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    Agree with Gambit. Two towns, Dalton and...

    Agree with Gambit. Two towns, Dalton and Cheshire, prior to Greylock and Amenities on Top. Look for Road crossings from the Base to Great Barrington, for possibilities. Mid August you may have...
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    Great post Slo! I would add that Bubble one is...

    Great post Slo! I would add that Bubble one is Hikers starting February 15th through March 3. A great time to head out is March 4 - 14, Tuesday through Thursday. Less overcrowding and easier to...
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    Props to momma bear for the correct amount of...

    Props to momma bear for the correct amount of “force” to protect her cubs. Evident, who the smarter individual was in this case. In the guys, defense, I think he wanted the bears to go back in the...
  4. Early on and in the Whites, Weather - Usually to...

    Early on and in the Whites, Weather - Usually to Dry out both person and gear, to warm up when not hiking, and to avoid Thunderstorms. Late in the hike, for Re Supply—Nutrition, Laundry, Rest from...
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    Congrats! What an accomplishment! Wondering...

    Congrats! What an accomplishment! Wondering what section you did last year and if you remember a guy named Recon after a hard night of constant rain. You are correct, people can be the greatest...
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    I used them from Waynesboro to Rangeley on last...

    I used them from Waynesboro to Rangeley on last years Thru Hike. They worked for me and are my number one hiking shoe choice, currently. Definitely works with my feet and covers over 500 Miles.
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    Stayed there night one of my 2018 Thru Hike. ...

    Stayed there night one of my 2018 Thru Hike. 3/15 Saw no water at the back of cemetery as stated in AWOL. Could have been time of year. There is no sink or running water in the Bathroom - more of a...
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    2018 Thru Hike, I carried a 4 oz that was in use...

    2018 Thru Hike, I carried a 4 oz that was in use and then purchased another 4 0z backup to swap out. I would use the one until completely empty (usually just shy of a full boil at the most...
  9. Thread: Rain gear

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    May seem petty, with all the other “hassles” to...

    May seem petty, with all the other “hassles” to embrace; but I also hated wet straps and more importantly soaked hip belt pockets!
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    Thank You for a great product(s) from a cottage...

    Thank You for a great product(s) from a cottage industry and fellow Hiker!
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    Last year I used a Frog Togg Poncho in the...

    Last year I used a Frog Togg Poncho in the Thunderstorms. The Pre Cip was too hard to get on in time and too hot. I used a Wind Shirt for Warmth and to stay dry in light rain. If I were doing it...
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    There is a reason that ULA packs are sold along...

    There is a reason that ULA packs are sold along the trail starting with Neels Gap. Chris stands behind his products and offers great customer support. I love my Ohm 2.0 and feel it works great for...
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    It May help to mention that my backpack is the...

    It May help to mention that my backpack is the ULA Ohm and I purchased the fanny pack to “fit” in between the two hip pockets directly over the buckle. Wish I had a closeup picture.
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    I always put the fanny pack on first and then put...

    I always put the fanny pack on first and then put on the pack. I raised the fanny pack above the Back Pack Hip Belt and Buckled it, letting the fanny pack droop over the belt. On a few occasions I...
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    I use a Waist Pack for my phone. Found it worked...

    I use a Waist Pack for my phone. Found it worked easier than on the shoulder!
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    I ended up wearing the leggings and shorts combo...

    I ended up wearing the leggings and shorts combo more than the Convertable pants on my 2018 Thru Hike. I also started and ended the day in Rain Pants (even though I also had a Z Packs Rain Kilt). I...
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    That would be awesome! Anything to help those...

    That would be awesome! Anything to help those that make Hiking all the more enjoyable!
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    The Packa solves many rain wear issues and is...

    The Packa solves many rain wear issues and is worth the cost IMHO. Here is a video review: http://youtu.be/2xRx-og2MY8

    I also use Marmot Rain Pants but as much for wind and cold layering system;...
  19. The ULA Packs can be washed. Take the stays and...

    The ULA Packs can be washed. Take the stays and pad out, thrown in top load washing machine no agitator and add a cup of vinegar. Hang Dry. This removed the salt, smell and stains from mine after...
  20. Thread: Tent in shelter?

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    Is this the double or just the Rainbow? So I know...

    Is this the double or just the Rainbow? So I know how to responds as a Troll!

    On my Thru, I only saw tents in shelters a couple of times. I didn’t mind because I set up my hammock with the...
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    Head to the REI in Cincy and try different trail...

    Head to the REI in Cincy and try different trail runners and ask them which have a plate. I believe the majority do have some form of plate but it does depend on your expectations and definition. ...
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    I thru hiked the AT this past year and didn’t...

    I thru hiked the AT this past year and didn’t hear of anyone suffering from Noro early on. Possibly a benefit of the Two Nor’easters and two more snowstorms that hit March and April. One was April...
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    https://youtu.be/-mJ90Ws-4bI...

    https://youtu.be/-mJ90Ws-4bI
    http://youtu.be/Pv26BNQUWjE

    Two Video Links for the process I went through and what I had treated before my 2018 Thru Hike. I wouldn’t do Winter clothing or Rain...
  24. Thread: Re assimilating

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    Well stated... I never thought of it as a...

    Well stated... I never thought of it as a vacation but a change in lifestyle, if only for a short six months. (That’s not to say that I don’t understand that there are similarities to a vacation, as...
  25. Thread: Re assimilating

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    Saw it and experienced it myself this fall. Took...

    Saw it and experienced it myself this fall. Took me six weeks to even realize that I was forever different and three months before I felt like I had a place in the “matrix”. When you move two miles...
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