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    I.E.D.s - Inflated Ego Disorders

    I.E.D.s - Inflated Ego Disorders
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    Good stuff Tipi. All of it. You got me with the...

    Good stuff Tipi. All of it. You got me with the Shunka story.
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    Definitely. Hiking thru winter gives a good...

    Definitely.

    Hiking thru winter gives a good perspective about how easy it is to hike thru non winter. Adversity at the start can be a good thing. If you don't quit.
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    Once you go hood, you're in it for good.

    Once you go hood, you're in it for good.
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    In cool temps I prefer the looseness of a hood to...

    In cool temps I prefer the looseness of a hood to the snugness of a hat. For me, a hood is more versatile for micro temp regulating - which really can matter. Don't get me wrong, I still carry a hat....
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    OMG u literally forgot the tidepod emoji

    OMG u literally forgot the tidepod emoji
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    I agree with this. ...And I'm reminded of the...

    I agree with this.

    ...And I'm reminded of the man who I met on my SOBO thru hike. He was in his 60's, cussed constantly, very "rough around the edges". In fact, I was just talking to a friend...
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    In regards to the lowness of the number of day...

    In regards to the lowness of the number of day hikers using the ferry -

    I can only speak for myself, but I've never day hiked southbound from Caratunk, with the main cause being that I didn't...
  9. I support almost every Baxter State Park policy...

    I support almost every Baxter State Park policy that a lot of people whine about. I'm bias to seeing things the park's way. I don't think the park gives a **** about people standing on the sign. If...
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    Baxter Park new Chief Ranger

    https://baxterstatepark.org/news/


    Great hire for Baxter. The good things I can say about Don Bolduc would sound like one of those damn political commercials... (100% dedicated to his duties and...
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    Never knew of it. Thanks for posting.

    Never knew of it. Thanks for posting.
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    Another Congratulations to Karel! I am curious,...

    Another Congratulations to Karel! I am curious, and don't know if it has been answered anywhere else - How was the Kennebec crossing done? (A.T. ferry, private ferry, or swim/ford) I know Warren...
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    I'm all for your boycott. But I'm just curious,...

    I'm all for your boycott. But I'm just curious, are there specific demands? More special treatment than what is already shown to long-distance hikers? Another campsite exclusively for them? No...
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    Boycott Baxter!! It's a win-win!

    Boycott Baxter!! It's a win-win!
  15. You are obviously very passionate about your...

    You are obviously very passionate about your opinion on this. So take action. Otherwise you are just a lazy whiner. Fight for those rights that Baxter State Park denies you. You could be a hero to...
  16. What a bunch of misinformed entitled lazy whiners...

    What a bunch of misinformed entitled lazy whiners we have here. BAXTER STATE PARK IS NOT A STATE PARK! YOU DO NOT GET TO PLAY THE THIS LAND IS MY LAND CARD. LOOK IT UP. EDUCATE YOURSELF A SMIDGE...
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    It's easier if you have a good support crew and...

    It's easier if you have a good support crew and know where you are going to camp. In all seriousness though, for me, the transition was tough. I was ill prepared.
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    "Now, the drones above you are operated by the TV...

    "Now, the drones above you are operated by the TV stars on that overlook too. They hike their own hike so it's OK.........."




    I could have worded that better to reflect my sarcasm. I think my...
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    I can't tell about 05, my first long hike on the...

    I can't tell about 05, my first long hike on the AT was in 07, and my thru hike 8 years later. To me, the changes can mostly be attributed to the technology - mostly the smartphone. Remember carrying...
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    Good posts Bill. ...figure I'll comment here...

    Good posts Bill.

    ...figure I'll comment here so I can easily find it in the future..
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    Thank you for the updates.

    Thank you for the updates.
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    Current CT,MA,VT conditions?

    Any WBers able to give a first hand update on conditions in lower New England? Thanks!
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    Since you are planning to do trips like this...

    Since you are planning to do trips like this every couple years or so, and only want to "cry once" with gear purchases, It could make sense to go ahead and get the 20 degree bag. If it is warm, you...
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    For me, the icing on the SOBO cake was having my...

    For me, the icing on the SOBO cake was having my parents come out and hike the last mile with me. They can't walk up and down mountains any more so that wouldn't have happened at Katahdin. That...
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    More than 9 times out of 10 its ball busting I'm...

    More than 9 times out of 10 its ball busting I'm sure. Though I've seen it get heated and thought it was ridiculous, like bleacher fights between Sox and Yanks fans.

    And yes, research does support...
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