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    March 1st already has 45 registered on the ATC...

    March 1st already has 45 registered on the ATC site.

    https://atcamp.org/atthruhikerreports.cfm
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    Do the make human wool garments? Seems like a...

    Do the make human wool garments? Seems like a natural. Seems like they could raise people in the right climate to maximize loft and durability.
  3. Thread: 2021 SOBO Lash

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    Welcome Sawnie. Long Ass Section Hike

    Welcome Sawnie. Long Ass Section Hike
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    I like the suffusing of the color under the...

    I like the suffusing of the color under the leaves, more the the view from afar.
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    I agree with KittySlayer on services. Empty...

    I agree with KittySlayer on services. Empty restaurant spaces in cities and ‘burbs will get refinanced and reopened by same or new operators pretty quickly. Hiking services are businesses of...
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    What was it you used?

    What was it you used?
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    Vibram makes a wide variety of sole compounds by...

    Vibram makes a wide variety of sole compounds by the way. Merrill must choose a harder one. I have some La Sportivas with Vibram soles that don’t slip at all—but they wear quicker.

    Maybe you...
  8. Sea to Summit Etherlight is grand. I’m a guy,...

    Sea to Summit Etherlight is grand. I’m a guy, but got Women’s large, slightly higher R value.
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    Sounds like roll it back for both drag reduction...

    Sounds like roll it back for both drag reduction and water/rain management.

    Guessing there is no difference for Dynema vs Xpac?
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    Original ATC reason for “closing” the trail was...

    Original ATC reason for “closing” the trail was mostly to protect the less medically resourced communities the trail goes through. (I think). Those medical resources should be protected via...
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    Back to the OP question A few more thrus,...

    Back to the OP question

    A few more thrus, probably tilted a little older. The “life is short” crowd. Folk like me who know a successful thru becomes less likely (health/injury-wise) with each...
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    Probably be some good deals on used RVs in the...

    Probably be some good deals on used RVs in the next year or two

    And unfortunately more dogs and cats back in shelters.
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    Roll forward or back?

    Is there any big advantage when closing a roll top pack, going one way or the other? I.e. rolling towards back of the pack or towards back of your head?
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    If vaccines are generally available day hikers...

    If vaccines are generally available day hikers will skeedaddle back to the ball park and bars. But there will probably be more thrus.
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    Sometimes good for keeping skeeters away...

    Sometimes good for keeping skeeters away...
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    I registered last year and didn’t perceive any...

    I registered last year and didn’t perceive any spam as a result.

    Donated a little more to ATC this year; figured some people wouldn’t be able to. Yeah I’m not happy with everything they do, but...
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    My schedule baggage is light; can start at pretty...

    My schedule baggage is light; can start at pretty much the drop of a hat. Part of my road to glory is using as much daylight as possible. Two days early June in Maine have as much daylight as three...
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    I think that the ATC opening thru hiking...

    I think that the ATC opening thru hiking registration is a sign that we are getting more acclimated to the virus. Shelters and privies are probably not surface transmission threats. I wouldn’t want...
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    From ATC email this afternoon

    Hopefully a good sign...

    To ensure hiker safety and health while on the A.T., we ask hikers to plan, prepare, and stay informed by undertaking the following:

    Register your hike: If you are...
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    From ATC email this afternoon

    Hopefully a good sign...

    To ensure hiker safety and health while on the A.T., we ask hikers to plan, prepare, and stay informed by undertaking the following:

    Register your hike: If you are...
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    Register your hike from ATC email

    we ask hikers to plan, prepare, and stay informed by undertaking the following:

    Register your hike: If you are planning a backpacking trip of any length — from an overnight trip to a full...
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    Oh man, oh man, this gives me a great idea! ...

    Oh man, oh man, this gives me a great idea!

    The ATC could install geothermal heating and cooking device at every shelter! Hot chow, no stoves required.
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    Pappy SOBO as early as possible.

    Pappy

    SOBO as early as possible.
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    Shelters are good things, IMO. I agree, with...

    Shelters are good things, IMO.

    I agree, with understanding about close to road ones. Also easier to get up and go in the morning.
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    I am interested as well in 2021 impacts

    I am interested as well in 2021 impacts
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