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  1. First Prep Hike

    Yesterday I did 10.27 miles in 3 hours 28 minutes at the UWF Trail here in Pensacola. This was my first hike in preparation for the AT trip, and there will be plenty more. Wore some old Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultras that I've had for a few years and the soles are coming off. Will need to replace them. Feet were fine until the 9 mile mark when my toes started aching. Afterwards the ball of my feet also ached.

    Carried my IPhone 6 and while running the Endomondo app and checking FB several ...
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  2. 5 days backpacking in Shenadoah: what would you recommend?

    Quote Originally Posted by Studlintsean View Post
    Disclaimer: I do not know Distances for this Hike but it could be pieced together with a Map

    I think you can link together these highlights using various trails:

    Start at Old Rag Parking area, hike Ridge Trail to Old Rag Summit, Continue on Berry Hollow Fire Road to White Oak Canyon Parking, take White Oak Canyon Trail to Lower and Upper white Oak Canyon Falls, Continue to Skyline Drive Day 1

    http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/show...-you-recommend
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  3. 5 days backpacking in Shenadoah: what would you recommend?

    Quote Originally Posted by Studlintsean View Post
    Disclaimer: I do not know Distances for this Hike but it could be pieced together with a Map

    I think you can link together these highlights using various trails:

    Start at Old Rag Parking area, hike Ridge Trail to Old Rag Summit, Continue on Berry Hollow Fire Road to White Oak Canyon Parking, take White Oak Canyon Trail to Lower and Upper white Oak Canyon Falls, Continue to Skyline Drive Day 1

    http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/show...-you-recommend
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  4. Stealth Camping

    Quote Originally Posted by Tron-Life View Post
    Before entering a National Forest, Wilderness Area or new state, there is usually a covered bulletin board that has the local regulations and other helpful information.

    As far as picking a spot, I think Another Kevin's 5 Ws guidelines are great but I wanted to add a thing or two.

    I try not to camp near water if I can help it. Starting at around 5 or so, or anytime I'm thinking of stopping, I look around and see where I am. Am I up high on a windy ridge? If so, I look
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  5. Stealth Camping

    Quote Originally Posted by Cookerhiker View Post
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    Also cannot stealth camp in great smoky mountains national park....

    Maybe Shenandoah as well but not sure about that park...
    Thanks for mentioning the Smokies - I missed the obvious.

    Shenandoah has rules but you're not confined to shelters or designated campsites; it is possible to backcountry camp in Shenandoah. Rules are posted on the park website.
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