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    It is every bit as bad as you expect it to be. ...

    It is every bit as bad as you expect it to be. Or, it’s every bit as good as you expect as well. All depends on whether you are looking for what is cool or what sucks. I actually enjoy dancing...
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    My grandson is studying to be an MD. He is in...

    My grandson is studying to be an MD. He is in preschool! If I were king I would outlaw an articles about “gonna do”. You could only report about done. Reminds me of a TV interview of a woman that...
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    Is there a dancing monkey?

    Is there a dancing monkey?
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    It was a great operation while it lasted but you...

    It was a great operation while it lasted but you can do a decent resupply and head on. I am surprised it lasted as long as it did.
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    Swami did some pretty long carries on the 12 long...

    Swami did some pretty long carries on the 12 long hikes, a mix of town resupplies and mailed packages as you indicated. I know that he had someone carry a good supply of Little Debbies and Spam on a...
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    I just finalized my CDT plan and I try to keep...

    I just finalized my CDT plan and I try to keep resupplies under 150, 5 days. Seems pretty doable other than the sections that Garlic highlighted which will require choices. the most food I carried...
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    I only need microspikes when I’m not carrying...

    I only need microspikes when I’m not carrying them. I only carry them when I don’t need them. Something is wrong with my strategy.
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    Just for grins and chuckles I spun the wheel with...

    Just for grins and chuckles I spun the wheel with three devices. I ended up getting a 172 on one of them. I immediately released them so no hikers were harmed in my entertainment. Pretty cool...
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    With all due respect you have no clue what you...

    With all due respect you have no clue what you are talking about. Some of the most experienced, not just letter trails, hikers I know have sub 10 lb base weights. It is not the pack weight but the...
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    This is unfortunate because a bearvault makes a...

    This is unfortunate because a bearvault makes a crappy pillow. My food bag on the other hand works quite well. This was bound to happen after seeing some pathetic hangs over the years.
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    Really? Hike 10,000 and get back with me. ...

    Really? Hike 10,000 and get back with me. Anyone can play this game.
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    45780 it doesn’t appear to have been a secret...

    45780
    it doesn’t appear to have been a secret meeting.
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    The rocks are overhyped. Shorter days, no...

    The rocks are overhyped. Shorter days, no trailrunners. Really? I don’t believe the rocks are any worse than Md or even further south until after you get north of Port Clinton. I trail run from...
  14. Mosey’s Place hostel in Port Jarvis NY.

    Mosey’s Place hostel in Port Jarvis NY.
  15. Thread: Tanto AB-13 MAX

    by Malto
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    http://www.tatogear.com/outdoor/products/stoves/

    http://www.tatogear.com/outdoor/products/stoves/
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    I have done two double 4 state challenges, I call...

    I have done two double 4 state challenges, I call it the eight state challenge. I have done it in 36 hours but have often wondered if I could knock it out in 24. My last attempt took me 62 hours...
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    Dogwood poked at this but someone has to flat out...

    Dogwood poked at this but someone has to flat out ask. Why aren’t you going to Stehekin???? If someone told me that I had a choice of either making it to the Canadian border and going into Stehekin...
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    Generally people follow the Williamson set of...

    Generally people follow the Williamson set of rules, no vehicles but can use any normal hiking services such as mail drops.
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    There are many people that could do a 50 mile...

    There are many people that could do a 50 mile pacing day. I personally know about a dozen including myself.
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    I don’t doubt that an endurance athlete would be...

    I don’t doubt that an endurance athlete would be able to accomplish what you laid out. But....
    1) Most hikers, especially short duration hikers have nowhere near the fat burning capacity that an...
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    Someone carried a cat on the PCT a couple of...

    Someone carried a cat on the PCT a couple of years back.
  22. Any thruhikers that has made it through to...

    Any thruhikers that has made it through to Toulumne Meadows can easily day hike down to the valley which is 100% legal. No need to camp.
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    When I asked my son how Ranger School compared to...

    When I asked my son how Ranger School compared to our Sierra High Route hike, his answer surprised me. He said it was about the same physically but the difference was they could eat something like...
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    Seriously? It is not hard at all to do 30 miles...

    Seriously? It is not hard at all to do 30 miles days without spending a minute hiking at night. I love it when folks that have never done anything close to “speed hiking” tries to tells others...
  25. Thread: Stress injuries

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    Your knee pain sounds like you overdid it a bit. ...

    Your knee pain sounds like you overdid it a bit. Keep getting out and I suspect you will be able to do that terrain and mileage pain free.
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