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    Have you tested your "perfect routine" on the...

    Have you tested your "perfect routine" on the trail? Do you know how it holds up to constant sweat, sun, humidity, etc?
    If you truly do need these products, you might consider repackaging into...
  2. Thread: Back on WB!

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    We did that same section, but SOBO. Allegiant...

    We did that same section, but SOBO. Allegiant Air has VERY attractive fares from my airport to Newark - less than $100 each. If Allegiant serves an airport near you, at the very least check them...
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    Maybe so - on this thread anyway. More than...

    Maybe so - on this thread anyway. More than likely there are at least dozens of 2000-milers who have a lower longest section, but they're not here to share. We have about 130 miles to go, but it's...
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    I guess I can claim the prize for the shortest...

    I guess I can claim the prize for the shortest longest section. We've completed about 95% of the trail, finishing up next year. Our longest section was 103 miles SOBO from a road crossing in Great...
  5. Welcome to White Blaze! :welcome I'm a...

    Welcome to White Blaze! :welcome

    I'm a section hiker, but if I were to try and thru hike, my preference would be Southern Virginia to MA/CT in spring, K to MA/CT in summer, and S VA to Springer...
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    We've made at least three trips to Maine, and...

    We've made at least three trips to Maine, and have completed 80% of the state. Almost all of the "fords" we encountered were minor rock hops. Even the Pleasant River. While it was more than a rock...
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    Here's a link that may help you decide. And if...

    Here's a link that may help you decide. And if you select the "trail feature" tab at the top, you can scroll down to the second category "waterfall hikes". The table gives you the area, distance,...
  8. Thread: Vaude pack

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    Thank you for the responses. I saw mixed reviews...

    Thank you for the responses. I saw mixed reviews online. The pack doesn't seem to have much wear, so it's probably worth the 12 bucks she paid for it. :)
    The pack is very large (faint lettering...
  9. Thread: Vaude pack

    by illabelle
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    Vaude pack

    My daughter acquired a Vaude pack today at a yard sale. Seems to be a quality pack. Iíve never heard of them. Anybody have any experience with this company?
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    I'll be 60 when we finish next year. We've...

    I'll be 60 when we finish next year. We've already done 80% of Maine (thankfully!) but our finale will include some tough tough stuff: Moosilauke, the Kinsmans, the Wildcats, and the Mahoosucs. ...
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    Are you waiting until you get younger? :-? Just...

    Are you waiting until you get younger? :-?
    Just go, OMO, just go.
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    Separate thread about a hiker airlifted from the...

    Separate thread about a hiker airlifted from the Mahoosuc Notch after breaking her leg in a fall:
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    Up top, find "What's New". Under it in small...

    Up top, find "What's New". Under it in small print find "Community". Click there, and you'll get access to the member list.
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    You should get yourself the AT Guide...

    You should get yourself the AT Guide. It will answer a lot of your questions.
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    We hiked the Hemphill Bald loop just a few weeks...

    We hiked the Hemphill Bald loop just a few weeks back. Beautiful area.
    Hopefully, being on the edge of the Park, he'll be able to find civilization quickly.
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    Shenandoah is about 100 miles, and moderate in...

    Shenandoah is about 100 miles, and moderate in difficulty. Or you could just start where you left off on the last trip.
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    Good luck to you Frosty!

    Good luck to you Frosty!
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    865-436-1297. Phone number was in first...

    865-436-1297. Phone number was in first paragraph of the Smokies Permits link provided earlier.
    Husband and I did the Big Creek Loop a while back. Below is a link to a WB thread about that trip....
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    Sorry, but you're going to get slammed for...

    Sorry, but you're going to get slammed for suggesting that you might stay at a campsite without a reservation. That's a no-no.

    Anyway, here's the link where you can check the availability of...
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    Tripping, stumbling, sliding, falling, etc. ...

    Tripping, stumbling, sliding, falling, etc.
    Where those happen matters, too.
    Hopefully you don't land on rocks, or fall off a cliff, or slide into the bog, or trip over a yellow jacket nest.
    ...
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    I can feel it! We're at 94.4% complete. I have...

    I can feel it! We're at 94.4% complete. I have a detailed plan for next year's finale (we didn't hike a continuous line like you did). It's hard to imagine what life will be like when we're done. ...
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    It feels good to be back home and "safe." I...

    It feels good to be back home and "safe."
    I thought I'd share a couple pictures of Camel's Hump. The pictures are good, even if the quality isn't.
    The first is taken from the ground as we were...
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    Six cars in the upper parking lot when we started...

    Six cars in the upper parking lot when we started walking about 10:30. I carried the pack for an hour then gave it to my husband when the trail got steeper. We made it to the viewpoint and ate some...
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    At least you gave it a shot. We’re nearby. Going...

    At least you gave it a shot. We’re nearby. Going to give it a try and turn around if it gets scary.
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    We finished our section yesterday and stayed in...

    We finished our section yesterday and stayed in white river Junction last night. An early-ish start is possible, and the forecast looks a little better. I can’t find the Crouching Lion trail on our...
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