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  1. Thread: Finally!

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    Finally!

    I have been a member here on WhiteBlaze.net since nearly the beginning. I have read every book up until the last 5 years or so about thru-hikes and thru-hiking. I have 10 plus copies of Wingfoot. I...
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    I'm in Mid TN. I hike a lot, Radnor, Warner...

    I'm in Mid TN. I hike a lot, Radnor, Warner Parks, Savage Gulf, AT at least once per month. Thru hiking starting late Feb 2020.
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    Registering at Amicalola

    I want to hike the approach trail before I start my thru-hike in February. When does the Amicalola park start registering and handing out tags for 2020?

    thanks

    l0ngterm
  4. Thread: Friendliness

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    There you go again Lone Wolf with the common...

    There you go again Lone Wolf with the common sense.
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    I have been to the NOC literally dozens of times....

    I have been to the NOC literally dozens of times. From parking my vehicle as a section terminus and running down hill before the restaurant closed to a zero in multi day stormy weather in the dead of...
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    l0ngterm NOBO Marchish Approach = Yes Been...

    l0ngterm
    NOBO
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    Approach = Yes

    Been section all my life waiting on retirement. Thats in February 2020. Yay!
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    Thanks all. I'm planning to attend so see ya'll...

    Thanks all. I'm planning to attend so see ya'll there if you do. I'll hope to hang but tarp it if not. Can't wait. Retiring in 6 months, plan to thru hike starting in March NOBO. Been hiking on the...
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    2019 Aldha Gathering

    Never been to the Gathering. Planning to this year. Does the camping area have trees (or substitute) for hammocks? Is camping popular? Was at Trail Days for the first time this year and shocked how...
  9. Thread: NOBO May 2020

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    NOBO leaving Springer sometime in March! ...

    NOBO leaving Springer sometime in March!

    l0ngterm
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    Parking and shuttle in Damascus

    I am looking for a shuttle from Damascus to TN 19. Any recommendations?

    Also, best place to park my truck in Damascus this week with trail days going on.

    thanks
    l0ngterm
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    Definitely a full size pillow. The REI Trailbreak...

    Definitely a full size pillow. The REI Trailbreak at 15 ounces is well worth it for the quality sleep I get. Fairly lightweight otherwise, winter weight less food and water below 15 pounds with the...
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    Congrats MapMan, I tried to retire in...

    Congrats MapMan,

    I tried to retire in December. When I told my boss and my wife I was ready they both freaked out. My boss asked me for more time and made me an offer I couldnt' refuse, 3 months...
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    Is there a SoRuck event this weekend?

    I'm last minute heading out in the morning for an AT weekend and thought there was a SORUCK gathering. I've always wanted to attend but can't find reliable info.

    l0ngterm
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    I'm sectioning but for 30 days so don't want to...

    I'm sectioning but for 30 days so don't want to park my car remote that long. Sounds like a Shuttle from Marta may be my best option. I ran it by Ron Brown, as suggested here, earlier this month and...
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    How to get to Springer

    I am looking for a little adventure in getting to the trail this year. Thinking of taking the MegaBus to downtown Atlanta, Marta as far north as possible but how to get to Springer from there?...
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    ZPacks Experience for a Thru-Hike

    I'm going to invest in new gear for my upcoming thru-hike. Any real experiences with their packs and or the Plexamid tent for a thru hike? Durable for the weight savings? Pros or Cons that may not be...
  17. Add me to the list. In 2010, at 45 years old,...

    Add me to the list.

    In 2010, at 45 years old, I had a quadruple bypass. No heart muscle damage from heart attack so was hiking again within 6 months. Arteries continued to clog, I continued to...
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    Terry from the Hike Inn took great care of me.

    Terry from the Hike Inn took great care of me.
  19. Thread: Class of 2019

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    Maybe, chances get better everyday as 2018 creeps...

    Maybe, chances get better everyday as 2018 creeps along. If so, end of February 2019 start. If not, 2020 but lets not think like that.

    l0ngterm
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    Shuttle: NOC to Wayah Bald

    I've decided to take a last minute trip. Park at NOC tomorrow (8/17), shuttle to Wayah Bald and hike North. Any recommended, short notice shuttles from NOC?

    thanks in advance

    l0ngterm
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    Poll: I had the pleasure of three days of hiking with...

    I had the pleasure of three days of hiking with them in March. Same camp sites two nights. They were a great family.

    Hike your own hike, live your own life.
  22. Jacks R Better compression sack - Waterproof?

    I just received a Jacks R Better UQ and was wondering if the compression that it ships with is waterproof? Yay, Jacks R Better for shipping overnight so I can make a trip this weekend. If not, I will...
  23. Shuttle - Woody Gap to Springer Friday (12/14)?

    What are my best choices for a shuttle this Friday (12/14/16) from Woody to Springer? Will probably be middle afternoon.

    thanks

    l0ngterm
  24. Good Stuff!

    Good Stuff!
  25. Thread: Early Start

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    Personally, I think Merino Wool base layers are...

    Personally, I think Merino Wool base layers are much better at keeping me warm than synthetics. I like the Icebreaker 200g and 260 g pants and shirts.
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