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  1. The short answer is you don't. You typically eat...

    The short answer is you don't. You typically eat big meals on resupply or zero days but while on trail eat what you can. I only weighed 145 lbs at the start of my hike and lost 15 by the end.
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    I started the AT in early March and did have a...

    I started the AT in early March and did have a liner to add some warmth to my 20 bag. The temps several nights were in the single digits and my sea-to-summit liner was a welcome addition. I did...
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    I went through three pairs of trail runners. ...

    I went through three pairs of trail runners. Just bought new pairs when I got into town, most outfitters now carry most styles and sizes of trail runners.
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    I was a Platinum/Gold member of various hotels...

    I was a Platinum/Gold member of various hotels during my working years. When I hiked the AT I really don't remember very many of these types of hotels near the trail. But they should honor your...
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    I was hiking up in Alaska and they use an...

    I was hiking up in Alaska and they use an Airhorn, it is very effective.
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    I hiked through in early May and I did as Slo Go...

    I hiked through in early May and I did as Slo Go N mentioned. I had enough to make the 100+ miles to the north end and just supplemented at Waysides. That said Covid aside, early April will...
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    I started March 7th 2014 we had cold night time...

    I started March 7th 2014 we had cold night time temps but weather was normal for that time of year. It all changed when we arrived in Fontana. Ice, snow and temps in single digits all the way...
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    They were filming just up the trail from us when...

    They were filming just up the trail from us when we were hiking in 2014.
  9. I only did two mail drops on my hike. Fontana...

    I only did two mail drops on my hike. Fontana Dam because the store was not open for the season when I passed and Monson because it was rumored that resupply was limited. I had no problem resupply...
  10. Don't underestimate the mountains of Northern...

    Don't underestimate the mountains of Northern Georgia, they can be very cold that early. I started my hike on March 7th and had night time temps into the 20s most evenings. My first snow of concern...
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    I kept a pen and paper journal of my hike in 2014...

    I kept a pen and paper journal of my hike in 2014 and made entries everyday on trail such as where I camped, who hiking with, miles covered, weather ect. Also, I made notes in my AWOL Guide with...
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    Poll: Had a Big Agnes pad on my 2014 hike that...

    Had a Big Agnes pad on my 2014 hike that developed a leak in the seam in SNP. I tried several times to patch but because of location of hole the patch would not hold. Got in touch with BA and they...
  13. I did my AT hike at age 58 after retiring in...

    I did my AT hike at age 58 after retiring in 2013 and would be on the PCT this year if not for the Corna virus. I had always have been active person hiking, marathons, cycling, ect. So as long as...
  14. Not sure about Maine ie. Baxter SP hating Thru...

    Not sure about Maine ie. Baxter SP hating Thru Hikers. The rangers and staff were very nice and helpful when I arrived. Allowed me to store my gear in their office so I only had to take needed...
  15. Thread: Hunting hike

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    I am a hunter myself and have hiked the AT. It...

    I am a hunter myself and have hiked the AT. It would really be impracticable to hike and hunt at same time. While many miles of the AT are in areas open to hunting (I ran into Spring Turkey hunters...
  16. Thread: Hunting hike

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    As a hunter and long distance trail hiker (Hiked...

    As a hunter and long distance trail hiker (Hiked AT in 2014) it is really not a good idea to hunt along the AT corridor. As a responsible hunter it is your responsibility to know exactly where you...
  17. If you plan it right the Waysides open in May,...

    If you plan it right the Waysides open in May, makes resupply much easier.
  18. It has been done before. The year before my hike...

    It has been done before. The year before my hike in 2014 a 14 year old girl hiked the AT with her parents meeting her at cross roads and they camped together. She only spent about 5 or 6 nights...
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    I could have when to summit as I arrived early...

    I could have when to summit as I arrived early afternoon. It was a rainy day so spent night at Birches and went to summit the next morning, nice an sunny.
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    I was thru hiking it I arrived at Katahdin from...

    I was thru hiking it I arrived at Katahdin from Monson on the 5th day.
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    I left Springer on March 9th by mid July I was in...

    I left Springer on March 9th by mid July I was in New Hampshire. I would say I was in the bubble as many people who start around that time finish in early August.
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    I have been to NOC many occasions on my Thru hike...

    I have been to NOC many occasions on my Thru hike and paddling the Nanny. I love the place the vipe, food, and people are great.
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    I logged on at 10:30 PST and was assigned 3070,...

    I logged on at 10:30 PST and was assigned 3070, it took 1:45 to have my turn. Some very early March were available but all April were full. I snagged a May 7th permit and there were several dates...
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    I stated from Springer on March 7th. I wore...

    I stated from Springer on March 7th. I wore shorts and thin shirt when I was hiking. That said, I did change into fleece underwear top and bottoms when camping. I did have several days/weeks of...
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    When I hiked Shenandoah in 2014 it took me 7...

    When I hiked Shenandoah in 2014 it took me 7 days. It was one of the easiest in term of resupply. With the combination of Waysides for either food or deli/restaurant I never carried any more that 2...
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