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    SOBO thru-hike starting November?

    Greetings virtual hiking friends!

    The title says it all - is this feasible? Me and my possible partner(s) are experienced and would have no issues with somewhat cold(er) temperatures, a little...
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    Winter hiking on the CT?

    My boyfriend and I are section hiking the CT and are considering completing segments 1-5 (Waterton Canyon to Kenosha Pass) around Thanksgiving this year. From what we've read, a thru-hike of the...
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    The northern end of the reroute starts just shy...

    The northern end of the reroute starts just shy of a half mile south of gov. Clement. Look for an orange cone and signage.

    The actual long trail in this area is not 100% blazed yet. The newly...
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    Pierces general store is east on lower cold river...

    Pierces general store is east on lower cold river road about 2.5 miles. Items are generally expensive but is a good stop for a soda and sandwich ..

    I take the road walk reroute going Sobo and the...
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    I second this notion. I did an LT Sobo e2e this...

    I second this notion. I did an LT Sobo e2e this spring in 14 days thru lots of cold rain. We had a blast!

    We resupplied in Stowe, waitsfield, box at the Inn, and Manchester center. Jonesville PO...
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    It depends on your style of hiking. I would say...

    It depends on your style of hiking. I would say that anywhere from $2000 to $4000 is the average. I spent the most from Maine to HF then cut back and stayed in fewer hostels towards the latter weeks...
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    Great trail! We slept in some of the natural...

    Great trail! We slept in some of the natural caves during our trip to avoid rain.

    Enjoy and drink an Ale 8 for me :cool:
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    I have no qualms about taking eggs on the trail,...

    I have no qualms about taking eggs on the trail, but I always eat them quickly and they never have a chance to spoil. Earl Shafer was noted for having some eggs in his pack..

    For me: HB eggs,...
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    Unless it was been rebuilt in the last 18 months,...

    Unless it was been rebuilt in the last 18 months, which is entirely possible, it is a baseball bat shelter. Newish roof when I was there, lots of beaver chew marks.

    I read the entire thing front...
  10. I would stay in fewer towns/take fewer zeros and...

    I would stay in fewer towns/take fewer zeros and neros. Couldve finished about 3 weeks sooner had I not taken ~15 zeros. :cool:
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    I believe "baseball bat" shelters were originally...

    I believe "baseball bat" shelters were originally used thusly: every couple of days, or whenever a hiker would show up, one would cut white pine boughs and cover the floor to enhance smell and...
  12. Pikes peak for the second time this winter!

    Pikes peak for the second time this winter!
  13. ULA CDT - weighs under a lb. trimmed and washes...

    ULA CDT - weighs under a lb. trimmed and washes with the rest of my laundry in town. Love the simple dyneema construction, and the fantastic customer service is what keeps me coming back
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    At this rate, the AT will break 2200 miles in ~...

    At this rate, the AT will break 2200 miles in ~ 10 years. Honestly, I wouldnt mind the Maine section being longer :)
  15. That'd be wicked cool, count us in! Would be...

    That'd be wicked cool, count us in! Would be awesome to see Squatch's movie show out here - special broadcast? :-?:)
  16. Love the podcast, Mags! Do yall allow sit-in...

    Love the podcast, Mags! Do yall allow sit-in listeners? (will bring beer :cool: )
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    Newman's Own Mint O(roe)s, cold, ripe pears and...

    Newman's Own Mint O(roe)s, cold, ripe pears and salad bar
  18. "In every walk with nature, one receives far more...

    "In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks."

    As with everyone else who begins the trail, I wish him the utmost luck and to remember, We are sooo not driving the bus :D
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    on A.T.: "WET (AGAIN?!)" ::shammy the clothes,...

    on A.T.: "WET (AGAIN?!)" ::shammy the clothes, wear in sleeping bag (yes, even under a down quilt), science, warm dry clothes in the morning!::
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    +1 anything Darn Tough

    +1 anything Darn Tough
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    Your list seems VERY complete. Too complete for...

    Your list seems VERY complete. Too complete for me, in fact. :)

    Regardless, the DriDucks are a good replacement, IMO. I would take EITHER the long sleeve top OR the fleece. Both of those and the...
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    I imagine youre thinking of the WhiteHorse (?)...

    I imagine youre thinking of the WhiteHorse (?) Burger challenge in one of the trail towns in Maine. Drawing a blank on the particulars, but basically a 1lb burger loaded with mushrooms, bacon and all...
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    How about the Vermont Maple syrup challenge: chug...

    How about the Vermont Maple syrup challenge: chug a quart of maple syrup in 15 minutes.. Some NOBOs (who are all a little coo coo :)) though of this one in 2011.

    There is another food challenge in...
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    WOW! Your trip is nearly identical to my '09 E2E...

    WOW! Your trip is nearly identical to my '09 E2E in several ways, namely we started and finished on the same days.

    Same wet weather, great sunset/sunrises, and snow.

    For some reason, I have...
  25. HELP! - Top baffle of down quilt void of down

    I have a Warbonnet Mamba and after considerable use (AT thru, bunch of overnighters), the down has nearly disappeared from the top baffle of the quilt, the area which surround my head or neck when...
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