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  1. The AT Lodge was a great experience for me when I...

    The AT Lodge was a great experience for me when I was there in 2014; Ol' Man and Navigator ran a fantastic (and pristine) place. I do hope their sale was for a well-earned retirement.

    I wish the...
  2. I don't think there are any "stories" that I tire...

    I don't think there are any "stories" that I tire of hearing -- or jokes, legends, or myths. But there are definitely some "character types" that tire me quickly!

    The type that defines HYOH as "I...
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    I use the collapsible Nalgene. The corners of the...

    I use the collapsible Nalgene. The corners of the darn thing are indeed kind of pointy & sharp, so I have just taken a small knife or nail clippers and just rounded them off. After I make tea in the...
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    Also -- I brought Katoola microspikes because...

    Also --

    I brought Katoola microspikes because I figured it was a good bet. I didn't use them, but I'd bring them again. There were some ice patches, and you don't want to end your hike all for the...
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    In general/on average, it will not be "cold" and...

    In general/on average, it will not be "cold" and "snowy" as you might know those terms in Minnesota. I'm originally from St. Paul (MSP's better half [emoji6]), have lived in southern Indiana for 30+...
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    LOVED northern GA when I was there in February,...

    LOVED northern GA when I was there in February, and can imagine myself doing that section repeatedly, at different times of year (but February was awesome!) Glad you had a good trip -- and embraced...
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    Loved that you took the time to write an update...

    Loved that you took the time to write an update and reviewed the experience you had. That's the stuff that makes forums like this most helpful to others!
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    Being the gear-aholic that I am, I have collected...

    Being the gear-aholic that I am, I have collected and used every sort of food storage method I can think of -- hanging with silnylon drybags and then DCF sacks; "semi-hanging" with an Ursack, and...
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    So as I read the IGBC's list of approved...

    So as I read the IGBC's list of approved containers, I understand that the Ursack IS approved. So this would be approved on the AT? Sorry to sound daft...just want to be clear.
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    And just to continue beating this poor dead...

    And just to continue beating this poor dead horse, I thought I'd mention something I forgot in my earlier post --

    As I said, I do put a cut piece of Tyvek under my tent, primarily to keep as much...
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    I actually do both, sorta. I'm OCD enough to...

    I actually do both, sorta.

    I'm OCD enough to want to use something underneath my tent in order to keep it a little dirt and mud-free when packing up, so I have a custom cut piece of Tyvek for...
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    What Bati said, 100%. I've never heard the term...

    What Bati said, 100%. I've never heard the term "sign-out" person before, but this is really best practice. GPS gizmos & gadgets aren't always the answer (and I can be something of a gadget head, so...
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    When it feels like it should be Friday -- always...

    When it feels like it should be Friday -- always makes it an extra long week.
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    I hate it when that happens.

    I hate it when that happens.
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    Agreed, PT can be expensive. Typically covered by...

    Agreed, PT can be expensive. Typically covered by insurance, but high deductible plans most often means that yes, it is out-of-pocket and not cheap. That kept me from exploring that as an option for...
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    Alas, sit-ups won't work off belly fat. Sit-ups...

    Alas, sit-ups won't work off belly fat. Sit-ups (or rather crunches and other forms of core work) WILL help improve & maintain your core muscles, but won't by themselves do much at all to eliminate...
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    Last year I was having pain in my right hip and...

    Last year I was having pain in my right hip and my knees (separate from the knee arthritis pain I've grown used to), and requested a referral for physical therapy. I cannot overstate how incredibly...
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    That's an interesting story on Eichel; thanks for...

    That's an interesting story on Eichel; thanks for pointing to that. In the homework and reading I have done, I have to admit that ADR seems preferable to ACDF...but I don't want to get too far in...
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    Understood and agreed. And appreciated.

    Understood and agreed. And appreciated.
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    When encouraging females (or gee, anyone else for...

    When encouraging females (or gee, anyone else for that matter) to carry mace, knives, and/or guns, you might want to be sure to also encourage them to learn about threat identification, risk...
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    Thank you. And I offer the same thoughts for you.

    Thank you.
    And I offer the same thoughts for you.
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    Well this has been an experience, that's for sure...

    Well this has been an experience, that's for sure -- and one that came right out of the blue. In February I was hiking a section from Amicalola to Franklin, and everything was going really well and I...
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    Thank you. I'm trying to learn what I can and...

    Thank you. I'm trying to learn what I can and prepare myself for what I expect will be a challenging experience -- just like planning for a hike: the more I know ahead of time, the better I can...
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    Wow. Just when I think I'm getting a grasp on...

    Wow. Just when I think I'm getting a grasp on this week's technology....

    I don't get it.
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    I guess I should add the reason I'm asking is -- ...

    I guess I should add the reason I'm asking is -- Is There Backpacking/Hiking Life After ACDF Surgery?
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