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    PCT in Dec/Jan?

    Hi all - I have a long winter break (mid-Dec to mid-Jan) and am considering doing part of the PCT during that time. Would any of the CA desert sections be doable then, without getting below, say, the...
  2. Looking for folks to share VA section hikes, weekends, fall 2020

    Hi all - I'm looking for some good folks to accompany me on section hikes of the AT through VA this fall. Would be weekends (including Friday when I can manage it), ideally 15-17 miles/day,...
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    [QUOTE=Driver8;1099324][/LIST] What about the...

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    What about the John Muir Trail out in Calif? Too early in the season for that? It's length is comparable to the LT, and the scenery incomparable.

    Much too early...
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    I've heard that mice are capable of climbing the...

    I've heard that mice are capable of climbing the bear poles. Anyone tried using a Loksak inside another bag? I have an Ursack Ultra but would prefer not to carry the weight/bulk if I don't need to.
  5. All - thanks for the critiques. Thought I was...

    All - thanks for the critiques. Thought I was sending a private message. Have contacted Whiteblaze to please remove it.
  6. Great idea to try the Ctf - will do - thanks! I...

    Great idea to try the Ctf - will do - thanks!
    I found Rocky Rides; they wanted $175 each way! I was thinking more like $50. Yikes!
  7. Thanks for this - I'm very aware of hitching as...

    Thanks for this - I'm very aware of hitching as an option, and have done/will do it in a pinch, but as a woman traveling solo I'm very glad to pay someone for a prearranged pickup. This is what I'm...
  8. I tried them... they don't do shuttles. Thanks...

    I tried them... they don't do shuttles. Thanks for the rec though.
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    I understand it's not meant to be used as a bear...

    I understand it's not meant to be used as a bear can... just a way to keep food dry, etc. Thanks for this suggestion.
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    GPS recommendations

    Hi all - looking for a reliable inexpensive GPS. Planning to thru-hike the Colorado Trail this summer. The databook is pretty specific (ie, "make a sharp right at mile 5.2"), so I really just need...
  11. Shuttle into Gunnison from CT trailhead on HWY 114

    Hi all - anyone have a lead on someone who offers shuttles into Gunnison? I'd be coming from the CT trailhead on highway 114 and would love a lift back the next morning also. Traveling solo so prefer...
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    Critter-proofing food

    Hi all! Planning thru-hike summer 2017. Researching ways to critter-proof my food. I notice that a bear can isn't required, but I find hanging a bag to be a pain, and I'm not sure about available...
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    Thanks for this - will look into them too!

    Thanks for this - will look into them too!
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    Thanks for this - yes, i know I need rain gear....

    Thanks for this - yes, i know I need rain gear. the question was about bringing heavy rain pants.
  15. Funny, I actually think Boone Barrs taste...

    Funny, I actually think Boone Barrs taste terrible (seriously, I have to shove them down), but I've been eating them with Justin's peanut butter or almond butter (the vanilla almond butter is great)...
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    Hadn't heard of these but just googled and WOW...

    Hadn't heard of these but just googled and WOW --- they look great! esp since i'm considering hiking in a skirt (with tights on chiller days).
    Thanks!!
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    JMT: Rain gear for July?

    Hi all - I'm tru-hiking in late July/early August and wondering about rain gear. Balancing pack weight with being prepared. I always bring a hard shell rain jacket but am wondering about the need for...
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    I prefer to tent camp but spent a night last week...

    I prefer to tent camp but spent a night last week at Low Gap during a torrential rainstorm. Was glad not to get my gear soaked. Privy was open and usable, water was directly in front of the shelter...
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    I stayed at this campground on my section hike,...

    I stayed at this campground on my section hike, and it was great. Was the only person there (weeknight) and had a campsite near the end so I was close to the stream (and away from the privy). It's a...
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    I just did this section. Had rain every day,...

    I just did this section. Had rain every day, super-humid, super buggy. Chilly at night (though probably won't be by June.) Bear s**t everywhere. You always need to practice good bear safety: while...
  21. I think it depends on who you hike with. Most of...

    I think it depends on who you hike with. Most of the leaders limit their groups to 15 or fewer (and 10 in areas where that's required). They're also pretty clear about expectations for...
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    Thanks -- again, am aware of public transport...

    Thanks -- again, am aware of public transport options -- just looking to see if someone is driving directly there. Thanks all.
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    Hi all - thanks for these responses. I should...

    Hi all - thanks for these responses. I should stress that I'm familiar with the YART system and, as I've already bought my ticket into Fresno, I can't change to an earlier flight or different...
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    Looking for a ride into Yosemite, 7/11

    Arriving at Frensno airport around 3:30 pm. Would be up for ride from the airport into the park, or could take the last Yart (5:45 pm) as far as Oakhurst/Tenaya and then get a ride from there. Would...
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    @ Nodust, I'm also (still) looking for a shuttle...

    @ Nodust, I'm also (still) looking for a shuttle from Unicoi to Amicalola in mid-May - no luck setting up anything - all the numbers/emails I've found either no longer work or folks aren't doing...
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