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  1. Maybe I'm mediocre after all!

    My wife and I still joke, after 30 years, about a TV announcer repeatedly bad-mouthing our football team -- until, when they were up by over three touchdowns, he said, "Maybe they have a good team after all." I make this post -- about a hike two weeks ago (yes, I'm falling behind) -- in that spirit. Last year's hikes, which I described as "too muddy, too muggy, too buggy", made me feel I was too slow to complete all 2185 miles of The Trail. This trek revived my confidence. ...
  2. Hit a dry spell - Part 1

    As those parts of The Trail, that I have not walked, become farther away from both my home and usable mass transit, it has become increasingly difficult to get to a trail head from which I can then get to another trail head no more than fifty miles away. That distance is my "magic" number, in that it's about the maximum I can expect to hike in five days. That time period is the maximum I can plan to be away from responsibilities of mine that I prefer not to neglect. However, last week ...

    Updated 08-22-2014 at 20:09 by GoldenBear

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  3. shelter etiquette

    Quote Originally Posted by Kraken Skullz View Post
    Well said Dogtra.

    I have a saying that I like to bring up when forums get hot under the collar. It's actually a simple poem that goes like this:

    You have your opinion and I have mine.
    We can disagree and that's just fine.
    Let's keep it courteous and not cross the line, because when words try to hurt us, we all lose our mind.
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  4. Trash

    I have been taking 'walks' on the LT/AT for the last couple of years. I have met a lot of hikers and really enjoy talking with those that have time to visit for a few minutes. My wife and I have helped out a few hikers with rides and the use of our home. It is a great adventure that folks have undertaken. We wish all a safe journey. Yesterday during my walk, I noticed some 'trash' left 'behind'. I was really surprised to see it, because, as I mentioned, I have been walking this trail for a couple ...
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  5. Northville-Placid Trail, SOBO, starting around October 7

    Just so I don't forget this advice. Not being a fisherman, I suspect that I'm not going to spend weight on fishing gear for a long trip, but I do hike fishy places from time to time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwood View Post
    Come out and hike a section with me. If you catch 'em, I'll clean 'em and cook 'em.

    Does that apply to the dirty dishes in the sink I currently have too? That's a great offer but other hikes are already on the hiking itinerary and I'm scrambling to fit those in between work commitments
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