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    Nice! Impressive pack weight. That can...

    Nice!

    Impressive pack weight. That can indeed make for a much more enjoyable experience. The shorter days always make me a little sad; alas it is the way of it though and too, is temporary....
  2. Guthook! Very cool of you to stop by and chime...

    Guthook! Very cool of you to stop by and chime in. Thank you - much respect,


    u.w. / willin'
  3. Thread: Specs for hangs

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    Good question(s), and "thank you" to Cheshire. ...

    Good question(s), and "thank you" to Cheshire.

    I think you'll cover most, if not all, hammocks if you space them 13 to 14 feet apart.

    For height I'd say up to seven and a half feet tall from...
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    Huge Congrats to you on your hike Smoke Beard!! ...

    Huge Congrats to you on your hike Smoke Beard!!

    I went up and did it over Labor Day week, sobo also. I was completing, or finishing the LT, so only from Journeys End down to Sherburne Pass (I...
  5. My opinion: For me, if I had it - I'd share...

    My opinion: For me, if I had it - I'd share the info. No question. Yes of course it is ethical to share up-to-date info on water sources, among other things. I'm shocked that's even a...
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    don't know if we passed each other or not along...

    don't know if we passed each other or not along the way.

    hope you had a great hike! for sure mine was!

    definitely a great trail to hike, with a lot to offer. while there are a lot of...
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    gwb Hope to see you on trail & hope we both...

    gwb

    Hope to see you on trail & hope we both have a great hike.
    I'll be in black shorts, white button up, and blue calderas. Burnt orange montbell rain jacket if it's raining/cold-ish.

    u.w. /...
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    I was one of those "few thanks" I think. I'll...

    I was one of those "few thanks" I think. I'll even say, Thanks again.

    I've modified the initial info to suit my own needs/wants/likes over the miles of course (protein powder, chia seeds, wheat...
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    yes & yes u.w. / willin'

    yes & yes


    u.w. / willin'
  10. Thread: Itís Done!!!

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    HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to You Berserker!! Hell...

    HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to You Berserker!!
    Hell Yah!!

    u.w. / willin'
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    Thanks for posting that up Dogwood. The calorie...

    Thanks for posting that up Dogwood.
    The calorie "punch" of those Molť Molť Bars is impressive!
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    For sure HikerMiker, I figure this is getting...

    For sure HikerMiker,

    I figure this is getting to be a more popular time of year for the Long Trail, with the holiday and as we move closer to fall. While I'm sure not above sleeping on the...
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    I'm planing on doing the same (finishing the Long...

    I'm planing on doing the same (finishing the Long Trail), around the same time. Maybe I'll see ya on the trail, I'm planning on going sobo though.
    Like you (and all the other hikers doing it) I...
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    Welcome to WB, and you ask a good question! I...

    Welcome to WB, and you ask a good question!

    I don't doubt for a second that you've seen people using hammocks, hanging them from trees with paracord. Before I got told how bad it was - I did it...
  15. Thread: Trail Completed

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    WooHoo! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU...

    WooHoo! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU RoadRunner!!! Hellz Yah!!!

    I completed last year on 9/8/18 Bittersweet is one of many emotions I experienced that morning... Happy to say I'm still...
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    I very much prefer sleeping in my open hammock...

    I very much prefer sleeping in my open hammock with no tarp over me, nothing but some branches and the amazing, and beautiful night sky. Plus, that's one less thing to deal with in the morning (by...
  17. Here's a link that shows mileage marks on Skyline...

    Here's a link that shows mileage marks on Skyline drive. The closure is on the southern end of the Park between Calf Mountain Shelter, and Blackrock Hut. Link ---> Skyline Drive Mileage

    u.w.
  18. Thread: Memorial weekend

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    You're welcome. The "linger approach" would...

    You're welcome.
    The "linger approach" would be a fine way to do it, for sure. Throw in fall time cooler temps, and the colors of fall - BAM! - Excellent!!! There are some really, really...
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    I was doing around double-ish of what yall are...

    I was doing around double-ish of what yall are planning on doing. As others have mentioned - it isn't the easiest part of the trail at all. It's ruggedness is matched, if not outdone, by it's...
  20. Thread: Memorial weekend

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    Shoot me a PM with your e-mail, and I'll e-mail...

    Shoot me a PM with your e-mail, and I'll e-mail you a word.doc of the notes I used if you like.

    We did encounter a few ticks, so permethrin on your clothes and some deet, or you preference,...
  21. Thread: Memorial weekend

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    So, I went I did that hike. I did it with...

    So, I went I did that hike. I did it with another long distance hiker: two speed. We parked at Signal Knob parking and did the loop clockwise - so started from the left end of the parking lot if...
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    When I did that section, that exact section sobo...

    When I did that section, that exact section sobo even, I resupplied in Rangeley. I just did one resupply. My resupply was a box I mailed myself, but there's stuff in town. The folks at the...
  23. Thread: Memorial weekend

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    Hmmmm.... Thinking maybe on heading up and...

    Hmmmm.... Thinking maybe on heading up and doing the Massanutten (loop) Trail. Being a loop, no shuttle required. It's a new trail for me which is always cool, and at 70 to 71 miles it's a...
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    I stayed with Craig and Jody their first year...

    I stayed with Craig and Jody their first year also. I drove up one evening, early the next morning he followed me down to the Port Clinton parking area, where I dropped my car, and then shuttled me...
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    I'm watching the videos right now.... Is that...

    I'm watching the videos right now.... Is that a Titanium Espresso Pot?! Oh man!! I gotta find one of those

    ...... sorry, sorry......

    That area of our country is definitely a...
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