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  1. Thread: Trail names

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    Why I use a nickname

    Three years after I met a mother & child doing some family bonding on The Trail, telling them my trail name, they saw that name on a register. That night at the shelter, they asked me (something...
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    Best way to find out

    Probably the fastest way to get an answer is to contact the hostel itself
    http://www.hemlockhollowinn.com/
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    Metro North Railroad

    I've ridden this train a few times without any problems due to my backpack -- it's treated like any other piece of luggage. Just to be 100% safe, I'd recommend not carrying any flammable liquids or...
  4. Short answer: yes

    SAR personnel & EMTs are unanimous that you should call anytime you are not certain you can walk out on your own.
    They MUCH prefer helping someone who is mildly injured over carrying out people who...
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    Since you asked

    https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/animals/grizzly-bear
    http://www.sfzoo.org/animals/exhibits/grizzlygulch.htm
    https://www.oaklandzoo.org/grizzly-bear-cams
    https://bigbearzoo.org/grizzlie-bears/

    Also,...
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    Your thoughts are correct

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_California

    My trail name says it all.
    There were grizzly bears in California -- somewhat golden -- until about 1900.
    The last confirmed kill, which was by...
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    My statement needs to be re-worded

    Permit me to give more detail on this statement.
    https://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/pdf/bear/wm9-21-14/sutton_report.pdf
    This group of five were told specifically about an aggressive bear, and given the...
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    Six years ago, to be exact

    https://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/23/nyregion/black-bear-kills-rutgers-student-during-a-hike-in-new-jersey.html

    This group (1) approached the bear and then (2) took PennyPincher's advice. Because...
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    Another repeat of this VERY tired joke

    I'm glad you're joking.
    The fast person who runs will get chased by the bear, and thus attacked.
    The slow person who is intelligent enough to NOT run, but simply walks away in a quiet manner, will...
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    Firecrackers not recommended

    There's no way you can throw a firecracker in the dark and be certain it doesn't land in an area with flammable material.

    "How much harm can one firecracker cause?"
    ...
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    Here's the horse's mouth

    In that case, your best source of info is:
    https://www.nps.gov/grsm/learn/nature/black-bears.htm
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    Noted this years ago

    On my first real backpacking trip, I ended the day at RPH Shelter, a place where a local pizza shop will deliver very close to -- it even has its menu in the shelter. A few real backpackers were...
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    Pretty simple

    I chose it myself, in honor of my university's sports nickname.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgGdXiwHpmA
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    Start here

    https://www.howitworksdaily.com/what-is-the-maximum-distance-the-human-eye-can-see-if-unobstructed/
    figure on the order of 10 to 20 kilometers.
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    Since you asked

    As a dinosaur who still uses an external frame pack, I just lean it against the wall or front steps of the shelter, or against a tree if I'm sleeping in my tent. I always hang my food and my trash in...
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    Always need to click on ALL buttons.

    https://www.njportal.com/DEP/NJOutdoors
    Could be a problem at this time.
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    Campgrounds west of the AT

    Trail west, walking northwest along I-40 towards Hartford, you'll come across Fox Fire Riverside Camp. This place charges $5 for "Day Camping," which MIGHT mean use of the showers....
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    That hostel's name is

    The hostel is the Standing Bear Farm. If all you need is a shower, it's perfectly adequate.
    https://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/94770-Standing-Bear-Farm?p=2251339&highlight=#post2251339...
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    My suggeston

    I recommend you go to the horse's mouth, and use the contact info at
    https://www.atonementfriars.org/
    before you arrive there.
  20. Possibly illegal, definitely not recommended

    Sleeping in a car is considered "camping." In places where camping is prohibited outside of designated areas -- like national parks -- it would be illegal to sleep in your car.
    Many places have...
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    Some friendly advice

    Perhaps you didn't.

    One of your statements must be false, or at least an exaggeration.

    I've been TRYING to give advice on the internet (various topics of interest to me) for over twenty years...
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    Embrace this wonderful gift

    In other words, you've been given a wonderful opportunity to educate people on how to (1) get information online, (2) choose gear appropriate for the hikes they plan, and (3) practice proper outdoor...
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    From about seven years ago

    https://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/16090-Rutland-Hostel?p=1503144&highlight=#post1503144
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    You may not need shuttles

    You can easily get between Delaware Water Gap and New York City by bus.
    Port Jervis is on the Metro North Line -- one transfer between that city and Penn Station....
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    No camping around the lake -- period

    > I heard there was no camping around the lake.
    You heard correctly.

    > Is this due to the close proximity to a bear sanctuary?
    Not a bear sanctuary per se, just a place where bears have been...
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