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    Cold, cold, cold watermelon. Can't be beat on a...

    Cold, cold, cold watermelon.
    Can't be beat on a hot sweaty day.
  2. Nonetheless, still looking for someone to tag...

    Nonetheless, still looking for someone to tag along with in May-ish 2020 for around Swatara Gap to around Wildcat Shelter.
    Ya'll keep me in mind.
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    OK, it looks like this fall's hike is OBE...

    OK, it looks like this fall's hike is OBE (overcome by events).
    But please anyone interested in a 1-2 week jaunt anywhere between Bland VA and Ashby Gap VA (mm591-mm991) around May 20 or Sep-Oct 20...
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    So to summarize the above . . . I guess I will...

    So to summarize the above . . . I guess I will hope the allopurinol will curb the gout and back off on the protein for a little more carb just to hedge my bet.
    Can I have a "Amen" from the...
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    For those who had gout; I have no idea what my...

    For those who had gout; I have no idea what my triggers are. It would help to know the expected delay between intake of the "trigger" and onset of the symptoms. What is the average in those of you...
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    So what was the time delay between eating the...

    So what was the time delay between eating the catalyst and having the symptoms?
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    Protein diet vs gout

    I am a section hiker recently diagnosed with gout, a form of arthritis that results from too much protein that forms uric acid crytals which create joint swelling/pain/etc.

    Doc prescribed...
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    Anyone else out there looking for some exercise...

    Anyone else out there looking for some exercise in September?
    VA is beautiful in the fall . . .
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    Not to further show my ignorance on the subject,...

    Not to further show my ignorance on the subject, but where is the members list ???
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    Way to Filter Users Locations?

    Noticed that users usually have their location and/or age in their thread block.
    Is there a master list of users where you can find their locations, rather than search thru the threads?
    I am...
  11. Promised the wife I would have a partner; helps...

    Promised the wife I would have a partner; helps to share logistics also.
    Anyone out there looking for a little exercise????
  12. Swatara Gap PA to NY 17A (MM1183-1373) Mid May 2020

    Yeah, I know this is advanced planning, but am currently sans hiking partner.
    I am looking for a 2 week section hike partner(s) for next spring/summer.
    I am capable of 10-18 miles a day, even in...
  13. Thread: Boot size

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    Boot size

    Been using trail runners in my size 10.5 wide, but usually lose a couple toe nails due to shoving into shoe front. Want to look at alternatives:

    If I keep with trail runners, should I get a 11...
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    So does the access go from Goldsmith Lane or from...

    So does the access go from Goldsmith Lane or from the trail just south of the road?
    Either wil do as long as the cabin is marked (don't want to wake up in the wrong one . . . )
  15. OBTW KOLOKOLO; Are you section hiking north from...

    OBTW
    KOLOKOLO; Are you section hiking north from Bear Mtn next time?
    I and a couple others are on that track; @2 week section each late spring/early summer.
    We will pick up again next year at bear...
  16. Great timing; we are section hiking Bear Mtn to...

    Great timing; we are section hiking Bear Mtn to Swatara this coming two weeks.
    So no problem with water at Fingerboard and Wildcat?
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    Trout Run or Hwy 443 MM 1182?

    Looking for safest parking place near MM1182. Within .5 miles are Trout Run trailhead and the Hwy 443/Moonshine Road trailhead lots.
    Anyone have any background on Trout Run as to who it belongs...
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    I am in the process of planning a section hike...

    I am in the process of planning a section hike and there isn't much choice ("Camp only in designated sites . . .") if it ends up not being available. Finding out during actual hike will be a big...
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    Thanks, but is it closed (like previous inputs...

    Thanks, but is it closed (like previous inputs sounded) or is it still available?
    Bueller; Ferris Bueller?
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    Fill In Some VA Gaps

    I am a 66 year old experienced section hiker looking to fill in some gaps from Bland VA (@mm 591) to Ashby Gap VA (@mm991).
    I plan to do three separate hikes, one this fall and one fall of 20 & 21....
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    OK, at the risk of reopening a s>+# storm, is the...

    OK, at the risk of reopening a s>+# storm, is the Murray building still available?
    Hiking in early June and wouldn't want to waste the day planning for it.
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    I will be staying there in a couple weeks. If...

    I will be staying there in a couple weeks.
    If water source is dry, is there a trail down to Tiorati Lake (@500 yards?) rather than N on the trail to Arden Valley Rd?
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    Wind Gap Post Office

    Anyone send packages to Wind Gap PA post office?
    We stay at Delaware Water Gap but get in late on a Saturday, so PO closed.
    Is Wind Gap PA post office open and available?
    It's listed as 0830-1200...
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    PA/NY long distance shuttler

    Planning to start at Swatara Gap and drop off at Bear Mountain Circle near bridge May-June 19 timeframe.
    Any shuttlers up for a 3+ hour shuttle for 3 (plus packs & poles) back to Swatara Gap?
    Can...
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    Bill Brien Shelter Water situation??

    Anyone have a current situation report on availability of water at the "iffy" Bill Brien Shelter. Being the lazy cuss that I am, don't really want to hike the added 3.2 miles to West Mtn Shelter...
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