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  1. The real question is are you fully vaccinated? If...

    The real question is are you fully vaccinated? If not, please stay away.
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    That sounds like it's just a new way to get down...

    That sounds like it's just a new way to get down off of Pine Flats down to the highway and will reconnect with the current AT location around the lake at a slightly different point.
  3. The thing is, it's not real often you have access...

    The thing is, it's not real often you have access to a full service grocery store. So, a majority of your meals end up coming out of Dollar General stores, which are pretty much everywhere now. Knorr...
  4. I don't eat red meat very often, mostly as I...

    I don't eat red meat very often, mostly as I can't afford it. Though on a long hike, a juicy, fat burger really hits the spot. First thing I do when I get to a grocery store is chug a pint of...
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    I went through there about this time last year....

    I went through there about this time last year. I'm pretty sure that's the area where the beavers flooded the trail. I opted to take the detour around it, had to back track to do so. Others I talked...
  6. That's why thru hikers end up eating a lot of...

    That's why thru hikers end up eating a lot of sugar. 800 calorie glazed honey bun for breakfast? You betcha. (what amazes me is that there has to be enough "normal" people eating these on a regular...
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    That's what I was thinking why you'd want it. But...

    That's what I was thinking why you'd want it. But then figured a tarp is usually set too high and not sealed on the bottom, so it wouldn't do anything.

    As for reflecting heat from a fire, why?...
  8. I can't remember the last time I saw a frame pack...

    I can't remember the last time I saw a frame pack on the trail. I still have two - my 7 pound Camp Trails and a newer Jansport, used just once for a couple week long trip. Put a lot of miles on the...
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    If you can figure out a way to apply a reflective...

    If you can figure out a way to apply a reflective coating (which is usually a few atoms of aluminum) to an ultralight fabric, and a way to keep on the fabric, you might have something there.
  10. I use three layers of protection: 1) Dry sack...

    I use three layers of protection:

    1) Dry sack for clothes and sleeping bag.
    2) Pack liner, i.e. trash compactor bag.
    3) Pack cover.

    The pack cover is optional. I mostly use one in the...
  11. The main problem with ponchos that I have is that...

    The main problem with ponchos that I have is that I can never get the dang thing over the back of the pack without help from someone. Even in the rain, I tend to take my pack on and off more then a...
  12. Thread: Fanny Packs

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    The summer I spent in the greater Yellowstone...

    The summer I spent in the greater Yellowstone area way back in 1986 I used a fanny pack for summiting. Made more sense then the 7 pound frame pack used to get to base camp. It had 7 pockets. One big...
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    I guess you can't stay at any shelters in Maine...

    I guess you can't stay at any shelters in Maine at the moment.


    Shelter and Privy Closure on Appalachian National Scenic Trail Park Office (APPA) Lands

    (Updated 4/11/2021) The National Park...
  14. The 15 mile detour is likely due to the fact it's...

    The 15 mile detour is likely due to the fact it's the closest place the trail crosses roads. I'm too lazy to look at a map...

    Those towers may not have been designed for ice storms. Historically...
  15. Answer these questions before you can read...

    Answer these questions before you can read further. Sorry, I don't think so.
  16. I wonder how many start that way? A lot actually....

    I wonder how many start that way? A lot actually.

    The problem post hike is at the end of the hike, the body is starved, malnourished and used to burning 7-10K calories a day. Then all of sudden,...
  17. 2.5 days could be a little ambitious. There's...

    2.5 days could be a little ambitious.

    There's a pretty good climb out of Bly gap to Muskrat creek shelter, I've nick named it "the stairway to heaven" or, welcome to NC - Get used to it. If you...
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    You must camp at designated sites. Period....

    You must camp at designated sites. Period. Getting up to the ridge generally involves some pretty steep climbs.
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    Get a Thermarest Prolite. It's inflatable, but...

    Get a Thermarest Prolite. It's inflatable, but has a foam core so is much more comfortable then a CCF and not as noisy as an air mattress. It's also 3 season. Down side is it's one of the heavier...
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    I tell ya, there is one place you definitely...

    I tell ya, there is one place you definitely would not dare use a stove, that's a room in the Doyle. That place is a fire trap waiting to happen. Quite amazing it hasn't happened yet!

    A motel in...
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    Nice section, but a tough one. The climb up Three...

    Nice section, but a tough one. The climb up Three ridges is long and steep! I lost count of the number of switchbacks.

    The brewery was the highlight of the section though. I happened on a another...
  22. That's about as good as it gets. It does get...

    That's about as good as it gets.

    It does get condensation in wet weather and my only complaint is rubbing my head on the wall as I sit up and it's a little hard to put a shirt on without also...
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    It's is the 2020 Whitepages. Maybe you weren't...

    It's is the 2020 Whitepages. Maybe you weren't suppose to be there or they changed their minds?
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    I think the idea behind closing shelters and the...

    I think the idea behind closing shelters and the like wasn't so much about spreading COVID on the trail, but to discourage people from traveling to use said facilities and out of the towns in the...
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    Hardly worth the effort then...

    Hardly worth the effort then...
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