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  1. I live near the middle of the SNP and would love...

    I live near the middle of the SNP and would love to get out hiking more. Are you still interested this year?
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    It's a nice hike in either direction. I went last...

    It's a nice hike in either direction. I went last year in the end of March and had rain and cold temps (freezing) at night, but the days were perfect. I am planning on the lower half and then some...
  3. Thread: FIRE! in PA

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    Hey all, I know this has been said before, but...

    Hey all,
    I know this has been said before, but with the firefighting efforts from helicopters be sure to watch out for dihdrogen monoxide in the water sources.

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    "Dihydrogen...
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    First off... "tell him the hot chick is 3 days...

    First off... "tell him the hot chick is 3 days ahead"... Classic.

    Second... I just got done with a hike in the same boat. I am much faster than my hiking buddy. I found that it is a compromise....
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    OP here. So I gave it a shot and found that I am...

    OP here. So I gave it a shot and found that I am unable to do those kind of miles at this point. I ended up with a 37lb pack and was slowed down drastically by my hiking partner.
    We hiked through 3...
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    Pm me with the time you'd need a lift. I pass...

    Pm me with the time you'd need a lift. I pass swift run every to and from work.


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    Both of these should help you. Bugs and wter do...

    Both of these should help you. Bugs and wter do not seem to be an issue. Weekends will be full of park visitors and weekenders so I agree with Starting on a Sunday.
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    I am pretty familiar with this area and have...

    I am pretty familiar with this area and have hiked it several times. Harpers Ferry South is pretty easy going for the first day or so until you pass Blackburn Shelter. Then you get into what is known...
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    OP here. Thanks for the stories. As far as the...

    OP here. Thanks for the stories. As far as the not getting to the shelters goes, I've switched to a hammock so I feel like I have more freedom in where I put up for the night. I was planning in...
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    BTW, here is the route and area mileage listed...

    BTW, here is the route and area mileage listed each day..
    http://knotherewondering.blogspot.com/2012/03/5-days-in-shenandoah-national-park.html
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    Back to back Big Mile days?

    I have a 5 day section hike coming up covering 100 miles. I am trying to stay at every other shelter in the SNP but that leaves me with a 24 mile day followed by a 22 mile day. My last hike was...
  12. Thread: Water in SNP

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    Thanks for the updates and info. I feel much...

    Thanks for the updates and info. I feel much better. I was hoping to beat the openings but this is just perfect weather so I'll enjoy every footstep along the way.


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  13. Thread: Water in SNP

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    We have had little to no rain or snow so I am...

    We have had little to no rain or snow so I am getting a bit concerned.Are there just faucets at the public campgrounds? Anyone have an update on the springs? I'm headed out next Wednesday.
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    I spent so much time planning my first hike on...

    I spent so much time planning my first hike on the AT that I was never at home. Every time someone would ask my better half were I was she'd always say "not here". So between that and my love of...
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    Why choose external? I've been looking at the...

    Why choose external? I've been looking at the Osprey Kestrel 58. I carry 35lbs usually and do section hikes for 5 days at a time or so. This pack seems perfect for me but I'd see if I could rent one...
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    Visionmonger: if you are taking 10 days to get...

    Visionmonger: if you are taking 10 days to get through I'd imagine we'll be "playing through" towards the end of the week. Keep an eye out for a couple hangers with black and red tarps. Will you have...
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    I have just switched to a hammock and many years...

    I have just switched to a hammock and many years of tenting. I do like it much better for backpacking but I will say, practice, practice, practice. It takes a while and some experimenting to find out...
  18. Thread: Hey NOOBS!

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    Sorry Luddite, a typo indeed. Great story muddy! ...

    Sorry Luddite, a typo indeed. Great story muddy!


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  19. Man I would love to say I could cowboy it up...

    Man I would love to say I could cowboy it up because I agree with all those points but I hate critters and crawlers so I find myself at easy enclosed or off the ground.

    Either way there are so...
  20. MuddyWaters: Sorry for the lack of clarity, I'm...

    MuddyWaters:
    Sorry for the lack of clarity, I'm not saying that ALL hammocks are lighter than ALL tents, I was referring to my particular set up vs my tent setup. I am in the same budget as the OP...
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    Playing devils advokate; At 90 liters he could...

    Playing devils advokate; At 90 liters he could use that as his shelter though this not needing the extra weight of a tent, lol
  22. Hammock info here: I just switched to the...

    Hammock info here:
    I just switched to the Hennessy Ultra-light backpacker Zip and am very happy. My total setup weighs in at just over 2.5 lbs (hammock, tarp, pad, straps) so lets put to rest the...
  23. Thread: Hey NOOBS!

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    http://www.fs.usda.gov/pct "The Pacific Crest...

    http://www.fs.usda.gov/pct
    "The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) is a treasured pathway through some of the most outstanding scenic terrain in the United States. Beginning in southern...
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    Are you going SOBO or NOBO?

    Are you going SOBO or NOBO?
  25. Thread: Hey NOOBS!

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    I'm sure there's a ton of "tonnage" stories out...

    I'm sure there's a ton of "tonnage" stories out there. Fun stuff, good times, and what were we thinking?!?
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