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    Usually Accuweather. But I'll also consult Mount...

    Usually Accuweather. But I'll also consult Mount Washington Observatory's "Higher Summits Forecast" https://www.mountwashington.org/experience-the-weather/higher-summit-forecast.aspx if in the...
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    I believe you can send PM's right from the get-go...

    I believe you can send PM's right from the get-go as a registered member. You need a minimum of 30 messages to post an item for sale in the "Selling Used Gear" forum - unless you are a donating...
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    Some hikers cut the handles off their...

    Some hikers cut the handles off their toothbrushes to save carrying a few extra grams. Others carry heavy photo gear, electronics, elaborate cooking gear, town clothes, and even tubas all the way to...
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    It's a trade off, shelf life vs taste vs caloric...

    It's a trade off, shelf life vs taste vs caloric content etc. I know many of us carry a small bottle of oil or even some butter in a squeeze tube when the weather isn't too hot in order to add a...
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    Approximately half of the trail is on NPS or USFS...

    Approximately half of the trail is on NPS or USFS land. "The trail follows the spine of the Appalachian Mountains, passing through 14 states and six national parks, eight national forests (which...
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    My interpretation of the EO is that where...

    My interpretation of the EO is that where adequate social physical distancing is maintained, then the mask wouldn't be required, such as when hiking away from others. Masks probably would be...
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    My layman's understanding is that the mRNA...

    My layman's understanding is that the mRNA vaccines like those from Moderna and Pfizer duplicate/mimic? the protein spike portion of the Coronavirus, the part that the virus uses to infiltrate your...
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    To be more specific, one batch of Moderna vaccine...

    To be more specific, one batch of Moderna vaccine (LOT# 041L20A) is on hold in that local area of California due to some people (less than 10) experiencing more severe allergic reactions that...
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    My wife and I got our first dose (Moderna) Jan...

    My wife and I got our first dose (Moderna) Jan 13. For reference, we are 59 and 64 years old respectively and have some underlying medical issues. We both work for Government agencies that bring us...
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    Finding reasonable privacy in the forested...

    Finding reasonable privacy in the forested sections of the trail shouldn't be too big an issue. There are enough places where you should be able to duck off into the woods and get some cover. Some...
  11. Just a tip. In really cold weather, tuck your...

    Just a tip. In really cold weather, tuck your cannister inside your coat (or sleeping bag) for at least 1/2 an hour or so before using it. This will warm the fuel and help vaporize the isobutane...
  12. Have to agree with this. Years ago, the normal...

    Have to agree with this. Years ago, the normal start date for a NOBO was April 15. Then as the trail got more crowded, and to a lesser degree as cold weather gear got lighter and winters became...
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    Under normal circumstances I would say go and...

    Under normal circumstances I would say go and plan on camping in shelters as they offer much more protection from falling limbs/trees. But many, if not most shelters, along the AT are closed due to...
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    Inre black flies and mosquitos: The good news on...

    Inre black flies and mosquitos: The good news on black flies is that the swarms tend to be localized, they don't fly well in the wind/breeze, and they aren't out after dark. The bad news is that...
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    Just to throw some more info into the mix. ...

    Just to throw some more info into the mix. Typically your bag will lose a little loft (warmth) during extended trail use due to being damp (the AT is a pretty moist place) and getting dirty. Air it...
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    Assuming your fit is with the socks you will start the hike with, your feet may very well swell a 1/2 size early on. But better to have shoes a bit long than short due to toenails getting impacted...
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    Wow. First post in 16 months. Have you been...

    Wow. First post in 16 months. Have you been working on this "resque" dog plan the whole time? I'm thinking you're nuts - or matty.
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    You're welcome!
  19. If you go to the settings tab (upper right) and...

    If you go to the settings tab (upper right) and click on it, then under the my account section click on general settings, there are buttons there that allow you to save or not save sent private...
  20. Click on "notifications" (upper right), click...

    Click on "notifications" (upper right), click inbox, then once that loads click on "sent items" on the left side. Alternatively, if you're signed in, type [...
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    Happens all the time. It's not uncommon to off...

    Happens all the time. It's not uncommon to off unwanted food in hiker boxes, etc. However, leaving it hanging in a shelter is bad form, and definitely bad LNT practice. And unless someone else - a...
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    Harold Fish. In 2004, while returning to a...

    Harold Fish. In 2004, while returning to a trailhead in Arizona, he was attacked by two dogs and then the owner. He was convicted of 2nd degree murder in 2006 or so, went to prison for three years,...
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    "He's never done that before" - not to make light...

    "He's never done that before" - not to make light of your injury Slo, but this always comes to mind - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C59-wJhBpq8
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    Six Chicks Rick would also fit - and create some...

    Six Chicks Rick would also fit - and create some envy as well.
  25. Top loader with no agitator should be fine....

    Top loader with no agitator should be fine. Delicate settings. The potential for damage is caused by the agitator in older style top loaders turning opposite the direction the tub turns, and also...
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