Originally Posted by Wise Old Owl
Originally Posted by Dogwood
From the EPA: "In 1972, EPA issued a cancellation order for DDT based on adverse environmental effects of its use, such as those to wildlife, as well as DDT’s potential human health risks. Since then, studies have continued, and a causal relationship between DDT exposure and reproductive effects is suspected. Today, DDT is classified as a probable human carcinogen by U.S. and international authorities. This classification is based on animal studies in which some animals developed liver tumors.
The 10,000 character limit on blog posts means I could not complete my comments on Day 1 AND mention how to walk between the A.T. and Matthews Arm Campground (MAC) in SNP. So I'll just fill in that minor detail on the second part of my post, then finish my report on Days 2 and 3. To those who just follow the Trail through SNP, without bothering to pay for a campground, just skip the next paragraph group.
As this pdf shows
As noted before, a problem with section hiking is that you find gaps in your effort to complete all parts of the Trail. For me, that turned out to be a section between Thorton Gap (TG) in Shenandoah National Park (SNP), and Ashby Gap (aka U.S. Highway 50). A dozen or so trips to SNP has resulted in my covering everything from Rockfish Gap to TG, and I had made plans to complete the rest of SNP in a very piece-meal manner. However, recognizing that I would have to do Compton Gap to Ashby Gap at SOME
Headed out for my 12th year of trail magic on the AT next week. Bringing lots of calories and love for our beloved hikers. Hoping that this year will be our best yet.....See ya soon! CookMd
I went on my first A.T hike with my wife and my oldest son for a week. We started at pine grove furnace state park and made our way towards harpers ferry. Unfortunately we did not make it that far, my wife ended up hurting her back, nothing real serious. We had a
great time on the trail, was an experience that I will never forget..Everyone on the trail were so nice, I hope to go back this fall and pick the trail where I left off and finish my journey..awesome trail loved it...
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