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  1. Walk up to the barracade at either end, depending...

    Walk up to the barracade at either end, depending which way you are going and wait for the National Park Shuttle. They are running shuttles for hikers on the Appalachian Trail

    Here is the link:...
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    Shuttle around Shenandoah Fire

    Saw this post from Shenandoah National Park. Thought this would be a good forum to post this in.

    http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/4689/30542/

    Thru hikers or section hikers might want to...
  3. Thread: Couscous

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    Couscous

    We ahve been getting boxes fo Rice Bowl Couscous mix for a dollar a box at an Aldis near us. Today I decided to make some in my Jetboil to see how it would come out. It is so easy to do. Just add the...
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    Harmony House Backpacking Food

    Saw this at REI and took a look on Harmony Foods website. Has anyone tried this yet, http://www.rei.com/product/756809/harmony-house-backpacking-kit

    They say up to 70 servings in a case. I am...
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    Thats a shame. We hiked to Crampton Gap back in...

    Thats a shame. We hiked to Crampton Gap back in May of 2013 and was a very nice hike. The shelter itself was very nice with its location. The forest was lush and setting out on the porch watching it...
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    Cold weather, YEs. Warm weather, No. When it is...

    Cold weather, YEs. Warm weather, No. When it is warm out, you will get wet more from sweat then from the rain. They are best for cold winds or cold weather as they do retain heat. If your hiking the...
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    Penn Mar to Harpers Ferry with Daughter

    I am planning a one week hike in July with my step daughter. She just turned 11. She is very atheletic and active. Her class came back from a camping trip where she did 8 miles (bragging rights for...
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    When I was looking at the Jet boil, I was also...

    When I was looking at the Jet boil, I was also looking at ther MSR pocket. I am still considering going back and getting the msr as well. I got the Jet Boil because my girlfriend hikes a lot with me...
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    Great commets. In reply to the commetn about the...

    Great commets. In reply to the commetn about the Jetboil Sol, I think I got the right one. The Sol was a little higher and I was able to get the Flash with my REI dividends and still have enough left...
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    Even though Pmags put up a good article, I must...

    Even though Pmags put up a good article, I must say it did not answer the question. Several years ago, the most common type was alcohol stoves, or it seemed by posts here and elsewhere. But year to...
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    Common stove on the Train this year

    I have been looking at different stoves. The past several years I have bought or made several, from alcohol stoves to white gas. My two favorites from each each class has always been the trangia...
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    I know its been a few years since this thread has...

    I know its been a few years since this thread has had content, but I stayed there in June of 2011 and it was called "Terrapin Station" then. I now live in Maryland which is much close to where I...
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    This ought to be a good read. Looking forward to...

    This ought to be a good read. Looking forward to following these guys along. Something I thought of doing myself.
  14. I know backcountry water has been a subject of...

    I know backcountry water has been a subject of debate for years and may continue on for many more. My side is that I have backpacked many years and even though I havnt done an actual thru, I do have...
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    Maybe I should have posted this in Colter's...

    Maybe I should have posted this in Colter's thread. It seems to add to it. If the mods want to move it, feel free. I just thought it is interesting.
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    Interesting Article

    http://www.lightandmatter.com/article/hiking_water.html

    However, albeit a little biased, but he does make some key points here. Especially the ones on Giardiea. Curious of others commets on this....
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    Closer to the A.T.

    Wel, guys, I did it. I have been a member here for a few years and lately I havnt posted much. Been busy hiking. Back in 2011 I did a section from the James River crossing to Harpers Ferry and loved...
  18. Thread: To Erwin

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    To Erwin

    Lookign for the nearest Bus station to Erwin. Looking to do a section hike through Virginia for the summer. Looking to use Uncle Johnnys Outfitters for the shuttle unless anyone has other...
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    Thanks people. I know the mst is a lttle south...

    Thanks people. I know the mst is a lttle south from Va, it was just an alternative. My goal is to get to Harpers Ferry where my girlfriend will pick me up. I found a few numbers along with those...
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    Southern Virgina

    Hey People, planning another section hike through Virginia and looking for a good starting point near the N.C.-Virigina state line. Any suggensitons? I will most likely be coming by bus so need a...
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    Osprey Aura 65 For Women

    I am looking at the Aura 65 for my girlfriend. we have tried it on at REI and she really likes it. Can anyone give me your thoughts and/or experiance with this pack?

    Graywolf
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    Wish I saw this thread when it first started. I...

    Wish I saw this thread when it first started. I was given a Mystique from ALPS for testing on my 2011 section hike from the James River to Harpers Ferry. Here is my thoughts. The first time I sat the...
  23. The Roller Coaster? I did this section back in...

    The Roller Coaster? I did this section back in June. Actually from the James River to Harpers Ferry. And loved every bit of it. By the time I got to the Roller Coaster, I actually found it kind of...
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    I guess all the above for me.. Especially heading...

    I guess all the above for me.. Especially heading out with ot telling anyone. Hey, if their not here when I go, thats there problem. When its time to go, Its time to go!!:D
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    Star Spangled Banner Trail

    Just heard about this trail and have been researching it. Looks like it is still in the building phase, but much of it can be hiked. If your a History Buff, and I am, this looks to be a fantastic...
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