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  1. Thanks for all the updates! Congratulations! ...

    Thanks for all the updates! Congratulations! Time to update your whiteblaze signature line. : )
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    I didn't go into Bennington when I hiked the LT...

    I didn't go into Bennington when I hiked the LT but I hiked with people who did. I'm almost 100% certain they hitched in from Hwy 9. In other locations in Vermont I didn't have any problems getting...
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    Hi Rusty, just confirming you are looking for car...

    Hi Rusty, just confirming you are looking for car camping sites where you set up your tent next to your car right? I usually like NJ state park campgrounds for that type of camping. I also value a...
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    I have both a Nemo Hornet and Tarptent Notch and...

    I have both a Nemo Hornet and Tarptent Notch and I would be happy taking either on a thru hike. Not sure what you consider low cost. I do agree with Time zone that finding something lightly used...
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    Most will say the southern section of the LT. I...

    Most will say the southern section of the LT. I found parts of the northern section of the LT very chill as well. I recall the section of the LT from Bear Hollow shelter north to the Lamoille River...
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    I feel the same way when trying to figure out the...

    I feel the same way when trying to figure out the best site in a campground. I was at Dolly Copp this summer and I thought it was very nice. There are some walk-in spots and some loops without...
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    If your wife and kids are with you, who do you...

    If your wife and kids are with you, who do you need to text more than every few days when you reach a town? If you need to reach someone for sure every night then you already know the answer to your...
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    In NJ we are encouraged to kill them on sight. ...

    In NJ we are encouraged to kill them on sight. Two years ago I hadn't seen one in my area, last year we had a few and I reported it. This year there are even more.

    USDA APHIS | Spotted Lanternfly
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    One of my favorite backpacking breakfasts is 3/4...

    One of my favorite backpacking breakfasts is 3/4 cup of granola and 3 tablespoons of powdered milk. I've used the store brand powdered milk with no issues. Once on trail, I just add water enough to...
  10. Never got a reply from Santa Fe . . anyone ever...

    Never got a reply from Santa Fe . . anyone ever try the "a dozen cousins" brand? Appears to be selling at Whole Foods for $3.99.

    Amazon.com: A DOZEN COUSINS Classic Refried Pinto Beans, 10 OZ :...
  11. I called Nemo customer service and asked because...

    I called Nemo customer service and asked because I was too curious. Basically, gpburdelljr's guess is their answer. The stuff sack doesn't separate into 2 stuff sacks they just added an extra cinch...
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    I did Greylock recently as a loop. I went up...

    I did Greylock recently as a loop. I went up Bellows Pipe, AT to the summit, then down Gould and there was a connector trail back to the start of Bellows Pipe. There was a shelter up Bellows Pipe...
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    typo, sorry meant: singing

    typo, sorry meant: singing
  14. That sounds possible . . this stuff sack is a...

    That sounds possible . . this stuff sack is a mystery! Otherwise a great tent so far for me.
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    Vermont Pico Camp Shelter heads up

    From a Long Trail FB page that I'm a member of I read a warning of a man named "Salt" who arrived late last night, made lots of noise and reportedly started signing "burn Pico burn, everybody burn". ...
  16. Yes I read that but I don't see how you can split...

    Yes I read that but I don't see how you can split the weight with a partner. 1) Because its a 1p tent. 2) There is no obvious way that I can see that it splits into 2. Maybe there is a hidden way...
  17. Nemo Hornet 1p tent initial review and a question

    My son and I used the Nemo Hornet 1p backpacking in the northeast this past month and I've been impressed. I really love my usual 1 person tent the Tarptent Notch (since I'm carrying hiking poles...
  18. Answering my own question here: Dan Rinard is the...

    Answering my own question here: Dan Rinard is the Interim Park Director. I had a small interaction with him and I was impressed with his courtesy and professionalism.
  19. Thanks again peakbagger! Last year I hiked the...

    Thanks again peakbagger! Last year I hiked the Travelers loop. From the hiker sign-in/sign-out sheet I could tell I was one of only 4 hikers all day on that loop. It was perfect Fall weather and...
  20. Interesting! Thanks peakbagger - I'll have to...

    Interesting! Thanks peakbagger - I'll have to look for that spring next time.

    If I am lucky enough to camp at Chimeny Pond again I think I will go up Cathedral and over to and down Hamlin Ridge...
  21. Old thread but wanted to give an update about...

    Old thread but wanted to give an update about Dudley trail and this thread seemed appropriate. After camping at Chimey Pond I went up Dudley, over Knife's Edge, then down Saddle. This was Monday...
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    Thanks perrymk. I didn't know the answer but now...

    Thanks perrymk. I didn't know the answer but now we all do.
  23. NJ Wharton State Forest Trails Status Update

    I received this update in my email box today but the information wasn't on the Wharton website so sharing in case there are any NJ Pine Barrens hikers out there:

    "As you probably have heard,...
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    Just had it for lunch at home to test it out...

    Just had it for lunch at home to test it out before trying it out on the trail and it was great - thank you again Coffee!

    I slightly adjusted prep as I prefer to just use my jetboil just to boil...
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    Its been a while but I do recall the trail...

    Its been a while but I do recall the trail parking lot on the opposite side of the street from the Inn at the Long Trail. I agree with tiptoe that the Inn could probably give you good advice. Its...
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