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The main thing is get cloths your comfortable in and test them out before a three day trek. Don't want to be stuck out there with more of the wrong stuff than you need or not enough of the right stuff.

I've done a twenty mile hike in blue jeans and cowboy boots just fine. But that is what I wear daily so it was comfortable for me.






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Do remember that "cold" to Roger is -30.

Freezing is -100



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He is from Houston I think. So that will be cold





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Do remember that "cold" to Roger is -30.




Nah, it rarely gets below 10 degrees here. Did get to 36 the other night though, set some records.







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thanks for info...what about shorts and pants? I assume stay away from cotton...what is the go to short/pant? Are convertible pants the way to go?


No problem. Convertible pants are very popular and for good reason. Multifunctional, quick to change and saves space from bringing shorts and pants. It's what I always wear.






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thanks for info...what about shorts and pants? I assume stay away from cotton...what is the go to short/pant? Are convertible pants the way to go?



Craghopper pants all day long. I've tried many brands and they are the most comfortable.






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You heat up fairly quickly hiking elevation with a pack. I think most of the normal trails in those parks are well below 11,000 feet.


He definitely won't need pants while hiking but when he's not he may. Southern boy.... , not all of em like those lower temps.






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Here are some pics from my recent trip to Washington. Most of the are from the Olympic Peninsula or Whidbey Island.















































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Nice





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I love the NW!





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1. I tried out a bunch of packs, but I found Gregory to have the most comfortable...tried an Osprey and an REI pack and thought they were uncomfortable on my lower back...both seem to have harder padding in the back area. Maybe their design makes that area more breathable, but I didn't care for how it felt...is this common issue with some packs?
Go with comfort. Gregory is a good brand, and while they are often a little on the heavy side you probably won't be counting ounces for this trip.
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2. What type of hats do people normally wear?
Depends on level of sun. You could wear a full brim if you're planning on being exposed to the sun. If worried about heat then a mesh ball cap is all you need.
I use this cap for day (Mountain Hardwear makes some good mesh ones too):

and this by night ($12):

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3. Do you bring special chairs to use when are sitting around camp?
If you don't want to sit on the ground:

If counting ounces I would recommend getting a thermarest z-lite and cutting out a small section. It works well as a seat by day on hard surfaces and a pillow by night.







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Chicken
Thanks for bringing me back
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what about shorts and pants?
No cotton and light colors (ticks love the dark). You could kill two birds with one stone with convertibles.
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Shorts/Tshirts during day
No cotton, the quick wicking synthetic blends are great, if you can afford it buy wool (icebreaker, ibex, etc.)
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pants/long sleeve shirt/fleece at night?
You're going to want sleeves for the night and maybe even wear them in your sleeping bag if the temp. drops. There are light, softshell jackets that can be great for warmth and still very light to pack. I'd look into one of Go-Lite's softshell jackets or something similar.






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He's back!





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Walt OReilly
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you were banned?

why ?






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Blue Velvet
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Made fun of an admin for voting for Obama.





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cant believe you got banned for that






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I remember reading a thread on the help board about it.





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Glad you're back in this thread. I'm going to have a bunch of questions for you about the AT. After reading and looking at all your pictures, I've started planning for a 2014 thru hike. I'm trying to round up a partner to hike Georgia with me at least.

I'd do 2013 but I want my son old enough that he's not the wrecking ball that he is now (2 1/2).

Is AWOL the best guide? Ever used Accuterra app for the iPhone?






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I used AWOL's guide for the entire trail. If worried about weight, you can mail yourself portions of the book as you go or carry the whole thing at once and tear out pages as you go.

ETA: didn't use any apps



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Welcome back... and if he/she still admits to voting for Obama, they needed to be made fun of





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