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  • Astro on the CT 2020

    Muddywaters - - Trip Report

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    It it always looks worse on paper than it really is. and at least you're not climbing stairs like you often do on the AT... I recall the climb out of twin lakes on the CW was a 3200'. After a good meal of hot dogs the night before and a good breakfast of scrambled eggs and bacon and coffee at the hostel.......I walked right up it without pausing a single time. something that in a calorie deprived state just the day before would not have happened. Some people hate the days leaving town, I love th…

  • Gsmnp doesnt allow blazes in wilderness Theres a couple...but not routine. There are signs for trails at intersections. Mostly. However I recall an endless amount of white paint drips on the trail....... Way too much to have been by chance. I only recall one place where it might have been confusing on the whole AT in gsmnp, and if you just took the better traveled path ....wider....you'd stay on it.... There was a blaze on rock also it just wasn't clear which way you should go ... Rock was kind …

  • Shes out of running for overall, and got lost for several hrs apparently....I guess it could happen. No phone.....? No guthook? Doyle proudly put forth that she made it the whole 31 mi from newfound to davenport without any suppport......

  • Astro on the CT 2020

    Muddywaters - - Trip Report

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    Awesome! Salida has a cool vibe...at least if your visiting. Good memories. Ate my fill there.

  • Astro on the CT 2020

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    For some reason, i found CO hotter than Sierra, at similar elevation. I wore long vented pants in sierra... Perfectly comfortable...too hot in CO...changed to shorts in Salida. Hands and back of calfs got blistered pretty bad ....i bought organic sunscreen by accident in a town.. or that might have been all they had..active ingredient was just zinc oxide.... Unless you were coated opaque white, you weren't protected. I wasn't going to have that stuff smeared all over my clothes and gear.

  • Probably right with current record.... I don't know how you could make up short days when you got to make a 53 mpd average

  • Astro on the CT 2020

    Muddywaters - - Trip Report

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from Muddywaters: “Cant coment on east, cw us spectacular. Enjoy. Virus has screwed my plans. Because im avoiding planes primarily. Nowheres cool enough till oct that dont fly to. ” Driving to Ft. Smith to spend the night with my son. Then only 12.5 hours Sunday. A whole lot closer than the original 26 hours I would have been driving to Maine to finish up my AT hike this summer. Using Monday and the East to get acclimated before hitting the West. If I do a thru in 2022 i…

  • Pace continues to decline Along with mpd As Doyle says, shes walking now mostly. At least hes straightforward...on her blog. Gone from 3.6 mph pace on a long day1, to 2.4 on shortest day yet. Sure seems shes hurtin. or maybe she took it easy today because newfound Gap was the only meeting point.

  • Astro on the CT 2020

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    Cant coment on east, cw us spectacular. Enjoy. Virus has screwed my plans. Because im avoiding planes primarily. Nowheres cool enough till oct that dont fly to.

  • Astro on the CT 2020

    Muddywaters - - Trip Report

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    Mags wrote that a few years before increased activity began increasing bear issues a little. I had no bear issues, porcupines are a different story. An amorous one was trying its best to get in my net inner one night...couldnt get it to leave. I suspect it was female and wanted to mate. Ate my pack belt too for the salt....darn glad i put up the innernet....them things is ugly. But yeah...little bear issues.

  • Astro on the CT 2020

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    If kenosha pass campground is open, caretaker might be willing to shuttle you. they literally have nothing else to do but collect the money from the sites every evening. When I hiked it i talked to the wife of the couple that was doing it that summer for a while..... She was my age and had grown up in a town near me.

  • Astro on the CT 2020

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    10 mile dry shadeless burned out stretch from river to firestation is fun in summer too........ iG6WxmwN_o.jpg A couple I had passed earlier in day got to firestation as i was leaving....I said " theres no water, its off". The girl was about to cry before i told her i was just kidding...

  • Astro on the CT 2020

    Muddywaters - - Trip Report

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    Quote from Astro: “Now questions. Drybones, how far did you hike on the CT? Biggest differences from the AT? Anyone/everyone, I use bear boxes, poles, and cables when available on the AT, but sleep with my food otherwise. On the CT do I need go back to hanging a bear bag? Any other advice? ” Hate to break it to you but you're not going to find many trees suitable for hanging on the CT. They're like Christmas trees.... tons of short dense branches a couple feet long. I think in section 3 a couple…

  • I wash my hands ......with a drop of soap, and a few oz of water...from my bottle. Wet, lather, rinse sparingly

  • Trail Angel Burnout

    Muddywaters - - General

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    But the growing interest in the trail is creating a different environment. “I think there has been an increase in the party atmosphere,” says Scout. Root of problem. The hikers, more than the numbers. Its become a group activity.

  • Congrats too him Another unimagineable feat ....to me I don't know how these people do it, but I'm glad they do it's interesting to watch for a mere mortal.

  • awesome inspiration!

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    Very sobering.... Makes you realize it could happen to anyone He just got the short straw Glad hes got attitude and perseverence to move forward in spite of it

  • Ozark Highlands Trail

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    Quote from Astro: “Also summer is not the best time, posion ivy was all over and despite my attempts to avoid it, still ended up with some of it. So I will not be going back till fall or winter probably. Will just have to walk on some closer trails over the next four weeks (although right now the tropical storm outside my window has me feeling like Noah ). It basically becomes impassable in summer. The overgrowth is thick. You constantly lose the trail. But more concerning, its hot, the ticks ar…

  • Dude actually could sing good...outside of that falsetto....and being a bizarre personality. And he was .....bizarre....an capitalized on it. He couldnt compose/write, and i dont know how he managed to sell albums though..

  • #s this yr

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    I dont pay much attention But Doesnt seem like i read much new thru hiker chatter Either #s are down Or they on facebook and reddit....that i avoid Past few yrs had significant early starters - Anyone know how #s stacking up this yr so far?