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    I just received mine although I haven't had it on...

    I just received mine although I haven't had it on trail yet but I have the regular version which I love. There is a snap closure now which I like. The construction is rock solid.
  2. Ramdino has a good video posted about the bag...

    Ramdino has a good video posted about the bag tags and the divide between the ATC and hikers that is worsening. Thru hiker registration is open, it's up 30% (naturally) but we're not going to...
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    I watched a video posted by a thru hiker on...

    I watched a video posted by a thru hiker on trail. The hostel was closed last week. Not sure if it's temporary.
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    I have owned a Duplex and sold it for a Dyneema...

    I have owned a Duplex and sold it for a Dyneema SS2. It's a tad heavier by the advantages are soooo worth it. First of all it's double wall. Zippered flaps with magnet clasps. Better ventilation....
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    Durston was on the Backpacker Radio podcast...

    Durston was on the Backpacker Radio podcast discussing tent design. He discussed everything from the shape to the +/- of various materials. It was fascinating and I highly recommend giving it a...
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    Sticky: Where are you starting? I registered to leave the...

    Where are you starting? I registered to leave the same day from HF.
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    A second the the WM Versalite. I call mine my big...

    A second the the WM Versalite. I call mine my big green egg. I'm always cold and am toasty in this bag. It's pricey but worth it. I could never find a pad that I didn't feel the cold from the ground....
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    Sticky: Hoozurmama Flip Flop starting at Harper's Ferry...

    Hoozurmama
    Flip Flop starting at Harper's Ferry NOBO
    Mid April (depending if the festival is a go)
    Interested in corresponding with anyone else doing same
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    I e-mailed the ATC last week asking if/when they...

    I e-mailed the ATC last week asking if/when they were going to open up thru hike registration for next year and about flip flop festival. No reply yet. I'm not sure why they wouldn't open...
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    I previously used a Duplex but didn't like...

    I previously used a Duplex but didn't like worrying about the condensation. I purchased a Stratospire Li 2 and love it. It weighs a few more ounces but for me it's worth it to solve the condensation...
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    Thanks for the replies. That's what I'm thinking...

    Thanks for the replies. That's what I'm thinking for stops. I will probably just continue down the the Gap instead of staying at the shelter. It will be a long day but what's another 1.1 on the last...
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    Clingmans to Davenport

    I'm planning to do Clingman's to Davenport Gap to finish the Smokies over Labor Day weekend. I noticed that Cosby Knob Shelter is currently closed due to bear activity. Does anybody have any details...
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    Newfound Gap to Gatlinburg and Return

    I had everything lined up to hike Stecoah Gap to Davenport Gap including a shuttle from Newfound Gap into Gatlinburg. Yesterday A Walk in the Woods shuttle cancelled on me. I'm looking for a pick-up...
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    I was scheduled to leave in two weeks but given...

    I was scheduled to leave in two weeks but given the ATC post today I've postponed. I'm hoping that this will subside over the next 6 weeks and I will be able to head North from Damascus at the...
  15. I thru hiked it in one day the first weekend in...

    I thru hiked it in one day the first weekend in February when they had a big trail run race. I parked my car at eh HWY 24 lot and my husband drove me around the north end. I was speaking with one of...
  16. Thread: Base weight

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    I know base weight is a controversial topic but I...

    I know base weight is a controversial topic but I have a question about what should and should not be considered base weight. To me, unless it's something you are wearing on a normal hiking day it's...
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    Poll: I use Guthook and an inReach Mini. Neither is...

    I use Guthook and an inReach Mini. Neither is really for navigating.
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    I believe in past years there was a church which...

    I believe in past years there was a church which provided a free shuttle from Newfound Gap into Gatlinburg that started on April 1st. Does anyone know if that is still an option and if so how to get...
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    Here's my list to start out. It's mostly...

    Here's my list to start out. It's mostly completed I would love feedback. Starting March 27th.

    https://lighterpack.com/r/2os681
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    Hoozurmama NOBO March 27 No Approach Trail

    Hoozurmama
    NOBO
    March 27
    No Approach Trail
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    You are starting the day after me. I'm sure we...

    You are starting the day after me. I'm sure we will see each other on the trail. Good luck in your prep!
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    Now I don't feel silly for already having my...

    Now I don't feel silly for already having my plane ticket for March!
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    I'm glad to see I'm not the only one chomping at...

    I'm glad to see I'm not the only one chomping at the bit. A couple hikers I'm following this year summited Katahdin recently and it started to feel real. Gear is down to fine tuning. Three shakedown...
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    I'm planning on starting March 27, 2017. Would...

    I'm planning on starting March 27, 2017. Would love to hear from other class members. Right now I'm working on a 2 year prep plan. It give me something to do and look forward to while waiting.
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    It's nice to see someone else out here that is...

    It's nice to see someone else out here that is years away. I'm planning on 2018 when I plan on retiring. At least for 6 months while I hike the AT. Just joined the forum to start learning.
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