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    Met him at Mountain Crossing when I had just...

    Met him at Mountain Crossing when I had just started my hike. He helped me as apparently did other hikers. A gentleman and a character. He made the AT a better place.
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    I spent years canoeing in the boundary waters of...

    I spent years canoeing in the boundary waters of Minn. and Ontario. When I felt that I had grown to old to continue the rigors and isolation of that wilderness, I hung my paddle up. My younger...
  3. Because I could.

    Because I could.
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    They take some volunteers who assist in the...

    They take some volunteers who assist in the kitchen for room and board.
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    If you are worried about over-crowding on the AT...

    If you are worried about over-crowding on the AT just hike at times that are less popular. I began my first on Feb 18 and found oodles of solitude.
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    The 100w when the trail is under water is about...

    The 100w when the trail is under water is about as difficult as I have encountered.
  7. MP3 player loaded with audiobooks.

    MP3 player loaded with audiobooks.
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    Got my replacement lower section from Black...

    Got my replacement lower section from Black Diamond yesterday. Excellent service no cost and no s&h. I highly recommend them
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    I'm with you HB. Part of the joy of being in the...

    I'm with you HB. Part of the joy of being in the wilderness is getting in touch with and celebrating the primitive side of me.
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    I have BD trail backs. They work fine and...

    I have BD trail backs. They work fine and customer service was responsive.
  11. Thanks Attroll, this information was very helpful.

    Thanks Attroll, this information was very helpful.
  12. Moments like this should give us all pause. As I...

    Moments like this should give us all pause. As I pray for Gerry and most especially her friends and family, I think of the times I have taken to the trail without thought of the concern and worry I...
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    It also depends on time of year. I use a 4...

    It also depends on time of year. I use a 4 season tent late Fall to early Spring and 0 degree bag during that time. They are heavier and bulkier than my 3 season tent and 30 degree bag which I use...
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    You might as well ask for the definition of a...

    You might as well ask for the definition of a unicorn. I can imagine one but have never seen one.
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    Amen, Rock Doc. Another myth dispelled.

    Amen, Rock Doc. Another myth dispelled.
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    If you have hiked the trail from Springer to...

    If you have hiked the trail from Springer to Katahdin, and in your own mind are a thru-hiker, you are a thru-hiker. That is what hike your own hike means. There is no standard or definition provided...
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    Your problem isn't the way they treat thru's, but...

    Your problem isn't the way they treat thru's, but that you ( not a thru ) didn't get special treatment. And then when they went out of their way to help you they weren't grateful enough for the vast...
  18. Just got off the 100 MW. The worst hiking...

    Just got off the 100 MW. The worst hiking conditions I have faced. The trail was a river of mud. Streams and rivers very high and very fast, ergo fording was extremely difficult. No reason to...
  19. I look at Whiteblaze quite often seeking answers...

    I look at Whiteblaze quite often seeking answers to my issues. Over the time I have been on the blog most of my concerns have been dealt with. I have seldom posted as I really have little to...
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    Marshmallow fluff, spam, summer sausage

    Marshmallow fluff, spam, summer sausage
  21. I agree with Astro. Stop at Mountain Crossing b4...

    I agree with Astro. Stop at Mountain Crossing b4 your hike. Then take their advice. They are all thru-hikers and know what they are talking about. I did it and never regretted it.
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    I hiked last year in Oboz Windrivers which were...

    I hiked last year in Oboz Windrivers which were relatively lightweight and stable. I had no blisters hiking @ 480 miles. This year I am preparing to hike in La Sportiva Raptors and find they are...
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    Some level of discomfort is just part of long...

    Some level of discomfort is just part of long distance hiking. If your shoulders are sore you need to adjust your straps so that your pack is balanced and the weight falls on your hips. Your...
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    Should be leaving Katahdin @ 6/30 - 7/1

    Should be leaving Katahdin @ 6/30 - 7/1
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    I have and love it but it is a little less roomy...

    I have and love it but it is a little less roomy than my other bags
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