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I can go any timeof year
My schedule is flexible so hoping to both pick best time of year and best stretch. Your suggestion of the Smokies in the fall sounds pretty tempting. While two weeks is my goal, a great one week ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Two weeks on the AT - Where and when?
December 12, 7:41pm

Two weeks on the AT - Where and when?
This question may have been asked many times before, but every year there must be new opinions, so please let me have them. I can do a two week section hike on the AT. Assuming a 10 - 12 mile per...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Two weeks on the AT - Where and when?
December 12, 1:03am

Not BPL conforming, but
I carry both - a Leatherman CS multitool and a stainless steel Mora. I could probably get by with just a pair of mini scissors as that is the one feature of the multitool i use most. But i own the ...

In GEAR » Knife or multi-tool
September 03, 5:04am

Thanks for the advice
I am not reticent about discussing my source for elevation data, I simply see no need to waste time on this, but suffice to say this is a well travelled trail for which online trip reports by numer...

In GEAR » New Suunto Core owner - Help please.
September 01, 7:50pm

Re Suunto
Iam certain the actual elevation change is correct. I am asking others if I have perhaps missed a step in calibration, if there is some settling in period, or something a Luddite like me may have ...

In GEAR » New Suunto Core owner - Help please.
September 01, 6:39pm

Re Suunto
I have since confirmed through a number of sources that the vertical elevation change is almost exactly 1,200'. So my Suunto fell short by approx 200' in both directions. Not sure how to ...

In GEAR » New Suunto Core owner - Help please.
September 01, 4:04pm

New Suunto Core owner - Help please.
I have surfed for the answer to my question but have not had much luck, so hope someone here can help. I recently purchased this watch as the concensus was the altimiter was better than the one on...

In GEAR » New Suunto Core owner - Help please.
September 01, 1:23pm

Suunto Core vs Pathfinder
I have a Pathfinder 1300 and just picked up a Suunt Core Green for $149. Found the Core in Lava Red for less ($140) but Green had rotating bezel and i preferred the blingier look. I go back and...

In Gear Deals » Suunto watches sale
August 30, 1:11pm

Wants vs needs
I like my Mora.

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 28, 11:55am

A vote for Pacer Poles
These weigh more and have to be ordered directly from the manufacturer in the UK, but after purchasing a pair, I see no benefit to going back to a traditional pole. These are not just about an erg...

In GEAR » Trekking poles
August 21, 6:25am

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