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    The Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina rain...

    The Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina rain forests will teach you what you need to know.
    Wayne
  2. I spoke too soon! Re: Pea Protein. It seems...

    I spoke too soon!
    Re: Pea Protein.
    It seems that the latest Vegan assault on good eating are meatless imitation burgers, nuggets, etc. at fast food outlets.
    Most of these things are based on Pea...
  3. RockDock, I was hoping that you would find this...

    RockDock,
    I was hoping that you would find this thread.
    I guess I won’t be buying anymore Pea Protein. Shucks. It sure seemed to get me through the Rockies.
    Wayne
  4. Want Protein.... 1 Ziploc snack bag 1 serving...

    Want Protein....
    1 Ziploc snack bag
    1 serving Nature’s Plus Pea Protein
    1 serving Nido Powdered WHOLE milk
    1 serving Carnation Breaksat Essentials
    Optional:
    1 serving Cafe Bustelo or...
  5. Wake up! Mountain House #10 cans repacked in...

    Wake up!
    Mountain House #10 cans repacked in Ziploc Pint or Quart Freezer Bags.
    Nut butters. Salami. Pepperoni. Meat sticks. Jerky. Cheese. Tortillas. Repeat.
    I learned a long time ago to avoid...
  6. Where there is a will, There is a way! They are...

    Where there is a will,
    There is a way!
    They are definitely Bad Ass!
    Wayne
  7. From the Yosemite web page. The closure of...

    From the Yosemite web page. The closure of Backcountry Camps might pose a problem for PCT hikers. Only the NPS Rangers can answer that question.
    “Since there are only a few designated campgrounds,...
  8. What does this mean? The part about not opening...

    What does this mean? The part about not opening high Sierra camps? Are they different from Backcountry campsites like those in Yellowstone, Glacier, etc. ?
    “Yosemite announced they will not be...
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    In the grand scheme of human powered long...

    In the grand scheme of human powered long distance races, the person who spends the least amount of time sleeping usually wins.
    Wayne
  10. Meanwhile.... Little Skittles and friends...

    Meanwhile....
    Little Skittles and friends reached Mammoth Lakes recently.
    Day 59. Mile 903.3.
    https://youtu.be/MfnQrs0V-nY
    I wonder if the folks at Yosemite National Park will allow them to use...
  11. Thread: Jetboil stove

    by Venchka
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    The medium and large canisters fit in all of my...

    The medium and large canisters fit in all of my backpacks.
    A “Worst Case” spare small canister fits in the SOL JetBoil pot. If I’m carrying the JetBoil and I feel like I might need a spare canister....
  12. Thread: Jetboil stove

    by Venchka
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    A note about fuel: I was in Dick’s Sporting...

    A note about fuel:
    I was in Dick’s Sporting Goods last week.
    110 gram canisters = $5.00
    230 gram canisters = $6.00
    Even the New Math can figure out that the 230 gram canisters are a NO BRAINER!...
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    Ditto. I’m partial to the Exped Air Pillow RED!...

    Ditto. I’m partial to the Exped Air Pillow RED! Medium. Not the UL Yellow Air Pillow.
    Wayne
  14. Thread: Section Advice

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    “Breckinridge Area” = Summit County. If you are...

    “Breckinridge Area” = Summit County. If you are flying home from Denver International Airport, there are several shuttle services that provide direct service from several locations in Summit County...
  15. Thread: Section Advice

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    The “bus” from the Breckinridge area is actually...

    The “bus” from the Breckinridge area is actually a direct airport shuttle. $55 the last time I checked.
    The bus to-from Leadville runs several times a day. The schedule is online. Cost is minimal. ...
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    There it is! Thank you for your service. Wayne

    There it is!
    Thank you for your service.
    Wayne
  17. Thread: planning hike

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    I recently read Walking Thru by Michael Tyler. A...

    I recently read Walking Thru by Michael Tyler. A Kindle book.
    Michael suffered from an arthritic knee. He wore a brace on his knee from Campo to Canada.
    You can do it! Good luck!
    Wayne
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    Many of us can’t do those daily miles. Or. We...

    Many of us can’t do those daily miles.
    Or. We choose not to do those daily miles.
    Have fun!
    Wayne
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    Says that the Contender “holds about 3 days of...

    Says that the Contender “holds about 3 days of food.”
    That’s just about useless.
    Wayne
  20. Thread: Shoes too big

    by Venchka
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    I disagree. REI is the perfect place to buy...

    I disagree. REI is the perfect place to buy hiking footwear.
    I put several months use on a pair of trail runners. One day in Colorado I got black toenails. Shoes too short.
    REI replaced them with...
  21. Thread: Shoes too big

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    Brand and model would be helpful. I wear size 8...

    Brand and model would be helpful.
    I wear size 8 1/2 dress shoes.
    I wear size 9 1/2 foot gear on the trail. Size 9 gives me blisters.
    My current favorite trail shoes are labeled 10 1/2 on the...
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    I read it on the TRTA web page a month or two...

    I read it on the TRTA web page a month or two ago.
    I read it twice. To make sure that I wasn’t hallucinating.

    BackToTheFrontier:
    After you hike all of the Non-Bear Can trails in North America...
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    I watched videos of a CDT thru hike. Lunch was...

    I watched videos of a CDT thru hike.
    Lunch was sliced pepperoni and salami with cheese on tortillas. I have a feeling that the evening meals were similar.
    The Hiker didn’t carry a stove.
    Wayne
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    TRT = Full time bear canister. Another one...

    TRT = Full time bear canister.
    Another one bites the dust.
    Wayne
  25. Muddy Waters: This is the link. Wayne

    Muddy Waters:
    This is the link.

    Wayne
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