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    Quilt temp for SoBo section

    Looking to do another LASH picking up where I left off on the border of CT and MA, heading south to Harper's Ferry in a proposed 30 day span.

    Is a 40* quilt going to be warm enough in June? Here's...
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    Nope, no trout in NY anymore. Best stay home... ...

    Nope, no trout in NY anymore. Best stay home...

    :D
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    GG Gorilla, no brain, stripped, thinking about...

    GG Gorilla, no brain, stripped, thinking about removing the hipbelt and frame for the PCT...
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    I never wore any earlier iterations, but I...

    I never wore any earlier iterations, but I switched from Salomon SpeedCross 3's to LP 3.0 and am really enjoying them. They seem broken in after just a few miles or minor trails and road walks, and...
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    Picked up a Houdini for $50 shipped a couple days...

    Picked up a Houdini for $50 shipped a couple days ago. Hard to say no at that price...
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    GG Gorilla (stripped): 28oz ($200 on sale)...

    GG Gorilla (stripped): 28oz ($200 on sale)
    Zpacks Hexamid (Polycryo + Ti stakes): 15oz ($420)
    EE Rev 20*: 19.2oz ($270)
    NeoAir XLite: 12oz (Birthday gift)

    4.63 pounds - $890 (worth every penny)
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    I was 29 and in very good physical condition when...

    I was 29 and in very good physical condition when I started. Going SoBo in June, there were huge stream crossings that took everything to not be swept dangerously down stream or over a waterfall. In...
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    Start date is May 22nd. Plan on deliberately...

    Start date is May 22nd. Plan on deliberately making my way to KM to see what the actual snow situation is in the Sierra. If it looks do-able, it'll be motor time to Manning. Otherwise, I'll call it a...
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    Zpacks everything

    Zpacks everything
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    Is the new Gorilla you have a medium? I'd take it...

    Is the new Gorilla you have a medium? I'd take it off your hands, since I'm looking for something lighter than my Exos but not as expensive as the Arc Blast for a PCT thru. PM me if so!
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    Holy cow, there's a lot of bitterness in this...

    Holy cow, there's a lot of bitterness in this thread...

    If you run a hiker hostel that requires social interaction in exchange for stay, say so from the start. What do you expect when every hiker...
  12. I need the bug netting, unfortunately. I just...

    I need the bug netting, unfortunately. I just can't stand having mosquitos and other insects on me while sleeping.

    Thanks though!
  13. Camped north of Big Sur, in the Redwoods,...

    Camped north of Big Sur, in the Redwoods, Yellowstone, on the Mississippi, etc... condensation every night.

    And I believe you about the rain. At this point it is mostly about the weight, the...
  14. I used a Double Rainbow on a cross country...

    I used a Double Rainbow on a cross country road-trip and it had horrible condensation issues; beyond that, I don't want to imagine using a silnylon shelter in Washington and Oregon when it happens to...
  15. I've read and re-read the conversation about...

    I've read and re-read the conversation about polycro in the Hexamid, with some claiming it works and some claiming it doesn't. I'd love to save $80, and it probably will rain a handful of times in...
  16. Note: I don't own a shelter yet.

    Note: I don't own a shelter yet.
  17. Is the Hexamid $275 better than the TarpTent ProTrail for the PCT?

    Here's my LighterPack: https://lighterpack.com/r/fjxn6c

    I'm torn between the Hexamid (with bathtub floor) and the TT ProTrail. With the ProTrail, my base-weight is about 10 pounds, and with the...
  18. Decided I'm going to go with a cheaper pack, not...

    Decided I'm going to go with a cheaper pack, not sure which yet, but still firmly interested in a Hex or Solplex.
  19. [WTB] Hexamid (with floor) or Solplex

    Hey all, looking for a late-model Hexamid with the bathtub floor, or a Solplex. Excellent condition or bust.

    Please include pictures and asking price.

    Can PayPal or send money order.

    Thanks!
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    I plan on starting the first week of May to try...

    I plan on starting the first week of May to try and avoid the crowds. Also, I started the AT close to the start and found myself doing stupid high mileage to pass the few SoBo's that were ahead of...
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    Sounds like you need to adjust the strap...

    Sounds like you need to adjust the strap tightness.

    Like others said: I use the strap around my wrist and sometimes don't even hold onto the grip. I've never had any discomfort with this method,...
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    Osprey Exos - $158 TarpTent ProTrail - $203 EE...

    Osprey Exos - $158
    TarpTent ProTrail - $203
    EE Quilt - $260
    Z LiteSol - $30
    ExOfficio hoodie - $45
    Brooks shorts - $35
    Salomon SC3 - $65
    OR Sombriolet - $26
    Patagonia Houdini - $53
    Frogg...
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    Nobody got me hooked on hiking the AT but myself....

    Nobody got me hooked on hiking the AT but myself. On the other hand, I have my German foreign exchange friend's dad, and my own parents to thanks for my love of the outdoors and hiking in general. I...
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    I hope to save enough that I can comfortably land...

    I hope to save enough that I can comfortably land after the hike and not need a job right away. This was one of the things that made me quit the AT. I definitely didn't have enough money to both...
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    Sold, thanks!

    Sold, thanks!
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