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    Ron, the website says "Food", but there wasn't...

    Ron, the website says "Food", but there wasn't any last year. I know it was awful rain and you were busy with a gun show... just want to know what plans are for this year... Looking forward to it...
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    The MH Alpine Lite is what I have used for all my...

    The MH Alpine Lite is what I have used for all my AT miles... keeps me toasty... use it as a blanket when it gets warmer, you can always toss it off.
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    I would love to!!! I did the Camino in April/May...

    I would love to!!! I did the Camino in April/May of last year and I'm hooked, but unfortunately, the cost of airfares keep me stateside.
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    I also use merino wool year round. The short...

    I also use merino wool year round. The short sleeve shirts are great in the heat and the long sleeve ones keep me warm.
  5. Thread: ULA Catalyst ?

    by Red Hat
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    The Catalyst was the first ULA that I bought and...

    The Catalyst was the first ULA that I bought and I loved it. When I started shedding weight, I didn't need so much room, so I purchased a Circuit, then eventually a CDT. I sold the Catalyst since I...
  6. Thread: Down Jackets

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    If you have one, yes, bring it. If not, a light...

    If you have one, yes, bring it. If not, a light fleece and layers will do. Down is so nice to relax in camp...
  7. Now I know who to blame! I asked myself that...

    Now I know who to blame! I asked myself that question a few times on my Maine hikes...
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    of course, he is not solo... the youngest solo...

    of course, he is not solo... the youngest solo would be Chipmunk right now
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    There is a family with a five year old boy (just...

    There is a family with a five year old boy (just turned 5) on the trail trying for the youngest thruhiker title. His name is Christian and he goes by the trailname "Buddy Backpacker". They are...
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    you will meet folks hiking almost any day in July...

    you will meet folks hiking almost any day in July in ME... have a great hike up Katahdin... be safe, take plenty of water...
  11. actually he only hiked about half the AT in 05...

    actually he only hiked about half the AT in 05 (VA north), but did a thru in 08
  12. yep, we just got back from Spain June 3 and he...

    yep, we just got back from Spain June 3 and he did have his appendix out while there. But he hiked on after 10 days rest and walked all the way to Finisterra. I just talked to him and he seems to...
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    yep, that's what I carry, a tiny Swiss Army with...

    yep, that's what I carry, a tiny Swiss Army with scissors, toothpick and tweezers.
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    Sorry your hike didnt turn out the way you hoped....

    Sorry your hike didnt turn out the way you hoped. The hostel at Neel Gap, is just that, a hostel, and the cats do keep down the rodent population. The cats are not allowed in the hiker sleeping...
  15. Thread: Family Hiking

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    my grandsons were 2 and 4 when they met me for 1...

    my grandsons were 2 and 4 when they met me for 1 mile on the AT in VA... along the BlueRidge... it was very easy hiking and they loved it!
  16. uh... Woody Gap is before Lance Creek and Neel...

    uh... Woody Gap is before Lance Creek and Neel Gap. It is approximately 21 miles between Woody and Springer. I like to park at Woody Gap (Hwy 60) and hike south to Springer. That way you meet the...
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    I have done about 4000 miles or so on the AT...

    I have done about 4000 miles or so on the AT using New Balance 800 All Terrain series hikers. I began with a pair of 806s I think, now I am wearing 813s. Be sure and look for the AT (all terrain)...
  18. yes that is what I do too, wcgornto... Last night...

    yes that is what I do too, wcgornto... Last night it was really cold and wet, so I took off everything and got into my dry longjohns and down jacket. I hung up everything but a pair of socks (both...
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    my trash compactor bag doesn't have a scent... of...

    my trash compactor bag doesn't have a scent... of course it is at least 5 years old and not a single hole yet...
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    Started the end of August last year and hiked the...

    Started the end of August last year and hiked the 100 mile sobo... go for it!
    the good part is seeing all the nobos so excited about finishing
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    If Bill is still shuttling, he is your best bet. ...

    If Bill is still shuttling, he is your best bet. Check the Waynesboro list of shuttlers and look for Bill.
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    Poll: Warren Doyle says the reason people don't see...

    Warren Doyle says the reason people don't see more animals is because they are too busy watching their feet.
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    Poll: I fall a lot, but not faceplants. I only did...

    I fall a lot, but not faceplants. I only did that once, in VA at Dripping Rocks, and I needed stitches. Most of the time, I fall backwards on my rear, then have to turtle to get up. I fell several...
  24. Thread: Wide-brim Hat

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    Another vote for Tilley. I have used a number of...

    Another vote for Tilley. I have used a number of hats (of course, I am Red Hat)... from Columbia and a number of ORs. I liked most of them, but coveted a Tilley. Unfortunately Tilley's don't come...
  25. If you are not a troll, and are serious about...

    If you are not a troll, and are serious about carrying a bearcan, you don't hang it, you just place it somewhere so it won't roll away if I bear tries to get hold of it. That's what folks do out...
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