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    My first introduction to the AT was at age 14...

    My first introduction to the AT was at age 14 with my dad, doing this exact section. :)

    Day 1: Weverton to Crampton Gap Shelter (6.9 miles)
    Day 2: Crampton Gap Shelter to Pine Knob Shelter (12.5...
  2. Yes, that's it! Thanks guys. Love it.

    Yes, that's it! Thanks guys. Love it.
  3. Drawings hanging in the Hiker Cafe in Millinocket, ME

    Does anyone have the name or website of the artist whose drawings hang in the hiker cafe in Millinocket? I recall some really interesting artwork, like sardines packed in a shelter, a funny doodle...
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    +1. For most terrain, my poles are kind of just...

    +1. For most terrain, my poles are kind of just swinging and there for the shock absorption and stability. There isn't very much gripping going on.

    I mostly like poles because it gets me into a...
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    When I got tired with thru hiking, two things...

    When I got tired with thru hiking, two things really helped:
    1) Do shorter days, but still make progress every day
    2) Hike with fun people
  6. I think it's all about your expectations. I...

    I think it's all about your expectations. I thought PA would be full of these TERRIBLE and MISERABLE rocks I'd heard about, and was pleasantly surprised that wasn't the case! I did find the state to...
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    FredMugs can shove it one time. So glad that you...

    FredMugs can shove it one time. So glad that you are introducing more people to the wonderful trail we all love!
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    You know what's even more ultralight than this...

    You know what's even more ultralight than this cot? A Neo Air.
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    I've been following their blog. They seem like...

    I've been following their blog. They seem like such a nice pair! Glad that they are doing well.
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    Somewhere around Front Royal, VA. Looking forward...

    Somewhere around Front Royal, VA. Looking forward to it!
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    My two cents: - I'd want a sleeping bag with a...

    My two cents:

    - I'd want a sleeping bag with a lower rating and a pad with more cushion
    - Aqua Mira over SteriPen. Seemed like they all broke after the first month
    - I prefer a gatorade bottle...
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    If I only had 1 week on the AT, and it were in...

    If I only had 1 week on the AT, and it were in August, I would head to Maine. If I wanted to stay in the South and didn't mind the heat/humidity, I'd go around go from Erwin to the Grayson Highlands...
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    Agreed with WID. I live in the area, and the best...

    Agreed with WID. I live in the area, and the best bang for your buck would be to start in Daleville, VA (a couple hours south of Harper's) and hike south. This will get you Tinker Cliffs, McAfee...
  14. After re reading, this makes me look like I had...

    After re reading, this makes me look like I had no fun at all and was all about the miles. Not so! Like MeriaDoc said, it's just that it becomes your day to day life, and I think ANYONE would...
  15. This is a funquestion. Obviously you will get a...

    This is a funquestion. Obviously you will get a million different answers; I think thevaried response is what the OP was looking for. It’s interesting to seedifferent schedules depending on the style...
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    Love my thermarest women's prolite. Never been...

    Love my thermarest women's prolite. Never been more comfortable on a sleeping pad before.

    I will add that it's a lot easier to get a good night's rest when you're exhausted!
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    Alot of the cause for concern is based on a lack...

    Alot of the cause for concern is based on a lack of understanding about the AT. “Womenand Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail” is agood one to suggest a worried family member to read, or any of the...
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    I was able to get a great 0' down bag weighing...

    I was able to get a great 0' down bag weighing about a pound for under $200 through EMS's returned item section. It had a tiny hole, which I duct taped. REI and EMS both re sell their returned items...
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    Awesome, thanks for the help!

    Awesome, thanks for the help!
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    Temperature Averages along the AT

    Does anyone know of any websites where one could view average temperatures or rainfall on a certain day on various points of the AT?

    There is, of course, weather.com, but this typically is for...
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    Thanks for all the tips! 300 Woods Dr Fontana...

    Thanks for all the tips!

    300 Woods Dr Fontana Dam NC 28733, the Fontana Village Resort, will hold boxes for thru hikers (confirmed from the Resort receptionist by phone today). They are open 24...
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    best place to send Fontana mail drop

    I'm starting from Springer on April 2nd, and will be buying my resupply as I go or have my husband send items as needed. One box I am sending ahead of time is to Fontana Dam, as I have noted that...
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    1. injury! 2. Lyme's/Giardia/sickness 3....

    1. injury!
    2. Lyme's/Giardia/sickness
    3. everything getting wet
  24. Thread: 2012 Blog Centre!

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    2012 thru hike, starting April 2nd ...

    2012 thru hike, starting April 2nd

    www.beauandmackenzie.blogspot.com
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    glove selection for 2012 thru hike

    I was planning on bringing some little cheap gloves I've already got. I'm not sure if that will be sufficient. Does anyone have any suggestions? Are waterproof gloves necessary?

    Personal...
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