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  1. ….And we have all seen and/or participated in...

    ….And we have all seen and/or participated in trail Ballet. Trail Ballet - the moves one makes to stay upright/keep from falling, resembling ballet or dance moves after a trip, stumble, tangle, with...
  2. I agree. I work in the Pentagon (civilian). I...

    I agree. I work in the Pentagon (civilian). I am enjoying going into work with my hair length trending back to lengths not grown since the 70s.
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    Back when I was still in the Army, I was assigned...

    Back when I was still in the Army, I was assigned to RAND in Arlington, Va. As I was not assigned to a real Army unit, I was accounted for in a school account, and for purposes of pay, leave and any...
  4. Poled - a fall or a trip after a hiking pole...

    Poled - a fall or a trip after a hiking pole basket is stuck/wedged in some rocks or scree.
  5. Not at all, apparently listening is fundamental,...

    Not at all, apparently listening is fundamental, but comprehension is not. This couple has posted their full series of backpacking trips here on WB and nothing they have ever posted has presented as...
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    .and if the spread of COVID-19 is checked...

    .and if the spread of COVID-19 is checked resulting in fewer deaths and those with the illness, it will be in part due to quaranting and exercising good judgement as depicted by the ATC. You can...
  7. I was looking at the River Riders Web site this...

    I was looking at the River Riders Web site this morning and see that they are a Gold Sponsor of the ATC. There may be an opportunity there.
  8. I've taken a raft excursion here and we stopped...

    I've taken a raft excursion here and we stopped on the C & O canal side, maybe 20 to 50 steps from the tow path. So, feasible, yes. I think the issue would be sanctioning of the pick/up and drop off...
  9. .... and this just in from the Harper's Weekly...

    .... and this just in from the Harper's Weekly July 6, 1861.

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  10. A little more research from the structure...

    A little more research from the structure magazine finds - Those are the remains of the old Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Bridge orginally built in 1839. A Bollman style Bridge, was erected in 1852,...
  11. https://whiteblaze.net/forum/images/Eloquent/miscg...

    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/images/Eloquent/miscgreen/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by rickb https://whiteblaze.net/forum/images/Eloquent/buttonsgreen/viewpost-right.png
    There is nothing sacred...
  12. The Tuscarora Trail - a 252 mile re-route.:)...

    The Tuscarora Trail - a 252 mile re-route.:)
    Established in the 1960's as an alternate route for the Appalachian Trail (AT), the Tuscarora Trail is a 250-mile long trail through the Ridge and Valley...
  13. How close to completing are you? Or have you...

    How close to completing are you? Or have you completed yours? Furlough/Harry
  14. Try using the directions from the following link....

    Try using the directions from the following link. As I recall the parking area used/described is open access. But it has been a decade plus since I've done this hike....
  15. The video was very interesting and informative. ...

    The video was very interesting and informative. I would guess that the worst part, and perhaps what will be the hardest part to repair for the walkway, is the metal structure that the walkway was...
  16. Maybe the Harpers Ferry whitewater rafting...

    Maybe the Harpers Ferry whitewater rafting businesses - River Riders or River and Trail Outfitters could be induced to give raft rides across the Potomac. :)
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    That is very special. Thank you for sharing. In...

    That is very special. Thank you for sharing.
    In my 23 years in the Army, deployed or at home, I never received anything like this from those in Command. Certainly different times. Brokaw was...
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    Any way for non FaceBookers to access this? ...

    Any way for non FaceBookers to access this?

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  19. From the ATC Website: Just before 4 a.m. on Dec....

    From the ATC Website:
    Just before 4 a.m. on Dec. 21, 2019, a CSX train derailed from the bridge crossing the Potomac River at Harpers Ferry. There were no injuries or hazardous materials involved in...
  20. Laurie - I agree. This is now one of my favorite...

    Laurie - I agree. This is now one of my favorite AT through hike books. His positive and realistic attitude are a recipe for success.

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    I still have 2 from different makers.

    I still have 2 from different makers.
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    Trolling and disrespectful. Really - name...

    Trolling and disrespectful. Really - name calling, profiling and or stereotyping is what is disrespectful. Whether you personally are about making miles or in your words turning your back on...
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    Google Four Pines Hostel. Not sure of their...

    Google Four Pines Hostel. Not sure of their status, if still in operation they are off the AT in Catawba and not too far from the grocery store. Phone # for them from a 2018 Trail Guide Book was -...
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    Unless both folks want to participate in a bit of...

    Unless both folks want to participate in a bit of time honored social etiquette referred to as conversation. As you say above, stopping and starting on the downhill swing is no big deal. Unless I...
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    I second that. I am quite happy, and most times...

    I second that. I am quite happy, and most times ready to pause in my uphill climb to let those with gravity on their side pass on by.

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