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    I use this to secure inside my pack:...

    I use this to secure inside my pack:
    https://zpacks.com/products/stick-on-key-zip-pouch

    I can detach it, and have a shock cord necklace attached to the loops so I can wear it while in town etc...
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    Thanks Dogwood for all your posts on this matter....

    Thanks Dogwood for all your posts on this matter. I couldn't agree with you more, and you said it all much more politely and eloquently than I ever could have! So I will bite my tongue, hard as it...
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    I can only speak to my experience, but Total...

    I can only speak to my experience, but Total (Verizon) service has been light years ahead of Virgin (Sprint).
  4. Great pics!

    Great pics!
  5. Trailhead Access/Parking at Burkes Garden VA

    I'm looking to do a day hike from VA42 O'Lystery Pavilion (mm 558) to VA623 Burkes Garden (mm 576). Reading conflicting reports on viability of Rt623 in terms of road conditions and if parking at...
  6. FYI...The Barn has reopened under new ownership. ...

    FYI...The Barn has reopened under new ownership. Source: was just there a few days ago. Saw Thru hikers coming and going. I imagine new owners allow section hiker parking, but call to confirm.
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    That's pretty impressive mileage if you're just...

    That's pretty impressive mileage if you're just jumping onto the trail after a long layoff. That's something I'd need to build up to. I did 9 my first day out of Hot Springs....combination of heavy...
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    I agree. This may ruffle some feathers, but that...

    I agree. This may ruffle some feathers, but that Grizzly population out West needs the fear of man put into it some more. There have been some rather brazen attacks in recent memory that don't fit...
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    I would think the smell of a sweaty stinky person...

    I would think the smell of a sweaty stinky person would be just as or more effective than some dog hair, no?

    If there is something to dog hair, I wonder if the type of dog has any impact. The fur...
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    Another holla for The GOAT. They're my go to...

    Another holla for The GOAT. They're my go to outdoor retailer.
  11. Drooling over here. That would have hit the spot...

    Drooling over here. That would have hit the spot for sure!
  12. Thread: Dream Hike?

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    A thru of Te Araroa. PCT and Hayduke get...

    A thru of Te Araroa. PCT and Hayduke get honorable mention.
  13. Can confirm Huddle House is no more in Erwin. It...

    Can confirm Huddle House is no more in Erwin. It was replaced by a Dunkin Donuts. Not gonna lie...as much as I despise and avoid McDonalds IRL, it's where I ate breakfast in Erwin. That McGriddle...
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    Thanks for the insight CMoulder! Exactly what I...

    Thanks for the insight CMoulder! Exactly what I was looking for. I've had my Blast at near capacity a few trips where I had to bring extra clothing and do a large food carry. I wasn't very...
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    That all sounds logical, but you are actually...

    That all sounds logical, but you are actually wrong believe it or not! I saw this first hand on Facebook through the years where people under their full name and picture, seemingly have zero filter...
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    Can anybody speak on the volume differences...

    Can anybody speak on the volume differences between the two packs, 55L Blast vs 62L Haul. I'm picturing extra space to the tune of three of those big 2 liter soda bottles, but in practical terms,...
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    I think Newt's post ruffled a lot of feathers. I...

    I think Newt's post ruffled a lot of feathers. I think Newt was trolling though.
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    Most people are carrying a full food supply to...

    Most people are carrying a full food supply to last until Erwin. And it's all up out of Hot Springs. Combined with a short layoff from hiking just made it tough. Judging by your past miles, you'll...
  19. Just did Hot Springs to 19E last week. There was...

    Just did Hot Springs to 19E last week. There was plenty of rain during my trip so that helped, but water in this stretch was not a concern at all. It was also my first time using Guthooks, and I've...
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    It kicked a lot of folks' a$$. I thought I was...

    It kicked a lot of folks' a$$. I thought I was going to be alone camping just 8 miles in from Hot Springs, but when a number of thru's also decided to setup with me, I didn't feel so bad.
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    Just did that section a week ago. Your climb out...

    Just did that section a week ago. Your climb out of Hot Springs will be a doozy if you're loaded down with enough food to last you until Erwin. Kept the first day short at about 8 miles. There is...
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    :eek: :confused: :-?

    :eek: :confused: :-?
  23. I've used Jim Sparks out of Atkins in the past. ...

    I've used Jim Sparks out of Atkins in the past. Let me see if I can find his number for you.
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    That's the distinction I was looking for! The...

    That's the distinction I was looking for! The o'possum is one nasty sumgum!
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    Was there ever a moment of disinterest in...

    Was there ever a moment of disinterest in continuing, and if so, how'd you get through it? Or were you full steam ahead the whole time?
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