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    Kyle's pressure actually deepened today to 984mb,...

    Kyle's pressure actually deepened today to 984mb, even as it is becoming extra-tropical. So, there's a good chance the winds will stay at hurricane strength to landfall in Canada. But, most of...
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    Can you say more about their expectations? ...

    Can you say more about their expectations? Shopping as in boutique clothing or as in antiques and nick knacks?

    Not knowing more, I think Annapolis, MD would be nice for that plan. But, it's...
  3. What are your transportation options? You can...

    What are your transportation options? You can train to Charlottesville and go from Rockfish Gap south to the James River and then train back to DC from Lynchburg. That's 75-80 miles on the AT. ...
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    Agreed. Pennsylvania's state forest trails were...

    Agreed. Pennsylvania's state forest trails were the principal factor in my decision to start hanging. It's so easy to now hike until after sunset without care of wondering where the next ground...
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    I'm another kayak.com fan. Also,...

    I'm another kayak.com fan.

    Also, farecompare.com is a nice site for research on how to time your purchase to possibly save for your given set of departure and arrival cities. It searches the...
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    You can do both. It will add to the adventure of...

    You can do both. It will add to the adventure of the whole experience--getting off the Trail for something like that. Lots of folks are in this situation every year and manage it with happiness. ...
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    Well, grad school has been the damper of my five...

    Well, grad school has been the damper of my five year itch. And I refuse to quit it, but since I'm seeing the end of the grad school tunnel now, the itch is getting worse this year. Also, five...
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    Did not work for me. Nothing but DEET or...

    Did not work for me. Nothing but DEET or physical barriers ever has.
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    Remember REI is a co-op, and though big, does not...

    Remember REI is a co-op, and though big, does not follow traditional for-profit models.

    ULA is a very small company with a nice history of maintaining its identity. For background, listen to...
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    I've been watching it from a city even with...

    I've been watching it from a city even with bright city lights the past couple weeks.

    Naked eye can't see it the following way, but find a telescope or local observatory (or binoculars even):...
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    Wouldn't hiking Mt. Everest be the Mt. Everest of...

    Wouldn't hiking Mt. Everest be the Mt. Everest of hiking?
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    They're AAAAs:...

    They're AAAAs:
    http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2007/01/whats_inside_a.html

    The Snopes issue may be that this info spawned a series of hoaxes that other battery types were filled with...
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    Not AYCE, but my favorite was a place in Boiling...

    Not AYCE, but my favorite was a place in Boiling Springs just off the white blazes. I think it was called Aniles. It's cheap enough to satisfy despite not being AYCE.

    There are many other good...
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    Scott, it looks like you did some AT miles as...

    Scott, it looks like you did some AT miles as prep for the PCT this year. How many and what mileage worked for you on the AT? How would you translate that early season AT mileage to predicting...
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    I've been in a fire and I make jokes about...

    I've been in a fire and I make jokes about detectors all the time. My unit had 2 and three other units were affected. That's at least 5 detectors and none sounded in our fire. (One of mine that I...
  16. I've worn nothing but socks in snow around camp,...

    I've worn nothing but socks in snow around camp, and I've hiked in sandals up to 3 foot drifts. Wool socks insulate well even when wet and several makes of waterproof socks worn over base layers do...
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    Regarding Maine, and Back to the subject of Noel,...

    Regarding Maine, and Back to the subject of Noel, the two may come together by the weekend.
  18. Yeah, my thoughts from afar, too. But, I also...

    Yeah, my thoughts from afar, too. But, I also figure that if in the same situation, I would probably go against that better judgment and try to keep going down on my own. I'm stubborn about not...
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    Almost no chance for Georgia. But, don't fret...

    Almost no chance for Georgia. But, don't fret yet. The overall pattern has changed somewhat this month. It's a much more active one now. For all we know, this winter and next spring could be a...
  20. Mr. Palmer rocks, especially if the mileage in...

    Mr. Palmer rocks, especially if the mileage in the news article is correct--23 miles of hiking after discovering the injured hiker plus the driving all in less than 12 hours!

    Ian did have layers,...
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    Most insurance companies grant a significant...

    Most insurance companies grant a significant discount when a car is parked for a while. Many people travel on business or for pleasure for extended periods. This sort of suspended collision coverage...
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    The search function on this web site will lead...

    The search function on this web site will lead you to dozens of threads already on topic. This one links to many of those:
    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?t=25361&highlight=insurance
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    Related story about PCT southbounders and the...

    Related story about PCT southbounders and the fires: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-hiker25oct25,0,7169863.story?coll=la-home-center
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    Winner!
    http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/153534/Whitetop-Mountain.html

    "This peak is also home to the highest auto road in the state, a well groomed gravel track that leads from SR 600 to...
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    All major market brands (JIFF, Skippy, etc.) are...

    All major market brands (JIFF, Skippy, etc.) are sweetened with HFCS (liquid corn). Most Americans are used to that.
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