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    Keen Voyager or Oboz Sawtooth

    Keen Voyager or Oboz Sawtooth
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    There is also a small lot, maybe 10 spaces, on...

    There is also a small lot, maybe 10 spaces, on the parkway just about a mile north of Big meadows on the left. rock Springs Hut is only a mile in from there. This is also a trail head for a popular...
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    Here is a link to an obituary post on his FB...

    Here is a link to an obituary post on his FB page. He was a good person and I think all who knew him will miss him. My condolences to his friends and family....
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    Nice write-up! It brought back some good memories.

    Nice write-up! It brought back some good memories.
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    Shoes go inside a plastic grocery bag and then...

    Shoes go inside a plastic grocery bag and then inside the tent or bug bivy. Same with my hiking clothes,but in a different bag. Then I put them down by feet. Cuts down on the funk factor too.
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    There are no drawbacks to your plan. You'll get...

    There are no drawbacks to your plan. You'll get the best weather and fewer crowds. I was at the first flip-flop kickoff in 2015 and made it to Killington VT where I had to get off trail due to a soft...
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    If you don't want to do the climb from the The...

    If you don't want to do the climb from the The river, park at the Fish Hatchery and hike in. Still uphill but not as long.
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    There is also a company called Oooworks that a...

    There is also a company called Oooworks that a lot of UK users like.\ that make inner nets for the Trailstar.
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    Damn! That's terrible. My sincere condolences to...

    Damn! That's terrible. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
  10. Greasy Creek Hostel.

    Greasy Creek Hostel.
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    If you've got two weeks you could easily hike from Elkwallow Wayside in the SNP down to the James River foot bridge, about 165 miles.
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    End of April. You'll have one or two fast early...

    End of April. You'll have one or two fast early starting nobos passing you a couple times a week in Pennsylvania. It's a great way to hike the AT
  13. Thread: Cooper Lodge

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    It would be nice if they built a replacement far...

    It would be nice if they built a replacement far enough down the trail that the locals and weekender partyers would be discouraged from going there.
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    Whippoorwill?

    Whippoorwill?
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    I have one and the actual weight does not match...

    I have one and the actual weight does not match the advertised. Mine is 6.5 oz. But I still like it and is treated by Insectashield.
  16. Thread: bonding tyvek

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    The double sided tape that comes with the Frost...

    The double sided tape that comes with the Frost King window and door seal kits works great.
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    safety pins

    safety pins
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    I'm another that likes to eat at the shelter and...

    I'm another that likes to eat at the shelter and then hike on to a "stealth" spot and set up my tarp and hang my food and smellables away from my camp site. So far, never seen a bear at night. Been...
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    Crazy Larry's is good option. Spend the night...

    Crazy Larry's is good option. Spend the night there and start your hike fresh in the morning.
  20. FS Enlightened Equipment Revelation 20* Quilt

    This is the old style with the Karo square type baffles. Regular/Regular weighs 24 ounces. Recently washed by hand with down wash and I used a silk liner so no hiker funk. I am 6'-0" and 175 pounds...
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    It's a good shelter. I have about 500 AT miles on...

    It's a good shelter. I have about 500 AT miles on mine and no real complaints. It's kept me dry through all kinds of storms. I've had condensation a few times, but so will all enclosed type shelters.
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    It's a great place. Call ahead because he fills...

    It's a great place. Call ahead because he fills up quick. Definitely one of the nicest and cleanest places.
  23. Thread: Pack Capacity

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    If you need a pack that big, you really need to...

    If you need a pack that big, you really need to take a hard look at your gear. A 50L pack should carry everything you need.
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    Talk to an orthopedic doctor and have him develop...

    Talk to an orthopedic doctor and have him develop an exercise plan for you to strengthen your knees.
  25. Thread: Shenandoah NP

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    A lot of answers can be found on the park's web...

    A lot of answers can be found on the park's web site: https://www.nps.gov/shen/index.htm

    You could leave your car at the Visitor Center located at Rockfish Gap. It is in the parking lot ABOVE the...
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