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    The huts probably should stay closed until this...

    The huts probably should stay closed until this ordeal is completely over. They would require thorough cleanings and disinfecting which would add a lot to the costs, and they really want to prevent...
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    Michigan and Ohio I know just extended the stay...

    Michigan and Ohio I know just extended the stay at home orders since theyve come near expiring. I would count on extensions in at least some of the states at this time. I'm going to try and start...
  3. I don't know if everything will be open, but I am...

    I don't know if everything will be open, but I am willing to skip sections that need skipped and make sacrifices where I need to make them to get out there, and I can go out and fill them when it's...
  4. Planned on starting April 27th at Amicalola, now...

    Planned on starting April 27th at Amicalola, now hoping to start a LASH or possible flip flop around Harpers Ferry June 1st unless things get worse between now and then. Added some latex gloves, a...
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    http://appalachiantrail.org/home/community/2000-mi...

    http://appalachiantrail.org/home/community/2000-milers
    Looks like we get an update. Numbers look to be down by about 100 for 2019. Still says it's incomplete. 627 reported NOBO completions, and 500...
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    Looks like flip flop festival is cancelled...

    Looks like flip flop festival is cancelled. VA has a 30 day ban on gatherings of 250+ people. Trail days is still 2 months out, but it's likely this will be extended in the following month unless...
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    Is this in gear lists now? Should I get one and...

    Is this in gear lists now? Should I get one and update my lighterpack sheet? I haven't heard about these, do I need a spare one, how long do they last? Does it improve my aerodynamics? Is there an...
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    I take this a step further and make sure any...

    I take this a step further and make sure any pictures with me are blurry
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    Those are some pretty interesting stats, it...

    Those are some pretty interesting stats, it suggests there was a huge uptick of thru hikers over 40 years old in 2019.
    2016 - 39 hikers over 40 (22% of respondents)
    2017 - 50 hikers over 40 (20% of...
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    Maybe, I don't see any reported numbers on the...

    Maybe, I don't see any reported numbers on the flip-floppers from previous years other than reported completions, 22, vs 117 for 2018, but it hasn't been updated since November 24th. There was a big...
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    Less on the AT sounds nice, but where I hike in...

    Less on the AT sounds nice, but where I hike in Ohio I'm lucky to see anyone past the trailhead and the trails are in rough condition and no one cares. The funding cuts to the Forest Service almost...
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    Thru Hiker Numbers down for 2019?

    According to this website the estimated NOBOs this year was around 3300, so even if thats off by say 3-400, the number of NOBO Thru hikers are still down from previous years.

    Ignoring the reported...
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    I use Bamboo dry Baby wipes...

    I use Bamboo dry Baby wipes, they are very soft and supposed to be biodegradable. I usually pack them out, but I've buried them in cat holes as well. I'd never leave them in a privy, I don't think...
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    Might be a little late for this as it's November...

    Might be a little late for this as it's November 2019, but https://blueboltgear.com/ offers a 2 person quilt down to 10 degrees for a pretty good price. I just ordered a single person and the guy...
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    Out of curiosity, do these numbers include...

    Out of curiosity, do these numbers include section hikers or are these numbers just thru-hikers?
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