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    LT Distances Calculator Updated

    The Long Trail Distances Calculator at http://www.longtrailpodcast.com/ltdist_calc.php has been updated to reflect the 2015 trail relocation due to the new Winooski River footbridge.
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    Relocation and Disstances

    In June 2015 the Long Trail was relocated from Duxbury Road to Jonesville to cross the Winooski River over a new suspension footbridge. The trail now follows Duxbury Road west for 1 mile and then...
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    You can see a very recent (June 15, 2014) photo...

    You can see a very recent (June 15, 2014) photo of the Winooski Bridge project, taken from the south side of the river, here: ...
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    E2E Hike Starting Early September

    Take a look at the compact system cameras. They combine point-and-shoot and digital SLR features in a smaller footprint, usually utilizing a fixed lens. I carry the Canon G12 which, although it...
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    September 12, 2012 FORMER RUTLAND RESIDENT...

    September 12, 2012
    FORMER RUTLAND RESIDENT SENTENCED TO NINE MONTHS HOME DETENTION FOR DESTROYING A LONG TRAIL SHELTER IN MENDON BY LIGHTING A FIRE INSIDE IT
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    I was staying at Montclair Glen Tuesday night...

    I was staying at Montclair Glen Tuesday night when Nikki came in with her support crew. She started at the Canadian border on Monday, and at Smuggler's Notch on Tuesday. She was heading for a sleep...
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    Car Vandalism at Applachian Gap

    My son just completed a run up to Appalachian Gap this morning and, in the main parking area, he saw a parked vehicle with New York plates that had the rear window smashed in. There was glass on...
  8. Kari, good advice so far. Many of your Long...

    Kari, good advice so far. Many of your Long Trail questions may be answered by Rough on longtrailpodcast.com. Listen to the podcast at:

    Planning a Summer Thru Hike (18 min 08...
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    Here on White Blaze the Long Trail forums are...

    Here on White Blaze the Long Trail forums are active. There's also a Long Trail-dedicated forum at:

    http://www.longtrailpodcast.com/forum/index.php
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    I recently hiked the 11.6 mile section of the LT...

    I recently hiked the 11.6 mile section of the LT from Appalachian Gap to Lincoln Gap. The trail is in fine shape with only a few small blowdowns. Access to the trail at AG (VT 17) and LG (Lincoln...
  11. Thread: Pants or shorts

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    I hike on the LT all summer and most backpackers...

    I hike on the LT all summer and most backpackers I encounter are wearing shorts or convertible pants. This is especially true of the AT hikers I meet on the trail during July and August. I prefer...
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    Waistfield has 2 regular grocery stores in town...

    Waistfield has 2 regular grocery stores in town on Route 100: Shaw's (chain), and Meheuron's (independent). In the same shopping area as Meheuron's (east side of 100) is a natural foods store called...
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    Long Trail Distances Calculator: ...

    Long Trail Distances Calculator: http://www.longtrailpodcast.com/ltdist_calc.php
  14. Thread: June thru-hike

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    Deer flies are way bigger than black flies and...

    Deer flies are way bigger than black flies and will chase you. I've had several encounters with them on the LT and you can't get away no matter how fast you move along. The only way I got rid of...
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    All, I too have noticed, along with others,...

    All,

    I too have noticed, along with others, that there has been no new activity at this great Long Trail-centric website for many, many months. I have tried to contact the website host both at...
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    My Six Moon Designs Starlite backpack has an...

    My Six Moon Designs Starlite backpack has an external pad pocket that holds my thermarest zlite 3/4 pad -- provides back padding and a "frame" for the pack while hiking. Two zippers and my pad is...
  17. Thread: Trail Etiquette

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    Rough and Tumble's Long Trail and Shelter Etiquette

    Here's our take on what works for us:

    http://www.longtrailpodcast.com/ltett.shtml
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    In the Fall of 2009 the Green Mountain Club...

    In the Fall of 2009 the Green Mountain Club installed a series of steel rungs in some of the steepest rocks on Stark Mountain north of Stark's Nest. During the summer of 2010 they also added quite a...
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    Hammocking on the northern Long Trail

    Saw these posts (see text, copied below) that were inserted into a thread on water availability so I thought I'd start a new one that deals with hammock hanging on the northern section (north of...
  20. Thread: Maildrops?

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    You can hike e2e without maildrops since the LT...

    You can hike e2e without maildrops since the LT crosses many roads which provide access to towns with supplies. Major resupply points include Manchester, Rutland, Brandon and Middlebury (if you're...
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    Stranger's link should be: ...

    Stranger's link should be:

    http://www.longtrailhiking.info/
  22. Thread: VT 17 Parking

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    I live a few miles from there. Have not heard of...

    I live a few miles from there. Have not heard of any summertime incidents in the past few years and there always seem to be several cars parked in the lot. During the weekdays and especially on...
  23. Thread: Vegan/Vegetarian

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    Check out Tumble's Podcast: "Preparing your...

    Check out Tumble's Podcast:

    "Preparing your own Trail Meals: for vegans and non-vegans."

    http://longtrailpodcast.com/podcasts_advice.shtml
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    New Podcast: Backountry Rescue

    I have published a new podcast on longtrailpodcast.com :

    http://www.longtrailpodcast.com/podcasts_ltsupp.shtml#020

    Brian Lindner founded and now leads the Waterbury, Vermont Backcountry ...
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    Check out the Long Trail Distances Calculator at:...

    Check out the Long Trail Distances Calculator at:

    http://www.longtrailpodcast.com/ltdist_calc.php
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