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    I did a chilly three-day hike this weekend. Yesterday morning I found a tent all packaged up in the middle of the trail on top of cold, cold Cove Mountain with no one around for miles. It looks like it just fell off someone's pack.

    If you think it's yours, send me a PM with the model that you lost and what was unique about it, and we'll figure out how to get it back to you.
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    Hope they were on the way to the car.

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    maybe it came from the tent fairy?
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    What does the tent fairy give you if you're bad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaywalke View Post
    What does the tent fairy give you if you're bad?
    Something made of canvas.

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    What kind of tent was it?
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    By chanch--was it about 8 x 10?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newb View Post
    maybe it came from the tent fairy?
    If it came from a fairy, it had to be a tent.
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    Talk about trail magic....?

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    Clip flashlight tent??!???!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaywalke View Post
    What does the tent fairy give you if you're bad?
    A super ultralight tent with total rain and bug protection with lots and lots of room, but which has been put up wet, mildewed, and smells REALLY really bad. What torment!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaywalke View Post
    I did a chilly three-day hike this weekend. Yesterday morning I found a tent all packaged up in the middle of the trail on top of cold, cold Cove Mountain with no one around for miles. It looks like it just fell off someone's pack.

    If you think it's yours, send me a PM with the model that you lost and what was unique about it, and we'll figure out how to get it back to you.
    I section hiked that part of the trail last week, and did not encounter any other hikers, except 1 day hiker, all week.
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    If I lost something that I really wanted back I would re-trace my steps in an attempt to find it. Now that you have taken the tent that would make it impossible to do.

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    If I lost a piece of gear, I'd go back for it when I figured out I'd dropped or left it... Hopefully, nobody would have picked it up and walked away with it, especially a tent if I were out in winter conditions.

    Or maybe someone left the tent for someone else who was eventually following up from behind?

    Too many possibilities -- that's why I leave gear where I find it unless there's a note saying it's abandoned or it's obviously been abandoned for a long time.

    You never know.

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    I hope they didn't drop it and go for water. Big surprise when they got back....
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredmugs View Post
    If I lost something that I really wanted back I would re-trace my steps in an attempt to find it. Now that you have taken the tent that would make it impossible to do.

    Would you re-trace your steps for 10 miles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaywalke View Post

    If you think it's yours, send me a PM with the model that you lost and what was unique about it, and we'll figure out how to get it back to you.
    My tent had a top and a bottom, some mosquito netting and a zipper. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldog49 View Post
    Would you re-trace your steps for 10 miles?
    It's been done!
    I met a guy in '06 in Pennsylvania who hiked back southbound five miles because he'd left his tent poles behind. That's a nice way to spend a day on the rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldog49 View Post
    Would you re-trace your steps for 10 miles?
    Not for a tent. Now a hammock.......
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    I always see tents and stuff on the trail -- isn't that normal?
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