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    An outhouse won’t always keep the bears out. �� ...

    An outhouse won’t always keep the bears out. ��

    https://ftw.usatoday.com/2021/02/bear-bites-woman-bottom-during-bizarre-outhouse-encounter
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    I use the Seek app. If you don’t have cell...

    I use the Seek app. If you don’t have cell service at the time, you can take a picture and identify it later. Take multiple pictures.

    https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/seek_app
  3. Your link didn’t work. ...

    Your link didn’t work.

    https://www.9news.com/article/life/animals/estes-park-mountain-lion-attacks-dog/73-a8456757-34fd-4ce5-ab36-27f752e9c850
  4. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/us-state-travel...

    https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/us-state-travel-restrictions-covid-19/index.html
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    This thread is from 2009, and Miss Janet hasn’t...

    This thread is from 2009, and Miss Janet hasn’t posted anything for three years.
  6. Poll: Since the number of 2000 miler certificates...

    Since the number of 2000 miler certificates issued each year by the ATC remains high, indicating significant interest, NO it should not be eliminated.
  7. Poll: I think most hikers that completed the AT are...

    I think most hikers that completed the AT are proud of their achievement, so NO the certificate shouldn’t be eliminated. The only people I’ve seen on this forum that even mention it are the ones...
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    You can use this website to see if your phone...

    You can use this website to see if your phone uses Galileo. Most newer phones do.

    https://www.usegalileo.eu/EN/inner.html#data=smartphone
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    Deer have a sense of smell as good as a dog, so...

    Deer have a sense of smell as good as a dog, so they can navigate by smell. I don’t know about chipmunks, but mice leave urine sent markings.
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    Poll: Someone with norovirus might think they had...

    Someone with norovirus might think they had giardia. Norovirus symptoms generally start 12 to 48 hours after exposure, and people with norovirus generally get better in 1 to 3 days. It’s possible the...
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    https://atlasguides.com/pinhoti-trail-map/ ...

    https://atlasguides.com/pinhoti-trail-map/

    http://www.hikealabama.org/trailpinhoti.html
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    Here is a link on how to use IHG reward points,...

    Here is a link on how to use IHG reward points, in general.

    https://www.ihg.com/rewardsclub/content/us/en/redeem-rewards

    And how to use them for reward nights.
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    Click on their name, select ‘view profile’, on...

    Click on their name, select ‘view profile’, on left side of profile is a link to send a private message.
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    It is also a good idea to keep an eye out for...

    It is also a good idea to keep an eye out for fresh bear scat so you have an idea if bears are in the area. People should be able to recognize the difference between black bear and grizzly bear scat....
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    $200 for something you will probably never use? I...

    $200 for something you will probably never use? I can think of better ways to spend $200. Most people carry nothing but common sense. Black bears rarely attack, unless they think their cubs are...
  16. Because it is a possibility, is why The CDC is...

    Because it is a possibility, is why The CDC is recommending that people keep wearing masks, and practice social distancing after being vaccinated.
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    There is a link to contact them at the top of...

    There is a link to contact them at the top of their website.

    http://www.mountaincrossings.com/
  18. You can still get infected after being...

    You can still get infected after being vaccinated, and there is a possibility that that you could get it and not know it. A person that has it, but doesn’t know it, is more likely to spread the...
  19. While the ATC is still encouraging people not to...

    While the ATC is still encouraging people not to start a thru-hike, they know that people will anyway. By leaving registration open, people planning a thru-hike can see when and where others plan to...
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    Years ago, when stoves like the Svea 123 were...

    Years ago, when stoves like the Svea 123 were more prevalent, hostels would often Coleman fuel by the ounce. If you scroll down to the bar chart on the following link, a survey of AT thru-hikers in...
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    Rivers would work for north-south travel, but...

    Rivers would work for north-south travel, but they also traveled east-west across mountains. Daniel Boone traveled through the Cumberland Gap to parts of Kentucky and Tennessee, following old Indian...
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    Maybe, if they never traveled to a particular...

    Maybe, if they never traveled to a particular place before. People hiking the AT for the first time follow the White blazes. Driving to a city you have never been to, you follow the road signs.
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    There is no way to know for sure if an unusually...

    There is no way to know for sure if an unusually deformed tree, of the appropriate age, is a Native American marker tree, or if it was caused by something, or someone, else. I’ve seen trees like...
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    Any Native American marker trees would have to be...

    Any Native American marker trees would have to be pretty old, and consequently pretty big. The Trail of Tears was about 180 years ago.
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    Low temperatures I can handle, but when combined...

    Low temperatures I can handle, but when combined with high winds it can be miserable.


    EDIT:
    Here is a link to a wind chill calculator.

    https://www.weather.gov/epz/wxcalc_windchill
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