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    Per shoe or for the pair?

    Per shoe or for the pair?
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    is that 4.6oz each or for the pair?

    is that 4.6oz each or for the pair?
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    Crocs are heavy... Off brands are usually lighter...

    Crocs are heavy... Off brands are usually lighter because they are made with a lighter weight material. They are NOT thick enough to walk any great distance, but great as water shoes and camp /...
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    What makes sense to me is if you can combine...

    What makes sense to me is if you can combine water shoes and camp shoes into one thing...
    I don't like crossing deep creeks in bare feet... too many ways you can harm you feet.
    And I specifically...
  5. Your tent should have some loops for adding a...

    Your tent should have some loops for adding a gear loft... run some guyline between the loops for a cloths line.
    Down side is that in some cases (due to moisture in tent just from you breathing) the...
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    Just make sure to wrap your pack in such a manner...

    Just make sure to wrap your pack in such a manner that TSA can get into it if they decide they need to check something out.
    Since they will do things like cut locks to check luggage, they wouldn't...
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    When I did the JMT, I Gambit's idea to place it...

    When I did the JMT, I Gambit's idea to place it in a duffle bag I got from the Thrift store and checked it as luggage.
    When I finished the trail, I went to a local grocery store and bought some...
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    At least one stove that claims to have good cold...

    At least one stove that claims to have good cold weather performance and was updated for simmer control is the JetBoil MiniMo and MicroMo systems.
    I loved using the MicroMo on the JMT... the fuel...
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    Even if the same company was still making the...

    Even if the same company was still making the stove, chances are the specifications have been "updated" such that features like a "control know" have been replaced with wire flame adjusters (or some...
  10. Matches my attitude when I hiked the JMT... Built...

    Matches my attitude when I hiked the JMT... Built a large music collection, downloaded it to my phone and had my earphones in my pack. Never listened to any of it, and I did feel like I missed a...
  11. Because I have a 2lb 32 bag... that compresses...

    Because I have a 2lb 32 bag... that compresses very well...
    I haven't found the need to spend money on anything else. I take it in the summer and either use it as a blanket, sleep on top of it, or...
  12. Have a package that I've been tracking that...

    Have a package that I've been tracking that finally arrived today.
    The tracking history shows it arrived at the local primary sorting facility and then sat there for 4 days before it left routed...
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    If you've liked the Fly Creek but want...

    If you've liked the Fly Creek but want freestanding, I'd think you'd love the Copper Spur.
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    I wanted to LOVE the REI Half Dome 2 PLUS...

    I wanted to LOVE the REI Half Dome 2 PLUS.
    With four openings in the roof, the tent has great ventilation.
    The offset zipper of the Rain Fly ROCKS!!! No more leaning way outside the tent to reach...
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    A general suggestion... wait until after...

    A general suggestion... wait until after Christmas.
    I've often found some great tent clearance prices between Christmas and Easter, especially on models that are getting a refurbishment for the new...
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    Look at Kelty and Big Anges tents. Kelty tends...

    Look at Kelty and Big Anges tents.
    Kelty tends to use heavier material, making them a little more rugged. So that means they tend to be a little heavier and lower price.
    Big Agnes SL series (super...
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    Quality, Cheap, Light weight... pick two. In...

    Quality, Cheap, Light weight... pick two.

    In any case, you do NOT want to be looking today for a tent you plan to use in 2035+.
    1. You can't expect a tent to last that long.
    It might last that...
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    Here's a screen shot of the TOPO overlay I've got...

    Here's a screen shot of the TOPO overlay I've got in Google Earth
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    According to Google - the climate average in...

    According to Google - the climate average in February (High/Low):
    Cheaha State Park (Southern Terminus) 55/32
    Springer Mountain (Northern Terminus) 46/28

    In my experience "normal" weather...
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    If you have Google Earth, here's a kmz file that...

    If you have Google Earth, here's a kmz file that approximates Collins Creek Trail.

    In Google Earth, I've got a Topo overlay that included this trail. I traced the path from the TOPO looking...
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    Not saying that I disagree with you... but I do...

    Not saying that I disagree with you... but I do wonder how your comments fit with hunting dogs?
    From what I understand, in some places in the south, hunters put a radio collar on their dogs and turn...
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    I've never heard about this particular man-way,...

    I've never heard about this particular man-way, but in Google Earth, it's visually very easy to follow the drainage that starts at the end of the Collins Creek Picnic Area Quiet Walkway and ends at a...
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    Sorry... I forgot to mention the discussion I was...

    Sorry... I forgot to mention the discussion I was referencing was in another thread.

    But yeah... that's the direction I'm talking about. If you hike UP Snake Den, DOWN Maddron Bald, and ACROSS...
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    Apparently you missed the discussion about...

    Apparently you missed the discussion about someone wanting to hike the AT in GSMNP... because other there we pointed out that until you get to the trail head, almost nothing is "all downhill".

    In...
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    How was the weather up on Newton Bald? I was...

    How was the weather up on Newton Bald?

    I was at #41 in Cataloochee this weekend myself.
    Temperatures on Friday night were ok (for the gear we had).
    Saturday night, temps dropped into the...
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