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    I'm generally not a fan of night-hiking unless...

    I'm generally not a fan of night-hiking unless necessary, so my 2 biggest things are waking up as early as possible to maximize daylight (waking up and packing up while it's still dark so you start...
  2. I put the pointy end of the pole on the ground...

    I put the pointy end of the pole on the ground and the handle end at the top of the tent with my lunar solo.
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    Capri Sun with the top cut off. Light as it gets...

    Capri Sun with the top cut off. Light as it gets and can fold it up so it can squeeze into tight spaces since it can be flat.
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    Sharing this in case it could help anyone else,...

    Sharing this in case it could help anyone else, from my friend who's hiked the whole trail:

    Section 28: I camped with that guy I met right at the parking area at mile 2.6. There was flat ground in...
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    Campsite Recs GA Section 28

    Going NoBo, the first 2.6 miles of this section are roadwalk. After that, there is 6.5 miles of trail before getting back on a road at FS3A.

    Does anybody have any campsite recs for this 6.5...
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    I feel personally attacked...;) In all...

    I feel personally attacked...;)

    In all seriousness some good food for thought though. Personally, I always struggle to get any sleep at all the first night but sleep pretty good the rest of the...
  7. Saw your username and knew that was exactly what...

    Saw your username and knew that was exactly what you were going to say, lol
  8. New section of Pinhoti Trail opens south of Cave Spring

    http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/rome/news/local/new-section-of-pinhoti-trail-opens-south-of-cave-spring/article_4efb8210-8490-11e9-b7b4-a74f27ddd1b1.html#utm_source=northwestgeorgianews.com&utm_ca...
  9. Wow this is awesome, thanks for sharing.

    Wow this is awesome, thanks for sharing.
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    While you have a vastly different style of...

    While you have a vastly different style of backpacking than me, I always get excited when I see one of your trip reports posted and never fail to enjoy them. It helps that you hike in a lot of the...
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    Appreciate the advice, folks. I am planning to...

    Appreciate the advice, folks. I am planning to hike the trail, skater. Either as a dayhike or an overnighter with my dog who's not built for big miles :)
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    Coosa Backcountry Trail Parking

    Any gaps or road crossing suitable to leave a car for 1 night? Other than Vogel State Park, which is $5 if Iím not mistaken. Correct me if Iím wrong on that.
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    This relative young'n says yes. First example...

    This relative young'n says yes. First example that comes to my head is being free to roam around my neighborhood (and woods) until dark when I was around 10 years old. No phone or anything of...
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    When I was out there I actually ran into some...

    When I was out there I actually ran into some sort of Forest Service (may not have been Forest Service, some sort of government employee) employee who was the individual that ultimately decided this...
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    Thanks, is there a centralized place to check...

    Thanks, is there a centralized place to check Uber availability in different places? I tried though Uber’s website a year or so ago and it was basically inconclusive for areas I was looking into.
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    Uber in Dalton, GA?

    Anyone know if there is Uber in Dalton, GA?
  17. I was out there a couple weeks ago and talked a...

    I was out there a couple weeks ago and talked a bit with the contractors doing the re-routes. Three re-routes total. Cool that we were one of the last!
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    Poll: It doesn't do what it claims to do. I think that...

    It doesn't do what it claims to do. I think that makes it B.S. I had an entire lecture on it in college. A quick Google of "Meyer's Briggs Validity" will tell you the same.
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    Poll: The Meyer's Briggs test is not "reliable" or...

    The Meyer's Briggs test is not "reliable" or "valid." The test doesn't encompass all possible "personality types" (basically it will categorize you some way even if you don't really fit there) and...
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    One cool reason to hike the approach trail, is...

    One cool reason to hike the approach trail, is that you can say that you hiked from the Piedmont geographical region into the Blue Ridge geographical region to begin your hike.
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    Duncan Ridge Trail (GA) Re-Route

    I was out on the DRT the past two days, and came across some contractors re-routing the trail in a pretty significant way, in my opinion. Three separate stretches of the steep, straight up climbs to...
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    I don't think many people have a problem with...

    I don't think many people have a problem with shelters inherently and appreciate what they offer, it's just that the presence of shelters attracts more people to the trail than would otherwise be...
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    I pick my goal for the next day before I go to...

    I pick my goal for the next day before I go to sleep at night. If that happens to line up with a shelter, great, but if not I'm perfectly content at just an established campsite. For example, last...
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    Sounds reasonable to me.

    Sounds reasonable to me.
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    Then my advice may be outdated..I'm just going by...

    Then my advice may be outdated..I'm just going by memory but I recalled it being about a 5 mile walk down Flagg Mountain and mile 5-19ish being a continuous road walk.
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