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    Good luck to him. But he doesn't stand a chance.

    Good luck to him. But he doesn't stand a chance.
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    Great photos! Looks a bit big to be a bobcat but...

    Great photos! Looks a bit big to be a bobcat but what do I know? :) Thanks for sharing!
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    Oh yeah, and welcome to Whiteblaze! :)

    Oh yeah, and welcome to Whiteblaze! :)
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    I have an Aether 70 and a Exos 58. One of the...

    I have an Aether 70 and a Exos 58. One of the guys I hiked with for a few months used the Kestrel 58. I can say that I really love the Aether. The only downside is that I don't use the hydration...
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    I have a Hubba Hubba and found I could set the...

    I have a Hubba Hubba and found I could set the rainfly up first, then crawl under and set the tent up, keeping it nice and dry. Took a couple of practice runs to get it right but it works like a...
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    Great place to camp! If you go through the...

    Great place to camp! If you go through the patches of Rhodeddendron (don't know how to spell that), there are a few smaller spots that are simply beautiful.
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    I wish him the best and hope he recovers quickly....

    I wish him the best and hope he recovers quickly. He was only 88 miles from finishing.
  8. Hiked through SNP early this summer and had no...

    Hiked through SNP early this summer and had no problems with resupply. Loved the hike because I didn't have to carry a lot of food (thus, saving pack weight). I was able to do the entire park in 6...
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    I've been a life-long tenter and took my tent...

    I've been a life-long tenter and took my tent with me on my thru attempt. In PA, I switched to a Hennessey hammock and a lighter pack to shave a few pounds off my pack. The hammock is awesome but...
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    My knee ended my thru-hike attempt. Went to the...

    My knee ended my thru-hike attempt. Went to the doc and found out it was an overuse issue. I picked up a knee brace that has the hole which holds the knee cap in place and found that worked enough to...
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    The Hiker Hostel shuttled me to the top of...

    The Hiker Hostel shuttled me to the top of Springer Mountain. I totally skipped the approach trail and have no regrets. Some of my buddies did the approach and the photos they took of the falls were...
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    Yep, the day I got off the trail and made it home...

    Yep, the day I got off the trail and made it home the earthquake (what there was of it) hit. Then the next morning the lovely smell of the dismal swamp burning followed by the hurricane (what there...
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    Packs still get wet, even with pack covers. I...

    Packs still get wet, even with pack covers. I found a giant, and I mean GIANT, ziplock bag at Walmart. It fit completely inside my Aether 70 and still zipped. Was the best water protection gear I...
  14. Stranger, thank you for your posts. I just got...

    Stranger, thank you for your posts. I just got off the trail with my thru-hike attempt ending in MA. Knee blew in upper NY and I limped through CT hoping it would get better. Was pretty dumb as it...
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    Yep. I was there that night. He was drunk,...

    Yep. I was there that night. He was drunk, obnoxious and threatening to kill the other hikers in the shelter. Rather than engage this jerk and spool him up further, we left and went to town....
  16. I've been able to find the packaged pre-cooked...

    I've been able to find the packaged pre-cooked chicken (not in a can) pretty regularly this year. I tire of the tuna packages quickly and have found the chicken packages to be a godsend as they offer...
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    Lynchburg, VA to Montebello, VA

    Got off the trail to attend my daughter's high school graduation and now looking to get back on. In need of a shuttle from Lynchburg Regional Airport (where I rented a car to get back to VA Beach) to...
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    Thru hiking now and Verizon beats other servicxes...

    Thru hiking now and Verizon beats other servicxes out here. Some of my buddies have AT&T, some have T mobile but my service is always more available than theirs. There are still several places I...
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    On my way down south right now. See you at the...

    On my way down south right now. See you at the hostel!
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    Yeeouch! Heh!

    Yeeouch! Heh!
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    I'm taking my HH on my solo thru beginning next...

    I'm taking my HH on my solo thru beginning next week. I love having all the extra room and the weight doesn't bother me at all.

    In my mind, walking or hiking is the most important aspect of...
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    Yes! I'm ready to go!!!!

    Yes! I'm ready to go!!!!
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    34lbs here with food (4 days) and water (4...

    34lbs here with food (4 days) and water (4 liters). Can't say it's "comfortable" to carry because going without a pack would be comfortable, but it does ride easy. :D
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    Probably depends on if you can hit what yer...

    Probably depends on if you can hit what yer shootin' at.
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    Congrats on finishing the AT! I was going to...

    Congrats on finishing the AT! I was going to suggest the Mountain to Sea Trail but it looks like you're way ahead of me. :)
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