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  1. WARNING - MANHUNT... Sheriff warns about wanted men near AT in Maine

    This was on facebook page of the Appalacian National Scenic Trail.... thought you should know.
    “Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols received information that the wanted men may have been dropped...
  2. trailjournals.com has all this type info for many...

    trailjournals.com has all this type info for many hikers that goes back several years
  3. Thread: Art Loeb basics

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    There's even more smoke today than yesterday at...

    There's even more smoke today than yesterday at the Brevard (Davidson River) end.
  4. http://abc11.com/news/nc-wildfires-continue-to-rag...

    http://abc11.com/news/nc-wildfires-continue-to-rage-arson-suspected/1600036/
  5. The air is kind of hazy and it smells like a...

    The air is kind of hazy and it smells like a campfire. I was going to hike around Bent Creek (Pisgah Forest) today but decided not to. Down near Brevard (Davidson River end of Art Loeb) it still...
  6. Thread: Art Loeb basics

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    The smoke travels a long way - it kind of smells...

    The smoke travels a long way - it kind of smells like a campfire outside even though the fires are quite a ways from here.
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    There's smoke hanging in the air all over out...

    There's smoke hanging in the air all over out here. Lake Lure area really burning up - they're getting ready for evacuations in some places.
  8. Thread: Art Loeb basics

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    We've got a bunch of wildfires out here in WNC...

    We've got a bunch of wildfires out here in WNC right now... a bunch of smoke is hanging in the air. (I didn't know if you were planning on a trip this week or not.)
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    Thanks for all the great responses. There's a...

    Thanks for all the great responses. There's a lot of great information here and I appreciate it!
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    Forgot to say... I would need to use internet on...

    Forgot to say... I would need to use internet on it from time to time but not on a daily basis. Basically work on documents and then send them out on the internet when I'm finished. Thanks!
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    Computer - trying to make this work

    It will be possible for me to thru hike next year if I do some of my writing/computer related work along the way.

    Is there a small laptop that would carry well in a backpack and still function...
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    http://www.wlos.com/news/features/top-stories/stor...

    http://www.wlos.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/Hiker-Rescue-on-the-AT-During-Winter-Storm-Jonas-251627.shtml#.VqQS45orLIU
  13. That's great news because I was thinking about...

    That's great news because I was thinking about September!
  14. So... if I understand correctly - it sounds like...

    So... if I understand correctly - it sounds like the permits are actually to help prevent 'big bubbles' at certain trailheads/beginning points.....and as long as you are flexible and start a little...
  15. What are all these entry/exit Permit Strategies About?

    I'm confused about the John Muir Trail permits.

    I've read that there are different permits for different 'entry and exit' points....and some are easier to get then others. And some are about...
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    Well....then again, maybe not - I just realized...

    Well....then again, maybe not - I just realized Art Loeb goes right through that same area with the bear canister requirements...
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    Art Loeb Trail might be an option - about 30...

    Art Loeb Trail might be an option - about 30 miles. Can park on the Brevard end and get a shuttle.
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    Just FYI - Camping is closed right now by...

    Just FYI - Camping is closed right now by Graveyard Fields and Bear canisters are required by Black Balsam. Lots of bear activity in the area.
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    Scott Jurek Interview link

    http://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/go-outside/scott-jurek-is-king-of-the-trail/
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    The AT Guide 2015 vs 2014

    Hi

    Does anyone know if there are a lot of changes in the new 2015 AT Guide??

    I have the 2014...

    Thanks
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    synthetic vs down?

    Hi Lone Wolf - I know you are a very experienced backpacker - i am interested in why you like a synthetic bag (since I am learning about my options and doing some sleeping bag shopping right now)
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    Great tips everyone - I appreciate your help.

    Great tips everyone - I appreciate your help.
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    Best room rates in Damascus ??

    Where's the best place to stay in Damascus - where you get a private room.

    Looking for a good price for a few days stay in Feb.

    Thanks!
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    Sticky: Puppy Northbound March 5th or so Haven't...

    Puppy
    Northbound
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    Haven't decided on the Approach yet

    Looking forward to it!
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    Have You Used This Bag?

    I just read about the new Montbell Down Hugger 900 #2 - it is supposed to have a stretch of 18-22 inches. Editor Choice in Backpacker's gear guide.

    Wondering if anyone has used this and what you...
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