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    Rockit Mann.... came through there a few years...

    Rockit Mann.... came through there a few years ago. We were both stationed in OCS Quantico but I was there a year before you. I met the owner of the Bear just before his passing. Good to see you...
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    I have had a physical every year and have never...

    I have had a physical every year and have never experienced anything like this. I average 6 to 8 hours a week in the gym lifting weights and cardio training. For 65 I look good on the outside. I...
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    Chest Pains Stopped Me

    Thursday, October 12, I was on top of the world... well, I was on the Appalachian Trail climbing up and over some serious rocks climbs at Lehigh Gap, PA. I had been struggling with some chest...
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    Boy... I keep expounding the virtue of my...

    Boy... I keep expounding the virtue of my purchase of the Pryamid 4 from MyTrailCo (old Golite) three years ago.. It has served me WELL for the last 400 miles. My buddy and I did away with our...
  5. Thread: The doyle

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    Just got a hold of them... I guess they don't...

    Just got a hold of them... I guess they don't answer their phone very early and they don't have a voice mail account. They were opened and helped me out.... sorry I missed the opportunity to...
  6. Forgot to add that the camping is everywhere. ...

    Forgot to add that the camping is everywhere. There are a few mentioned in AWOL's but you can pick and choose between many many wonderful campsites.... just have water with you as they are ALL dry.
  7. Gambit is right on about the water.... AWOL's...

    Gambit is right on about the water.... AWOL's guide is accurate so plan accordingly. Just got home from doing DWG to Port Clinton and I can tell you that climbing up and down at Lehigh Gap is pretty...
  8. Thread: The doyle

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    The doyle

    Trying to contact the Doyle at 717-834-6789... that's in AWOL's guide and on the internet. I can't get through but left a message on their Facebook page. I left the trail two days ago for health...
  9. Thread: Water PA and MD

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    Just got off from DWG to Port Clinton.... water...

    Just got off from DWG to Port Clinton.... water was scarce... really. Where it is reported as reliable it was... where it was reported as unreliable, it was. We had to carry a few liters so we...
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    OK.. know this stuff can get personal... I've...

    OK.. know this stuff can get personal... I've been humpin the AT for 10+ years and have used several different tents. The fact is they all will work... make'em work, right. Most 2P tents will fit...
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    Freezer Bag Cooking. In 10 plus years of section...

    Freezer Bag Cooking. In 10 plus years of section hiking that is all I've ever done... works for me.
  12. Thread: 2018 sobo lash

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    Thanks Teej.... read your guide last night. ...

    Thanks Teej.... read your guide last night. Logistically it seems a bit overwhelming but like most things.... it will all work out but I have lived by the principle of PPPPP... thanks.
  13. Thread: 2018 sobo lash

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    Sees lots of your comments... thanks for the...

    Sees lots of your comments... thanks for the response. I am somewhat intimidated but the prospect of Maine/NH but I see lots of folks do it... even those my age. I am in great shape but I will be 66...
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    2018 sobo lash

    This Oct. I will reach PA/NJ Line. It has taken 10+ years of section hiking. NOW I've got my kitchen-pass and have decided to complete the AT with one big LASH. SO... Without any restrictions WHAT...
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    Thank you very much!

    Thank you very much!
  16. Thread: Port Clinton, PA

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    Anybody got the number for the PO??

    Anybody got the number for the PO??
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    Port Clinton Barber Shop

    Anybody got a phone number for the Barber Shop.... walking through this small town on a Sat/Sun and would like to find a maildrop. The PO is too limited and the B&B doesn't accept them....
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    I wear "bathing trunks", cargo shorts with an...

    I wear "bathing trunks", cargo shorts with an elastic waist band. I cut the webbing out only because I've been wearing them for about seven years and and they were getting pretty worn out. You can...
  19. Thread: Port Clinton, PA

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    Sorry for the late response... no, my trip in...

    Sorry for the late response... no, my trip in scheduled for early October
  20. Thread: Port Clinton, PA

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    Port Clinton, PA

    Wondering if anyone has a suggestion for a mail drop in Port Clinton, PA? Our schedule has us walking through probably on a Sunday so the PO won't work.
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    We have the Pyramid 4 from MTC. Yeah it's a 4P...

    We have the Pyramid 4 from MTC. Yeah it's a 4P on paper but it is a hotel for two. My buddy and I ditched our coffin 1P and 2P tents a couple of years ago and haven't looked back. He carries 3lbs...
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    Contact Mike Evans 540-539-0509. Good dude, on...

    Contact Mike Evans 540-539-0509. Good dude, on time and fair.
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    Stayed there last week. Both Scott (Thur-hiker)...

    Stayed there last week. Both Scott (Thur-hiker) and Lisa are very good people. The hostel is a wonderful refuge and only minutes from the trail. Yes, they do laundry and cook breakfast. The hiker...
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    Thanks Laurie... appreciate the information and...

    Thanks Laurie... appreciate the information and see you soon to have my picture taken!!!! By the way... what is that other parking lot just across the bridge??? happy trails, john (grunt)
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    Harper's Ferry Parking

    Going to leave my vehicle in HF for two weeks... there looks like a good looking parking lot just across the 340 bridge right on the AT.... is this a good place to leave a vehicle. When I reach...
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