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    I ran into a guy in Rutland who was section...

    I ran into a guy in Rutland who was section hiking the LT using a small pickup and dirt bike. He gave me a ride into town from the LT Inn.
  2. I did my first real overnight backpacking trip at...

    I did my first real overnight backpacking trip at Zaleski back in 1975. You can access the tunnel on the new Moonville Rail Trail. I don't know for sure if you can access it officially from the...
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    I used one on my NOBO AT thru hike 11 years ago....

    I used one on my NOBO AT thru hike 11 years ago. Only once did I have a problem. Another hiker I was with ditched his filter for a Steripen in Hanover. Neither one of us suffered any water borne...
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    My Deuce of Spades is made from aircraft grade...

    My Deuce of Spades is made from aircraft grade aluminum not titanium. Might be easier to cut.
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    I was working on trail crew two years ago near...

    I was working on trail crew two years ago near Standing Indian and the USFS trail guy came by one morning. He said that the Nantahala NF was looking into mandating bear canisters in their forest...
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    I have worn a Mountain Hardware button up short...

    I have worn a Mountain Hardware button up short sleeve shirt for the past 7-8 years. It has some spf protection, dries fast and cleans easily. Plus I think it is a little classier than a standard t...
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    Thanks. That is what I figured.

    Thanks. That is what I figured.
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    Do the adapters support fast charging?

    Do the adapters support fast charging?
  9. The AT is easier to find than the Pine Cobble...

    The AT is easier to find than the Pine Cobble Trail. The AT crosses near the Greylock Community Center in between Williamstown and North Adams. I am not sure where the boundary is. The Pine Cobble...
  10. I went SOBO. Rented a car and dropped it off at...

    I went SOBO. Rented a car and dropped it off at Burlington airport. Then got a shuttle to the northern terminus.When i finished I walked the Pine Cobble trail into Williamstown. I spent the night in...
  11. I parked at the Big Creek RS back in 2017 with no...

    I parked at the Big Creek RS back in 2017 with no problem other than my car was filthy with pine tree sap when I returned. Had to wash the windows so I could see!
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    I planned a NOBO thru back in Sept. 2017 but my...

    I planned a NOBO thru back in Sept. 2017 but my plans were changed due to hurricane Irma. I ended up starting a week later and skipping the first 100 miles because of road and trail closures and...
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    I mentioned this several years ago that it seems...

    I mentioned this several years ago that it seems like some of the adventure has been been eliminated by all the detailed information available today. Forty-five years ago all we had was the Mileage...
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    The executive order that was signed by the...

    The executive order that was signed by the president mandates mask wearing on federal property including national parks.
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    I read an article in The NY Times that says the...

    I read an article in The NY Times that says the vaccine is being undersold. Even with 95% efficacy it is one of the best vaccines. There is still a lot to be learned about the virus and vaccine....
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    I got my first dose last week and had no side...

    I got my first dose last week and had no side effects. I now feel I can responsibly resume the hike I postponed last spring.
  17. The ATC is advertising for trail crew leader and...

    The ATC is advertising for trail crew leader and crew so I interpret that to mean they are considering having trail crews this year.
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    If you are going to enter SNP by vehicle on the...

    If you are going to enter SNP by vehicle on the Skyline Drive you can save $30 if you have a pass.
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    The passes are purchased online thru USGS and...

    The passes are purchased online thru USGS and give free access to those federal sites that charge an entrance fee, including NPS and USFS. I think you can get a discount on front country camping in...
  20. In all the miles I have hiked in the past 46...

    In all the miles I have hiked in the past 46 years I have only listened to music once. That was descending Mt Sterling and that was Todd Rundgren’s “A Wizard A True Star.”
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    I started using sno seal back in the 70’s on my...

    I started using sno seal back in the 70’s on my aborted AT SOBO. We carried a tin of it and would seal the boots every couple of days. Still use it on my leather boots. I use a hair drier when...
  22. I think there has been an issue with first class...

    I think there has been an issue with first class for some time. I bought something on ebay from ME shipped using first class. This was early November. It took 2 weeks to receive. My tracking said it...
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    Not asking anyone for permission. Heck, I don’t...

    Not asking anyone for permission. Heck, I don’t even ask my wife for permission when I go for a hike. I just had an idea for a different kind of thru hike that I never heard discussed before and...
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    I have a pair of the chore model pictured above....

    I have a pair of the chore model pictured above. I wear them in the rain and snow on the trail on my property when I walk the dogs. I only hike about 1 mile. I would not want to wear them with a pack...
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    Most shelters and privies on USFS and NPS land...

    Most shelters and privies on USFS and NPS land are closed because of COVID 19.
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