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    Recommend subscribing to The Trek's YouTube...

    Recommend subscribing to The Trek's YouTube channel. They'll have a few vloggers operating as "Trail Correspondents" and their videos should be posted to that channel.
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    It's a brand-new tent and no one has had a chance...

    It's a brand-new tent and no one has had a chance to try it out yet in any meaningful way.

    r/ultralight thread for more commentary.
  3. Temperature ratings for sleeping bags are not...

    Temperature ratings for sleeping bags are not standardized.

    Some vendors rate their bags for comfort; others rate them for survival.

    The uninformed consumer expectation is for comfort; thus,...
  4. Thread: Rain pants

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    Rain pants are also wind pants, and an extra...

    Rain pants are also wind pants, and an extra layer.

    Rain kilt will not even keep out all of the rain.

    If it's hot enough to prefer a kilt, it's hot enough to just let myself get soaked. I...
  5. New Appalachian Trail Center set to break ground in downtown Damascus

    Link to article
  6. First Winter White Mountains Direttissima

    A couple of hikers who go by Apple Pie and Greenleaf have completed the first known winter direttissima of the Whites.
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    Same fate as poor Mt. Quincy Adams, even though...

    Same fate as poor Mt. Quincy Adams, even though he's my favorite President:

    1. Wanted Andrew Jackson for V.P. because ""the Vice Presidency was a station in which he could hang no one, and in...
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    Seems like a question for the forest rangers....

    Seems like a question for the forest rangers.

    In general, it's a good idea to go always include an emergency shelter in your pack, even just a Mylar bivy, in case you or someone in your party are...
  9. That title card...

    That title card
  10. You're probably right. My biggest concern is...

    You're probably right. My biggest concern is staying warm at night, not while moving. I think I will end up using Phase SL leggings and Cap Cool Trail L/S instead of the Smartwool 250s while active.
  11. I'm starting March 17th and this is very close to...

    I'm starting March 17th and this is very close to my gear list, including an umbrella. I have a BlackRock down beanie, but I'm bringing a Goosefeet Gear down balaclava for sleeping (in a hammock).
    ...
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    Confirming bear cables have been installed at...

    Confirming bear cables have been installed at Fingerboard Shelter. Taken 7 December 2019.

    I didn't bother to take pictures of the cables, as they would have been difficult to see in a photo, but...
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    I'm in the same boat. My spine is exactly 19",...

    I'm in the same boat. My spine is exactly 19", right between the medium and the large. The hip belt on the medium is too high, and the shoulder straps don't sit on my shoulders with the large. There...
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    Walking home from work (6mi) four of five days...

    Walking home from work (6mi) four of five days (in NYC, so I have public transportation), and increasingly difficult day hikes on the weekends. I'll start carrying my full pack soon. I'm also going...
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    SKURKA / Beans '20...

    SKURKA / Beans '20
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    My update: Estimated Start Date: March 17...

    My update:

    Estimated Start Date: March 17
    Approach Trail: Yes
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    I use Andrew Skurka's recommended solo kit...

    I use Andrew Skurka's recommended solo kit.
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    Almost all of the cottage vendors who make DCF...

    Almost all of the cottage vendors who make DCF stuff sacks are equal in quality.

    Email BA and find out the volume (L) of the stuff sack for your tent.

    Then shop around the cottage vendors for a...
  19. It's too early for me to commit to this, but I'm...

    It's too early for me to commit to this, but I'm definitely very interested and will keep an eye on this thread. I'm in NYC so Harriman is my backyard anyway.
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    Glad it worked out for you; that has not been my...

    Glad it worked out for you; that has not been my experience with the ride sharing services outside of the city.
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    I went with Andrew Skurka's recommendation...

    I went with Andrew Skurka's recommendation three years ago, and they have performed perfectly on every trip, in every season. I've snagged them in talus more than a few times, but they haven't...
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    Thanks for the update!

    Thanks for the update!
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    Uber/Lyft don't work well in the suburbs, and...

    Uber/Lyft don't work well in the suburbs, and unfortunately the area around Bear Mountain isn't well served by local taxi services. You may be able to get a taxi from Peekskill to come and pick you...
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    Adventure Alan just finished (i.e., yesterday) a...

    Adventure Alan just finished (i.e., yesterday) a 5-day section hike of Shenandoah, carrying the Junction 3400. I'd wager he's going to do a full review at some point, but if you have specific...
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    Uber for what purpose? For public...

    Uber for what purpose?

    For public transportation to NYC, the Short Line Bus operates between the Port Authority terminal in NYC and Bear Mountain thrice daily. Alternatively, the Manitou train...
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