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  • wiiawiwb's Avatar
    Today, 08:05
    Seek Outside Gila at 2lbs10oz (without stay) or the Divide which is larger and another 2oz. Both carry weight like a dream....
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  • greenpete's Avatar
    Today, 07:53
    greenpete replied to a thread Slackpacking in General
    There is no adequate definition of a "true through hiker" and I don't think I implied that in my original post. I'm merely making a comparison...
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  • Roamin's Avatar
    Today, 07:44
    Thanks for the advice. Guthook is only for the long trails. Len Foote was on AllTrails, but it was inaccurate. There is plenty of water along the...
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  • wiiawiwb's Avatar
    Today, 07:31
    Seek Outside made in the USA.
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  • wiiawiwb's Avatar
    Today, 07:16
    Seek Outside user...Gila, Unaweep, and Revolution Fortress.
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  • Jonnycat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:36
    I made one similar to that a number of years ago; I started with the free plans on tarptent, but modified them for my own liking. Like you, I wanted...
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  • illabelle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:14
    illabelle replied to a thread Slackpacking in General
    Excellent comment! Love the sarcasm. ;)
    37 replies | 542 view(s)
  • Daybreak's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:13
    Daybreak replied to a thread Slackpacking in General
    But it is okay to hitch past the 2000+ miles in the middle. :):)
    37 replies | 542 view(s)
  • Deadeye's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:09
    I just ordered a Borah Gear bug bivy to pitch under my tarp https://borahgear.com/bugbivy.html I think it accomplishes the same thing as your setup,...
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  • Daybreak's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:09
    Daybreak replied to a thread Slackpacking in General
    RE Full trail experience I have not slack packed on a long distance trail except for Khatadin. I don't believe I have the full AT experience....
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  • gpburdelljr's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:38
    gpburdelljr replied to a thread Slackpacking in General
    If you don’t make all your clothes and gear, grow, gather, or catch your own food, cook without any modern utensils, walk to the beginning of the...
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  • Daybreak's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:23
    Daybreak replied to a thread Slackpacking in General
    Re:Wilderness experience on trail Greenpete: My comments could be considered convenient and self-serving. They really only apply on the trail...
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  • PGH1NC's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:24
    PGH1NC replied to a thread Slackpacking in General
    Five years ago my sons and I began backpacking SNP and points north. Over the next four years it has evolved into a mostly slackpacking endeavor....
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  • Deadeye's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:12
    Deadeye replied to a thread Slackpacking in General
    Slackpackers generally don't hike the whole time slackpacking - it's more of a chance opportunity along the trail. The people I know that have...
    37 replies | 542 view(s)
  • HooKooDooKu's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:22
    HooKooDooKu replied to a thread Slackpacking in General
    Opps.... didn't finish my editing. Please ignore everything after "That's why I compared it to the 900 Miler Club... it doesn't mater how you hike...
    37 replies | 542 view(s)
  • HooKooDooKu's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:20
    HooKooDooKu replied to a thread Slackpacking in General
    Technically you are correct... But I still see all that as falling into the rough collection of "support level"... Especially since there are...
    37 replies | 542 view(s)
  • Tipi Walter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:37
    Tipi Walter replied to a thread Slackpacking in General
    It's not the only difference. Slackpackers don't set up a tent, right? Or spend the night in the woods. Or sleep thru a blizzard in a tent or...
    37 replies | 542 view(s)
  • Seatbelt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:07
    There is a good spring right before you make the last climb to Darlington shelter, maybe a mile before you get there.
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  • HooKooDooKu's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:07
    HooKooDooKu replied to a thread Slackpacking in General
    "Avoided the full experience" - I'll agree with that "took short cuts" - I'll disagree with that The main reason I'm going to disagree is because...
    37 replies | 542 view(s)
  • Lone Wolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:02
    Lone Wolf replied to a thread Slackpacking in General
    i'm a non-slacker. i always carry my backpack. even up Katahdin
    37 replies | 542 view(s)
  • Deadeye's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:57
    Deadeye replied to a thread Slackpacking in General
    That's how I hiked the ADK 46 - 2 hour drive to NY - 15-20 mile day hike - 2 hour drive home. Had a blast, just to get all the hills that were on...
    37 replies | 542 view(s)
  • Deadeye's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:55
    Deadeye replied to a thread Slackpacking in General
    Slackpacking is still walking, and I doubt anyone who chooses to slackpack regrets it at the end. They can do it again with no slacking if it...
    37 replies | 542 view(s)
  • Slo-go'en's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:45
    Slo-go'en replied to a thread Slackpacking in General
    Geenpete does make a good point about all the extra gas burnt in shuttling hikers around everyday. Of course, most of us get in a car and drive to...
    37 replies | 542 view(s)
  • peakbagger's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:42
    The north gate is quite a long haul from Millinocket. The roads getting there are good but not real fast. Plan on two hours. You also drive right by...
    3 replies | 186 view(s)
  • Tipi Walter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:41
    Tipi Walter replied to a thread Slackpacking in General
    Bringing up the Automobile reminds me of a great Doug Peacock quote when he describes a backpacking trip into Yellowstone to study grizzly behavior....
    37 replies | 542 view(s)
  • Jonnycat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:31
    Jonnycat replied to a thread Slackpacking in General
    I enjoy walking, day hiking, and backpacking, but unless I was infirmed I couldn't imagine having someone carry my gear for me on the long trail. It...
    37 replies | 542 view(s)
  • Slo-go'en's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:30
    August? I'm already seeing some trees turn color in the valley. Early fall I suspect. Early and lingers I hope. May keep SAR busy.
    4 replies | 332 view(s)
  • CalebJ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:26
    CalebJ replied to a thread Slackpacking in General
    You're still determining the adequacy of someone else's thru-hike based on some definition of backpacking. It's certainly okay to approach it as a...
    37 replies | 542 view(s)
  • greenpete's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:22
    greenpete replied to a thread Slackpacking in General
    Good points, and I agree with what you ticked off except for the "wilderness-like experience" part. You (and others) conveniently leave out the...
    37 replies | 542 view(s)
  • LoneStranger's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:15
    I've parked my motorcycle outside the park and walked in a few times. If you head into the north gate to go to South Branch you have two options...
    3 replies | 186 view(s)
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