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  1. Is the SOBO that much different than the NOBO...

    Is the SOBO that much different than the NOBO book, other than starting at the end of the book and/or trail descriptions? All the off-trail information would be the same I would think. To me its kind...
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    The highest peaks of each state in New England...

    The highest peaks of each state in New England are:

    Mt Katahdin in Maine | 5,269

    Mt Washington in New Hampshire | 6,289

    Mt Mansfield in Vermont | 4,393

    Mt Greylock in Massachusetts |...
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    If there's a doubt, there is no doubt. If you...

    If there's a doubt, there is no doubt.

    If you find yourself questioning if an emergency foil blanket would be suitable for a multi-week backpacking trip, that's a pretty big doubt. Bite the...
  4. I typically carry a Platypus with a light weight...

    I typically carry a Platypus with a light weight commercial plastic water bottle for unfiltered water gathering. I can't recall the last time I added weight with a Nalgene bottle.
  5. Thread: Closest Town?

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    You have the best tool in the AT Guide. Learn how...

    You have the best tool in the AT Guide. Learn how to read a map Legend. Once a basic understanding of the Legend is managed, you should be able to open the guide to any page, place your finger on any...
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    "Toughest" is a relatIve term. A lot depends on...

    "Toughest" is a relatIve term. A lot depends on frame of mind, gear weight, weather conditions, trail conditions, what food was consumed the night before or that morning, overall health, amount of...
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    This is kind of like rain gear, one doesn't fully...

    This is kind of like rain gear, one doesn't fully appreciate what it does until they badly need it and don't have it. After that, it becomes standard gear.
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    Poll: I carry a GPS whenever I am on unfamiliar trails...

    I carry a GPS whenever I am on unfamiliar trails and even some of the trails I am familiar with in case I go off trail. It's a tool, much like the map and compass I carry with me as well. It may be...
  9. FWIW I recently had swelling of the right foot...

    FWIW I recently had swelling of the right foot during the heat wave the following day after a fairly routine and easy 6-mile hike. Swelling went down after a couple of days but it was a little...
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    Much as it did to reach the conclusion he should...

    Much as it did to reach the conclusion he should have been shot dead. Go figure.
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    I hope they aren't found to be complicit in a...

    I hope they aren't found to be complicit in a murder.
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    It was! If memory serves its not easily seen from...

    It was! If memory serves its not easily seen from the road due to vegetation. I recall the small lot as well but didn't park there.
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    Probably more common not to need a stove in treks...

    Probably more common not to need a stove in treks of a few days duration as opposed to the thru hiking context this was geared to, but experiences differ around the US and over the years. Yes it...
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    Unfortunately science trumps opinion in this...

    Unfortunately science trumps opinion in this case. Depending on conditions, the Hantavirus and Plague can remain active from 7 to 90 days (especially when protected from sunlight) and can be carried...
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    Despite a wet spring, it has been somewhat dry as...

    Despite a wet spring, it has been somewhat dry as summer deepens in Western MA and CT. However, it's not the Gobi Desert and most water sources I have seen in the area appear to be ok, not far apart...
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    [QUOTE=Five Tango;2251433]Apparently the police...

    [QUOTE=Five Tango;2251433]Apparently the police believe the story and may have likely proved it true with a lie detector test which would explain why no charges have been filed.

    Whether or not the...
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    This! Slips, trips, and falls are at the top...

    This!

    Slips, trips, and falls are at the top of the list of workplace injuries. Given the nature of trail hiking and my own experience, they are probably at the top of the injury list there as...
  18. Having spent decades using a hickory hiking stick...

    Having spent decades using a hickory hiking stick when I was younger, I never thought I would like trekking poles until I had to use a set for a few days. After that I was hooked. The safety they...
  19. I've not been on that section of trail this...

    I've not been on that section of trail this season, but have been just south of there and water sources seem healthy. Bottom line is you should be fine even with an uncomfortably hot forecast for...
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    Wow, quite a list! Only a few of those are actual...

    Wow, quite a list! Only a few of those are actual dangers like hypothermia that should be a concern. The balance are mitigated with pretty basic prevention including filtering drinking water and...
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    The AT coming out of NH through the Mahoosucs, in...

    The AT coming out of NH through the Mahoosucs, in my view, is some of the most difficult (and best) hiking of the trail. As others point out, the puffy is a good idea to have, the weight is...
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    Specific questions get you closer to usable...

    Specific questions get you closer to usable answers.

    It's rare to see someone not pack a stove and fuel, but it's done. There are some who believe it saves them weight (presumably they figure...
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    Probably not a bad idea to call Mt. Greylock...

    Probably not a bad idea to call Mt. Greylock Reservation and be sure its ok to have the event at the summit and if there are any issues in serving food. Keep in mind this is a significant attraction...
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    Even interpreting the question that way brings me...

    Even interpreting the question that way brings me to the same intersection. I can more easily name the top three things I bring with regard to various elements of backpacking than I can just top...
  25. Have to wonder if better trail techniques with...

    Have to wonder if better trail techniques with regard to food storage, littering, campfire debris, etc. could have prevented this. Second question of course would be how does that information reach...
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