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  1. Section hike recommendation (one week end of April/beginning of May)

    Another vote for NoBo starting at Harpers Ferry. You get to visit the headquarters; It's great coming to the view at PennMar Park; and soon after that, you have one whole state done!
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    Wifi and charging regularity

    When my daughter thru hiked, we bought three batteries: One was at our house being charged; one in her phone; and the third in the bounce box waiting at the next PO, or on the way back to us....
  3. DWG to Palmerton, PA Weekend Section (Flip-Flop)

    I thought the section you just did was the worst for rocks, and further south you will get some better views. Different people have different ideas of what to expect here in Pa. I don't mind big...
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    Sleeping bag - which one to get?

    One more vote for the Kelty Lightyear, my warm weather bag . Tough to beat it for the price. I add a fleece liner on cooler nites.
  5. Thread: Sleeping Bag?

    by Skid.
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    Sleeping Bag?

    My warm weather bag is a Kelty Lightyear XP, bought about 3 years ago. Good price, VERY light, rated +40. I use with a fleece liner on 40 degree nites.
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    I hiked that section two weeks ago, water at...

    I hiked that section two weeks ago, water at Russell Field was a mud puddle with a couple of pollywogs swimming around, passed that up. Water at Mollies Ridge was a trickle, although clean, took 10...
  7. Blue Ridge Parkway AT shuttle recommendations?

    I'm looking to do several day hikes next week northbound on the AT from Bearwallow Gap, about 15-18 miles per day, ending near the Lynchburg Reservoir.
    Does anyone have a recommendation for a...
  8. Blue Ridge AT - Bearwallow Gap to Lynchburg Reservoir this Mon-Wed

    Looking for a hiking/car shuttle partner to slackpack 15-18 miles per day on the AT this coming Monday to Wednesday, Sept 24-26. Daily sections would be Bearwallow Gap to vicinity of Thunder Hill...
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    seal your food in a coffee can and bury it. That...

    seal your food in a coffee can and bury it. That is what they do in the 100-Mile Wilderness.
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    used glass from a welding helmet can't be beat,...

    used glass from a welding helmet can't be beat, and is unbreakable.
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    That's $38 round trip.

    That's $38 round trip.
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    Delaware Water Gap has a nice bus station with...

    Delaware Water Gap has a nice bus station with several daily buses to the Port Authority Bus Terminal, which is three blocks from Times Square. If you're coming back the same day, they have a...
  13. imscotty, Thanks for the info, an additional 2.1...

    imscotty, Thanks for the info, an additional 2.1 miles each way might not be too bad, if it means a warm bed, shower, and hot meal(s).
  14. AMC's Gorman Chairback Lodge - how far from AT?

    The Gorman-Chairback Lodge looks as if it would make a very nice break at about the 25th mile in the 100-Mile Wilderness, however I don't see much mention of it on WB. Anyone ever stayed there...
  15. Glad to hear it went well. The reason there was...

    Glad to hear it went well. The reason there was no reply from me to your 7/9 post, I was on the AT in Maine.
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    Wallly world comes through again!

    Wallly world comes through again!
  17. I'm 62, and did the Carter Dome trail from Rte 16...

    I'm 62, and did the Carter Dome trail from Rte 16 to Zeta Pass, then the AT to Rte 2 in 10.5 hours last August. About the same mileage, however as mentioned above, the climb out of Carter Pass is...
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    Saw something similar today in Dicks sporting...

    Saw something similar today in Dicks sporting goods store. It also had UV protection.
  19. Call the Rendezvous Motel in Pearisburg, they...

    Call the Rendezvous Motel in Pearisburg, they allow parking. Good shutle in Pearisburg is Don Raines (540)921-7433
  20. Mountain Harbour hostel is at Rte 19E before...

    Mountain Harbour hostel is at Rte 19E before Kincora, and is worth a stop.
  21. Thread: how many miles?!

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    I wouldn't recommend it, but not carrying a map...

    I wouldn't recommend it, but not carrying a map or guide would make it difficult to check mileage daily.
  22. Fresh fruit, the juicier the better.

    Fresh fruit, the juicier the better.
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    You cannot pitch one anyway, legally (or...

    You cannot pitch one anyway, legally (or logistically in most areas). I did the northern 35 miles last month, had a shelter reservation and therefore did not carry a tent, other than one of those...
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    I use my snowshoeing poles for hiking, "don't...

    I use my snowshoeing poles for hiking, "don't leave home without them!"
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    ditto what Sugarfoot says, that's exactly what I...

    ditto what Sugarfoot says, that's exactly what I do, works consistently well every time.
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