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  1. I do the same thing. Bought us some small ccf...

    I do the same thing. Bought us some small ccf foam pads on ali express for a couple dollars a few years ago, and they serve many purposes and weigh very little.

    My wife makes fun of all the little...
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    They were probably trying to be helpful and also...

    They were probably trying to be helpful and also save some weight. But I would never leave any food at a shelter. Pack it to town and put it in the hiker box, take it home, or ask people you see at...
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    In wet conditions I will see if I can find...

    In wet conditions I will see if I can find something dry around to start (eg: around here, dead branches/twigs on the bottom of a spruce tree or any birch bark).
    If that fails, I will find some...
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    If I cry too many tears on my sleeping bag, I...

    If I cry too many tears on my sleeping bag, I usually just put in the dryer for about 10 min and the loft comes back.

    I have used tenacious tape for a field repair on an old sleeping bag. Worked...
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    Escorted out of the area by the cougar. They're a...

    Escorted out of the area by the cougar. They're a common siting on the West Coast Trail (Vancouver island), but most encounters likely aren't that creepy.
    Good job carefully backing up for so long!
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    The Rae Lakes loop does book up early, but when...

    The Rae Lakes loop does book up early, but when we did the loop (mid-sept) we saw a couple people at the parking lot and then only passed a couple people on the parts of the loop that were not part...
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    I would consider the Rae Lakes loop; lots of...

    I would consider the Rae Lakes loop; lots of info/youtube vids if you search. The trail is about 45 miles if you do the whole loop, but you could also hike in part of the way and turn around. There...
  8. Agree that Luray had grocery, hostel/shuttle if...

    Agree that Luray had grocery, hostel/shuttle if needed, etc. Wayside closing dates 2020:
    https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/hours.htm

    Pack light... lots of food open until November! Loft, Big...
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    Good points. Education is part of it but one...

    Good points. Education is part of it but one issue is many of these people aren't hikers. Max patch is right near the parking lot and a short easy walk. Most that leave massive amounts of garbage in...
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    For the weight and the ventilation, zpacks haul...

    For the weight and the ventilation, zpacks haul or blast are definitely worth looking at. I personally don't have one but they're very popular

    I have a ULA circuit that I have really liked....
  11. If you are on a budget, I personally wouldn't get...

    If you are on a budget, I personally wouldn't get into things like a ghost whisperer unless it's at a huge discount, at least until you've reduced weight on other items. Getting a cheap puffy that is...
  12. Thread: Trail names

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    Your new trail name is PseudonymHater

    Your new trail name is PseudonymHater
  13. Thread: 2021 sobo

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    A few reasons to bring the tent: 1. On your...

    A few reasons to bring the tent:
    1. On your theme of "maximizing daylight", you may want the tent so you're not stuck to shelters and you can hike further. Some have larger distances between...
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    Interesting. Personally, I would prefer to do it...

    Interesting. Personally, I would prefer to do it the opposite way. SOBO from Katahdin to HF in August, SOBO from HF the following in late April

    Have a future thought about hiking as far as I can...
  15. "Wardens said she was able to notify authorities...

    "Wardens said she was able to notify authorities she was injured through an emergency locator beacon she carried with her."
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    The HG econ quilts are a bit lower than some for...

    The HG econ quilts are a bit lower than some for price. $140 for 40f https://hammockgear.com/economy-burrow-custom/
    That would be something they could use for years and is around 1 lb

    Or, if you...
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    The South is definitely easier (although not...

    The South is definitely easier (although not easy). That should be a good time for foliage. The view points are spread out and short-lived though... it's mostly forest. It would be a nice hike then...
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    This is a good suggestion. The trail is also nice...

    This is a good suggestion. The trail is also nice south of Rutland... excellent fall area
    There are some ridiculously cheap buses that I have used that connect some of those towns. Eg: An hour bus...
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    I have found there's some truth to this. I will...

    I have found there's some truth to this. I will leave the AC off most of the time to encourage me to get outside more. Otherwise, it feels horrible heading outside on a hot and humid day

    Also, to...
  20. Definitely seen a lot of night hiking mixed in....

    Definitely seen a lot of night hiking mixed in. I'd be hiding from the daylight hours on the hot days.... getting up before dawn and getting in big miles early

    I don't even like hiking (let alone...
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    Or they could charge a $375 "special use fee"...

    Or they could charge a $375 "special use fee" like they do for mountaineering at denali. Would pay for some tourist sar
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    I probably would have tried taxi first. But if I...

    I probably would have tried taxi first. But if I didn't want to fork over the $, hitch if possible and setup camp if that didn't work out.
    Anything but walk on an unsafe road.
    Worst decisions are...
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    Shoes usually come in the tent. I put them under...

    Shoes usually come in the tent. I put them under my mat at the top to prop up my neck more. Unless they're particular gross and i don't feel like dealing with 'em.
    Everything ends up in the tent...
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    Poll: Have had some valve issues and some slow leaks,...

    Have had some valve issues and some slow leaks, but reasonable given extensive use and that I am not always so careful.
    Had a friend puncture one badly in the winter (user error.... had it in a...
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    One vt option that's not too far from a main...

    One vt option that's not too far from a main road:Pico shelter area in VT had a nice sunset. From the fields (ski trails) or the overlook near there, or possibily right from the front of the shelter....
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