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  1. It appears that several sections have being taken...

    It appears that several sections have being taken off the ridgeline 'straight up and over' routes which aggravate erosion and replaced by more sustainable trails. I suspect that is what you are...
  2. For the shuttle prices, besides the miles, also a...

    For the shuttle prices, besides the miles, also a long part of that road is very curvy and takes much longer then it looks. That time has to be considered in the price.
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    The likelihood of people would would appreciate...

    The likelihood of people would would appreciate it also come into play. In the backcountry where people, go out for a couple of nights generally have their food, and you are just trading your...
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    I don't know why you consider small town...

    I don't know why you consider small town volunteer fireman or (qualified medical) Ambulance personal a back door, as that was part of who such service was intended for. I am a small town (rural)...
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    On my thru I appreciated some of those magic food...

    On my thru I appreciated some of those magic food drops.
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    With Verizon there is some coverage one can get...

    With Verizon there is some coverage one can get on every day traversing the AT, but it is spotty. When I was a ridgerunner there I would often put in the shelter logs where the best nearby reception...
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    I've had this happen at various places over the...

    I've had this happen at various places over the years, some much higher end then the DWG Clarion (which I did stay at during my thru, and had a fine stay, and a couple of beers comped to me). It...
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    I had a fairly pleasant stay and BV at the Budget...

    I had a fairly pleasant stay and BV at the Budget Inn. It's no Hilton, but I know that going into in. I originally thought I would go into the town before this (traveling NoBo), however my supplies...
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    Until someone chimes in, contact their back...

    Until someone chimes in, contact their back country office and ask. Hammocking is considered a tent, so OK and they are very helpful.
  10. Most thru hikers in 2013 bought as they went. ...

    Most thru hikers in 2013 bought as they went. However this was the days of a easy hitch into town, IDK about how Coronavirus changed that.

    I am many thru hikers got most everything from stores at...
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    I had a pair of Merrill's (not Ventilator) with...

    I had a pair of Merrill's (not Ventilator) with the slick Vibram sole, I ended up calling them my slippers - till one day I realized that it was too much of a risk to use them on trail and retired...
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    No it is not the only answer, and that answer...

    No it is not the only answer, and that answer frequently doesn't work and often backfires as it just gets them to move on to other areas and continue what they are doing. There is a ongoing war in...
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    I got a awesome light pair of camp shoes fro...

    I got a awesome light pair of camp shoes fro Walmart last year for something like $12 maybe $15. It's mostly some soft plastic rubber stuff in a mesh like frame with a foam combined footbed and...
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    That was referencing Scrum's comment, not yours.

    That was referencing Scrum's comment, not yours.
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    Except it was not good info. This is straight...

    Except it was not good info. This is straight forward. The very link to the Mass site he posted indicates that you can pass through restricted states as long as you are transiting though. So yes...
  16. I was going to recommend that :)

    I was going to recommend that :)
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    The official NPS closures seem to indicate that...

    The official NPS closures seem to indicate that the shelters and privi's themselves are closed, but it still may be good to camp near them (isn't that the case in GSMNP?). It makes sense also since...
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    I have used a mid weight fleece and rain jacket,...

    I have used a mid weight fleece and rain jacket, fleece long johns, hat and gloves as my upper 'warm' hiking layers. A down puffy as my at camp, sleeping, and sometimes starting out the day warmth...
  19. There is also Atagah Lake, the hidden lake of the...

    There is also Atagah Lake, the hidden lake of the Cherokee.
  20. A question about a very strange campground that...

    A question about a very strange campground that has me fascinated due to it is a anomaly and it's a awesome place. Sages Ravine on the map is in MA, however on the AT it's in CT. I was there last...
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    I remember this with my Jetboil, I needed to get...

    I remember this with my Jetboil, I needed to get things set up before I lit the thing as the water would boil so fast that often if i didn't, I wouldn't be ready in time.
  22. Thread: Driving I95

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    Just to add any NYC crossings (George Washington...

    Just to add any NYC crossings (George Washington Bridge I-95)) there is a checkpoint, random cars are stopped for Covid related stuff. (My advice don't ever take the GWB unless you have to, and it...
  23. Thread: Driving I95

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    That's sort of a crapshoot at a moving target. ...

    That's sort of a crapshoot at a moving target. Where do you want to go? From Fl, it's not far to Springer and that gets you on trail. IIRC the Florida Trail somehow connects to the AT via some...
  24. Thread: Coffee

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    My default is Taster's Choice 100% Columbian,...

    My default is Taster's Choice 100% Columbian, perhaps a Via thrown in for variety, but the 100% takes 1st IMHO. For a instant it's pretty good even for home, and being on trail it is totally...
  25. Thread: Coffee

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    Using this alone is not LNT if used as a decision...

    Using this alone is not LNT if used as a decision to not pack it out (not that you did). Just because something is organic and biodegradable does not mean that it won't take a long time to break...
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