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  1. I'm not much of a fan of this type of pack -...

    I'm not much of a fan of this type of pack - basically a sack with straps. The main problem is the SBS issue (Sweaty Back Syndrome). SBS is a problem with a lot of pack designs, but this type of pack...
  2. Thread: Insoles

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    Yes, you really need good insoles. They make a...

    Yes, you really need good insoles. They make a big difference. You'd think with the price of hiking boots or shoes, they would come with a decent insole, but no they cheapen out on you. Superfeet are...
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    I carry a Buck 482 with 3" folding blade and...

    I carry a Buck 482 with 3" folding blade and plastic handle (carbon fiber maybe?)

    It's sturdy enough to do minor brushing along the trail. If something is sticking out into the trail and comes...
  4. I'm disputing the statement that hospitals are...

    I'm disputing the statement that hospitals are taking advantage of the program by inflating the number of people being treated for COVD-19 or die because of it.
  5. Sounds like something from a right wing...

    Sounds like something from a right wing conspiracy website. Having COVD-19 can make an underlying condition more serious, causing death. While the virus might not be THE cause of death, it was "the...
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    Still, spending a month or so wandering around CO...

    Still, spending a month or so wandering around CO has it's own rewards.

    If possible, schedule to cross the snowed in passes in the early morning while the snow is still hard. In the afternoon...
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    You need to be at work on August 1st, how much...

    You need to be at work on August 1st, how much time do you need to get ready before that? In theory you only need about 25 days to thru hike the CT. While it would be nice to hike the whole thing,...
  8. https://whiteblaze.net/forum/images/Eloquent/miscg...

    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/images/Eloquent/miscgreen/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by greenmtnboy https://whiteblaze.net/forum/images/Eloquent/buttonsgreen/viewpost-right.png
    Many...
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    Campgrounds aren't and parking lots might be...

    Campgrounds aren't and parking lots might be closed at popular places due to overcrowding problems. You'd have to check on an site by site bases.
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    500 to 600 miles is typical for footware to last....

    500 to 600 miles is typical for footware to last. So, 4 pair on aveage.

    I prefer a boot style and waterproof, preferably GTX. The trail is very wet in the spring in GA/NC and from VT north in the...
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    I "like" the Colorado Trail Association page, so...

    I "like" the Colorado Trail Association page, so that's the official word. It's good for the latest info and alerts.

    So, with a slightly above average snow fall, it sounds like your likely to run...
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    It's UV which breaks down nylon fabric. Stored in...

    It's UV which breaks down nylon fabric. Stored in an attic, it should be mold and mildew free. It's easy enough to reseal the seams if it needs it.

    I have a tent which is nearly 40 years old...
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    Might be a tad early. I'm on the CT Facebook...

    Might be a tad early. I'm on the CT Facebook group and this has been another big snow year for them. In fact, they just got more the other day. The other problem is there was a lot of avalanche...
  14. I just took a walk over to the Valley Way...

    I just took a walk over to the Valley Way trailhead (Locally known as Appalachia). 18 cars, 1/3d from Mass and all the NH ones likely from down state where the CV-19 is currently spreading. There are...
  15. However, as I pointed out earlier, if wanabe thru...

    However, as I pointed out earlier, if wanabe thru hikers had shown up at Springer in the numbers which are typical for this time of year - several thousand over the course of a month or so and with...
  16. Unfortunately, at the moment you have to assume...

    Unfortunately, at the moment you have to assume that everyone you meet is a potential carrier and that maybe you are too and don't yet know it. That's the insidious part of this paranoia.

    This...
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    I'm starting to re-read the books on my shelf....

    I'm starting to re-read the books on my shelf. Currently "The mists of Avalon" by Marion Zimmer Bradley - an epic King Arthur story. At nearly 900 pages, should keep me busy for a bit. On to the next...
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    I was pondering this question last night. A...

    I was pondering this question last night.

    A good question might be how many of the service providers hikers rely on will survive? Or the people who own them? I suspect many of those who planned a...
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    I don't know, but after wearing out 2 sets of...

    I don't know, but after wearing out 2 sets of soles on my 5 pounds of Limmer boots, I'm surprised my knees still work! Damn, I miss those boots. Unlike todays boots, they would grip pretty much any...
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    I'm fortunate that I can hike from my front door....

    I'm fortunate that I can hike from my front door. Yesterday I did a little 3.4 mile hike, which included a 950 foot climb in under a mile. Most of it in the last 1/2 mile. Still a lot of snow above...
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    I ran into a pair of slack packers somewhere in...

    I ran into a pair of slack packers somewhere in NC who packed 25 basic McD hamburgers for the hike and passed them out along the way. I meet them at the end of the day and they still had a couple...
  22. On a trail, unless someone sneezes or coughs in...

    On a trail, unless someone sneezes or coughs in your general direction - at the exact moment your passing them, I don't see a problem.

    Being in a confined environment with still air is the most...
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    Essential: MP3 player and camera independent of...

    Essential:
    MP3 player and camera independent of the phone.
    Insulated, waterproof sit pad. (Piece of CCF)
    Ground sheet.

    Nonessential:
    Camp shoes.
    Water bladder.
  24. I've been meaning to do Maine again in the fall....

    I've been meaning to do Maine again in the fall. In the mean time, I'll be red lining my White Mt map through the wilderness areas. The rest of you, stay home!
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    I only got 5,640. Since you can't zoom in,...

    I only got 5,640. Since you can't zoom in, hitting the exact location is nearly impossible.
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