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  1. Just Got Back from Southern North Carolina!

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    Hi, this is Ickybod. My father-in-law, Fenway and I spent last week doing the 81 miles from the Deep Gap parking area in Southern north Carolina to Fontana Dam. What an awesome
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  2. What section is easier

    If anyone has an opinion, I would appreciate it!
    What section is easier: The 93 miles from Amicalola to Standing Indian Shelter in southern North Carolina in 8 days or the 80 miles from Standing Indian Shelter to Fontana Dam in 6 days?
    I did the first section this year and the second section would be next year, but I'm wondering if I can make next year's goal considering what I did this year.

    Thanks, JB
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  3. Questions thought of while on the A.T.

    I have a couple questions for anyone that may have answers:
    1. Why do my father-in-law's hands and fingers swell while hiking? After 10 mnutes of resting and the pack off his back he can feel a noticeable improvement. Are his shoulder straps too tight?
    2. I have celiac disease which means I can not eat foods with any sort of wheat, barley, malt, or oats. I have been able to find a store online that sells the "Mountain House" style of pre-packaged meals that are certified gluten-free ...
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