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    Stinger and I tried the Whites in late April...

    Stinger and I tried the Whites in late April several years back and faced a large amount of snow and ice at elevation on the AT. We only had trail runners and no crampons which made the hike a...
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    He was one of the trail characters that would do...

    He was one of the trail characters that would do anything he could to aid a hiker in need. Once we called him for a pick up on the Fish Hatchery road after a Fall hike in Va. It took a while but he...
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    Great guy, always ready to help out a hiker in...

    Great guy, always ready to help out a hiker in need, you will be missed....RIP swamp dawg
  4. I hiked with " Boomer " last year who had both of...

    I hiked with " Boomer " last year who had both of his knees replaced before last season. He did great and moved along with a good amount of dexterity. He took it slow at first but in time was...
  5. Thread: Mala

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    The trail truly had a friend in Mala for many...

    The trail truly had a friend in Mala for many years. Seems that as the wave of hikers headed north every year, there was Mala in his pickup with his dog. He was always showed up on the side of the...
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    Blueberry Patch was one of favorite and unique...

    Blueberry Patch was one of favorite and unique stops on my many AT adventures. The Poteats have served the trail community as part their special ministry. I hope once again, I can sit at the table...
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    I enjoyed hiking from Standing Bear hostel and...

    I enjoyed hiking from Standing Bear hostel and going over Max Patch then into Hot Spring. This is a fun scenic hike with lots of well maintained trail. The hike is within your driving requirements...
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    Stinger and I waited and walked for 45 min....

    Stinger and I waited and walked for 45 min. leaving Manchester Center,Vermont one Sunday in May. We saw lots of cars passing us by but no ride, then it hit us, it was Mothers Day. Lots of couples...
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    I have used the same pair of Leki for seventeen...

    I have used the same pair of Leki for seventeen years. Every year at Trail Days, Leki reworks them puts on some new carbide tips and cleans up the internal works for free. I only had to replace the...
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    I might catch up with you while you are in all...

    I might catch up with you while you are in all those studios along the trail. I'll bet you will flex your way back to Maine. I am trying to head out the last weekend in March, if the MRI checks out....
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    Thanks for the info. I will follow the...

    Thanks for the info. I will follow the guidelines you posted along with a little common sense. Did the virus seem to appear in early or late spring? I talked to a lot of hikers at Trail Days that...
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    Wore them in the Smokies many years ago and they...

    Wore them in the Smokies many years ago and they did a great job in heavy wet snow and slippery rocks. I sent them home once through that frozen mess. The boots have held up over the years and I...
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    Curtis and Maria have created a very special ...

    Curtis and Maria have created a very special place to crash and restock on your AT adventure. It is real quaint hostel with a rustic look and atmosphere. Curtis will go out of his way to assist...
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    Crazy Larry is the man. He is always willing to...

    Crazy Larry is the man. He is always willing to assist any hiker, just all around great guy. Stop by and chew the fat while on your hike. You just might find a treasure. swamp dawg
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    Stinger and I just sittin and grinnin on top of...

    Stinger and I just sittin and grinnin on top of Big K , doesn't get much better.
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    Love my crocs. A bit bulky attached to the...

    Love my crocs. A bit bulky attached to the outside of your pack but are great to slip into at the end of a long day hiking...and that's a fact. Life is good on the trail. swamp dawg
  17. Thread: Seafood

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    I had a great fried fish dinner at Elmore's Fish...

    I had a great fried fish dinner at Elmore's Fish Fry in Franklin, NC, just a small walk from Ron Havens Budget Inn. You have several options on the kinds fish to order but the perch is some of the...
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    I used a 40 degree in 2011 and it was more than I...

    I used a 40 degree in 2011 and it was more than I needed. I did have a silk liner just in case but only used it a couple of nights. Most nights I slept on top of my bag in my tent and used my...
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    Right on the trail, great stop and will do a pack...

    Right on the trail, great stop and will do a pack shake down to help you prepare for the rest of your hike. Well stocked with gear and a good assortment of hiker food. Staff are experienced hikers...
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    I have used both kinds of bags hiking in Maine in...

    I have used both kinds of bags hiking in Maine in summer months. Just make sure you have a well sealed tent because down does not take getting wet all that well. One thing you can be sure of is...
  21. I normally carry 40-50 dollars in cash along with...

    I normally carry 40-50 dollars in cash along with a debit and credit card. Be sure to keep a couple of dollars in change, just in case you run into a vending machine at a park or roadside. Most...
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    I found an article in the Atlanta Journal...

    I found an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution early in 1970 about a thru hiker and his epic journey to Maine. I was just married and with a child on the way so I said to my wife ....someday...
  23. I usually start out in late March on the AT using...

    I usually start out in late March on the AT using trail runners and they work well since the most we normally get is rain and light smow. The trail in Georgia is well maintained and not that all...
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    I just received a bear canister to use on the AT...

    I just received a bear canister to use on the AT for the first time in years. A small section of the Georgia AT before Neels Gap requires some type of bear proof storage if you plan to camp in that...
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    The " King of Kincora" related to me that the...

    The " King of Kincora" related to me that the little microbes that break up waste do not work well at the altitudes in the deep winter months so the stuff just sits there and doesn't break down. The...
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