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    End of April. You'll have one or two fast early...

    End of April. You'll have one or two fast early starting nobos passing you a couple times a week in Pennsylvania. It's a great way to hike the AT
  2. Thread: Cooper Lodge

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    It would be nice if they built a replacement far...

    It would be nice if they built a replacement far enough down the trail that the locals and weekender partyers would be discouraged from going there.
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    Whippoorwill?

    Whippoorwill?
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    I have one and the actual weight does not match...

    I have one and the actual weight does not match the advertised. Mine is 6.5 oz. But I still like it and is treated by Insectashield.
  5. Thread: bonding tyvek

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    The double sided tape that comes with the Frost...

    The double sided tape that comes with the Frost King window and door seal kits works great.
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    safety pins

    safety pins
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    I'm another that likes to eat at the shelter and...

    I'm another that likes to eat at the shelter and then hike on to a "stealth" spot and set up my tarp and hang my food and smellables away from my camp site. So far, never seen a bear at night. Been...
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    Crazy Larry's is good option. Spend the night...

    Crazy Larry's is good option. Spend the night there and start your hike fresh in the morning.
  9. FS Enlightened Equipment Revelation 20* Quilt

    This is the old style with the Karo square type baffles. Regular/Regular weighs 24 ounces. Recently washed by hand with down wash and I used a silk liner so no hiker funk. I am 6'-0" and 175 pounds...
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    It's a good shelter. I have about 500 AT miles on...

    It's a good shelter. I have about 500 AT miles on mine and no real complaints. It's kept me dry through all kinds of storms. I've had condensation a few times, but so will all enclosed type shelters.
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    It's a great place. Call ahead because he fills...

    It's a great place. Call ahead because he fills up quick. Definitely one of the nicest and cleanest places.
  12. Thread: Pack Capacity

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    If you need a pack that big, you really need to...

    If you need a pack that big, you really need to take a hard look at your gear. A 50L pack should carry everything you need.
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    Talk to an orthopedic doctor and have him develop...

    Talk to an orthopedic doctor and have him develop an exercise plan for you to strengthen your knees.
  14. Thread: Shenandoah NP

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    A lot of answers can be found on the park's web...

    A lot of answers can be found on the park's web site: https://www.nps.gov/shen/index.htm

    You could leave your car at the Visitor Center located at Rockfish Gap. It is in the parking lot ABOVE the...
  15. I have a Trailstar that I cut 4" off the...

    I have a Trailstar that I cut 4" off the perimeter to make a "Little Trailstar" to lessen the footprint. The nice thing about a tarp is you can pitch it over things like stumps and rocks and still...
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    Hiked Marion, VA to Dragons Tooth VA. Hiked the...

    Hiked Marion, VA to Dragons Tooth VA. Hiked the White Mountains.
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    So that explains it. :)

    So that explains it. :)
  18. As much time as I spend in the area, I've only...

    As much time as I spend in the area, I've only seen one and it was south of there, near Humpback Rocks and it was in road, dead. I seen dozens of black snakes in the SNP.
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    Neither here. Non-waterproof hiking shoe for me....

    Neither here. Non-waterproof hiking shoe for me. Either Keen Voyager or Oboz Sawtooth. But you gotta experiment and find out what works for you. It may take a few hundred miles and a few hundred...
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    I went the adding foam route. It works fine. Plus...

    I went the adding foam route. It works fine. Plus if you gain your weight back after a long hike, just remove the extra foam padding.
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    I stayed there this past April and thoroughly...

    I stayed there this past April and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. We got there minutes before the bottom dropped of the sky and got several inches of rain over night. We bought a pot of coffee made with...
  22. Yes. I made one of my own design and use it to...

    Yes. I made one of my own design and use it to haul water for a sponge bath, for extra water in camp, and it's really useful to haul 2 or 3 or 4 water containers and my sawyer filter down to spring...
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    I use a silk layer just for sleeping. If im...

    I use a silk layer just for sleeping. If im hiking and my legs get cold I put on rain/wind pants over my pants.
  24. Thread: Rain pants

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    Frogg Toggs, cheap, repair with duct tape, loose...

    Frogg Toggs, cheap, repair with duct tape, loose enough to put on without taking off your shoes. Use them as wind pants and laundry clothes.
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    If you want to hike longer miles, start early,...

    If you want to hike longer miles, start early, hike late, take lots of breaks. I try to start my sections with a 10 to 12 mile day. After a few days I'm easily doing 15 miles. After that I can do low...
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