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  1. Mileage needed - Pine Grove to Pole Steeple

    Hello all!

    This is my 1st post

    So back in early October, a buddy and I drove out To Caledonia State Park from Canton, OH. Saturday we hiked from the Overnight A-T Parking Lot in Pine Grove Furnace to Route 30. We each had issues with our MapMyRun app, but we figured that was about 21.2 mile jaunt?

    Sunday, I drove back up to Pine Grove Furnace. I wanted to check out the ATM. BUT I was there too early. After talking to a (awesomely nice) PGF park ...
  2. Moonshine

    Has anyone seen 'Moonshine' ? She is heading south. My wife and I are just trying to keep track of her. She spent a few short days with us on her journey south. Very special young lady. If you hear from her or see her, please tell her Mary and Mike say "HI" from VT.
  3. Tool for calculating elevation gain on the AT?

    Quote Originally Posted by Odd Man Out View Post
    Map Man has an article where he reports his calculations for elevation gain and drop per mile for each section of the trail. I extracted this data to a spread sheet and used it to calculate total elevation gain and drop per section. From this, you can easily calculate the drop and gain for any section you are hiking. The data is probably a few years old, so there will be some differences between today's numbers and these numbers. But I don't know a better data source. What is different about these
  4. Freezer Bag Cooking Recipe: Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice with Mushrooms

    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    I was supposed to be backpacking this week but my daughter's last minute decision to attend Homecoming changed all that

    The next best thing is to come up with a recipe that I was able to try out on a hike the other day. I love the homemade version of this stuff, so thought I would try a trail version.

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    The full write up is here

    1 packet Lipton Cream of Chicken Cup a Soup
    1/4 cup freeze dried chicken
  5. 2015 Thru-Hike Registry

    Quote Originally Posted by mountain squid View Post
    Time to make it official all you 2015ers!

    Trail Name

    Estimated Start Date
    Approach Trail - yes or no
    any additional info that you want the world to know

    There's no turning back now! If you have the opportunity you might consider going to Trail Days this year. There are usually lots of gear vendors . . . .

    If anything changes, please update via a reply to this thread or send me a PM.

    After you have completed
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