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    Wearing cotton, particularly jeans, in the rain...

    Wearing cotton, particularly jeans, in the rain (or snow)
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    Congratulations! Every section hiker rejoices...

    Congratulations! Every section hiker rejoices when the dream comes true!
    Best wishes on your plans for whatever is next.
    I hope your plans include more long hikes, even if they take 12 years . . .
  3. For recent trail conditions, you could look at...

    For recent trail conditions, you could look at Hawk's YouTube videos, here:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEsauJnA_OgXuilWtEXGQKg
    days 104 -106 would cover your itinerary.
  4. I passed through, SOBO, in late May. I had no...

    I passed through, SOBO, in late May. I had no problem with water.
    The springs/streams at the shelters were all flowing, nothing stagnant.
    I found the shelter/campground spacing inconvenient and...
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    Debit card, credit card, ID (drivers license),...

    Debit card, credit card, ID (drivers license), health insurance card & cash (no coin)
    In a snack-sized zip-lock with car key (no other keys).
    Kept in the bottom of my pack (bottom of the...
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    I want to believe this can be done. Just...

    I want to believe this can be done.

    Just thinking out loud.
    From your starting date, 100 days gets you to the end of December.
    Only elite hikers (the top 5%) finish the AT in 100 days (someone...
  7. Thread: PA 233 Parking

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    I parked there a couple of years ago for a...

    I parked there a couple of years ago for a section hike
    (to Harpers Ferry, so a couple of nights).
    I had no problems - - no other cars parked there, no break-ins.
    I did not see much traffic on...
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    On sweaty days, Nuun in every 2-3 liters I drink....

    On sweaty days, Nuun in every 2-3 liters I drink.
    Regardless the weather, I take 1 liter with Electro-Mix and Emergen-C as my recovery drink with dinner.
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    Thank you RBH and good luck on your plans to...

    Thank you RBH and good luck on your plans to complete the AT.
    I started with the Long Trail in VT and continued SOBO on the AT through PA. Then I jumped to Maine, and then TN to Springer. I had...
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    I am with you on footwear. Once you find a system...

    I am with you on footwear. Once you find a system for your feet, it is easier to replace when they inevitably wear out. When my favorite trail runners were re-designed (moment of silence for the...
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    My advice is to spend more time on footwear than...

    My advice is to spend more time on footwear than any other piece of gear.
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    Thank You to Whiteblaze

    One week ago I stood atop Mcafee Knob, had my picture taken as is the custom, walked 4 miles SOBO to Rt. 311, crossed the road and stepped onto the gravel-paved parking lot, completing the entire AT...
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    I had a vexing visit to Helvey's Mill shelter...

    I had a vexing visit to Helvey's Mill shelter last week. Night hiking meant I arrived by headlamp. I had no problem getting there, or getting water. I've seen worse for distance from trail and...
  14. Thread: Most helpful

    by One Arm
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    I am a section hiker. My sense of direction is...

    I am a section hiker. My sense of direction is good and I am confident in my navigation skills. I started out using ATC maps but they were TMI for me and bulky/heavy. I used Guthook in Maine and...
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    I day-hiked most of it (out and back, so 2X for...

    I day-hiked most of it (out and back, so 2X for 80% of the trail) several years ago. Flat and fast. If you did laps on some sections you could get a 1,000 ft vertical gain day. Also hot and humid. I...
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    There is another explanation: the rattlesnake...

    There is another explanation: the rattlesnake does not have a rattle.
    Some sub-populations of rattlesnakes are thriving without the rattle....
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    There is another explanation: the rattlesnake...

    There is another explanation: the rattlesnake does not have a rattle.
    Some sub-populations of rattlesnakes are thriving without the rattle....
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    There may have been a thread on this before, but...

    There may have been a thread on this before, but in July 2017, I headed southbound from Hot Springs. Three dogs, with collars but unaccompanied, ran past me at the top of the first climb. I went to...
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    Blue Hat on Roan Highlands, Found

    I think I met the hiker who lost this hat on 25 June. My apologies for posting this so late. I took the hat on a tour to Georgia. Identify the hat, and let me know your address and I will mail to you...
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    Found: Watch on AT

    A watch found on the trail, north of Atkins, VA on 13 May 2017.
    Still working. Will mail to hiker who can describe it accurately.
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