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    Natural causes - he hiked up to the end... I...

    Natural causes - he hiked up to the end...

    I apologize and I hope I am not being disrespectful his family's privacy
    by placing this post.
    C.
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    Rest In Peace, dear smokymtnr

    Though we only had a brief chat outside the High Point Visitor's Center 3 weeks ago,
    I felt I had met an incredibly wise young soul in the body of an older gentleman
    who I would no doubt meet...
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    i just hiked from Unionville to Culver's Gap this...

    i just hiked from Unionville to Culver's Gap this past weekend - the streams were running well, trail angels dropped water at Mashipacong (nearby stream was also running), nobos reported a couple of...
  4. i meant that the rutherford shelter was a little...

    i meant that the rutherford shelter was a little buggy...High Point shelter and Mashipacong were beautiful - no bugs at high point!!!
  5. we did sections 3 and 4 of NJ (Unionville to...

    we did sections 3 and 4 of NJ (Unionville to Culver's Gap) this past weekend - there was
    water most everywhere though a little dry from High Point to Mashipacong. There is water at Rutherford...
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    the new privy was given a 4 star rating from my...

    the new privy was given a 4 star rating from my travel companions and the south bounder (whisper)we met at Mashipacong:
    3 stars for having toilet paper and no strong odors, and the 4th star was for...
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    we stayed at the shelter this past Sunday night -...

    we stayed at the shelter this past Sunday night - there is a stream within a half mile of the shelter that was noted by a nobo in the
    shelter log book...really pleasant stay - not too buggy, only...
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    a mini oasis: close to the trail, delicious cold...

    a mini oasis:
    close to the trail, delicious cold well water, beautiful setting with pond views -
    thanx Mr. Murray!!!
    we ran into nobo's who were beaming with praise of the place this past...
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    I'm doing my first backpacking trip this week......

    I'm doing my first backpacking trip this week...

    whole wheat couscous - (1:1 water ratio) - add boiling water and any sort of add-in like fried fruit, nuts,garlic powder...foil packed chicken...
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    yep misting, and "reclaimed" moisture at that! ...

    yep misting, and "reclaimed" moisture at that!

    i gave the tent a good spray
    and it held up well - thanks for the advice!

    can't reschedule (if i could, i would have been out there 2 weeks...
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    hum, i have a couple hours free this morning:...

    hum, i have a couple hours free this morning:
    I'm going out into the backyard now to test it with a hose...
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    tyvek tarp backup for cheap tent?

    I can't afford to upgrade my lightweight backpacking tent before a 3day/2 night
    trip next week.
    My question is should I try to pitch a tarp (I have a 10' x 12' piece of tyvek) over
    this cheap tent...
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    hikers up there today will sure be happy for...

    hikers up there today will sure be happy for water!!!!
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    ah, great information - thank you VERY much - I...

    ah, great information - thank you VERY much - I had planned on carrying water in...
    Can't wait!
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    yes - i got a little nervous and did a google...

    yes - i got a little nervous and did a google search...
    ended up spending 20 minutes reading about attacks and sightings
    from all over withing the past 8 years...a great lunch time activity!
    ...
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    thanks - so long as "Mob Wives" and Snookie et al...

    thanks - so long as "Mob Wives" and Snookie et al steer clear...
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    Hey: anyone have any updates to share on this...

    Hey:
    anyone have any updates to share on this shelter?
    I'm doing my first 3 day hike passing through here mid-June...
  18. wow, those are great maps, thanks!

    wow, those are great maps, thanks!
  19. comparison: South Taconic Trail vs Unionville to DWG

    Hey all:
    I'm looking for some advice regarding my first backpacking adventure this coming June.
    Three of us newbies are looking to backpack for 3 days/2 nights, either on the AT from Unionville...
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