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  1. Thread: Camp shoes?

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    What are “these”?

    What are “these”?
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    Sorry, bit of an older thread, but I really have...

    Sorry, bit of an older thread, but I really have to throw something in that wasn’t mentioned...

    YES, YES, YES! PLEASE OPEN A HOSTEL...but not on the AT.

    I love the AT (otherwise I wouldn’t be...
  3. Thread: Budget Shakedown

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    Oof. That is no joke. The first people I talked...

    Oof. That is no joke. The first people I talked to on my thru was a couple at Hightower Gap (mile 8.3). They asked to use my phone because they had no signal and were trying to get a ride out. ...
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    I know things are weird right now with covid, but...

    I know things are weird right now with covid, but hitching really is easy on the trail. The locals are used to seeing hikers and there are sometimes people at trailheads who are really kind. I...
  5. Thread: Dream Hike?

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    Scotland is very high on the to-do list. West...

    Scotland is very high on the to-do list. West Highland Way, Islay scotch, a side trip up Ben Nevis, Great Glen Way, small hikes in the Cairngorms, Islay scotch, explore some castles and cities, and...
  6. Thread: Camp shoes?

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    If anyone looks into a pair you genuinely can...

    If anyone looks into a pair you genuinely can find them for $15-25. The running shoe companies are always coming out with new and “better” (so they think, they usually screw up a really good shoe)...
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    I really loved it. I used to be competitive in...

    I really loved it. I used to be competitive in 24 hour races and the track ones were my fav. The surface is fast and forgiving and there is an aid station every 400 meters. People think it will be...
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    I love that everyone can learn something new...

    I love that everyone can learn something new everyday. I just kept the spikes out when I didnít need them (I only ran xc informally as an adult at opens).

    I never ran track (although I have run...
  9. Thread: Dream Hike?

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    Iím a woman and go all over the world by myself,...

    Iím a woman and go all over the world by myself, usually to developing countries. Some places are more challenging than others, but that is part of the joy. I know there is tourist infrastructure...
  10. Thread: Dream Hike?

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    Odd Man Out, I’ve hiked around Nepal and the...

    Odd Man Out, I’ve hiked around Nepal and the Gokyo Lakes were the best part of the Everest Base Camp circuit. And the Annapurna Circuit was better than EBC. For some reason, Europeans are familiar...
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    That makes me happy. I hope they work out. ...

    That makes me happy. I hope they work out.

    Now I feel bad, I considered sharing this year’s ago but I assumed everyone would just shrug their shoulders and go on with their crocs.
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    Pardon if this has been mentioned, but one of the...

    Pardon if this has been mentioned, but one of the biggest differences that I saw in the age of covid (which may also apply to 2021) is that non-USPS places that normally hold mail drops have decided...
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    I really wish I did Creede instead of Lake City...

    I really wish I did Creede instead of Lake City and I met a lot of people that felt the same or were really happy with their choice of Creede. I read up and thought it would be tough to hitch into...
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    This just led to a flashback of my scariest tree...

    This just led to a flashback of my scariest tree experience. I left Kent, Connecticut where I was sneered at by grown men in polo shirts with popped collars (ha!), hiked in 105+ degree heat index in...
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    I’m going to go back to what Rob and lone said...

    I’m going to go back to what Rob and lone said about areas of above average to massive tree death due to some infestation or disease or other. The Colorado Trail has days straight of rare spottings...
  16. I’m bumping an old thread, but since I found what...

    I’m bumping an old thread, but since I found what works for me and it hasn’t been mentioned yet...

    On my hikes, and five times on my 2016 AT thru, I sent myself packages not of actual meals, but...
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    Hamburger helper! I love it on the trail.

    Hamburger helper! I love it on the trail.
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    There are lots of long distance trails besides...

    There are lots of long distance trails besides the AT (or the big 3). This may be the perfect year to explore them. I’m a bartender who has been out of work since March so I used the summer and...
  19. Thread: Camp shoes?

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    Iíve been trying to figure this out for years, it...

    Iíve been trying to figure this out for years, it doesnít help that Iím the last backpacker left on earth without a digital scale. I figure at the 4 oz listed for the womenís Saucony Kilkenny (4.6...
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    I’m going to go back to the OP. First, thanks...

    I’m going to go back to the OP. First, thanks for being aware of your behavior. I think there are a lot of guys who are probably good people who wouldn’t hurt or harass anyone so they don’t think...
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    4.6 ounces for amazing shoes always makes me...

    4.6 ounces for amazing shoes always makes me happy, and Iím not even a weight weenie. I was really happy to have them on the Arizona Trail this fall when a significant amount of water came from...
  22. Thread: FT shuttles

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    I’m going to use Chief Duffy for my upcoming...

    I’m going to use Chief Duffy for my upcoming section hike and I will attest to a quick reply and very reasonable rate quote.
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    Thanks all. I’m heading out after the 24th and...

    Thanks all. I’m heading out after the 24th and very happy not to stay in designated campsites. I’ve done the Superior Hiking Trail twice and have had my fill of designated spots! Thought I would...
  24. Thread: Camp shoes?

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    I love camp shoes. It feels great to change...

    I love camp shoes. It feels great to change things up at the end of the day. My secret is I use a pair of old cross-country racing flats (usually a pair of Saucony Kilkennys). They fully cover the...
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    Shoes, Shuttles, and Shots

    Hi all. Iím just looking for any advice and suggestions for an upcoming section hike. Please tell me if anything doesnít look right.

    Iíve done all my thru and long section hikes in LaSportiva...
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