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  1. I do shuttles for hikers (find me on the Shuttle...

    I do shuttles for hikers (find me on the Shuttle provider list at mile 1451.8). If you wanted to consider Bradley (BDL, Hartford/Springfield; Southwest flys there) I could shuttle you from there to...
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    I am a woman, close to your age, and I generally...

    I am a woman, close to your age, and I generally stealth camp alone. I am not fearful of the dark, per se, but I can get nervous if I hear sounds outside near my tent.

    I get my best sleep where I...
  3. You can access the AT where it comes out onto...

    You can access the AT where it comes out onto Bulls Bridge Rd/Schaghticoke Rd, but you can't park there.
    If you are getting dropped off and hiking north to your vehicle, you are fine.
    (I shuttle in...
  4. Steripen may kill the bacteria, but it may not...

    Steripen may kill the bacteria, but it may not destroy toxins that are present.

    This page from the Florida trail discusses the toxin issue, recommending the MSR Miniworks because of its ceramic...
  5. I am a cold-soaker. I find cold-soaking to be...

    I am a cold-soaker. I find cold-soaking to be convenient - finish one meal and fill jar with the next snack or meal and tuck it into my pack for whenever I want it. I can hike a long day and my...
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    Absolutely....and a good option. No charge for a...

    Absolutely....and a good option. No charge for a ride to the Harlem Valley/Wingdale station! - less than 4 miles from the trail at the NY-CT border.
    Pay attention on the Harlem Valley line that not...
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    From the CT line White Plains/Westchester County...

    From the CT line White Plains/Westchester County airport (HPN) is pretty convenient and can have surprisingly low-priced flights for a small airport. Definitely worth a look anyway. I'm flying in/out...
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    Thanks for the info. I'll be going through that...

    Thanks for the info. I'll be going through that section in April as part of a 378-mile planned hike. I like being able to add little notes to my guide, especially where there might be a decent...
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    Not sure what kind of pack you are carrying, but...

    Not sure what kind of pack you are carrying, but if it's not dyneema/cuban some of the fabrics can really soak up the water. so even if your stuff stays dry inside, you have a heavier pack that can...
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    not me, but there's a guy on trail right now with...

    not me, but there's a guy on trail right now with two replacement knees. His surgerys were Feb and June 2019 I think.

    His youtube channel is Just a Farmer.
    ...
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    NOBOs definitely reaching the Shenandoahs in May....

    NOBOs definitely reaching the Shenandoahs in May. The front end of what might be called a 'bubble' are entering the Smokies now (hikers that got on trail mid-late Feb). For those averaging 13 or more...
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    Not a thru-hiker here. I have only done one LASH...

    Not a thru-hiker here. I have only done one LASH (352 miles north from Springer) on the AT (and getting ready to do the next 378 miles in a month...).

    My LASH was late Sept-Oct 2020. What I did:...
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    hand pumps still operational in my area (western...

    hand pumps still operational in my area (western NY - CT).
    I can't imagine a club taking apart pumps to keep hikers from using an available water supply unless there's some seasonal concern about...
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    you have to scroll down past the initial 5 pages...

    you have to scroll down past the initial 5 pages of table to the more detailed listings
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    So nicely put and a lot like how my mind works...

    So nicely put and a lot like how my mind works out there. Never a morning where I don't feel like walking......(sometimes I don't want to put on my damp clothes, but that's different!). That there is...
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    so I 'thought' I would read on trail - figured I...

    so I 'thought' I would read on trail - figured I would need something to do for the hour or so before I drifted off to sleep.
    Did not happen. I was just too tired.

    But maybe this will help...
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    I haven't found that my Ursack Major XL absorbs...

    I haven't found that my Ursack Major XL absorbs much water. I remove the inner bag (ziplock Opsak) and dry that off and give the Ursack a good shake. It dries fast.

    [According to the manufacturer:...
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    I have the NEMO Hornet 2p. I still like a 2-wall...

    I have the NEMO Hornet 2p. I still like a 2-wall design, and was looking for a light-weight tent that wouldn't break the bank.
    It is pretty light - mine is less than 34oz including 7 stakes (came...
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    I did a 5-week section this past fall starting...

    I did a 5-week section this past fall starting late September through October (Springer Mtn NOBO to past Erwin).
    October climate 'averages' are pretty similar to April.
    I was in the Smokies ~ Oct...
  20. Thread: Bread Crumbs

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    Those phrases strike me as poetry. I think you've...

    Those phrases strike me as poetry. I think you've nailed it.
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    Woods Hole shelter has a bear box.

    Woods Hole shelter has a bear box.
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    Believe it or not, not everyone uses a...

    Believe it or not, not everyone uses a smartphone. The AT is such a well-marked trail that it's easy to follow without GPS.

    as JNI64 mentions, I have seen people use small lengths of bright marker...
  23. correction: he was on trail for 4 weeks (not...

    correction: he was on trail for 4 weeks (not one).

    He came upon a hiker at the Fontana Dam shelter...a hiker who said he didn't want to be on camera and didn't like youtubers. He also apparently...
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    I'm a stoveless cold-soaker. Part for...

    I'm a stoveless cold-soaker. Part for weight-savings, but mostly for convenience. I can hike late, until I'm tired and have a meal ready whenever. Also, since I prepare most of my food (I pre-package...
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    A thru-hiking couple did just that - and they...

    A thru-hiking couple did just that - and they posted how they did it on their youtube channel (and at least one other couple followed suit, but they left the mesh on...)
    see:...
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