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    I did this a few years ago, went through security...

    I did this a few years ago, went through security with one of my trekking poles used as a cane. It was at the Tri-City Airport in Tennessee. I had a rubber tip on the end of the pole and the other...
  2. Enjoyed the video. I have had a long interest in...

    Enjoyed the video. I have had a long interest in the Via Francigena.
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    I have traveled a lot to places I want to hike,...

    I have traveled a lot to places I want to hike, the latest being the Colorado Trail. I a buy $17 duffle bag from Walmart and put my pack inside. When I get to my destination, I either throw the...
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    The main attraction in that area is off road...

    The main attraction in that area is off road vehicles and quite a few come from Texas (it seems that is somewhat of a joke in those parts - tourists from Texas). During the day, I'm sure everyone is...
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    I did the CT this past summer. It took me about...

    I did the CT this past summer. It took me about an hour to get a ride into Lake City. There's not much traffic on that road. Fortunately, getting a ride out of town back to the trailhead was a lot...
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    I think I've posted this on the forum before, but...

    I think I've posted this on the forum before, but since you asked... This was at Rip Rap Gap. Another hiker pointed out a bear was on a parallel path with me and pacing me. I took some pictures as...
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    I always enjoy your reports. I wish I lived...

    I always enjoy your reports. I wish I lived closer to the mountains to get out like you do.

    Curious as to what the bear was going after. I had several holes in my tent this summer on the...
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    I have a Tarptent Rainbow. It doesn't meet your...

    I have a Tarptent Rainbow. It doesn't meet your needs, but I thought I would mention it for this reason. I can either stake it down, or rig it freestanding by using my trekking poles. It's...
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    I stayed at Bert's Restaurant in Palmerton a...

    I stayed at Bert's Restaurant in Palmerton a couple of years ago. I thought they were pretty good. That's about 2/3 the way between Duncannon and DWG. There were not too many bunks, but then, I...
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    I stayed at Standing Bear Farm. It is not...

    I stayed at Standing Bear Farm. It is not somewhere I would choose to stay again. In my short list of poorly run hostels, it was near the top. That was in 2016. Maybe things have changed.
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    With the Top of Georgia hostel gone and new...

    With the Top of Georgia hostel gone and new owners converting to more of a bed and breakfast, it would seem a hostel style facility like the old Top of Georgia would be a good fit in the area.
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    I tried to hike the PCT in 2020 and even had a...

    I tried to hike the PCT in 2020 and even had a permit, but then they closed sections and the PCTA gave hiking a bad rap. I was hoping to do it in 2021, but it looks like the same is going to happen...
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    I could have used some of this on the CT this...

    I could have used some of this on the CT this year. Had some rodents chew through the screen on my tent. Thanks for the info.
  14. That opening scene sure hit home. I kept getting...

    That opening scene sure hit home. I kept getting caught out in the open during hail storms on the CT this year. Nice drone camera work by the way.
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    As always, love the pictures. Looks like a lot...

    As always, love the pictures. Looks like a lot of fun.
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    I had something similar happen to me on the AT...

    I had something similar happen to me on the AT except I was able to avoid getting bit. The owner could not get a leash on the dog and get him under control for several minutes.
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    Thus making it your fault, and therein lies the...

    Thus making it your fault, and therein lies the crux of the problem. I wonder if it ever occurred to the owners to maybe not bring their dog to a trail where people might be wearing hats and...
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    Well, as a 71 year old "mature" man that makes me...

    Well, as a 71 year old "mature" man that makes me feel better. Of course, women have one great advantage over me. They could hike backwards and I still probably couldn't keep up with them.
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    I'm more wary of dogs on the trail than I am of...

    I'm more wary of dogs on the trail than I am of bears or most any other wild animal. I blame owners for not maintaining control. "Oh, my little Fifi loves everyone," as the ******en dog lunges for...
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    Scary Encounters for Women on the Trail

    I thought this article (link below) was very interesting. It also hit home to some degree. I try to be friendly on the trail. Many years in sales oriented jobs taught me that people like to talk...
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    You're right of course. I was just having...

    You're right of course. I was just having trouble processing a second death in two days. Maybe there was a mistake. However, I just found this news article (here) and there is no doubt about a...
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    Second Hiker Found Dead on Katahdin?

    Is this a second death on Katahdin? That's what is being reported and there is no name associated with the death as there was in the earlier report. See the link below to the article.

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    If you aren't checking the weather, then I hope...

    If you aren't checking the weather, then I hope you see this post. You are about to get drenched as hurricane Delta goes over you. Although it will probably be much downgraded by the time it get...
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    Ouch! I still have 265 miles left of Maine...

    Ouch! I still have 265 miles left of Maine including Katahdin and that news article did not give me the warm "fuzzies" especially at my age. I guess the take-away from the incident is don't get...
  25. Depends on the trail but sometimes a trail will...

    Depends on the trail but sometimes a trail will go through a town, but most times you are hitchhiking or walking to town for resupply. On the Appalachian Trail with which I am most familiar,...
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