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    Any suggestions for a good time to hike the...

    Any suggestions for a good time to hike the trail? It would have to be summer or fall for me this year. I would prefer the fall to avoid the heat, but I don't like the idea of hiking during hunting...
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    That is great information, royalusa. I'll check...

    That is great information, royalusa. I'll check out your journal and probably order a copy of Molloy's book just to get an overview of the trail. If the Bartram is well marked and water sources...
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    Bartram Trail Thru Hike

    Hi everyone,

    I am thinking about thru hiking the Bartram Trail later this year and I am curious if anyone has hiked it recently. I hiked a small section south of Rabun Bald years ago, and I always...
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    This area confused me as well on my thru earlier...

    This area confused me as well on my thru earlier this year. Headed northbound, the trail takes you between two metal buildings and drops you off on the main private road that runs through the Topoco...
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    I hiked Myakka a number of years ago during the...

    I hiked Myakka a number of years ago during the coldest spell of the winter that year with 20 degree temps. Didn't see another soul. I would like something like that again, but longer. I don't mind...
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    Trip suggestions in central FL?

    Hey everyone,

    I've got a week off in late December and am planning to do a 100 mile section, give or take, of the FT. Any recommendations for a section in central FL? I've done parts of Ocala, and...
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    There is creek behind the church down the steep...

    There is creek behind the church down the steep hill. That's where I got water a few weeks ago. Someone in a previous post mentioned that the faucet has been turned off.
  8. I was happy with my decision to start the BMT in...

    I was happy with my decision to start the BMT in late March. It was cold enough that the bugs were not really a factor outside of a couple of warm days. Plus, the trees had not leafed yet so the...
  9. BMT Thru Hike Trip Report: 3/22/17 - 4/12/17

    Hi everyone,

    I recently completed a solo thru hike of the BMT (trail name “Wayfinder”) and decided to post a trip report to help those who might be planning a hike on the trail. Originally, I...
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    I'll chime in because I am currently on a BMT...

    I'll chime in because I am currently on a BMT thru and encountered a raging West Fork Rough Creek this morning after the deluge last night. The first crossing going north out of Big Frog was knee...
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    @hailstreak

    @hailstreak
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    Just go with a PLB. They're not cheap, but they...

    Just go with a PLB. They're not cheap, but they don't require a subscription and are more reliable than trackers. Being able to summon rescue in the event of an emergency should be enough to give...
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    I have never hiked the BMT before, but I am...

    I have never hiked the BMT before, but I am starting a thru hike in late March. I am taking SGT Rock's guide, Nat Geo maps 777 and 781 for the trail up to Fontana, and then just the little $1 NPS...
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    Thanks for the info, 4shot. I am definitely...

    Thanks for the info, 4shot. I am definitely taking Nat Geo maps and SGT Rock's guide. I hiked the AT from Fontana to Newfound Gap two years ago in late May and it was packed with hikers. March and...
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    Wow. I didn't realize that Webb Brothers was an...

    Wow. I didn't realize that Webb Brothers was an option. Are we talking just canned beans or more typical hiker fare? Would hate to count on it for re-supply only to discover inadequate selection.
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    For those familiar with the BMT, is hitchhiking...

    For those familiar with the BMT, is hitchhiking problematic? I am getting closer to my start date and am starting to think about resupply. I am considering carrying 6-7 days of food, resupplying in...
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    That's awesome! I imagine I'll see a few more...

    That's awesome! I imagine I'll see a few more hikers, but not many. Avoiding crowds is one reason I am doing the BMT for the first part of my AT hike.
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    Any BMT thru hikers this year?

    Out of curiosity, is anyone else here planning to thru hike the BMT this spring? I plan to start NOBO from Springer at the end of March as part of an AT attempt this year. Just wondering if anyone...
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    I have air traveled with a fully loaded 65l pack...

    I have air traveled with a fully loaded 65l pack a few times (no fuel, just a tuna can stove) and never had a problem with it as checked luggage. I usually just lash my trekking poles to the outside...
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    I attempted a thru in April 2015, but had to...

    I attempted a thru in April 2015, but had to leave the trail in the Smokies. I didn't mind seeing a lot of people on the trail, but some of the campsites I stayed at were way overcrowded and...
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    Wayfinder NOBO March 22 No Approach Trail I...

    Wayfinder
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    No Approach Trail

    I will be starting my hike on the BMT and picking up the AT at either Fontana or Davenport Gap.
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    Haha! I love my steel bottle. Weighs less than a...

    Haha! I love my steel bottle. Weighs less than a Nalgene and no chance of leaks. I've dropped it on rocks, rolled it down the trail, and it only has a few dents to show for it. Well worth the...
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    Water Bottle Holder

    Hi everyone,

    I am looking for a water bottle holder to attach my 28 ounce stainless steel bottle to either the hip belt or shoulder strap of my Gregory Z65. The side pockets on the pack are...
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    Thanks Dogwood, Tipi Walter, and others for the...

    Thanks Dogwood, Tipi Walter, and others for the excellent info and opinions.

    I am strongly leaning toward a BMT start next March. It doesn't seem to make much sense to hike the same 200+ miles I...
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    Starting AT hike on the BMT

    Has anyone here ever done, or considered doing, the Benton Mackaye Trail to begin an AT thru hike? Is it easier, harder, the same? Is resupply more difficult?

    I am thinking about starting my 2017...
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