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    Never been to Guadalupe, but curious to know if...

    Never been to Guadalupe, but curious to know if the 1 liter per 5-miles rule of thumb includes water for cooking.
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    I've read that story. Mike led us on an...

    I've read that story. Mike led us on an off-trail hike in the southwest corner of the Smokies to an old homesite once occupied by my son-in-law's g-g-g-grandfather. Mike's adventures go beyond...
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    I read that he was found dead at the bottom of...

    I read that he was found dead at the bottom of Cochran Falls.

    So sad.
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    I'm curious about you're carrying for your...

    I'm curious about you're carrying for your dayhikes. If the bulk of your 90 lbs of food and gear is at your base camp, are you concerned about getting lost/injured or otherwise separated from your...
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    Link below to Tennessee part of Rohland's list. ...

    Link below to Tennessee part of Rohland's list. Sections 7 and 8 have an endpoint at Hughes Gap. The info for this parking area is slightly different between the two sections. One of them lists a...
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    We have AT&T. There are indeed places where we...

    We have AT&T. There are indeed places where we had no signal, including downtown Hot Springs, NC. And of course there were numerous places in the woods with no signal.

    However, unless you have...
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    4th vote Charlie's Bunion is well worth the...

    4th vote
    Charlie's Bunion is well worth the effort.
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    Been on Rohlands several times, but never clicked...

    Been on Rohlands several times, but never clicked on the pictures. Didn't know they had a visual library of the trail. Awesome, thanks!!
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    The one I'm saving for last is a Ravensburger. ...

    The one I'm saving for last is a Ravensburger. Never had one of those before. It's a view of celestial bodies, probably our solar system, but with incredible colors. :)
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    We had flurries this morning! After several days...

    We had flurries this morning! After several days of 50s and 60s (with rain) our high today is only 34. And we're dipping into the teens tomorrow night.

    If all the rain of the past week or so...
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    This post reminds me of a Facebook video I saw...

    This post reminds me of a Facebook video I saw this morning. A herd of sheep is clogging a fenced farm road. A border collie can't get through them or around them, so he runs like wildfire across...
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    Good joke. But there's something maddeningly...

    Good joke. But there's something maddeningly stupid about it too. I guess because it's kinda true?
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    Last year I purged 6 or 8 puzzles from my...

    Last year I purged 6 or 8 puzzles from my collection. Felt good to free up some shelf space.

    Well, the daughter decided to get me some replacements. And the sister got the same idea. And the...
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    Sometimes I "hike unprepared." I know you're...

    Sometimes I "hike unprepared." I know you're supposed to carry everything you need to survive for all of the just-in-case worries. But if it's "just" a dayhike, I might be carrying my phone and car...
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    I assume you mean a guidebook for the AT? for...

    I assume you mean a guidebook for the AT? for the average hiker or aspiring thru?
    There are already some great resources readily available...not sure why you're asking...unless this is intended to...
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    It appears they only have women's small and men's...

    It appears they only have women's small and men's medium (men's link below)
    Looks like a good price if you can use those sizes.
    ...
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    Particularly when the number of backcountry...

    Particularly when the number of backcountry hikers is probably just a handful. Eliminating their use of the lot does nothing to relieve congestion.
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    While each section has its fans, and there's...

    While each section has its fans, and there's plenty of greenery and scenery to admire, if I could only hike the highlights, I'd include most of the high elevations, most of the rugged stuff, and I'd...
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    Clingman's Dome parking lot will FILL UP during...

    Clingman's Dome parking lot will FILL UP during popular times. Off season, morning, and later afternoon are probably good. Worst case, you might have to wait for someone to leave so you can take...
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    Initially I think we assumed we'd finish at...

    Initially I think we assumed we'd finish at Katahdin, but that has changed. A few years ago there was a lot of controversy and some talk about relocating the northern terminus to stop short of...
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    Yikes! I doubt any of us plan on getting bit by...

    Yikes! I doubt any of us plan on getting bit by an animal. Memorable for sure!
    Thank you for the link.
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    My husband and I did our first section in...

    My husband and I did our first section in November 2010 for our 20th anniversary. We'll finish the trail this year, on Election Day, November 3, 2020, for our 30th anniversary. This old girl will...
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    Agree!!! Loads of fun on a January afternoon.

    Agree!!!
    Loads of fun on a January afternoon.
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    :bse:bse:dance:clap:jump:jump:bse:dance:clap:jump:...

    :bse:bse:dance:clap:jump:jump:bse:dance:clap:jump:dance:jump

    Happy New Year!!
    :banana

    Because the banana wants company.
    :)
  25. Used to have a wildflower friend like that, but...

    Used to have a wildflower friend like that, but sadly she has passed on. :(
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