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    I don't have specific recommendations, but I will...

    I don't have specific recommendations, but I will say that my son lived in Prattville, ten miles north of Montgomery, and it is a very nice "small town." Small downtown a couple of miles off the...
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    Go for the hard white Italian cheeses. Last year...

    Go for the hard white Italian cheeses. Last year I found some in my grocer's deli section that was individually wrapped - it said "keep refrigerated" but I figured what the heck. Put it, a salami,...
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everett_Ruess ...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everett_Ruess

    Maybe they finally found Everett . . . . .
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    Thx for the tip, Game Warden - and also TX Aggie...

    Thx for the tip, Game Warden - and also TX Aggie for seconding the recommendation. Followed the link and liked what I saw, ordered a pair of Z-Trails - they just came in, exactly what I was looking...
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    +1 on checking out the Klymit inflatible pads -...

    +1 on checking out the Klymit inflatible pads - picked up one for $40 from one of the discounted sites last year, liked it better than my $100 Flash pad from REI
  6. I would expect it could work either way; the...

    I would expect it could work either way; the folks at NOC are extremely accommodating, and likewise I've always had good service at Fontana Village. I'd call both, but would expect that while they...
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    When we were in Bishop a few weeks ago and trying...

    When we were in Bishop a few weeks ago and trying to figure-out how to get from our hotel to the ESTA pick-up site the following morning, we were told there are no regular Uber drivers in the area...
  8. Just an update: I talked with the personnel in...

    Just an update: I talked with the personnel in the Mammoth Lake PO, there is no mail delivery in Mammoth Lakes, everything is POB only. When I called my hotel last week (and told them I was mailing...
  9. I just tracked my package and it is in the...

    I just tracked my package and it is in the process of being returned by the Mammoth post office as well! It was to be delivered to a hotel in town, I even called the hotel while standing in my home...
  10. DFM, I'm sorry about your son's pinkeye but so...

    DFM, I'm sorry about your son's pinkeye but so glad you were able to still salvage some fun and enthusiasm for another trip. Good luck with the vehicle retrieval - and know that this will be a week...
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    I'm using Alaska Airlines to get all the way to...

    I'm using Alaska Airlines to get all the way to Mammoth from the east coast in one day for a decent price ($322). Take off in Raleigh around 8:00 am, go through San Fran and then LAX and get to...
  12. Totally concur on the disadvantages of having to...

    Totally concur on the disadvantages of having to have two devices; even with the hassle of going on airplane mode and activating Bluetooth so they can connect, the phone battery drain on these...
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    Wow, I always thought that was a Buffett song -...

    Wow, I always thought that was a Buffett song - had to look it up, apparently it was written by John Sebastian of The Lovin' Spoonful - learn something new every day!


    Here's my entry -

    "When...
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    Best of luck to your wife, KCNC, with her...

    Best of luck to your wife, KCNC, with her upcoming surgery - hope all goes well and she has a speedy recovery. Love the "MST in a Day" shirt, I was out of the state that weekend and could not...
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    I'm not far from you, and have done most of the...

    I'm not far from you, and have done most of the hikes you mention.

    Some other possibilities -

    You've already been near Morrow Mtn State Park (Albemarle, NC) - there are some loop hikes that...
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    Thanks for your work on this, Chris. A few years...

    Thanks for your work on this, Chris. A few years ago the whole family traveled-up from NC, hiked up Tuckerman's, spent the night at Lakes of the Clouds, and topped-out on Mt. Washington - fantastic...
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    My experience is that most FS roads in this area...

    My experience is that most FS roads in this area that close for the winter are typically closed from January 2 through March 31, unless conditions require something earlier / later. I checked the...
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    Agree on Dirtbag Diaries, its the best I've come...

    Agree on Dirtbag Diaries, its the best I've come across - best writing, stories, and production (even if I don't always agree with Fitz if he starts to get too political). I also like Mighty Blue on...
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    Congrats on getting all the HP's, colorado_rob,...

    Congrats on getting all the HP's, colorado_rob, that's a terrific achievement. I'm at 33 HP's and know that getting a few of the remaining ones will be tough! Interestingly, I was also in Kansas...
  20. Check out parts of the Art Loeb Trail. Look at...

    Check out parts of the Art Loeb Trail. Look at the northern portion in Shining Rock Wilderness; park at the Black Balsam trailhead of the Blue Ridge Pkwy, do an out-and back on the ALT to Cold Mt,...
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    For the money ($140), hard to beat the REI...

    For the money ($140), hard to beat the REI Passage 1:

    https://www.rei.com/product/110835/rei-co-op-passage-1-tent

    Its 3.5 lbs or so, but that's because it's pretty robust - freestanding,...
  22. Agree that if safety is a concern, the Dixie...

    Agree that if safety is a concern, the Dixie videos are a great resource.

    Might also suggest a few of the "Mighty Blue on the AT" podcasts - he has interviewed a number of solo female hikers, and...
  23. Not sure of this car's story, but there are...

    Not sure of this car's story, but there are numerous similar relics in GSMNP:


    40565


    I've heard that as GSMNP was growing (and Fontana Lake was filling, closing off some roads) it was early...
  24. I looked on their website and didn't see that...

    I looked on their website and didn't see that product - do you know where to find it? Thx
  25. Joshua - so sorry about your loss, it's great...

    Joshua - so sorry about your loss, it's great that you have fond memories of your mother introducing you to the outdoors.

    I hope your hike goes well. Franklin is a great trail town to end your...
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