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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 ".
  2. Thread: Seasons?

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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.
  13. 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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    Always use a rain jacket now, Marmot Mica or...

    Always use a rain jacket now, Marmot Mica or Precip. Unfortunately in 2013 I hiked 4 weeks on the AT with a wind jacket, and it rained every day the first three weeks, which saturated it. Thus why...
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    You're still young.

    You're still young.
  16. Thread: August SOBO

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    In Maine I would often eat my supper at a shelter...

    In Maine I would often eat my supper at a shelter with the picnic table (or at least shelter floor) and water source, and hike on a few more miles and dry camp where ever. The next morning would...
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    Use to protect bottom of tent. A few ounces...

    Use to protect bottom of tent. A few ounces penalty to protect a key and expensive piece of gear. Hate to damage tent floor at the beginning of a long distance hike.
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    Should be "NO" plans to hike FT.

    Should be "NO" plans to hike FT.
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    Grew up in south FL and used to warm weather, but...

    Grew up in south FL and used to warm weather, but plans to ever hike the Florida Trail due to the increased opportunities for snake encounters, especially potential of walking through water with...
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    Other than 2020, I spent the last few years...

    Other than 2020, I spent the last few years finishing up my AT section hike in NH and ME in June and July. Most days it was shorts and short sleeves. But a few I used long pants and sleeves in...
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    Congratulations on the opportunity! Too often...

    Congratulations on the opportunity!
    Too often I have had the reverse happen.
  22. Thread: MSR Freelite 2

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    For that price or less you may also want to...

    For that price or less you may also want to consider the Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL2.
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    It was raining the morning I left. Fortunately...

    It was raining the morning I left. Fortunately they were sold out that night, or I would have been tempted to stay (zero). Agree well run and sad to see it go.
  24. Rule of thumb I remember hearing is send the...

    Rule of thumb I remember hearing is send the winter gear home after Mt Rogers and get it back at Hanover.
  25. Not aware of what the process is, but based upon...

    Not aware of what the process is, but based upon my encounters with him and his willingness to share his experience along with his track record, I would consider him a well deserved addition.
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