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    It is definitely doable, as several us have done...

    It is definitely doable, as several us have done it, and hundreds do it every year. But not necesarily enjoyable. But sort of like staying at the Doyle, everyone should do it at least once if not...
  2. Hard to top that advice.

    Hard to top that advice.
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    Great, I really do not want to actually "stay in...

    Great, I really do not want to actually "stay in the shelters" anyway, just want to put my tent nearby since that is where the water usually is.
    As for the Black Flies, hopefully they will be gone...
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    Slo-go'en, Thanks for sharing the awesome...

    Slo-go'en,
    Thanks for sharing the awesome picture! :sun
    When you say open June 14th, do you think that will include the AT shelters between Pinkham Notch to Grafton Notch?
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    It has been 5 years since I did that section. ...

    It has been 5 years since I did that section. Could it be they were for the side trail to the hostel?
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    That is a nice way of saying it.

    That is a nice way of saying it.
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    Looking forward to hearing how it goes for you. ...

    Looking forward to hearing how it goes for you. Proivided I can knock out the remaining 167 miles I have on the AT this summer, considering CT SOBO starting last week of June in 2021. Would give me...
  8. Only someone from the White Mountains would...

    Only someone from the White Mountains would consider that fun in the rain. Seriously, I do remember that I was glad it wa not raining.
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    There is a hostel near there (don't remember the...

    There is a hostel near there (don't remember the name right now). Not for sure if they are currently open or not with the COVID-19 scare.
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    2025 of the AT, but a few miles more than once.

    2025 of the AT, but a few miles more than once.
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    Try this link and scroll some ...

    Try this link and scroll some

    https://www.traildays.us/

    Or go directly here

    http://traildays.us/index.php?id=29

    Please note while the site says not secure, it will eventually take you to...
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    The Carantuck House B&B breakfast is awesome also.

    The Carantuck House B&B breakfast is awesome also.
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    Poll: Which is what I would personally agree it with...

    Which is what I would personally agree it with too. :)
    But based on the logic of the survey and some of the comments a thru-hiker could miss significant sections of the AT due to closures.
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    Poll: I have 167 miles left to complete the AT. So...

    I have 167 miles left to complete the AT. So does that mean if the 115 miles in ME open as they appear they are for July, but the 52 in NH do not, I would be done?

    While I really want to...
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    I would go with the local and state, since they...

    I would go with the local and state, since they are closer to the situation then someone trying to force a cookie cutter approach on everyone.
  16. Thread: Why SOBO?

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    GA to ME, ME to GA, or even flip flop, thru or...

    GA to ME, ME to GA, or even flip flop, thru or section, who cares, just enjoy it while and whenever you can.
    I am just hoping every part of the AT is open again soon. :)
  17. A few things might be the AT being the most...

    A few things might be the AT being the most prominent longstanding popular long distance trail. Also ATC headquarters just outside Washington, DC, and it runs through NY and NJ, and also a heavy...
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    The warning about sunburn is real. I grew up in...

    The warning about sunburn is real. I grew up in South Flordia and rarely ever get one, but coming down Madision I was exposed on a sunny day (for which I was grateful), and the back of my neck got...
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    Since appears two will be hiking with one more...

    Since appears two will be hiking with one more shuttling and day hiking, perhaps the NH locals could provide Gambitt with expectations as far as cell coverage. It is great having that third guy with...
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    I really enjoyed my shuttles with David also. ...

    I really enjoyed my shuttles with David also. Besides his knowledge of the areas, he told me stories about pitching for his country's Little League team. Even threw a few no hitters back in the day.
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    Hiked around 1500 miles on the AT and hundreds...

    Hiked around 1500 miles on the AT and hundreds more on other trails with the BA Fly Creek UL1. I am very happy with it. I am only 5'8" so not the longest wingspan, so having a smaller tent is...
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    Or better yet, take your own car and eliminate...

    Or better yet, take your own car and eliminate the rental fee.
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    Why fly (unless the airline have really reduced...

    Why fly (unless the airline have really reduced prices)? I would just rent a car and drive up together. With gas at 99 cents a gallon, this could probably save you a lot of money. With three...
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    I did stay at Pine Ellis this past summer...

    I did stay at Pine Ellis this past summer multiple nights, shuttle to US 2 and then later slack packing a couple days around Andover. I enjoyed my stay with them and would recommend them as both a...
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    Leki Corklite Speedlock work for me. Although...

    Leki Corklite Speedlock work for me. Although like most gear you have to find what works best for "you".
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