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    there is plenty of water in hop brook (i ran...

    there is plenty of water in hop brook (i ran along it earlier today) but i would recommend against drinking from it for one of the reasons you stated - livestock contamination. lots of farms in the...
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    water was flowing in tyringham today, though not...

    water was flowing in tyringham today, though not as strong as it was a week ago. i think some of the smaller / seasonal brooks might be dry but the larger ones should be reliable.

    we do have a...
  3. i am local and have not had issues (or personally...

    i am local and have not had issues (or personally heard of issues) with any of these sites, though i have only used the main rd lot for overnights.

    there are two other crossings northbound from...
  4. Kristian Morgan FKT ATtempt - NOBO Supported

    hadn't seen anything posted here yet about this attempt. kristian is a british ultra runner who paced karel sabbe occasionally last year and apparently has a goal of <40 days for his attempt.
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  5. greetings from a section runner who lives near...

    greetings from a section runner who lives near trail in MA.

    my solution for chipping away at NJ/NY/CT/MA has largely just been to do everything as out and backs, looping back on different trails...
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    saw a mama bear and a very tiny single cub on...

    saw a mama bear and a very tiny single cub on trail today at about noon, just a minute or so NOBO from the shaker campsite.
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    to add to what cosmo said: i haven't seen any on...

    to add to what cosmo said: i haven't seen any on trail yet in the area, but we've had a bear sighting about 3/4 of a mile from the campsite. they are awake and prowling!
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    i live in the area and agree that the goose pond...

    i live in the area and agree that the goose pond rd parking is a pretty quiet and presumably safe spot.

    for nearby alternates, there will be more space and more traffic at rt 20, with less space...
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    in my time on trail in MA the last 2-3 years i...

    in my time on trail in MA the last 2-3 years i have seen some sort of hiker feed style 'trail magic' (fresh water, sports drinks, sodas, fruit, and other snacks) at 7 different road crossings. i...
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    don't think i have seen this posted yet. for...

    don't think i have seen this posted yet. for those curious, karel sabbe was a guest for the FKT website's 'fastest known podcast' - https://fastestknowntime.com/podcast/episode-2-karel-sabbe

    i...
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    i would be curious about this information too, if...

    i would be curious about this information too, if anyone has access to it.
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    this is why i would happily vouch for karel. i...

    this is why i would happily vouch for karel. i met him on trail unannounced at a moment it would have been quite easy for him to cheat if he had wanted to.



    he paused for a photo with his...
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    i've run past the shaker site near sunset a few...

    i've run past the shaker site near sunset a few times in the last two weeks and haven't spotted the bears again. a few other sightings on/near trail though, and reports from all over town of frequent...
  14. speaking only for MA, the only issue i would see...

    speaking only for MA, the only issue i would see in meeting the OP's stated goals would be how the heck one would reasonably carry / keep / prepare the food items listed. i know that the Big Y...
  15. from interactions online and in person the...

    from interactions online and in person the opposite can also be true. i have met some very pliable section hikers who were happy to go with the flow and i have met thru hikers who definitely exuded a...
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    thanks for sharing the vid cosmo! i've been...

    thanks for sharing the vid cosmo! i've been avoiding this section of trail for the last two weeks now but have heard of a few other (off trail) bear incidents in the area. it is nice to see the signs...
  17. it is very possible he is fading, but some credit...

    it is very possible he is fading, but some credit needs to be given to the weather. today is probably the coolest it has been in the northeast since friday, and it looks like it is still 88F with 60%...
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    i ran into these bears last night parked a few...

    i ran into these bears last night parked a few feet off trail at about 7:15pm. they forced a hiker already at the site to keep going and an approaching pair to double back and skip ahead via...
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    it is definitely useful, quite direct and fairly...

    it is definitely useful, quite direct and fairly flat. there is an AMC cabin along the trail which i guess is why the trail exists. once on the trail you won't lose it but the turnoff is easy to miss...
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    i agree with JT, is there a reason for laurel...

    i agree with JT, is there a reason for laurel ridge? the three options i know of are the race brook trailhead, undermountain trailhead or the state line trailhead on mt washington road. of the three...
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    if anyone is considering tyringham for a mail...

    if anyone is considering tyringham for a mail drop just be aware that post office keeps some odd hours.
    http://www.tyringham-ma.gov/Pages/TyringhamMA_WebDocs/Postoffice

    while probably not...
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    tyringham ma 4/22 - muddy in the usual wet spots,...

    tyringham ma 4/22 - muddy in the usual wet spots, some patchy snow (probably gone now) near webster rd. lots of blowdown to deal with on the less used sections.

    greylock (via rd) 4/26 -...
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