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  1. If it helps, I've had great luck finding...

    If it helps, I've had great luck finding discontinued hiking clothes I love on eBay. Hope you find your sock, or some new "old" socks!
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    Just a guess but that place is soooo small and...

    Just a guess but that place is soooo small and cramped inside, they may not be able to be open safely when busy due to Covid. Plenty of camping just past going nobo, up on the hill.
  3. Literally had a group out this weekend and a...

    Literally had a group out this weekend and a backpacker with brand new Zpacks carbon fiber trekking poles had one snap in the parking lot before we even hit the trail. Hopefully their customer...
  4. Ahh, but to be THAT close to the trail, I'd have...

    Ahh, but to be THAT close to the trail, I'd have found a day, a half day--a couple hours even--to get into the woods, get on the trail, and be at home... :)
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    I started using a bear can this year in advance...

    I started using a bear can this year in advance of a trip out west this August where they are required. I don't mind hanging (do it correctly, PCT style) but honestly the bear can is just so easy,...
  6. Lol, might have seen that one too! This one was...

    Lol, might have seen that one too! This one was very neatly packed up and ready to get back on the trail.
  7. Go! Just be watching the snow/water crossing...

    Go! Just be watching the snow/water crossing conditions (lots of info being shared on the Facebook group John Muir Trail). If I had a coveted August permit I'd definitely go. I'm an over planner so I...
  8. FOUND: Bear line/biner just north of Hot Springs

    FOUND: Bear bag line, throw bag and carabiner at a (really great!) campsite by a pond 11-12 miles north of Hot Springs late May. If you can accurately describe it I'm happy to send it your way. I...
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    Thanks for sharing, Carl! Hiking certainly isn't...

    Thanks for sharing, Carl! Hiking certainly isn't boring, but sitting at my desk at work when I can't be out hiking is--so I play with maps. :)
  10. Item is sold pending payment.

    Item is sold pending payment.
  11. FS: inReach Explorer (sat comm/navigate/plan & more!)

    Like new InReach Explorer satellite communicator. Send and receive messages, navigate with route planning and waypoints, digital compass, tracking, user website/maps, MapShare website for family...
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    Heather's site is really helpful, and I also...

    Heather's site is really helpful, and I also suggest on Facebook you join the group John Muir Trail, as well as the John Muir Trail Yahoo Group. One of the members of both is Inga, see her very...
  13. Thread: Fontana Dam

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    As an option, The Hike Inn Fontana can pick you...

    As an option, The Hike Inn Fontana can pick you up and take you to the inn for overnight. http://thehikeinn.com/
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    Two GREAT sources of hammock info, especially if...

    Two GREAT sources of hammock info, especially if you're a beginner:

    Website/book The Ultimate Hang: http://theultimatehang.com/

    Shug Emery on YourTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/shugemery ...
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    Great products, great service! You won't be...

    Great products, great service! You won't be disappointed. Like others have said, just shoot them an email.
  16. There are a few shuttles you can check with: AAA...

    There are a few shuttles you can check with: AAA Hiker Services, The Hike Inn Fontana, A Walk in the Woods Gatlinburg. All three have websites, I've personally used the first two and highly recommend...
  17. Brian, I did some of that section in October...

    Brian, I did some of that section in October (10/9), started at Newfound Gap. Dry, dry, dry! Painter's Branch was dry, Groundhog Creek shelter was nearly dry and may be by now; no one coming SOBO...
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    I have a Zissou 23. I used it a couple times and...

    I have a Zissou 23. I used it a couple times and found it to be wimpy and very cold. It sits in the closet an I let my Boy Scout use it on dry weekends above freezing.

    I've since gotten some good...
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    That's what I was going to say! :D

    That's what I was going to say! :D
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    I just started wearing the Hoka Challenger ATX,...

    I just started wearing the Hoka Challenger ATX, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them! I'm recovering from a nasty tear in my plantar fascia and these shoes allowed me to do a 50-mile section this fall. :D Happy...
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    I have a Zpacks down hood to go with my Zpacks...

    I have a Zpacks down hood to go with my Zpacks down bag... I'm a very cold sleeper and did wear it part of a night this fall--I know I'll like having it for winter, though. I can only add that I...
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    Mirena did not work for me, the results are very...

    Mirena did not work for me, the results are very individual, and I eventually had a DaVinci robotic assisted hysterectomy due to my age/station in life and my menstrual issues. Best thing I ever did....
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    Did NFG to Max Patch 3 weeks ago, stopping short...

    Did NFG to Max Patch 3 weeks ago, stopping short of Hot Springs due to reports of little to no water. Painter's Branch 3 miles north of I-40 had a very small puddle someone had dug out, could be dry...
  24. I did a quick search and came up with nothing. I...

    I did a quick search and came up with nothing. I have to say, for that kind of money (I saw $479 on sale) I'd skip the 'Made in China' bag and get Zpacks or Western Mountaineering, or a quilt from...
  25. This is a good point, could be a day...

    This is a good point, could be a day hiker/tourist. If it's a high dollar or sentimental thing, you might call Sugarlands and see if anyone has asked there about it.
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