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  1. Continued training wtih a twist

    Well, Still continuing the journey of preparing for my first section hike in 27 years. Several months ago I began indoor rock climbing. It is very challenging but I find it totally rewarding. I booked an Ice Climbing day adventure in the White Mountains as went on it this past weekend. It was one of the most thrilling things I have ever done. It was uniquely hard, balance, strength and attention to detail were all necessary. I climbed for 6 hours with a group of 9 others of which I was easily the ...
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  2. Pennsylvania Hikers

    My name's Alex Peterson and I just joined this forum. Are there any people who live in Pennsylvania interested in doing a few short hiking trips this summer?
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  3. Gday from the Blue Mountains, Aus!

    Hi, my name is Lou; trail name: Booknboot. I hail from the Blue Mountains just out of Sydney. My flight leaves Australia in 11 days and my A.T. hike starts in just over two weeks. I think I have pretty much everything I need, though I may pick up some snow-related gear on arrival in the U.S. I'm getting pretty psyched about this little stroll I'm going on...

    I'll be blogging about my hike at www.booknboot.com

    Can't wait to meet the community of hikers out there on the trail! ...
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  4. All Systems Go

    Checked with my buddy John who is joining me for the first 11 days. He confirmed he’s ready to go, rain or shine. Barring any last minute unexpected situations for either of us — we’re now in “all systems go” mode for 3/1.

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  5. UPS vs USPS

    I expect there are lots of opinions on food drop options out there. I just thought I'd share what I found out yesterday about UPS vs USPS. The gentleman at the Mail and Copy store told me that if you raise a concern about a missing UPS package they start looking for it immediately and get it resolved within days, whereas a USPS package can take up to 30 day to resolve. I'm thinking I don't have wiggle room in my schedule for that kind of malarkey so I'm sending UPS packages 10 days early and then ...
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