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  1. Or, as suggested by the ATC, use a shuttle....

    Or, as suggested by the ATC, use a shuttle. Eventually the ATC will implement something else, either a rebuilt footbridge, or a reroute. It’ll happen when it happens. There’s no point to fretting...
  2. Don’t you have to walk a pretty good ways on 340,...

    Don’t you have to walk a pretty good ways on 340, with narrow shoulders, to get from the trail to the bridge?
  3. 48”x10” map...

    48”x10” map
    https://www.amazon.com/Appalachian-Trail-Narrow-Maine-Georgia/dp/0783422504/ref=sr_1_fkmr3_2?keywords=NPS+map+of+Appalachian+trail&qid=1579454052&sr=8-2-fkmr3

    48”x18” map...
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    Most people see cultural change on a narrower...

    Most people see cultural change on a narrower scale as they get older. The past is perceived as better than the present.
  5. To find someone not worried about miles, it might...

    To find someone not worried about miles, it might help if they knew how many miles per day is normal for you.
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    Is there a table listing the number of 2000...

    Is there a table listing the number of 2000 milers by year somewhere?
  7. They were stopped by weather 2 miles from the...

    They were stopped by weather 2 miles from the top, but a few days later they tried again and got to the top. There is a picture of the girl at the sign at the top in the linked article in post 1.
  8. The video said she is believed to be the youngest...

    The video said she is believed to be the youngest female to hike the entire trail. The written part describes her as both the youngest person, and in another place the youngest female, to hike the...
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    My original post was in response to post #51...

    My original post was in response to post #51 which stated:

    “Nobody in the park service wants to confirm any sort of mountain lion presence. To do so would bring in the endangered species act which...
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    The eastern cougar has been declared extinct, and...

    The eastern cougar has been declared extinct, and was removed from the endangered species list in 2018.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_cougar

    Any cougars found in GSMNP would be...
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    https://www.rei.com/product/838879/uco-original-ca...

    https://www.rei.com/product/838879/uco-original-candle-lantern
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    What experience do you have with LEOs, that forms...

    What experience do you have with LEOs, that forms the basis of your opinion?
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    Nobody said they were, or weren’t, within their...

    Nobody said they were, or weren’t, within their rights. They may have been responsible shooters, or they may not have been responsible shooters. I’ve been around hunters, and other shooters, that...
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    Because he didn’t know which direction they were...

    Because he didn’t know which direction they were shooting.
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    Those coordinates are very close to the Bald...

    Those coordinates are very close to the Bald Mountain Shelter (36.00016,-82.47808). Is it possible the Rock is not on the trail itself, but close to the shelter?
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    Here is a blog about hiking from the Hogback...

    Here is a blog about hiking from the Hogback Ridge Shelter to Whistling Gap. A picture of the rock in question appears in the blog, unfortunately the metadata on the photo doesn’t contain...
  17. Flint tipped arrows and spears are deadly. Flint...

    Flint tipped arrows and spears are deadly. Flint arrowheads are sharper than the best steel scalpels. Plains Indians could kill a 1000 lb bison with one well placed arrow. The Clovis people hunted...
  18. Thread: Needle Ice

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    There are all kinds of interesting ice growths. ...

    There are all kinds of interesting ice growths.

    Needle Ice
    http://my.ilstu.edu/~jrcarter/ice/needle/

    Hair Ice
    http://my.ilstu.edu/~jrcarter/ice/hair/

    Ice Flowers...
  19. Thread: Needle Ice

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    That looks like a dandelion seed, or some similar...

    That looks like a dandelion seed, or some similar seed with “parachute” hairs to be spread by the wind.
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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Needle_ice

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Needle_ice
  21. American Indians hunted black bears long before...

    American Indians hunted black bears long before Europeans arrived. They were prized for their meat, fat, and warm robes that could be made from the fur.
  22. It’s more likely that they track the dogs with...

    It’s more likely that they track the dogs with GPS, or by the sound of their baying, and drive around to the closest access point with the vehicles. If the dogs change direction, they get in the...
  23. Since you didn’t see them shoot, you have no idea...

    Since you didn’t see them shoot, you have no idea if they shot from the road. Since you don’t know the laws, you don’t know if they were doing anything illegal.
  24. I think that for a lot of Coon hunters the main...

    I think that for a lot of Coon hunters the main point is to sit around the fire drinking, and discussing the “voices” of the various dogs.
  25. Hunting from the road is illegal in GA, and I...

    Hunting from the road is illegal in GA, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it is illegal in most states. But I wouldn’t confront a hunter carrying a gun about it.
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