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  1. The 2019 SoBo’s Guide to Baxter and Katahdin

    Thank you so much for putting this together! My husband and I will definitely be utilizing this for our thru this year.
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    Gear for very short people

    Some pack companies such as Superior Wilderness Designs will accommodate individual modifications and specifications, such as torso size, by request. While it may cost some more for these...
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    Orienteering classes

    REI gives orienteering and compass classes. I believe there are two levels.
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    Tent Stakes

    I've enjoyed using the Zpacks Sonic Stakes. They're very light and have held up well with my Gossamer Gear The One so far.
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    Trekking pole tent recommendations?

    I've really enjoyed my Gossamer Gear The One. Good company, good product, and 21 oz which already includes the seam sealing. It also comes in a two person variation.
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    Used packs for Girl Scouts

    REI will sometimes lend backpacking gear for groups or youth. They were willing to lend several things from packs to cooking gear for some teens on a school backpacking trip where I work. I don't...
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    Dahlonega trail fest

    It's a neat event with some outdoor vendors, beer, group hikes, and thru hiker discussions. Gene Espy was there last year which was pretty cool. The town square where everything is held isn't very...
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    section hike

    You could also get picked up at Standing Indian Campground if you don't want to retrace your steps to Dicks Creek Gap. Hike into NC to Deep Gap and take the Kimsey Creek Trail to the well paved and...
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    Cell coverage in GA

    My husband and I just did the GA portion of the AT on Sprint. We made a few phone calls to the hostels from certain mountain tops with 4G and had no service in other areas, so Sprint seems to be...
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    REI Garage Sale Finds

    I've heard they can be that way. People were actually pretty considerate for the most part. I've never seen so many puffy jackets, mine included, in one place before.
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    REI Garage Sale Finds

    Doors opened at 9, and we got there at 8:45. The REI was in Atlanta.
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    REI Garage Sale Finds

    Just attended an REI garage sale yesterday, and I was able to score a great deal on a Thermarest Xlite, which was great since I was looking for a light, insulated sleeping pad. I also saw a couple...
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    Leave no trace VS Ziploc bags

    When you take them back home, you can always have the plastic bags recycled, right? That's what I generally do. That can help decrease the footprint.
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