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    They ought to smarten up. A visit from the State...

    They ought to smarten up. A visit from the State Fire Marshall to evaluate life safety conditions at NOC might be most unpleasant.
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    Sort of like moving a light infantry company...

    Sort of like moving a light infantry company through the forrest. Without the discipline.
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    I started section hiking at age 62. Now at age 71...

    I started section hiking at age 62. Now at age 71 I find my most serious deficit is balance. Exercises for cardio, strength and flexibility are necessary but I find the ability to prevent a trip...
  4. Or, you can buy the restaurant down the street....

    Or, you can buy the restaurant down the street. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1635-W-Washington-St-Harpers-Ferry-WV-25425/2083452580_zpid/? Teahorse having the proper zoning increases its...
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    All of what TW says is a possible outcome most...

    All of what TW says is a possible outcome most would seek to avoid. Should a person blow off a citation from NPS Rangers, anywhere, as not being a serious matter and choosing to ignore the...
  6. My $0.02.Even though being an experienced long...

    My $0.02.Even though being an experienced long week end hiker, my first AT trek was on the Shenandoah NP. Just over 100 miles, many facilities to take advantage of and a lot less restrictions than...
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    We have a very nice Gulf front park, Ft De Soto...

    We have a very nice Gulf front park, Ft De Soto County park here in Florida. No alcohol allowed. The park also has a FB page where you can check in and post pictures. So, some of the young party...
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    I have a 70L Osprey, an older model. At about 4...

    I have a 70L Osprey, an older model. At about 4 years after purchase, the hip belt snap broke off one of the plastic snap fingers leaving me with a hip belt that would not buckle. I used some small...
  9. Thanks for a great trip report. I have some...

    Thanks for a great trip report. I have some unfinished business up there to complete VT and part of MA. I started from Hanover after taking a bus from Logan that dropped me off right in Hanover. I...
  10. Thread: Lightning

    by chiefiepoo
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    " I wonder if Florida being #1 for strikes is due...

    " I wonder if Florida being #1 for strikes is due to all the boating activity?"
    Not surprisingly, many people are walking on the beach or watching the cloud wall move in when they are struck. If the...
  11. Thread: PATC Cabins

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    Some good info here, ...

    Some good info here,
    https://www.patc.net/PATC/Cabins/Cabins.aspx
  12. Thread: PATC Cabins

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    IDK, you can join PATC and be an eligible member...

    IDK, you can join PATC and be an eligible member to rent. They do use the cabins for support while doing trail maintenance . If I was a member , and had paid to rent for a weekend with family, Id be...
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    Thank you for putting this up. Years ago, 2010, I...

    Thank you for putting this up. Years ago, 2010, I was able to use the Valley Connector bus to get back to DC from my SNP section. It was a 4:30 am departure from Front Royal and was mostly federal...
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    Shepherdstown, WV, near the C&O canal for biking,...

    Shepherdstown, WV, near the C&O canal for biking, short ride to the AT in Harpers Ferry, rail commuter nearby in HF and Brunswick, MD. Small college town with some local arts events. 90 minute drive...
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    No, my selection did not. That is why I taped...

    No, my selection did not. That is why I taped outside and inside around the windows. It made like a tape sandwich, tape inside and outside with the window and tent fabric in the middle. tape is 2"...
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    http://www.landfallnavigation.com/baspsareta.html?...

    http://www.landfallnavigation.com/baspsareta.html?cmp=froogle&kw=baspsareta&utm_source=baspsareta&utm_medium=shopping%2Bengine&utm_campaign=froogle&Color/Size=Red/25%20Feet&gclid=CjwKCAjwnLjVBRAdEiwAK...
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    I used spinnaker tape from West Marine on my...

    I used spinnaker tape from West Marine on my Kelty Gunnison 3 that I use for car camping. I'll never buy another tent with "windows" again. It could have been a trek ending event had it happened out...
  18. Thread: fungus

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    What are you resting your head on at night on the...

    What are you resting your head on at night on the trail?
  19. There is a regional transit service out of...

    There is a regional transit service out of Charlottesville called JAUNT. It serves Nelson county on a limited basis. Nelson county is where Afton is located, that is the area where I 64 crosses under...
  20. Three trips to Isle Royale since 2010. None of ...

    Three trips to Isle Royale since 2010. None of it is hard, nowhere near as difficult as the GA mountains. Because of the glacial weight on the land form, getting up to the ridge is a series of...
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    Well, so many posts and not one mention of...

    Well, so many posts and not one mention of Princeton Tec, so I'll throw one in. Stay away ! I have purchased 2 over the last 8 years and experienced breakage on battery door clips and the base plate...
  22. Thread: Wow

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    Don't know who said it first but, "beware of any...

    Don't know who said it first but, "beware of any endeavor that requires new shoes". Like back packing boots, trail runners, hiking shoes, Keen water shoes, golf shoes, gym shoes, dance shoes, tennis...
  23. Have some good land navigation skills or be GPS...

    Have some good land navigation skills or be GPS competent in case you run into snow at higher elevations. I was there in July many years ago and snow cover at higher elevations obscured the trail...
  24. Hello, Dave. Florida Trail Assoc. Sun coast...

    Hello, Dave. Florida Trail Assoc. Sun coast chapter had our Fall meeting last week at Silver Lake. We had reports from many of the section about projected work and maintenance in the Withlacochee...
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    Tragedy at West Glacier

    http://flatheadbeacon.com/2016/06/29/grizzly-bear-kills-person-near-west-glacier/

    Ranger lost after bike ride encounters bear.
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