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  1. This is GREAT! Thank you very much for doing...

    This is GREAT! Thank you very much for doing this!

    u.w.
  2. Thread: hiking the priest

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    I'm not necessarily one to make or give...

    I'm not necessarily one to make or give recommendations, but am happy to share and and all the info I have on the hike after doing it.
    I just sent you a PM with all my notes. I hope yall have...
  3. Thread: hiking the priest

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    Excellent! Enjoy your hike(s)! Do you have good...

    Excellent! Enjoy your hike(s)!
    Do you have good info/gouge on the Triple Crown loop hike? I did that hike a bit ago and took notes. I'm happy to share

    willin'
  4. Thread: hiking the priest

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    By "raging river", Slo-go'en means a great...

    By "raging river", Slo-go'en means a great flowing pit spring behind the shelter (Priest shelter) - excellent water source.

    As for any distances, here is a link: to the AT distance calculator...
  5. Thread: hiking the priest

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    I agree with you. Sobo up Priest is "no real...

    I agree with you. Sobo up Priest is "no real problem". I'm only saying that I thought nobo up Priest, was easier than sobo.
    If I somehow implied sobo was a "real problem", that wasn't my...
  6. Thread: hiking the priest

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    Lots of options in that area. In my opinion...

    Lots of options in that area.

    In my opinion the "climb" of Priest going nobo is super easy (not necessarily a bad thing), and going up Priest sobo is by comparison an actual noticeable climb.
    ...
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    this thread makes me smile & laugh every time I...

    this thread makes me smile & laugh every time I read it!

    :banana:banana:banana:banana:banana:banana:banana:banana:banana:banana:banana:banana

    :DLMAO :D

    willin'
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    My execution didn't really differ from my plan...

    My execution didn't really differ from my plan because I didn't really have any plan on how to do it, except to kind of "go with the flow" as much as I could. i.e. Not try to "swim against the...
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    Interesting. I used his business as my shuttle...

    Interesting.
    I used his business as my shuttle when I finished Maine (from the Kennebec River/Caratunk to Abol Bridge on the Golden Rd) in 2018 and had no issues what so ever with him, or his...
  10. Thread: Stinkeist?

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    Culo clean. Fitting name, lol! willin'

    Culo clean. Fitting name, lol!

    willin'
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    Early congrats to you. Katahdin is such an...

    Early congrats to you. Katahdin is such an amazing ending to the amazing AT journey/hike/experience you've been on.
    Finishing is (or was for me) "bitter-sweet", as I'm sure you can imagine. ...
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    I started off using a peanut butter jar that I...

    I started off using a peanut butter jar that I made a gasket for, for the lid, out of a roll-up cutting board/mat. That worked very good, not even a tiny bit of leakage.
    I then tried the Talenti...
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    I don't know that I'd bet on: "won't be busy". ...

    I don't know that I'd bet on: "won't be busy".
    Holiday weekend, Mcafee Knob, AT, Tinker Cliffs, and the Andy Layne Trail - all pretty popular. If the weather is nice, I think you're gonna...
  14. Holy cow. WOW! HUGE Congrats to Dan!! ...

    Holy cow. WOW! HUGE Congrats to Dan!! Thanks for posting that up John,
    And super AMAZING performances from both of you for sure.

    willin'
  15. I too thought I'd said "thank you" in my initial...

    I too thought I'd said "thank you" in my initial post, to Matt for posting this up here. Looking back I see that I sure did not, and I apologize as I did mean to.
    Thank you Matt for posting this...
  16. Ah HellzYah! Good to hear for sure, and very,...

    Ah HellzYah! Good to hear for sure, and very, very impressive! Thank you TrailrunnerGuy,

    willin'
  17. I find these inspiring, impressive, and...

    I find these inspiring, impressive, and motivational.

    I looked at his (John's) Stava link and it stops a bit shy of Rockfish Gap, around 17 hours ago now. Did he finish his run? and did he set...
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    Nice! Impressive pack weight. That can...

    Nice!

    Impressive pack weight. That can indeed make for a much more enjoyable experience. The shorter days always make me a little sad; alas it is the way of it though and too, is temporary....
  19. Guthook! Very cool of you to stop by and chime...

    Guthook! Very cool of you to stop by and chime in. Thank you - much respect,


    u.w. / willin'
  20. Thread: Specs for hangs

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    Good question(s), and "thank you" to Cheshire. ...

    Good question(s), and "thank you" to Cheshire.

    I think you'll cover most, if not all, hammocks if you space them 13 to 14 feet apart.

    For height I'd say up to seven and a half feet tall from...
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    Huge Congrats to you on your hike Smoke Beard!! ...

    Huge Congrats to you on your hike Smoke Beard!!

    I went up and did it over Labor Day week, sobo also. I was completing, or finishing the LT, so only from Journeys End down to Sherburne Pass (I...
  22. My opinion: For me, if I had it - I'd share...

    My opinion: For me, if I had it - I'd share the info. No question. Yes of course it is ethical to share up-to-date info on water sources, among other things. I'm shocked that's even a...
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    don't know if we passed each other or not along...

    don't know if we passed each other or not along the way.

    hope you had a great hike! for sure mine was!

    definitely a great trail to hike, with a lot to offer. while there are a lot of...
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    gwb Hope to see you on trail & hope we both...

    gwb

    Hope to see you on trail & hope we both have a great hike.
    I'll be in black shorts, white button up, and blue calderas. Burnt orange montbell rain jacket if it's raining/cold-ish.

    u.w. /...
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    I was one of those "few thanks" I think. I'll...

    I was one of those "few thanks" I think. I'll even say, Thanks again.

    I've modified the initial info to suit my own needs/wants/likes over the miles of course (protein powder, chia seeds, wheat...
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