Search:

Type: Posts; User: Emerson Bigills; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 13 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,109

    Last two pads I have purchased were Thermarest...

    Last two pads I have purchased were Thermarest X-therms. Not cheap, not ultra-light, a little crinkly, but great R-Factor and give side sleepers some hope. Unlike some other pieces of equipment, I...
  2. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,996

    The Xero Sandals have been sold. E.B.

    The Xero Sandals have been sold. E.B.
  3. Replies
    7
    Views
    893

    Left on Feb 20 with a 5 degree bag. Had more bag...

    Left on Feb 20 with a 5 degree bag. Had more bag than I needed, but the cold weather did not come until after Hot Springs, when I had swapped out for my 20 degree bag. Have a plan to get into single...
  4. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,996

    yes, skeletool is still available.

    yes, skeletool is still available.
  5. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,996

    New and Used Equip Sale

    Price includes postage in Lower 48 U.S. Send me an email to [email protected]

    Sold BV 450 Bear Cannister $45 - used about 12 nights, good shape



    Sold Z Packs Arc Haul $185 - Orange, MD...
  6. Replies
    80
    Views
    7,743

    I also stayed at Pine Ellis Hostel a couple years...

    I also stayed at Pine Ellis Hostel a couple years ago for a couple nights. Decent hostel, the buffet at the Red Hen was among the most memorable on the entire AT. The shuttler at Pine Ellis was a...
  7. Pisgah NF announced massive trail and shelter...

    Pisgah NF announced massive trail and shelter closings yesterday that run into mid-August. Not certain if that means the AT itself, but many of the shelters are in that announcement. I think we will...
  8. Pisgah NF closed hundreds of miles of trails...

    Pisgah NF closed hundreds of miles of trails yesterday in NC though mid-August. I understand closing picnic and heavy social areas, but there are hundreds of square miles where social distancing is...
  9. At this point in time, I don't think it is a very...

    At this point in time, I don't think it is a very good idea to be out there. However, I suspect within 4-6 weeks things will start to ease up a bit and if hikers practice social distancing and stay...
  10. I do not see that day hiking on the trail...

    I do not see that day hiking on the trail presents a more "viral" environment than most people are going to experience at home, weekly grocery run and where they go after they get cabin fever. The...
  11. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,781

    I too have a May 7 permit to start at Campo. I am...

    I too have a May 7 permit to start at Campo. I am staying at Scout and Frodo's the night before. Hope to see you on the trail. Trailname is Salesman.
  12. Replies
    54
    Views
    7,715

    The outdoors should be for everyone, but people...

    The outdoors should be for everyone, but people who lead large groups like this into the backwoods are jerks. They are ruining the experience for any one in the vicinity and when they camp, they are...
  13. Except for color, the AT thru hike community is...

    Except for color, the AT thru hike community is actually pretty diverse - young, old, wealthy, poor, some with impressive jobs, some unemployed, some well educated, some not so much, veterans,...
  14. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,814

    Always question why you need to bring 5 liters of...

    Always question why you need to bring 5 liters of water. As another said, bring a filter or Aqua Mira and fill up with water about 6-7 miles in by taking the short walk down the blue blaze trail to...
  15. Replies
    20
    Views
    2,402

    Local REI supplies bag liners with each sleeping...

    Local REI supplies bag liners with each sleeping bag rental. I think Rental is a good option for folks going out the first time. Buying a kit for overnight backpacking will likely cost you over $650...
  16. Replies
    45
    Views
    5,485

    Good subject. On my AT thru I fell 22 times,...

    Good subject. On my AT thru I fell 22 times, right at 100 mile average. Over half were related to wet conditions. Many were stumbles likely caused by me catching a root or rock. I think most of the...
  17. Replies
    52
    Views
    13,615

    Good luck to all in this thread. I know the ATC...

    Good luck to all in this thread. I know the ATC is doing their best to promote flip-flop hikes and non-traditional NOBO hikes, but ..... I cannot imagine finishing an AT thru-hike anywhere but...
  18. Replies
    16
    Views
    2,038

    The southern 35 miles are pretty tough. Slow...

    The southern 35 miles are pretty tough. Slow going. After that there are still a few random mountains left, but it continues to get easier.
  19. Replies
    13
    Views
    2,031

    Get out and start doing some walking with weight...

    Get out and start doing some walking with weight on your back. Test your gear in a real camping setting overnight. As far as 13 miles a day, yes you can. If you put some prep time in you will be...
  20. Replies
    18
    Views
    2,670

    I thought the same thing, until I read Traveler's...

    I thought the same thing, until I read Traveler's post. He shared some perspective I had not considered. I suspect within 10 years or less, bear cannisters will be required on most trails where bears...
  21. I stayed at UGP in early June of 2017. The...

    I stayed at UGP in early June of 2017. The caretaker was pleasant and gave us the "lay of the land" when we arrived. There was no question who the caretaker was and she did not ask us if were thrus...
  22. Most thru hikers are using AWOL's guide today....

    Most thru hikers are using AWOL's guide today. Few carry maps and some carry nothing, just look for the white blazes. There are some sections in the Whites that are the most difficult to follow on...
  23. Replies
    33
    Views
    3,443

    Congratulations. I can only imagine the...

    Congratulations. I can only imagine the perseverance necessary to go back out time after time. Connecting the sections is always a logistical challenge. Great job.
  24. Replies
    105
    Views
    38,639

    I left about a week in front of the bubble....

    I left about a week in front of the bubble. Stayed ahead of it the entire time, except for the "runners" who flew by me. Finished in 140 days. I think I had 4 beers the entire trip. Was invited to...
  25. Replies
    127
    Views
    15,056

    I hope this thread gets deleted pretty soon. One...

    I hope this thread gets deleted pretty soon. One of the things I enjoy about this site is the focus on hiking and the rare instance of political or controversial threads. I find it sad that the OP...
Results 1 to 25 of 304
Page 1 of 13 1 2 3 4