossible to do a triple crown in a continuous hikes (versus jumping around like Flying Brian and Anish) and went ahead and did it anyhow...
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