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    Hiker Advisory Franklin NC

    Hiker advisory: With bad weather predicted, we made a reservation at Budget Inn, Franklin and a ride from Rock Gap. When we arrived at Rock Gap and called, "sorry all full" "we can try to find...
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    Flying to ATL tomorrow! 2 days at Amacalola...

    Flying to ATL tomorrow! 2 days at Amacalola Falls Lodge then hike to Len Foote for 1 night then we're off!
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    We found a stay in home boarding family who made...

    We found a stay in home boarding family who made a great deal for long term boarding our Chihuahua in New Hampshire. Check with you vet and local pet supply store. Look for a locally owned pet...
  4. I've slept with a night terror spouse for 28...

    I've slept with a night terror spouse for 28 years. (I should probably reword that sentence but can't come up with a better one just now). The first 5 years were traumatic for me but she'd go right...
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    Special Diet (Gluten Free & Dairy Free)

    www.outdoorherbivore.com has a good selection of gluten and dairy free backpacking meals.
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    USPS Suspending Saturday Delivery

    http://mashable.com/2013/02/06/usps-saturday-delivery/

    No Saturday delivery beginning August. Sounds like post office hours won't be reduced further for the moment. I suppose as long as my drop...
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    We leave New Hampshire on Saturday (3 days...

    We leave New Hampshire on Saturday (3 days :banana ) if Snow-ma-geddon allows:confused: . Two weeks in Austin for grandson's BDay:clap and to take care of some business:datz then flying to Atlanta! ...
  8. Good luck, I hope you make it happen. We plan...

    Good luck, I hope you make it happen. We plan our cross country trips around great vegan restaurants. Names of a few that come to mind for inspiration: The Great Sage near Baltimore, Rawberts near...
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    Nervous, a little. Excited, a lot. Restless, a...

    Nervous, a little. Excited, a lot. Restless, a WHOLE BUNCH!
  10. Thanks everyone, we have a mail drop planned for...

    Thanks everyone, we have a mail drop planned for Fontana Dam and will send our micro spikes there. Then send them home when/if they are not needed. Whoo Hooo 30 days until we hit the trail!!!
  11. Crampons/Micro Spikes on AT starting March 8

    Last spring we hiked several sections of the AT in New Hampshire. We encountered icy trails as late as May. Is there any need for Micro Spikes on a NOBO thru hike if we start March 8? Thinking not...
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    Is this my knee Problem??

    Get rid of the shoes altogether! Walk or run barefoot on nice grass to strengthen all of the back, leg and foot muscles naturally. Then buy the lightest most flexible hiking shoe that will work for...
  13. Thanks for this post SW! So many posts and blogs...

    Thanks for this post SW! So many posts and blogs discourage mail drops. We are happy vegans and my wife eats gluten free. We have hiked several short sections of the AT and food options for us are...
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    Thank you ladies! Am wearing my hair long for...

    Thank you ladies! Am wearing my hair long for the first time in my life and after 2 years of getting here don't want to cut it off. I like the No-poo ideas and the folding brush. I've been worried...
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    Looks great to me as a first time thru hiker. ...

    Looks great to me as a first time thru hiker. Most gear lists seem to come out at about the same total base weight of 17-19lbs even though there's a big difference in the contents. Right now we...
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    insulating jacket instead of down booties?

    Yep, hat+1. Extra socks do me no good but hat and gloves keep my feet warmest.
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    We are relying (I almost said heavily:-) on...

    We are relying (I almost said heavily:-) on outdoorherbivore.com for vegan and gluten free meals. Justin's nut butter packets and trail mix will be the hiking/snacking food. I have seen average cost...
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    ever4ward + wife + daughter NOBO March 9...

    ever4ward + wife + daughter
    NOBO
    March 9 starting from Len Foote Inn
    Vegan and gluten free (lots of mail drops)
    From Texas currently live in NH
    Decided NOT to bring the Chihuahuas
    Figure if we...
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    Just finished reviewing our entire mail drop...

    Just finished reviewing our entire mail drop schedule. Our food should arrive in 5 days to be boxed up for shipping. We have to drive to Texas to deliver our food to Mimi "On Star" who will provide...
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    Am building a 2lb short scale headless cigar box...

    Am building a 2lb short scale headless cigar box guitar to take on the AT. I prefer to play for myself by myself and plan to play during lunch or afternoon breaks. Parts will cost less than $30 so...
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    Watching it snow here in NH, setting up our food...

    Watching it snow here in NH, setting up our food supply network and wondering what the weather will be doing around March 7.
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