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  1. Hola again matthew d Kirk - pretty sure I got the...

    Hola again matthew d Kirk - pretty sure I got the right person this time. I had the good fortune to meet Sundown on and around the AT recently, said I would pass along his good word to you here on...
  2. Thread: Driving I95

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    There is essentially no such thing as a...

    There is essentially no such thing as a 'quarantine' that applies to anyone hiking the AT who has no reason to believe that he/she has been exposed. To my knowledge, there have been no incidents, no...
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    Another great post and learning opportunity here!...

    Another great post and learning opportunity here! Crafting a good rating system for trail difficulty is challenging, but would be welcome by me, at least. No, it wonít cover all the ground (bad pun...
  4. Ha! On AT, in tent, mixed up HooKoo with MKirk!...

    Ha! On AT, in tent, mixed up HooKoo with MKirk! Seriously, one thing Iíve lost is my reading glasses... but not my mind as seems to be happening to so many these days! Thx to HKDK et al. So does...
  5. Matthew Kirk-thanks for such a thorough answer,...

    Matthew Kirk-thanks for such a thorough answer, it’s a treasure. But honestly I already knew all that, learned it years ago from the real Pros- Like you for example. My question was not how does one...
  6. Wondering how he’s getting resupply?

    Wondering how he’s getting resupply?
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    How about a ĎStuck In Time FKTí - as in trying to...

    How about a ĎStuck In Time FKTí - as in trying to beat a record from the 70s thatís now a good 20 days from Stringbeanís mark for a self-supported AT thru? From what I can gather, it looks like Owen...
  8. At Trents grocery now going NOBO. VA has been dry...

    At Trents grocery now going NOBO. VA has been dry (except for the rain!), fields overgrown, but water sources have not been completely empty just low flow. The ‘gusher’ spring that shoots out of what...
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    I’m using my 2014 Rainbow 2P on my 3rd AT thru -...

    I’m using my 2014 Rainbow 2P on my 3rd AT thru - a few hundred nights in it, and it has never failed me! Can’t imagine why anyone would ever buy a 1P tent, but that’s just me...
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    I just finished GSMNP section in 2.3548 days. Iím...

    I just finished GSMNP section in 2.3548 days. Iím doing a ĎStuck in Time FKTí going after WDís 66d 8h mark or as close as possible... what a coincidence that he and Mercury started day before I did....
  11. Those places have all worked for me hundreds of...

    Those places have all worked for me hundreds of times as well. The only 'trouble' I ever had was in Ouray, CO, a few years ago when a couple of bear cubs decided to use my vehicle as a piece of...
  12. nsherry61, I'm not sure which of my two points...

    nsherry61, I'm not sure which of my two points regarding running (great for training, a reliable metric to give you a peek into speed-hiking potential) you disagree with. If you disagree with the...
  13. As you noted, BODog, there's a lot in your post,...

    As you noted, BODog, there's a lot in your post, but I will respond to what I see as a consistent theme throughout: the need for speed! Answering your questions about estimating how fast you will...
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    About 6k on AT here as well (2 thrus + 3 summer...

    About 6k on AT here as well (2 thrus + 3 summer LASHes)
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    Poll: My guess is actually July 1 - ie ATC will give...

    My guess is actually July 1 - ie ATC will give its humble 'blessing', coinciding with lifting of recently imposed restrictions at BSP.
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    Poll: Splitting hairs here doesn't help... A few months...

    Splitting hairs here doesn't help... A few months ago the idea of a 'closed' AT was unfathomable, now it's reality - especially for those of us who have postponed our hikes. National parks aren't...
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    While it's true that 'direct practice' of any...

    While it's true that 'direct practice' of any targeted activity is almost always the most essential prep for the activity itself (eg hiking is best prep for hiking), in the case of hiking there is a...
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    Penny Pincher's wrote: Putting weights on the end...

    Penny Pincher's wrote: Putting weights on the end of your arms or legs while walking creates a greater amount of force on your hip and shoulder joints than you should. When you put a weight on the...
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    Discrete nod of gratitude y respect to Traveler,...

    Discrete nod of gratitude y respect to Traveler, as he drops the mike and makes his Exit Stage Left. Well said as always.
  20. Thank you, peakbagger, for bringing up a topic...

    Thank you, peakbagger, for bringing up a topic that could save lives - including my own. No doubt many of us don't think about this important issue when we're tired, dirty, and just ready to relax...
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    I second/third Colorado_Rob's 'multiple day but...

    I second/third Colorado_Rob's 'multiple day but single overnight scheme' - great way to do it. GMNP is a gem and a must-do for every Texan who loves the outdoors! It's the highest you can get in the...
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    The Kate Matrosova incident is a fascinating one...

    The Kate Matrosova incident is a fascinating one as well - thanks for mentioning it for those who might not be familiar with it. In that case, the conditions were 'extreme' by any measure. I believe...
  23. Link to NPR article from yesterday with good...

    Link to NPR article from yesterday with good summary below.

    "One factor the conservancy considered was that the pipeline would cross the trail 700 feet underground, and that the pipeline would...
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    Yes, that's just what I was thinking based on...

    Yes, that's just what I was thinking based on what I've been learning about GPS through this informative discussion.

    Before seeing your post, I was just about to send the following:

    Personally,...
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    Thanks, CalebJ, but I get that. As an analogy,...

    Thanks, CalebJ, but I get that. As an analogy, the high jump and the slam dunk are fundamentally different endeavors, but if you can high jump over 7', you're going to be capable of giving Vince...
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