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  1. Stayed there August 2019 for a few nights (end of...

    Stayed there August 2019 for a few nights (end of a section hike from Pearisburg to Damascus). The yurt is gone, but they have a private cabin. Hikers sleep in the ground floor in real beds (not...
  2. They are preaching hope? They are talking about...

    They are preaching hope? They are talking about the apocalypse and Armageddon for heaven's sake :datz
  3. what it is said about that...

    what it is said about that group/sect/cult/religion/whatever, can be said about practically any religion. That is why I'm an unapologetic atheist.
  4. Thread: Finally!

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    Seems like you are well prepared but, still, be...

    Seems like you are well prepared but, still, be careful out there. We are still in winter and weather can be treacherous. Saying that, Good Luck:clap
  5. That people go there to take selfies where the...

    That people go there to take selfies where the young man died, i find that sickening. What a ****ed up species we are.
  6. Just send them a check.

    Just send them a check.
  7. You have the Angel's Rest Hiker Heaven hostel...

    You have the Angel's Rest Hiker Heaven hostel Pearisburg (post # 12).
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    What you are talking about is not trail magic but...

    What you are talking about is not trail magic but hiker feed. Words are important. There's nothing wrong in feeding people, even those who are not necessarily need to be fed. My advise is focus on...
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    There's not much I can add to this conversation,...

    There's not much I can add to this conversation, but my own experience. In 2017, I did a section from Newfound Gap to Springer, and then the 8.8 miles approach trail to Amicalola State Park. It was...
  10. You can resupply at Vernon, NJ. DWG does not have...

    You can resupply at Vernon, NJ. DWG does not have long term supply. You can also resupply at Warwick, NY. Weather? Cold, wet windy. Get at least 20 degree sleeping bag and rain gear. And be careful,...
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    Go to New York-New Jersey Trail Conference web...

    Go to New York-New Jersey Trail Conference web site. They may be able to answer your questions. also, they have excellent maps.
  12. Actually, it was completely appropriate to have...

    Actually, it was completely appropriate to have this discussion back in 2012. The economy was still recovering from the big 2008 crush. So for a new college graduate with maybe students loans to pay,...
  13. Thread: Q&a sobo

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    Keep in mind, as you head south, you will have to...

    Keep in mind, as you head south, you will have to go through all the north bound big bubbles. Just saying.
  14. Thread: Hiking the AT

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    You should be able to hike at least one mile per...

    You should be able to hike at least one mile per hour and be walking 8 - 10 hours daily (starting 8 am and finishing 6 pm, for example) assuming it is summer. Let's subtract one hour for lunch and...
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    Good luck and have fun. Have you thought of other...

    Good luck and have fun. Have you thought of other trails? The triple crown?
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    You will pass by some AT landmarks: 1. The...

    You will pass by some AT landmarks:
    1. The Washington monument in Maryland
    2. the shelter with the "snoring" and "no snoring" sections
    3. The iconic half way sign.
    4. The AT museum and the...
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    Maybe BMI by itself alone is not a good...

    Maybe BMI by itself alone is not a good indicator. the point is, you do not want to have excess weight, whichever way you define it. Every extra pound you carry, is extra burden on your knees.
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    And don't forget the AT museum in Pine Grove...

    And don't forget the AT museum in Pine Grove Furnace State Park.
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    Have you thought of the Pinhoti trail in Alabama?...

    Have you thought of the Pinhoti trail in Alabama? Much closer to home.
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    I assume that you suffer from osteoarthritis, AKA...

    I assume that you suffer from osteoarthritis, AKA "wear & tear" arthritis. So, the answer to your question "would that wear out the knee faster?" is definitely in the positive. Hiking, especially the...
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    Knee replacement is not a magic bullet, and...

    Knee replacement is not a magic bullet, and should be considered as last resort. Many things can go wrong with knee replacement surgery. I have the same problems you describe in my left knee; torn...
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    Like many other occurrences in nature and...

    Like many other occurrences in nature and society, it is cyclical.
  23. I do agree with you, although I would not call...

    I do agree with you, although I would not call the AT a "wild place". On the other hand, I would not want to come face to face with a grizzly or a mountain lion, so the AT is wild enough for me :D....
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    Greyhound is your cheapest way home, and not that...

    Greyhound is your cheapest way home, and not that bad if you can take a nap in a bus, just very long. I did a section from Newfound Gap to Springer in 2015, so I took the Greyhound from NYC to...
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    Sounds interesting. As a fellow aging and section...

    Sounds interesting. As a fellow aging and section hiker, i will definitely check it out. I understand you did not do the entire CDT, but did you finish the AT? Just curious.
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