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Re: At Hike
Frank thanks for the link to the Whites. I’ll check it out!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for Help on How to Succeed on the AT
January 24, 7:50pm

Re: Mail drops
Scott I like to hear everyone’s opinion but I agree with on finding what works best, worst or in between for me. Thanks for your comments on mail drops. I used them summer of 07 for a trip thro...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for Help on How to Succeed on the AT
January 24, 7:49pm

Re: Food
Robert, I’m not much of a planner especially when it comes to meals. I’ve tried planning for a two week hike. By the end there were foods I never wanted to see again. I met a guy at REI that...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for Help on How to Succeed on the AT
January 24, 7:48pm

Re: Succeeding
Ryan that is the direction I want to go. I don't want to be on a schedule. I don't want to have to be somewhere by a certain day. I think a general plan for the week (mostly to make sure...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for Help on How to Succeed on the AT
January 24, 4:49am

Re: Re: Re: Its pretty simple
Brad, thanks for the encouragement. I was thinking even smaller, like a shower at Mountain Crossing, a hamburger at the NOC, a sponge bath in the restroom at Clingman's Dome, pizza at Standing...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for Help on How to Succeed on the AT
January 23, 9:10am

Re: Its pretty simple
Robert, you make it sound so simple. And that's how I hope I can make this trip. Re-supply and walk a few days and then do it again. Some place I heard that the best way to do this was not t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for Help on How to Succeed on the AT
January 23, 6:27am

Re: A few places to look
Thanks Scott, I have poked around on White Blaze. You are right they are not UL but that's okay. I tend to be on the light weight side of UL (9-11 lb.). And as far as trail journals, I'v...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for Help on How to Succeed on the AT
January 23, 6:04am

Looking for Help . . . .
Thanks for the advise Ryan. I'm in good shape on the time. I'm retiring before the end of the year. Also I hiked a section with a thru-hiker last year that agrees with not doing mail dro...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for Help on How to Succeed on the AT
January 22, 3:11pm

Looking for Help on How to Succeed on the AT
I’m a 56 year old backpacker planning a thru-hike on the AT starting March 15th, 2010. I am interested in hearing from other long distance hikers about things that made their trips successful. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for Help on How to Succeed on the AT
January 22, 11:37am

Re: Re: Re: Re: UL on the AT
Robert, I agree with a lot of what you are saying. Especially planning to a “T” part. There is no one thing that will guarantee successfully completing the AT. However instead of hijacking th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Testimony: Lighter, Farther, Faster
January 22, 11:34am

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