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  1. I just have a copy of the Washington section. ...

    I just have a copy of the Washington section. Wouldn't mind if someone would send me CA and OR. Email is [email protected]
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    I retired at 44 because I practiced debt-free...

    I retired at 44 because I practiced debt-free living. If you don't owe anything but routine monthly expenses it doesn't take much income to be comfortable. Early in my career I took a financial...
  3. Thread: Base weight

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    This wasn't a question.

    This wasn't a question.
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    You will have more mosquitoes/ticks in June but...

    You will have more mosquitoes/ticks in June but the weather will be fine. Generally, except for one source in northern section, the water situation should be good. Rabbit bicycles is a good source...
  5. Thread: Base weight

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    How did people complete the AT (at appx the same...

    How did people complete the AT (at appx the same success rate) before all the lightweight gear...
  6. Thread: rain kilts

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    I've used a ULA kilt for many years. The...

    I've used a ULA kilt for many years. The closures are velcro so if necessary i just don't attach the bottom closure for a larger stride. I've also found kilts surprisingly warm. The convenience of...
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    The WY section that you refer to is probably Sage...

    The WY section that you refer to is probably Sage Cr rd (about 24 miles north of Hwy 70/Battle Pass) to South Pass. North of South Pass you have the Winds and Yellowstone.
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    Harney Peak is in Black Elk Wilderness.

    Harney Peak is in
    Black Elk Wilderness.
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    Sorry but I can't take credit for the CalTopo...

    Sorry but I can't take credit for the CalTopo reference. Co_Rob is the man.
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    Black Hills NF (Centennial Trail) can easily be...

    Black Hills NF (Centennial Trail) can easily be hiked starting in mid May. Can be colder and a chance for a late snow storm but generally has good weather. This also gets you out before the...
  11. Thread: Lunches

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    3 beef sticks, 2 packages of cheese and crackers...

    3 beef sticks, 2 packages of cheese and crackers (various flavors), and 1 or 2 handfuls of corn chips. As I tire of the latter I will replace, for a bit, with a handful or two of Skittles.
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    46025 Walk-in closet works perfectly. ...

    46025




    Walk-in closet works perfectly. Everything in one location. When center shelf is empty I have packed everything I need for a trip (not sure where my tent is when I took this photo,...
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    It depends upon your goals. Mine is to section...

    It depends upon your goals. Mine is to section hike the triple crown. So, I start where I stopped at roughly the same date as when I finished (give or take a few days) going the same direction. ...
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    You are trying to "plan" a variable that is...

    You are trying to "plan" a variable that is unknown to you. Unless you have extensive hiking experience you aren't aware of how your body is going to condition to the trail. My best advice for you...
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    I took a quick look at postholer.com and it has...

    I took a quick look at postholer.com and it has the ability to start and stop at locations other than Springer and Katahdin... And, I've used it to plan 4 separate section hikes (albeit on the PCT)....
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    I can't remember the last time I took any type of...

    I can't remember the last time I took any type of soap on a trip. It would have to be 15 - 20 years ago. I would assess items not used on trips and because I hadn't used it I figured why carry it. ...
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    You are over thinking it. Start where/when you...

    You are over thinking it. Start where/when you want, hike the direction you like, and enjoy yourself.
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    Let's solve this problem. You have 15 months...

    Let's solve this problem. You have 15 months until your hike. Get a job at McDs and shoot for 15 hours a week. 15 x 9.00 an hour is 135 dollars a week. Time 4 equals 540 a month. Multiply this...
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    1. This is probably the only significant change....

    1. This is probably the only significant change.

    2. Warner Springs has a PO so resupply isn't a problem here. Some might miss the showers but get back on the trail and there are plenty of...
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    Use the resources available to you; guidebooks,...

    Use the resources available to you; guidebooks, apps, water reports, maps etc., and make an informed decision as to your requirements.

    I always take a minimum capacity of 3 quarts and increase...
  21. Thread: Pinedale

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    As mentioned hikers don't need items but discount...

    As mentioned hikers don't need items but discount coupons for restaurants, microbreweries etc. would be welcome. Perhaps a coupon for a free shower at your rec center. A map with current...
  22. I can remember when a great debate on WB was if...

    I can remember when a great debate on WB was if using a cell phone to call ahead to make a reservation for a room was somehow cheating those that didn't have a phone (or hadn't called ahead of...
  23. I've shared pages from a couple of guidebooks,...

    I've shared pages from a couple of guidebooks, with a handful of people, over the years. Both books are out-of-print and even if those I've shared with had purchased the books at a used book store...
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    Ever since I read about permethrin I've treated...

    Ever since I read about permethrin I've treated the upper portion of my DT socks. Perhaps it does shorten the life expectancy as I'm only getting ~1,000 miles out of each pair... FWIW, if I get...
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    Turn around and hike back to Denver. Going in...

    Turn around and hike back to Denver. Going in opposite direction on same trail gives a totally different perspective.
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