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  1. Norovirus can be a concern

    Quote Originally Posted by Lauriep View Post
    Norovirus can be a concern on the Appalachian Trail or in crowded overnight facilities frequented by hikers near the A.T.

    Typically norovirus occurs only when and where there is very heavy overnight hiker traffic with poor hygiene and inadequate Leave No Trace practices being employed.

    Outbreaks of norovirus, or ("stomach bug" when not confirmed) have been reported on the Appalachian Trail in recent years, disproportionately occuring in the northbound thru-hiker
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  2. Leaf looiing

    Doing a fall hike at the end of the month on AT southern section. Best trail for leaf looking?
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  3. Appalachian Trail - Shenandoah National Park - Skyland to Rock Springs


    Its September 24th, National Public Lands Day AND Family Hiking Day. We decided to go to Shenandoah National Park to complete another tiny section of the Appalachian Trail. We entered the park at Thornton Gap and found that park entrance was FREE for this excellent day!! That saved us $20 for the vehicle. We quickly filled out a Backcountry Camping Permit and were on our way to the parking area at Little Stony Man, right next to Skyland. We ...
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  4. Done . . .

    Not sure who-all might be keeping up with my journals, but wanted to let everybody know I've decided not to complete my through hike this year
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  5. Mount Katahdin detailed 26min Hike - 17 September 2016

    Good Day Everyone,

    I will be hiking in 2018 but still haven't decided to do SOBO or NOBO or YOYO from Canada eh. But I guess I will decide later on.

    Recently I did a trip up the HUNT Trail in Katahdin on 17 Sep 16 and I did a very detailed video over 25minutes that will help many Thru-Hikers see what the end is. I did meet over 20 Thru-Hikers and they were just speeding up that mountain with ease it wasn't funny. I have posted the You Tube link below but am I allowed ...
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