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    It's been very interesting reading the...

    It's been very interesting reading the speculation on the young woman's reason for leaving home. Let me add my own personal experience. At 16, the day before final exams of my junior year of high...
  2. I through hiked the Colorado Trail last year. I...

    I through hiked the Colorado Trail last year. I went from 150 pounds to 130 pounds within three weeks. I have had similar weight loss hiking the Appalachian Trail. That's the answer to your...
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    I think I came in at the end and missed...

    I think I came in at the end and missed something. Did the PO lose your backpack? If so, there is a default amount of insurance involved. Are you sure the buyer didn't get it?
  4. I was heartened to see a true description of the...

    I was heartened to see a true description of the vandals in the article, "when brainless, or low-IQ imbeciles, attack archaeological sites."
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    Guthook has a social media component now. ...

    Guthook has a social media component now. Actually, you can send text messages or even a "check-in" from the app, which will display your location. Your target audience must have the free Guthook...
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    I hiked the Colorado Trail last summer. I spent...

    I hiked the Colorado Trail last summer. I spent 1 1/2 days in Denver before hiking SOBO. I never had any noteworthy problems such as headaches, nausea, vomiting, etc. However, I did have one...
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    Here is more proof that the Ursack is not...

    Here is more proof that the Ursack is not invulnerable. Below are two links to Facebook posts, which report destruction of their Ursack bags. One poster provided pictures, which I copied below.
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    I just bought a large size for my Ursack and a...

    I just bought a large size for my Ursack and a smaller size to hold garbage for my upcoming thru of the Arizona Trail. I'll report back how they do. I leave in two weeks.
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    I read an informal study recently about taking...

    I read an informal study recently about taking breaks. A hiker did the same trail and took a break when feeling tired. First it was 5 minute breaks. Then ten minute breaks and so on. The hiker...
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    Dale Sanders (trail name Greybeard). It was in...

    Dale Sanders (trail name Greybeard). It was in 2017 when he was 82 years old. I crossed paths with him several times while hiking. For such an old guy, he is a strong hiker. He recently did the...
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    I always hung my food on the AT. Last year, I...

    I always hung my food on the AT. Last year, I hiked the Colorado Trail where there are often no trees or no suitable trees, so I slept with my food. One night I left a bag of garbage out and this...
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    You have got to be kidding! Somebody find that...

    You have got to be kidding! Somebody find that hiker and get him/her off the trail before they start a forest fire. Sadly, you can't fix stupid.
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    I started doing LASH's of the AT in 2016. As...

    I started doing LASH's of the AT in 2016. As clueless as I was, I bought a 30 degree rectangular synthetic sleeping bag when I started out in April. I froze. I bought a Sea to Summit Reactor liner...
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    I have a Tarptent Rainbow. It has it's own...

    I have a Tarptent Rainbow. It has it's own poles. It can be staked or free standing. To be free standing, you need trekking poles or some sort of pole to splay the sides of the tent out. Check...
  15. Poll: The PCT, the CT, the AZT, etc. as well as the ATC...

    The PCT, the CT, the AZT, etc. as well as the ATC all give out completion awards. I've got mine on the wall for the CT and hope to add the AZT this year and the AT when I finish the last 265 miles. ...
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    I have an Ursack and used on the Colorado Trail...

    I have an Ursack and used on the Colorado Trail last year. My confidence with it was not very high after a CT hiker posted a picture of an Ursack, which had been shredded by a bear. Facebook Post...
  17. Thanks, WMR, for posting that. I was pretty...

    Thanks, WMR, for posting that. I was pretty curious about what happened. So now I know not to break into a hotel room for a good night's sleep.:banana
  18. I guess I'm just cursed. I clear the my Chrome...

    I guess I'm just cursed. I clear the my Chrome browser and still got the subscribe pop-up. Then I tried with a cleared Edge browser and got the subscribe pop-up.
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    Looks like it would be an interesting article. Unfortunately, it wants me to subscribe before the site will let me read it.
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    I think you need a certain amount of posts before...

    I think you need a certain amount of posts before you can send a PM. I could be wrong about that, so somebody will probably correct me if I am wrong.
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    To Rescue or Not To Rescue

    I wonder how many times this has actually happened.
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    I did this a few years ago, went through security...

    I did this a few years ago, went through security with one of my trekking poles used as a cane. It was at the Tri-City Airport in Tennessee. I had a rubber tip on the end of the pole and the other...
  23. Enjoyed the video. I have had a long interest in...

    Enjoyed the video. I have had a long interest in the Via Francigena.
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    I have traveled a lot to places I want to hike,...

    I have traveled a lot to places I want to hike, the latest being the Colorado Trail. I a buy $17 duffle bag from Walmart and put my pack inside. When I get to my destination, I either throw the...
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    The main attraction in that area is off road...

    The main attraction in that area is off road vehicles and quite a few come from Texas (it seems that is somewhat of a joke in those parts - tourists from Texas). During the day, I'm sure everyone is...
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