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Recent Forum Posts

Re: 2017 Planning - Snowin NoCal
Teatime - Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Thanks Leilow Yep, I was reaching that conclusion after further research. I can imagine some convoluted section hopping, d...

Re: 2017 Planning - Snowin NoCal
mrolph - Wed, Feb 22, 2017
I hate to be the bearer of bad news...however, except for years of exceptional drought, there are no significant snow free secti...

2017 Planning - Snowin NoCal
Teatime - Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Hi all I have a late start permit - May 10th, so I plan to do about 200 miles somewhere North of the Sierra to help me keep on ...

Re: Thru Hike 2017
Teatime - Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Hi Craig - Yep I'm from the UK and I'm doing it in 2017 too. But my permit date is May 10. I'm going to do a section further...

Re: SOBO Leaving In June 2017 (gear Question)
watkinshikers - Sun, Feb 19, 2017
SOBO's 2014, left June 14th...late snows that year & late melt gave us just over average snowpack. We had almost no posthol...

Re: SOBO Leaving In June 2017 (gear Question)
jack5455 - Sat, Feb 18, 2017
I live in the Seattle area. As mentioned, the snow will be consolidated in June and could be "bulletproof" on north f...

SOBO Leaving In June 2017 (gear Question)
ManOWar - Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Hey everyone my name is Tim and I had a question for anyone who can answer. I'm going to do the walk through SOBO and my hope i...

Re: The Why
Day-late - Fri, Feb 10, 2017
A link to a video I did a few years ago asking lots of PCT hikers why they were hiking the long trails....

Re: CDT Class Of 2017
Day-late - Fri, Feb 10, 2017
Heading out April 22. Really looking forward to this hike, it has been a few years since I've had the good fortune to do a Lo...

Re: CDT Class Of 2017
Dassie - Fri, Feb 3, 2017
Hey brightflower, I will also be hiking the CDT this spring. Starting late April! I'm waiting for the updated version of the ...

Re: SoCal Flip-flop/section Desert Hike Advice
Gary Schenk - Tue, Jan 31, 2017
Section E in March is nice. The aqueduct faucet will probably be turned off. Tyler Horse Creek will have good flow though and yo...

Re: SoCal Flip-flop/section Desert Hike Advice
adventuresofjesse - Mon, Jan 30, 2017
According to the , only around 75% complete their thru-hike, and I've seen other statistics much lower for other years. It is ob...

Recent Blog & Journal Entrys

Wilderness First Aid For The Appalachian Trail
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AT - OnthegO - Today
This past weekend, I attended a Wilderness First Aid course and I’m extremely happy that I did. My concern was that while hiking the Appalachian Trail with a large group of people, I mig...
Permits And Flights, Etc!
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PCT - jon pearson - Today
I was so pleased to receive my PCT permit for the 3rd of May. I have been busy since, booking my flights and transfers. Insurance also now sorted. So only things left are money and phone. It w...
Blast From The Past
PCT - KimH - Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Hey, everybody! It's been awhile. The PCT has been on my brain every day for about three years ... give or take. Those mountains are addicting, that's for sure. So addicting, in fact, that I'm...
Countdown
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PCT - batesvillebreeze - Tue, Feb 21, 2017
The countdown begins. In 27 days and 14 hours I'll be hiking away from the Mexican border. This will be my 3rd year in a row. It's hard to imagine a more fun and challenging and rewarding way ...
Fully Committed!
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AZT - WFO50+ - Tue, Feb 21, 2017
I bought the airline ticket to Tucson yesterday! Feelings came up with phrases like: "I'm really doing this", "Can't back out now", "I will have to deal with whatever comes up", "Training tim...
Go Time #2
AT - tom cos - Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Packed and ready to go! HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVY!!!!!! Gene Roll gave me lift to trail. Started out at 8:20am on trail. About a mile in I experience new darting pain on right leg. This time low on ...
Greater Patagonian Trail Days 40-44
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GPT - buck30 - Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Skittles made it! I was freaking out all day cause I booked a bus and plane down to Coyhaique and if he didn't make it back then it was going to be a problem. He got crushed with rain in Pampa...
Surgeon Follow-up Visit
PCT - CarlZ993 - Mon, Feb 20, 2017
I saw my surgeon today for my 2-wk follow-up visit. My back didn't feel that particularly good today as I inadvertently bent over to pick up something on the floor next to my bed this morning...
Two Twenties Back To Back & Wind
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AZT - SlowBro - Mon, Feb 20, 2017
As you can tell from the title I have reached my training goal. Two twenty mile hikes on 2 consecutive days. I have done 5 twenty mile hikes in the last 8 days. 100 miles and a total of 12,000...
Practice Hike
AT - DuffysTavern - Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Duffy's Tavern Homebase to Barr Slope loop. Weather: Beautiful, temps in low 40's Quaker, Duffy First hike with packs. Unloaded this time, just to get used to having a pack on....
Testing
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AT - chaseat99 - Sun, Feb 19, 2017
Last night we had an unexpected rain for short while. otherwise it was a pretty nice night with only a little bit of wind. It was a nice walk to Hog camp gap....
Decisions Forming, Not Made Yet
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CDT - peru - Thu, Feb 16, 2017
So looking at current snow pack, longterm weather outlooks, and some logistics... I think I'm going to go SoBo. I want to get back home to South Fork, and to my triple crown, before real snow ...

Blog & Journal Entrys Past/Present

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Trying on some new shoes with Robs help

Button - AT - Apr 17, 2012 - Shoes!
Back on the trail and in true outdoor style, am snugly cooped up in my tent while it rains outside.

So we are on our mission to catch the Ducks, today went well (despite a slightly later start than anticipated - Loops takes FOREVER to get himself sorted it seems, but will forgive him as he let me hog the tv and watch the Eureka premier last night - Colin love still going strong! ) and we have made some average miles giving my new shoes a chance to get broken in (and wet and muddy).

The hills as always sucked today and we only just made it into camp before the skies opened. Upside - rain has made frogs appear, am listening to one of nature's best chorus' as I type.
Sidebar - speaking of nature I was incredibly disturbed and highly offended to discover that while watching Frozen Planet the other night, David Attenborough's voice over has been replaced here in the US by Alec Baldwin. THIS IS SERIOUSLY WRONG!
Sort it out America!

Moving on.
So walking was ok today though we have now added dinner at Dillard's Restaurant and a trip to see The Lucky One at the cinema to Loop's tab for yelling at me about me feet this morning. He had his angry face on and everything. Truth be told he's quite scary when he wants to be. In all fairness he was just being concerned and makes it all better when he smiles and apologises.
On the feet front, trying the new shoes and fingers crossed.

Feels weird not to be with the Ducks tonight. Kind of quiet. Even more so sitting in my tent alone.
I have decided that tomorrow I am going to write 'A day in the life of a thru hiker', tonight the idea of my warm bag and reading Game of Thrones is just too appealing to pass up.

Buenos noches....

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