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    Yes that can happen, however the spots do turn...

    Yes that can happen, however the spots do turn over quickly as many are there just to go up to the tower, take some selfies, and back, maybe a stop in the gift shop, total distance 1 mile, so one...
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    As a ridgerunner I frequently parked there for my...

    As a ridgerunner I frequently parked there for my work, leaving the car there for 5 days. The back country office (BCO)likes to be notified about that and will ask for your licence plate but it is...
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    Squeeze is the way to go. Not perfect but it...

    Squeeze is the way to go. Not perfect but it hits most of the highlights. Low cost, thru hiker approved. Downside is the bag system is a bit awkward to gather water, but it's a small price to pay.
  4. If you have a permit you can visit the aliens in...

    If you have a permit you can visit the aliens in area 51, getting one is the issue ;).

    (So yes to your question)

    But really the permit was granted for Buddy Backpacker after the parents...
  5. Buddy Backpacker's parents got a permit from...

    Buddy Backpacker's parents got a permit from Baxter SP to legally was there.

    However if the trail is closed, as Katahdin is to younger children, the thru hike ends at the closed section (and...
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    I would discourage running unless that's what you...

    I would discourage running unless that's what you have been doing. Running can easily cause injury to those starting and is generally harder on the body. If you have good fitness and endurance...
  7. Not needed on a thru. I did have to use some...

    Not needed on a thru. I did have to use some very small patches of Cuban Tape on 2 or 3 spots, but I doubt that a ground sheet would have helped and the taped spots are a total repair and a fraction...
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    Mine shredded on my thru. A friend made a...

    Mine shredded on my thru. A friend made a replacement made of the same CF material and it has held up well. That replacement was tapped, not sown. I don't recall the size, just that this bag I...
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    I thought the Hexamid took up a lot of room, but...

    I thought the Hexamid took up a lot of room, but using it one learns where it can fit and where it can't. One learns some shortcuts and advantageous ways of setting it up. It takes experience with...
  10. Snowpeak as mentioned has the best mix.

    Snowpeak as mentioned has the best mix.
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    Mt Washington going AT SoBo is not that difficult...

    Mt Washington going AT SoBo is not that difficult on the Crawford Path section of the AT. Generally downhill and fantastic views would be a great backpack for such children . NoBo offers more...
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    I'm not saying this can't happen, but the Super...

    I'm not saying this can't happen, but the Super Cat worked pretty well with a friend who used it as a backup to a wood stove. Yes one has to be careful with open fuel, and why I do like your...
  13. Adding to my post and answering my question. ...

    Adding to my post and answering my question. It's not the same as the Camino Fisterra - at least the part from Porto to Santiago, I can't speak of the section from Lisbon to Porto. The only section...
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    I have not found much difference in quality and...

    I have not found much difference in quality and experience between the high prices ones and the el-cheapo ones. As I have several I just chose the one that I can find at a particular moment.
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    It's not my favorite and would not mind it being...

    It's not my favorite and would not mind it being gone, but I'm not losing any sleep over it still being there.
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    Remember that the ATC has set guidelines for a...

    Remember that the ATC has set guidelines for a max of 25 day hikers for a group and also a max of 10 backpackers for a group. Some sections have other guidelines, and some have enforceable...
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    and Both of these are not accurate. Put...

    and



    Both of these are not accurate. Put in historical context (and prehistory), long journeys, or other like things such as vision quests, etc have been a part of many cultures as a...
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    Others are good suggestions, however look into it...

    Others are good suggestions, however look into it if you are interested in driving, if you can actually make money by driving Uber or Lyft. It's been analyzed many times and As I have seen...
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    Nobody said you had to fund another's hike. ...

    Nobody said you had to fund another's hike.

    And that is the crux of my contention. It is what you make of it. For you it's a vacation and thus should be self funded thus you feel like everyone...
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    I disagree and would tell you to HYOH. A thru...

    I disagree and would tell you to HYOH. A thru hike is what one makes of it. If a person does it for the reason that you state, that's what they will most likely get out of it. For some it can be a...
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    I would suggest a SoBo, you will or should have a...

    I would suggest a SoBo, you will or should have a little more time to save, but mainly you will have less temptations to spend and less temptations to spring for a bed. Things also cost more up...
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    Duct tape*, gauze, powdered pydolite*, antibiotic...

    Duct tape*, gauze, powdered pydolite*, antibiotic ointment or alcohol pad, vasoline*, maybe a bandaid or 2, but the duct tape and gauze is a bandaid. Benadryl, ibuprofen and/or meloxicam. Also...
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    never mind .

    never mind .
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    A friend of mine made me a cuben fiber tent bag. ...

    A friend of mine made me a cuben fiber tent bag. It apparently is fairly easy with cuban tape, she foudn the instructions (dimensions) online about 5 years ago. The tent bag still works today and...
  25. I slacked that, got out at sunset and had to...

    I slacked that, got out at sunset and had to hitch in the dark. In desperation in Kingsman Notch I was trying to hitch either direction. Was picked up by a local police officer who took me to...
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