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  1. Thread: Insoles

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    Just curious as to your comment. I've never seen...

    Just curious as to your comment. I've never seen a pair of modern hiking shoes/boots where the insoles weren't removable. Some fit pretty snugly , but if you get under the edge at the side they can...
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    I prefer low hiking shoes, but not the really...

    I prefer low hiking shoes, but not the really lightweight trail runners as they don't have enough "meat" in the undersole/shank nor tread nor enough side/heel support. I've tried Oboz brand and...
  3. I agree to a great extent, especially regarding...

    I agree to a great extent, especially regarding the Springer Fever numbers (or what takes place on the Franconia Loop on a nice summer day), hiker convergence, the logistics of travel in crowded...
  4. OPINION: There seems to be an idea out there...

    OPINION:

    There seems to be an idea out there in some people's minds that almost everybody in the US is just staying at home everyday - that everyone is holed up waiting this thing out. It just...
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    Hmmm, yeah, that would seem to violate physical...

    Hmmm, yeah, that would seem to violate physical distancing standards - for strangers anyway. That said, people are getting REALLY bored. It brought up memories of this...
  6. As a rough guideline, and where it would be...

    As a rough guideline, and where it would be reasonable, most trail clubs clear/trim the trail to a minimum roughly 4 ft wide x 8 ft high - imagine that a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood could pass down the...
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    I did have another window open. I only closed...

    I did have another window open. I only closed the one that WB was open in.
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    Stayed logged in for 7+ hours even after closing...

    Stayed logged in for 7+ hours even after closing browser.
  9. Some often overlooked items: Toenail clippers? ...

    Some often overlooked items: Toenail clippers? Tweezers for ticks and splinters? GI can opener (P-38 or P-51)? Sewing needle and thread? Benadryl (in case of allergic reaction to stings)? ...
  10. Possible, but it's very likely that even in small...

    Possible, but it's very likely that even in small towns on the AT local residents have already been exposed. It's not like the local residents don't travel to nearby towns or businesses, etc. This...
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    I believe that I have always gotten logged out...

    I believe that I have always gotten logged out after some time of inactivity. Probably some setting that I'm not aware of. But I never check the box. I'll check the box and see what happens. Home...
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    Here's a partial screen shot of how it appears in...

    Here's a partial screen shot of how it appears in Chrome - Microsoft edge is similar. The box and text gets hidden by the banner ad.

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    The "remember me" box appears to be hidden in the...

    The "remember me" box appears to be hidden in the advertisement just under the login. Usually it seems to be a "Whiteblaze pages" ad. You can make out the little box if you look really closely.
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    15,120 the second time I played. You have to be...

    15,120 the second time I played. You have to be really, REALLY exact where you click to get big points which is difficult. Got two 5000 pt ones - one on the Kennebec Ferry, the other on Hanover.
  15. Except that at this point in time, we don't have...

    Except that at this point in time, we don't have enough masks for the medical professionals, nevermind the general public.
  16. While the AT remains technically open in most...

    While the AT remains technically open in most places, the growing closures of trailheads, shelters, overnight camping bans, etc., have pretty much made a long hike a logistical no-go situation at...
  17. https://www.njherald.com/news/20200329/appalachian...

    https://www.njherald.com/news/20200329/appalachian-trail-boardwalk-closed-as-covid-19-cases-climb

    VERNON Authorities have closed a portion of the Appalachian Trail ... because the Appalachian...
  18. Check out AWOL's website...

    Check out AWOL's website https://www.theatguide.com/ - go to the "INFO" tab and check out the 12, 15, 18 mpd hike planners and other such stuff there. Good logistics stuff.
    It's fun to plan. And,...
  19. The notice does say that the trail itself remains...

    The notice does say that the trail itself remains open, but shelters are "discouraged". Discouraged means don't press your luck - avoid them.
    Boat launches, most trailheads, and the general forest...
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    Back in the 70's and 80's I didn't have a trail...

    Back in the 70's and 80's I didn't have a trail name. It wasn't until I started hiking with my daughter in the late 90's that we both got our trail names. One day we were hiking on a planked...
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    :sunGreat news!

    :sunGreat news!
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    Well, we haven't shut down the entire economy. ...

    Well, we haven't shut down the entire economy. We've shut down certain parts of it that congregate people and that don't produce a product or service that is life sustaining. Which for better or...
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    Maybe the canoe ferry across the Kennebec? It is...

    Maybe the canoe ferry across the Kennebec? It is currently shown as scheduled, but sure, that may well change. https://www.matc.org/for-hikers/kennebec-river-ferry
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    I'd have to disagree regarding the resupply...

    I'd have to disagree regarding the resupply frequency and interaction. Very few people are truly isolating. People still need food and household goods, and with shortages in stores people are...
  25. Yeah, as much as AT and local hikers and local...

    Yeah, as much as AT and local hikers and local tourist businesses might miss the bridge, it doesn't serve an essential economic/transportation purpose, as it's purely for recreation. One could argue...
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