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    Need to update ... we have moved away and can no...

    Need to update ... we have moved away and can no longer provide shuttling for this trail. So sorry!

    Jane
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    I thought I would post this here in case anyone...

    I thought I would post this here in case anyone was searching for the info because I wanted to update: I have road-walked Rt. 403 from Graymoor to the Garrison Metro North station several times, and...
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    Good job Ruth! Really enjoyed the article, and...

    Good job Ruth! Really enjoyed the article, and have never seen another one anywhere that covered this topic.
  4. I came through here as a section hiker just about...

    I came through here as a section hiker just about a year ago this weekend (so wonder if it was the same caretaker, a mom and daughter).

    Had been there two years before and it was wonderful... last...
  5. Just quickly wanted to weigh in on your comment...

    Just quickly wanted to weigh in on your comment #8, I thought someone else would but - I don't know how you get to a 10-hour train ride from NYC. If you wanted to take the Metro North from NYC to...
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    Welcome to the great state of Connecticut! Yes,...

    Welcome to the great state of Connecticut! Yes, if you are starting at Salisbury, you are most definitely skipping Bear Mountain. But, directly as you head south out of town you will hit Barack...
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    I "just" had this conversation on my last trip! ...

    I "just" had this conversation on my last trip! The other section hiker I met and I decided that we would (at least personally) outlaw use of the word "just" to describe what we were doing.

    I...
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    Cosmo, maybe ten minutes after I saw you two...

    Cosmo, maybe ten minutes after I saw you two weeks ago, I ran into the Shaker campsite resident bear! It was my first wild sighting of a black bear and simultaneously terrifying and thrilling. As...
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    I've been running in Hokas and have had extremely...

    I've been running in Hokas and have had extremely good luck with them, but have been hesitant to try them out as hikers. It would seem that the raised sole might provide a bit different "ride" on...
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    Hi, since you posted in the female hiking forum...

    Hi, since you posted in the female hiking forum I'm thinking you might want some feedback from a female!

    I hiked Vermont from Williamstown in MA to Hanover, NH by myself last summer, but I did go...
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    I have been known to say some not very nice words...

    I have been known to say some not very nice words about the Velcro strip for the Dirty Girls, but hope springs eternal. Last season I wound up duct-taping the darn thing to my shoe. That was after...
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    From many years of taking people out for their...

    From many years of taking people out for their first experience of the trail, I can tell you that the #1 comment I get is: "it was harder than I thought it would be."

    Many people work out, or...
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    There is a yoga position to help the psoas muscle...

    There is a yoga position to help the psoas muscle that may help, although I'm not sure if it will work in time for a hike this weekend. Lay down on your back (on the floor or your mat) and put your...
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    Conventional wisdom, backed up by my own...

    Conventional wisdom, backed up by my own experience, is that the portion of the AT that's south of the Bear Mtn. bridge is more difficult than the portion north of it. I don't know what your...
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    At least in Connecticut, we have pretty much...

    At least in Connecticut, we have pretty much recovered from last summer's drought. I would think that NY is the same, and in any event in May, the water levels will be more than satisfactory. Enjoy...
  16. I can tell you from experience, that if you're...

    I can tell you from experience, that if you're out in Massachusetts anytime before April (even mid-April) you're not going to have a whole lot of company. It depends on the weather, of course, if it...
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    Probably my most uncomfortable gear failure was...

    Probably my most uncomfortable gear failure was my Big Agnes inflatable. Although I had blown it up before a 7-day trip, I didn't realize it had developed a slow leak, and had to be re-inflated...
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    I don't think so! I have hiked that same area...

    I don't think so! I have hiked that same area multiple times during the April-May time-frame, wet years, dry years, and it was nothing like Vermont. Vermont is a whole other level of magnitude. ...
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    I am pretty surprised by the idea that it isn't...

    I am pretty surprised by the idea that it isn't okay to take IsoPro on Metro North trains. I have done so probably 20 times with not one thought about it.

    Also, FWIW, my husband commutes daily on...
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    Don't mean to hijack your thread here but also...

    Don't mean to hijack your thread here but also wondering whether anybody has any experience to report with HOKA shoes. I've been running in them for the past 6 months with great success, but...
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    I have run in Brooks since they started making...

    I have run in Brooks since they started making them. Had mixed experience with Cascadia - one pair was wonderful, the other pair tore the dickens out of my right heel. They're good shoes for folks...
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    As long as you don't actually want to punish...

    As long as you don't actually want to punish anybody, I'd be willing to lend you my paper maps if you're anywhere near my area. Zip me a PM if you want.

    Jane
  23. Yes, funny caption! I was excited to read about...

    Yes, funny caption! I was excited to read about a baby who HAD hiked the AT; not so much about one whose parents PLANNED to...
  24. Quick and highly OT question for you guys but......

    Quick and highly OT question for you guys but... has anybody biked the full Farmington Canal Trail up to Northampton? Any idea where I might find maps and even a course description? I've looked at...
  25. Thread: Hiking Again

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    Hi Dad [smile] ... if you are looking into...

    Hi Dad [smile] ... if you are looking into upgrading your gear, the one thing that has changed my life on the trail, pretty much over the same span of time as you indicate (2003-now), is getting a...
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