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  1. Humpback Rock -Rockfish Gap, low water

    by , 09-29-2013 at 22:16 (Proximity to Shenandoah National Park 1-2 DEC 2012)
    FYI, water is dry except occasional puddles to Paul Wolf shelter. Stream there is low but gas moving water. Bear sighted in the camping area thus weekend at night. More water available toward Rockfish Gap trail head.
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  2. No water

    I don't know what the rest of the trail is looking like these days, but at Catwaba Mountain shelter (between 311 and McAfee's) both springs are BONE dry. I did not go beyond McAfees; I was just out for a day hike.
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  3. golight??

    The brand (golight) can anyone tell me what's good from them what's bad and looking for a good hardshell jacket for a thru hike any info will help thanks
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  4. Do you need rain where you live? Part 2

    Day 3 should have been an equally easy, ten-mile hike to Stony Brook Shelter. And, until the last hour, it was actually quite easy. When a sign at Chateuaguay Road stated I was a mere 4.4 miles to Stony Brook, I was feeling pretty good. When I got to a bridge and road intersection at the bottom of the hill where my map said I would find SB, I was feeling even better. When a sign just south of this bridge stated that I was 4.3 miles from Chateauguay, I was feeling REALLY good. After all, simple arithmetic ...
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  5. Do you need rain where you live? - Part 1

    Sometimes I wonder if Iím a weather shaman, able to bring rain to whatever part of The Trail I happen to walk on. Remember in April of this year, when I said that (near Harpers Ferry) I hiked in the rain for the first time? Iíve since made seven treks on the AT Ė and gotten rained on every trip! If your part of the country is in a drought, feel free to pay me to hike there, so that youíll get a minimum of a centimeter of rain in a matter of days.

    This trip was still another to Vermont ...
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