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    All this talk about unleashed dogs is making me...

    All this talk about unleashed dogs is making me nostalgic for all the road walks we used to have. :):)
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    The deli on the AT just south of Greymore has a...

    The deli on the AT just south of Greymore has a color TV in the restroom.

    Just saying.
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    Section hiker.

    Section hiker.
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    Me too. Many risks of modern life simply do...

    Me too.

    Many risks of modern life simply do not exist on the trail — and then there are the health benefits of an active lifestyle.

    But just as it is OK to recognize and accept the risks of...
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    Every one of the 7 thru hikers (yes, thru hikers)...

    Every one of the 7 thru hikers (yes, thru hikers) murdered on the AT in the middle of their thru hikes were either women, or men hiking with women.

    While the AT can feel and be safe for all thru...
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    I have always wondered what I would do to follow...

    I have always wondered what I would do to follow up on a situation like that, mostly to insure that my health or the health of my hiking partner was in no way at risk.

    At a minimum, I would want...
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    Another difference is that the average daily...

    Another difference is that the average daily carry weight of your food on a three day trip drops VERY rapidly.

    On a a longer trip, not so much.

    For some, that could impact food choices. ...
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    I could never keep track of all the small stuff —...

    I could never keep track of all the small stuff — bottle of deet, lighter, bear bag stuff, ear plugs, tent pegs, spoon, water purification hoses, knife, credit card, tick removal instruments, flash...
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    Sounds like the folks who found the body needed...

    Sounds like the folks who found the body needed 90 minutes to get a cell signal.
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    If his body was found at 10AM as reported,...

    If his body was found at 10AM as reported, perhaps he went up the day before?
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    An 11:30 start from Chimney Pond?

    An 11:30 start from Chimney Pond?
  12. Thread: PeakFinder App

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    PeakFinder App

    I am a late adopter, so just tried this in the mountains for the first time.

    It was great, but is there an even better one?

    46803
  13. Thread: Coffee

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    I never thought of “brewing” instant coffee in...

    I never thought of “brewing” instant coffee in cold water, until I got a recent jar of Mount Hagen that had a sticker on it suggesting just that.

    Tastes just fine, but on the expensive side.
  14. Thread: Coffee

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    Thanks. I just put in an order. I am hoping...

    Thanks. I just put in an order.

    I am hoping it dissolves into ice cold water as easily as Mount Hagen, which is also rather expensive.

    This order is for drinking at home, but for folk like me...
  15. Congrats on the project! I only spent a few...

    Congrats on the project!

    I only spent a few minutes with your Kindle version, but as soon as I saw your references to TJ’s SOBO guide, and link to PMags’ wealth of knowledge I was impressed.
    ...
  16. Better to have earned 2000 miler distinction...

    Better to have earned 2000 miler distinction without an ATC certificate, than have their certificate without having earned it.

    Congrats.
  17. The ATC issued a warning in their Twitter Feed...

    The ATC issued a warning in their Twitter Feed earlier today, with a link to this:

    https://www.wabi.tv/2020/09/18/manhunt-underway-in-maine-for-two-men-charged-with-sex-crimes/
  18. Thread: Trail names

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    I suspect some of my posts would be...

    I suspect some of my posts would be interpreted/understood far differently if they were made with a cool trail name, rather than RickB.

    When people mind read, every detail matters.

    A good...
  19. Thread: svea 123 fuel

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    Yup. Inside the stove and on top of it. ...

    Yup.

    Inside the stove and on top of it.

    Superb performance — but not a good way way to make friends if you are an early rising shelter dweller who starts their day with hot coffee.
  20. Thread: Coffee

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    I am with Salty Sack on this — Mount Hagen...

    I am with Salty Sack on this — Mount Hagen instant.

    Some months ago they put a sticker on it saying good for cold brew coffee too.

    Sort of obvious, but As a creature of habit it took a sticker...
  21. Perfect. That might explain why folks from NH...

    Perfect.

    That might explain why folks from NH are now seeing so many out-of-state plates at their trailheads.

    Good to know that extended stays are now approved by the state of NH, just so long...
  22. Looks like NH’s quarantine requirements have been...

    Looks like NH’s quarantine requirements have been updated for NE residents:

    https://www.covidguidance.nh.gov/out-state-visitors

    Not sure how they define “extended period of time” or if self...
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    The ATC provide the Supreme Court with background...

    The ATC provide the Supreme Court with background information on the Trail and how it is managed.

    As to the merits of the question before the Court, here is a direct quote from the Amicus Brief:
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    Here is a link to Johnathan Turley’s thoughts on...

    Here is a link to Johnathan Turley’s thoughts on the SC decision:

    https://jonathanturley.org/2020/06/16/supreme-court-rules-in-favor-of-trump-plan-to-put-pipeline-across-appalachian-trail/
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    Are you sure the ATC fought this in any way shape...

    Are you sure the ATC fought this in any way shape or form?

    Perhaps you are referring to a different issue than the one I am thinking about — which is the one that was recently argued before the...
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