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    You can get to the trail from New York City by...

    You can get to the trail from New York City by bus or train. Check the New York/New Jersey Trail Conference web site for details.
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    You could push back you start date, to see how...

    You could push back you start date, to see how things work out, by doing a flip flop hike starting from Harper's Ferry or by going SOBO
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    My wife and I enjoyed a night at the Sterling Inn...

    My wife and I enjoyed a night at the Sterling Inn in Maine.
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    My wife and I recently went on a camping trip in...

    My wife and I recently went on a camping trip in northern Minnesota where the night time lows were -17, -37, and -38.
    And during the day the temperatures never got up to zero.
    Is that too cold? ...
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    Yep, we remember well. That was a nice place to...

    Yep, we remember well.
    That was a nice place to spend a cold night.
    The walk out the next day took us past lots of good looking ice formations
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    My wife and I have done a couple of trips in...

    My wife and I have done a couple of trips in northern MN where the morning temperature when we climb out of the bag is 25 degrees..........below zero!
    It's all about the gear and clothing in those...
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    We eat out of the pot then boil more water to...

    We eat out of the pot then boil more water to make tea.
    That cleans the food remnants from the pot pretty well.
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    Try it, you'll like it. Just be ready for cold...

    Try it, you'll like it.
    Just be ready for cold weather.
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    My wife and I have been using the same pot...

    My wife and I have been using the same pot recommended by D2maine for years now.
    We just take turns eatting out of the pot
    We left the lid handle and just cut a small hole in the cozy cover
    It...
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    I'm gonna miss seeing you folks this year. Is it...

    I'm gonna miss seeing you folks this year.
    Is it just going to be a Saturday night outing or some spend the weekend in the park?
    Me and Kathy will be on our own adventure in northern MN. We'll...
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    I've heard it said that for cold weather you...

    I've heard it said that for cold weather you should have a pad with an R rating of at least 5, yours is only 4.4.
    Add a foam pad underneath yours to provide extra insulation plus if your inflatable...
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    Kathy and I won't be joining in this year. On...

    Kathy and I won't be joining in this year.
    On that weekend we'll be doing a 5 day, dog sled, camping trip in northern Minnesota's Bounday Water Canoe Area. :)
    You can read about it here.
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    My wife, who has been hiking and backpacking for...

    My wife, who has been hiking and backpacking for years, doesn't use any kind of device.
    Her routine is to walk out of sight with bathroom bag in hand and then return when she is finished.
    I give...
  14. Thread: Winter boots

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    To be more specific, I'd like boots to use for...

    To be more specific, I'd like boots to use for long weekend trips, up to 3 nights, that might or might not involve snow shoes or traction devices other than crampons. I use Stabilicers. I'll look...
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    Winter boots

    I'm in the market for new winter boots.
    I've used Sorel Caribou boots up until now but because of some less than favorable on-line reviews I'm considering other makes too.
    I'm looking for boots...
  16. If you're willing to travel farther I bet you'd...

    If you're willing to travel farther I bet you'd enjoy the Laurel Highlands Trail in Pennsylvania.
    See info for the trail here.
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    Let me suggest that you and Hondo do some nights...

    Let me suggest that you and Hondo do some nights in a tent together so that he gets used to it.
    Also do some some multi day hikes so you get to figure out Hondo's eating habits while hiking.
    My...
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    The thing I remember about Vermont is the mud, it...

    The thing I remember about Vermont is the mud, it was everywhere, and it was deep and wide.
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    What should we call you :D
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    I was at Wiley shelter last weekend. The water...

    I was at Wiley shelter last weekend.
    The water pump is working fine, the shelter kept people dry in a pouring rain, but there's a widow maker hanging over one of the two tent platforms.
    There...
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    My wife is out on the A.T. in Connecticut right...

    My wife is out on the A.T. in Connecticut right now.
    It's nice knowing that there's water available for her.
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    For information about public transportation between New York City and various places to hike, including the Appalachian Trail, explore this web page.
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    Poll: I've been watching their video blogs and enjoying...

    I've been watching their video blogs and enjoying them.
    They're making good time and even the youngest of the kids seem to be having a good time.
    I hope they get to finish before they hit their...
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    Like Another Kevin I've got what I need and what...

    Like Another Kevin I've got what I need and what works for me and my wife (and our dog) and am content with that.
    I really don't need or desire the latest and greatest.
    In fact, we've gotten to the...
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    If you want a tent that is spacious for 2 people,...

    If you want a tent that is spacious for 2 people, does a good job keeping out bugs and the weather, and is light weight then consider the Rainshadow by Tarptent. My wife and I, along with our 95...
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