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    I had 2 or 3 bar type service at 3 peaks and...

    I had 2 or 3 bar type service at 3 peaks and somewhere around the antlers camp site.
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    This is a great section. 100% in the trees. ...

    This is a great section. 100% in the trees. Plenty of water to drink. Easy up's and downs to start. Nice steady climb up Killington. Both Clement and Cooper shelters are ratty. Plenty of places...
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    1. Take a plane or bus to Bangor, then arrange...

    1. Take a plane or bus to Bangor, then arrange for a shuttle thru Shaws in Monson.
    2. The hostel in Millinocket operates a shuttle to the tiny nearby town of Medway that has the bus.
    3. If you...
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    It's simple. The rating is determined by what...

    It's simple. The rating is determined by what the overnight temperature was when your hiking companions found your frozen dead corpse in the morning.
  5. Thread: 2 Questions

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    come on in...the water is fine. No needs for a...

    come on in...the water is fine. No needs for a back up of any kind. any kind of line will hold it down.
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    In the park the ridgrunners are not police...

    In the park the ridgrunners are not police officers, no badge, no gun. They do have a uniform and ID indicating they work in the park and do have authority to ask to see your permit. (You should...
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    If you think about how that stuff works in the...

    If you think about how that stuff works in the first place. It gives off something that ticks don't like. It was only tested in the lab at it's strongest. Nobody has ever actually tested it in lab...
  8. Thread: Umbrella hat?

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    I think you should get one for entertainment...

    I think you should get one for entertainment value alone.
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    This system minus the sand filter is the system...

    This system minus the sand filter is the system that most water treatment plants in the US are using. It takes several chemicals to provide this trick. The question I have is, after ingesting the...
  10. Thread: Bear Canister

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    Rent one...

    Rent one
    www.outdoorsgeek.com/product-category/accessories/accessories-rental/bear-cans-cases/
  11. Thread: Trail Magic

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    Ok, here is where I need you to be on July 14th. ...

    Ok, here is where I need you to be on July 14th. 5 or 6 miles East of Duncanon you will see on the map the intersection of PA 225 and PA 325. Go exactly 10 miles East on PA 325 to the parking lot...
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    One of the problems in this section can be...

    One of the problems in this section can be drinking water. So avoid the heat of the Summer. I like May and November.
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    Unless there is a storm coming you should be...

    Unless there is a storm coming you should be fine. This whole section of the AT is "close to a town". Use a map. This is far from wilderness. Good emergency spots without going to town is the...
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    It was a bright and sunny day. Somewhere in the...

    It was a bright and sunny day. Somewhere in the middle of Franconia Ridge. The old guy was in some pain. His hernia wound from his surgery 6 months earlier had started to open. He was not...
  15. Thread: First Aid

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    The story here is that most people don't have a...

    The story here is that most people don't have a kit that you buy. They have one that you put together yourself. Mine is 2 band-aids, 4 Imodium pills and a tube of baby diaper rash ointment. If I...
  16. Thread: Hostel Services

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    The washing schedule you imagine will not be the...

    The washing schedule you imagine will not be the one you end up with. They don't view us as a mob of stinky thruhikers for nothing. For me an actual no kidding washing machine is about a 10 to 15...
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    It was a dark and stormy night..... Hiking Day...

    It was a dark and stormy night.....
    Hiking Day #27, 6th day in a row of rain. Never complain about the rain, this is what can happen if you do. Near Indian Grave Gap, it's windy, it's raining, it's...
  18. Thread: Camp alarms?

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    Worried about "Charlie in the wire". Back in...

    Worried about "Charlie in the wire". Back in Nam we would run a wire around our position and hook it to a flare that has it's pin half pulled. Don't make it too tight or the wind will set it off, ...
  19. The completion percentage has gone up over the...

    The completion percentage has gone up over the decades. It has to do with many factors. Improvements to every aspect of a thru hike from equipment to food to the trail itself encourage us all to...
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    Just because you chose to set sail on the Looney...

    Just because you chose to set sail on the Looney toon express, that does not mean we all have to suffer your delusions. Carry your paper to town so they can burn it in the incinerator? HYOH
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    That's a bit early for mosquitoes at all. A few...

    That's a bit early for mosquitoes at all. A few early risers won't require protection. Late May and all of June they can be a bother.
  22. Thread: Ice in March

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    You won't need them for both weather reasons and...

    You won't need them for both weather reasons and terrain reasons.
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    I once leaked a teaspoon of 100% deet on a tent...

    I once leaked a teaspoon of 100% deet on a tent and it melted a big hole in it.
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    You will see why they have named this place...

    You will see why they have named this place Yellow Springs. There is plenty of water. The high sulfur content to the spring has turned the water yellow along with the rocks. It smells like rotten...
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    Poll: Gortex can be a death trap. The stuff works...

    Gortex can be a death trap. The stuff works OK..... UNLESS you are hiking. If you are hiking all day in the rain it will be a total failure. At the end of the day in cold weather you will be...
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