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    We've stayed at S. Branch Pond bunkhouse a few...

    We've stayed at S. Branch Pond bunkhouse a few times and there was only one night that anyone outside our party stayed there and that was a party of 1.
  2. Thread: Hiking by App

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    What's an App?

    What's an App?
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    I think this begs a new description of an ill...

    I think this begs a new description of an ill prepared hiker: "That person's not hiking with a full roll of tape."
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    With two Whisperlites in my camping crate (one of...

    With two Whisperlites in my camping crate (one of many repurposed milk crates) you'd think I could remember one for a paddle camping trip, especially after preparing and packaging 3 days of...
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    There's a beautiful tentsite overlooking Stratton...

    There's a beautiful tentsite overlooking Stratton Brook Pond at the trailhead if you want to get an early start.

    I think most people do this loop clockwise as a few have described. Scubbah's...
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    I've heard that sound in my backyard ... a couple...

    I've heard that sound in my backyard ... a couple cats in heat ... but aren't they beautiful? Halfway through the video one stops and has the look, "Hey, wait a minute, there's lunch with a free...
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    I think everyone on a hike is important, consider...

    I think everyone on a hike is important, consider it a team effort and manage it as such. A lot of the most important work a leader does happens before the group steps foot on the trail:...
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    As long as we're going far afield, why not...

    As long as we're going far afield, why not Missouri Breaks in Montana?

    The Sacco River is the antithesis of why I enjoy paddling but there's a reason it is so popular. It is a beautiful flatwater...
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    As long as you're in Asheville, you might as well...

    As long as you're in Asheville, you might as well go to Biltmore. It'll provide ideas for home improvements and gardening projects. :eek:

    Pick up the Parkway map and you'll see all sorts of...
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    I'd say this is terrific advice. However ......

    I'd say this is terrific advice. However ... I've never been on a group trip on which I wasn't either a leader or the leader. Once ... just once ... I might like to go on one as a participant ... a...
  11. I agree, we should stay on topic as both are...

    I agree, we should stay on topic as both are worthy of their own threads. One is informative, the other is a debate. I agree, and forgive me for wandering off topic, we can do more to reduce...
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    Zealand - When we bagged Zealand on the way to...

    Zealand - When we bagged Zealand on the way to the Bonds, I don't remember a cairn at the "summit". There was a "Zealand" sign on a tree and directly beneath it was a huge pile of moose poop. Moose...
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    Improved trails with a reward of a view,...

    Improved trails with a reward of a view, interesting geology or history are going to attract hikers. It can be a matter of when you go, not where you go. Weekends are the most crowded, obviously,...
  14. I'd prefer Chimney Pond as a base camp for...

    I'd prefer Chimney Pond as a base camp for Katahdin, either ascending, descending or both, but what about Helon Taylor as part of a Knife Edge loop one way or the other? Did I miss something about...
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    "Old school" and GPS? That's still an oxymoron.

    "Old school" and GPS? That's still an oxymoron.
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    Does this all mean we have to turn in our badges?

    Does this all mean we have to turn in our badges?
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    Good. I'll feel safer riding up to the new lodge.

    Good. I'll feel safer riding up to the new lodge.
  18. I wonder if the fact that I use kosher salt with...

    I wonder if the fact that I use kosher salt with my tequila tailgate after each hike has anything to do with the fact that have no pains or cramps afterwards? ... and at my age that apparently is...
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    About 21 hours on the Brothers, Fort, Coe loop. ...

    About 21 hours on the Brothers, Fort, Coe loop. That included several hours of unplanned bivouac as we lost the trail at the bottom of the Coe Slide. We had started late so it wasn't really a...
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    I don't require compression socks but I find them...

    I don't require compression socks but I find them very comfortable for various purposes and have a few pairs. Aside from the following recommendations, consider wearing an ordinary thin compression...
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    REI is structured as a "cooperative" which is at...

    REI is structured as a "cooperative" which is at the root of the dividend program. My son worked there as a young man quite a few years ago; we still have lots of gear that held up all that time. ...
  22. I can't wait for the movie :rolleyes: but do hope...

    I can't wait for the movie :rolleyes: but do hope no one gets hurt.
  23. ... and not only that, they don't seem to have a...

    ... and not only that, they don't seem to have a 2019 calendar out.
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    I was there a few years ago and the logs were the...

    I was there a few years ago and the logs were the only insulation ... and you might like to bring something to stuff in the gaps in some of the logs to help keep out the wind. I brought chinking in...
  25. We'll miss that tradition but never did subscribe...

    We'll miss that tradition but never did subscribe to camping out to hold a high place in line. Still, we got everything we wanted and it made it easy to plan longer trips, especially to the interior...
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