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  1. Thread: Seasons?

    by HankIV
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    And be sure to give a season’s greeting to your...

    And be sure to give a season’s greeting to your fellow hikers, no matter what time of year!!
  2. Thread: Seasons?

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    Hunting season and fire season. One for the...

    Hunting season and fire season. One for the food, one for the free heat. Then end of season for the bargain hiking.
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    You do not need waterproof boots on the AT at...

    You do not need waterproof boots on the AT at all. Most people use trail runners.
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    13 murders on the AT since 1974, 10 in Midland...

    13 murders on the AT since 1974, 10 in Midland just last year.
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    I used an Ursack, with Opsacks on my thru last...

    I used an Ursack, with Opsacks on my thru last summer. Did notice the Opsacks would sometimes unseal overnight, you have to be diligent with them. Used bear boxes and cables where provided. ...
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    I used La Sportiva TX3 approach shoes on my AT...

    I used La Sportiva TX3 approach shoes on my AT SOBO last year. Picked them to try at REI, without really knowing what they were, they just felt good.

    Didn’t slip much, tripped plenty but wasn’t...
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    You probably can, but you will also burn a bunch...

    You probably can, but you will also burn a bunch of time waiting for shuttle drivers on both ends (or waiting for hitches) and coordination to restaurant hours in little country towns. Just...
  8. Yeah, the Inn

    Yeah, the Inn
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    I mass murdered a bunch of them last year, and am...

    I mass murdered a bunch of them last year, and am unapologetic.
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    Oops, that was just for the AT section. No...

    Oops, that was just for the AT section. No experience north of Maine Junction.

    Highly recommend staying on Bromley Peak. Great sunset and sunrise. Of course Inn on the Long Trail. If you stop...
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    Cell service was pretty good with T-Mobile last...

    Cell service was pretty good with T-Mobile last summer in VT. Was spotty in NH and ME.
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    That’s pretty much what all the packaged...

    That’s pretty much what all the packaged backpacking granolas are; some powdered milk and granola. Perfectly delicious.
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    While trying to figure this out, count yourself...

    While trying to figure this out, count yourself lucky that someone cares what happens to you.
  14. ^ This (too!). Not only saving the need to...

    ^ This (too!). Not only saving the need to upsize, but saving pain on the knees too. Or whatever you joint of trouble happens to be.
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    Glad I wasn’t a baby when I thru hiked cuz I sure...

    Glad I wasn’t a baby when I thru hiked cuz I sure did love my LightHeart raincoat. Tough and light.
  16. Also agree it is easy. And mmmmm, Twirly Top!

    Also agree it is easy. And mmmmm, Twirly Top!
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    Yes, very nice to hear the results. Good...

    Yes, very nice to hear the results. Good learnings. If you plan to do more, really focus on light high quality gear. Maybe get cost a little more, but relative to much of daily expenses, a bargain...
  18. Most actually don’t remove viruses. Which in...

    Most actually don’t remove viruses. Which in most cases in the US is okay. Would not be okay there, for me.
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    Sounds like a plan! Get started!

    Sounds like a plan! Get started!
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    I am not religious about it, but their food isn’t...

    I am not religious about it, but their food isn’t that good, isn’t that good for you and isn’t that good for the planet.

    He says, crunching into his eighth Oreo of the night….
  21. I think if you camel up at Boiling Springs, and...

    I think if you camel up at Boiling Springs, and fill a couple of liters one would be okay to the spring at Wolf Creek Trail 13.3 miles north, even on a pretty hot day. It is easy walking. Maybe not...
  22. Ditto. Except no water at the barn. There is a...

    Ditto. Except no water at the barn. There is a spring just a little ways up the climb to Darlington, where water is spotty. If it is hot, camel up and fill your bottles in Boiling Springs.

    The...
  23. Ditto. Except no water at the barn. There is a...

    Ditto. Except no water at the barn. There is a spring just a little ways up the climb to Darlington, where water is spotty. If it is hot, camel up and fill your bottles in Boiling Springs.

    The...
  24. Agree on the AT being a tough place to get lost...

    Agree on the AT being a tough place to get lost for long. As Capt Blue mentioned updates on water/not water, closed or new hostels ahead is helpful. Be advised those and other updates are dependent...
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    I find them delicious for the most part.

    I find them delicious for the most part.
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