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    Didn't disappear - - Just had health problems ! ...

    Didn't disappear - - Just had health problems !

    Sorry.
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    Four Pines Hostel

    Is Four Pines still open and operating ?

    I will really be needing them this summer / fall.

    Thanks,
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    lightest frame pack

    I need a framed pack because of back problems. Need to make sure pack weight falls on my hips and not my shoulders.
    What's the best (lightest) framed pack for 3 to 4 days gear ?
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    Online elevation chart

    Does anyone know of a free online AT elevation chart?
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    Pearisburg to Daleville

    I'm doing this section next month and looking for some place to "base" from.

    Does anyone have a suggestion or a list of hostels and motels in this section?
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    Best lightweight ground cloth

    Any thoughts on a good lightweight ground cloth for a 2 person tarp?
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    Lightweight summer sleeping bag

    Looking for a sleeping bag for summer section hikes.

    I guess 40 degree ?

    Would like it durable but as light as possible.

    Any suggestions?
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    Don, Last week you shuttled me from Pearisburg...

    Don,

    Last week you shuttled me from Pearisburg to Woods Hole. I'm planning another section hike for late June from Pearisburg to Dalevillle.
    Do you cover that whole area - or is there someone...
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    I'm doing the same section in late June. Does...

    I'm doing the same section in late June.

    Does anyone know if the trail has been reopened after the fire or when it will be?
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    Myrtle Beach

    Rain Man -

    I read a lot of your posts.

    Tell you what - you can come to my house this summer and I'll take you fishing.

    Then - some day - you can show me around Nashville. I've never been...
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    How do you pack your tent poles?

    I use an MSR "Hubba" "Fast & Light" setup and really like it - but

    The fly poles are too long to really fit in my pack without a problem.

    I dont' want to pack them "on top" of my pack - because...
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    Backpack advice needed

    I have a ULA circuit - but I need better load transfer to my hips (because of a back problem).

    At the same time - trying to keep the actual weight down.

    Any suggestions?
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    Advice on warmth

    I'm planning a 200 mile section in southern / middle VA in early May.

    Was planning to bring hiking shorts and shirt and raingear (top and bottom) for rain protection and added layer of warmth.
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    Esbit vs canister

    Has anyone done a weight comparison between Esbit and Canister stoves.

    Obviously Esbit weight drops as it is used up - but in typical conditions I wonder which is really lighter over the course of...
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    Good Point - one of my older packs has a great...

    Good Point - one of my older packs has a great hip belt and suspension system. It's heavier than the pack I've been using - but I will definitely go back to it. Right now - my problem is simply...
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    Hiking with Degenerative Disc Disease

    Backpacking is important to me - as it is to you.

    Recently I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease.

    Right now - it hurts to even walk more than half a mile - much less backpacking as we...
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    Thanks - I'll be callling you in the next few...

    Thanks - I'll be callling you in the next few days to make arrangements.

    Take care,
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    Parking betweeen VA 623 and Pearisburg

    Planning a section hike soon - would like to get shuttles to trail then end up at my truck.

    There are lots of parking areas.

    Does anyone know if they would feel safe leaving their vehicle for...
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    Thanks Lone Wolf

    Thanks Lone Wolf
  20. Thread: Just a Bivy?

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    Makes a lot of sense ! Thanks !

    Makes a lot of sense ! Thanks !
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    Just a Bivy?

    I'm pretty experienced on the AT and I don't mind the shelters - but need protection in case shelters are full or if I can't make it to a shelter. I'm a "section hiker" - so we're talking about 10...
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    Shuttle - Bland VA

    Doing a section hike this spring. Can anyone recommend a RELIABLE shuttle based in Bland Va? I know some folks in Damascus and Pearisburg - but Bland will be much more central.
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    No - again

    No - again
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    Hubba NX - used only 1 night

    I bought this tent new last year and only used it one night on the AT - so it is in perfect condition and includes compression stuff sack. Paid $350 will sell for $175 and will pay for shipping. ...
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    Recently bought a Nemo Nocturne sleeping bag and...

    Recently bought a Nemo Nocturne sleeping bag and Love it ! It has a "built in" space to hold a pillow. I just deflate my air pillow in it (3 oz) and wrap it all up. I sleep much better without...
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