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  1. Really nice hostel. Stayed there 2 nights in...

    Really nice hostel. Stayed there 2 nights in 2013. Hope it continues to have a future.
  2. Thread: A.T. Guide???

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    They didn't have the pdf version in 2013. No...

    They didn't have the pdf version in 2013. No Guthooks, either (dark ages). I carried a portion of the unbound version while my wife had the bound version at home (she mailed me food & gear when...
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    In 2013, I saw a lot of hikers in that age range...

    In 2013, I saw a lot of hikers in that age range on my thru-hike. Some made it, some didn't. Just like all the other age groups. Be in decent shape, keep your packweight low, and don't hammer too...
  4. My water carry varies based on what type of water...

    My water carry varies based on what type of water purification I use and whether or not I'm going solo or not. If I use chemicals (AquaMira drops), I'll typically carry two 1-L 'cheap' water bottles...
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    I couldn't get your spreadsheet to open for me...

    I couldn't get your spreadsheet to open for me for some reason.

    I also created an itinerary spreadsheet prior to my hike. In the beginning, I didn't want to catch myself pounding too many...
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    1. 1L of boiled water for breakfast & also for...

    1. 1L of boiled water for breakfast & also for dinner? Lot of water!! Most meals would take about 2 C or 500 ml. Some canister stoves are more fuel efficient than others. The JetBoils, Reactors,...
  7. Thread: Best cookset

    by CarlZ993
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    What stoves I own & have used on backpack trips: ...

    What stoves I own & have used on backpack trips: Almost everything... different alcohol stoves, JetBoils, MSR Reactors, Pocket Rockets, Snow Peak, Soto Windmaster, plus several versions of the MSR...
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    My Fox 40 whistle goes w/ me on every hike. ...

    My Fox 40 whistle goes w/ me on every hike. Never used it. Hope that continues.
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    I would advise not to finance your trip that way....

    I would advise not to finance your trip that way. Estimate what you need to do the hike, add some additional funds on top of it as a cushion, and then work toward that figure. Credit cards can...
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    I dig mine as well. [Sorry, couldn't resist. :))]

    I dig mine as well. [Sorry, couldn't resist. :))]
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    AT Thru-hike Itinerary from 2013

    Are you an older hiker seeking to thru-hike the AT? What sort of pace should you expect on the AT? There are a lot of variables to that question. Hopefully, this post might provide some help in...
  12. Thread: Hyoh

    by CarlZ993
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    I've heard a comical alternative definition of...

    I've heard a comical alternative definition of HYOH: "Hike your own hike... but if you're doing it differently than me, you're doing it all wrong!" :)

    Good luck on your trek next year.
  13. Thread: Base Weight

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    Good luck on your gear choices. Ask some gear...

    Good luck on your gear choices. Ask some gear questions and you'll get a lot of suggestions. If you can spring for a digital scale, buy one & start weighing what you already have. Create a...
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    If I've needed an insulated cup/mug for...

    If I've needed an insulated cup/mug for backpacking, I've always used one made of plastic of some sort. I own a double-wall titanium mug (garage sale steal) but I haven't tried it yet. Next winter,...
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    I hiked 745M of the PCT this year. Big snow,...

    I hiked 745M of the PCT this year. Big snow, nasty stream crossing, and my back flaring up (had back surgery on 2/7/17) caused me to abort my thru-hike attempt. I had Guthook's app, Halfmile's app,...
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    FYI - The bus is scheduled to stop @ Reno Airport...

    FYI - The bus is scheduled to stop @ Reno Airport at noon. It was late the day I rode it (last Thu). Plan your flight for a couple of hours after that. Or, grab a room at a casino and pay for your...
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    I think I'll hike the PCT with a cat. The water...

    I think I'll hike the PCT with a cat. The water crossings in the Sierras will definitely be interesting... and possibly painful.
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    Lighter is better than heavier. Hiking poles...

    Lighter is better than heavier. Hiking poles help the joints. Be an early riser & get the miles in sooner. Don't hike too many miles in the beginning. Work into it. Make sure you & your stuff is...
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    Our Boy Scout Venture Crew often uses Lake...

    Our Boy Scout Venture Crew often uses Lake Georgetown as a conditioning backpack trip. Convenient for all the Austin-area backpackers/Scouts.
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    Each year is different. I was wishing I brought...

    Each year is different. I was wishing I brought my MicroSpikes in 2013. I started on 3/21/13. I definitely needed them off & on until 4/8/13. I saw a couple of people get hurt on falls coming...
  21. I stayed w/ him in 2013 when he was supposed to...

    I stayed w/ him in 2013 when he was supposed to be 'closed' for the weekend. Still picked me up for the night. Really nice guy. Zman
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    I heard that Verizon had the best coverage. So,...

    I heard that Verizon had the best coverage. So, I went with a cell phone from StraightTalk (Walmart; prepaid wireless; cheaper than a contract phone from Verizon) that used Verizon towers. It...
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    Pretty good list. You could ditch the 0.5L...

    Pretty good list. You could ditch the 0.5L Evernew pot (since you already have the 0.9L pot) & add a home-made pot cozy & come out ahead weight-wise. It would lessen your fuel usage. I'd consider...
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    I don't know if they do. They request the info...

    I don't know if they do. They request the info on their form. Wouldn't be surprised if they did.

    http://sandiegopct.com/departing-to-pct-trailhead/

    When in doubt, follow the rules. Works...
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    April 30th for me.

    April 30th for me.
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