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    Gregory Z-65 Packs (2)

    Two (2) Gregory Z-65 packs, one new (gray) $140 and one used (blue) $120. Blue one was used on a 10-mile road walk for fit testing. Men's size Medium. All tags on the packs. Purchased around 2011...
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    If nothing else, in about a week, Roan Mtn and...

    If nothing else, in about a week, Roan Mtn and the balds will be covered in the blooming rhododendrons and azealas. A very nice sight to see.
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    Thanks for the info. Will check this out.

    Thanks for the info. Will check this out.
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    Thanks for the offer, but I'm splitting the...

    Thanks for the offer, but I'm splitting the distance and leaving the vehicle in Roanoke area.
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    Not sure about Buena Vista, but '09 was the year...

    Not sure about Buena Vista, but '09 was the year for Bland. Could not find any new references so I'm thinking it didn't happen.
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    Hostel at Bland, VA?????

    Does anyone have info whether the planned hostel at Bland was openned lst year. Can't seem to find any data on that. Would appreciate a contact and phone # if it is open. Planning a section hike...
  7. Thread: GORP Mixes

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    I thought I read somewhere they are good for...

    I thought I read somewhere they are good for keeping one's system "regular"
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    Moonshadow - heard anything on the current number...

    Moonshadow - heard anything on the current number of applications??? If I remember correctly, the application period was extended until mid-2010. Not sure we are going to make the 1000 required...
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    Thanks Top. I'm in for 2 copies for myself and...

    Thanks Top. I'm in for 2 copies for myself and Doughnut.
  10. Thread: GA/NC Line

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    Standing Indian Campground is undergoing repairs...

    Standing Indian Campground is undergoing repairs and re-build. It closed at end of October (earlier than usual) and will probably be opening a little later than usual this year. Check with the...
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    Most everything stated above except the garlic. ...

    Most everything stated above except the garlic. I add dill to the list and the small packets of mustard and ketchup you can get at most fast-food places. Also, packets of honey to mix with PB on...
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    Do you have a start date set?

    Do you have a start date set?
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    I believe I saw a sign on Hwy 64 last weekend...

    I believe I saw a sign on Hwy 64 last weekend that said "Deep Gap". One of those brown signs that indicate recreational activities. It is west of the road that leads to Standing Indian Mtn...
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    Depends on how cold you plan to camp? Insulated...

    Depends on how cold you plan to camp? Insulated gives you the option of longer camping season and those sudden unexpected temperature drops.
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    Okay TN hikers. It is time to get on the ball if...

    Okay TN hikers. It is time to get on the ball if this is going to happen. Last message I had this week was about 450 pre-sales. STILL 550 to go - approximately. I volunteered to help move this along...
  16. Thread: Marion Va.

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    But not open on weekends until Forest Service...

    But not open on weekends until Forest Service gets to time they consider freeezing weather has past and/or their "camping season" starts. Not sure whether this is May 1st or Memorial Day. best to...
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    Look very closely as the tick that transmits the...

    Look very closely as the tick that transmits the Lyme is generally in the nymph stage and extremely small, about the size of a very tiny freckle and light brown to tan.
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    D---!!! Stayed there on a rainy nero day. Great...

    D---!!! Stayed there on a rainy nero day. Great place, great folks, and great evening feed. Can't beat fresh trout. Going to miss that place. Was even thinking about stopping in on my way back...
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    All joking aside, I use the small frying pan that...

    All joking aside, I use the small frying pan that comes with the Peak1 1L pot set. The JB will turn down to a simmer level and I can cook most things with that level or a little higher. Suggest the...
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    Faster horses, Good whiskey, MORE money!

    Faster horses, Good whiskey, MORE money!
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    Coyotes have a distinctive trot/run. Once you...

    Coyotes have a distinctive trot/run. Once you see one moving that way, there is no question what it is.

    We had a solid black one on our farm in south GA about 10 years ago. Thought it was a big...
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    If you have time, don't miss Grassy Ridge. After...

    If you have time, don't miss Grassy Ridge. After crossing the highway north of Roan Mtn, go past Round and Jane Balds and hang a right up the side trail to Grassy. You can see forever on a clear...
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    Mashed potatoes in a bag. Yum! I break my...

    Mashed potatoes in a bag. Yum! I break my taters down into 3 equal portions - 2 into ziplocks and 1 in the original packet ( makes 3 meals for me). Add hot water, bacon bits, chives, jerky pieces,...
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    Poll: Used the BA Air Core for a year. Lighter than my...

    Used the BA Air Core for a year. Lighter than my Thermarest (2.0 inch) but not as warm. Bought an Exped Downmat 7 recently. Wider and a lot warmer than the BA but a little more than a pound...
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    I have an older model Shasta. Harness system...

    I have an older model Shasta. Harness system might just be the best fit out there, at least for my frame. Love the way it rides, but it is too heavy for how I want to hike now. Still use it for...
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