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    I've been dealing with it for years without daily...

    I've been dealing with it for years without daily medication. I prefer diet & exercise. A few things I have found out: Exercise is the most important! The more active I am the more I can cheat on my...
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    I would say you can boost your milage by almost...

    I would say you can boost your milage by almost 50%. The main factor being how well graded the PCT is compared to the AT. I also think lack of shelters help some. I believe hiker will continue longer...
  3. I only use mine when winter camping to keep...

    I only use mine when winter camping to keep condensation low. As mentioned above. In warm weather a led headlamp wins over on weight issuses.
  4. Very few carry snowshoes in hiking season. Most...

    Very few carry snowshoes in hiking season. Most of the snow is "Sierra cement" not powder. Post holing is a pain but only occurs in certain conditions & not worth snowshoes.
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    44650Fist time at the Hollow was on my thru in...

    44650Fist time at the Hollow was on my thru in 88. Went back several times but haven't been there in years. Hopefully, I will get there sometimes this year.
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    I met a trio on their third year of a thru hike...

    I met a trio on their third year of a thru hike of the PCT. They would hike about 8 miles a day. When the weather turned they would find a job for the winter. Save up for the next season & continue...
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    Bland now has a Grant"s Market in addition to a...

    Bland now has a Grant"s Market in addition to a Dollar General. Good for a full re-supply.
  8. I can't imagine doing OR section of PCT without...

    I can't imagine doing OR section of PCT without mail drops. There are many small fishing camps/"resorts" that will hold them for you. They also sell some supplies mostly geared towards car campers &...
  9. Poll: I tried but our pace was so different it didn't...

    I tried but our pace was so different it didn't work out.
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    The current AT crosses Rt 4 west of the Inn. You...

    The current AT crosses Rt 4 west of the Inn. You can take the Shurburne trail (old AT) directly to the Inn by Pico Peak.
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    CT = Colorado Trail Check out Mags blog...

    CT = Colorado Trail Check out Mags blog https://pmags.com/colorado-trail-end-to-end-guide-2
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    It was a controlled burn. I watched from Fort...

    It was a controlled burn. I watched from Fort Bastion as FS vehicles went up the road through the property every morning & came back down each night, Biggest burn was monday. They are still going up...
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    It'a just walking: day after day, mile after...

    It'a just walking: day after day, mile after mile, in the hot sun, in the rain, in the snow, in the cold, when sore or tired. Been done by all ages & people with disabilities. Technically it is a...
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    Once while visiting mom she decided to do me a...

    Once while visiting mom she decided to do me a favor & do my laundry. The two new Pendleton wool shirts were worn once. She shrunk them down to a kid's size!
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    I don't see where it would be worth the weight....

    I don't see where it would be worth the weight. I've owned & used several bivy sacks. Rainy southeast isn't where I would use one as a primary shelter. Just getting into one on a rainy day would...
  16. Thread: Compass?

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    Is a compass really needed on the AT? On most of...

    Is a compass really needed on the AT? On most of it these days...maybe not. It's so well traveled & marked. Do I bring one, yes!! With a map. It gives me the chance to become unteathered. Freedom to...
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    The one time I used mine to self arrest was on...

    The one time I used mine to self arrest was on San Jacinto ridge just afer Idyllywild. It was a heavy snow year & a late storm had dropped a foot of fresh snow the night before on top of snow...
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    I find adjustable declination to be the most...

    I find adjustable declination to be the most useful but not a necccesity. As I get older I find I use the magnifier more often. The mirror...I've used it more for grooming & tick checks & very rarely...
  19. http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/reg...

    http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-west/mt-greylock-state-reservation-generic.html
    http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dcr/parks/trails/greylock.pdf
  20. Park either at summit lot or Stony Ledge...

    Park either at summit lot or Stony Ledge Campground. Do a loop of AT over Mt prospect, drop into vally & come up Hopper Trail. Been a while since I did it. Think it's about 18 miles. Campground...
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    It wasn't in reference to your post. Just seeing...

    It wasn't in reference to your post. Just seeing it as a trend now. "You don't need maps to hike the AT! Just follow the white blazes." Get so & so app. etc. And now becoming more prevelant on PCT....
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    Yes , but people who get called in for a rescue...

    Yes , but people who get called in for a rescue don't. Risking injury to a rescue worker paid or volunteer because your battery died or phone broke is negligent in my thinking.
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    Poll: Several years ago while on a section hike with my...

    Several years ago while on a section hike with my stepson we stopped at church hostel in Pearisburg. Despit the signs a hiker came in with a six pack. I like to drink, yet I detest people that break...
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    Somewhere in my memorbilia I have two metal PCT...

    Somewhere in my memorbilia I have two metal PCT markers. On my LASH that include OR & WA at the time a ranger said they were removing them from wilderness areas & if we wanted one, feel free to take...
  25. Elvis & Precilla. They were a couple that lived...

    Elvis & Precilla. They were a couple that lived there for several years. I remeber cowering in my sleeping bag as they climbed over everyone & praying nobody would do something stupid & cause them to...
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