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    I live about 10 miles from there and like Turtle...

    I live about 10 miles from there and like Turtle I hear it both ways (and more) everytime I'm over there.
    Now if you really want to have fun with pronouncionation in that area,Catawba can be quite...
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    I would not get water at the stream just before...

    I would not get water at the stream just before 42, it is in the middle of a cow pasture.
    When i need to park in this area I park at tbe sinking creek crossing at 630. Room for 4/5 cars.
    I have...
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    Every spring I gently rub a small dripless candel...

    Every spring I gently rub a small dripless candel on my tents zippers. Seems to make them more smoothly.

    V8
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    I have a 6 year old tarp tent (Sublite Sil), that...

    I have a 6 year old tarp tent (Sublite Sil), that has been out well over 300 nights in all kinds of weather. I had a 2.5" diameter tree branch fall directly on the peak.:eek: I was able to field...
  5. Most of the Black Bears on the AT, still respect...

    Most of the Black Bears on the AT, still respect the right of possession. Otherwise, they would be tackling us as we walk.

    V8
  6. I did not see this incident. I came over to the...

    I did not see this incident. I came over to the bonfire Saturday and I as was walking into the area, I saw like 3 cops around 50 feet back from the crowd.No big deal, I expected it. When I got up to...
  7. No part of that Bear problem comes as a surprise....

    No part of that Bear problem comes as a surprise. The section to McAfee from 311 gets 100's if not 1000's of "casual" hikers and Virginia Tech students year round. Add that to the fact that there is...
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    Text sent I have room for 3 or 4 hikers. I can...

    Text sent

    I have room for 3 or 4 hikers. I can pick people up anywhere between Pearisburg & hwy 311.
    I would prefer to get going in the morning on Thursday, so we can get a good spot in "Tent...
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    Is anybody planning on some kind of tribute to...

    Is anybody planning on some kind of tribute to him at Trail Days? I know he would hate the idea for himself, but would also be first in line for any one of his countless buddy’s.
    Just a thought.V8
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    Pearisburg TrailFest

    Pearisburg TrailFest

    For those of you that may not be going to Trail Days in Damascus this year, here is an option for you.


    Pearisburg, VA is having their TrailFest on May 12 & 13 2016. I...
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    I got to meet Jack at one of Ron Havens April...

    I got to meet Jack at one of Ron Havens April Fools Bash's 4 or 5 years ago. Only got to talk to him briefly, but I did get to watch as he freely poured out his knowledge to some very green thru...
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    There is a fine camp site on the trail, big...

    There is a fine camp site on the trail, big enough for maybe 3 tents or hangers 40/50 feet past (North) zip line. When you see the zip line, you will see what might look like some long forgotten road...
  13. Thread: how to hike

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    Still one of my favorite posts!

    Still one of my favorite posts!
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    I use a cat food can alcy stove. I made my...

    I use a cat food can alcy stove. I made my windscreen out of an aluminum baking pan bottom. It is a little heavier than some materials, but I like it, and It takes a pretty good wind to move it much....
  15. I will occasionally filter my water, rarely...

    I will occasionally filter my water, rarely treat. I sleep with my food. It goes in an "OP" sack, then a dry sack, then in my pack. "Knock wood" no trouble with any creatures. I might use a Bear box...
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    Sounds about right. I spent a week there like 3...

    Sounds about right. I spent a week there like 3 or 4 years ago for $250. A rate worked out with Ron in advance.
    Even in the "off season" I doubt you could get a better rate.
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    Lost Spectacles Gap is about 1 mile north of the...

    Lost Spectacles Gap is about 1 mile north of the tooth. Plenty of room with water about 1/3 mile +/- down a well marked trail that goes to a parking lot on hwy 311. I have not been there for over 2...
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    I just tied at piece of mason line (heavy nylon...

    I just tied at piece of mason line (heavy nylon string) to the leash handle and used a wally world "beaner"
    to attache the string to a pole strap. This has work well for me. My dog is only around...
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    I just tied at piece of mason line (heavy nylon...

    I just tied at piece of mason line (heavy nylon string) to the leash handle and used a wally world "beaner"
    to attache the string to a pole strap. This has work well for me. My dog is only around...
  20. The plaque could be any one of 3 or 4 in GA & NC,...

    The plaque could be any one of 3 or 4 in GA & NC, dressed up for the movie.
    The shelter, if it’s real it might be Cold Spring Shelter in NC.
  21. NOBO - There is a pipe trail left just before the...

    NOBO - There is a pipe trail left just before the shelter was running a nice flow a week ago. With the showers that have been around the last couple days, I would think water will not be a problem...
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    I think If you stay over you can park at one of...

    I think If you stay over you can park at one of Ron Haven's hotels.
  23. Charge your phone or tablet in 60 seconds ?

    Could happen, soon than you think.


    http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/feb/22/dead-phone-battery-welcome-to-the-tiny-charger-that-ends-a-big-problem
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    Congratulations On my first section hike on...

    Congratulations
    On my first section hike on the AT, I was driving over to Hiawassee to park and get a shuttle over to the approach trail. I was coming from Clemson, NC on some back roads. When I...
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    Uncle Fungus Goes Ultralight That has got to...

    Uncle Fungus Goes Ultralight

    That has got to be the best click bait, I have ever seen on WB! :D

    Great report, as always!
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