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  • ATQOTD

    odd man out - - AT Specific

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    Quote from Astro: “Could happen. Some thru hikers never see a real bear, but some other hiker they meet might have a Winnie with them. Like Pepe and various other "stuffed" hiking partners. ” I'm 2 for 3 for seeing real bears on AT hikes. Just lucky I guess. My only miss was the ivernight hike in 1968. But the SNP bear I use for my profile pic was pretty close to a teddy bear.

  • whats the weather where you are?

    odd man out - - General

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    Quote from StalkingTortoise: “We have one daffodil blooming on the south side of the house. I don't think it's going to like the 20 degree low overnight. ” Early spring flowers usually do fine in cold. Ours always bloom before a cold snap, but not until mud March around here.

  • ATQOTD

    odd man out - - AT Specific

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    WtP for the win

  • ATQOTD

    odd man out - - AT Specific

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    I finally got my average up to 80%. For a while it has said 80%, but it was rounding up. Today it's 80 % exactly.

  • whats the weather where you are?

    odd man out - - General

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    Tomorrow we are supposed to get a 50 degree temperature drop in 16 hours. Or a 67 degree drop if you count wind chill. Ouch.

  • ATQOTD

    odd man out - - AT Specific

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    Quote from Astro: “True/False and "near" make for a question being harder than it should be. ” When our daughter was in 5th grade, I was helping her with a science homework assignment. She asked me one of the true/fase Q's. I asked "Do you want the answer your teacher wants or the correct answer?".

  • Wise Shelter - Virginia

    odd man out - - AT Specific

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    Quote from LIhikers: “It's easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission Other places on the AT consider you a thru hiker if you've hiked at least 50 miles before getting there, so maybe that would apply there too. ” That was my point. Places like BSP and GSMNP clearly define their rules that apply to long distance AT hikers.

  • Wise Shelter - Virginia

    odd man out - - AT Specific

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    An update: A scaley reptile just posted: ...While it is not exactly clear that it is official policy, please do not continue to suggest ways to "get around it" that are really just breaking the rules... Since I am the one most proficient at posting ways to "to get around" the rule, should I post my last good idea to get around the rule as a way to finally get permanent "secret double probation" from TOS?

  • Wise Shelter - Virginia

    odd man out - - AT Specific

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    I posted my suggestions on that thread. First, if they tell you you have to be a "thru hiker", just don't ask them what you have to be "thru hiking" I did a thru hike of Main Street of Hanover NH and Big Meadows in SNP. It's a low bar if you are good at crative rule interpretation. The other "out" i suggested is to say that you are doing a flip flop thru hike starting at that shelter. Since their interpretation of a thru hiker is one who INTENDS to hike the trail in on trip (not one who acctuall…

  • Basketball Thread

    odd man out - - Coffee Talk

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    Quote from max.patch: “Seems to me that if teams forfeited multiple games and the program lost money -- that would eventually cause the negative behavior to change. ” Exactly.

  • ATQOTD

    odd man out - - AT Specific

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    I often get the "in which state is this sign" questions wrong because when zooming in to read the sign, I click a random answer by accident.

  • Basketball Thread

    odd man out - - Coffee Talk

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    I've always wondered why refs insert themselves to try and stop altercations. I think it would be better to stand back and take notes. If both benches clear, you eject everyone, both teams forfeit.

  • BSP Question

    odd man out - - Trip Planning

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    One other Q. Am I correct that dispersed camping is allowed and sites reasonably available all along the trail in the HMW. I ask because I saw that camping was not allowed in the Gulf Hagas area and there was a fee camping area east of the Hermitage just outside AT corridor. I have not seen anything about camping regulations along the AT (except in BSP, obviously).

  • BSP Question

    odd man out - - Trip Planning

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    I did some more reading. From what I can tell, The Hermitage is a grove of old growth pines trees on (or near?) the AT by Pugwash Pond just north of the West Branch Pleasant River crossing. Just north is a loop trail west of the AT through Gulf Hagas, a narrow gorge with many waterfalls. It sounds like it would be a nice side trip, if time and energy allowed. Many seem to call it "The Grand Canyon of Maine", which seems a stretch. Having hiked the real Grand Canyon a couple of years ago. I have …

  • BSP Question

    odd man out - - Trip Planning

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    it's listed as a location in the Thru Hikers Companion. appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…c09f11bee086f4c20146c145e

  • BSP Question

    odd man out - - Trip Planning

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    I was going over info on the HMW. I keep sing reference to The Hermitage near the Gulf Hagas area, but haven't figured out what these are. Do I need to?

  • Wildlife Sightings Today

    odd man out - - General

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    I saw the first Red Wing Blackbird of the season (first for our family, that is).

  • Daypack

    odd man out - - Packs

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    I got the Nano 16 last year. I too wanted a minimal day pack. I use it a a personal item on plane trips (fits under the seat so it doesn't count as carryon luggage).

  • BSP Question

    odd man out - - Trip Planning

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    Quote from Astro: “No, but I originally planned to. Unfortunately in trying to catch better weather to summit, I slowed down at the end of the 100 mile wilderness and then took a zero at Abol Bridge. So after burning those two days I just had Shaw's pick me up and take me back to Monson. My summit dinner unfortunately was just the best sandwich I could find at a gas station on the way back to Monson. ” I've been rethinking my my plan to go NOBO to allow some more flexibility to adjust for weathe…

  • BSP Question

    odd man out - - Trip Planning

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    So has anyone eaten here when visiting Millinocket? appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…c09f11bee086f4c20146c145e