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  1. I’ve owned so many tents it’s ridiculous. My...

    I’ve owned so many tents it’s ridiculous. My favorite for the last 10 years has been big Agnes. I’m on my second one. You can’t beat their weight-to-space ratio. I don’t carry poles though so you...
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    Just went weekend before Memorial Day weekend for...

    Just went weekend before Memorial Day weekend for 4 days. There were day hikers everywhere, getting out bc of covid cooped upness. The AT was like a highway so we stayed off the ridge as much as we...
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    I also like to take a folding saw and often a...

    I also like to take a folding saw and often a hatchet. I do more bushcraft these days in more remote areas than I do AT hiking.
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    Don’t carry a knife usually when I’m backpacking...

    Don’t carry a knife usually when I’m backpacking any significant distance. For weekend hiking and basecamping which I do more often these days it’s a hand-me-down 1940s fixed blade old timer that I...
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    Agree. If it had about 200 acres might be worth...

    Agree. If it had about 200 acres might be worth considering
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    Tomorrow I’m gonna see if I can get the FKT down...

    Tomorrow I’m gonna see if I can get the FKT down the slopes. My son is a fierce contender but I still think I can beat him.
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    Bring water, great place Have fun!

    Bring water, great place
    Have fun!
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    I’ve hiked havasupai south rim to Colorado to...

    I’ve hiked havasupai south rim to Colorado to south rim several times, but I’m not sure you can do a true rim to rim in havasupai.
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    Tent Tent stakes Sleeping pad Stove Phone ...

    Tent
    Tent stakes
    Sleeping pad
    Stove
    Phone
    Book
    Toilet paper
    Wet wipes
    Water filter
    Extra food
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    Last time I was on the knobstone, I performed...

    Last time I was on the knobstone, I performed Step #3 and it helped me tremendously. Thanks for confirming I made the correct decision.
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    Since this thread was started (a decade...

    Since this thread was started (a decade ago...wow!)...I have hiked the knobstone. For what it’s worth, I wouldn’t hike this trail in the summer. Of course I’m biased away from the hot and itchy.
  12. I built a disc golf course on my property. One...

    I built a disc golf course on my property. One could call it a trail I suppose.
  13. It never ceases to amaze me how people act...

    It never ceases to amaze me how people act paralyzed when they are in the woods and cold weather, say -10 with a foot of snow and a few miles to walk, happens. People do this every week, in say bwca...
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    In case you don’t know about the continuous foot...

    In case you don’t know about the continuous foot trail called the mid state trail that runs the length of PA, make sure you check it out!

    https://hike-mst.org/
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    Damascus was still completely green this past...

    Damascus was still completely green this past weekend
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    We started 1 feb. it took us 150 days to do the...

    We started 1 feb. it took us 150 days to do the trail. We had at least 50 of those days with snow. Up to 3 feet of it at one point. We had 8-10 nights below 0, and 80 or so below freezing. We...
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    We did this same hike over the Memorial Day...

    We did this same hike over the Memorial Day weekend. It sure was a lot tougher than I remembered!
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    6’4” Before 230, 12% body fat By CT 185 By...

    6’4”

    Before 230, 12% body fat
    By CT 185
    By Katahdin 200
    A few weeks after 220, 12% body fat
    15 years later 250, 14% body fat
  19. Do you have to have reservations to stay at...

    Do you have to have reservations to stay at Garfield or guyot campsites? Is there a fee?
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    Stanimal hiked a little with us in 2004 on his...

    Stanimal hiked a little with us in 2004 on his thru. Glad to see he has a hostel and is doing well.
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    I’m over 250. Never seen a need for anything...

    I’m over 250. Never seen a need for anything other than standard equipment. Neo Xtherm for me.
  22. Shuttle Needed: White Mountains NH - Memorial Day Weekend

    Four of us are in need of a shuttle from Lincoln Woods Visitor Center to Franconia Notch either the night of Thursday 24 May or early morning Friday 25 May.

    four adults, four packs, no pets,...
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    Enough to eat..

    Enough to eat..
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    Also, land between the lakes has a ~60 mile trail.

    Also, land between the lakes has a ~60 mile trail.
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    All 3 options you mentioned I have hiked, and all...

    All 3 options you mentioned I have hiked, and all 3 are great options. If preparing for the AT is the goal, it doesnt much matter which you choose. Nights in the mountains is best preparation for...
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