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Thread: Beards anyone?

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    I already wear a full beard, so when I start my thru I'm afraid that early beard will play heavily into given trail name.

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    Cortez The Killer...you are kidding aren't you?

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    up over the hills, theres nothing to fear
    theres a pub across the way with whisky and beer
    its a lengthy journey on the way up to the top
    but it ain't so bad if you have a great big bottle o'scotch

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    no shaving for me. why bother? you're in the freakin' woods, be free!

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    I have a beard now, but will shave it prior to starting and then plan on not shaving the entire length of the trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catfishrivers View Post
    I have a beard now, but will shave it prior to starting and then plan on not shaving the entire length of the trip.
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    Gonna be itchy for a while ...suggest you just trim what you've got back a tad instead.

    Just sayin ...

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  7. #27

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    I am blessed with the softest beard fur known to man. I have never once been itchy from shaving it. Women love to pet my beard and exclaim how lovely and soft it is!

    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footslogger View Post
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    Gonna be itchy for a while ...suggest you just trim what you've got back a tad instead.

    Just sayin ...

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    Can't go wrong with a little trim.

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    I had a beard in the Navy and in college, but cannot imagine now going 6 month without shaving. I plan to bump a good razor and clean up at least once a month or so. Who knows, may change my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serial 07 View Post
    i love this thread...some real nice beard progressions going on...now all we need is a crazy mohawk thread...
    Donna Sauffley got her hair cut in 2006:





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    Quote Originally Posted by daddytwosticks View Post
    Cortez The Killer...you are kidding aren't you?
    I don't get it. Meaning a lot of thru-hikers start out bearded? I wouldn't know. I've never thru'd or set off with a big crowd. Most've the hikers I run into are shaven or sporting weekend stubble.

    I have grown my beard out for six months, so I already know what that looks like. It became annoying because if I wore a collared shirt or coat, I couldn't turn my head without the collar fluffing up the sides.

    I'm much more excited to see how slim I'll be at the end of my thru.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footslogger View Post
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    Gonna be itchy for a while ...suggest you just trim what you've got back a tad instead.

    Just sayin ...

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    Better to start the beard at home and use hair conditioner while it is growing out. It softens the hair and makes it less itchy.
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    I had a tasteful goatee and mustache most of the AT. I shaved it a couple times for no particular reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by handlebar View Post
    Never noticed an issue with hitching due to the beard, but apparently not many hike in a kilt out west (I knew of only two others and we were all AT veterans) and I think that was often an issue in hitching. Would you give this guy a lift?
    http://www.trailjournals.com/photos....=389681&back=1
    I lived in Oregon for 18 years and that's not too uncommon a look around parts of the state. Especially out in the woods!

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    I've always thought a little 5 o'clock shaddow looked good on a hiker ...

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    I havent thru-hiked yet, but I would grow my beard back in a heartbeat if I was able to, I am part of a volunteer fire department and you are not allowed a beard, a moustache is fine but no beard. And I dont think I could pull off a moustache without looking like Farvah from super troopers, I'll stay clean shaven.

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    that poster of beards is hilarious! I love that the one on the bottom left is called "the douche"

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    I had my Fl Trail beard going onto the AT and kept it until 100F New York then got the beard and head about shaved. At Trail Days I got the hair cut short and had the AT symbol cut into it.....then just kept my head and beard real short after NY. I recall a lot of folks got MOHAWKS at Duncannon including women.

  19. #39

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    [quote=ScottP;735619]shaving makes it way easier to yogi/hitch


    i disagree, but i never shave on or off trail. i have also hitched many miles on backpacking trips and just hitching around country. how much hitching have you done and how many hitchers do you know. or are you going by your minute experience hitching.

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    i would still be on the side of the road

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