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You must do mail drops!
Just wanted to be contrarian. I do pretty high mileage days and I have almost developed a plan to hike the AT carrying virtually no food and staying off trail virtually every night. (Minor detail ...

In GEAR » Food for the AT
March 27, 7:23pm

My wonderful two cents
I have an older MSR two person tent from back in my car camping an non UL days. I found that to be a "wonderful" experience so your wonderful description is meaningless at least to me. ...

In Gear Deals » Some new Tent ideas I have up on Kickstarter
March 26, 6:58pm

Go to the banjos.
There is a great trail right on the the GA/SC border called the Chattooga river trail. It is the where deliverance was filmed. You can do an out and back or there are also likely loops to be had.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Where to go in Appalachians near Atlanta over spring break
March 05, 6:25pm

Actual Route
I saw in an article that mentioned they went over Gabbott Pass in the Sierra which is on the SHR not the PCT. As I thought about that route choice it seemed brilliant. They likely avoided both ev...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trauma & Pepper finish their winter-thru of the PCT
March 04, 4:14pm

Great accomplishment
Just like other thru hikers they can only hike the trail they're given. Yes, the weather worked out probably as well as it could but they took off without a clue what the weather would end up ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trauma & Pepper finish their winter-thru of the PCT
March 02, 4:36pm

Hiking pace
Don't let Dirt fool you. He is about 6'6" with a VERY long step. Over the years I have increased my hiking speed significantly. 1) fitness. Being able to power up hills keeps y...

In Philosophy & Technique » hiking cadence
March 02, 12:00pm

On the trail solution
A small bottle of kids bubble will dual use as a good airmat leak tester. I has a Pacific Outdoor Equipment (POE) POS so I fixed a couple dozen small leak in heat seal areas. At home a spray bott...

In GEAR » Tiny, tiny hole in Exped Downmat UL7.
March 02, 10:31am

Kings Canyon
I would head into Kings Canyon. I started in Yosemite but after a couple year and the JMT discovered SEKI. While I have done a couple of trips into Yosemite since, Kings Canyon was my go to Sierr...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierras Newbie
March 02, 10:21am

Re: Or don't carry it ...
"My approach some time back was to stop carrying it, and I haven't missed it. Can be messy, can go 'bad', somewhat of a hassle for resupply in general, and I've seen situations...

In GEAR » Carrying Olive Oil
March 02, 10:16am

It depends
What is your hiking speed? If you are relatively fast, 4 months then a NoBo could also be an option. Also, I would tend to push the SoBo start time back especially if you are a faster hiker. If ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Appalachian Trail Thruhike Start Time
February 28, 10:15am

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