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    Two weeks, Tipi??? :eek: I mean, it's your call,...

    Two weeks, Tipi??? :eek: I mean, it's your call, esp. since you seem to be pretty much by yourself most of the time, but two weeks ??? And I mean this with all due respect and a sense of humor, but...
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    At REI, a lightweight kit for 3 nights is $160. ...

    At REI, a lightweight kit for 3 nights is $160. And yes, the gear is cleaned (sleeping bags, too) between rentals. Good grief.



    1 2-Person Lightweight Backpacking Tent
    2 Lightweight...
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    A guy carrying a pistol? I've never seen that...

    A guy carrying a pistol? I've never seen that before, but then I only get to hike twice a year.
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    Why buy when you can rent?

    The Sunday edition (9-16-19) of the NY TIMES, Travel section, has an article on renting hiking and camping gear. https://nyti.ms/2URSXLJ

    For those new to hiking, it may be better to rent gear for...
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    To steal from Chris Willets' suggestion, liquor...

    To steal from Chris Willets' suggestion, liquor and porn.
  6. Thread: Wet Butt

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    That would be wicked funny.

    That would be wicked funny.
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    Please speak American. :welcome So your vote is...

    Please speak American. :welcome So your vote is a buckeye?

    Would close-up pics of a tree limb, bark, or ??? be helpful?
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    I think it's safe to declare it an Ohio Buckeye...

    I think it's safe to declare it an Ohio Buckeye tree.

    My kid used this app, got the name, then did a little more digging via Google. She said the app is quite good....
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    This is the best that I can do with enlargements....

    This is the best that I can do with enlargements.
    After looking at tree id book and comparing with what little can be seen on pics, my guess is Osage orange tree. I think it would survive in CO.
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    I took the lead and looked up info on wikipedia,...

    I took the lead and looked up info on wikipedia, google search, etc. If that's indeed a jackfruit, it would be a arborvor miracle. One report said that one tree was reported to be living in south...
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    Help with tree ID?

    The best and only pics that I have of the tree in question. I have no clue at all. My daughter lives in Golden, CO, so that's the location.

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    I've read about merino but I didn't buy any...

    I've read about merino but I didn't buy any because I assumed it would be difficult to clean. Yes/no? Can you wash merino in a machine along with other clothes? What about drying? Surely you...
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    As a point of clarification, I am not and have...

    As a point of clarification, I am not and have never been a thru hiker. I'm sure that the longer the trip, the more difficult to keep stuff clean. In a good year, I get out 7-10 days in the spring...
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    Let's keep it clean, y'all

    I disagree with the notion that if you hike for multiple days, you will necessarily smell like a pig farm on a rainy day.

    Attached is a pic of my hiking sink (a cut-down 1-gallon plastic jug), a 2...
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    I use the Tarptent Rainbow. It is shaped...

    I use the Tarptent Rainbow. It is shaped something like a half circle, which allows me to get in and out without crawling like a dog and to sit up to read. You may like a tent like this...
  16. It was a great essay. Many thanks for the link.

    It was a great essay. Many thanks for the link.
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    Lost for 5 days and survived

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/19/us/montana-hiker-kaden-laga-trnd/index.html
  18. Some years ago, I did almost exactly the same...

    Some years ago, I did almost exactly the same trip as you're planning.
    Day 1: Damascus to Lost Mt. Shelter (16 miles). My notes show it was a too easy day, esp. the first 3-4 miles out of...
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    Pardon me for asking, but how old are you? ...

    Pardon me for asking, but how old are you?

    There is a page that lists each symbol or icon with a description for what it is. For example, the little tent symbol means a tent site; the water drop...
  20. Woman dies trying to reach Chris McCandless bus

    For those who haven't read "Into the Wild," a young man died in an abandoned school bus. He gave himself the nickname "Alexander Supertramp, and he tended to be a loner. He hiked out into the bush,...
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    Flemdog, yes, the misting issue bugs me. I have...

    Flemdog, yes, the misting issue bugs me. I have a down bag and I try to keep it as dry as toast, which of course is much harder if not impossible if the tent mists in heavy rain.
    I will...
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    Older tents and water repellency

    I have two Tarptents, one purchased in 2007, the other in 2010.

    Do I need to be worried about their water repellency? Put differently, does tent fabric tend to lose its ability to repel water...
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    To partially answer my own question, yesterday I found a 2008 southbound trail journal by Bearwalker that is quite helpful. I enjoy high mileage days, but Bearwalker's abilities are beyond mine. ...
  24. Really great, informative southbound trail journals?

    I hadn't been to trailjournals.com in some years. For me, it's become less user friendly or, to be fair, I've probably gotten dumber.

    In the distant past, you could specify n. or s. bound and...
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    Bison charge, child very lucky to be alive

    Yellowstone Park.

    Good grief.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5h7JJFc5Dc
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