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    I always enjoy your hiker reports. Itís nice to...

    I always enjoy your hiker reports. Itís nice to know you can have that solitude for 18 days and that the trail systems arenít overused.
  2. I wonder if anyone has used double twist shine to...

    I wonder if anyone has used double twist shine to burn...170 proof plus.
    It was funny once as my dad and I were talking to a ranger once in Kentucky and the ranger said he would come across still...
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    Yep a new orange on the trail. Thing was it was...

    Yep a new orange on the trail. Thing was it was miles in from any road. No ATV trails, intersecting paths and the like. Blowdowns from the previous week (and some older) covered the trail in a lot of...
  4. Itís nice to see Iím not one of the only ones ...

    Itís nice to see Iím not one of the only ones finding myself using the REI half dome 2 plus consistently. Iíve weathered conditions in it where it did just as well as my more expensive and heavy 4...
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    Iíve had several encounters from encountering a...

    Iíve had several encounters from encountering a lone seemingly new orange resting on the middle of the North Country Trail in a remote part of The Upper Peninsula of Michigan (funny too as I was...
  6. The open container aspect did cross my mind. I...

    The open container aspect did cross my mind. I kinda figured it was illegal to sell in a dry county, but I wasnít sure if the alcohol brought into the jurisdiction had to be in its original...
  7. Itís hard to believe that the authorities have...

    Itís hard to believe that the authorities have yet to solve this case. Makes me wonder what evidence they have, or if they really just have a lack of any. Sad overall.
  8. Traill Days 2020, who for 2008 is representing

    Was thinking about Trail Days 2020 and was looking to see who else from 2008 will be in the hiker parade.
  9. Legality of using drinking alcohol for fuel on trail

    I normally use 190 proof alcohol (Everclear, Volkov, or similar) for my alcohol stove. Although I find out a bit more expensive (I get it for $17 a liter), I feel that the multipurpose use warrants...
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    If your headed NOBO (Northbound), then your going...

    If your headed NOBO (Northbound), then your going to start with 8-10..with the odd 15 mile for at least 2-4 weeks like Slo-goíen was saying. Iíve seen many try pushing way to fast at the start and...
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    I see Dad on 12-6-13 had posted running into a...

    I see Dad on 12-6-13 had posted running into a guy that had 2 barbell weights and was talking about ďresearch on illnessĒ.... in 2008 on the AT thru I think I ran into the same guy. He was hiking...
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    You have many other options like the 1200 mile...

    You have many other options like the 1200 mile Ice Age Trail, or be one of the truly few that hiked the whole North Country Trail. ...I tip my hat to a Triple Crowner. Nice that you did the AT...
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    Ok.... I'm from the Midwest, and never heard of...

    Ok.... I'm from the Midwest, and never heard of the stuff before. Curiously this topic came up as I just saw the B&M Brown Bread can at a large local grocery store and I thought...what is that! I...
  14. I'm sure visibility went down with the snow and...

    I'm sure visibility went down with the snow and im wondering if they were somewhat hypothermic maybe being a tad wet that led to impaired decision making and "tunnel vision" that didn't help. I'm...
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    I personally woulden't bring a dog. Myself, I ran...

    I personally woulden't bring a dog. Myself, I ran into 4 bears, 3 rattle snakes (and those I SAW right ON the trail), a rabid raccoon, a pack of hunting dogs, and other dogs that were not too...
  16. I rather enjoyed Just Bills market insight. I was...

    I rather enjoyed Just Bills market insight. I was toying with upgrading some gear and I'm a supporter of our domestic cottage manufacturers. It's unfortunate that some choose to outsource some of the...
  17. I was wondering the same thing Tipi. Normally you...

    I was wondering the same thing Tipi. Normally you hike at the pace of the slowest in the group. Yes, sometimes the pace can be annoying...but sometimes you can have shared experiences that you never...
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    Crocks. It's normally a lighter weight option,...

    Crocks. It's normally a lighter weight option, use in stream crossings, in gross showers, and in a pinch as trail shoes that you can use with socks to use in colder temperatures. Comes in a lot of...
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    So what is the ultralight hikers consensus on...

    So what is the ultralight hikers consensus on beards? It does have a weight and makes a hiker less aerodynamic and some say is more problematic for good hygiene.
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    If you got too much I've seen Halloween/Christmas...

    If you got too much I've seen Halloween/Christmas candy in a lot of trail magic points. Once before Shenandoah NP we were talking to a local who asked us about the trail, it's trials and tribulations...
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    It's mystifying what people think. I once rounded...

    It's mystifying what people think. I once rounded a curve in the trail to see someone squatting literally a foot or two on the side of the trail with paper in hand. I've seen toilet paper defication...
  22. ...your approached to update trail guides and/or...

    ...your approached to update trail guides and/or the Thru hikers Companion.
  23. Looks like 744 miles on a 11 hour 14 minute...

    Looks like 744 miles on a 11 hour 14 minute journey to Purcellville, Pennsylvania.
  24. LOL....I'll blame the giant coffee mug I was...

    LOL....I'll blame the giant coffee mug I was using. Thanks! It looks to be in great condition. How much did you use it?
  25. What is the hipbelt size?

    What is the hipbelt size?
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