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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. If you plan it right the Waysides open in May,...

    If you plan it right the Waysides open in May, makes resupply much easier.
  5. 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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    Portie Thanks for reminding me. I forgot about...

    Portie Thanks for reminding me. I forgot about the 2nd train, it is still a pretty easy trip.
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    Easy. I was hiking the AT in 2014 and traveled...

    Easy. I was hiking the AT in 2014 and traveled back to Louisville to reverse the process. Fly to BWI Airport, then take to train right out of the airport to Harpers Ferry. Then get right back on...
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    I used them on my hike. I was able to get about...

    I used them on my hike. I was able to get about 800 miles out of each pair, when through 3 pairs on my thru. You should have no problem.
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    A hiker named Hudson started early February when...

    A hiker named Hudson started early February when I was on trail in 2014. He was documenting his hike on Trailjournals.com back then may be worth reading.
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    The only real issue with the KT is water. Since...

    The only real issue with the KT is water. Since you are hiking in May you should have a couple of running seasonal streams. Many that hike will stash water at several of the road crossings.
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    It one of my top 5 hostels on the trail. I...

    It one of my top 5 hostels on the trail. I enjoyed it so much I did a zero day. Steve and his wife are great host and help hikers anyway they can. I highly recommed a stop and overnight. Plus...
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    I only mailed two resupply boxes on my hike,...

    I only mailed two resupply boxes on my hike, Fontana was the first, the hotel accepts packages. You should be able to make Standing Bear in 5 or 6 days and they have good resupply. If not it is...
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    Yep, get the diaper pins ..

    Yep, get the diaper pins ..
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    The AT will change you in many ways. Some you...

    The AT will change you in many ways. Some you don't realize until you get back and your family and friends notice things are different. Most all the changes are good. I did the trail when I...
  22. I left Springer on March 9th 2014 the weather was...

    I left Springer on March 9th 2014 the weather was typical early spring with nice days of sun (40 to 50s) then several cold rainy days the nights were cold. Nothing that I did not expect being from...
  23. My wife droped me off in her Ford Focus on March...

    My wife droped me off in her Ford Focus on March 9th. Just drive slow and take your time..
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    On my hike especially during the cold months in...

    On my hike especially during the cold months in the shelter we had an agreement. We did change out of our damp clothes to dry sleeping clothes. When we had man and women in shelter we would simply...
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    When it is pouring rain at your house, go outside...

    When it is pouring rain at your house, go outside and put up your tent in the rain. Now blow up your pad get in sleeping bag and not get soaked. Try until you can do this. When it is snowing,...
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