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  1. the hiker was just north of Damascus...not the...

    the hiker was just north of Damascus...not the waterfall
  2. We saw a thru hiker Saturday that had a broken...

    We saw a thru hiker Saturday that had a broken wrist from a tumble at a waterfall. Just north of Damascus.
  3. Thread: Which bag?

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    I would need the 20 for at least another month....

    I would need the 20 for at least another month. Do you sleep warm or cold?
  4. No kidding. Made by Arcteryx. Carry a house with...

    No kidding. Made by Arcteryx. Carry a house with one of those.
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    Unless you're an old woman that's a hundred years...

    Unless you're an old woman that's a hundred years old, hiking solo, and 4'6"...you get to be Baggins.
  6. early birds, have many come thru Damascus yet?

    I'll be southbounding my next section next week (4/7-4/11) ending in Damascus VA. Who might I run into? :rolleyes:
  7. I've accumulated quite a golf bag of different...

    I've accumulated quite a golf bag of different sleeping bags. For summer I like a roomy lightweight synthetic bag. Marmot Maverick is cheap and practical for summer.
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    I'm sure Mark Matheny would love to chat online...

    I'm sure Mark Matheny would love to chat online about b&w photography. His trail name is "freezeframe" check out: http://www.thescenicphotographer.com/
  9. this guy? ...

    this guy?

    http://www.wdnweb.com/2012/06/23/washington-man-begins-epic-journey/
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    Biggest reason I love backpacking is the...

    Biggest reason I love backpacking is the simplicity. Planning, prep, and logistics is fun and all - but the minute you step on the trail I feel like all the work is done. Getting away from job,...
  11. Park in Damascus and pick up a shuttle to...

    Park in Damascus and pick up a shuttle to Watauga/321. 40 miles? Easy terrain, not crowded. water where noted.
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    I took a small stainless steel butter knife and...

    I took a small stainless steel butter knife and ground off the serrations, then polished it to a smooth blunt finish. Perfect for spreading peanut butter/nutella, very easy and safe to lick clean....
  13. Thread: winter hike

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    Great point about $$

    Great point about $$
  14. 177601776117762 the old "Four Dog" set up,...

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    the old "Four Dog" set up, titanium, no moving parts ;)
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    Extend your trekking poles a bit to give you more...

    Extend your trekking poles a bit to give you more assist on the downs and take your time. That's helped my wife a bunch.
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    go for it !

    go for it !
  17. That's why I still carry a compass (with a...

    That's why I still carry a compass (with a mirror). Plus with my sense of direction I've gotten lost in the mall.
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    AT in the GSMNP. Then you can skip it next spring...

    AT in the GSMNP. Then you can skip it next spring when things are crazy. Seriously though, it's a good test of what you'll be up against.
  19. Thread: Solo Stove?

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    I'm sure the math leans toward alcohol stoves,...

    I'm sure the math leans toward alcohol stoves, but twig stoves makes you hardcore ;)

    Check out Four Dog, I have one of his old stoves. http://fourdog.com/
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    good to hear, I use a WM highlite as well. My...

    good to hear, I use a WM highlite as well. My home brew dry clean is to spray a tiny bit of Febreze on a washcloth and throw it in the dryer with all my down stuff. Run it on delicate (low low heat)...
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    Weary or Leery? (seriously). If you are nervous,...

    Weary or Leery? (seriously). If you are nervous, my tip would be to have some music or a tiny radio to listen to with ear buds to distract you from the night noises in the middle of the night.
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    I remember that it took me an hour to go 0.6 mile...

    I remember that it took me an hour to go 0.6 mile downhill from the Garfield water source !
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    Later in the same summer that I did a New Mexico...

    Later in the same summer that I did a New Mexico llama trek with my wife, I was on the backpacking staff at the White Mountains High Adventure Base (BSA). The gang there nicknamed me Llama Legs once...
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    trail names

    It seemed like every time I went backpacking on the AT with my buddy Walter, we'd get hit with a blizzard or ice storm or some such calamity. One trip he was reading a copy of "The Road" while we...
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    Although I still use them in Florida, I find my...

    Although I still use them in Florida, I find my Salomons to be a little too open meshed. The sand filters right into the toe box and my socks. Maybe something highly breathable but not mesh fabric?...
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