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    Teacher & Snacktime: Thanks--I love your...

    Teacher & Snacktime:

    Thanks--I love your photos! I hiked the rocks in that top photo just after sunrise and heard a Barred Owl calling when the sky just looked magical. Special moment, indeed......
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    That's one of my favorite sections in the NJ/NY...

    That's one of my favorite sections in the NJ/NY section of the trail. I've backpacked through and returned to day hike it quite a few times, only once in wet conditions. The rocks are tricky when wet...
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    Keep a very close eye on the guidelines for each...

    Keep a very close eye on the guidelines for each state as you approach your hike, because they can significantly change. And, each state has a different schedule to update their restrictions.
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  4. Finding information on AT re-routes

    Hi all,

    Where can I find out about AT re-routes over the decades? I'm looking backwards not forwards (i.e. not as much what might be proposed or coming, but what's happened to date).

    I'd like...
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    Hiking T-shirt recommendations

    I'm looking for a hiking shirt with a few specific qualities.

    I'm trying to replace a couple REI Sahara T-shirts. They're what I hike in all the time, and I can't seem to find anything close.
    As...
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    Your story reminds me to stick with hydrating and...

    Your story reminds me to stick with hydrating and emphasizes the risks I used to take.
    Doing something later.......it always seems too late!!
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    Thanks for providing the details. It's exactly...

    Thanks for providing the details. It's exactly what I expected--a story that can really help me (and maybe others). You're in great shape to be able to hike at that pace and pull off 14 miles with...
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    I think I would've been pretty stubborn (maybe...

    I think I would've been pretty stubborn (maybe against my best interests and safety) and pushed it to try to make the roadwalk work. I've gotten used to cycling on some roads that are extremely...
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    The Backpacker Campground in New Jersey faces...

    The Backpacker Campground in New Jersey faces west and has good (but not great) sunset views. It's in Worthington State Forest, near the scenic Sunfish Pond. This campground was closed b/c of...
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    Thanks so much for the trip report. It's always a...

    Thanks so much for the trip report. It's always a great thing when folks come back and report on what actually happened after all the planning and expectations.

    Sounds like a fabulous trip before...
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    Meadow Lark Farm B&B is definitely AT friendly....

    Meadow Lark Farm B&B is definitely AT friendly. The owner (Dorothy Haup) shuttles AT hikers and is on the WhiteBlaze shuttle list.
    I used her for shuttles and she's great. I haven't stayed at the...
  12. If you're starting on a multi-day hike, then...

    If you're starting on a multi-day hike, then walking in a couple miles and setting up a tent is a great option. You'll be on the trail and ready to go early the next morning.
    If you're going for a...
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    Regarding the parking question: I know of two...

    Regarding the parking question:
    I know of two options below and neither are flexible or ideal. I'd like to hear other options.

    I haven't been able to make this official NPS parking lot work,...
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    I used Carlin's AT Shuttle Service (on the...

    I used Carlin's AT Shuttle Service (on the WhiteBlaze list posted above) a couple times around Port Clinton. Joyce Carlin runs it, but a family operation.
    Friendly great service and reasonable...
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    Wow, nice job! I'm impressed. You started out...

    Wow, nice job! I'm impressed.

    You started out by asking if the hike was even possible.
    You ended with a 2.5 mile per hour average. That's some pretty fast trail miles. Especially for someone...
  16. I'm curious about choosing cotton for your...

    I'm curious about choosing cotton for your typical long sleeve.

    I think you described it as your long sleeve thermal camp shirt--for typical hikes, but you're switching it out for this NH trip....
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    I'm sure there are local New England hikers with...

    I'm sure there are local New England hikers with a lot more experience.
    But, Yes, it seems like you're pretty close to avoiding Vermont mud season. Maybe pushing back a couple weeks would do it....
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    Hi there, First, best of luck with you...

    Hi there,

    First, best of luck with you planning and your hike!! That's an awesome way to do the trail, in such large chunks.

    There are plenty of threads to read, but here's one take on it:
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  19. Hi, I've parked at the first location, listed...

    Hi,

    I've parked at the first location, listed as Tyringham-Main Road, for day-hiking (no overnights). I've never had any issues.
    I use that website all the time to find parking lots/trail access...
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    Hi all, There's now a parking lot directly...

    Hi all,

    There's now a parking lot directly across the street from the Greylock Community Club. There's a really obvious sign along the road (Route 2) and there are a couple maps posted with how...
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    Thanks for the trip report. Sounds like a lovely...

    Thanks for the trip report. Sounds like a lovely trail. I've been so focused on the AT, that I skip on all these other trails.

    Reading this is a good reminder to me about knowing your own...
  22. This is great advice! Get prepared and take in...

    This is great advice! Get prepared and take in what folks are suggesting here....then go for it!

    Regarding the heat: Sometimes, reaction to heat (like lots of other things) can be a mental thing....
  23. Thanks for reminding me---George is the best! I...

    Thanks for reminding me---George is the best! I wear his beaded necklaces when I hike, for the good vibes and my memories of him. He's shuttled me around several times....
  24. The ice cream is great and there's a nice view...

    The ice cream is great and there's a nice view there.

    The AT just south of there is fantastic. There's a short and fun rock scrambling area (identified as puddingstone rock in the guides) right at...
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    Congratulations!! Thanks for bringing us in on...

    Congratulations!! Thanks for bringing us in on your personal achievement. Great stuff. I am section-hiking the trail. I'm on year#7 and I've completed 1/3 of the trail.

    Interesting to me that you...
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