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    Have you ever thought about NOT hiking in boots? ...

    Have you ever thought about NOT hiking in boots? I forever hear stories about people complaining of blisters with boots. What do you think is going to happen when you put a soft foot in a hard...
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    +1 on the Reflectix. I would also look at what...

    +1 on the Reflectix. I would also look at what you are wearing to sleep. When I started out, I would wear several layers of clothes to bed yet I would still be cold. Once I started shedding...
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    Whenever I go on a hiking trip, I take a small...

    Whenever I go on a hiking trip, I take a small sponge and a gallon plastic ziplock. After I finish my camp chores in the evening, I fill the bag, strip down and take a sponge bath from head to toe,...
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    I take a smoothie straw (larger than regular...

    I take a smoothie straw (larger than regular straw) and cut it into three equal pieces. I then take my wife's makeup pads which are round, flat cotton pads and rub both sides in petroleum jelly. I...
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    Hard Ranger? It does sound like the title of a...

    Hard Ranger? It does sound like the title of a really back porn flick.
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    That is good to know about the shelter water...

    That is good to know about the shelter water source as I have been there several times when it has barely been running.

    The recent rains are finally paying off. I think we went almost 3 months in...
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    Those are great ideas. I have been dehydrating...

    Those are great ideas. I have been dehydrating homemade hummus. Cilantro, jalapeno, lime is my favorite. I also smoke the garbanzo beans on my grill before making the hummus. It adds an...
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    NOC takes advantage of their location to "stick...

    NOC takes advantage of their location to "stick it" to customers any way they can. I avoid it at all costs because it certainly will cost you.

    I made reservations with NOC for a white water raft...
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    I am more worried about yellow jackets then...

    I am more worried about yellow jackets then snakes when I am searching for firewood back in the bush of the N. Georgia mountains.

    I sat on three yellow jackets in my Helinox chair last April when...
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    I am going to rethink my hike and go clockwise as...

    I am going to rethink my hike and go clockwise as you suggested.

    I will check out the secret campsite. I always like finding something new like that.

    Thanks for taking the time to post this...
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    Please expound. Inquiring minds would love to...

    Please expound. Inquiring minds would love to know.
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    I carried a pistol the first time I went hiking...

    I carried a pistol the first time I went hiking on the AT. What a waste of 2 pounds, never again.

    Whenever I see someone with a gun I ask them, "What are you so afraid of?"
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    I am starting out of Dally and hiking the loop...

    I am starting out of Dally and hiking the loop counterclockwise. I read that Penitentiary Trail going clockwise is a beast. I am a little worried about the river crossings only because I heard...
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    Excellent and entertaining trip report as always....

    Excellent and entertaining trip report as always.

    You have inspired me to start hiking in that area. I am heading out on the Jack's River Loop this weekend. It will be the first time I have...
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    I was in the GSMNP during Memorial Day weekend...

    I was in the GSMNP during Memorial Day weekend when the southeast was in a record hot heat wave. The temperature when I left Atlanta was 93. When I got to Bryson City, it was 85. But when I got...
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    My hiking stamina has completely changed since I...

    My hiking stamina has completely changed since I began taking electrolytes and vitamin B. I have been a big proponent of vitamin B for many years but the addition of electrolytes has been a huge...
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    I went stove-free on my last hike which lasted 6...

    I went stove-free on my last hike which lasted 6 days.

    I am boring and typically eat the same thing for lunch - Lance PB crackers dipped in a Jif individual cup of PB. Kar packet of trail mix and...
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    Excellent post. Spot on.

    Excellent post. Spot on.
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    I have been sleeping with my food for years. ...

    I have been sleeping with my food for years. Black bears are nothing more than big raccoons. Absolutely nothing to be afraid of. Bark like a dog and they will run like the wind.

    I am more...
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    When I hike alone, I greet heartily every hiker I...

    When I hike alone, I greet heartily every hiker I come into contact with. Why? Just being nice? Partly yes. But I also want to gauge their reply to me. If they do not reply or can't look me in...
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    If they are meth heads, they won't be able to...

    If they are meth heads, they won't be able to stick around too long at Beech Gap without going back for more supplies. There is also the possibility that they are cooking in the forest. It wouldn't...
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    Do not park near the tunnel at the end of the...

    Do not park near the tunnel at the end of the Road To Nowhere. I parked there in April and got three windows smashed out.

    I knew better but Rednecks will be rednecks. The rangers could not have...
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    Dang rain man. Ease up. Quit trying to play...

    Dang rain man. Ease up. Quit trying to play forum police and let people air their thoughts.

    This is why WB is dying.
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    Did anyone mention the Georgia Loop? If you park...

    Did anyone mention the Georgia Loop? If you park at Byron Reese parking area, you can hike over Blood Mountain twice making the loop roughly 65 miles (I think).

    The Duncan Ridge portion is being...
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    The moderators on WB are incredibly heavy-handed....

    The moderators on WB are incredibly heavy-handed. They have in turn made this forum quite boring.
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