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    It's different for everyone. I live in...

    It's different for everyone. I live in PA(1000-2000ft), and went from flying into Denver, to the top of Mt. Elbert (14400) in one day without any effects.

    Your physical conditioning accounts for...
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    It's a millennial state of mind..... I never...

    It's a millennial state of mind..... I never slack packed. I enjoyed a night or two in a hotel though during resupplies however.
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    If you have anything stinky in your tent - OP...

    If you have anything stinky in your tent - OP SACK BRO.
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    Sometimes the white blazes are not as well marked...

    Sometimes the white blazes are not as well marked as you would think. I didn't carry a guide. I printed on a piece of paper the mile markers from Summit post for whatever section I was doing and used...
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    The only times that I haven't hung my food on the...

    The only times that I haven't hung my food on the AT, I slept with it. Never once was I harassed by even the smallest creature. If you cant find a place to hang your bag, you may have picked a bad...
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    Always bear bag instead of canister unless you...

    Always bear bag instead of canister unless you are required to use canister. On the AT you can hike through most of the bear can areas so it's not an issue.

    Sierra through Yosemite is definite...
  7. SMNP Was covered in Snow a year or so back on...

    SMNP Was covered in Snow a year or so back on Nov1st when I was there.

    I would avoid higher elevations in the cold unless you are experienced and have proper winter tents/gear. The ice, wind...
  8. Thread: Yogi

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    Just watch out for the Ranger.

    Just watch out for the Ranger.
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    Thanks for the help. Just trying to figure out...

    Thanks for the help. Just trying to figure out which coat to pack/under layers. I did the Tahoe Rim trail last year same time and didn't need a coat once.
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    Temps on JMT in June

    Anyone have an idea what the temps are like in mid June on the JMT starting in Yosemite? Trying to figure out what I do and do not need to bring.

    Thanks.
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    I swear by Keen Targhee's.

    I swear by Keen Targhee's.
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    Depends on what part. Spence field / Newfound...

    Depends on what part.

    Spence field / Newfound Gap / Clingmans will be a nightmare.
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    Poles will save your ass if you trip or take a...

    Poles will save your ass if you trip or take a bad step..... not to mention they help you knees a bit on the downhills.
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    EMS had great people working for it.... but as a...

    EMS had great people working for it.... but as a company, they were nowhere near the level of something like an REI.
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    Everyone has problems Rico. It's what you do...

    Everyone has problems Rico.

    It's what you do personally to rise above them that makes you a survivor.

    You do, what you have to do, to survive. Sometimes, you have to make the tough choices,...
  16. The stuff sack full of my extra clothes is.

    The stuff sack full of my extra clothes is.
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    Don't forget, you need a permit to do anything...

    Don't forget, you need a permit to do anything other than day hike any trailhead in Yosemite.... and many of the trails down by Whitney you also need some type of entry permit.
  18. Oh... and the bus drops at Union station I meat...

    Oh... and the bus drops at Union station I meat to say.
  19. That's b/c the Amtrak is at Union station I am...

    That's b/c the Amtrak is at Union station I am pretty certain.
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    Seriously.... just thumb a ride. I had someone...

    Seriously.... just thumb a ride.

    I had someone offer me a ride when I sat down for a drink after coming up over the hill to Newfound. Don't pay..... there's only one way down into Gatlinburg from...
  21. Interesting..... some hikers could be pushing...

    Interesting..... some hikers could be pushing close to there if they started earlier in the year.

    I wonder how they get around that...... Skyline doesn't exactly have a lot of ways to get back on...
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    The JMT is crowded till you escape Yosemite.........

    The JMT is crowded till you escape Yosemite...... and also, especially around Devils Postpile/Rainbow Falls.

    I was in Yosemite last October, which is their lighter season. Glacier point was packed...
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    Ugh... missed the southern California part.......

    Ugh... missed the southern California part.... hmmm check out Joshua Tree.
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    Tahoe Rim trail.

    Tahoe Rim trail.
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    Just go Springer to Neels Gap. Perfect...

    Just go Springer to Neels Gap.

    Perfect hike.... ends with Blood Mountain, views, and then a victory snack at Mountain Crossings. Can get Hiker Hostel to shuttle you cheaply.
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