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reviewed Reviewed Acclimatization strategies
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reviewed Leave Open Can anybody recommend a good mid-week winter mountaineering course or a good mountain guide in the Lake District, UK?
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revised How durable is cuben fiber in real, practical use?
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comment How durable is cuben fiber in real, practical use?
The 2000 miles is based on how long the Appalachian Trail is; the distance is a good reference point as many people thru-hiked the AT with cuben fiber equipment. Cuben fiber is typically less than half the weight of sil-nylon. After a thru-hike of simple (or not) hiking the material will be in a bad shape. Especially backpacks, stuff sacks and maybe not so much tent & tarps. Of course, ymmv.
Jan
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comment Where in the US can I find green mountains to hike like in Scotland, such as Dalveen Pass?
re: "in North America lack of trees requires either that it be too dry or too cold for trees." Lack of trees can also be caused by grazing livestock. This is why the Appalachian balds are largely treeless (in fact, "preserving" the balds' grassy state requires organizations to bring in grazing animals, since these mountains are not farmed intensively anymore). I would imagine that a couple centuries ago, much of New England looked more like Scotland, but most of the areas that used to be pasture/farmland have reverted to woodland.
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reviewed Approve Which month would be, on probability, the best month to trek on the Isle of Skye, Scotland?
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answered Where in the US can I find green mountains to hike like in Scotland, such as Dalveen Pass?
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comment Thru-hiking the Long Trail (Vermont) in late January
Yes--lots of ups and downs, including hand-over-hand climbing in some places (not too different from the AT in Maine). The trail is blazed but in winter will not be easy to follow; especially when travelling through USFS Wilderness Areas, one can expect minimal trail-maintenance, lots of blow-downs, etc.
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comment Thru-hiking the Long Trail (Vermont) in late January
While the sled is a great idea it may not be very practical with the terrain for the northern half of the long trail.
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