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    There are a lot of rocks on most all good hiking...

    There are a lot of rocks on most all good hiking trails in the world.
    So, I am thankful that I grew up near Port Clinton PA and was in a good boy scout troop that got us out on the trail at least...
  2. Yes, all of the "Great Walk" trails were very...

    Yes, all of the "Great Walk" trails were very well maintained and graded. They put money back into their trails for maintenance and signage, that's for sure.
    However the one that we did that was...
  3. Although this was my first time to NZ, I can't...

    Although this was my first time to NZ, I can't see that they are hurting for tourists. That 4th hike we did: North circuit of Tungolino NP, we must have seen 500 people in 2 days. Huts full,...
  4. Just got back from "Tramping" in NZ. 3-"Great Walks" and one other trail.

    I just posted a few pics in the gallery of my 3 1/2 weeks down in NZ.
    We did 2 of the "Great Walks" on the southern island: "Old Ghost Road" (which is a fairly new one) and the "Heaphy Track" (a...
  5. Thanks for this info Tennessee Viking. It has...

    Thanks for this info Tennessee Viking.
    It has always worked Ok in the past so, something must have changed.
    I'll just use the VPN (opera) when I want to see what's going on in the US hiking...
  6. Whiteblaze site down here in Thailand. Had to use a VPN

    As the title says: I had to use a VPN to get into this site.
    This is been going on for about a week.
    Any idea what's going on? Anyone?
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    I have a bad knee for more than 40 years now. ...

    I have a bad knee for more than 40 years now.
    I used glucosimine in the past and that helped.
    Now I use CBD salve. Just rub it on every day and it helps a lot.
    I never had an MRI done, so...
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    Carried 12 days food once. Haven't eaten Ramen,...

    Carried 12 days food once.
    Haven't eaten Ramen, or instant oatmeal since.
    I like to do 3-5 days (average mileage is around 20-25)
    But in the past few years, have done 6 or 7 days a few times.
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    Yeah, all this talk about fire starter aids but...

    Yeah, all this talk about fire starter aids but no one talking about firewood.
    Of course it's easy to build a fire when it's been dry for the past week or so.
    (doesn't happen often on the AT, at...
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    We used to sell them (theunderwearguys.com) but,...

    We used to sell them (theunderwearguys.com) but, unfortunately the price quadrupled about 10 years ago.
    We stopped selling them and I imagine that's why wintersilks went out of the silk long...
  11. My write-up about my Kunglsdeden trail thru-hike this summer

    Finally got around to writing on my blog about this cool (literally and figuratively) trail in northern Lapland, Sweden this summer.
    Complete with lots of pictures.
    You can read about it here: ...
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    I probably fall on average once a week while...

    I probably fall on average once a week while hiking.
    Usually when going downhill and too fast.
    I don't complain about it, just get up and keep going.
  13. Kungsleden trail, Sweden. It's a good one. 280...

    Kungsleden trail, Sweden.
    It's a good one. 280 miles or thereabouts
    I'd recommend a NOBO hike.
  14. "It's a typical situation in these typical times ...

    "It's a typical situation in these typical times Too many choices" DMB
  15. Thread: Dream Hike?

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    Thanks for that info. I just decided last week...

    Thanks for that info. I just decided last week to do the trail NOBO. (was going to start at Abisko, but now will finish there)
    2 reasons, both sun related.
    I don't want to have the sun in my...
  16. Thread: Dream Hike?

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    I have a new one every year, because I do my...

    I have a new one every year, because I do my dream hikes most years.
    This year, it's the Kungsleden trail in Lapland Sweden and then a few hikes in the Republic of Georgia and the beautiful...
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    If we all felt the same about things, it'd be a...

    If we all felt the same about things, it'd be a boring world IMO.
    Not a bad idea to see both sides of every story.
    You can learn more that way.
    IMO
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    After a while, it becomes the norm. You wait...

    After a while, it becomes the norm.
    You wait and work in the winter to get ready for next year's journey.
    I did it for 16 years.
    Got a bit lonely and so..........got married and had a kid. ...
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    Right away my first thoughts on reading the OP...

    Right away my first thoughts on reading the OP was that these people were brought up in either a city, another country, or at least another culture.
    I travel a lot around the world and would...
  20. My list has some of hiked and some I've yet to...

    My list has some of hiked and some I've yet to hike.
    I don't normally compare hikes as they are all so different and usually rated (by me) by the weather, people or experiences I had met or had on...
  21. I saw that. A friend sent to me. IMO it is...

    I saw that.
    A friend sent to me.
    IMO it is one man's opinion who happens to be a writer and I doubt there are many hikers who would agree with him, unless they were the only trails the guy has...
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    I still use an Integral Design's "Sil Shelter" ...

    I still use an Integral Design's "Sil Shelter" (tarptent)
    If I'm in heavy bugs (mosquitoes) I wear a headnet to bed and get in my bag.
    One hike (Pyrenees HRP) we had to carry a lot of salt and...
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    You ask what I now do when I travel or hike now...

    You ask what I now do when I travel or hike now that it's paid off.
    I rent it out.
    I ended up building an apt. for myself above the garage but now, rented that out too.
    So, last year when I...
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    I was in the same boat back in the 90's when I...

    I was in the same boat back in the 90's when I did 3 thru-hikes (triple crown).
    What I did was find room-mates.
    Usually friends, but once, I put an ad in the paper and got a retired man who I am...
  25. Article doesn't say much, except this: Fagan is...

    Article doesn't say much, except this: Fagan is a health food store owner and expert in fitness and nutrition. He’s hiked all over the world and his current path is along the Appalachian...
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