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  1. I stopped by to visit on my way back from from...

    I stopped by to visit on my way back from from Thanksgiving a little over a month ago. He thought he had a serious offer & had even started packing & looking into other properties. The prosective...
  2. Thread: Down bag

    by Mountain Mike
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    I put about 2800 miles on my FF bag( Rock Wren)...

    I put about 2800 miles on my FF bag( Rock Wren) before it got stolen. Loved the open baffels to move the down around depending on temps. Hard to go wrong with any of the three you mentioned though, a...
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    Lone Pine. Kennedy meadows is a long way from any...

    Lone Pine. Kennedy meadows is a long way from any public transportation. Lone Pine used to have a grehound stop.
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    A few kinks to check out: ...

    A few kinks to check out:

    http://asthecrowflies.org/pctpacific-crest-trail-town-guide/
    https://www.pctplanner.com/index.php
    https://www.yogisbooks.com/...
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    I've been dealing with it for years without daily...

    I've been dealing with it for years without daily medication. I prefer diet & exercise. A few things I have found out: Exercise is the most important! The more active I am the more I can cheat on my...
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    I would say you can boost your milage by almost...

    I would say you can boost your milage by almost 50%. The main factor being how well graded the PCT is compared to the AT. I also think lack of shelters help some. I believe hiker will continue longer...
  7. I only use mine when winter camping to keep...

    I only use mine when winter camping to keep condensation low. As mentioned above. In warm weather a led headlamp wins over on weight issuses.
  8. Very few carry snowshoes in hiking season. Most...

    Very few carry snowshoes in hiking season. Most of the snow is "Sierra cement" not powder. Post holing is a pain but only occurs in certain conditions & not worth snowshoes.
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    44650Fist time at the Hollow was on my thru in...

    44650Fist time at the Hollow was on my thru in 88. Went back several times but haven't been there in years. Hopefully, I will get there sometimes this year.
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    I met a trio on their third year of a thru hike...

    I met a trio on their third year of a thru hike of the PCT. They would hike about 8 miles a day. When the weather turned they would find a job for the winter. Save up for the next season & continue...
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    Bland now has a Grant"s Market in addition to a...

    Bland now has a Grant"s Market in addition to a Dollar General. Good for a full re-supply.
  12. I can't imagine doing OR section of PCT without...

    I can't imagine doing OR section of PCT without mail drops. There are many small fishing camps/"resorts" that will hold them for you. They also sell some supplies mostly geared towards car campers &...
  13. Poll: I tried but our pace was so different it didn't...

    I tried but our pace was so different it didn't work out.
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    The current AT crosses Rt 4 west of the Inn. You...

    The current AT crosses Rt 4 west of the Inn. You can take the Shurburne trail (old AT) directly to the Inn by Pico Peak.
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    CT = Colorado Trail Check out Mags blog...

    CT = Colorado Trail Check out Mags blog https://pmags.com/colorado-trail-end-to-end-guide-2
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    It was a controlled burn. I watched from Fort...

    It was a controlled burn. I watched from Fort Bastion as FS vehicles went up the road through the property every morning & came back down each night, Biggest burn was monday. They are still going up...
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    It'a just walking: day after day, mile after...

    It'a just walking: day after day, mile after mile, in the hot sun, in the rain, in the snow, in the cold, when sore or tired. Been done by all ages & people with disabilities. Technically it is a...
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    Once while visiting mom she decided to do me a...

    Once while visiting mom she decided to do me a favor & do my laundry. The two new Pendleton wool shirts were worn once. She shrunk them down to a kid's size!
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    I don't see where it would be worth the weight....

    I don't see where it would be worth the weight. I've owned & used several bivy sacks. Rainy southeast isn't where I would use one as a primary shelter. Just getting into one on a rainy day would...
  20. Thread: Compass?

    by Mountain Mike
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    Is a compass really needed on the AT? On most of...

    Is a compass really needed on the AT? On most of it these days...maybe not. It's so well traveled & marked. Do I bring one, yes!! With a map. It gives me the chance to become unteathered. Freedom to...
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    The one time I used mine to self arrest was on...

    The one time I used mine to self arrest was on San Jacinto ridge just afer Idyllywild. It was a heavy snow year & a late storm had dropped a foot of fresh snow the night before on top of snow...
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    I find adjustable declination to be the most...

    I find adjustable declination to be the most useful but not a necccesity. As I get older I find I use the magnifier more often. The mirror...I've used it more for grooming & tick checks & very rarely...
  23. http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/reg...

    http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-west/mt-greylock-state-reservation-generic.html
    http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dcr/parks/trails/greylock.pdf
  24. Park either at summit lot or Stony Ledge...

    Park either at summit lot or Stony Ledge Campground. Do a loop of AT over Mt prospect, drop into vally & come up Hopper Trail. Been a while since I did it. Think it's about 18 miles. Campground...
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    It wasn't in reference to your post. Just seeing...

    It wasn't in reference to your post. Just seeing it as a trend now. "You don't need maps to hike the AT! Just follow the white blazes." Get so & so app. etc. And now becoming more prevelant on PCT....
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