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    Most of the older trees in Shenandoah National...

    Most of the older trees in Shenandoah National Park that were not logged in the past 300 hundred years have died from disease. There used to be hundreds of 200-300 year old hemlocks in the White Oak...
  2. To be expected every December.

    To be expected every December.
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    There was incidences just north of 19e in 1990...

    There was incidences just north of 19e in 1990 the year I thru-hiked. Don Nelan shelter was burned down. Fish hooks were found hanging at eye level. Forest service personnel were confronted. ...
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    Max Patch has easy access. Lazy hikers don`t...

    Max Patch has easy access. Lazy hikers don`t want to pack out trash. Its a shame!!!!
  5. I don't remember the 311 road crossing on my 1990...

    I don't remember the 311 road crossing on my 1990 thru-hike but I do remember waiting over 10 minutes at the Paliscades Parkway and the sprinting at top speed to make it across .
  6. She is a very experienced runner with multiple...

    She is a very experienced runner with multiple sub 3 hour marathons. Also has a number of ultras. Good luck to her. I think its comes down to mental toughness in the end and avoiding injury. ...
  7. Congrats! I thru-hiked the trail in 1990. The...

    Congrats! I thru-hiked the trail in 1990. The SNP part of the trail is fairly easy terrain compared to the rest of the trail. Even running or speed hiking on flat terrain is a feat in itself.
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    Hunt trial still closed

    I got some old Information. The Hunt trail is still closed due to heavy snow remelting and refreeze above treeline sorry about miss information. Just received a phone call from friend to post that...
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    Hunt trail now open for day hikers.

    Baxter State Park reopened the Appalachian trail in Park after recent fire. Hunt trail open all the way to peak. Knife edge still closed due to heavy snow drifts. Park headquarters still closed....
  10. Hopefully this warm weather will do some melting....

    Hopefully this warm weather will do some melting. Still heavy snow drifts in spots on mountain.
  11. The old bridge crossed the Potomac river.

    The old bridge crossed the Potomac river.
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    There is always going to be poison ivy on some...

    There is always going to be poison ivy on some parts of the trail. It does not grow well at high elevations. I didnt get any rashes when I thruhiked the trail but I learned along time ago to spot...
  13. Shenandoah National park Posted signs at all...

    Shenandoah National park Posted signs at all trailheads last week closing entire Park. I parked at small Trailhead parking lot in Linden off rt 55 (tucker rd 725) Monday and hiked North toward...
  14. Is " The barn" still in Gorham. I stayed there...

    Is " The barn" still in Gorham. I stayed there September 15,16 and 17th 1990 on my thruhike. Was waiting for my 0 degree sleeping bag to arrive at Post Office. My 40 degree bag was not cutting it....
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    Hopefully the walk bridge can be repaired. The...

    Hopefully the walk bridge can be repaired. The ATC has done a great job removing road walks on the AT in Northern Va. There used to be a 1 mile road walk thru Linden and a longer road walk, off and...
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    The Maryland Heights trail is in Maryland. The...

    The Maryland Heights trail is in Maryland. The Loudoun Heights trail is in Virgina
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    If my memory is correct the AT used to follow the...

    If my memory is correct the AT used to follow the Loudoun Heights trail and then cross the 340 bridge into Sandy Hook. The trail was relocated into Harpers Ferry about 35 years ago I think.
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    More snow on the way in the whites into Tuesday. ...

    More snow on the way in the whites into Tuesday. This time of year weather changes so quickly in the Whites.
  19. Marys rock has a great view and the trail can be...

    Marys rock has a great view and the trail can be assed right off of 211 at Thorton gap.
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    The snow only fell above 5000 feet in elevation. ...

    The snow only fell above 5000 feet in elevation. Had 4 inches at 6200 feet
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    Overnight 1-5 inches of snow last night in the...

    Overnight 1-5 inches of snow last night in the smokies.
  22. Thread: Trekking Poles

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    I have yet to use hiking poles. The only times...

    I have yet to use hiking poles. The only times that they would have come in handy on my thru-hike would be to fend off dogs or fording a few streams in Maine.
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    If your prepared for the weather the smokies in...

    If your prepared for the weather the smokies in November is great. The weather for this weekend Oct 21 Friday night. Above 4500 feet temps in upper 20,s with snow showers winds at 20-30 mph. ...
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    Slo go en post says it all. Keep your dog on a...

    Slo go en post says it all. Keep your dog on a leash . A small dog off leash was killed by bear near the visitors center in August. Scaper
  25. I have been hiking the A-T for over 30 years. ...

    I have been hiking the A-T for over 30 years. You have a better chance of being getting attacked by a dog then a bear while hiking
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