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    Ok I will concede that you don't (by the letter...

    Ok I will concede that you don't (by the letter of the law) need a permit to hike. But to camp.

    But I am going to rant a bit now.

    But let's be a bit mature about this this problem of way too...
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    Sort of off topic, but since you bring it up. ...

    Sort of off topic, but since you bring it up. Assuming you can do this at home - wait for a rain storm and then go outside and figure out how to set up your tent without getting everything wet in...
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    As someone who has met a grizzly bear and also...

    As someone who has met a grizzly bear and also grew up camping in their country there is basically 3 answers to your question.

    1. If you don't startle them, or God forbid get near a mother's cubs...
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    Way off topic on my part but you misunderstand...

    Way off topic on my part but you misunderstand the pilot statistic above. It is not 'professional' pilots they are talking about as the number of them who die in crashes is almost zero - there has...
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    Well it is easy to spend money anywhere on the...

    Well it is easy to spend money anywhere on the Trail. Many use up most of their money down south and get in financial trouble. A big part of what causes that trouble is that the actual expense of...
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    Just want to jump in here for a second. The...

    Just want to jump in here for a second. The bolded part of rob's post is not actually correct. You do need a long distance permit for any trip over 500 miles. If you are starting at Campo you need...
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    Had not heard about Mile's place. But that is...

    Had not heard about Mile's place. But that is another place I would have never stayed - bad vibes. But it sure was good for water. But I will be interested in hearing if hikers will still be able...
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    Planning changes for the Desert section

    I am sure this will be popping up everywhere there are links to help with planning a PCT thru, but I will put them down here as well so folks have another chance to note them.

    1. Scout and Frodo,...
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    Jeeze! This used to be a more frisky place. I...

    Jeeze! This used to be a more frisky place.

    I fully expected the first response to be something along the lines of "All thru hikers are some kind of Outlaw so just go the fully Monty and rob a...
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    Re: Dogwoods description of how to use poles. ...

    Re: Dogwoods description of how to use poles. This is exactly how Justin Lichter describes how he uses poles. He was also a cross country ski racer and he actually gave a figure about how much...
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    You always want to be in balance (easier said...

    You always want to be in balance (easier said than done of course), so you want to be neutral. That being said all you have to do is watch people going down hill and you can often tell that they are...
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    Hah! Me too. Politically incorrect today but I...

    Hah! Me too. Politically incorrect today but I was pretending I was an Indian (I'm a little more Native American than Warren at least - lol).
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    Lots of good stuff above. I think there is...

    Lots of good stuff above. I think there is something I can add.

    It relates to the 'gliding' comment of Dogwood's about Skurka and that he looks like he glides. This type of walking is what I am...
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    Come on now. I didn't say anything like the...

    Come on now. I didn't say anything like the bolded points above.

    Just the opposite in fact. There are cost benefits to every piece of gear. Especially for older folks with all of the issues...
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    I learned how things got so weird with the...

    I learned how things got so weird with the numbers like Colo-Rob had.

    Many tech savy users used a Chrome browser extension called SessionBox and entered the que many times. I read of one guy who...
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    Nasty boy aren't you. Hope it makes you feel...

    Nasty boy aren't you. Hope it makes you feel better.

    I stand by what I said. You do need to think about this more.

    Doing thousands of miles does not make you an expert - you have to have...
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    4688 Ouch! There must have been a lot of folks...

    4688 Ouch! There must have been a lot of folks who could not wait and bailed on the que. I processed at 1 hr 40 mins so most of the folks in between us must have left because they could not get the...
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    Sorry, but you might want to think about this a...

    Sorry, but you might want to think about this a bit more.

    This is a site which is constantly full of newbies. Many of us go out of our way to help educate them. This is a teaching example of...
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    2020 Permit Que contest

    Well I jumped in line just before 10:30 to get my 2020 permit for the 29th Oct signup. Anyone logging in before 10:30 was randomly assigned a place in line at 10:30 and then everyone after to the...
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    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/images/Eloquent/miscg...

    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/images/Eloquent/miscgreen/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by thestin https://whiteblaze.net/forum/images/Eloquent/buttonsgreen/viewpost-right.png
    I believe that the...
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    John B I envy you to some extent. I never...

    John B

    I envy you to some extent. I never even knew my father had been in the service until I was about 15. My mother was not allowed to speak of it (she served as an Army nurse in the war) and...
  22. I was told a few days ago by the saleswoman...

    I was told a few days ago by the saleswoman selling me a pair of Topo's that the founder of Topo was one of the founders of Altra and started Topo due to disagreements with the other owners of Altra...
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    Additionally. The 106th Infantry Div also...

    Additionally.

    The 106th Infantry Div also fought at the Battle of the Bulge. It was sort of overrun and scattered and 2 of its regiments had to surrender to the Germans thus they lost almost 50%...
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    I notice that you have received posts which...

    I notice that you have received posts which indicate there are 2 insignia on the uniform for Division service. They mean different things.

    The Division insignia on the left sleeve was the unit...
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    Really? I would disagree with you. I would...

    Really? I would disagree with you.

    I would add in one of the down hoodie's for use with the quilt and a thick pair of sleeping socks. But with those and his other gear...He has a puffy,...
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