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    Perhaps a bit more media hype than reality there.

    Perhaps a bit more media hype than reality there.
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    Mt Albert is the first place I didn't use my...

    Mt Albert is the first place I didn't use my poles, throwing them ahead. Did that a lot more in NH and ME, sometimes just putting them away.
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    If you have the $$ Western Mountaineering isa...

    If you have the $$ Western Mountaineering isa great investment you will not regret.
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    A lot of great points here, especially the last...

    A lot of great points here, especially the last two sentences.

    My own advice is buying lighter gear is an investment that pays dividends every mile you walk with it.
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    If you are young I would recommend Big Agnes...

    If you are young I would recommend Big Agnes Flycreek 1. If older take the 2 oz penalty and go with the Big Tiger Wall 1 that has a side door. If not REI member, become one now to get the discount.
  6. Due to weather last year I decided to summit 2...

    Due to weather last year I decided to summit 2 days later than I could have. Stopped early at last shelter, and burned another day zeroing at Abol Campground.
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    Yeah but over time they will weed themselves out.

    Yeah but over time they will weed themselves out.
  8. Maybe, but after doing NH and ME, I don't...

    Maybe, but after doing NH and ME, I don't remember anything in the prior 12 states being that tough. Just a matter of perspective I guess.
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    I would say get an Android, but some of mine...

    I would say get an Android, but some of mine still end up sideways.
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    Excellent advice. Invest in lighter gear...

    Excellent advice. Invest in lighter gear continues to pay dividends every mile you walk.
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    After 2 weeks is usually when you get your "trail...

    After 2 weeks is usually when you get your "trail legs". I always enjoyed the days after that much more.
  12. Enterprise is the best at giving you a ride. ...

    Enterprise is the best at giving you a ride. AWOL's used to have an AT discount for them (still may, completed my hike in 2021).
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    Especially if you ride Greyhound. Although you...

    Especially if you ride Greyhound. Although you would get to hear a lot of prison stories even though all your fellow passengers were "innocent ".
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    Each season has its advantage. Temps best in...

    Each season has its advantage. Temps best in Spring and Fall. Long hours in Fall. Happy to just get out in woods in Winter as long as not too cold.
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    That is why I crossed it in August last year. ...

    That is why I crossed it in August last year. But based upon all the spider webs on the rest of the trail, I would not recommend it.
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    Been a few years since I completed the Ouachita...

    Been a few years since I completed the Ouachita Trail, but the best thing about the shelters then was that they were new and hardly any one had used them, so no mice.
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    Good for Maine. Hopefully others will follow. One advantage of thru over section hiking. Don't need to worry about safety of vehicle at the trailhead.
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    Just did that section again in June. Parked my...

    Just did that section again in June. Parked my car at Mountain Home and stayed there night before and after completing. Very clean, professional, and good breakfast (with options). Run by a thru...
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    Switched from Gatorade to Propel to get the...

    Switched from Gatorade to Propel to get the electrolytes without the sugar.
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    Glasses are just a lot less hassle.

    Glasses are just a lot less hassle.
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    While I try to avoid sleeping in shelters, when I...

    While I try to avoid sleeping in shelters, when I do, I use it under my pad.
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    If I remember right you are rewarded by a level...

    If I remember right you are rewarded by a level walk along a river after that.
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    Great that you have around 400 miles of NY, CT,...

    Great that you have around 400 miles of NY, CT, MA, and VT to get your trail legs before you hit NH and ME.
    Enjoy it, great feeling as a section hiker when you finally get to finish at Katahdin.
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    No, at least not like the wind jacket did.

    No, at least not like the wind jacket did.
  25. And after you have had enough hiking for the day,...

    And after you have had enough hiking for the day, still more views via car on Skyline Drive. Also lots of prepared food and resupply options.
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