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    Go ahead and get the current guide so you can...

    Go ahead and get the current guide so you can start to study it. Get Guthook for on the trail which will have the latest info.

    The only significant changes which might happen from year to year is...
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    In that case, you'll want a 10,000 mah pack with...

    In that case, you'll want a 10,000 mah pack with 2.5A outputs and a short, heavy duty USB cable.
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    If you need a special piece of gear for a one...

    If you need a special piece of gear for a one time outing, renting can make sense. Why spend $350 on a pair of plastic double boots if you can rent them for $50 (and a $300 deposit)?

    I suppose...
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    You basically have two choices and they are...

    You basically have two choices and they are across the street from each other. Nouth end of town near the highway exit. Similar rates at both.
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    One was technically in the Pemi, but barely :)

    One was technically in the Pemi, but barely :)
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    It's more likely you need a new battery in the...

    It's more likely you need a new battery in the phone then you need a new charger. Batteries eventually wear out - take longer to charge, don't hold the charge as long. Chargers will either work or...
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    I will have to take exception to that remark. You...

    I will have to take exception to that remark. You just have to know what it can and can't do.

    I've pinched nerves in my spine a couple of times and Chiropractor's have pushed in just the right...
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    But in the right conditions it's great. I...

    But in the right conditions it's great.

    I have a Gortex Bivy I used to use a lot in the winter. Put a couple of CCF pads inside with the bag and lay right in the snow. Gortex works well when your...
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    I stayed at the "Backpackers campsite" once....

    I stayed at the "Backpackers campsite" once. After the 4th or 5th mile long fright train came by, I got up at 3AM, packed up and started hiking. So did the other half dozen at the site. It was clear...
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    It's almost half way through September and it...

    It's almost half way through September and it still seems like August out there. I wouldn't be surprised if it's another slushy winter here in mountains.
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    Lehigh gap is overrated. It looks to me that they...

    Lehigh gap is overrated. It looks to me that they put in a bunch of switchbacks and there is only one little rock scramble near the top. It's kind of exposed, so I guess if your not used to that kind...
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    Try doing that hike on a humid, 80 degree day....

    Try doing that hike on a humid, 80 degree day. About half that hike is in the sun and going NOBO, that half is in the afternoon. Not only was it hot, but it was really muddy, it being spring time...
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    There is no camping coming out of Duncannon. Once...

    There is no camping coming out of Duncannon. Once you cross the river and the several highways, you start a steep climb immediately and then it turns into a rock maze and continues to be a very rocky...
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    I ran across a cooler stocked with dollar store...

    I ran across a cooler stocked with dollar store odds and ends. AAA batteries, travel toothbursh/paste kits, wet wipes, small led flashlights, suntan lotion and the like.
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    I've ended up on the ground more a few times. I...

    I've ended up on the ground more a few times. I think the worst was when I walked into a dead fall across the trail I didn't see at 3 MPH. Knocked me out cold. That one hurt. Slipped off a bog...
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    Yea, you got lucky. The front didn't arrive until...

    Yea, you got lucky. The front didn't arrive until last night. Kind of sucky out there today.
  17. Actually the ATC does differentiate between...

    Actually the ATC does differentiate between section or thru hiker, or there would be no need for the 1 year qualifier. Take 366 days to complete and your not a thru hiker, but a section hiker. Except...
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    The Evens notch area is pretty quiet any time of...

    The Evens notch area is pretty quiet any time of year. Even the Wild river NFS campground is pretty quiet.
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    Bring good rain gear and warm clothes. It could...

    Bring good rain gear and warm clothes. It could be winter up there soon.
  20. Provided you have a nice day. Not today for sure.

    Provided you have a nice day. Not today for sure.
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    Maybe a little one :)

    Maybe a little one :)
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    Some Folks are talking about an early winter this...

    Some Folks are talking about an early winter this year. Maybe.
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    There are many options. The National...

    There are many options.

    The National Geological survey maps can be ordered direct from the government. There are various options for how much area/detail you want. At one time I had most of...
  24. You got a good taste of the Whites. But the fun...

    You got a good taste of the Whites. But the fun really starts on the Franconia/Garfield ridge. It's too bad the weather suddenly turned sour and it looks to stay unsettled for at least most of this...
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    True, but they can come often enough over the...

    True, but they can come often enough over the course of a day to become seriously annoying. When doing the whole state in one go the cumulative affect can't be discounted.
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