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    My velcro came off on my third day on the AT....

    My velcro came off on my third day on the AT. Someone at Mountain Crossings, possibly Squirrel (who did my pack shakedown) showed me something that worked every time for me. Clean the shoe very well,...
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    I carried my Nikon D5100 the entire 2184.2 miles...

    I carried my Nikon D5100 the entire 2184.2 miles last year. I am thrilled with the picture quality, especially since the camera on my phone stopped working in TN. However, for my next long hike I...
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    Here's another one, with some of the same...

    Here's another one, with some of the same information as the other link, but also some other information.
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  4. My completed blog of my 2012 thru-hike is at...

    My completed blog of my 2012 thru-hike is at http://www.thedustycamel.org/carey/

    Please skip past the most recent entry if you are only interested in the hike. The link in my signature is to my...
  5. I've been following this on FB and it reminded me...

    I've been following this on FB and it reminded me of a discussion my hiking buddy and I had while hiking the area about how you could fall off the side of Sugarloaf Mountain and just disappear...
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    Hi HikerMom! I live about 2000 miles away, in...

    Hi HikerMom!

    I live about 2000 miles away, in Utah.
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    I did around 1900 miles of my AT thru in Brooks...

    I did around 1900 miles of my AT thru in Brooks Cascadia 7s. I agree with the others. The grip was lacking compared to the boots my hiking companions wore (Oboz and Keens). I was much slower on the...
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    Perhaps if there were two swallows...

    Perhaps if there were two swallows...
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    ^This^ Also, write it down. It will help you...

    ^This^

    Also, write it down. It will help you process and relive your experiences and writing captures memories that will fade with time and be forgotten if you don't document them.
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    These thoughts are due to some of the issues that...

    These thoughts are due to some of the issues that came up with me and the group I met and joined on the AT. I think it's good to talk about these things ahead of time, but don't think that you'll...
  11. For anybody who is interested in what happened...

    For anybody who is interested in what happened next, I finally got the next blog entry completed. As you can see, it all turned out okay, at least for us. It was one of the most intense nights I...
  12. No worries. :)

    No worries. :)
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    Hi Coosa! I hope you have a great hike! I'm glad...

    Hi Coosa! I hope you have a great hike! I'm glad if anything I wrote is helpful or useful or just interesting to anybody else, so thank you for the feedback. :)
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    I loved it at the Blackburn Center. I even asked...

    I loved it at the Blackburn Center. I even asked the caretakers (thru-hikers from 2011) about renting out the big building. I would definitely consider having a gathering/party/weekend there if I was...
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    I started on April 19th and was at Grayson...

    I started on April 19th and was at Grayson Highlands State Park on June 15th.

    http://carryonadventures.blogspot.com/2013/02/6-15-12-grayson-highlands-state-park.html
  16. April 19th, 2013, was the one year anniversary of my AT thruhike start date

    Here is a very current blog post on my original blog at The Dusty Camel. I included pictures of a recent hike to an archaeological site where there are many petroglyphs. Life is great one year after...
  17. Thread: Connecticut

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    Ack!!!!!! Never mind. I change my opinion...

    Ack!!!!!!
    Never mind. I change my opinion entirely. Stay away! :eek:
  18. Thread: Connecticut

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    I really liked Silver Hill campsite. There was a...

    I really liked Silver Hill campsite. There was a privy there and the pump worked when I was there, though you had to pump 30+ times to get the water up. Someone said it was a deep well. There was a...
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    Based on my own experience I disagree with that...

    Based on my own experience I disagree with that theory.

    I thru-hiked last year and I can say that even though there were some partiers around, they did not cause too much trouble, or annoyance,...
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    This sounds like good information, based on what...

    This sounds like good information, based on what I remember. Very nicely detailed.

    I'll post the link to my blog where I crossed into Maine. If you want to follow it through Maine and see how many...
  21. Thread: People

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    Yes! This was the best part of my thru-hike. The...

    Yes! This was the best part of my thru-hike. The people I met made me love people again. :)
  22. I would like to thank everybody for your...

    I would like to thank everybody for your responses. I appreciate the thoughtful discussion. I don't want people to be fearful while hiking the AT or any trail, and I'm not trying to increase fear. I...
  23. +1 I agree completely, and I had to drop to 5...

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    I agree completely, and I had to drop to 5 mile days near Wayah Bald because of a horrible rash on my leg that wouldn't heal until I gave it a break. Then I took a nero and a zero at the NOC...
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    I started my thru-hike with a size small Gregory...

    I started my thru-hike with a size small Gregory pack. I had stabbing pains down my neck and back, and numbness and tingling. I couldn't turn my head due to pain. At Neels Gap they measured me. Well,...
  25. +1 I bought mine at Wal-Mart and it helped me...

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    I bought mine at Wal-Mart and it helped me finish my thruhike.
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