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  1. FYI, as of right now I do not know the status of...

    FYI, as of right now I do not know the status of the two wilderness areas (Platte River and Savage Run) that were burned last summer. I have a call into the forest service but have not heard back...
  2. Centennial trail (SD) Closed section now open

    FYI, the segment of trail that crosses the Sheridan Lake road (closed to put in an underpass) is now open.
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    Trim toenails a few days before departing.

    Trim toenails a few days before departing.
  4. Hiking in the Rocky Mountain area a lot I've...

    Hiking in the Rocky Mountain area a lot I've encountered numerous horsemen (and women) on the trail. Generally I agree with what you wrote but not the part about continuing to walk towards them. ...
  5. The year(s) that I hike long trails I always...

    The year(s) that I hike long trails I always join/donate to the applicable organization (i.e. PCTA, CDTC and A, FOOT, ATC, SHTA, TRTA, etc). This year, for instance, I have just donated to the AZT...
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    Your thought process is correct.

    Your thought process is correct.
  7. Thread: Bread Crumbs

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    I've always found that if you just "pay...

    I've always found that if you just "pay attention" when leaving the trail it is easy to get back to it. But, life is just harder for some people than it is for others...
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    I'm not sure how much flexibility I have in my...

    I'm not sure how much flexibility I have in my schedule, but I am driving through Lordsburg early on the 2nd of March. Earlier than you want but do you want to discuss this?
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    Ya I went stoveless a few years ago myself. One...

    Ya I went stoveless a few years ago myself. One less thing to mess with and have created a menu, albeit small, that is pretty fulfilling. I basically rotate between 4 different dinners (the only...
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    I started April 9th in 08. Think I only had snow...

    I started April 9th in 08. Think I only had snow 2 times. Did not drop into town for bad weather once. Each year will be a little different but think you increase your odds by starting a bit later...
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    In 08 I missed the Audie Murphy ceremony by about...

    In 08 I missed the Audie Murphy ceremony by about an hour. As I was walking up the road all these vehicles were going by me on what I thought was a closed road. I had no clue what was going on. ...
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    I've only hiked the Alabama section, but I have...

    I've only hiked the Alabama section, but I have to say that it is one of the best marked trails I've hiked if that helps.
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    A couple of the people who responded to this...

    A couple of the people who responded to this thread are the very same people that enable those that over plan. A bit ironic...
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    A 40 oz single person tent is quite heavy by...

    A 40 oz single person tent is quite heavy by todays standards. If you are worrying about weight you could easily cut 16 oz off of the tent enabling you to carry the tarp, poncho, and the lighter...
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    I think the various land management agencies (and...

    I think the various land management agencies (and municipalities for that matter) should set up "sting" operations for bears. Make fake campsites (car, campground, back country, dumpsters etc.) and...
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    However you distribute the funds i.e. shuttles,...

    However you distribute the funds i.e. shuttles, motels, food, etc. 12k is more than ample. Don't overthink it.
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    12k is more than enough.

    12k is more than enough.
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    Actually a more important point to this might be...

    Actually a more important point to this might be when do you want to resupply? You will get into town regardless of what point you choose to go in at. I had gotten off the trail for a bit at the Mt...
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    Proper campsite selection should be paramount...

    Proper campsite selection should be paramount regardless of wind conditions. I've heard limbs/trees come down in relatively calm conditions as well as windy conditions. You need to assess the area...
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    I guess that I've never really cancelled a trip...

    I guess that I've never really cancelled a trip because of wind speed. But, I have cut a couple of trips short because of high winds. A couple of years ago I was on an outing with ODR with the...
  21. I just put my Tilley hat upside down next to my...

    I just put my Tilley hat upside down next to my head and all my misc. stuff gets tossed into it i.e. phone, glasses, headlamp, watch. Whatever I might need during the night.
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    It is a shame that Venchka's post w/link was...

    It is a shame that Venchka's post w/link was removed as it was an interesting article to read. I didn't read all of it as I didn't have the time, but their take on the cooking stove was of...
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    I can verify what Colorado Robs posted (Creede...

    I can verify what Colorado Robs posted (Creede from San Luis pass) as it is the option that I chose. It is 1.0 mile to the upper TH and 1.5 further to the lower TH, from the trail. There were so...
  24. I've had to listen to music on a few occasions as...

    I've had to listen to music on a few occasions as I've passed, or been passed, by hikers with speakers attached to their packs. I guess they think everyone likes their music... Personally I never...
  25. I've always, and still, get a chuckle out of...

    I've always, and still, get a chuckle out of those that emphatically think their way is best.
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