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    I met this hiker. He is a foreigner. There is...

    I met this hiker. He is a foreigner. There is absolutely no bigotry in the OPís description. It is you that is letting race guide your assumptions. This foreign hiker with two backpacks was very...
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    I met this guy just north of Dasmascus on my thru...

    I met this guy just north of Dasmascus on my thru hike. He was heading north and I was going south. Very nice guy. Carriers two packs as you describe. He is indeed moving slow. When I talked to him...
  3. If everyone used canisters it would almost...

    If everyone used canisters it would almost certainly solve bear problems. I don’t want to carry a bear canister. So people need to stop being stupid with their food. This isn’t hard to figure out....
  4. Slackpacking helps a bunch in NH and ME. Itís...

    Slackpacking helps a bunch in NH and ME. Itís not just that itís steep, but the rocks and boulders require deep knee bends. Going light sure is nice. I slackpacked that section.

    If thatís a...
  5. On my thru hike it was absolutely overwhelmingly...

    On my thru hike it was absolutely overwhelmingly obvious that weekend warriors are primarily the ones with bad behavior. There are FAR more of them, they are less experienced, and did less research...
  6. This summer I saw two lost hunting dogs on the...

    This summer I saw two lost hunting dogs on the trail and wished the owners had put GPS trackers on them. Is it better if they are harder to find??
  7. Thatís the narrow minded thinking we want to...

    Thatís the narrow minded thinking we want to avoid. You may be convinced of your favorite solution to this problem, but I assure you there are others.
  8. Where are you seeing bear boxes full of trash?? ...

    Where are you seeing bear boxes full of trash?? I hiked the entire trail, used many bear boxes, and never found this. I suppose it ďcouldĒ be a problem, but the reality is that it is not.
  9. It's a LOT cheaper than for everyone to buy a...

    It's a LOT cheaper than for everyone to buy a bear canister. The right leadership can most certainly get this done. If they need someone in GA to hike out with components for assembling the box...
  10. Metal bear boxes were greatly appreciated when...

    Metal bear boxes were greatly appreciated when available at shelters on my thru hike this year. Why would they require everyone to carry a bear canister prior to trying to solve the problem with...
  11. No one appreciates the difficulty of elevation...

    No one appreciates the difficulty of elevation change until they are walking up a mountain. You canít explain to the non-hiker that they will hit a limit on daily elevation change just like they will...
  12. Gooch Gap is easy to access. It's a short and...

    Gooch Gap is easy to access. It's a short and well maintained forest service road after leaving the pavement. Not a long drive from Woody Gap. You may be confusing this with some other location. ...
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    The 31 miles from Newfound Gap to Davenport Gap...

    The 31 miles from Newfound Gap to Davenport Gap is on a nicely maintained trail. Easy hiking, especially going north. But thatís a bunch of miles for one day.

    Another great option is to hike...
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    The frugal thru hike is much different than the...

    The frugal thru hike is much different than the ďgo into town whenever convenientĒ thru hike. Itís not uncommon to see people who say they ran out of money, or people who get ultra frugal near the...
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    There are no bugs out other than a few nats. I...

    There are no bugs out other than a few nats. I just finished up a thru hike at Springer. GA is very mild and pleasant right now.
  16. Spring just north of Wesser Bald was flowing a...

    Spring just north of Wesser Bald was flowing a week ago. 130.8
  17. A week ago it was running just fine. It's always...

    A week ago it was running just fine. It's always amazing to see a spring at the top of a mountain flowing with all this dry weather.
  18. Iím a few days from finishing my thru hike and...

    Iím a few days from finishing my thru hike and have found water reports notoriously inaccurate for some reason. As Iím heading south I ask NOBO section hikers about water. It must come down to what...
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    Russell Field Shelter source was dry yesterday...

    Russell Field Shelter source was dry yesterday when I walked by. The source 1.7 miles south of Mollies Ridge has water although section hikers told me they found no water there. Walk downhill a bit....
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    Stay at Mountain Harbor B&B and hostel just off...

    Stay at Mountain Harbor B&B and hostel just off the trail at 19E. They will shuttle you to Carverís Gap. Itís an easy 15 mile hike back. They have THE best breakfast on the trail. And Iím not...
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    It indicates the last section of finished trail...

    It indicates the last section of finished trail that connected all parts of the AT. I walked by it earlier this year. Some people have mistakenly thought it was the original northern terminus.
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    Itís dry. You need a scoop. Cut the bottom 4...

    Itís dry. You need a scoop. Cut the bottom 4 inches out of a plastic water bottle. Scoop gently so you donít silt up your water source.
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    There are people out here section hiking some...

    There are people out here section hiking some areas. What section did you intend to do? For an enjoyable experience I highly recommend getting good water info from someone that just hiked that area...
  24. Many of the ďreliableĒ sources are dry in this...

    Many of the ďreliableĒ sources are dry in this area and all the way north to SNP. This is making it difficult for sure. I have chosen hostels over camping a number of times in the past 2 weeks just...
  25. Four days ago I walked across this bridge in the...

    Four days ago I walked across this bridge in the dark before sunrise. It wasnít taped off or blocked in any way. There was a sign on it saying Corners Creek Bridge is unsafe. I didnít skip a step...
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