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  • Thanks y'all! I've got lots of options to research.

  • Hey y'all! My plans are coming together for a hike in July of 2018! As much as I'm hoping hoping hoping to land a JMT permit, I'm trying also to consider the fact that I may not get lucky. Regardless, I want to hike a beautiful trail out west somewhere...one approximately 200 miles long, give or take 50 miles. What other trails would you recommend of the JMT doesn't work out for me?

  • Tent suggestions

    twistwrist - - Gear

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    Hey all! I'm hunting for a new tent. My Lightheart Solo was great, but after over 2,500 miles with it, it's seen its better days. I'm looking for recommendations for a lightweight 2-person tent and hoping to pay less than $400. I've got my eye on the MSR Hubba Hubba: https://www.rei.com/product/863076/msr-hubba-hubba-nx-tent?cm_mmc=aff_AL-_-133155-_-160935-_-NA&avad=160935_fe7d2e11 Anyone had any experience with it? Or other recommendations? I'll definitely use it on my JMT hike next year, so it…

  • John Muir Trail

    twistwrist - - Other Trails

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    Quote from Mountain-Mike: “Quote from twistwrist: “Wow, the prices to pick up a resupply at all of the locations are outrageous...up to $100 just to pick up the package?! Is it simply because of the remoteness of the trail? Obviously I'm not used to that from the A.T. ” I take it you are talking about Muir Trail Ranch. It's remote. Supplies come by pack train or boat. It's the reason I opoted for Vermillion Valley RFesort & a long walk on a side trail into Sequia NP CG. ” What I see here is: bea…

  • John Muir Trail

    twistwrist - - Other Trails

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    Wow, the prices to pick up a resupply at all of the locations are outrageous...up to $100 just to pick up the package?! Is it simply because of the remoteness of the trail? Obviously I'm not used to that from the A.T.

  • John Muir Trail

    twistwrist - - Other Trails

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    July or September, which month is the best to consider and why?

  • John Muir Trail

    twistwrist - - Other Trails

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    Quote from LIhikers: “No experience with the JMT but glad you dropped into the Café! ” Hey! I've dropped in a time or two to lurk. I've missed y'all too! Quote from Mountain-Mike: “I like the way Scotty did his hike. I Joined the JMT on my SOBO Lash of the PCT that year. I took it easy first few days. I had a girlfriend with me for the first week & she started getting a headache on the second day. We just took an early day & dropped down some to camp. By the time I went over Whitney I never even…

  • John Muir Trail

    twistwrist - - Other Trails

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    Quote from Drybones: “I tried to get a permit last year but couldn't, 95% of those who apply are rejected...10% of the permits go to foreign countries, I doubt it would get read but I've been thinking about writing Pres. Trump..."America first"...I also don't believe tax payer money should go to something only a small minority picked by a gov't. bureaucracy get to use. ” I'm flexible. I've got 6 weeks of dates to play with and I couldn't care less where I start. I just want to hike. Regarding ac…

  • John Muir Trail

    twistwrist - - Other Trails

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    Hi everyone! How's life been at the cafe? Clarity's life has been moving WAY faster than 2mph these days...it's good, but definitely different than trail life was. I'm planning to take a month off next spring/summer to hike the JMT. Who here has hiked it? Time to start my planning!

  • Beer on the A.T.

    twistwrist - - AT Specific

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    Quote from NoAngel: “Quote from Dmax: “Quote from NoAngel: “Quote from Dmax: “It's a hostel here in Erwin. ” That's not Uncle Johnny's. Which one is it? ” It's called Canterrosa Farm. A nice quite place without all the problems. Hopefully it stays that way and they stay in business. ” I don't remember them being in either guide book. I'll have to go back and re-read. Uncle Johnny's was very nice (especially after staying at Greasy Creek) lots of character and characters. ” Hehe, yep! And rumors …

  • A place for jokes

    twistwrist - - Hiking Humor

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    I had to post this one here! A hiker who cooks beans and peas in the same pot is very unsanitary. LOL!

  • 2017 - Hiking Plans.

    twistwrist - - Trip Planning

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    Quote from IMScotty: “It looks like I am now a PCT section hiker. I hope to do another section in Northern California later this summer. However, at my current rate of hiking this looks to be a 13 year plan ” But, but, but, look at it this way. That means you get to enjoy its beauty for THIRTEEN YEARS! You'll have more to look forward to for a very long time.

  • Wild Fire

    twistwrist - - General

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    My local paper is hiring me to freelance write an article about it, so I've done a lot of reading this morning. Thanks Mountain Mike. I'm sure missing the A.T. in my daily life these days. Life is good...great actually...I love both of my jobs, I've got a new guy in my life whom I really like, and I'm still dappling in some writing. But damn I miss the trail.

  • Wild Fire

    twistwrist - - General

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    Hey y'all. It was a year ago that I was wrapping up my thru-hike. I can't imagine such a large section of trail being damaged! I feel for the SOBOs this year...and the poor people who were overtaken by the fire before they had a chance. Has anyone heard how or where this one originated?

  • And I'm Off

    twistwrist - - Coffee Talk

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    Quote from odd man out: “Quote from jimmyjam: “one night years ago in a strip club in Knoxville I came up with a great idea. Still thinking about applying for a patent. Yes there was drinking involved. ” I've noticed that people down south are very polite. There seems to be a gentlemen's club at every highway exit. ” ...and three churches.

  • 2017 - Hiking Plans.

    twistwrist - - Trip Planning

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    Hell yeah!

  • Packing your fears

    twistwrist - - General

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    I fear cold so I pack layers and plenty of nighttime warmth. I guess I fear becoming a statistic via man or beast and want to give myself every advantage, so I carry bearspray...usually.

  • And I'm Off

    twistwrist - - Coffee Talk

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    Congrats for taking years off your knees dude.

  • Best Job on Earth?

    twistwrist - - General

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    Now THAT was cool. that guy's living life. <3 Nice find, TJ.

  • Bill Ackerly - Ice Cream Man

    twistwrist - - AT Specific

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    He was incredibly down to earth but smart as a whip. I'll never forget our "date" that ended with a kiss on my cheek. RIP Ice Cream Man. THe A.T. will never be quite the same.