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    Harold Fish. In 2004, while returning to a...

    Harold Fish. In 2004, while returning to a trailhead in Arizona, he was attacked by two dogs and then the owner. He was convicted of 2nd degree murder in 2006 or so, went to prison for three years,...
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    "He's never done that before" - not to make light...

    "He's never done that before" - not to make light of your injury Slo, but this always comes to mind - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C59-wJhBpq8
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    Six Chicks Rick would also fit - and create some...

    Six Chicks Rick would also fit - and create some envy as well.
  4. Top loader with no agitator should be fine....

    Top loader with no agitator should be fine. Delicate settings. The potential for damage is caused by the agitator in older style top loaders turning opposite the direction the tub turns, and also...
  5. Worn upper layers as others have suggested. ...

    Worn upper layers as others have suggested. Sleeping bag and pad that will keep you warm down to 10. You can trade out to a warmer weather bag later in the hike (central VA or so).
    Foraging is...
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    Yep. Count me in. Wet and cold and boredom and...

    Yep. Count me in.

    Wet and cold and boredom and homesick and just tired of hiking after however many miles come to mind. Completing the goal obviously wasn't as important as originally thought.
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    My kids and I came up with mine once they were...

    My kids and I came up with mine once they were old enough to join me on hikes, roughly mid 1990's. I became 4eyedbuzzard (old guy with glasses), one of my daughters is Soggy Feet (courtesy of a bog...
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    Well, I can't exactly agree that trail names are...

    Well, I can't exactly agree that trail names are a new thing. Earl Shaffer pretty willingly took on the nickname Crazy One in 1948. Emma Gatewood became Grandma Gatewood in 1955. There is some...
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    I think there are as many psychological reasons...

    I think there are as many psychological reasons for completing a thru-hike - or not completing one - as there are potential essays to be written. :-? ;)
  10. Of concern is your comment There's a big...

    Of concern is your comment There's a big difference between going day hiking or overnight/weekends in cold weather, even in the Whites, and being out in winter on an extended AT thru hike, both...
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    No. It was somewhat common practice years ago. ...

    No. It was somewhat common practice years ago. While it was cheaper, the problem was that auto gas would create deposits in the burner orifice and generator, requiring more frequent cleaning and...
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    No bus service from Gorham to Boston right now on...

    No bus service from Gorham to Boston right now on Concord Coach. Still suspended from what I know.
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    All good advice. Add keep your toenails trimmed.

    All good advice. Add keep your toenails trimmed.
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    Have either of you actually read the ATC's Amicus...

    Have either of you actually read the ATC's Amicus Brief on the pipeline? Here it is https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/18/18-1584/124981/20191209170050206_18-1584%20Amicus.pdf

    Beyond that...
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    Dominion and Duke were supposedly going to use...

    Dominion and Duke were supposedly going to use the major share of the gas for future gas fueled electric power plants in their growing service areas. But, now that they've won the major court battle,...
  16. Nope, I don't. Like you, I've only eaten it once....

    Nope, I don't. Like you, I've only eaten it once. Didn't make a memorable impression from a food I want to eat standpoint. I carry eat what tastes good and provides variety. Just throwing it out...
  17. Since we're on to critical mass, fusion of...

    Since we're on to critical mass, fusion of ingredients, shelf--er half-life, and high-yield food weaponry, there's the old school nuclear option of pemmican that can deliver into the 7 to 8 cal per...
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    Try this site https://www.buckeyetrail.org/overview.php
    Click on the various section links and it tells you how many miles in that particular section are road walks vs off road. Lots of road walks...
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    :D Credit me for the straight line. On a...

    :D Credit me for the straight line.

    On a serious note, if you need scorpion antivenom (most people/stings don't), it's incredibly expensive - $5K or so per dose in the US (but only about $100 in...
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    Lots of small critters will chew shoes for the...

    Lots of small critters will chew shoes for the salt. Raccoons, porcupines, opossoms, mice, etc. Spiders could be a problem as well. Here in TX and other southwest states we have scorpions as well,...
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    Ah, yes, Isoar Park. Right across the street...

    Ah, yes, Isoar Park. Right across the street from the Y Ardart Museum.
  22. I really like my Salomom X ultra 3 's. Good...

    I really like my Salomom X ultra 3 's. Good grip, decent shank/footbed on rocks for a lightweight trail shoe. They have lugs, but they aren't huge ones.
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    And here I thought anchovies were nasty enough...

    And here I thought anchovies were nasty enough...
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    Huts are closed for the 2020 season. I don't...

    Huts are closed for the 2020 season. I don't think their reservation/availability software is displaying the correct info for all the facilities. Call the Reservations Department at 603-466-2727 and...
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    Yeah, the descent off Moosilauke, Wildcat, Old...

    Yeah, the descent off Moosilauke, Wildcat, Old Speck down to the to the pond, and, and, and . . .
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