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sNuwPack
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so i'm moving to europe in about 6 months, and i'm tossing around the idea of going on a long hike as a way to spend the time before my move. would appreciate any stories or advice about long hikes (the app trail thread was too old to be brought back). I also wouldn't mind getting one or two companions, but i know this is unlikely since it's a 6 month hike, but if you are interested let me know.

5/14/2007 8:21:22 AM

JLCayton
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what will you be doing in europe?

5/14/2007 8:39:24 AM

sNuwPack
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well that's about as off-topic as we can get but......i'll be playing omaha, following around the european poker tour, traveling in general, working on a book, and just living life.

5/14/2007 8:42:42 AM

rjrumfel
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mtns to sea trail is pretty long, and goes through some beautiful country

5/14/2007 8:57:41 AM

sNuwPack
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i was planning on doing AT southbound, but where is that?

5/14/2007 10:04:07 AM

hunterb2003
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lets go to philmont

i want to go back soo bad

5/14/2007 10:06:42 AM

wlb420
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planning on doing the whole trail? The northern most part is in Baxter State Park @ Mt. Katahdin in Maine.

5/14/2007 10:07:37 AM

sNuwPack
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yea i am, i know i would start in maine first week of july, i'd rather go northbound, but i missed the start date by like 2 months so i'll just start up there i guess. i'm planning on doing the whole trail, but i mean i'd be fine with just starting and seeing how far i get, i mean if i decide that i should stop after i get done with vermont or whatever then i think that would be fine, but i have a feeling that once i'm out there i'm gonna want to push on to the end.

5/14/2007 11:39:24 AM

wlb420
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starting in july? The southern appalachians might be rough in November/December. I've never done any sizeable section of the trail, but I hear it's pretty easy to meet/hike with random people along the way.

5/14/2007 11:51:39 AM

Yodajammies
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I second the philmont proposal.

5/14/2007 2:50:54 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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i'm meeting a friend tomorrow evening and we're starting the Foothills Trail Wednesday morning. hiking from Oconee to Table Rock. ~76 miles. shooting to finish up Sunday. tried to get a good balance between weight and comfort. here's my poncho tarp and bug bivy setup in the yard.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/FXLWT1yypjgD7ZSm8

3/25/2019 10:23:27 PM

TerdFerguson
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theres some tough fuggin sections on that trail, Good Luck!!!

3/26/2019 6:53:35 AM

NeuseRvrRat
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Hasn't been too bad. Camping at lighthouse rock tonight. In the lap of luxury with LTE service up here. Easy 5 miles back to table rock state park tomorrow morning. Been a fun hike.

3/30/2019 4:34:36 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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Here's tonight's setup

https://photos.app.goo.gl/KwzH1DrpeSiKrEXT8

3/30/2019 5:01:03 PM

PaulISdead
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hope you find more wood

3/30/2019 6:21:14 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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There's plenty more. This spot is a tinderbox.

3/30/2019 7:24:53 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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I finished in about 96 hours. Awesome trail. Saw cool stuff. Met cool folks.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ngpRpt4rknatCRx18

[Edited on March 31, 2019 at 10:08 AM. Reason : Bf]

3/31/2019 10:06:00 AM

NeuseRvrRat
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Pics part 1: http://imgur.com/a/3FfnFF8
Pics part 2: http://imgur.com/a/8tjS4OA

4/1/2019 3:21:26 PM

NCSUam0s
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Very cool! How'd you manage car pick up/drop off?

I'm hoping to do another section hike on the AT this fall and that's always the most frustrating part.

4/2/2019 1:22:00 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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There's a local guy who shuttles hikers as a volunteer. We tipped him. He was super helpful.

4/2/2019 4:11:11 PM

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