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  1. Thread: Finally!

    by RuthN
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    Congrats and good luck!

    Congrats and good luck!
  2. Thread: 2021 flip flop

    by RuthN
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    2021 flip flop

    In 2021, three years after originally planned, I will be setting out on what will be either a thru or a long section of the AT. I have to leave mid-May because of a scheduling conflict, so I am...
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    Last year I set off for an overnight hike on the...

    Last year I set off for an overnight hike on the Lone Star Trail. I saw a huge cloud of smoke over the forest as soon as I got off the interstate, so I stopped in the ranger's office to find out...
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    Just a follow-up - my husband and I both enrolled...

    Just a follow-up - my husband and I both enrolled in the Texas Master Naturalist Program administered by Texas A&M. It runs from February to May of next year. Pony, we definitely aren't at the same...
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    I have been reading and greatly enjoying your...

    I have been reading and greatly enjoying your book. I highly recommend it.
  6. Wish I could be there! And I second Slow Trek’s...

    Wish I could be there! And I second Slow Trek’s appreciation for your work.
  7. "You Can Now Hike the Appalachian Trail Virtually"

    Interesting article from Outside magazine's website about an app that logs your mileage walked and illustrates where you would be on the AT if you walked that distance on trail.
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    Ugh - sorry to hear about that. My best...

    Ugh - sorry to hear about that. My best suggestion is to reach out to some of the sources I interviewed for that article. Try emailing Sue Williams of fiftysense.net at [email protected] ...
  9. I'll be there!

    I'll be there!
  10. "She Survived a Stabbing, then Climbed Mount Katahdin"

    Amazing grit. Kudos to her.

    https://www.outsideonline.com/2402641/kirby-morrill-appalachian-trail-stabbing

    [I haven't been checking White Blaze for about a week, so please forgive me if this...
  11. Thread: "Hike it Baby"

    by RuthN
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    Sorry! I can't find another link, but here's...

    Sorry! I can't find another link, but here's the link to the group itself.
  12. Thread: "Hike it Baby"

    by RuthN
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    "Hike it Baby"

    Interesting article from the Washington Post about a group dedicated to parents and kids getting outside and hiking.
  13. Thread: Itís Done!!!

    by RuthN
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    Well done! Congratulations!

    Well done! Congratulations!
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    I'm a volunteer for the Gathering and should be...

    I'm a volunteer for the Gathering and should be able to get that info. I never camped at the event so I can't speak from personal experience.
  15. Thread: Trail Completed

    by RuthN
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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
  16. Man accused of murder along the Appalachian Trail found incompetent to stand trial

    https://www.heraldcourier.com/news/man-accused-of-murder-along-the-appalachian-trail-found-incompetent/article_70e148ec-9da9-11e9-be87-9f521fa3aabd.html
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  17. Shenandoah National Park temporarily closes campsites due to bear activity

    "According to a press release from the park, all eight designated campsites surrounding the Blackrock Hut/Shelter will be closed to overnight camping until July 11.

    Park officials say a bear...
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    Thanks for this great trip report! I've been...

    Thanks for this great trip report! I've been curious about some of these UK trails. I look forward to your summary post.
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    On my first solo overnight I took a Xanax at...

    On my first solo overnight I took a Xanax at bedtime and slept well except for awakening briefly when some coyotes started up nearby. The downside was that when I read my journal the next day it had...
  20. "Safe and Found" analysis of lost hiker activities

    This is an interesting analysis of lost hiker incidents. It tallies the different ways people survived and either got found or made their way back to the trail. ...
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    I would guess the same weekend/end of April, but...

    I would guess the same weekend/end of April, but I believe Laurie Potteiger at the ATC is the point of contact for the festival.
  22. Nice! I just added it to my inventory of...

    Nice! I just added it to my inventory of WhiteBlaze author works. :) Eventually I'll make my way through all of them.
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    Thanks everyone!

    Thanks everyone!
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    Backcountry online gear supplier

    I'm seeking opinions on Backcountry (https://www.backcountry.com/). They have a Big Agnes tent I'm interested in for 25% off and I want to go for it but I want to be sure they're reputable. I've...
  25. Just sent you a PM regarding the Osprey Exos.

    Just sent you a PM regarding the Osprey Exos.
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