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    it's pretty simple for me. I like hiking. That...

    it's pretty simple for me. I like hiking. That means that I end up doing lots of miles.
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    hike ......................

    hike

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    The stuff saimoyoji posted seems very outdated. ...

    The stuff saimoyoji posted seems very outdated. Most of those statements were made at some point by exercise physiology researchers, but have since been proven to be less than true (although some of...
  4. Thread: AT speed record

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    Sean blanton, the runbum.com guy isn't a very...

    Sean blanton, the runbum.com guy isn't a very impressive runner.

    He's a 3:05 road marathoner. That's like the top end of hobby joggers. Doesn't even earn you a spot in boston.

    Not even a...
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    I had the same problem and never could resolve...

    I had the same problem and never could resolve them.

    I went back to a 6x10 flat tarp and highly prefer it to the wild oasis
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    I have little to no field expertise--I had some...

    I have little to no field expertise--I had some interest at first, but my shoulder is too damaged---I can't really do field work.

    I'm more interested in the interactions of humans, economics,...
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    watch + dead reckoning very useful navigation...

    watch + dead reckoning

    very useful navigation tool/skill
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    Saw a thru-hiker helping an old lady rake her...

    Saw a thru-hiker helping an old lady rake her yard once--right where the trail crossed a residential neighborhood up in New England. Good trail magic.

    Water when you're is fantastic.
  9. Good info. I've had good dealings in the past...

    Good info. I've had good dealings in the past with The Barn. Too bad something has gone wrong.

    The hotel in Rural Retreat was bought by new ownership in 2007. They're not super hiker friendly...
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    sounds about right

    sounds about right
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    Umm..check out Leor's results: ...

    Umm..check out Leor's results:

    http://ultrasignup.com/results_participant.aspx?fname=Leor&lname=Pantilat&age=0

    Lots of first places in ultras. don't know if these are good/competitive ultras,...
  12. We also chatted last year. Let me know if you...

    We also chatted last year. Let me know if you come out to SW Virginia and maybe we can meet up for a bit.
  13. Shenandoah is bear central, and I think you need...

    Shenandoah is bear central, and I think you need a minimal permit. If you're terrified of bears pick a different section--most of VA has bear hunting and additional bear-dog training seasons. Find...
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    I lost a really nice montbell windbreaker,...

    I lost a really nice montbell windbreaker, headlamp, and my aqua mira at the same time on my PCT thru.

    At the time I wasn't really hard up for cash and there was a really cool hiker that gave up a...
  15. Thread: Feet Protection

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    There's your problem. Get some non-gore tex...

    There's your problem.

    Get some non-gore tex trail runners.
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    I can sell you some stuff pretty cheap if you...

    I can sell you some stuff pretty cheap if you send me a PM. I can't really afford to be giving stuff away, sorry.

    Backpack, poncho-tarp, tarp, whatever. Good lightweight stuff that just doesn't...
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    GoLite has some nice sales right now. You could...

    GoLite has some nice sales right now. You could also try contacting manufacturers directly.
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    You cant' hike miday with most dogs in those...

    You cant' hike miday with most dogs in those temps. IMO it's best to hike the AT in summer with a dog 'desert style.'

    Hit the trail as the sun starts rising (or earlier!) and hike till 10 or 11,...
  19. Thread: Feet Protection

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    You hike in gore tex boots?

    You hike in gore tex boots?
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    Rambunny will be a great resource. I also...

    Rambunny will be a great resource.

    I also suggest that you contact The Blueberry Patch hostel in Georgia
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    Does anyone still want to be in the drug war? It...

    Does anyone still want to be in the drug war? It just seems silly to me.
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    That's too much gear for that pack.

    That's too much gear for that pack.
  23. twenty miles.

    twenty miles.
  24. Hot, humid, probably rainy Yes I'd bring a...

    Hot, humid, probably rainy

    Yes

    I'd bring a 40 degree. The mountains CAN get cold at night year round.

    Enjoy!
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    Brian-- I've done some section hikes in...

    Brian--

    I've done some section hikes in minimalist footwear, and I do road runs in minimalist footwear (altra adams are my current favorite) or barefoot. That type of footwear excels on surfaces...
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