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    I used Don 12 years ago and called him for advice...

    I used Don 12 years ago and called him for advice as well. All was great then too.
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    I have no experience with scooters, but you'll...

    I have no experience with scooters, but you'll have to deal with a wide variance of road distance, and you may not always want to park a scooter or a car at some of the road crossings.

    For...
  3. As others have said, it is uphill, both ways. ...

    As others have said, it is uphill, both ways. Going south, I don't recall exactly, but it is around 10 or 15 miles of almost all uphill before it starts to mix in some downhill to.

    I would...
  4. I'd pay $500. Maybe $1000 if it gave lifetime...

    I'd pay $500. Maybe $1000 if it gave lifetime benefit.
  5. If you fly to Newark, you can take the NY Subway...

    If you fly to Newark, you can take the NY Subway to stations that are fairly close to the trail. And Uber is available in the area as well as a few shuttles.

    Don't forget, after flying, you'll...
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    I don't recall there being a privy. Is it new?

    I don't recall there being a privy. Is it new?
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    I like your optimism.

    I like your optimism.
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    Thanks. I'll see if I can cook some up.

    Thanks. I'll see if I can cook some up.
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    Not sure where the dividing line is between old...

    Not sure where the dividing line is between old and new, but this pack had minor slippage even when it was new. Hmm, maybe if I lost some fat I'd have a little more hip bone for the hip belt to...
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    Keeping Hip Belt Tight

    Anyone have any tips to keep your hip belt from loosening as you walk?

    I have a backpack I like, but keep having to tighten the belt.
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    Using Uber in NY/NJ

    Is UBER a viable option in NY/NJ?

    Particularly, we are considering pick-ups and/or drop-offs at High Point State Park, I-87 (Elk Penn Parking), and US-301.
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    Interesting paper (I skimmed parts of it and red...

    Interesting paper (I skimmed parts of it and red other parts more carefully). A couple of thoughts:

    1. They say that accidents are more common with experienced hunters than non-experienced...
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    Hikers generally hike on trails and the trails...

    Hikers generally hike on trails and the trails cannot be moved off hunting land during hunting season. The AT crosses some hunting land, but there's not a chance we're closing the AT due to hunting...
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    This seems like it will be a little after the...

    This seems like it will be a little after the bubble although I expect you still pass a lot of people claiming to be thru-hikers. (I say that they're claiming to be thru-hikers because by June they...
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    This seems like some hard days, particularly Day...

    This seems like some hard days, particularly Day 1 and Day 3. Day 1 is both long, and will have lots of uphill. Day 3 is long and will include some good climbs too.

    You need to either have...
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    Anecdotally, treating socks and shorts will...

    Anecdotally, treating socks and shorts will improve your chances a lot (I haven't bothered with deet). While wearing shorts that have been treated, along with socks and shirt, I have not found a...
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    Lasagna is among the best tasting MH. But for...

    Lasagna is among the best tasting MH. But for the reason you state, I stopped taking them on hikes. It is far too hard to clean just the spoon.
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    Butane Mix Cooking in Hotels

    I find myself in a hotel wanting to cook with my hiking stove (Butane Mix).

    Anyone know if it would set off a smoke alarm?
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    That sounds good to me too.

    That sounds good to me too.
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    Hmm. I'd have to ask someone else. Are you...

    Hmm. I'd have to ask someone else. Are you suggesting that would be a good place to end, or a bad place? Seems like we'd have to use a cable car to start or end a trip there.
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    Wow! Lot's of good information to process. The...

    Wow! Lot's of good information to process. The group size of 5 is really a maximum likely scenario. I'll be working on NH for a few years, and may not even start this year.

    Thanks for all who...
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    What's a good first hike in New Hampshire?

    I hike with a group that has done more than half the trail, but all between NJ and GA.

    I understand that we can expect to complete fewer miles each day in NH and southern ME. Can anyone suggest a...
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    My faith in humanity is at an all time low.

    My faith in humanity is at an all time low.
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    Filtered water often tastes better than...

    Filtered water often tastes better than unfiltered. Safe or not, I prefer to have the option to filter.
  25. I also have official ATC databooks for every year...

    I also have official ATC databooks for every year from 2009 to 2021 if there are a few points you want me to look up.
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