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    LOL or Metallica

    LOL or Metallica
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    Let me guess, her bag was the "highest" right??

    Let me guess, her bag was the "highest" right??
  3. I suppose you are correct, I have never done the...

    I suppose you are correct, I have never done the bounce box thing myself. Come to think of it, the hikers I know who have done it had special diet needs.
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    Interesting to see the different perspectives on...

    Interesting to see the different perspectives on loading a pack. I remember watching 2 thru-hiking SOBO's at Deer Park Shelter just south of Hot Springs loading up early one morning. One stashed...
  5. One thing I didn't see mentioned yet is the...

    One thing I didn't see mentioned yet is the expense factor. If you are on a shoestring budget, prepacking and "bouncing" are usually cheaper, however, if money is not a problem, you will find many...
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    Agreed foxes can sound very unsettling.

    Agreed foxes can sound very unsettling.
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    I have parked across the road (2x) on Hiway 16 ...

    I have parked across the road (2x) on Hiway 16 for a few days at a time with no problems, don't have to worry about locked gates.
  8. And I will 2nd that. I have stayed there several...

    And I will 2nd that. I have stayed there several times and highly recommend Larry!
  9. 2nd this; I've used Bubba several times.

    2nd this; I've used Bubba several times.
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    Yes there is a campsite just south of the Bly Gap...

    Yes there is a campsite just south of the Bly Gap sign. go down the hill and it is on your left. If you are going north, it is on your right just past the state line sign. There is also a spring...
  11. Thank You!

    Thank You!
  12. This is the first I have heard that the AT was...

    This is the first I have heard that the AT was the "slave route to freedom". Is this documented anywhere?
    I realize the AT as we know it was not "connected" or finished until the 1930's and was...
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    I think there are other factors to consider as...

    I think there are other factors to consider as well: the weight of the hiker, the weight of the hiker with pack, trail conditions(trail runners in 8" of snow??), temperature, individual foot/bone...
  14. This is interesting. The article said she had a...

    This is interesting. The article said she had a cell signal and called for help. Isn't this precisely where Inchworm disappeared and had no signal? Maybe the coverage has improved recently? Just...
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    There is also road walking in the middle/southern...

    There is also road walking in the middle/southern part.
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    This. A PUD of 30-50' in elevation gain/loss...

    This. A PUD of 30-50' in elevation gain/loss will not show up on most profile maps but several of these in a row will definitely wear on you.
  17. I have used Bubba a couple times in recent years:...

    I have used Bubba a couple times in recent years: 276-730-5869
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    Thanks for posting this, heart-touching.

    Thanks for posting this, heart-touching.
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    I appreciate this post and would like to make a...

    I appreciate this post and would like to make a couple of comments; First, I can relate to what you are saying about new hikers. I personally have had numerous people want to hike with me after a...
  20. Thread: Trowel test

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    Ok thanks.

    Ok thanks.
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    Just curious, after all this testing effort,...

    Just curious, after all this testing effort, which trowel worked the best in the rocks?? A large portion of the AT is quite rocky and finding a "soft" or diggable spot is near impossible. What do...
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    I recently (last year) bought a Grayl...

    I recently (last year) bought a Grayl bottle/filter and like it real well. Have used it on two week long hikes so far.
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    Please don't use any of "my" analogy, it is...

    Please don't use any of "my" analogy, it is probably flawed.....:D
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    Always from pond or stream, never from spring or...

    Always from pond or stream, never from spring or spigot.
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    Is this still going on?? Any idea how many per...

    Is this still going on?? Any idea how many per day?? just wondering.
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