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    Good summary. I've known too many of the latter....

    Good summary. I've known too many of the latter. Scary.
  2. Thread: Aloksak Bags

    by JPritch
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    I'm done with Opsacks. Every single one I've had...

    I'm done with Opsacks. Every single one I've had failed quickly just above the zip, to where if you zip it shut there is nothing to grab onto to open it back up.

    I was at a hostel in TN back in...
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    Great Job RoadRunner! Would love if you would...

    Great Job RoadRunner! Would love if you would share some of your experiences during your journey, any highlights, challenges, revelations, tips, etc...
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    I don't know that you've got it all figured out,...

    I don't know that you've got it all figured out, but your bias against trail magic is clear.
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    I had a similar encounter in April just outside...

    I had a similar encounter in April just outside the N boundary of GSMNP. I had been warned of a bear ahead, didn't see one and let my guard down. Came with about 20' of a tree directly next to the...
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    Really cool. Almost hate to see you put it "out...

    Really cool. Almost hate to see you put it "out there" for everyone and possibly have one of the big companies come along and get even richer on the idea. But thanks for sharing. I never carry a...
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    I joined the Wonderland FB group. I noticed some...

    I joined the Wonderland FB group. I noticed some folks getting group permits without having anybody lined up ahead of time to fill those spots with them. With how scarce permits are, I don't like...
  8. People love a good pissing contest.

    People love a good pissing contest.
  9. Maybe I'm biased as I'm a section hiker, but I...

    Maybe I'm biased as I'm a section hiker, but I don't see why folks get so wound up around "thru" hike status. It kind of turns into a pissing contest. Did it non-stop vs took a break, Flip-flopper,...
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    Nice pics. Doing the Highlands during peak bloom...

    Nice pics. Doing the Highlands during peak bloom has been on my list, but looks like it's gonna be at least another year. I've been in the Fall which was also gorgeous, and my big section through...
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    I use this to secure inside my pack:...

    I use this to secure inside my pack:
    https://zpacks.com/products/stick-on-key-zip-pouch

    I can detach it, and have a shock cord necklace attached to the loops so I can wear it while in town etc...
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    Thanks Dogwood for all your posts on this matter....

    Thanks Dogwood for all your posts on this matter. I couldn't agree with you more, and you said it all much more politely and eloquently than I ever could have! So I will bite my tongue, hard as it...
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    I can only speak to my experience, but Total...

    I can only speak to my experience, but Total (Verizon) service has been light years ahead of Virgin (Sprint).
  14. Great pics!

    Great pics!
  15. Trailhead Access/Parking at Burkes Garden VA

    I'm looking to do a day hike from VA42 O'Lystery Pavilion (mm 558) to VA623 Burkes Garden (mm 576). Reading conflicting reports on viability of Rt623 in terms of road conditions and if parking at...
  16. FYI...The Barn has reopened under new ownership. ...

    FYI...The Barn has reopened under new ownership. Source: was just there a few days ago. Saw Thru hikers coming and going. I imagine new owners allow section hiker parking, but call to confirm.
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    That's pretty impressive mileage if you're just...

    That's pretty impressive mileage if you're just jumping onto the trail after a long layoff. That's something I'd need to build up to. I did 9 my first day out of Hot Springs....combination of heavy...
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    I agree. This may ruffle some feathers, but that...

    I agree. This may ruffle some feathers, but that Grizzly population out West needs the fear of man put into it some more. There have been some rather brazen attacks in recent memory that don't fit...
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    I would think the smell of a sweaty stinky person...

    I would think the smell of a sweaty stinky person would be just as or more effective than some dog hair, no?

    If there is something to dog hair, I wonder if the type of dog has any impact. The fur...
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    Another holla for The GOAT. They're my go to...

    Another holla for The GOAT. They're my go to outdoor retailer.
  21. Drooling over here. That would have hit the spot...

    Drooling over here. That would have hit the spot for sure!
  22. Thread: Dream Hike?

    by JPritch
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    A thru of Te Araroa. PCT and Hayduke get...

    A thru of Te Araroa. PCT and Hayduke get honorable mention.
  23. Can confirm Huddle House is no more in Erwin. It...

    Can confirm Huddle House is no more in Erwin. It was replaced by a Dunkin Donuts. Not gonna lie...as much as I despise and avoid McDonalds IRL, it's where I ate breakfast in Erwin. That McGriddle...
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    Thanks for the insight CMoulder! Exactly what I...

    Thanks for the insight CMoulder! Exactly what I was looking for. I've had my Blast at near capacity a few trips where I had to bring extra clothing and do a large food carry. I wasn't very...
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    That all sounds logical, but you are actually...

    That all sounds logical, but you are actually wrong believe it or not! I saw this first hand on Facebook through the years where people under their full name and picture, seemingly have zero filter...
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