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  1. That didn't take long! No one is have very good...

    That didn't take long! No one is have very good luck this year.
  2. I'm not a fan of the GSMNP. The weather is never...

    I'm not a fan of the GSMNP. The weather is never any good (4 out of the 5 times I've been there in late April/early May), there's way too many people crammed into the shelters and the whole permit...
  3. I like the section north of I40, but it's not...

    I like the section north of I40, but it's not easy. If your used to western trails, the AT will be quite a shock since we don't believe in switchbacks. You go straight up and straight down. And Mid...
  4. Get the Guthook app for that section for all the...

    Get the Guthook app for that section for all the latest info. Best 10 bucks you can spend for an app.
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    Now you can start it all over again :)

    Now you can start it all over again :)
  6. The trail crew is currently occupying Crag and...

    The trail crew is currently occupying Crag and the RMC is having trouble finding a caretaker for Gray Knob, so if one isn't found soon, the cabin will remain closed. There is no suitable place to...
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    I have to disagree with HooKooDooKu - at Newfound...

    I have to disagree with HooKooDooKu - at Newfound gap people are pulling in and stopping. That gives you an opportunity to engage with them or for them see you before they pull back out onto the...
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    Hitching into to Gatlinburg is usually not much...

    Hitching into to Gatlinburg is usually not much of a problem. Going the other way can be much more challenging.

    Having done the Smokies several times, I found just carrying 5 days of food was...
  9. Well, at least they aren't carving their names...

    Well, at least they aren't carving their names into the woodwork with knives like in the good old days. That takes time and effort. A Sharpie is so much easier. Eventually, the walls will need a new...
  10. Did the other guy give up already?

    Did the other guy give up already?
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    Corn chips! Best hot weather lunch ever. Beer...

    Corn chips! Best hot weather lunch ever. Beer nuts too. Candy bar when you start to drag the last few miles at the end of the day.

    Hard to kick the pasta/tuna combo for dinner, but PB+J...
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    Too many people and way too hot and humid.

    Too many people and way too hot and humid.
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    As of 7/01 he's 35.3 miles behind. He started to...

    As of 7/01 he's 35.3 miles behind. He started to slow down going through the Smokies. He should be finishing up NC about now, but that means he no longer has the advantage of the cooler high...
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    Rangeley to Rattle river is an exceptionally...

    Rangeley to Rattle river is an exceptionally difficult section of trail. You will want to stop at Andover to freshen up your food supply.
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    Going south from Damascus is easier then going...

    Going south from Damascus is easier then going north. There is a lot of ups and downs going north from Damascus. You also cross a lot of farms.

    Going north from Harpers Ferry is easier then going...
  16. Not another one!

    Not another one!
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    I bet the heat does him in. PA/NJ/NY will be...

    I bet the heat does him in. PA/NJ/NY will be brutal. He should have started a month ago when it was still cool
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    Probably because too many use it as a destination...

    Probably because too many use it as a destination and it's a bit crowed down there.
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    I wouldn't want to be hiking anywhere out west...

    I wouldn't want to be hiking anywhere out west these days.
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    Oldest known hiker, eh? I hiked with an 80 year...

    Oldest known hiker, eh? I hiked with an 80 year old German a few years back. He almost made it all the way, he basically just ran out of time in Vermont.

    Dang, I'm only 12 years away from 80...
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    The thread title should be changed to "retiring"...

    The thread title should be changed to "retiring" instead of "resigning". Slight difference in meaning.
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    My Limmers with the classic Vibram lug soles...

    My Limmers with the classic Vibram lug soles stuck to everything. Could walk straight up wet ledge. Sadly, my knees can't handle 5 pounds of boots on my feet anymore.
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    It's getting darn near impossible to find a shoe...

    It's getting darn near impossible to find a shoe which with stick to wet ledge, which is a serious problem hiking in the Whites, as we have a lot of wet ledge, and it's often steep.
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    Yep, going SOBO from Bear Mt is a bear. Water...

    Yep, going SOBO from Bear Mt is a bear. Water will be scarce and to make the trail interesting, they made it go up and over everything they could find to put in the way. But once past Agony Grind, it...
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    Getting a very early start from the Valley Way...

    Getting a very early start from the Valley Way tent site you should be able to make Neuman tent site okay. It also allows you to take your time and take lots and lots of pictures. Just don't waste...
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