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    Go to the WB home page. At the upper left...

    Go to the WB home page. At the upper left there's a list. Click on shuttle providers and you'll find people in that area. When we hiked Mass/Vt we used Dave Ackerson. I don't have his contact...
  2. Late spring storms may dump heavy wet snow, but...

    Late spring storms may dump heavy wet snow, but it typically doesn't last long around here. On our trips to the Smokies this spring, despite the cold temperatures, the snow on the ground was no more...
  3. To promote social distancing as a COVID...

    To promote social distancing as a COVID precaution, the park relaxed their rules and allowed tenting in the vicinity of the shelters. I don't know if that's still the case. Under the normal rules,...
  4. I'm not as knowledgeable as some others, but I'll...

    I'm not as knowledgeable as some others, but I'll try to help. First, I assume that was just a typo, and you meant NORTH not SOUTH.

    If you head towards the Smokies, you will enter the national...
  5. What a hiking beast you are! Again, big...

    What a hiking beast you are!
    Again, big congratulations on your finish. Seems like "The Finish" should be longer, but instead it's just a final step, a moment, and then you enter the post-hike. ...
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    Dan, I don't know what parts of the trail you...

    Dan, I don't know what parts of the trail you haven't done, but if you're not going to do all of it, at least make room in your life to go do Katahdin. You won't regret it, not one bit!

    And the...
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    So happy for you Gambit McCrae!! Your day has...

    So happy for you Gambit McCrae!!
    Your day has finally come. Focus focus focus, then suddenly you're there and it's over it's done. Enjoy your moment. Relish it, savor every little bit.

    So...
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    Humidity in the Southeast makes hiking in a head...

    Humidity in the Southeast makes hiking in a head net unbearable - in my opinion.

    We have bugs around here, but we don't have the organized armies of assault insects that you find in the northern...
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    Thank you for taking the time to clean that up. ...

    Thank you for taking the time to clean that up. Yes, much more readable!

    I assume they will have some education/enforcement in place soon. Max Patch is desperately in need of some regulation. I...
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    I like the ex-officio underwear. The ones I wear...

    I like the ex-officio underwear. The ones I wear have a waffle texture that helps to keep damp sweaty fabric from sticking to skin.

    I don't have a bra recommendation, except to let her choose. ...
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    The only way I've gotten to Max Patch is on the...

    The only way I've gotten to Max Patch is on the road from Exit 7 off of I-40. I imagine that the other ways of getting there will be similar with respect to road conditions.

    What you might not...
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    1. Finished our section hike seven months ago. ...

    1. Finished our section hike seven months ago. Having now "graduated" I feel less in need of a regular intake of WB. I am grateful for the many posters who shared information that helped us with...
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    I ain't skeered o' the dark, just the noises out...

    I ain't skeered o' the dark, just the noises out there!

    I haven't done any solo camping. As a woman who's a bit old fashioned and beginning to reach the senior years, I sorta feel entitled to...
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    Mountain Harbour will also shuttle you, and if...

    Mountain Harbour will also shuttle you, and if you need it, they'll feed you and rent you a bunk for the night.
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    Love this idea! We have 12 acres, about 2/3...

    Love this idea!

    We have 12 acres, about 2/3 wooded. I have made trails all over the place. Used to be a loop about a mile long, but I've added side loops and spur trails so I don't know what the...
  16. We've visited BSF many times, but usually no more...

    We've visited BSF many times, but usually no more than a dayhike or one-nighter. Your multi-day route looks like fun.

    One caution: Unlike the Smokies, as stated above, this area is an eroded...
  17. I don't know that these fit all your criteria,...

    I don't know that these fit all your criteria, but they're worth a look:
    Grandfather Mountain (hike in from the Profile Trail or from the east - I forget the name of that trail), and especially camp...
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    About a year ago I climbed up on a large tree...

    About a year ago I climbed up on a large tree that had fallen across the trail, and hopped off the other side. I should have eased myself off the tree, but I thought I was young and spry. Anyhow I...
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    When our daughter got married 2-and-a-half years...

    When our daughter got married 2-and-a-half years ago, I bought an entire bolt of soft ivory tulle. Had lots left over, so I made head nets for me and my husband. I suppose we looked a bit odd in...
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    Glad you had fun! This is a great time to be...

    Glad you had fun! This is a great time to be out, lots and lots of wildflowers.
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    Agree with FlyPaper. The hike up from Davenport...

    Agree with FlyPaper. The hike up from Davenport Gap isn't easy, plus you need to factor in the time it takes to get to the trailhead. Unless you're in a big hurry, slow down a bit and ENJOY the...
  22. Excellent book (also available in audio form) on...

    Excellent book (also available in audio form) on this subject. Nearly all disease-related deaths in America are largely due to poor diet. The author, a physician, watched as his grandmother at age...
  23. The more I think about it, I like the idea of the...

    The more I think about it, I like the idea of the taller apron paired with a cape. All the heat generated around the torso can escape without exposing it to rain, or soaking you in sweat.
    :-?
  24. Most women's skirts have a back vent/slit if the...

    Most women's skirts have a back vent/slit if the skirt is narrow. Impossible to climb stairs in a narrow skirt without the vent. Stepping over logs, and climbing up boulder fields would require a...
  25. Don't forget about a rain skirt as a possible...

    Don't forget about a rain skirt as a possible addition to your list of options.
    Rain skirt + umbrella might be a good combo.
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