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    AT Hiker Permit Cards at BSP

    Just curious since I have not heard much this year regarding the permit card at BSP. The number of cards was set at 3150 this year. Now that the hiker season is almost finished anyone have an idea on...
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    I have a pair of Leki Makalu's that are about 10...

    I have a pair of Leki Makalu's that are about 10 years old. I recommend Leki because of their fantastic customer service and availability of parts. On my AT thru I had to replace my tips and they...
  3. The point I was trying to make is perhaps those...

    The point I was trying to make is perhaps those asking for information cannot purchase Guthook because they have no smart phone. I have nothing against smart phones and technology. I do have a...
  4. I still have a complete set of guide books and...

    I still have a complete set of guide books and maps from the 70's. The biggest problem using them back then were many sections were out-of-date because of relocations. I have annotations on many...
  5. Believe it or not, some people do not have a...

    Believe it or not, some people do not have a smart phone.
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    I hiked the northern 175 miles at the end of Sept...

    I hiked the northern 175 miles at the end of Sept 2017. The trail was overgrown in many places. I am thinking about doing the southern section I missed because of hurricane Irma next spring....
  7. I have been a member of ATC for 44 years, life...

    I have been a member of ATC for 44 years, life member for almost 40. I think when I first joined they may have only had one paid employee (Jean Cashin). Today they have 25 employees just in the...
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    I am still going with horse chestnut. Ohio...

    I am still going with horse chestnut. Ohio buckeye only has 5 leaves. Horse chestnut has 6 or 7. I can see several whorls that have at least six leaves in your picture. I think a horse chestnut is...
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    Not osage orange. Osage orange can handle the...

    Not osage orange. Osage orange can handle the winters in Ohio. We also call them hedge apple mainly because the fruit is a big (3-4" diam) green ball that looks like brains. Also known as monkey...
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    I don't think it is Ohio buckeye. More likely a...

    I don't think it is Ohio buckeye. More likely a horse chestnut. Ohio buckeye is usually found in moist woods. Horse chestnut is commonly planted in town as a street tree or in parks. From what I can...
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    Not pawpaw.

    Not pawpaw.
  12. I don't think Suzanne Dixon had done much hiking...

    I don't think Suzanne Dixon had done much hiking on the AT. Reading all your posts you sure have a lot of guessing, suppositions, and very few facts.
  13. Do you know Ms. Marra? What do you mean "someone...

    Do you know Ms. Marra? What do you mean "someone that apparently hikes". Is that code for thru hiker? According to the ATC new release, Ms. Marra has hiked 1200 miles of the AT. She also is a trail...
  14. I did that section two years ago. When I got to...

    I did that section two years ago. When I got to Fontana I spent the night at the Hike Inn. I hit Smokemont on the morning of my fourth day. The Lakeshore trail is fairly easy in my opinion. You are...
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    I was there last month. Made a detour to check...

    I was there last month. Made a detour to check out the falls and the bridge. There were 3 day hikers there who crossed the bridge twice. I would wade or take the detour.
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    Week 5 and 6 Konnarock Trail Crew

    Last month I spent two weeks volunteering with the Konnarock trail crew. The first week (week 5 of the season) I was on crew 2 working on trail rehab on Yellow Mountain, about 1 mile south of...
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    I did 10 days and 175 miles on the BMT and never...

    I did 10 days and 175 miles on the BMT and never saw another hiker until day 6 when I was in the Smokys. Only spent 1 night out of 9 camped with other hikers.
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    On my thru hike I was often asked "Are you hiking...

    On my thru hike I was often asked "Are you hiking alone?" I would answer no, there are about 2000 other people out here. I don't think I ever went one day without seeing anyone. I hiked from ME to VA...
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    My wife picked a dead one off one of the dogs a...

    My wife picked a dead one off one of the dogs a week or two ago. We are in southern Ohio.
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    It is illegal to camp more than 14 days in a...

    It is illegal to camp more than 14 days in a month long period on national forest land.
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    Report to the ATC. There is a page on the ATC...

    Report to the ATC. There is a page on the ATC website that gives pertinent information.
    http://www.appalachiantrail.org/home/explore-the-trail/report-an-incident
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    Yes. PNC bank.

    Yes. PNC bank.
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    I opened an account at my local branch of PCN...

    I opened an account at my local branch of PCN bank specifically for obtaining cash during my thru hike. They offered a no-fee checking account as long as I maintained a $500 balance and no fee ATM....
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    Human feces or mouse feces? Mouse feces is a...

    Human feces or mouse feces? Mouse feces is a carrier of hantavirus. Have not heard that mice can transmit noro.
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    The AT thru the GSMNP is not close to the top of...

    The AT thru the GSMNP is not close to the top of the list of sections of the AT I would hike again, but in the GSMNP I prefer the AT over the BMT as far as scenery goes. I don't see thru hikers en...
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