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    I was always warmer in my tent than the shelters.

    I was always warmer in my tent than the shelters.
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    I agree with Dropdeadfred and Caleb but I carried...

    I agree with Dropdeadfred and Caleb but I carried rain jacket my entire thru and added rainpants in cold weather (down south in March and up north in Sept/Oct). I just use an EMS Thunderhead--not...
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    Yes! George is giving you good advice as is...

    Yes! George is giving you good advice as is everyone else. Those shorts that are comfortable on a sunny day may not be so comfortable after 5 hours in the rain. Take advantage of the time you have...
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    Agree with hobby on the brewery and sometimes the...

    Agree with hobby on the brewery and sometimes the 2 moose that live in town saunter by which is a treat for this Jersey girl.

    I liked High Country Suites in Pinedale. I ended up there after my...
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    Any word on whether the tap is still operational?

    Any word on whether the tap is still operational?
  6. I have a cheap duffel bag for flying with my...

    I have a cheap duffel bag for flying with my backpack. I mailed it home from the hostel I stayed at before starting my thru hike.
    In Branchville on 206 there is a medium sized market called...
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    Was at 1 shelter last week and the water cache...

    Was at 1 shelter last week and the water cache was in the bear box like any other year. Shelter log said all the NJ shelters that normally have water caches do this year.

    Have fun.
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    You haven't mentioned your priorities beyond...

    You haven't mentioned your priorities beyond double wall tent so it's hard to say.

    From my perspective--if you always take trekking poles with you, buy the Stratospire b/c it is likely lighter and...
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    Visited one shelter and spoke to a LASHER. No...

    Visited one shelter and spoke to a LASHER. No privies are locked...rangers have been friendly enough to backpackers. Some services are not available this year. (like hostels or AMC huts). NJ...
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    I can confirm that the overnight AT parking lots...

    I can confirm that the overnight AT parking lots in NJ are open again (b/c the 8pm curfew is lifted). I am day hiking in NJ this week and will probably be able to check a privy or two.

    The trail...
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    Another bear in West Milford was just euthanized...

    Another bear in West Milford was just euthanized for scratching a man in the head/face. Man took his dog for evening walk, leaving garage door open and bear was in/near fridge door when he returned....
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    Lean-to's are much colder than a tent or bivy so...

    Lean-to's are much colder than a tent or bivy so make sure you are comfortable with set up and long nights in the bivy.
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    I would be surprised since it is new, but...

    I would be surprised since it is new, but remember that AT parking lots, privies and shelters in NJ were closed due to Covid. According to ATC website, the privies and shelters are still closed....
  14. I haven't thru hiked it yet--I'm doing it in...

    I haven't thru hiked it yet--I'm doing it in sections and I live close enough (Vernon) for day trips. In some areas you will have to plan your days so you are camping legally.
    Hammocks will not be...
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    Thanks for sharing. I have been enjoying the PA...

    Thanks for sharing. I have been enjoying the PA wilds for a couple of years now--WRT, part of BFT, Quehenna Trail and 39 miles of NCT from Ohio border east. Surprised we don't hear more about these...
  16. 4 days is enough for BFT. I have done part of...

    4 days is enough for BFT. I have done part of the BFT---I had to bail b/c I wasn't going fast enough (in heat of summer) and I had to finish at a specific time b/c of an upcoming out of town trip. ...
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    I just returned from my first section of the...

    I just returned from my first section of the North Country Trail--Ohio/PA stateline and 39 miles into PA. It is hot out there! The North Country Trail Association website is very helpful and...
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    September is great hiking weather here in NJ. ...

    September is great hiking weather here in NJ. Before the fire, it was a popular area b/c you get a great view in short hike. I haven't followed trail openings/conditions since the wildfire but I...
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    I loved the history at that resort --and the old...

    I loved the history at that resort --and the old style wood work at the post office. I walked every hallway in the hotel to look at all the photos and read every plaque.
  20. Definite yes to post 5 and 12. I don't think...

    Definite yes to post 5 and 12.
    I don't think I saw feet mentioned (just ligaments and tendons of feet/lower legs) so I would add that the pounding your feet take with 20 lbs is something you...
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    Just a dusting in Northern NJ.4640146402

    Just a dusting in Northern NJ.4640146402
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    Enjoyed your CDT vlog! I hope you are feeling...

    Enjoyed your CDT vlog! I hope you are feeling better.

    I use the Berry in my snowboarding boots but I thought they were a cushion profile sized for women. I'm concerned they don't have the...
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    Yes, I received my email this afternoon. I...

    Yes, I received my email this afternoon. I reserved for the Presidential Traverse in July. I was wondering if/how AMC would reduce density in huts. Safety first. At least NJ trails are open again...
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    I bought the Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 as my...

    I bought the Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 as my transitional pack--from Osprey Aura 65. It carries weight well and the outer pockets help one think about gear list....if you don't evolve you won't fit...
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    Sorry for your loss/community loss.

    Sorry for your loss/community loss.
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