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    Poll: Red Beans and Rice or Chilli Mac either way,...

    Red Beans and Rice or Chilli Mac
    either way, you'll be wanting your own tent !!
  2. www.100milewilderness.info/Services.html Phil...

    www.100milewilderness.info/Services.html

    Phil will get you to Baxter park early in the AM.
    Hike the Hunt trail up and back. Then just keep going until your out of Baxter Park or check with folks...
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    It's a muscle issue and walking form.

    The problem is not the shoes or the weight. It's a muscle issue and walking form.
    Read the book Born to Run. Walking heal to toe is the worst form you can have. Most folks tend to walk on their...
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    http://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/snow/snowplot.cgi?HRPW1...

    http://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/snow/snowplot.cgi?HRPW1
    80 inches at Harts Pass. Avg would be 100+

    Good site for historic info.
    http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/nwcc/site?sitenum=515

    Good luck. I plan...
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    ULA, best pack, carries great, great customer...

    ULA, best pack, carries great, great customer service.
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    I've done lots of miles with and without them......

    I've done lots of miles with and without them...

    Hiking poles are both a good and bad thing. Good because they help you maintain stability crossing creeks, logs, rocks and can help relieve...
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    scary...not really.

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    ....maybe in Alaska...plus thats probably a staged picture by the hang your food bag movement...
    Very few bears/tent incidents ( Are reported ?!?! )
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    The frivolity of hanging food bags

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    I think I'll just sleep with my food.
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    See you later Curtis.

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    I stayed at Standing Bear 4 yrs in a row. Two years ago when I stayed Curtis invited me up the his house to watch the weather.
    He's was a friend to hikers, a businessman, and provided...
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    navigation & map reading

    Navigation Map reading tip:

    If your interested, you can use the google maps on postholer to 'follow' the trail. On the map, you can switch from topo to satellite. This will help you get a feeling...
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    Sobo july start

    Starting SOBO in July.
    Planing on ~20mi/day.
    Wouldn't mind company for the start to get through the snow.
    Looking for place to stay and shuttles to Harts Pass.

    I did email with Jon Beltcher,...
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    Seriously I have to explain nipplechaff ( one...

    Seriously I have to explain nipplechaff ( one word, both lowercase ) .... you need one of two ingredients, nipples that are movin a bout or a shirt flapping in the wind against an unprotected...
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    Mags says it all...

    Mags says it all http://www.pmags.com/hike-my-hike-damn-it-hmhdi
    Don't be a pack sniffer....25-30 lbs is acceptable for most anyone and enough lbs to cover what you need.
  14. I've hiked over 3500mi on the AT. I've attemped...

    I've hiked over 3500mi on the AT. I've attemped sobo/nobo/ff. I've been through the Smokies in various seasons.
    In 2013, it snowed on day 2 and didn't stop until Northern VA. I walked across solid...
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    One word, nipple chafing - gender...

    One word, nipple chafing - gender neutral...happens...it ain't no fun.
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    Peanut Butter & Nutella , raisins, oatmeal...what...

    Peanut Butter & Nutella , raisins, oatmeal...what more do you need.
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    Your doomed if your asking these folks for...

    Your doomed if your asking these folks for advice......but while your asking.
    1. take the job.
    2. go run a marathon ( now your in great shape, look good, have interesting story to tell and a job )...
  18. Thread: Training

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    Traing

    With enough hiking, you'll no longer need to train as all of these will become second nature....

    Eating food off the ground
    Eating dry raman noodles for breakfast
    Sleeping in pubic bath rooms...
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    I didn't say it was a bad idea....I just showed a...

    I didn't say it was a bad idea....I just showed a wx chart of really cold/wet weather as a good reason not to start too earlier. I don't really care when someone starts. I hiked thru the late winter...
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    29459 One good reason not to start NOBO before...

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    One good reason not to start NOBO before March.
    AND to finish SOBO before Dec
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    100% true story

    I started my hike in the middle of January in -25 deg weather with raining ice. My first night in a shelter , I woke up with a dead mouse in my mouth and rat poop all over my face. I survived for...
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    One of the best thing you can do prior to hiking...

    One of the best thing you can do prior to hiking is yoga or pilates or P90X or Insanity. Walking is just as dependant on your core as your leg muscles. Core muscles - stomach, hips, lower back. Yoga...
  23. I was at parking lot on top of Springer last...

    I was at parking lot on top of Springer last week. There are two vehicles with busted windows, etc. They appear abandoned. I wouldn't park any where that wasn't supervised. State Park is best or in...
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    I love having fires anytime of day when it's...

    I love having fires anytime of day when it's cool/cold. It's really not that hard or a big deal to find some wood. If you go down the trail either way, you can usually find some wood. Just look on...
  25. I went through the early March/April Snowmegadon...

    I went through the early March/April Snowmegadon last year. It started snowing on March 12. We had waist deep sections and knee deep all the way up into Roan. If you got the right gear, it's fine, if...
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