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    I blame the parents. I found myself getting...

    I blame the parents. I found myself getting frustrated when people wouldn't pick me up from the trail and get to town. But that's all. The trail taught me humility. But last year I met 25+...
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    Check out this blog of a guy who finished SOBO in...

    Check out this blog of a guy who finished SOBO in Dec. Dangerranger99.WordPress.com. this
    May be the answer to your question. Great guy with big aspirations.
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    Hey LDog, very cool. Im going to hit the trail...

    Hey LDog, very cool. Im going to hit the trail for a week in mid March to do Clingmans and go north as far as I can during that trip. Ill finish the last bit into Damascus in May for trail days.
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    The bath tub slip protection sounds like a good...

    The bath tub slip protection sounds like a good idea. I swore years ago I would never be caught wearing crocks but I wore them every day for 5 months for my hike. Walmart sells cheap ones for like...
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    One of the coldest nights I had on the trail on...

    One of the coldest nights I had on the trail on my sobo last year. Got there at sunset, all the "firewood" was from some ass who cut down live trees. I found an old stump 100 yards away and got it...
  6. Every hiker is different. Your UL hikers stop...

    Every hiker is different. Your UL hikers stop often to keep food weight down. I would say on average you will "go to town" every 4 days or so. Each stop doesn't mean you don't get back on the...
  7. It just so happened to be right before...

    It just so happened to be right before thanksgiving and the temp was closed to 75 that afternoon. Only things open in town was one outfitter and subway. and a gas station.
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    Keep in mind, walmart has "dry bags" for CHEAP. ...

    Keep in mind, walmart has "dry bags" for CHEAP. I got a package of 3, all different sizes for like 7$. They made it the whole way, i lined with a trash compactor bag, and had a pack cover, and...
  9. Remember your hunger will grow and expect to eat...

    Remember your hunger will grow and expect to eat two ramens and tuna/chicken/sardines for a decent meal. Pasta/rice sides are always preferable. With the water container, do what you find is best...
  10. They were all closed up come November, along with...

    They were all closed up come November, along with EVERYTHING in that town. They must have forgotten people hike it south as well as north. It is the Maine to Georgia trail and all. Best trail town...
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    I was late in the pack of SOBO's this year and he...

    I was late in the pack of SOBO's this year and he took us in for 2 nights so we could slack pack. Rob had asked me at that point to tell the last of the NOBO's that he was closed, though still took...
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    That was all very helpful. I would be doing 2-5...

    That was all very helpful. I would be doing 2-5 day trips all along the way. May I ask why the trail is leaving the GSM's? What mnt is to be the western point?
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    I still have some hiking to complete before trail...

    I still have some hiking to complete before trail days and will prob hike north into Damascus for trail days. I cant seem to find the official date weekend of Trail days 2013
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    Section hiking the MST

    I just came off an AT SOBO thru hike in December and would like to start section hiking the MST since I just moved to Wilmington NC. Though far away from most of the trail, anyone have suggestions? ...
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    It def happens. I know a few who found some in...

    It def happens. I know a few who found some in town at local bars and such. Check the Logs in the shelters, some brag about it, you may be surprised it happens more often than you think. Its...
  16. How in the world did you get a that cheap a...

    How in the world did you get a that cheap a flight from Bangor? Im from Atlanta and it was almost 650$ one way from ATL to Bangor in July for my SOBO thur this year. So I flew to boston for 80$ and...
  17. Also I ate 2-3 packets of oatmeal and coffee...

    Also I ate 2-3 packets of oatmeal and coffee every morning for 4.5 months, unless I was out and ate what i had.
  18. I will say hiker boxes late in the season or for...

    I will say hiker boxes late in the season or for SOBO's are fairly filled with food. you can typically score some decent food, but that will require you to go into towns. Also, how much do you know...
  19. I used tumblr on my droid. Did the similar,...

    I used tumblr on my droid. Did the similar, wrote an "email draft" and when in town or with 3G posted it along with pictures. My battery sucked so I typically would write with pen and paper and...
  20. This year I scored big time with the hiker boxes,...

    This year I scored big time with the hiker boxes, but also left my fair share of "extra" food weight in them. Right out of the 100 mile wilderness I found a Full length Thermarest. In Harpers...
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    I just completed my SOBO Thru in 2012. I carried...

    I just completed my SOBO Thru in 2012. I carried my 5 year old Hennessy. Without question change the tarp to a larger one. I never did, but wish I had. I slept in it 70% of the time. Slept in it...
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    Yeah Boyfriend finished a couple days ago. I...

    Yeah Boyfriend finished a couple days ago. I think on the 13th. Ahh yes. It was a good night. Boyfriend and I still made the 24 miles the next day. It was painful.
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    Yeah man, what a good night. I was in such a bad...

    Yeah man, what a good night. I was in such a bad mood before meeting you all, and the beer was heavy. You and your brothers made it all better. Good company on the trail is hard to come by...
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    Springer Dec 6 2012

    Springer Dec 6 2012
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    Just so you all know, I made it it into nyc via a...

    Just so you all know, I made it it into nyc via a hitch to a train station in NY with two other SOBO's. Two of the three of us finished last thursday on Springer! Thanks for all the advice.
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