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    I've used Lightheart Solo for New Mexici CDT and...

    I've used Lightheart Solo for New Mexici CDT and all over New England. I would buy another.
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    So typical. Arrested but let go and kills. ...

    So typical. Arrested but let go and kills. Justice system cares little for victims.
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    I just this week completed the Cohos Trail in...

    I just this week completed the Cohos Trail in northern NH. Remote North Woods trip. Lot's of peaks. Not for novices. Wet. Moose.
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    You can easily get a much lighter tent from...

    You can easily get a much lighter tent from Lightheart or Tarptent also a Sawyer is much lighter than any pump. Don't get sucked into a MIni , get a regular size, the Mini takes a longtime to fill a...
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    The longest not Triple Crown trail I've done is...

    The longest not Triple Crown trail I've done is the Florida Trail. A very different well mapped trail. And you can do it (only do it) in winter which is a plus. When I did it it was rare to see...
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    The PCT wasn't much different. It's not all that...

    The PCT wasn't much different. It's not all that wilderness either really. CDT is more so but that too has a LOT of backpackers and support. Not that theirs anything wrong with that. The AT is...
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    Just Igame gamera not a very good way to count...

    Just Igame gamera not a very good way to count hikers.
  8. I had Oboz on the PCT and they failed after a...

    I had Oboz on the PCT and they failed after a month. REI gave a full refund. I think you should get 500 miles on any trail runner.
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    Never would have guessed that previously he was...

    Never would have guessed that previously he was an HR Director. Been there three times but slept there once. I hope a new regime continues.
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    I hiked the northern half of the AT in Sandals....

    I hiked the northern half of the AT in Sandals. And half the Florida Trail. In wet conditions they dry quickly. Not great for sticks and rocks etc.
  11. Thread: Bear spray.

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    My grand daughter thinks bear spay is like bug...

    My grand daughter thinks bear spay is like bug spray. Some kind of Deet for bears is a good idea.
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    I am impressed with you do it yourself gear...

    I am impressed with you do it yourself gear folks. I use Rainy Pass and they are worth every penny. I had them add a pocket and add down to my favorite bag about ten years ago and still use it a...
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    You can get American made bamboo poles that are...

    You can get American made bamboo poles that are lite and fixed. Keep in mind that they can't be carry on for air ravel.
  14. I would use micro-spikes but by the time you get...

    I would use micro-spikes but by the time you get to the Smokies you would not need them very much. Yak tracks are worthless. They are good for walking to the mail box. On a hike they break and offer...
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    PA is rocky but not that big a deal. Mainly it's...

    PA is rocky but not that big a deal. Mainly it's flat easy going.
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    I think doing trail magic is great and receiving...

    I think doing trail magic is great and receiving it is great. It's appreciated the most if it's someplace not just before or after towns. At some cross roads where hikers don't expect any. These...
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    I took the train across Canada to Toronto then...

    I took the train across Canada to Toronto then flew to Boston. The train ride let me decompress from the PCT before returning home. Also I got to be the on board celebrity thru-hiker which was an...
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    I've used sealskins a few times in wet areas. If...

    I've used sealskins a few times in wet areas. If you wear smartwool or other socks they will be too thick to effect a good closed seal to keep water out. Perhaps no socks or liner socks under...
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    Snowless trek

    I would like to continue my CDT trip. Any experienced opinions about when I could start NOBO from Cottonwood Pass to Rawlins and be pretty assured of a snowless trip?
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    "No, it doesn't make it any easier to sling that...

    "No, it doesn't make it any easier to sling that damn rock over the branch, lol! https://whiteblaze.net/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif

    I put the rock in a bandana and tie the line to the bandana....
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    They always lock the gates and layoff the PT...

    They always lock the gates and layoff the PT workers so citizens think the state needs more money. They never ever layoff the assistant deputy directors and Associate assistant managers.
  22. Logistics for getting too and from the trail. Any...

    Logistics for getting too and from the trail. Any trail. The CDT is difficult logistics especially not knowing the end date. At 68 I always overestimate how far I'll go every day and every trip....
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    LOL, oops.

    LOL, oops.
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    Rattlers very rare. Ticks are effing everywhere...

    Rattlers very rare. Ticks are effing everywhere in New England.
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    I have used a Lightheart Solong 6 with my wife...

    I have used a Lightheart Solong 6 with my wife and it's fine. I'm 6" 3" and 250 lbs. We sleep head to toe. I've used an MSR Hubba2 as well it's a fine tent as well but heavier.
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