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    As far as Baxter, don't forget about the easy 4...

    As far as Baxter, don't forget about the easy 4 mile Blueberry trail that leads from the thru hiker site to Abol Campsite just outside Baxter. You can use it as an easy alternative to the AT (but...
  2. Thread: Corkscrew

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    And here I had to buy a corkscrew in Rangeley to...

    And here I had to buy a corkscrew in Rangeley to go with my bottle of wine for the trail. I had to hump that corkscrew over
    Saddleback, out to Abraham, up to Sugarloaf, and over S. Brother before...
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    You can trust them to bite you.

    You can trust them to bite you.
  4. Sorry but in my opinion this is a bad idea and...

    Sorry but in my opinion this is a bad idea and you're wasting your money. Save your money and use it for a quality 0 degree bag such as FF or WM. There are others. You can save money by buying a...
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    No problem going up the steep side. Much worse...

    No problem going up the steep side. Much worse in NH/Maine. In any case there is a blue blaze weather trail. Would bypass only when lightning is present.
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    See Whiteblaze homepage links for hostel and mail...

    See Whiteblaze homepage links for hostel and mail drop info. Check both. Everything you need for the above hostels near trail.
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    2nd/3rd paragraph refer to grocery stores.

    2nd/3rd paragraph refer to grocery stores.
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    Dollar General has a better offering than other...

    Dollar General has a better offering than other Dollar stores. Probably can find raisins, peanuts, nut mixes, peanut butter, jelly and trail mix. I don't remember if they carry precooked...
  9. Thread: gaiters

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    Usually wear them backpacking with short pants. ...

    Usually wear them backpacking with short pants. For day hiking only in wet, muddy or snowy conditions where I kick up more sticky stuff. Along with poles they allow you to hop over or hike through...
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    Both. I really don't want to get rid of my NG...

    Both. I really don't want to get rid of my NG stove either. Liquid fuel has potential safety issues. Most backpacking stoves are too easy to knock over. For the non camper, I would stick to...
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    https://www.pcta.org/discover-the-trail/closures/...

    https://www.pcta.org/discover-the-trail/closures/

    Out there in spirit.
  12. Be aware that The Birches has no water. It is...

    Be aware that The Birches has no water. It is technically located on the Blueberry Ledges trail which is an easy 4 mile hike to Abol Bridge (compared to the 10 mile AT). It is maybe .2 mile along...
  13. You are correct on all accounts I got the but in...

    You are correct on all accounts I got the but in the wrong place.
  14. I remember this being a muddy brown river with I...

    I remember this being a muddy brown river with I assume agricultural and urban/suburban runoff. It would need an activated carbon/ceramic/iodine filter and that would still leave inorganic...
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    Weight Distribution

    The problem with a canister on the bottom of the pack is poor weight distribution if the canister has a lot of food in it. It's better to have the most dense items high and close to the body. A...
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    The heat map and graphs can give good relative...

    The heat map and graphs can give good relative information about the usage levels. Compare the dates you hiked in May with the end of September to give you an idea of actual numbers of people. It...
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    There are always many more people on the weekends...

    There are always many more people on the weekends (day hiking, parking, camping) but a lot fewer after Labor day. I like starting at the large lot on the Pemi and Kanc. hwy east of Lincoln for easy...
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    Using the Wayback Machine: Dec 22 2015 home...

    Using the Wayback Machine:
    Dec 22 2015 home page: https://web.archive.org/web/20151222063717/http://whiteblaze.net/forum/content.php
    Dec 25 2015 home page: ...
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    Consider beach walking. It works a lot more and...

    Consider beach walking. It works a lot more and smaller muscles and may build more support for the knees... On the PCT, I sent my poles home for the last 500 miles just because. I discovered every...
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    I would say most definitely. Listening with good...

    I would say most definitely. Listening with good headphones makes the bass come out better. On the southern AT, I usually heard it from a distance which seems to mute the higher notes and perhaps...
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    You said you are willing to hitch. So get up an...

    You said you are willing to hitch. So get up an hour earlier on your last day or shorten your last day's hike. If your ride out is real early in the morning or you can't manage a hitch then $30 is...
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    The shelter is located in the tenting area at the...

    The shelter is located in the tenting area at the side of the large field 100-200 yds north of the beach. The plaque inside says Raymond Torrey Memorial Shelter 1940 - 1976. Water is from the...
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    I couldn't find the shelter but: The "ATC" or...

    I couldn't find the shelter but:

    The "ATC" or Appalachian Trail Connector bypasses what looks like 3/4 to a mile of the AT north of Canopus Lake. Both trails are marked and blazed as of October...
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    Wow these are both great sites. The first gives...

    Wow these are both great sites. The first gives only peaks but lots and lots of them. The second has forecasts detailed from NOAA for all AT shelters and also includes PCT prominent spots. On the...
  25. You're right. I'd forgotten the name and would...

    You're right. I'd forgotten the name and would look up Imp campsite. Imp shelter would show up. I knew there wasn't a shelter at Nauman and could see from the google map Imp wasn't the place. ...
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