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  1. Thread: Scratch and Dent

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    That's probably what I need to do. I remember as...

    That's probably what I need to do. I remember as summer approached the trail was grown over about the same time it got really hot so I zipped off the lower legs. Also, in the northern states as you...
  2. Thread: Scratch and Dent

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    Don't think so. What symptoms should I look for...

    Don't think so. What symptoms should I look for and what makes you ask. I have a Dr appointment soon and can ask then. Tell me more.
  3. Thread: Scratch and Dent

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    Scratch and Dent

    I finished at Katahdin early September 2018 and when I got home it took many months for my injuries from briars and prickly bushes to heal. Legs and arms covered with scratches and punctures. My...
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    Getting to New Jersey

    I attempted a thru in 2017 and got injured at High Point State Park in NJ, ending my hike. Planning to go back and finish this year. Timing wise, I could get a ride to Trail Days (from Birmingham)...
  5. Thread: Finishing Up

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    I was around Pearisburg in 2017 at the early part...

    I was around Pearisburg in 2017 at the early part of May, so I am familiar with the weather and the clothing I carried at that time, having sent home a lot of the cold weather stuff. Being this far...
  6. Thread: Finishing Up

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    Finishing Up

    I injured my hip during last year's thru hike attempt and had to get off the trail at High Point State Park in NJ near the end of June 2017. I have around 850 miles to go and am thinking about going...
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    Switching My Cooking Gear?

    Looking at doing a thru on the AT. Have done about 700 miles so far but plan to start over and do it all. Have used a pepsi can stove but am considering a Jetboil. Philosophical question: My...
  8. Thread: Hiking Again

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    Footwear Question this time

    When hiking before I wore Asolo Fusion boots and fought blisters and toenail problems regularly. On my shorter hikes in the local area since then I have used trail runner type shoes - Salomon's -...
  9. Thread: Hiking Again

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    map man - Thanks for that. I bought a Sawyer...

    map man - Thanks for that. I bought a Sawyer Squeeze about a month ago and will replace the Katadyn I had from years ago. I used a platypus with a bite valve to drink water on the go before, but...
  10. Thread: Hiking Again

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    Thanks for all the ideas. I will probably look...

    Thanks for all the ideas. I will probably look at both tents and stoves - these have been fine but based on the feedback it might be worth a look. While we are talking about it, my pack is a P2...
  11. Thread: Hiking Again

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    Thanks, soumodeler. Another question, regarding...

    Thanks, soumodeler. Another question, regarding my tent. I have a 2-4-2 tent by Wanderlust from back in that day. It was made by a guy in Myrtle Beach, SC I think, and he has since gone out of...
  12. Thread: Hiking Again

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    Hiking Again

    I did about 750 miles of the AT over 10 years ago (2002 - 2005) and am planning to get back into it in 2017, maybe even an attempt at a thru. I have some questions about how things might have...
  13. Thread: Is ATC the problem

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    Am I confused about something? It would help me...

    Am I confused about something? It would help me to know if we as a “trail community” want the trail to be a relatively well-kept secret or to promote it as a wonderful resource to be used and...
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    I am about half way thru her PCT book now (on my...

    I am about half way thru her PCT book now (on my kindle) and am enjoying her take on things. Also read her other book in the past. Honestly I have not read a book about hiking any trail that I have...
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    Here's a story about a bus trip to the trail. ...

    Here's a story about a bus trip to the trail.



    http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?id=96705
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    Below is a quote from my journal of a few years...

    Below is a quote from my journal of a few years ago. I thought it was a little strange...

    "Crossing the road I entered the woods and went about ¼ mile and ran into a man about my age – peeing...
  17. Thread: Opinion Poll

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    I’m ok with it and not ok with it. When I go...

    I’m ok with it and not ok with it. When I go into a very old shelter and see “Tommy and Daddy – June 3, 1951” or something like that it seems pretty cool to think about whoever they are (were) and...
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    Not real close but I liked Erwin TN to Damascus,...

    Not real close but I liked Erwin TN to Damascus, VA. See Beauty Spot, Unaka Mountain, over Roan, the Balds and the Humps, Overmountain Shelter, a couple of waterfalls, a river walk, into Dennis...
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    Finding Their Stories

    I enjoy day by day journals by hikers, following their hike story in as much detail as they are willing/able to document (mostly AT and PCT - Thru and Section hikes). I have used the TJ site for...
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    Thanks Cleanshave. Almost done with your "Hiking...

    Thanks Cleanshave. Almost done with your "Hiking the Appalachian Trail" on my kindle - probably finish tonite. Will get the follow up one tomorrow. Enjoying the read. Thanks again.
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    Hillclimber, Here's what I did awhile back...

    Hillclimber,

    Here's what I did awhile back while section hiking - doing this from memory so I hope it's right. This is just an example for you to look at - YMMV.

    Dick's Creek Gap start at...
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    Definitely agree with that Max Patch. Dad

    Definitely agree with that Max Patch. Dad
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    Thanks DeerPath - pics are great. Dad

    Thanks DeerPath - pics are great. Dad
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    Trail Days 2012 - How'd it Go?

    Been "off-line" for several months and got on today to see if I could find any thread, articles, or whatever about how Trail Days 2012 went. Did a search for "Trail Days 2012" and other similar...
  25. As far as being able to remember enough of the...

    As far as being able to remember enough of the specifics of your experience to answer some questions from interested friends (or remember them just for yourself), over time and trips I have taken...
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