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Great Pictures
Enjoyed the pictures. Made me want to head up to the mountains to just sit and appreciate the scenery.

In Post-Trip Reports » Eagle Cap Wilderness; Oregon
December 16, 11:05am

"Dick's Creek Gap to (oh well) Home: A Trip Gone South!"
Thanks Steve My son and I have decided that in 2010 we are going to start over and hike all the way to Maine. He will out of college and I will have just retired. In the mean time we just keep...

In Post-Trip Reports » Dick's Creek Gap to (oh well) Home: A Trip Gone South!
December 14, 12:22pm

Dick's Creek Gap to (oh well) Home: A Trip Gone South!
As I look back over my adult life I can remember saying I would do one thing or another one day. Somehow that day never quite gets here or I simply forget about it and move on to something else. ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Dick's Creek Gap to (oh well) Home: A Trip Gone South!
December 13, 12:33pm

Overcoming Chafe
I tried a lot of the solutions listed above but what works best for me are shorts. I wear LLBean tropic weight nylon shorts with a built in mesh liner. The legs are 6" in length and allow go...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Overcoming Chafe for LONG hikes????
December 10, 6:06am

April Isn't Summer on the AT
April is a transistion month in Georgia and NC. It can be 90 degrees one day and in the 50s a couple of days later. Over night can range from pleasantly cool down to the upper teens. By May the ...

In Gear Lists » help with thru hike gear.TOO MUCH STUFF
December 04, 1:54pm

Too Much Stuff!
Don, I realize you want to change clothes, but instead of paring down the list for you, I decided to list what I would take from your list. You will probably want add a few things back for a littl...

In Gear Lists » help with thru hike gear.TOO MUCH STUFF
December 04, 7:33am

Bugs and Weather
Its just a roll of the dice. Last year there were two major snow storms in that area (well as major as they got last year)during April. I was in the Smokies in early May and the bugs were bad the...

In Post-Trip Reports » Great Smoky Mountains - LeConte - Bugs?
November 25, 6:32am

What Holds the Filter in Place?
Tommy, The inside of the neck of the Nalgene bottle is the perfect size to hold the filter in place. Cut the hole in the cap so it is tight when you press the filter into it. That will prevent...

In Make Your Own Gear » Light and Easy Water Filtration for the Lazy Backpacker
November 21, 2:16pm

Drought Continues in Southeast
I did a few miles on the AT near the NC/GA line. There is no water at Bly Gap. There is water at the shelters in that area. Several SOBos confirmed water was in good supply all the way to Fontan...

In Post-Trip Reports » Drought Continues in Southeast
November 15, 7:07pm

Pentax Optio
It can take a beating. I had placed mine in a stuff sack with some clothing to protect it from freezing over-night. Without thinking I picked up the bag and tossed it across an AT shelter. I hea...

In Photography » Best Camera for Hiking?
November 15, 2:10pm

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