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    I agree................got lucky on this one. I...

    I agree................got lucky on this one. I have a lot of orthopedic issues, in fact have not been able to hike since Oct 2016, hope to be back next year to complete last 200 miles

    FOAM...
  2. Thread: Lightning

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    All good input but what about the metal in our...

    All good input but what about the metal in our gear (ie tent stakes, poles) pack, add we are like 70% water.

    I have been out in wicked storms, and some FAST hiking and I am pretty big, old and...
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    Yes, there are tent sites as with anywhere flat....

    Yes, there are tent sites as with anywhere flat. Agree on water, carry plenty.
  4. Thread: Sleeping colder?

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    Not sure if anyone suggested this but almost all...

    Not sure if anyone suggested this but almost all of my hiking has been in March and Sept. With cold ground / cold nights I try to make a BIG pile of leaves with my hiking poles, my stretch is picking...
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    Although I don't love hiking in the heat, also...

    Although I don't love hiking in the heat, also means lighter sleeping bag, clothes, etc. I am NOT real excited about battling nasty bugs, thanks for the intel, penciling in alternate dates for July
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    Thanks for the pics, will hang them by the...

    Thanks for the pics, will hang them by the treadmill when I workout so as to have that positive image of the easy parts.........haha

    I sure wish that I had completed this 200 mile stretch years...
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    Great feedback, just what I was after, thanks! ...

    Great feedback, just what I was after, thanks!

    I have no option here, need to do Monson South next and see how my body responds. Wildcat North no-way for next jaunt into the woods
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    I am looking at the AT Guide, it appears...

    I am looking at the AT Guide, it appears relatively flat from Monson south to a bump at Moxie Bald then Pleasant Pond, then Little Bigelow into the nasty zone. 60 Miles of 100 that from the profile...
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    If you like or are great at rock-hopping, PA will...

    If you like or are great at rock-hopping, PA will be better but with that said, these are not flat rock, although I have never seen them I heard that there are trail maintainers who go out at night...
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    Monson South to Rangely

    I am hoping to be back on the trail June 2018, recovering from back surgery, other issues as well, only have 200 miles left to complete my section hike. (Wildcat Mtn to Monson then Katahdin)

    HOW...
  11. Thread: maps or not?

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    In 2000 miles my experience is they are not worth...

    In 2000 miles my experience is they are not worth the weight. I make copies of whatever book, use the reverse side for small bit of journaling. Honestly, where I have needed guidance is in some of...
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    Thanks, this is very helpful............I will go...

    Thanks, this is very helpful............I will go in June and yes, will have to be ready for a lot of really rough trail situations. Sure wish that I had tackled these sections years ago when I was...
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    Thanks Slo-go-en, here is my dilemma, have 200...

    Thanks Slo-go-en, here is my dilemma, have 200 miles to complete my section hike, based on my age (58) + recovering from back surgery right now, thinking about 3 hikes, 50,50 & 100............Wildcat...
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    Thanks, so when are the black flies gone?

    Thanks, so when are the black flies gone?
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    Black Flies - Weather in NH in Mid May

    Hi all, pressing hard to complete my section hike. Black Flies & Weather..........what's it like from Wildcat Mountain North ......... Mid May and later?

    I prefer colder weather than hot
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    To me being in a dry,, warm sleeping bag, bit of...

    To me being in a dry,, warm sleeping bag, bit of "hooch", good meal (SPAM, whatever kind of bread, tortilla, pita, mustard paks), etc..........check for cell signal, assuming none, finish up on final...
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    At 56 years old, YES! 1 - its 4 wheel drive vs...

    At 56 years old, YES!

    1 - its 4 wheel drive vs ??
    2 - lightweight tents typically use hiking poles for setup

    The AT is no trail, hiking poles have saved me from a lot of falls in 2000 miles
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    The Doyle was pretty freaky, I still have 200...

    The Doyle was pretty freaky, I still have 200 miles left but the rock ledges in NH are dicey.
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    No cook, went stove-less years ago and happy with...

    No cook, went stove-less years ago and happy with that. Sure, hot food is tasty and cozy..........I eat really well and eat my cooked food in town and when I get home.

    Peanut butter, honey,...
  20. Thread: Food in the tent

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    I used to hang, pretty hard with low pine...

    I used to hang, pretty hard with low pine trees..........that aside, yes, some of it is laziness but I sleep with food bag.

    Agree with Jester 100%, everything smells like food......what we cannot...
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    Lose weight, goal might be for you AND your gear...

    Lose weight, goal might be for you AND your gear is what you weight now. All about the meal plan, one cheat day each week, lot of cardio.

    Lighter gear, not sure of your $$$$ available, post back...
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    Unreal Human efforts...........they have all of...

    Unreal Human efforts...........they have all of my respect.
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    I am going with Tankara setup but line only -...

    I am going with Tankara setup but line only - with a screw hook, will find a suitable stick..............the fish should be very concerned.
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    The hike from Tinker Cliff's to Daleville is not...

    The hike from Tinker Cliff's to Daleville is not easy.

    Daleville to Troutville easy
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    remain hydrated, eat carbs, I like tee shirt...

    remain hydrated, eat carbs, I like tee shirt (merino), rain gear, fleece cap, event gloves and keep moving. Layer up at breaks. Prefer cold to HOT
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