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  1. Another hiker with heart problems - add me to the list

    I picked the most recent thread to latch on to. Two other recent thread also have some good info:
    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/127058-Chest-Pains-Stopped-Me?highlight=heart ...
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    Last year, I hiked the Long Trail for the 3rd...

    Last year, I hiked the Long Trail for the 3rd time. This trail is special for me because my first backpack 41 years ago was on the LT. And now that I live in Vermont, it's tempting to hike it...
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    Just checked again. San Juan NF still closed....

    Just checked again. San Juan NF still closed.
    https://www.fs.usda.gov/sanjuan
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    Yep, I always use a leaf as my scrubber.

    Yep, I always use a leaf as my scrubber.
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    This... I'm one of the few who washes dishes...

    This...

    I'm one of the few who washes dishes with hot water sans filtering or treatment. While eating dinner, I boil water in my second pot (yes, I'm also a 2-pot guy), use half of it for...
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    FYI, yesterday I drove through Lake City from the...

    FYI, yesterday I drove through Lake City from the west and over Spring Creek Pass to Creede and beyond. Although this was not in the closure zone, the smoke was palpable - both appearance and odor -...
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    Agree - it should be on their website. Perhaps...

    Agree - it should be on their website. Perhaps whoever manages it is off on weekends.

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    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=191335...

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1913357528684352&id=115337198486403

    Couldn't find any reference on the CT Foundation website but this is from their Facebook page.

    Sent from my...
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    It's actually Segments 25-28....

    It's actually Segments 25-28.
    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1913357528684352&id=115337198486403

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    I'm temporarily living in Santa Fe until late...

    I'm temporarily living in Santa Fe until late July. Right now, we can't even day-hike and the locals tell me the summer "monsoons" won't begin for another month. Having a virtually snowless winter...
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    Damn!! That's some of best parts. Sent from my...

    Damn!! That's some of best parts.

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    I've hiked the entire Colorado Trail, most of the...

    I've hiked the entire Colorado Trail, most of the JMT, and shorter hikes on other western trails. To me, the most noticeable differences are (1) scenery and (2) weather, namely humidity in the east...
  13. How about between Davenport Gap and Damascus? ...

    How about between Davenport Gap and Damascus? It's mostly high elevation >4,000' and you'll catch blooming bushes, especially the rhododendron on Roan Mountain.

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    From this morning's Santa Fe paper: ...

    From this morning's Santa Fe paper:

    http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/ute-park-fire-grows-to-acres-evacuations-remain-in-place/article_87507b23-5d8d-5e30-9aa5-04d6ae9c557a.html
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    I'm spending 2 months in Santa Fe helping my...

    I'm spending 2 months in Santa Fe helping my girlfriend settle into her new condo. Normally, we'll live here January-April


    I didn't realize that Santa Fe NF extended that far west to the CDT. ...
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    You didn't mention time of year - at least, I...

    You didn't mention time of year - at least, I didn't see it - but I recommend hiking no earlier than late August. September and October would be better. Summer bugs and humidity can be oppressive,...
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    Lot's of good advice here. Let me add or...

    Lot's of good advice here. Let me add or emphasize the following:

    1. Hydration - you know you need to drink more, both because of the aridity and the elevation. Make sure you have sufficient...
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    From my 2011 thruhike: Buffalo Creek -...

    From my 2011 thruhike:

    Buffalo Creek - couldn't get hitch into town - had to talk. Easy hitch back - we talked to a guy in the parking lot and offered him gas money..
    Kenosha Pass to Jefferson -...
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    It's not in the CT or CDT corridor but FYI, Santa...

    It's not in the CT or CDT corridor but FYI, Santa Fe National Forest is closed in its entirety - trails, campgrounds, picnic grounds, FS roads - everything. Tomorrow's weather forecast calls for...
  20. Similar story last autumn on my LT/AT hike in...

    Similar story last autumn on my LT/AT hike in Vermont. On my SOBO descent from Stratton Mountain, I was no more than 1/2 mile from the end when I met a couple hiking up. They admitted to going slow....
  21. I just about never ask for information on the...

    I just about never ask for information on the trail ahead of me, likely because I really don't want to know:D. Nor do I offer any proactively, except for interesting wildlife, e.g. there's a bear...
  22. Hiking in Portugal - presentation at next ALDHA Gathering

    Last month, I celebrated my 70th birthday with 3 weeks in Portugal during which I did day hikes on the island of Madeira and an inn-to-inn hike on the Fishermen's Way along Portugal's southwest...
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    Agree with others - I think it's a great time to...

    Agree with others - I think it's a great time to hike SNP and beyond.

    Weather-wise, the biggest challenge is the possibility of cold rain. Make sure you have adequate waterproofing and a dry...
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    I'm in! Who else?

    I'm in! Who else?
  25. On the drive from Manchester, VT to Rutland last...

    On the drive from Manchester, VT to Rutland last night, the temperature per the car thermometer went down to -18. This morning's low at the Rutland airport was -11.
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