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    Over the last 15+ years I've seen no significant...

    Over the last 15+ years I've seen no significant erosion on the trail portion being relocated. It's not the best designed trail, that's true, but adding switchbacks at some of the gaps would have...
  2. DRT Update: Want to do the "fun" version of the...

    DRT Update: Want to do the "fun" version of the DRT between Fish Gap and the Benton Mac Trail? Better hurry.

    There's a crew out there right now relocating the trail down, following closer to...
  3. (This year I've been practicing "Leave No Trace"...

    (This year I've been practicing "Leave No Trace" trail maintenance.)
  4. Hike in shorts. Report the areas where your legs...

    Hike in shorts. Report the areas where your legs get bloody. That's a blackberry encroachment area. No fruit, sorry, it's past time for that but it's time for the canes to thicken and bend over.
    ...
  5. The water source at 003 is indeed way, way down. ...

    The water source at 003 is indeed way, way down. It basically adds another climb to your hike. But it's reliable, well marked, the trail is easy to find and there are lots of good campsites beside...
  6. Yeah the DRT is "wilder" than most of the Georgia...

    Yeah the DRT is "wilder" than most of the Georgia trails through designated Wilderness Areas. Even most of the trails through the Cohuttas get more foot traffic. Many miles of the Benton Mac in...
  7. I am not the only maintainer of the DRT, even on...

    I am not the only maintainer of the DRT, even on W-B. And I only maintain a small portion of the Trail.

    Excuse my rambling....

    The water sources are near and dear to my heart - when I first...
  8. True. The old treadway will be very easy to...

    True. The old treadway will be very easy to locate from anywhere along the relo: Just walk uphill.
  9. Those flags may have marked areas of trail...

    Those flags may have marked areas of trail needing work by trail crews. It's not uncommon for scheduled trail work of the DRT to be cancelled due to weather conditions and the flags have remained.
  10. As a side note the relo project has NOT been...

    As a side note the relo project has NOT been tasked to the GATC. I'm assuming, so take it for what it's worth, that the relo would be machine built similar to the relo done several years ago west...
  11. Quoting in its original bureaucratese from the...

    Quoting in its original bureaucratese from the notice sent by the Blue Ridge Ranger District of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests dated Feb 23 '16:



    The point being that if you want to...
  12. Let me rephrase the first question: On the gated...

    Let me rephrase the first question: On the gated road, did you see a poured concrete sidewalk leading to a hunting blind? It seems out of the ordinary, but it's an area reserved for wheelchair...
  13. And if anyone else intends to camp at Whiteoak...

    And if anyone else intends to camp at Whiteoak Stomp, about 20'ish yards going CCW (west at that point?) is an old logging road cutting off to the right. It's a sidehill with lots of blowdowns but...
  14. Great report, Carl. I think I've seen that sign...

    Great report, Carl. I think I've seen that sign before somewhere... From your description, did you walk all the way to the end of the road and the clearing with the hunting blind? There would be...
  15. At Whiteoak Stomp look downhill, across the road,...

    At Whiteoak Stomp look downhill, across the road, and you'll see a clump of trees down in the draw, about 2 - 300 yards straight down. The spring is there and is reliable.

    At Mulky Gap simply...
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    Well aren't you just a shining light of...

    Well aren't you just a shining light of positivity!You posted some serious accusations there, Sparky. Got anything to back it up?
    So you contacted Ron first before posting, right? Right?! Damn! ...
  17. It definitely will keep your eyes open. ...

    It definitely will keep your eyes open. Supposedly has caffeine but for whatever reason I don't get jittery on YM, even when drunk by the quart. I do a lot of work under a microscope so that's...
  18. I drink it quite often. Gourds and straws and all...

    I drink it quite often. Gourds and straws and all that are traditional and kinda cutesy but totally unnecessary. I mean, we drink tea without going through a whole Japanese tea ceremony. No need to...
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    Search Google Map for "Taccoa River Swinging...

    Search Google Map for "Taccoa River Swinging Bridge".

    If you get to Skeenah Gap Road on your right and an old mill, you've just passed it.

    The bridge is the pathway of the Duncan Ridge and...
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    Absolutely. Continue past Woody Gap towards...

    Absolutely. Continue past Woody Gap towards Suches, stay on GA-60 past Suches about 6 miles until you see a closed gas station "Martin's Dixie Depot" on your left. Slow down.

    A quarter mile...
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    So on Sunday you've already packed up and driven...

    So on Sunday you've already packed up and driven to dinner ... is there some reason you have to drive back to Woody? Would a nicer campsite nearby be considered?

    Don't you hate it when people...
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    Grrrrrr.... I hate to give away my Super Sekrit...

    Grrrrrr.... I hate to give away my Super Sekrit stealth spot but... On the Trail North side of the highway there will be two concrete picnic tables. Walk directly between them away from the road...
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    Very cool. What are the planned campsites each...

    Very cool. What are the planned campsites each day?

    Cache options are also availble if you want to avoid the MX sidetrip.

    But then visiting MX after days on the trail would be fun for the...
  24. I'm certainly no athlete, nutritionist or...

    I'm certainly no athlete, nutritionist or horticulturalist but I have spent some amount of time in labs with instruments that measure vibrational frequencies on the electromagnetic scale, aka...
  25. Were his comments patronizing or condescending? ...

    Were his comments patronizing or condescending?

    You do know what condescending means don't you? It's when you talk down to someone.
    :)

    I disagree that you aren't an awesome athlete.
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