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    Totally true. Those that say that the AT is far...

    Totally true. Those that say that the AT is far safer than a big city are generally not good at comparing things. I would concede that if you spend 10 minutes day-hiking on the AT, you are less...
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    The fact that I'm alive to write this suggests...

    The fact that I'm alive to write this suggests they're okay to eat a day or so after opening when hiking in June.
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    Yes, I went back to the old thread. We were in...

    Yes, I went back to the old thread. We were in the same discussion back then. Obviously there are many section hikers that will never read this. But I find that few section hikers really finish...
  4. FWIW for those reading, I have this exact product...

    FWIW for those reading, I have this exact product and it is awesome. I'm very cold nature, but this kept me warm on a cold night.
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    Interesting. I've posed the question before. ...

    Interesting. I've posed the question before. What is the shortest longest section of anyone who has completed the trail. Most people that complete the trail generally do at least one very large...
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    I could see myself crying over a torn sleeping...

    I could see myself crying over a torn sleeping bag, but I really don't see how tears are going to help fix the sleeping bag.
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    FWIW: I did my hike and parked at the AT parking...

    FWIW: I did my hike and parked at the AT parking lot for 4 nights with no issues. There were many other cars there, seemingly having no issues either.

    If the office is open in time for my next...
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    I'm sure if you go straight up, the air gets...

    I'm sure if you go straight up, the air gets cooler. But mountain terrain that is at a higher elevation is not straight up and very complex. At times, cool air can be trapped in valleys and warmer...
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    I saw a note on the website that said the park...

    I saw a note on the website that said the park office is closed until further notice. I'll try calling in the morning, but in case I don't get an answer from the park office, can anyone confirm or...
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    High Point State Park HQ Parking

    What's the deal. Can we park overnight there as of now?
    (This is in NJ, mile 1338.9).
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    I am unable to find information on the ATC...

    I am unable to find information on the ATC website saying overnight camping is closed. Many shelters appear to be closed. There seemingly was an update on August 14. Either overnight camping is now...
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    I've been watching this. It says compliance is...

    I've been watching this. It says compliance is voluntary, but compliance is expected. One could argue that hiking in the woods is quarantining in spirit. All I know about CV suggest that being...
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    New Jersey Trail Status

    A while back, they closed part of the trail in New Jersey. I heard of a similar move more recently.
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    Was hiking with my kids just north of GSMNP and...

    Was hiking with my kids just north of GSMNP and my oldest said very matter of factly, "Hey look, a bear".

    It was a full grown bear foraging for food probably initially only 10 yards from us. We...
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    Here is something to consider. 11.2 miles and...

    Here is something to consider. 11.2 miles and has some great views. Both start and end point are on well traveled roads.

    https://www.atdist.com/atdist?k1=CW&k2=CY&h=9fae8d4e&year=2020
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    Went through 2 years ago. At the time it was...

    Went through 2 years ago. At the time it was shin deep and was a felt refreshingly cool on the feet. Fortunately had Crocks to wear.
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    Just finished PA a few days ago. There are a few...

    Just finished PA a few days ago. There are a few really bad stretches, but they are generally not long lasting. Avoid Lehigh Gap and Knife's Edge in the rain. Both sides of Port Clinton are rocky,...
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    Thankfully, we've already done Knife's edge and...

    Thankfully, we've already done Knife's edge and won't be doing it this time. As the comments on Guthook go, Knife's edge is a pleasure to do in dry weather, but death defying when wet.
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    Going to be some short days, especially if it's...

    Going to be some short days, especially if it's raining.
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    Thanks for the replies. FWIW: I asked this...

    Thanks for the replies. FWIW: I asked this question because last year I found myself hiking DOWN into LeHigh Gap (N to S) in the rain. I've done 1000+ miles on the AT, and that was by far the...
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    Northern PA in the Rain

    Opinions on this for a ordinary section hiker with plenty of experience, but not necessarily super fit.

    I know rocks can be slippery. So how is it to hiking northern PA in the rain?

    Are we...
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    Water in Northern PA

    In my recent hikes in PA, water has been a problem even when there isn't a drought.

    Does anyone have information on the following springs?

    1269.9 Delps Spring (Dry in October, maybe house down...
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    Is it still true that the AT is closed in PA? ...

    Is it still true that the AT is closed in PA? I'm seeing some outdated closure information online, and it seems to be spread across many different websites. So it is kind of hard to know the latest...
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    I've managed to go up VA 826 twice. Once in my...

    I've managed to go up VA 826 twice. Once in my own car (a RAV4 with 2wd) and once in a shuttle, which I don't think had 4wd. I know a guy that took a minivan there also. I wouldn't recommend it...
  25. Last segment in northern part of PA.

    Last segment in northern part of PA.
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