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Hiking the AT this summer


Any of you attempt the Appalachian Trail or hike sections of it?

I'm planning on hiking the AT starting in March. I did 5 days last March during Easter week (1st 52 miles of the trail starting at Springer Mtn in GA) but this year it's the whole 2185 miles.

I have a Gregory backpack (wish I had a lighter one... I may borrow one).

For a tent I'm using a lightweight mosquito net and an ultralight tarp with carbon fiber replacement poles for a Hubba Hubba 2 person tent. I don't have the tent, but if it's too rainy I may buy one one the trail.

For cooking I've got my super cat alcohol stove with a Heineken Beer can pot.

Sleeping bag is a 15 degree Marmot down bag (yeah I know, don't get it wet) with an Exped Synmat 7 air mattress.

Ground cover/footprint is a piece of Tyvek.

I plan to take 1 pair pants, 2 shirts (lightweight, uv resistant, wicking material), 2 pair wool socks, hat, and Vasque hiking boots (I have some lightweight hiking shoes but I need the ankle support).

Last year my pack fully loaded with a 7 day supply of food was 38 lbs. I hope to get that down to 33 lbs this year.

I'm planning out my food stores for general delivery at post offices along the route.








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Nodust
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Look in the Welcome to the OB stickied thread. Official camping thread







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Nodust
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Look here





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LSU Tigerhead
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Thanks!






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Slickback
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That is some seriously intriguing shite. One of those things ill always say I wished I would've done but never did.





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Nodust
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I'll never do the whole thing in one summer. But we are planning a trip with the boys to hike some of it next year. Maybe two weeks worth.





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brass2mouth
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Man I wanna do this soooo bad. Hopefully one day.





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