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  1. Lessons Learned from Shake Down

    Lessons learned: <br>Sock liners help avoid hot spots. Who ever I stole the idea from to use dress nylon socks as sock liners – THANK YOU!!<br>Overall the La Sportiva’s are working but need different insoles. <br>I need to give up my familiar, comfy cotton-blend pullovers for something with more ventilation and that will at least dry some overnight.<br>I need to stop wearing my jacket tied around my waist. It was too damp to make it usable it the evening when it got chilly.<br>Carry ...
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  2. Despite Initial Misstep 3 Night Solo Shake-Down Success

    My original plan was to hike from my condo and access the current AT via the Old Appalachian Trail that runs through Wintergreen. I should have picked up the AT at Dripping Rock after about 3 miles then 7 miles to Maupin Fields shelter. Of course I had my AWOL and the local section map but no map of the trail here on Wintergreen. Of course they did not change the color of the blaze to indicate the access trail for the switch over to the current AT and I totally missed it and ended up hiking the ...
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  3. Thinking ahead and wondering if anyone is interested?

    So a couple years a go I began a SOBO hike and I only made it to the North Adams, MA area. I went up and over Mt. Greylock and then kind of fizzled out...To be honest leaving the trail was something I regret more then anything. I think about it all the time I prepared and all the excitement before I left. I tell myself that I will get back out there and complete it someday. I got off the trail for a few reason's, but not because of my physically ability or because I wasn't having fun but mostly ...
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  4. Shuttle/car service

    Hello again: I am thinking of starting a shuttle and car service here in Vermont for AT and LT hikers. I would pick you up and/or drop you off at your desired location in VT. Also, you could park your car at our house, then I would bring you to your starting point, then pick you up when you were done. How much to charge, is what I am asking for any input on. Thank you, Mike G in VT
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  5. Introducing "Toots"


    Snacktime and I are gearing up for our Upper Goose Pond Cabin trail magic bag delivery trip.
    This year is going to be extra-special, as we'll be accompanied by one of our favorite hiking buds, our 6yr old cousin and grandson.

    WB folks, welcome “Toots”, who'll be making the hike and learning how much fun it is to meet hikers and hand out goodies to them. So all you Thrus, Sectioners, and Dayhikers, if we happen to catch up with you on your hike, you'll be sure to receive one
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    Updated 12-20-2014 at 13:18 by Teacher & Snacktime

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