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    Excellent pack. It's my son's, and we have a...

    Excellent pack. It's my son's, and we have a backup (found at REI clearance) for when this one wears out.
  2. This is essentially what I mean

    This is essentially what I mean
  3. If you bought a map would you not share...

    If you bought a map would you not share directions?
  4. This was the very first Hostel Snacktime, Strife...

    This was the very first Hostel Snacktime, Strife and I stayed at on our first AT adventure. It will be sad knowing you're not around Laurel, even by proxy (Ben). We never did manage that hike...
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    My son and I stayed at Fingerboard this April. ...

    My son and I stayed at Fingerboard this April. No sign of a bear, but the freezing temps may have accounted for that. The fireplaces were greatly appreciated. BTW, I made it from Elk Pen to...
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    I would just like to note: I hiked with this...

    I would just like to note: I hiked with this woman when she was 75 and had just finished the AT. I watched her hike up Jug End SOBO carrying 2 packs while holding the hand of a six-year old in 90*...
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    Well the hike plan changed and I ended up going...

    Well the hike plan changed and I ended up going SOBO from 183 to 645. I didn't find it overly difficult and now understand what you mean by on and off. Oddly, it didn't slow me down as much as I...
  8. This makes me sad.....the idea that a hike the...

    This makes me sad.....the idea that a hike the full length of the AT could be considered "illegitimate", or that trolls and critics have grown so powerful that anyone would worry about their opinion....
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    Where exactly is Rocksylvania?

    My "Five Miles a Day" approach to the AT is now heading into PA. So far in the south I've completed from the MD line to Pine Grove Rd, and in the north from Fox Gap to DWG. My next hike is planned...
  10. The answer is obvious.....IN YOUR BELLY!! :D

    The answer is obvious.....IN YOUR BELLY!! :D
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    bumped.....Negative 25*

    bumped.....Negative 25*
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    Oops....wrong Lazarus....never mind.

    Oops....wrong Lazarus....never mind.
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    An opposing viewpoint.....I do it regularly and...

    An opposing viewpoint.....I do it regularly and have never had a problem. Usually I elect trailhead parking areas, but at times I've used the pullover where no official lot exists. Great night...
  14. Thank you Jeff

    Thank you Jeff
  15. So no first hand knowledge of either road? ...

    So no first hand knowledge of either road? Thanks anyway.
  16. Did Rainman or Coach Lou tell you to say that? :D

    Did Rainman or Coach Lou tell you to say that? :D
  17. Normally I would agree with you, but as a family...

    Normally I would agree with you, but as a family lives on Chateauguay Rd year round at the drop off point, I question that it isn't maintained. I drove it last year and it was a very improved gravel...
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    WTS WM -25* Bag

    Western Mountaineering Puma Superlite MF -25* Down Bag, 5'6" Left zipper

    Purchased Nov 2018, never used, stored hanging in large sack in dry, smoke-free gear closet (aka treasured possessions...
  19. Vermont - Chateauguay & Stony Brook Rds

    Does anyone know if the Chateauguay Rd and Stony Brook Rds are passable within a mile of the AT? According to Rohland's they are, and last year I travelled to the southern "end" of Chateauguay with...
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    Congratulations! My green eyes are blazing ;)

    Congratulations! My green eyes are blazing ;)
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    Any Old (or new) Shoes?

    I've seen kids skip over the toughest terrains the AT has to offer in Keds, and I've seen those more experienced tread the trail in anything from hard leather boots to soul-less runners to Teva...
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    Please post your own.....Whom among us is Robert...

    Please post your own.....Whom among us is Robert Frost? RYOP (recite your own poem) ;)
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    Poetic Inspiration

    We haven't had a poetry thread in a while, so perhaps it's time again. While finishing NJ the other day, I was reminded of this beautiful and familiar work of Robert Frost:


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    The Road...
  24. RainMan told me that using any sort of tarp or...

    RainMan told me that using any sort of tarp or cover over a down bag results in condensation and a wet bag. Haven't tried it based on his advice.

    Now, what I have tried is a very thin fleece bag...
  25. I just realized that you might have been George...

    I just realized that you might have been George Lightcap's wake up call before he met me in Warwick! If so, I hope you enjoyed your hike as much as I did mine, and got your "bead"!
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