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    Very cordial post Puddlefish. However, that's...

    Very cordial post Puddlefish. However, that's shelter etiquette which does not have to be part of trail etiquette...if shelters aren't the thing an AT hike is based. :)

    @FGR. Look at ATC...
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    What kind of shoe do you rock? Traction may be...

    What kind of shoe do you rock? Traction may be adequate with the shoe alone depending on weather. Not big on using Microspikes or Hillshounds crampons for thin ice on PA rocks. Sure they have...
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    About 1 in 4 or 1 in 5, about 20-25% AT...

    About 1 in 4 or 1 in 5, about 20-25% AT thru-hiker attempters complete the trail as a thru-hiker. That means 75-80% of those identifying themselves as thru hikers are actually section hikers. Many...
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    Identity politics and tribal consciousness can...

    Identity politics and tribal consciousness can play out on the trail unrelated to Political affiliations. Many hikers have to label themselves and then force knowledge of that identity on others....
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    This. Ever been to a rodeo to watch the bull...

    This. Ever been to a rodeo to watch the bull riding competitions or participated in Pamplona's Running of the Bulls? It's kinda like that but many more bulls.

    Re: start at least 100 miles from...
  6. Thread: Bartram Trail

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    I prefer not doing that 10.2 mile road walk as...

    I prefer not doing that 10.2 mile road walk as the shoulders are narrow. However, have driven it several times to/from Wallace Branch and walked it almost entirely one other time taking an offered...
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    Real trail life advise. Walk uphill 2-3 miles...

    Real trail life advise.

    Walk uphill 2-3 miles to the grocery store in the cold rain wearing your anticipated backpacking gear and apparel. Buy groceries. Load your pack. Walk home. eat the food...
  8. Thread: Permethrin

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    One reason is some folks take the one product...

    One reason is some folks take the one product approach ignoring the extent of the biting insect pressure and the specific insects seeking repellancy from. Picaradin, DEET and herbal repellants are...
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    Here's what the OP was seeking. She even said so.

    Here's what the OP was seeking. She even said so.
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    That's a great over simplification but with all...

    That's a great over simplification but with all due respect that's not enough! You're communicating to a 20 yr old indicating "all information helps." It's not enough to say save more when one can't...
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    Best Grizzly attack scenes are in the Faces Of...

    Best Grizzly attack scenes are in the Faces Of Death DOC series when one takes the head off a stupid acting Touron with one swipe of it's paw. The other one is Lenardo De caprio being mauled in The...
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    Trail politics. It wasn't always this way! The...

    Trail politics.

    It wasn't always this way! The popularity of the PCT became so great growing so exponentially fast that between 2010 and 2019, a span of less than a decade, thru hikers number...
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    Most AT thrus MPD avgs vacillate. After getting...

    Most AT thrus MPD avgs vacillate. After getting your trail legs and later settling into the LD lifestyle MPD while finding your OWN ways/styles avgs can go up especially in the flatter sections and...
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    April 13 start moderate pace. It was in the high...

    April 13 start moderate pace. It was in the high 70's and hot. At Tray Mt shelter about 5 days 60 miles later by several accts it got to 4* as a night time low. Waking up nearly everyone's water...
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    My outdoor skills match Jerimiah Johnson and...

    My outdoor skills match Jerimiah Johnson and mountains flatten as I approach.

    he he he
  16. As Jupiter said. And he said he's done it 12 or...

    As Jupiter said. And he said he's done it 12 or so times.
  17. Hey Rob check out Jupiters' Ocean To Lake Tr...

    Hey Rob check out Jupiters' Ocean To Lake Tr connecting with the FT suggestions. A humper state high pointer like yourself with the better half it should be a romp. ;)
  18. As an aside the MST accepts doing the Nuese River...

    As an aside the MST accepts doing the Nuese River from Falls Dam to the Nuesiok Tr as an alternative to the longer distance mainly road walk. I rented a yak in Raleigh and had no car so shuttled.
  19. Camping along the way. It's a nice rambling...

    Camping along the way. It's a nice rambling rather flat water abundant segment. Check out: https://mountainstoseatrail.org/the-trail/segments/ Day Hikes. It's a more detailed breakdown. And:...
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    Here's another thought. Want to experience...

    Here's another thought. Want to experience backpacking begin by giving to paid trail maintenance causes, volunteering one yr as a NP or SP Docent. The second yr the qualified are sometimes offered...
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    It may be more accurate to say most quit because...

    It may be more accurate to say most quit because the mind game isn't what it should be.

    I liked you ice cubes disappearing in August similarity.

    I'm aware of indigent grandmas, recently...
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    First pic, before reading the caption, I thought...

    First pic, before reading the caption, I thought you had melted a foam sit pad.

    I like the way you sliced up the Amy's burrito and how you stored it. .
  23. Thread: Permethrin

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    The potential dangers are understated not...

    The potential dangers are understated not overstated considering:

    I originally meant to offer two different links. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK231575/

    Excerpt as links are not being...
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    People's belief that the AT is safer than...

    People's belief that the AT is safer than civilization is held to with religious zeal. Safer than a grocery store?

    Yeah, the ingredients in processed highly refined foods has been associated with...
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    I understand and accept to some hiking/Thru...

    I understand and accept to some hiking/Thru hiking/backpacking is defined and approached as a vacation or recreation. But that definition does NOT have to utterly define everyone's hike, the way...
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