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    I was in Franklin, NC; Friday - Sunday. The only...

    I was in Franklin, NC; Friday - Sunday. The only thing shutdown at that time were the church services, stove fuel was low at the Wal-mart, I didn't check tp or anything else. Hostel I stayed at was...
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    There was a note last year that he was not...

    There was a note last year that he was not allowing people to stay there after something happened. I don't recall the specifics.
  3. I'm more surprised you were able to stay at all....

    I'm more surprised you were able to stay at all. We went through in June and couldn't find anyone to be able to check-in. Called the number and didn't get a call back until we had already checked in...
  4. The Hike Inn is a great place to stay. We stayed...

    The Hike Inn is a great place to stay. We stayed in the inn portion but the bunkhouse was nice and I heard no complaints from the hikers we were with that stayed in there.
  5. Whitley Gap Shelter is 1.2 miles off trail. So,...

    Whitley Gap Shelter is 1.2 miles off trail. So, Day one is 7.9 with the last part on a steep downhill. Day 2 is now 6 miles with the first 1.2 miles a steep uphill. The only thing it has going for it...
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    Someone died last year or the year before of a...

    Someone died last year or the year before of a heart attack at the Springer summit or nearby. They were walking there or back with a loved one who was setting out on the AT from what I recall.
  7. Thread: 2020 Vloggers?

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    Check out Ramdino on YouTube. He has a Google...

    Check out Ramdino on YouTube. He has a Google spreadsheet of all of the hikers that are vlogging for 2020.
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    I thought you were looking for a shuttle provider...

    I thought you were looking for a shuttle provider at first! I was about to recommend you guys. You shuttled my wife and I from Damascus back to Hot Springs last year. Looking forward to riding with...
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    I seem to recall that any type of wheeled device...

    I seem to recall that any type of wheeled device be it a trailer or a bike is illegal on the AT. I tried to look for the citation but I couldn't find it with a quick search.
  10. Thread: rain kilts

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    I use the zpacks rain kilt after using a DIY...

    I use the zpacks rain kilt after using a DIY tyvek one. The tyvek eventually wet through and had holes so I decided to move to dcf since I was going that direction for tent and pack. It has worked...
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    ALDHA is showing on the calendar that it is...

    ALDHA is showing on the calendar that it is happening and I confirmed with Ramdino, who keeps in contact with the park weekly, that it is happening March 6-8.

    Not sure how formal it is, I do...
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    How cold have you slept down to in that combo of...

    How cold have you slept down to in that combo of bag and liner? I ask because typically, liners best case add 5 degrees rather than the claimed 10-15. For almost the same weight, you could layer a...
  13. Thread: Pack Weight Woes

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    Your Reactor liner is ridiculously heavy and...

    Your Reactor liner is ridiculously heavy and might give you an extra 5 degrees of warmth. You could add a 50 degree quilt to put over your Bandit, "should" give you close to 20 degrees of additional...
  14. Thread: Skyway Loop trail

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    Gotcha, I was aware that they all intersected. I...

    Gotcha, I was aware that they all intersected. I remember part of that being in the wilderness portion but I wasn't sure how much more of them were. Always good to have more information!
  15. Thread: Skyway Loop trail

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    From what I recall, the Skyway Loop is in the...

    From what I recall, the Skyway Loop is in the Cheaha Wilderness, that is why blazing is minimal if not non-existent. If you were to blaze it and not get caught, they would paint over the blazes as...
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    As far as I am aware, yes it is happening. It...

    As far as I am aware, yes it is happening. It should be March 6-8, 2020.
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    Heading NOBO March 8th, granted only for a week....

    Heading NOBO March 8th, granted only for a week. Walking with a friend that is attempting a thru this year. If I were continuing north, I doubt anything would change drastically.

    This is what I am...
  18. Thread: Resupply distance

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    First section we did on the AT, 10 days of food...

    First section we did on the AT, 10 days of food and only made it ~70 miles.

    Now a days, the longest I plan is 7 days without resupply. I have one such trip currently planned(loosely) that is 223...
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    Did you check your junk mail? I have contacted...

    Did you check your junk mail? I have contacted them multiple times and always had a prompt response.
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    Curious how many NU25 lamps you can carry for the...

    Curious how many NU25 lamps you can carry for the weight of a triple A headlamp and batteries to keep it running the same amount of time.

    My use of the NU25 has been very seldom ever needing to...
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    My wife and I pulled Hot Springs to Damascus last...

    My wife and I pulled Hot Springs to Damascus last year around that time. We usually did 18-19 mpd through the section you are looking at without too much trouble. We generally arrived at camp...
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    Night hiking the same or near the same time as...

    Night hiking the same or near the same time as summer or just get in and go to sleep regardless. Spent a couple 11-12 hour bag nights the last trip I was on. Two to three of those were because I...
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    I do the double layer of quilts. 50 degree APEX...

    I do the double layer of quilts. 50 degree APEX long/wide and 40 degree APEX reg/reg. I have slept down to 15 degrees with this combo with light layers. Just bought a 30 degree down Enigma with draft...
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    Just something I found with the showa gloves(281...

    Just something I found with the showa gloves(281 model). I used these with possum down glove liners and they were good until the temps got below ~25 degrees. Ordered some overmitts to see if having...
  25. Curious if this would work....

    Curious if this would work.
    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PYNRYX3/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A2DQX36AME1WW3&psc=1
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