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    Just there last week. Took detour, which added...

    Just there last week. Took detour, which added 0.3 miles based on Guthook mileage. Northbound, detour is well marked. Several other we talked to took Trail and only got a little wet, despite lots...
  2. Found Prescription Glasses just south of Port Clinton May 23

    On May 23, found a pair of prescription glasses lying on side of trail about a mile south of Port Clinton, more or less. If they are yours, give me a better description to confirm ownership.
    JF
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    And, if it suits your schedule and budget, I...

    And, if it suits your schedule and budget, I highly recommend a stay at the Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs.
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    Michael's Shuttle Service, based in Boiling...

    Michael's Shuttle Service, based in Boiling Springs, PA.

    Michael's Shuttle Service <mike@ATshuttler.com>

    Just used him the other week for a shuttle from Penn Mar to Duncannon. Reliable. Nice,...
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    Variety review of A Walk in the Woods film

    http://variety.com/2015/film/reviews/sundance-film-review-robert-redford-in-a-walk-in-the-woods-1201413503/
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    Try Marilyn Wiley, of Cookie Lady fame, for a...

    Try Marilyn Wiley, of Cookie Lady fame, for a shuttle.
    marilynwiley@toast.net
    She drove me from North Adams to Lee back in May and I believe I heard her say she will go to Albany.
    J.
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    Head over to the John Muir Trail group at Yahoo. ...

    Head over to the John Muir Trail group at Yahoo. Tons of really useful, current information monitored by very experienced, respectful and friendly people.
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    I just went through this for my section hike back...

    I just went through this for my section hike back in late June. The mail for the AMC Highland Center is actually picked up from the post office in the basement of the Mount Washington Hotel. Call...
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    Brother and I are doing Franconia Notch to...

    Brother and I are doing Franconia Notch to Pinkham Notch in late June. We heard it is a tough section so we wanted to do it while we're young. Only having one week each year for our section hike...
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    I got a canister for use in the Sierras but I've...

    I got a canister for use in the Sierras but I've started using it on AT section hikes. Advantages are not having to hang, small rodent protection and a seat (none of which should be underestimated)....
  11. Fixing Your Feet

    http://www.fixingyourfeet.com/

    Everything you need to know and a few things you don't want to know.

    J.
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    Bear Canisters

    Yes, weight is an important consideration, but the security of your food, low impact and multi-functionality of a bear canister may be worth the tradeoff.

    You will find that bear cables, when...
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    Dicks to NOC

    My brother and I covered this section as part of our Dicks-to-the-Dam section hike the last week of May. Left Dicks Creek Gap Saturday morning and arrived NOC Wednesday afternoon (and hit Fontana...
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    Half Dome Permit?

    Did you get your permit to hike Half Dome yet? This is the first year for permits and I'm wondering how the process is working.
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    "Improved" Brown Fork Privy

    As of late May, 2010, the old wood slats have been upgraded to a blue tarp! Actually, there were some bits of surveyors tape clustered nearby, perhaps indicating the site of the promised new privy.
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    JMT Yahoo Group

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/johnmuirtrail/

    Lots of very helpful and experienced JMT hikers in this group.

    J.
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    Fixing Your Feet

    http://www.fixingyourfeet.com/

    John Vonhof is an excellent resource for all things foot-related.
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    Read Mr. D's PCT journal on Trail Journals

    http://trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?id=174724

    His AT journal was great, too, if you can find it.

    He's journaling about his CDT hike currently.
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    After getting blisters on my heels from the green...

    After getting blisters on my heels from the green Superfeet, I successfully switched to Shock Doctor X Active inserts.

    http://www.shockdoctor.com/products/insoles-socks.aspx
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    SPOT reviews on BackpackGaerTest

    http://www.BackpackGearTest.org/reviews/Communication_Gear/SPOT%20Satellite%20Messenger/
  21. Thread: JMT Hike

    by JohnF
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    Active JMT Group

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/johnmuirtrail/

    Great source of info from active JMT users.
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