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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...
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  8. 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!
  11. Thread: Hawk vittles

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    I agree that the single serving is aplenty. I...

    I agree that the single serving is aplenty. I have gone to them exclusively for my "store bought" meals, the last few years. They have the stuff I like and there tends to have less packaging than...
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    Trudging up and down mountains (tall hills...

    Trudging up and down mountains (tall hills mostly) all day in a green tunnel where a person can only see 40 or 50 yards on either side. I get it that there are some spots that have a decent view now...
  13. Thread: Vandalism

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    Thanks for this link Mapman, I had missed that...

    Thanks for this link Mapman, I had missed that info somehow!

    As for parking in the South. I have parked anywhere from overnite to a week and a half at round 8 or 10 different spots in GA & NC....
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    Parking at VA42 or 630

    I'm looking at a weekend hike from VA Hwy 42 to Hwy 311. Is there a decent place to park at 42 or maybe 630?
    I'd like to park at 42 and go North. I can get picked up at 311 and get back to 42.
    ...
  15. I read this ignorant comment a few days ago and...

    I read this ignorant comment a few days ago and held my tongue (fingers)
    Upon revisiting this thread and seeing your replies to the comments made to you, I have speak up.

    I don't care who you...
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    Nice!..........

    Nice!..........
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    The point of having a cover for me is not limited...

    The point of having a cover for me is not limited to merely keeping the pack dry(er). The bigger benefit for me is less condensation. You see I have a single wall tent (TarpTent sub-lite Sil) and I...
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    Thanks!!!!

    Thanks!!!!
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    I use ultra-sil. One for each, size would depend...

    I use ultra-sil. One for each, size would depend on how many/type of clothes and size/type of quilt.
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    I saw one of those at a local outfitter. Got any...

    I saw one of those at a local outfitter. Got any idea how many times it will inflate on a set of batteries?
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    9 or 10 hours in decent weather.

    9 or 10 hours in decent weather.
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    Another Milage question

    I've hiked from Springer to Wesser, NC (NOC) half a dozen times. The question is, if I have an average daily mileage rate of 14.5 miles on this section. What would be a comparable average for SW...
  23. Thread: silnylon tarp

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    Tyvek?

    I'm going to do a couple experiments in the back yard with some "tyvek" type of material. I want to test a couple ways of making grommet type holes, with out the brass or plastic rings. This thing...
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    Just moved to just outside Blacksburg,VA....

    Just moved to just outside Blacksburg,VA. Accidentally found an AT crossing on Blacksburg Rd just south of Va 311, now I'm about 10 miles. Life is good! :)
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    At mile 102 +/- about 1.5 miles from Rock Gap...

    At mile 102 +/- about 1.5 miles from Rock Gap shelter, there is a nice well establish camping spot. It is in a nice little "saddle gap"
    I have stopped there several times. Once when the rain and...
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