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    The US Forest Service will loan you a bear...

    The US Forest Service will loan you a bear canister. Take advantage of it unless you plan to stay at established campsites that have bear boxes or plan to camp in remote areas. Bears encounters are...
  2. More like a hotel than a hostel. We enjoyed out...

    More like a hotel than a hostel. We enjoyed out stay in 2014
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    And I was in the immediate area that afternoon. ...

    And I was in the immediate area that afternoon. Must have just missed the discovery
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    Empower now makes the EMRG model, 2.4 ounces and...

    Empower now makes the EMRG model, 2.4 ounces and $10.00. https://mpowerd.com/collections/shop/products/luci-emrg
  5. Thanks for the link. As I recall, Spence Field...

    Thanks for the link. As I recall, Spence Field was one of the first shelters to remove the chain link. Maybe it's time to put the cages back up
  6. And I'm volunteering as Alpine Steward up there...

    And I'm volunteering as Alpine Steward up there this weekend
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    Thanks for the link. Perhaps as a child we were...

    Thanks for the link. Perhaps as a child we were taught that when lost, to stay put. However, if I was that turned around in the woods, I would have worked my way down hill.

    And, when going off...
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    Well, for what it's worth, I listened to a lot of...

    Well, for what it's worth, I listened to a lot of discussion about this proposal at the Northeast Alpine Steward Gathering in Millinocket last November. Other than locking up the land from private...
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    The article should be must reading for all

    The article should be must reading for all
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    great clip. Thanks for posting

    great clip.
    Thanks for posting
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    You might post this on question on Views From The...

    You might post this on question on Views From The Top
  12. Carry a map, and it's not an issue

    Carry a map, and it's not an issue
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    Rick, hikers need to read the White Mountain...

    Rick, hikers need to read the White Mountain National Forest backcountry camping rules. The 200 foot rule applies from the Connecticut River to Moosilauke, and certain trails like the Liberty...
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    We found Durango to be a very hiker friendly...

    We found Durango to be a very hiker friendly town. However, no hostel. We opted for one of the chain motels along the strip.

    By the way, I recommend Yogi's book on the CT.
  15. Lakes of the Cloud hut and Madison hut close for...

    Lakes of the Cloud hut and Madison hut close for the season mid September.
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    Fireside Inn was full when we arrived, so we...

    Fireside Inn was full when we arrived, so we stayed at the Bivi. The price includes AYCE hot breakfast. We were not disappointed. I'll gladly stay there again.
  17. Thread: Resupply Towns

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    Resupply towns along the Colorado Trail are so...

    Resupply towns along the Colorado Trail are so different from many of the towns along the AT. There is much more too them. I enjoyed the ones we visited, including Breckinridge, Salida, Lake City...
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    There are some long stretches above treeline, and...

    There are some long stretches above treeline, and other sections where you are in shrubs with nothing to tie off to. I'd discourage hammocks.
  19. Thread: Clothing for CT?

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    For what it's worth, from mid July through mid...

    For what it's worth, from mid July through mid August, 2014, I wore my windshirt in the mornings and evenings and when ever the sun wasn't shinning. Likewise, I cover my legs frequently. I carried...
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    Bugs usually don't bother me too much, even on...

    Bugs usually don't bother me too much, even on the AT. It's been a wet year, so the bugs are there, but it's usually when I stop. For what it's worth, I carried a small bottle of bug spray, but...
  21. I recently picked up my mail drop at the...

    I recently picked up my mail drop at the Silverton PO, and the clerk commented that it had been there a long time. I probably mailed it a month prior to my arrival (and it did have a note on it...
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    Eastern Mountain Sports changing it's focus...

    Eastern Mountain Sports changing it's focus again?

    http://www.nhbr.com/businessentrepreneurs/911810-274/ceo-revives-ems-by-returning-the-firm.html
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    Like other chain stores, sales staff varies from...

    Like other chain stores, sales staff varies from store to store. Sometimes it's outstanding, and sometimes it's severly lacking.

    EMS brand products: I've been very pleased with some items,...
  24. Thread: Presidential

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    Much of the Presidental Range is in the alpine...

    Much of the Presidental Range is in the alpine zone and no camping allowed. See USFS backcountry camping regulations. So, if you don't plan to stay at a hut, shelter, or tentsite, it means going a...
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    I've done both AT and Philmont. For the AT, I...

    I've done both AT and Philmont. For the AT, I just carried 50 feet of parachute cord, as well as a dedicated stuff sack for food.
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