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  1. That's kind of a weird application of LNT. I...

    That's kind of a weird application of LNT. I always thought LNT applied to everything that was not the trail, instead of the trail itself. Obviously, it's impossible to LNT on the trail itself...
  2. Thread: gaiters

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    It also depends on your gait and what kind of...

    It also depends on your gait and what kind of shoes you're wearing. The higher the boot, the less you need gaiters. And some people have the ability to hike over all kinds of pebbles and twigs and...
  3. Yes, You Can Now Hike the Appalachian Trail—in Ireland

    "Consider it another 279 miles tacked onto your journey of 2,000+ miles."

    https://www.afar.com/magazine/how-to-hike-the-appalachian-trail-in-ireland
  4. Thread: gaiters

    by wyclif
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    On the A.T. I pack both a pair of ankle-height...

    On the A.T. I pack both a pair of ankle-height Altra gaiters and the almost knee-height Outdoor Research gaiters. I started doing the latter years ago after I got burned walking though a patch of...
  5. Yeah, I feel that one. I was googling something...

    Yeah, I feel that one. I was googling something else about the A.T. recently and the first page of results was full of FKT stories. I really couldn't care less about that and in fact I think it...
  6. I'm aware of the controversy over Grandma...

    I'm aware of the controversy over Grandma Gatewood's thru-hikes, but I wasn't really concerned about that.

    I just wanted to know if you're tired of hearing about it at this point.
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    Not the AT, but here's my latest hike...in the...

    Not the AT, but here's my latest hike...in the Philippines!

    http://www.pinoymountaineer.com/2008/02/mt-kanlaon-wasay-guintubdan-trails-2435.html
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    This is why I posted earlier today. I visited...

    This is why I posted earlier today. I visited Whiteblaze for the first time in a long time and realized it's become a ghost town, so I posted hoping to provide some momentum.

    I dunno, it seems...
  9. "Bill Bryson is a candy ass!" ~ The Baltimore...

    "Bill Bryson is a candy ass!" ~ The Baltimore Jack cheer, with trekking poles raised
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    BigCranky, there is a lot of excellent...

    BigCranky, there is a lot of excellent information in your post. But one heads up: the Creeper Trail Cafe is now permanently closed. They recently had some unfortunate incidents, including another...
  11. What trail stories are you the most tired of hearing?

    If you're a thru-hiker on the A.T., there are some stories that get told, re-told, and embellished. And this can become a problem because if you're hiking in any kind of "bubble", you're hiking with...
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    There is now a real opportunity for someone to...

    There is now a real opportunity for someone to start a good hostel in Gorham. Hostels come and hostels go, but it would be nice to see something with the permanence of, say, Shaw's in Gorham.
  13. Apparently this year there is a group called "The...

    Apparently this year there is a group called "The Brits" which features two hikers from the UK and two hikers from the US. If you know about this, please tell me more!
  14. Good choice of start date. I used to start on...

    Good choice of start date. I used to start on April Fool's Day (April 1st) but after trial and error I found that it's a bit too early. April 15 is the perfect start date because it's the right...
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    Unfortunately, the site is down. 404 Error.

    Unfortunately, the site is down. 404 Error.
  16. Thread: zero days

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    I tend to agree that zeros are overrated and have...

    I tend to agree that zeros are overrated and have only recently become a thing. I never plan them. They are entirely circumstantial and I only do them if they are absolutely necessary due to weather,...
  17. Thanks for posting this; I'd never read it before...

    Thanks for posting this; I'd never read it before and now I know how this works.
  18. I haven't, not because I wouldn't nominate him...

    I haven't, not because I wouldn't nominate him but because I'm unaware of what the nomination process is.
  19. Why is Baltimore Jack not in the Appalachian Trail Museum Hall of Fame?

    Bob Peoples is in the Hall of Fame, and rightly so. And lots of other worthies who are still with us.

    But Baltimore Jack is, alas, no longer with us but is at the very least equally worthy of...
  20. On the southern half of the trail, sometimes I...

    On the southern half of the trail, sometimes I get a bit lazy and I don't check the weather forecasts as often as I should. It's also because there are more hikers around who will tell you since the...
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    Eggs are just about the perfect trail food...

    Eggs are just about the perfect trail food because of the protein. But I prefer mine in omelette form which is hard to prepare in camp, and eggs don't pack well anyway, so usually I get my egg fix...
  22. That is good advice. Usually I send my winter...

    That is good advice. Usually I send my winter clothes home in Pearisburg and they get sent back to me at Hanover. You should always carry your winter gear in the Whites. It's really rather risky to...
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    It's totally legal to hitch in GSMNP; there is no...

    It's totally legal to hitch in GSMNP; there is no prohibition against it by law or by park rules.
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    Advice as to specific brands/models of shoe are...

    Advice as to specific brands/models of shoe are pretty much pointless, since everyone has different sized and shaped feet and what works for one person won't for another. The only thing you can do is...
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    Trekking poles are very good at doubling as...

    Trekking poles are very good at doubling as protection against aggressive dogs.
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