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    Property boundaries are often marked with orange...

    Property boundaries are often marked with orange or red paint. If these were on trees along the private properly side of the trail, that would explain it.
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    The AT used to pass through all dry counties in...

    The AT used to pass through all dry counties in NC. That made crossing into VA a special treat. Even today, outside of a couple of trail towns where beer is allowed, the counties are otherwise dry.
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    Regardless of the official rules, lacking any...

    Regardless of the official rules, lacking any attempt at enforcement people are doing whatever they please. It's the American way.
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    Sounds like they still want you to stay home,...

    Sounds like they still want you to stay home, especially those traveling from out of state. With the early heat wave, not a great time to be hiking anyway. Wait until the fall or next spring.
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    I suspect by "camping" she means some kind of...

    I suspect by "camping" she means some kind of campground camping. Surely they are not dragging all that stuff into the woods!

    If your cooking typical grilling meat like burgers and hot dogs, no...
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    There's a parking lot just past the C+O cannel...

    There's a parking lot just past the C+O cannel section on the MD side of the river. You could park there and shuttle to PenMar.
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    Sounds like your actually doing good. A typical hiking pace is 2 - 2.5 MPH with a couple of short breaks included in the average. There are times you will do 1 MPH and times when you can do 3 MPH....
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    There are always more out of state plates parked...

    There are always more out of state plates parked at the Valley Way trail head (access to Madison and Adams) then NH plates. Most are from Mass, but I often see CT, RI, NY, PA. I guess hikers are...
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    That's a $$$$$ area, bring lots of money. Sad to...

    That's a $$$$$ area, bring lots of money. Sad to see Graymoor no longer allows hikers on the property, that was a good stop. Except I spent $100 on food at the near-by Appalachian Market in 2 days. ...
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    Spend your last night in the park in the cage at...

    Spend your last night in the park in the cage at the Davenport gap shelter. You can then get to Standing Bear about noon for a pizza, resupply and move on. Couple of good campsites on the way up...
  11. 500 miles +/- a few depending on wear conditions...

    500 miles +/- a few depending on wear conditions (rocky trail vs soil trail) is the most you can expect from any trail shoe. They simply aren't all that durable. That's the trade off of having a...
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    Spy Rock road is pretty rough too, need high...

    Spy Rock road is pretty rough too, need high clearance vehicle. 4WD is probably a good idea too.

    I remember walking that road to Montebello 10 years ago and it was rough then. Which might be your...
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    Camping on a bald is sort of an option, but not a...

    Camping on a bald is sort of an option, but not a very good one. If a thunderstorm blows in overnight your in serious do-do.
  14. No doubt twisted an ankle on the knife edge or...

    No doubt twisted an ankle on the knife edge or Wolfs Rocks. It was fun doing that section in the rain.

    What's even more interesting is the links to the other news in PA, dangerous place to be.
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    Well, the thing to do is count how many camera...

    Well, the thing to do is count how many camera icons there are in the guide book between here and there.
    In the 75 miles of GA, there are 12 camera icons.
    In the next 100 miles to NOC, there are...
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    There's some nasty sections of rocks here and...

    There's some nasty sections of rocks here and there. You'll run into them right off. Look out for Raddle Snakes, they love those sunny piles of rocks. Don't mess with them. You ignore them, they...
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    Water is scarce in MD and up to 1/2 mile off the...

    Water is scarce in MD and up to 1/2 mile off the trail and steeply down the side of the ridge. In July and August springs can dry up. There are no places to spend money close enough to the trail to...
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    The Long Trail has become very popular the last...

    The Long Trail has become very popular the last couple of years and as a result, it's starting to exceed it's optimum carrying capacity in terms of shelter and tenting space. However, it is the...
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    The AMC has a cross country/snow shoe hut system...

    The AMC has a cross country/snow shoe hut system in Maine.

    Acadia is okay, but is insanely crowded with tourist. I'd avoid it unless you want to spend a lot of money in the Maine coast tourist...
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    Yesterday I did a loop down in the Sandwich...

    Yesterday I did a loop down in the Sandwich wilderness area with my hiking partner. (Square Ledge and Hibbard Mt). Figured we'd go to the southern end of the Whites on a mostly south facing trail to...
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    If your speaking of Owl's Head in the Pemi, it's...

    If your speaking of Owl's Head in the Pemi, it's not really a trail, more of a crazy near vertical 1000 foot scramble up a rock side. Man, that climb took a lot longer then expected. Getting back...
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    It depends on what you mean by hiking the Whites....

    It depends on what you mean by hiking the Whites. If you want to hike the AT across the Whites, that will be a challenge this year. But there are plenty of other hiking opertunities. I haven't heard...
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    Mt Washington of course.

    Mt Washington of course.
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    Nice summit pic Rob. Mostly I wander around...

    Nice summit pic Rob.

    Mostly I wander around on the trails near-by with my saw and clear minor blowdowns and remove limbs and sticks. We still have a lot of snow above 3,000 feet and I don't feel...
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    It's a short state, just yo-yo it :) Just...

    It's a short state, just yo-yo it :)

    Just curios, are you coming all the way from GA just to hike NJ or you already in the area?
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