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    I have a Zpack Arc Haul, which is 60 liters. I...

    I have a Zpack Arc Haul, which is 60 liters. I get everything in the pack, which I need for long hikes sometimes lasting a month or two. It's all in how you pack (as long as you don't have a lot of...
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    Wow! Talk about taking a shotgun to my thoughts...

    Wow! Talk about taking a shotgun to my thoughts about switching to an iPhone. My old Samsung is looking much better. Here's another possibility. T-Mobile is going to use Starlink satellites for...
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    New iPhone Feature for Hikers

    Looks like Apple is aiming to put InReach and Spot out of business. Nice feature. I may for the first time consider an iPhone and give up my love affair with Android.

    "Beginning in November, all...
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    I hiked north to south in the Grand Canyon last...

    I hiked north to south in the Grand Canyon last fall (actually thru-hiked the AZT). There is parking on both rims and there is a shuttle that goes between the rims. I know of this one shuttle, but...
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    Durston X-Mid 1 person tent. Great tent. A lot...

    Durston X-Mid 1 person tent. Great tent. A lot of users who swear by it including myself.

    https://durstongear.com/product/x-mid-1p
  6. Thread: from atlanta

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    I did the Marta/shuttle; although it's been a few...

    I did the Marta/shuttle; although it's been a few years ago. You can get the Marta right at the airport and it takes you to north Atlanta. The drive through Atlanta is a killer, so this is probably...
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    I've been watching the trek north on the PCT and...

    I've been watching the trek north on the PCT and the last I heard the McKinney fire was almost fully contained. Miles 1600 to 1720 NOBO are closed due to that fire. I've heard rumblings of another...
  8. If you don't fit the age group, don't feel left...

    If you don't fit the age group, don't feel left out. There are so many places to hike in Europe. I'm particularly fond of Italy with many great hikes. One favorite is a one day hike through Cinque...
  9. Thread: Seasons?

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    While the Fall promises cooler weather just about...

    While the Fall promises cooler weather just about anywhere you go, the downside is shorter and shorter days. I really enjoyed hiking the middle sections of the AT in the Fall. However, I have more...
  10. And there is the problem in a nutshell - hikers...

    And there is the problem in a nutshell - hikers who believe they are entitled. You see and hear more and more of this kind of thing as years go by.
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    Great report. Super pictures. I always enjoy...

    Great report. Super pictures. I always enjoy these.

    I've never owned a Thermarest. They seem expensive for what you get. I go with cheap pads. My last cost me about $40. It lasted a part...
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    Bears (or at least one) Can Open Bear Cans

    With the ATC recommendation of bear cans for everyone on the trail, one wonders if they are really bear foolproof. The answer is in the linked article below.

    Bear Cans & Bears
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    Yeah, I noted the GoFundMe campaign in my...

    Yeah, I noted the GoFundMe campaign in my original post. Now that you mention it, it does seem like he bailed as soon as he got the property in sellable condition. I wonder if that was his plan all...
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    I checked on realtor.com and the building last...

    I checked on realtor.com and the building last sold in 2013 for $240K. Assuming it was Eric who bought at that time, it looks like he walked away with about $210K (less commission and other closing...
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    This has got to be the reason. Wouldn't everyone...

    This has got to be the reason. Wouldn't everyone want to know why he failed? (The level of idiocy on display in this news article is extremely high even for Florida).
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    I have a Tyvek cover sheet from Six Moon Design. ...

    I have a Tyvek cover sheet from Six Moon Design. I place it under my tent. It was purchased and used for my thru-hike on the Arizona Trail. The reason it goes under the tent is to prevent sharp...
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    Rattle River Hostel, Gorham, NH Closed?

    I just saw a Facebook post dated June 19th saying the Rattle River Hostel closed. I thought that was one of the better run hostels on the AT. Anyone know what happened? I know he had some trouble...
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    If a Garmin watch has GPS, it will work anywhere...

    If a Garmin watch has GPS, it will work anywhere on the trail. If you find trouble getting connected to the GPS satellites move into an area, which is open to the sky, but that would be an unusual...
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    This is the owner's fault. I hope he is sued...

    This is the owner's fault. I hope he is sued into bankruptcy. I've been charged numerous times on trails by dogs whose owners' didn't have them under control. Very scary. Maybe if enough of those...
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    Yeah, I'm hoping my injuty heals so I can go back...

    Yeah, I'm hoping my injuty heals so I can go back at least for a LASH starting in the Sierra. I'm looking toward the end of July, which will give the ankle almost three months to mend.
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    Great report as always. I envy you. I was on...

    Great report as always. I envy you. I was on the PCT a month ago and sprained my ankle and then my ligament tore (loud pop) and that was the end of that. Seeing your pictures and reading your...
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    Shenandoah National Park is always a nice hike...

    Shenandoah National Park is always a nice hike with facilities easily reachable, but the trail is far enough away from those facilities to not have a lot of people crowding the trail. Depending on...
  23. Thread: Durston XMid

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    I found with my XMid that it stood up better to...

    I found with my XMid that it stood up better to wind, rain and snow if I staked out the lines on the end of the tent. Funny story. I was at camp in Zion NP with another hiker who had an XMid. I...
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    Always enjoy your trip reports. This was a crazy...

    Always enjoy your trip reports. This was a crazy one. 110 pound backpack! I'd be in traction for a month if I tried that.
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    i watched some of his videos of the Arizona Trail...

    i watched some of his videos of the Arizona Trail last year before I did my thru-hike on it. He must have a stash of money somewhere because it seems all he does is hike. He has done the PCT, too,...
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