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    just made it home,i did a south bound section from kinsman notch in nh to manchester vt,i now have a 82 mile gap between dalton ma and manchester vt,from 2001 to 2004 i section hiked from springer mt in ga to dalton ma.i only hike 149 miles in 12 dayson this trip ,i had 9 very very rainy days on my 12 day hike,i usually average 20 to 25 miles a day,well i will fill in the gap and jump up to kinsman notch and hike north next year,i got a very late start this year
    shorter daylight and heavy rains slowed me down but it was still a great hike,gonna start 1st week of sept next year,happy trails to all neo

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    Welcome back Neo!! Rainy, but in the woods,,,, it's all good!!

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    Nice pics!!!

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    i wieghed myself today,i knew i lost wieght,but wow 19 lbs
    i ate a lot in town and on the trail,i dropped from 192 to 173 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dawg
    Nice pics!!!
    thanks big dawg neo

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    Thumbs up Welcome back!

    Welcome back, Neo. You have some GREAT pics (haven't been able to view them all yet). I'm jealous!

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    Even with longer, sunny days you shouldn't expect to hike 20-25 mile days in the Whites or Mahoosucs. They usually kick even the fittest thru-hikers butts. Many drop their mileage to 10 a day or less.

    Of course, YMMV.

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    Default Neo Awesome !!!!!!!!!!!

    and a photographer among your many talents! glad you had such an awesome time...think of the rain as a needed shower
    Start out slow, then slow down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan
    and a photographer among your many talents! glad you had such an awesome time...think of the rain as a needed shower
    was a great hike,now its time to backpack here in the great state tennessee
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    i still needed to do laundry and shower after getting rained on 9 out of 12 days lol medicine man neo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sly
    Even with longer, sunny days you shouldn't expect to hike 20-25 mile days in the Whites or Mahoosucs. They usually kick even the fittest thru-hikers butts. Many drop their mileage to 10 a day or less.

    Of course, YMMV.
    Having recently competed the AT by hiking from Gorham to Katahdin, I can personally attest to the validity of Sly's assertion. But it's beautiful!

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    Welcome back Neo....where are the hammock pics?.... you didn't sleep in the shelters, did you? naw, I know you didn't.

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    welcome back. i thought it was getting a little too quiet around here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeker
    welcome back. i thought it was getting a little too quiet around here!
    thanks seeker neo

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter_pan
    Welcome back Neo....where are the hammock pics?.... you didn't sleep in the shelters, did you? naw, I know you didn't.

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    could not take hammock picks in the rain lol neo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dawg
    Nice pics!!!
    I have to agree with that!
    Just hike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter_pan
    Welcome back Neo....where are the hammock pics?.... you didn't sleep in the shelters, did you? naw, I know you didn't.

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    i slept in my hammock 8 out of 12 nights,2 of those nights where in town lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo
    i slept in my hammock 8 out of 12 nights,2 of those nights where in town lol
    neo
    Neo, I was out there in the same rain with you, from the 12th to the 23rd, going down the LT. I slept in shelters twice and finally decided that I'd set up my hammock no matter how cold, dark and rainy it was. I agree with you. Shelters suck.

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    Agree. Shelters suck so bad that I resolved 29 months ago never to go to ground in one again...ditching the pad was my key to avoiding the shelters enticement.

    Have been totally happy "hanging out" in the rain, cold and snow ever since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeHiker
    Neo, I was out there in the same rain with you, from the 12th to the 23rd, going down the LT. I slept in shelters twice and finally decided that I'd set up my hammock no matter how cold, dark and rainy it was. I agree with you. Shelters suck.
    did you stay in rutland,i saw a guy on the bus between rutland and killington
    he got off at sherbern pass to get on long trail,i went back to killington to get
    on the AT. neo

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