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    Sticky: Fireplug NOBO MARCH 11th no approach. Did...

    Fireplug
    NOBO
    MARCH 11th
    no approach. Did that in 2017
    in 2017 had a major foot injury at mile 770 had to get off the trail. Hope I make it next year
    BPW 12.05 lbs
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    I love my Inreach. The only reason I carry it, is...

    I love my Inreach. The only reason I carry it, is because my family and friends like to watch my progress on earthmate.
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    I just throw my stripped 550 cord over a limb and...

    I just throw my stripped 550 cord over a limb and pull up my food and tie it off to a tree. Simple. Never had an issue
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    I have a question for the guthooks. Are you...

    I have a question for the guthooks. Are you planning on an update on new reroutes to the AT?
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    Never seen them on the trail. When I came across...

    Never seen them on the trail. When I came across a icy spot I just walked beside the trail
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    It was on the ATC website

    It was on the ATC website
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    Guthooks question

    With the new milage this year and the re-routes does anyone know if guthooks is planning on updating their app?
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    New mileage for the AT

    2018 AT miles 2190.9.
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    Just get lightweight gear. Try to keep your BPW...

    Just get lightweight gear. Try to keep your BPW under 18 lbs. I was at 13.5 this year and next year I'm hoping to drop a pound. Always try and carry a extra day's food, I did and it paid off, we got...
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    You go get a tattoo. "THE OTHER HUSBAND". Lol

    You go get a tattoo. "THE OTHER HUSBAND". Lol
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    Update on my start date. I'll be starting March...

    Update on my start date. I'll be starting March 20th.
  12. Thread: Advise

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    [QUOTE=Gambit McCrae;2171369]What would be your...

    [QUOTE=Gambit McCrae;2171369]What would be your top 10 tips for future thrus and section hikers?


    Top on ten tips. I'll try
    #1. Hike a hour stop for 15 minutes and rest pack off shoes off
    #2...
  13. Thread: Advise

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    Deep tissue separation on the ball of my right...

    Deep tissue separation on the ball of my right foot. I didn't pay attention to the soles of my shoes. Never really looked at them. They were wore down bad.
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    Where did you get that info? Can you post your...

    Where did you get that info? Can you post your source please
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    I'll be hiking from Springer to Neel Gap next...

    I'll be hiking from Springer to Neel Gap next week sometime. Down trees just add to the challenge.
  16. Thread: Advise

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    Advise

    3-12-2017 I started out on the approach trail made it to mile 770 before the trail destroyed my foot. I had to end my hike. I'm starting out again next year 3-12-2018. I've learned a lot on that...
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    March 12th NOBO. No approach trail did that this...

    March 12th NOBO. No approach trail did that this year. Made it to mile 770. Had to get off the trail for a serious foot injury.

    FIREPLUG
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    Retired firefighter

    Retired firefighter
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    Your umbrella won't last. I had 50 mph winds and...

    Your umbrella won't last. I had 50 mph winds and rain several times and it was always around 40 degrees. I only had one day when it rained without wind and actually I just walked in it. It felt...
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    I'm 52 now I'll be 53 when I start my next Thru...

    I'm 52 now I'll be 53 when I start my next Thru hike
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    I've seen people cook in shelters. Not the best...

    I've seen people cook in shelters. Not the best but when it 12 degrees out or raining that's where you cook. It attracts mice. Big deal. Never had a bear come into camp durning or after cooking. ...
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    2018 Springer to Katahdin. Who's going

    I've done a few shake down hikes on the AT in 2016. 31.7 miles then 135 miles. Had my gear all set. So I started out on 3-12-17 at the falls. Had every type of weather. From 90 degrees to 12...
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    Www.youtube.com/kissimmeesux

    Www.youtube.com/kissimmeesux
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    I do think you need to do it in advanced now! I heard that there may. Ot be rangers at the smokies to get one
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    See ya on the trail. I'm starting the 12th also...

    See ya on the trail. I'm starting the 12th also but I'm doing the approach trail. I lived close to you Saint Cloud Fla
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