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    Those monsters are all (sub)urban. My son didn't...

    Those monsters are all (sub)urban. My son didn't see a single one while helping me cut weeds in Tray Mountain wilderness last week.
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    Was it wikitrail...

    Was it wikitrail?
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    I have 3 boys, each four years apart. They...

    I have 3 boys, each four years apart. They started backpacking when my youngest was 6.

    We went from springer to Hightower, I ran back to get the car, camping at Long Creek Falls.

    Next was...
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    I've added it, as a line. But, if you turn on...

    I've added it, as a line. But, if you turn on the mapbuilder overlay, you can see most of the trails in the area, including the Freeman, in red bold. I don't know where that data comes from, but...
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    The best way to access Jarrard Gap is by Jarrard...

    The best way to access Jarrard Gap is by Jarrard Gap Trail from Lake Winfield Scott. That road is only maintained because of private land that is only accessable that way. To my knowledge, it is...
  6. Yes, but last time I downloaded it, it was...

    Yes, but last time I downloaded it, it was already a few years old, and it is huge and disorganized. I cleaned it up and separated it by state for my own use, but it is still inaccurate where...
  7. If you have the AT trace in GPX or KML format,...

    If you have the AT trace in GPX or KML format, then:

    1. Sign in using a gmail or yahoo account
    2. click Import in the top bar
    3. Click browse under GPX or KML file
    4. Browse to the file, select...
  8. I use caltopo, print to PDF, including any gpx...

    I use caltopo, print to PDF, including any gpx files, lines or markers I've added, for 11X17, without index page. Then I take the PDF file to Office Depot for printing, Actual size, both sides.
    ...
  9. Thread: Water knot?

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    Sorry, that sounded confusing after I posted it. ...

    Sorry, that sounded confusing after I posted it. Maybe these pictures from Ashley will clarify.

    34233This is the water knot

    34234This is the loop knot, that you probably tied.

    And yes, they...
  10. Thread: Water knot?

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    Ashley(1941) in knot 1009 calls that a Loop Knot...

    Ashley(1941) in knot 1009 calls that a Loop Knot or Overhand Loop, and
    it does have the same form as the Water Knot (1412), the difference
    being the water knot is done as a bend, with the ends, or...
  11. I have GPS data showing only 3252 gross,...

    I have GPS data showing only 3252 gross, including 1276 downhill. And that was hiked from the visitors center, not the lodge.
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    The shortest and fastest way from Amicalola Falls...

    The shortest and fastest way from Amicalola Falls is 52 East to Nimblewill Church road. Go left on Nimblewill Church Road. At the stop sign in front of the church, take a RIGHT on nimblewill gap...
  13. The road through Jarrard Gap is not open to the...

    The road through Jarrard Gap is not open to the public. It is gated and only open to a property owner that owns land on the other side that isn't accessable from any other road. I think he don't...
  14. Thread: Willow Trees?

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    Willow is common along waterways in the Georgia...

    Willow is common along waterways in the Georgia piedmont and coastal plain, but not so much in the mountains. if by elder, you mean boxelder, Acer Negundo, that is also common, and I'm pretty sure...
  15. According to the scoping lette...

    According to the scoping letter, the privy will be decommissioned after the new, larger one is built down the hill near the campsites. The shelter itself "May" be relocated at a future time down the...
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    The BMT leaves the AT just below springer, and...

    The BMT leaves the AT just below springer, and crosses the AT twice more before it rejoins the AT at Three Forks. So, there are 5 different combinations of of a loop with the BMT near Springer.
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    Grapevine knot on a loop. I've seen this...

    Grapevine knot on a loop. I've seen this somewhere before, maybe in a climbing book. Not as neat as a jug sling.
  18. I've driven it in a low clearance car, but it has...

    I've driven it in a low clearance car, but it has some bad spots, and I'd avoid it in real wet weather. It is better than the alternatives. Indian Grave Gap road is very rough, and crosses the...
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    Yes, that's it. There is trail going both north...

    Yes, that's it. There is trail going both north and south from there. The trail no longer goes over Jacks Knob, that's why sometimes it's called Jacks Gap trail.
  20. Thread: Work boots?

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    There's the old adage "A pound on your feet is...

    There's the old adage "A pound on your feet is worth 5 on your back".

    If you have to experiment, try a lightweight boot. Bates makes some.

    I use runners for hiking, but still wear mids for...
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    WHY?? Because it's the best time of year for...

    WHY??

    Because it's the best time of year for bushwhacking, peak bagging, abandoned trail finding, trail maintenance, views, etc.
  22. Thread: Spiders!!!

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    A few Stories and memories. Got to the top of...

    A few Stories and memories.

    Got to the top of Albert Mountain, and it was crawling with ladybugs. Not just a few, there were a hundreds of them. And I assure you they DO BITE. I fled up the...
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    You should look at your map and use your tools...

    You should look at your map and use your tools (skills in recognition
    of topographic features, compass, GPS, phone) to figure out where you are.

    If you can't do that for some reason, then:
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  24. P1 is just a reference point I used to help align...

    P1 is just a reference point I used to help align the image. texsaid is at the coordinates TexasBob said.
  25. I've added the ATC data for the trail. If you...

    I've added the ATC data for the trail. If you change the base layer, you can see older versions of the trail.

    The ATC data is dated 2012, so if there has been any reroutes since then, I don't...
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