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  1. Thread: Davenport Gap

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    If they remain closed, you might want to look at...

    If they remain closed, you might want to look at parking at Standing Bear Hostel and walking from there to the Park. It would add a few miles to the trip but not too many.
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    Laurel Gap Shelter is at mile 12 going SOBO.

    Laurel Gap Shelter is at mile 12 going SOBO.
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    I kept mine after upgrading to a Bearikade...

    I kept mine after upgrading to a Bearikade Blazer. Thought was, my wife's BV450 might not be big enough for some trips and she doesn't want to spend her personal money on a Bearikade.
  4. Thread: Osprey sizing?

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    The other issue is the fact that you can't change...

    The other issue is the fact that you can't change the hipbelts out. If you are slimmer, you may not be able to get the belt tight enough to properly transfer the load and have it stay where you need...
  5. Thread: Osprey sizing?

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    I am 6'2" and I have used a Medium and a Small...

    I am 6'2" and I have used a Medium and a Small Osprey. Turns out I am a weird build in between the two and I couldn't get an Exos in either size that worked right for me.
  6. Thread: Bear canisters

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    https://vargooutdoors.com/exoti-ar2-backpack.html...

    https://vargooutdoors.com/exoti-ar2-backpack.html Its been tempting me, especially since I saw someone on here selling a dcf pack body version...
  7. Thread: Bear canisters

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    I carry the canister full, strapped to the top of...

    I carry the canister full, strapped to the top of my pack. I did this with my BV500 and I still do it with my Bearikade Blazer.
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    Congrats on finishing the Pinhoti!

    Congrats on finishing the Pinhoti!
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    There is a shelter built in that section as well,...

    There is a shelter built in that section as well, in case you can't make it past.
  10. If this clears in time: Damascus to Pearisburg,...

    If this clears in time: Damascus to Pearisburg, late-May early-June. Oauchita Trail in November.
  11. Thread: Knife Love Thread

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    I have been eyeing it for some time, just can't...

    I have been eyeing it for some time, just can't decide if I want to drop the coin. Also the https://www.benchmade.com/533.html is very tempting.
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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.
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  18. 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.
  21. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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!
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