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    Very good news. Planning to park on Albert...

    Very good news. Planning to park on Albert tomorrow, and meet up with a couple of thru-hikers tomorrow.
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    Anywhere in the U.S. I will probably go...

    Anywhere in the U.S. I will probably go somewhere in the south, but I would like to get out west at some point for some hiking.
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    7-10 Days off in March.

    I have a week off in March. Looking for a trail other than the AT. Any suggestions?
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    I got a pair of Brooks Cascadia's with 800 miles...

    I got a pair of Brooks Cascadia's with 800 miles on them. I am pretty sure there is at least 200 more miles left on them.
  5. Tap the thing on a rock to loosen all the stuff...

    Tap the thing on a rock to loosen all the stuff in there. Then push the water through the filter. It's like the thing is brand new. Found this out in Maine.
  6. Thread: Swimmin' Holes!

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    That is one brutal section.

    That is one brutal section.
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    Hiked for 5 months and never had an issue with...

    Hiked for 5 months and never had an issue with bears. Rodents should be your biggest concern. Hang your bag on cables or bear boxes if provided. Hang it at the shelter or sleep with it in your...
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    Fleece liner works great. Cheap too.

    Fleece liner works great. Cheap too.
  9. Trial and error. Set the thing up and try it...

    Trial and error. Set the thing up and try it out. Some people had under-quilts and some didn't. I saw a guy using a car visor for a sleeping pad. Loved the thing. It is all about staying warm.
  10. I will say this, if you go the hammock route...

    I will say this, if you go the hammock route spend the money to get your setup right. Have your under quilt, tarp, net, and everything the way you want it before you start. Don't do what I did and...
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    Mail drop to Neil's Gap. If you know what you...

    Mail drop to Neil's Gap. If you know what you need. Everything there cost twice as much. Don't go to Helen. It's a tourist trap. Hiawassee is your best bet. More options in town. If you hustle...
  12. Thread: Total Cost?

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    Total Cost?

    I spent around $6,000 this year. What about you guys? Just curious. Had a lot of fun, but there is about a $1,000 worth of amateur mistakes with gear, 4 pairs of shoes, and a 3 day vacation into...
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    Shelter is small and the tents sites blow hard at...

    Shelter is small and the tents sites blow hard at Dicks Dome. Campsites a mile or so to the north is your best bet.
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    NOBO No Trail Name yet. Hope mine is kickass...

    NOBO
    No Trail Name yet. Hope mine is kickass though.
    April 5 or 6th
    no approach trail
    first thru hike and rolling solo. Looking to meet some new people, and excited about this adventure.
    just...
  15. Thread: Down Jackets

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    Found a cloadveil for a $100 on Amazon. I am...

    Found a cloadveil for a $100 on Amazon. I am taking it. Early April start myself.
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    I will agree with the no political debate here,...

    I will agree with the no political debate here, but I am not getting a subsidized govt plan. If that was the only option I will just roll the dice. I got insurance through work, but I will loss...
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    I did a weekend hike a few weeks ago. I had a...

    I did a weekend hike a few weeks ago. I had a pulled groin that was preexisting, and I guess the weight of the pack placed a lot of strain on my left knee. Sucker hurt for a good week after the...
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    What was your worst injury on the trail?

    Just trying to see what kind of chronic injuries people hike with.

    Sprains, broken bones, torn ligaments?
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    Health Insurance

    Looking for a cheap plan that will cover my while hiking if I get seriously injured. Travel insurance or a basic health plan?
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    I am 31, and can't seem to get any traction in my...

    I am 31, and can't seem to get any traction in my life. I have no debt, no woman, and nothing holding me back. I am sick of this small town, sick of the same people, and sick and tired of being...
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