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    Both. I really don't want to get rid of my NG...

    Both. I really don't want to get rid of my NG stove either. Liquid fuel has potential safety issues. Most backpacking stoves are too easy to knock over. For the non camper, I would stick to...
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    https://www.pcta.org/discover-the-trail/closures/...

    https://www.pcta.org/discover-the-trail/closures/

    Out there in spirit.
  3. Be aware that The Birches has no water. It is...

    Be aware that The Birches has no water. It is technically located on the Blueberry Ledges trail which is an easy 4 mile hike to Abol Bridge (compared to the 10 mile AT). It is maybe .2 mile along...
  4. You are correct on all accounts I got the but in...

    You are correct on all accounts I got the but in the wrong place.
  5. I remember this being a muddy brown river with I...

    I remember this being a muddy brown river with I assume agricultural and urban/suburban runoff. It would need an activated carbon/ceramic/iodine filter and that would still leave inorganic...
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    Weight Distribution

    The problem with a canister on the bottom of the pack is poor weight distribution if the canister has a lot of food in it. It's better to have the most dense items high and close to the body. A...
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    The heat map and graphs can give good relative...

    The heat map and graphs can give good relative information about the usage levels. Compare the dates you hiked in May with the end of September to give you an idea of actual numbers of people. It...
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    There are always many more people on the weekends...

    There are always many more people on the weekends (day hiking, parking, camping) but a lot fewer after Labor day. I like starting at the large lot on the Pemi and Kanc. hwy east of Lincoln for easy...
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    Using the Wayback Machine: Dec 22 2015 home...

    Using the Wayback Machine:
    Dec 22 2015 home page: https://web.archive.org/web/20151222063717/http://whiteblaze.net/forum/content.php
    Dec 25 2015 home page: ...
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    Consider beach walking. It works a lot more and...

    Consider beach walking. It works a lot more and smaller muscles and may build more support for the knees... On the PCT, I sent my poles home for the last 500 miles just because. I discovered every...
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    I would say most definitely. Listening with good...

    I would say most definitely. Listening with good headphones makes the bass come out better. On the southern AT, I usually heard it from a distance which seems to mute the higher notes and perhaps...
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    You said you are willing to hitch. So get up an...

    You said you are willing to hitch. So get up an hour earlier on your last day or shorten your last day's hike. If your ride out is real early in the morning or you can't manage a hitch then $30 is...
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    The shelter is located in the tenting area at the...

    The shelter is located in the tenting area at the side of the large field 100-200 yds north of the beach. The plaque inside says Raymond Torrey Memorial Shelter 1940 - 1976. Water is from the...
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    I couldn't find the shelter but: The "ATC" or...

    I couldn't find the shelter but:

    The "ATC" or Appalachian Trail Connector bypasses what looks like 3/4 to a mile of the AT north of Canopus Lake. Both trails are marked and blazed as of October...
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    Wow these are both great sites. The first gives...

    Wow these are both great sites. The first gives only peaks but lots and lots of them. The second has forecasts detailed from NOAA for all AT shelters and also includes PCT prominent spots. On the...
  16. You're right. I'd forgotten the name and would...

    You're right. I'd forgotten the name and would look up Imp campsite. Imp shelter would show up. I knew there wasn't a shelter at Nauman and could see from the google map Imp wasn't the place. ...
  17. The campsites from Crawford Notch to Pinkham...

    The campsites from Crawford Notch to Pinkham include

    Imp Campsite: AMC campsite ($15) about .1 mile south of Mizpah Hut with platforms. This is treed but I don't know if it is hammockable. ...
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    Fuel is as issue. It is not advisable to bring...

    Fuel is as issue. It is not advisable to bring fuel on any mass public transportation including thru major bus/train hubs such as Boston/NY whether legal or not. Plan to get fuel at your flip-flop...
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    sea level 100 % 5,000' 83 % 6,643' 78...

    sea level 100 %
    5,000' 83 %
    6,643' 78 % Clingman's Dome
    10,000' 69 % 14,505' 58 % Mount Whitney
    20,320' 45 % Mount McKinley
    29,032 31 % Mount Everest


    This might be a...
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    The percent of oxygen in (dry) air does not...

    The percent of oxygen in (dry) air does not change with altitude, only the pressure drops. The amount of oxygen in a lungful of air decreases since you breathe in proportionally less air mass. This...
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    There is road access to the trailhead at the...

    There is road access to the trailhead at the bottom of the trail. Parts of the gravel road are a little soft with a little bit of high soft center. Easily navigated with my Honda Civic on Saturday...
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    I hiked MT and WY south to Steamboat Sprgs CO as...

    I hiked MT and WY south to Steamboat Sprgs CO as three LASH's over three summers '07 - '09 so some of my info is dated. I gather you plan to section hike as you did the AT. If so be aware that...
  23. I had on and off sciatica for a a few years...

    I had on and off sciatica for a a few years before my first AT thru hike. I had done all the things the doctors said and surgery was all that was left. Sitting too long, any sport or any serious...
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    The best station on the trail. One of my...

    The best station on the trail. One of my favorite campsites is under the lift on sugarloaf near the unloading spot. Beware of the lift starting.
    The 100 MW starts near Greenville and ends just...
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    I came across this on another site where 5 lb...

    I came across this on another site where 5 lb guns were being discussed re; grizzlies. I question its reliability but it's a data point.

    "GnatGiant - 5dThere were over 1000 CDT hikers this year...
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