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  1. Thread: Trail Journal

    by DuctTape
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    Lyle I tried sending you a private message but it...

    Lyle I tried sending you a private message but it says your inbox is full?
  2. Thread: Trail Journal

    by DuctTape
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    Trail Journal

    I've finished a new edit of the online trail journal from my thru-hike in 2010.

    I'd taken it off-line for a little while, but now it's back.

    In case you're interested:

    Hiking the Colorado...
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    End-to-End SOBO October

    In 2007 (Ten years ago! :eek:) I hiked southbound through the Fall and wrote up a nice journal with lots of pictures.

    It had been forever since I read through it, so it was fun to do a new edit.
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    Do People Still Like to Hate on Bill Bryson?

    I just re-read A Walk in the Woods for the first time in maybe fifteen years, and it's still great.

    I remember back in 2001 and 2002 it was in vogue to pick on Bryson and his popular book. Someone...
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    I believe that stuff is called MUD. Sorry you...

    I believe that stuff is called MUD. Sorry you didn't get to experience that, it's a joy.
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    Southbound Foliage Journal

    Some of you may have seen this, but I've re-done the presentation of my 2007 online journal at http://www.downthetrail.com/hiking-the-long-trail-vermont

    It looks a lot more like it did when I...
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    I started my hike on August 1st of last year -...

    I started my hike on August 1st of last year - don't remember any bugs at all except for a few pesky mosquitoes on an afternoon break on a rainy day.
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    I did a SOBO hike starting late September of '07....

    I did a SOBO hike starting late September of '07. The locals seemed to think that I was lucky not to have seen any snow. Had plenty of shelters all to myself.
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    Just wanted to second that advice on looking at...

    Just wanted to second that advice on looking at the CTF's Facebook page, they keep very good snow-level updates.
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    I just wear mine around my neck - I loop it...

    I just wear mine around my neck - I loop it through my left arm to help keep it snug and prevent bouncing. I've been thru the JMT and CT carrying like it this, in addition to a whole lot of hiking in...
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    Just want to clarify fees for hiking in the...

    Just want to clarify fees for hiking in the National Park - $10 initial fee plus $5 per night per person - so one person two nights $20, two people 3 nights $40, etc.

    Havasu Falls is on the Indian...
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    I've finally finished posting this journal. Over...

    I've finally finished posting this journal. Over 40,000 words, 1,500 photos, and plenty of melodrama. :-)

    http://www.hiking-the-colorado-trail.com/
  13. Went for a few years with of periods of working...

    Went for a few years with of periods of working in my hometown divided by longer trips. Then I discovered working in National Parks, and still get to take off on long distance hikes.
  14. The Canyon is great in the winter and quiet, even...

    The Canyon is great in the winter and quiet, even on the main trails to Phantom. I like the effect from the bottom of looking up at the snow on the rim, like snow-capped mountains from a desert...
  15. Hmmm, don't think that's every happened to me,...

    Hmmm, don't think that's every happened to me, but just wanted to agree that Badlands is underrated and awesome. One place that jumps to mind where something similar could happen is Petrified Forest...
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    I spent about three grand on the road in three...

    I spent about three grand on the road in three months. That doesn't include the cost of the bike/gear before the trip. Could have done it for a lot less, but... pancakes and coffee in a local cafe...
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    This is true the Inn is absolutely great but the...

    This is true the Inn is absolutely great but the question was best burger?
  18. Thread: trail runners

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    Merrell Moab Ventilators. Mine have about 700...

    Merrell Moab Ventilators. Mine have about 700 miles on them, and still in one piece. A PCT thru hiker told me that her's lasted for 1,000.
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    There's a little coverage here and there. The...

    There's a little coverage here and there. The section from just beyond Twin Lakes to Salida more or less follows the same ridge through a state highway travel corridor. I also remember having...
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    White House Landing had the one pound...

    White House Landing had the one pound cheeseburger in 2002, tasted great with three Buds. He put the raw meat on a scale to show us it was 16oz with pride. Expensive but seemed like the best...
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    Late October into November has the best foliage.

    Late October into November has the best foliage.
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    I rode the TransAm in 2006, there's a rather...

    I rode the TransAm in 2006, there's a rather detailed journal about it on my site. All the links that came to mind when I saw this topic have already been mentioned.

    The maps from Adventure...
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    For what it's worth, I rode a taxi from the...

    For what it's worth, I rode a taxi from the Burlington airport to route 101 on the east side of the mountains. Route 101 runs north and south, and it's a straight shot up to North Troy. Hitchhiking...
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    Sleep with it, but keep it close at hand. I've...

    Sleep with it, but keep it close at hand. I've left a Camelback outside my tent overnight above treeline, only to wake and find the bite valve all chewed up.
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    Sleep with it, but make sure it's close at hand....

    Sleep with it, but make sure it's close at hand. I left a Camelbak outside my tent above treeline overnight, and woke to find the bite valve all chewed up.
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