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    A GPX track of the North-South Trail can be found...

    A GPX track of the North-South Trail can be found here:
    http://www.rigis.org/datasets/north-south-trail

    Updated in 2017.

    Print out your maps via CalTopo using the USGS layer or the OpenStreet...
  2. Since I've moved to Moab, and made a life with a...

    Since I've moved to Moab, and made a life with a certain park ranger, life has been on the upswing to put it mildly!



    Sounds about right! Esp when, as with you, the outdoors is major part the...
  3. Overall thoughts on the Northern New Mexico Loop - Five-Hundred Miles in The Land of

    This past August, I hiked the Northern New Mexico Loop that starts and ends in Santa Fe, NM.
    This loop, by the same person who created the well-known "Grand Enchantment Trail", encompasses a journey...
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    Sounds about right. A very difficult trip for...

    Sounds about right. A very difficult trip for anyone not used to hiking or camping; pretty plush for those who backpack. OTOH, the people used to tent camping might not like the 90 people in The...
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    Treat the call like going to the bathroom: Be...

    Treat the call like going to the bathroom: Be discreet, do it in private, and continue on when you are done. Nice compromise that works for everyone, I think.
  6. Thread: Oregon Trail

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    This gentleman did not hike it (he took a covered...

    This gentleman did not hike it (he took a covered wagon!), but does give much deep background about the history and what the modern areas of where the Oregon Trail passes through is currently like....
  7. Thread: Stoves

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    On the AT? Doesn't matter. Easy resupply for...

    On the AT? Doesn't matter. Easy resupply for alcohol and canisters. And you aren't doing large food carries. Go with what works for you.
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    Very much so!!!

    Very much so!!!
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    Where will you be hiking? On trail? Off-trail?...

    Where will you be hiking? On trail? Off-trail? Scrambling?


    The ULA packs are all-around good packs but heavier than some lighter weight packs. They shine when you are going into areas off the...
  10. Not the AT, however... According to this article...

    Not the AT, however...
    According to this article from a hunting-focused website:


    In 2010, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reported that in the past 20 years, 81 percent of victims in...
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    It is burnt orange...same color as the rocks...

    It is burnt orange...same color as the rocks where there was no one else in site.

    Now, if I was still in my native Rhode Island in the thick woods that is congested and never far from I95 , I'd...
  12. I've ordered this pack cover and it is a definite...

    I've ordered this pack cover and it is a definite blaze orange.
    https://www.shop.backpackingadventuregear.com/Sil-nylon-Packcovers-Starting-at-PC.htm

    EDIT: It is listed as ORange vs. when I...
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    Wrangler Utility Shirt 80% poly, 20% nylon. ...

    Wrangler Utility Shirt 80% poly, 20% nylon. Some are a different blend. $15 at Wally World. I have three versions of this shirt in different colors.

    Great for day hikes and backpacking in hot...
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    Plaid. Lots of plaid... ;) 43736

    Plaid. Lots of plaid... ;)

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  15. A Quick and Dirty Guide to the Great Divide Trail

    "A Quick and Dirty Guide to the GDT" that summarizes much of the information and resources available for this increasingly popular trail. As with my other Q&D guides, it serves as a launching pad for...
  16. A properly attired hiker: Blaze orange in hunting season

    My trip partner and I were out and about this weekend. We saw hunters scoping out spots for the upcoming rifle season in a couple of weeks. Time to grab some blaze (hunter) orange.


    Here's an...
  17. Thread: Bartram/AT Loop

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    I am, and will always be, a sarcastic person. :)...

    I am, and will always be, a sarcastic person. :)

    We did not stay long at Wayah Bald, too many people on an otherwise quiet route. Wesser Bald OTOH made for a leisurely and quiet lunch.

    Not...
  18. Thread: Bartram/AT Loop

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    Damn it! We did it wrong! Guess we did not take...

    Damn it! We did it wrong! Guess we did not take in the sights. That side trip on a blue blazed trail must have not happened. ;)
    Being serious, I am sure the OP is gone many months later, but for a...
  19. Eh..the moderators are pretty sh***ty around...

    Eh..the moderators are pretty sh***ty around here. Just approving things that look remotely OK. They should read all the articles. (Much like the old Playboy Magazine? They only read WB for the...
  20. Thread: Bartram/AT Loop

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    Bring this thread back since when I researched...

    Bring this thread back since when I researched this loop for a hike this past Summer, the Whiteblaze thread came near the top on Da Google. Others may be interested in the loop and may want more...
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    Moose River crossing ...

    Moose River crossing

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Blonnv5BQPk/?taken-by=pmagsco
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    To get to Robson, i took a Greyhound. Dropped me...

    To get to Robson, i took a Greyhound. Dropped me off at the Visitors Center. That route is ending in October, unfortunately.

    I hiked through Berg Lake. Hard to avoid water crossing on the GDT....
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    Great Divide Trail (Canada)

    For the curious:
    https://pmags.com/the-great-divide-trail-overall-thoughts

    The TL;DR version: About 600 miles with the caveat that fire closures forced me to take some alternate routes I suspect...
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    Do this trail magic, and they feed you. :)What...

    Do this trail magic, and they feed you. :)What better kind of trail magic is there than building the trail itself? :)

    Anyway, something to consider for the future!
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    Not too far of a drive is a great trail magic...

    Not too far of a drive is a great trail magic opportunity for the CDT on Sept 22nd:
    https://continentaldividetrail.org/volunteer/
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