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    I ran into a pair of slack packers somewhere in...

    I ran into a pair of slack packers somewhere in NC who packed 25 basic McD hamburgers for the hike and passed them out along the way. I meet them at the end of the day and they still had a couple...
  2. On a trail, unless someone sneezes or coughs in...

    On a trail, unless someone sneezes or coughs in your general direction - at the exact moment your passing them, I don't see a problem.

    Being in a confined environment with still air is the most...
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    Essential: MP3 player and camera independent of...

    Essential:
    MP3 player and camera independent of the phone.
    Insulated, waterproof sit pad. (Piece of CCF)
    Ground sheet.

    Nonessential:
    Camp shoes.
    Water bladder.
  4. I've been meaning to do Maine again in the fall....

    I've been meaning to do Maine again in the fall. In the mean time, I'll be red lining my White Mt map through the wilderness areas. The rest of you, stay home!
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    I only got 5,640. Since you can't zoom in,...

    I only got 5,640. Since you can't zoom in, hitting the exact location is nearly impossible.
  6. The two big initial questions are 1) When do...

    The two big initial questions are
    1) When do you want to start?
    and
    2) How long do you have to do the hike?

    When you start will determine what kind of gear you need.
    Earlier start means more...
  7. Took a stroll over to the Appalachia parking lot....

    Took a stroll over to the Appalachia parking lot. Some 15 cars in the lot, nearly all from out of state. Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, North Carolina, and of course most were from Mass. At least...
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    That might be the case. And if little or no...

    That might be the case. And if little or no mantianace is done this year - removing blow downs, kicking sticks off the trail, cleaning water bars and the like, it could be quite the jungle too.
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    Isn't it one of the last privately owned pieces...

    Isn't it one of the last privately owned pieces (or maybe the only) of land in the SNP? Land locked by the park and easement land. $25,000 an acre isn't all that unreasonable considering the...
  10. I don't see how the "self quarantine" could...

    I don't see how the "self quarantine" could possibly be enforced. It relies on people doing the right thing. While most probably will, there are those who won't.

    My little town is worried about...
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    Next year. July is probably the earliest one...

    Next year.

    July is probably the earliest one should consider beginning. Could be a big SOBO crowd about then.
  12. Concord Trailways just canceled bus service in...

    Concord Trailways just canceled bus service in NH. Will Greyhound be far behind?
  13. I managed to get my spring shearing before the...

    I managed to get my spring shearing before the lock down. I'm good for another 6 months now :)
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    Looks like I'll be shoveling 6" of snow off my...

    Looks like I'll be shoveling 6" of snow off my driveway today, just in case I need to go somewhere :)
  15. At this point anyone who has been on the trail...

    At this point anyone who has been on the trail for a couple of weeks is probably better off staying on the trail then trying to go home.

    But anyone with long distance plans who hasn't yet gotten...
  16. And of course you were one of them, as was I. I...

    And of course you were one of them, as was I. I believe short, passing encounters in the outdoors is very low risk.
  17. On a medical website talking about how virus...

    On a medical website talking about how virus generally spread and how long they can survive on various surfaces. When I say plastic, I mean hard plastic surfaces. Plastic cups, plastic bottles and...
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    Yep, most days in July you can barely see across...

    Yep, most days in July you can barely see across the valley.
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    Looks like it will get really sloppy down your...

    Looks like it will get really sloppy down your way early Monday evening.
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    Since it's still winter where I live, I just...

    Since it's still winter where I live, I just leave my fleece gloves on when shopping. The virus doesn't survive long on fabric. It will survive a long time on plastic, so plastic gloves could be...
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    I think the OP was asking about people hiking in...

    I think the OP was asking about people hiking in the park right now. I suspect there aren't many.
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    What did you do today?

    I climbed Carter dome to make bubbles.
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    Hiked up to Carter notch hut via 19 mile brook trail. Found the caretaker ice fishing and skating on the pond. Just few...
  23. I guess any shuttle service has been canceled for...

    I guess any shuttle service has been canceled for the duration.
  24. Thread: Trail Days

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    No suprise there. Think we all saw that coming.

    No suprise there. Think we all saw that coming.
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    That's the point. Everyone in that town goes to...

    That's the point. Everyone in that town goes to the same supermarket, laundromat, post office, church and so on. If just one clerk at the supermarket or gas station gets infected, the whole town...
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