- Jan 5, 2018 at 7:29 pm #3510967
Nathan LBPL Member
@nathansl2003Locale: Central Vermont
They have EPacks now so they send you a bag (I think it is actually a USPS container) that you stuff everything into, says you can put 10 items per bag, but if you can stuff more then good. No underwear.
Ranges between $69.95 – $159.95 depending on how many bags you want.
I have not used this yet, but I plan to do this in a couple months as I get closer to hiking season for my clothes, wife’s clothes and my kid’s clothes.Jan 7, 2018 at 1:31 am #3511126
Dave SBPL Member
That was my thinking as well if I was going to climb any of the 14’ers along the CT. My only advice to you is when you get close to Mt. Albert think twice before you pass up the chance to summit it. I myself used Trailjournals.com to keep an on-line journal, it was the first time I’ve ever did something like that. It wasn’t to hard to do and my family and friends really liked following along. I’d update the journal at the towns I stayed/resupplied at. All the hostels I stayed in had wifi service, some were slow and made uploading pictures difficult.
One thing that surprised me was how often and for how long my feet would get/stay wet. I was also surprised how muddy the trail could be in many segments. So based on my experience last year plan on dealing with wet feet for extended periods of time. I used Body Glide on my feet every day on the trail, once in the morning I would apply it and once at night before I go to bed. I used light weight polypropylene socks to sleep in so as not to get the Body Glide all over my sleeping bag.
If you have any more questions I’d be happy to help. It is an amazing trail that is well maintained. Good luck to you and happy trails.Jan 7, 2018 at 1:58 am #3511128
Larry HBPL Member
Great advice Dave – thank you!
I haven’t used body glide yet but I do like Injinji toe socks – I wonder if the combination of the two would be smart.
I’ll check out your Trailjournal if I can find it :)
Thanks again !Jan 7, 2018 at 3:19 am #3511140Jan 7, 2018 at 2:13 pm #3511171
Larry HBPL Member
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