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    Something I haven't seen mentioned which I guess...

    Something I haven't seen mentioned which I guess is common sense but still very important is posture. Before I had the herniated disc I noticed that I was hunched over in any running photos taken of...
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    Wild Oak Trail is tough, but it's well maintained...

    Wild Oak Trail is tough, but it's well maintained and not many people. http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/travel-ta-george-washington-national-forest-hiking-virginia-sidwcmdev_066738.html
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    oops, sorry already posetd

    oops, sorry already posetd
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    http://www.herald-mail.com/news/hm-police-search-g...

    http://www.herald-mail.com/news/hm-police-search-greenbrier-state-park-area-for-man-involved-in-theft-of-car-20120624,0,6453097.story
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    IMO - nice scenery,mildly entertaining, pretty...

    IMO - nice scenery,mildly entertaining, pretty good acting and nice to see long distance hiking in a movie.. but tons of cliches, not particularly funny, and no real reason to care about the...
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    Thanks for your help Kaptain Kangaroo. It was a...

    Thanks for your help Kaptain Kangaroo. It was a great trip overall, but I didn't get in as much hiking as I was hoping. We went to the Blue Mountains, Wineglass Bay, and I did Mount Wellington while...
  7. In May a couple years back the Deep Gap shelter...

    In May a couple years back the Deep Gap shelter had a flowing spring but who knows what it's like now
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    Thanks for the information! Yeah, I've been very...

    Thanks for the information! Yeah, I've been very impressed with the Parks Tassie site. It's where I ordered the books. The Chapman one hasn't arrived yet but should soon.

    We're going to do most...
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    autopsy confirmed she died of bear attack -...

    autopsy confirmed she died of bear attack - wasn't just fed on after death http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/07/05/bc-woman-bear-autopsy.html?ref=rss
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    Hello again WB, I've been fortunate to meet a...

    Hello again WB, I've been fortunate to meet a lovely Aussie student here in Washington DC who has invited me to her home this October. We're spending a week in Tasmania and I have just started...
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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2008/03/26...

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2008/03/26/bearspray.html#ixzz1A5RlF3Vr
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    Oh okay, I apologize, I thought he was referring...

    Oh okay, I apologize, I thought he was referring to the Wikipedia article
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    If I'm missing something here, please let me know.

    If I'm missing something here, please let me know.
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    Yeah, I'm just presenting the information here,...

    Yeah, I'm just presenting the information here, people can take from it whatever they want.. My last post was simply just to correct the post saying that 99.9% of the fatal attacks did not involve...
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    While it's a minority, there are still several...

    While it's a minority, there are still several instances of hikers and/or backpackers being fatally killed

    Erwin Frank Evert, 70, male June 17, 2010 Brown Shoshone National Forest, Wyoming Evert,...
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    Also, there are a lot of interesting materials to...

    Also, there are a lot of interesting materials to research bear attacks. Consensus seems to be that the best starting point is noted bear behavior biologist Dr. Stephen Herrero's book Bear Attacks:...
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    1. While the article may imply that it's a...

    1. While the article may imply that it's a complete listing, it's not. Reflecting the fluid nature of Wikipedia articles, information is updated when the references are found. For example, I...
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    Thanks for the feedback. I'm not sure if it...

    Thanks for the feedback.

    I'm not sure if it would be difficult to determine, or perhaps I could've worded it differently.. it would be more of natural habitat vs. not natural habitat. So, bears...
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    Hello, I've spent a considerable amount of time...

    Hello, I've spent a considerable amount of time updating the Wikipedia article. I've been in touch with Steve Herrero, who next month is supposed to send me a copy of a journal article with a...
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    Update on the Oboz - I've worn them on a few day...

    Update on the Oboz - I've worn them on a few day hikes of 8 miles+ . Due to it being winter and a nagging back injury, I haven't been able to test these out as much as I want - but I'm very happy...
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    Here's a negative view of the West Coast Trail,...

    Here's a negative view of the West Coast Trail, with an alternative of the East Coast Trail
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    Wild Oak Trail, if you're looking for solitude...

    Wild Oak Trail, if you're looking for solitude and a lot of elevation gain

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Oak_Trail
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    I know the older edition of the PATC guidebook...

    I know the older edition of the PATC guidebook has suggestions for water caches and pointed out the tent sites, I would think the new one would too

    http://www.patc.us/store/PC160.htm

    It is...
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    I tried out the Montrail Sabinos a few weeks...

    I tried out the Montrail Sabinos a few weeks back, but they seemed too narrow. I was using the '08 Hardrock wide (sabinos do not come in wide)

    I just got the Oboz Hardscrabble. They feel great...
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    new bus route from DC to Christiansburg, VA

    I just read this today and thought it may of interest.

    http://www.wtop.com/?sid=2130606&nid=30

    A possible trip for out of towners sans car - fly into dc, take this bus, do the multi-week hike...
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