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  1. For all of these same reasons I have postponed...

    For all of these same reasons I have postponed anymore ST trips until end of September.

    -The trail becomes pretty overgrown during the summer, especially in the close to river areas

    -The...
  2. I have forded it twice, I would not be overly...

    I have forded it twice, I would not be overly concerned. Steve Barbour Is the encyclopedia of the ST. He runs the ST challenge every year and shuttles the ST pretty much full time. You could...
  3. You have already done what I was going to suggest...

    You have already done what I was going to suggest - Cal BSP and ask them because of all the rules. The only other suggestion would be to call them back, and ask the same questions to another park...
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    it doesnt matter. Enjoy your hike however you...

    it doesnt matter. Enjoy your hike however you wish
  5. I did a trial setup last night and pretty happy...

    I did a trial setup last night and pretty happy with the initial outcome. At lease happy enough to pursue further.
    The placement of the insert under the tarp needs to be squared up and tinkered...
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    Just some reassurance that this is very doable.

    Just some reassurance that this is very doable.
  7. I have looked a little bit there. I am pretty...

    I have looked a little bit there. I am pretty firmly against a front entry design, which makes tarp setups rare to find...
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    I personally had no issue with PA rocks and will...

    I personally had no issue with PA rocks and will go back time and time again over my lifetime. I can agree tho that the rocks get worse after 501shelter, and the northern 30 miles of PA is pretty...
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    Pen Mar Park North 100 miles. If you can start...

    Pen Mar Park North 100 miles.
    If you can start in Harpers Ferry, WV and go north 100 even better
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    Most shuttles for the AT will be 30 min to 1.5...

    Most shuttles for the AT will be 30 min to 1.5 hour
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    It is doable, I have met a few people that...

    It is doable, I have met a few people that successfully section hike the AT this way. I have spent thousands of bucks in shuttles over the years. With what I spent on shuttles and rental cars I...
  12. Stratospire 2 Mesh Insert Pitched Under a Flat Tarp

    I have been wanting to convert to a tarp full time for a few years now but haven't wanted to commit to no bug net/ bathtub floor. I have been thinking about trying to pitch my SS2 mesh under a flat...
  13. Welcome to whiteblaze! Make your own plan,...

    Welcome to whiteblaze!

    Make your own plan, throw it around here, end up making your own choices based on feedback....
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    "classes of years"

    "classes of years"
  15. The trail from i40 northbound is lovely for many...

    The trail from i40 northbound is lovely for many miles. Got some big climbs but still nice trail. You could look into i40-hot springs or even a bit further if you wished. Sams gap may be a good...
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    I parked here for 2 weeks: "Welcome...

    I parked here for 2 weeks:
    "Welcome Kiosk/Parking Area to Shenandoah National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway"
  17. Trip #72 - Finishing the Appalachian Trail - Stratton - Katahdin 2 Week Trip

    Day 1 –Stratton ME27 to Cranberry Campsite 1.9 Miles
    The Beginning of the trip was from another world. Long story short our flight got overbooked due to a change in plane from Southwest, and my...
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    This Is The End - GM

    As of 10:30am this morning I have walked the last 193 miles of the AT In 11.5 days and have completed the AT on top of Katahdin. Trip report to come. Thank you all for the countless points of help...
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    Good! Way overdue

    Good! Way overdue
  20. Flying into Logan and getting a shuttle/ ride to...

    Flying into Logan and getting a shuttle/ ride to the trail is your most direct timely approach to this area of trail.

    I am always so surprised by the bus/ train suggestions. I have entertained...
  21. Let me review my memory and will update you on...

    Let me review my memory and will update you on this TJ

    Update: Friday Night we camped .8 mile from the charit creek lodge. Room for many tents or hammocks here no water.

    Sat night we...
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    I first saw Laurie when I watched the Nat Geo...

    I first saw Laurie when I watched the Nat Geo documentary for the first time back in 2009. That documentary is what spiked my desire to finish the trail. Over the years Laurie has always been there...
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    I would rather sleep in my fabric tent in the...

    I would rather sleep in my fabric tent in the woods, than in my car in a parking lot anywhere along any trail
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    Find yourself a comfortable pleasing campsite,...

    Find yourself a comfortable pleasing campsite, feel good about your food storage, pop your earplugs in, take a melatonin if need be for you, and drift off to sleep.
  25. I believe that food kept in a food bag "scent...

    I believe that food kept in a food bag "scent proof" and kept in tent while sleeping is OK. Its what I have done forever. Unless bear cables are available or a bear box then I use it. But if you...
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