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  1. Since completing the AT last month, I’ve put...

    Since completing the AT last month, I’ve put together a long list of hiking goals for the next 6-7 years. Some of them are shorter than the AT. The PCT and CDT both made the list. While waiting for...
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    Section Hike of the AT Completed

    After 4 years and nearly 3 months, 68 hikes mostly on weekends, countless hours driving to and from trail heads, my hike of the AT is finally complete. The last leg, from Stratton to Katahdin, began...
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    I use an Apple Watch 5 series on the trail. If...

    I use an Apple Watch 5 series on the trail. If kept in "theater mode," I usually recharge every other day. It charges relatively quickly. I use it for altitude, compass, mileage, and the usual...
  4. Recommendations on descending from Katahdin

    I am planning to summit on or about September 14th. I may have my 23-year-old daughter with me. She has done some hiking and is in good shape but has never done more technical, hand over hand-type...
  5. I did this section last August-September. I gave...

    I did this section last August-September. I gave myself two weeks to do it because I didn't want to rush, and because of the terrain. I probably could have cut a few days but honestly the pace was...
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    Glad this worked out better for you than last...

    Glad this worked out better for you than last year. I'll be finishing my last section between Stratton and Katahdin 8/30-9/14. Maybe I'll see you up there.
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    What section did you do? How much trash did you...

    What section did you do? How much trash did you see on the trail? I am hoping to go out the next few weekends to pick up trash.
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    I don't know about you but I'm finding all of...

    I don't know about you but I'm finding all of this confusing. The ATC is taking a blanket approach to all sections of the trail. Stay off. I have, since March, and am planning to stay off until we...
  9. My last section of the AT, from Stratton to...

    My last section of the AT, from Stratton to Katahdin. I've pushed it back to August 30th to start.
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    I'm in Towson. What announcement are you...

    I'm in Towson. What announcement are you referring to? Asking for a friend...
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    I didn't see any reference to the ATC and its...

    I didn't see any reference to the ATC and its recommendations regarding hiking again on the AT. Is the assumption in this plan that the ATC will recommend overnight backpacking by mid-late June? At...
  12. Has the ATC recommended hiking on the AT again? ...

    Has the ATC recommended hiking on the AT again? I must have missed the announcement. If not, what are you doing?
  13. Two days ago I learned I was negative for COVID...

    Two days ago I learned I was negative for COVID 19. I had become symptomatic on March 24, ended up in the ER, was sent home to quarantine for 14 days, and was tested on March 31. Will that change...
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    It looks like AT shelters in PA may be included...

    It looks like AT shelters in PA may be included in this, but it's not clear. Does anyone know?
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    I may have missed it but would recommend a puffy...

    I may have missed it but would recommend a puffy and/or light fleece like an R1.
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    I ended my last section at the AT parking area on...

    I ended my last section at the AT parking area on Route 27, so I am familiar with it. I normally park at the end and shuttle to the beginning, but for reasons having more to do with emotions and...
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    Parking and shuttles in Stratton, Maine

    I am in the midst of planning my last section of the AT from Stratton to Katahdin for late June-July. I had been thinking of driving from Maryland to Stratton and leaving my car at the Hostel of...
  18. HG Econ Phoenix 10 Degree Underquilt--SOLD

    Bought in January and used twice on overnights on the AT down to 15 degrees. Selling because the 3/4 length doesn't suit me. In near new condition. Paid over $180 (see invoice) but selling for...
  19. Thread: Lunches

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    I used to just keep hiking and eat on the move...

    I used to just keep hiking and eat on the move but am trying to make myself stop every 2-3 miles to take the pack off, stretch, drink, and eat a snack. Lunch, if I eat one, is usually a Spam...
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    Planning Food Drops in the HMW

    I've searched for recent posts but didn't find anything on point. I want to set up 1-2 food drops in the HMW to keep my pack weight down. I plan to re-supply in Monson, and then re-supply again...
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    I started hiking the AT in June, 2016. I didn't...

    I started hiking the AT in June, 2016. I didn't start out intending to hike the whole trail but got hooked. I work full-time, so I hiked mostly on weekends. I avoided gaps. I live in Maryland, so...
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    I started 6/18/16. I hiked from Harper's Ferry...

    I started 6/18/16. I hiked from Harper's Ferry south, and Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut on weekends. I did New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Hanover-->Pinkham Notch, and Pinkham Notch...
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    Last AT section 2020

    Just received my AT 2020 hang tag and registered my last section. In six months from Saturday Iíll be starting my last section of the AT from Maine 27 to Katahdin. Still making gear decisions and...
  24. I started hiking the AT in June, 2016 at the age...

    I started hiking the AT in June, 2016 at the age of 57. I've hiked 2,003.8 miles since then, and actually 2, 881.3 miles if you count all my repeats and shakedowns. Most of the hikes have been on...
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    Worth every cent. One of the best pieces of gear...

    Worth every cent. One of the best pieces of gear I own.
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