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    I'll throw my 2 cents into the discussion. I...

    I'll throw my 2 cents into the discussion. I section-hiked the AT in 10 out of 14 seasons, completing it a few years ago. I still hope to thru hike when I retire, which I originally thought would...
  2. You can contact the Green Mountain Club, which...

    You can contact the Green Mountain Club, which maintains the trail, or go to the GMC facebook page for Long Trail through hikers to get current information.
  3. Although I, too, have not been on that section of...

    Although I, too, have not been on that section of the trail, it has been a wet spring and a wet summer. You can contact the Green Mountain Club, which maintains the trails, to try to obtain more...
  4. Start by providing the name brand and size of the...

    Start by providing the name brand and size of the hiking boots and their condition.
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    You don't need to go to the Long Trail. You...

    You don't need to go to the Long Trail. You could go to Groton State Park, where you can hike to Peacham Bog (which has a boardwalk onto the bog), hike some low hills in, around or near the park,...
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    The Southern Poverty Law Center is a well,...

    The Southern Poverty Law Center is a well, respected non-profit organization, which strives to protect civil rights of all people. Anti-Semitism in the U.S. and around the world is very real, the...
  7. Thanks for the update. I haven't gotten a recent...

    Thanks for the update. I haven't gotten a recent update on conditions.
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    I sectioned hiked the entire AT in 10 out of 14...

    I sectioned hiked the entire AT in 10 out of 14 years, mostly in August. It was quiet in the southern part of the trail in August. I went 36 hours seeing no one. Frequently I camped by myself,...
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  10. Deadeye is referring to the policy of the Green...

    Deadeye is referring to the policy of the Green Mountain Club that the Long Trail not be hiked between April 15 and Memorial Day. Even if the snow cover is gone below 3000 feet, the trail will be...
  11. I hiked the Walker's Haute Route last summer,...

    I hiked the Walker's Haute Route last summer, which also coincides with the TMB for a bit. There are very few backpackers as they are very few camping areas and you are hiking on private property. I...
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    Keene has non-gortex hiking shoes and boots. I...

    Keene has non-gortex hiking shoes and boots. I prefer them to Vasque Breeze because of a wider toe bed.
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    Two years ago my hiking buddy and I got permits...

    Two years ago my hiking buddy and I got permits for an alternate start out of Yosemite Valley. My buddy got injured and I didn't want to start on this remote trailhead by myself. I found a group...
  14. Living in Vermont, I can say that you may prefer...

    Living in Vermont, I can say that you may prefer to hike in the northeast in July rather than June. In June in the northeast you are likely to be hiking in the height of the black fly, and then...
  15. I don't have a data book in front of me, so I am...

    I don't have a data book in front of me, so I am not certain of the accuracy of my information. However, from memory I can say this: There is a shelter/campsite after Moosilauke and before the...
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    Yosemite does not recommend that you keep the...

    Yosemite does not recommend that you keep the bear canister near you. There should be a triangle of your tent, your cooking area and the bear canister each about 100 feet (or more) apart.
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    I'm not sure where you are planning on starting...

    I'm not sure where you are planning on starting your hike. Smuggler's Notch Road is always closed for the winter. People use it for snowshoeing, skiing, snowmobiling, etc. There is a gate at...
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    A year or two ago, a hiker on this list serve...

    A year or two ago, a hiker on this list serve asked, "Do I really need a bear canister if I am going to camp near Blood Mountain?" He received many responses. Then the fellow posted a few days...
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    I enjoyed reading the introductory sections about...

    I enjoyed reading the introductory sections about the history and geography of Vermont. When you started describing the trail, however, I was quite disappointed. Your description of the actual...
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    I am barely 5'4''. I hiked the 100 Mile...

    I am barely 5'4''. I hiked the 100 Mile Wilderness solo northbound several years ago in August. There was one crossing where there was a rope across the stream, which made me feel comfortable. ...
  21. Obviously, some of what you decide to take is...

    Obviously, some of what you decide to take is personal preference. I always hike with gaiters and I carry wipes. I leave a biodegradable wipe in the privy. I don't carry deodorant. I hike with a...
  22. I never carry a trowel on the LT. Outhouses at...

    I never carry a trowel on the LT. Outhouses at shelters usually don't have TP. The end of June may still be buggy (black flies and/or mosquitos). I don't remember whether you are treating your...
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    There will be AT through-hikers on the trail from...

    There will be AT through-hikers on the trail from the southern terminus to the Maine Junction just north of Route 4. I believe that section of the trail is less crowded in June with AT hikers than...
  24. From 8/2 to 20, I hiked the JMT sobo with an...

    From 8/2 to 20, I hiked the JMT sobo with an alternate start at Tuolemene Meadows over Mono/Parker pass (to Koip Pass - 12,000 feet) in first day. Prior to starting the hike, I spent one night at...
  25. Hi Kid, Thanks for the link to the Sierra...

    Hi Kid,
    Thanks for the link to the Sierra Mappers and the tip about going south at the bridge over Hemlock Crossing. I'm set for maps but don't want to hike on my own.
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