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    Starchild's comment are usually the norm... But...

    Starchild's comment are usually the norm... But this virus is making this a year where things are not normal.

    First of all, the park service is NOT issuing AT thru hiker permits (likely the case...
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    When I hiked the JMT, I had heard of reports that...

    When I hiked the JMT, I had heard of reports that marmots might do things like chew shoelaces of boots left out.
    Since I carry a sitting pad that doubles as a knee pads to help get in and out of my...
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    Attractive Nuisance {However, legally speaking,...

    Attractive Nuisance
    {However, legally speaking, the term only applies to "children"}
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    There is a brood of cicadas emerging EVERY...

    There is a brood of cicadas emerging EVERY year... each brood with a 13 or 17 year cycle.

    The only thing "special" I can find about Brood X is that they have the greatest range and concentration...
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    You can go anywhere you can see the horizon and...

    You can go anywhere you can see the horizon and watch a sun-set.
    I've seen a lot of boring sun sets in my time.
    It's not the place that is important, but instead the luck of the weather.
    And...
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    Never happened to me with a Thermarest mattress,...

    Never happened to me with a Thermarest mattress, but did have it happen to an Exped UL pillow.
    But I've since moved on to the Sea-to-Summit Areos Premium pillow. The soft material feel of the...
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    And that's why I carry a patch kit with my...

    And that's why I carry a patch kit with my Thermarest.
    But I'm also careful with "sensitive" equipment for the exact point Tipi is making.
    So far, I've never had a leak in any Thermarest pad...
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    I think you're missing my point when I say...

    I think you're missing my point when I say "focusing on the AT"...

    I'm GUESSING the statement "Derricks Knob is the most remote shelter of the AT in the park" is correct if you only measure AT...
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    That might be true if you're only focusing on the...

    That might be true if you're only focusing on the AT.
    But Derrick Knob shelter is only about 8-1/2 miles from Tremont via Greenbrier Ridge trail.
    I believe Tricorner Knob shelter is the most...
  10. Most AT trailheads near Bryson City are the...

    Most AT trailheads near Bryson City are the trailheads for GSMNP... Fontana Dam, New Found Gap, and Davenport Gap. But if you're going to do Trail Magic in GSMNP, it requires a permit and rules you...
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    I would think you would want to minimize the...

    I would think you would want to minimize the amount of strech in the shock cord while the tent is in storage. Therefore, it would make sense that at least one pole stay engaged in the hub.
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    Given all the crap that's been going on in the...

    Given all the crap that's been going on in the park (especially during that 1st open "phase"), following rules IS sort of a rebellion.
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    But NOT while in GSMNP. At every campsite are...

    But NOT while in GSMNP.
    At every campsite are bear cables. When people use them properly, we don't get campsites shut down "due to bear activity".
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    First of all, given that a good bit of the hike...

    First of all, given that a good bit of the hike listed by the OP is in GSMNP, "stealth" camping is illegal in GSMNP, and is currently not necessary given that EVERYONE can currently tent at shelters....
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    Not sure "following the rule" can count as...

    Not sure "following the rule" can count as rebelling...

    But given the number of rule breakers I see in GSMNP, I appreciate you following them.



    The good news is that, for now, the park is...
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    At least while in GSMNP, you MUST camp at the...

    At least while in GSMNP, you MUST camp at the shelters and you must hang your food on the bear cables at the shelter (and you need a permit with reservations for each shelter you plan to stay at).
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    Every GSMNP Backcountry campsite has bear cables...

    Every GSMNP Backcountry campsite has bear cables for hanging your food, and hanging is required.
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    Do you already have a shuttle booked? The...

    Do you already have a shuttle booked?
    The regular shuttle companies I've used currently are not running shuttles.

    You'll need to get your shelter reservations as soon as the system allows, they...
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    That's where I think weather and winter storage...

    That's where I think weather and winter storage come into play.
    While you're in the field, especially in a humid environment, the water inside the filter doesn't evaporate and therefore the minerals...
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    Had not hear of this filter, so I googled it and...

    Had not hear of this filter, so I googled it and found https://sectionhiker.com/hydroblu-versa-flow-water-filter-review/
    But I was rather disappointed because the article "claims" the filter is...
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    That may be common sense and logic to someone...

    That may be common sense and logic to someone who's been around hard water AND understands how these filters work.
    But that's NOT the general population.
    Not to mention, we've been raising a...
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    I wonder if they simply develop these filters in...

    I wonder if they simply develop these filters in an area with soft water and/or high humidity such that mineral deposits are not an issue.
    Their instructions certainly don't have anything to say...
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    But wouldn't silt be large enough that regular...

    But wouldn't silt be large enough that regular back-flushing would keep silt from building up?
    I'm not discounting the idea... it's something I had not considered.

    The specifics of my situation...
  24. I read about Tipi's idea in a hiking book back in...

    I read about Tipi's idea in a hiking book back in the days before any of you ever heard of the internet.

    Same book, a trick they gave for ALWAYS being able to keep your sleeping bag dry... stuff...
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    WOW... those Tilleys don't come cheap. But...

    WOW... those Tilleys don't come cheap.

    But they look real nice, look like they are worth the price you pay.
    I couldn't see spending the money on one right now. I do most my hiking in GSMNP where...
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