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  1. That you. I was attempting to copy the image...

    That you. I was attempting to copy the image from the Park's Web page. Obviously it didn't work and I could not delete it.

    I actually stayed at that campsite (82) over the July 4th weekend. My...
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    Well I did a poor job of trying to provide a link...

    Well I did a poor job of trying to provide a link to the FB post and the TN Air Guard webpage. The Air National Guard was very specific about hoisting the paramedic and young lady from the campsite....
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    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/image/png;base64,iVBO...

    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAA1sAAAEfCAYAAAC3atxWAAAgAElEQVR4AezdB1hUZ9738XeTxdixokZEUEBUrIiiCIr0Xobeexl6b1Js4CCK2LHGqElIYjTdZJMnpps8u1mzyW62my2JT5JNTLKbNW3zfa...
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    On Facebook there was a link posted on Hiking the...

    On Facebook there was a link posted on Hiking the Smokies group to the TN Air National Guard website that a Blackhawk helicopter from the Knoxville Airbase lowered a paramedic to the site. After a...
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    ^^^^This ^^^^

    ^^^^This ^^^^
  6. Another factor that I have not seen mentioned is...

    Another factor that I have not seen mentioned is the habit of some hikers of burning trash is fire pits and shelter fireplaces. Frequently there is partially burned foil from tuna packets' and...
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    Spence Field Shelter in the Smokies currently has...

    Spence Field Shelter in the Smokies currently has a bear warning. Sunday evening a bear shook the bear cables trying to dislodge a pack or food bag (not uncommon). The hikers yelled at the bear and...
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    From a ridge runner report. Friday 4/9/2021...

    From a ridge runner report. Friday 4/9/2021 there were 28 thru hikers overnight at Tricorner Shelter, Saturday 10 thru hikers at Peck's Corner and Sunday there were 27 thru hikers plus 5 section...
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    You can check the website for the Smokies...

    You can check the website for the Smokies www.nps.gov.grsm for current information on the status of the park. You can also go there to reserve your backcountry sites or shelters beginning 30 days...
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    There is a lot of thru hiker traffic in the...

    There is a lot of thru hiker traffic in the Smokies at present. Many of the shelter areas look like tent cities.
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    As long as you list your vehicle description and...

    As long as you list your vehicle description and license number on your backcountry permit. Tric.ky part is getting a ride back to NFG.

    BTW Are you aware that Cosby Knob Shelter is already...
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    FWI I have seen reports on facebook about...

    FWI

    I have seen reports on facebook about vandalism recently at both the Big Creek picnic parking area and at the ranger station.

    Last week a catalytic converter was stolen last week from a car...
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  14. In fact they have helped with packing in mulch to...

    In fact they have helped with packing in mulch to Cosby Knob and Peck's Corner Shelters.

    And on several occasions they have packed in supplies for the Rocky Top trail crews.
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    On my last section hike I had an encounter with...

    On my last section hike I had an encounter with two dogs just north of Shenandoah National Park. As I was going downhill I saw a young couple taking a break on some rocks off to the right and about...
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    ^^^this^^^

    ^^^this^^^
  17. In a "normal" year hikers in the Great Smoky...

    In a "normal" year hikers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are required to stay in the shelters on the AT. Thru hikers are allowed to tent (or hammock) near the shelters once they fill to...
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    Looks like the view from the "pulpit" on the...

    Looks like the view from the "pulpit" on the Bullhead trail. Very open since the fire.
  19. If you are on Facebook it might be worthwhile to...

    If you are on Facebook it might be worthwhile to post on Hiking the Smokies group.
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    At least in the Gatlinburg area bears have...

    At least in the Gatlinburg area bears have learned how to open unlocked car doors. I have seen video of one that worked both the front door and the sliding door of a minivan (two different style of...
  21. Thread: Wild life !

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    When I have seen hogs in the backcountry it has...

    When I have seen hogs in the backcountry it has typically been just a fleeting glimpse.

    On a loop hike from Twenty Mile to Gregory Bald in the Smokies I saw hogs at two different times during...
  22. Thread: Wild life !

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    During a 6 night Sweat Crew we were camped just...

    During a 6 night Sweat Crew we were camped just off the AT in the vicinity of Thunderhead. One night I got up to pee and heard an animal huff and trot away. Second night , same thing. I could not...
  23. Thread: Newton Bald

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    If that is the Greg Hoover that I am acquainted...

    If that is the Greg Hoover that I am acquainted with, he is part of an adventurous group within the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club. Some of their "hikes" involve more creek wading and rock climbing...
  24. Thread: Newton Bald

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    I found the map that goes with the blue Sierra...

    I found the map that goes with the blue Sierra Club book.47049
  25. Thread: Newton Bald

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    Hiker's Guide to the Smokies, A Sierra Club...

    Hiker's Guide to the Smokies, A Sierra Club Totebook. My version was printed in 1976.

    The map is missing but there is a description of the Collins Creek trail. It is detailed as a
    "difficult"...
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