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    Thanks for the insights and pics! Most helpful...

    Thanks for the insights and pics! Most helpful (a few a little scary). 😳. Iíll heed the advice and start off with a single night in a section I know pretty well. Hope to see you out there! 🥾🥾🥾❄️☃️
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    Navigating in winter

    Iíve always wanted to hike in winter, but worry about not being able to find the blazes in snow. Blizzard scenario aside, how easy is it to find the trail in winter? I really want to try, but donít...
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    I used Zoosk and found the love of my life. My...

    I used Zoosk and found the love of my life. My profile told my story and passion for hiking the AT. Early emails and texts weeded out the glampers from the backpackers until I found the real thing....
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    Tips on winter hiking route selection?

    I'm new to winter hiking and have only two solo weekend trips under my belt. I usually hike spring-fall when there are lots of other hikers on the trail, so I could use some advice. When you winter...
  5. Sounds like fun! I'd love to join you if I'm in...

    Sounds like fun! I'd love to join you if I'm in town. :)
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    +1 for Laughing Heart!

    +1 for Laughing Heart!
  7. Thread: Snake ID...

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    We had a hognose when I was a kid.....that's...

    We had a hognose when I was a kid.....that's exactly what they did. When they are threatened, they hiss. If that doesn't work, they pretend to be a Cobra. They also play dead (quite funny). They...
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    Two years ago near Lost Mountain shelter, we were...

    Two years ago near Lost Mountain shelter, we were snug in our tents after a hard rain when a hiker came down the trail. I assumed s/he was looking for a pitch site because the light from a headlamp...
  9. Thread: The Cat Lady

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    Excellent post, JB. Well said.

    Excellent post, JB. Well said.
  10. Given the type of filter this system...

    Given the type of filter this system uses.....Does anyone treat their water after filtering for viruses and such? If so, with what?
  11. Gorgeous section! We travelled it in July...

    Gorgeous section! We travelled it in July several times and had no probs finding water. We carried 3L/day to be safe and didn't have any issues.
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    The thought that this bear went after the boy is...

    The thought that this bear went after the boy is terrifying. Tent or hammock, the bear knew what he wanted and tried to take it. Last summer at Siler Bald shelter, we hung near the shelter. a...
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    welcome back, JustBill! I always enjoy your...

    welcome back, JustBill! I always enjoy your posts - and this one is no exception. Thanks for the fresh perspective and encouragement to get out there and keep the adventure going.
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    We hiked Ga to NOC the first week of August. ...

    We hiked Ga to NOC the first week of August. Most of the trip was wonderful. It's summer, so you expect the heat. What I didn't expect was wild flowers up to your armpits filled with...
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    Gorgeous, yes.....easy, no. That's a great...

    Gorgeous, yes.....easy, no. That's a great section...worth the time to enjoy all it has to offer. Damascus to Atkins is about 75 miles, lots of knee busting up hills. Good luck, you'll love that...
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    Thanks, everyone. I will take your advice and do...

    Thanks, everyone. I will take your advice and do both. I'd like to see 19e NOBO and end in Damascus, but I'd also like to see 19E sobo and see those views. Happy trails!
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    19E NOBO to Damascus?

    How's this route for a six day hike? We typically hike 10-15 miles a day and the topo looks pretty good in this area for a nice week of hiking. I see 321 to Wilbur Dam Rd is closed to overnights...
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    Fantastic section.....love it!.....fleece gets my...

    Fantastic section.....love it!.....fleece gets my vote. Enjoy
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    Wow...YR, well done. Boone Fork is a fav. ...

    Wow...YR, well done. Boone Fork is a fav. Julian Price, too, if you want something flatter. Beautiful area!
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    I've heard the same stories, but why risk it when...

    I've heard the same stories, but why risk it when it's easy enough to hang? Not worth it.....people need to let others HYOH and save the criticism for something that really matters.
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    Long Branch in NC and Partnership in Va......two...

    Long Branch in NC and Partnership in Va......two of my favs.
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    Lazy Fox! Worth every penny.....

    Lazy Fox! Worth every penny.....
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    I'm with you....haven't conquered the fears yet,...

    I'm with you....haven't conquered the fears yet, but am working on it. It didn't help that my first night out included a foraging bear much too close for comfort...but, he didn't bother me or...
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    MH UltraLamina is a nice choice. I love mine. I...

    MH UltraLamina is a nice choice. I love mine. I have a down bag, too, and use the synthetic when weather is expected to be soggy.
  25. Thread: Canada, Eh?

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    The customs agents are much chattier when sending...

    The customs agents are much chattier when sending you home....imagine that, eh?
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