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    I am mostly concerned with the parks (SMNP and...

    I am mostly concerned with the parks (SMNP and SNP) and the shelters being open. Especially Shenandoah, with the camping restrictions already limiting where you can sleep over. If they close the...
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    Makes sense only if left in a bear box with a...

    Makes sense only if left in a bear box with a note attached saying "freebie".
    Even then open to spoilage; let the buyer (eater) beware.
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    Yeah, he was heading South following the bubble....

    Yeah, he was heading South following the bubble.
    Great guy and a great service, especially to thru hikers.
    Us sectioners were in no dangers of starvation.


    OBTW: I am still looking for intrepid...
  4. If shuttle needed; highly recommend Bubba (out of...

    If shuttle needed; highly recommend Bubba (out of Bland VA).
    Wished I had brought apples/carrots for the horses; is that legal/smart??
  5. I would opine that as a senior hiker, we are...

    I would opine that as a senior hiker, we are often sending prescription drugs forward for resupply. Likewise, postage is required for resupply of other non-food resupply items. Thus adding food...
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    Fill In Some (Fewer) VA Gaps

    Just finished Bland to Daleville VA with Wedding Walker, Sundance and Disiciple.
    Had great weather, great people and great food (A shout out to the Leap Frog Cafe).


    Never too early to plan the...
  7. I tried emailing a couple but nada. Maybe they...

    I tried emailing a couple but nada. Maybe they were COVID casualties?
  8. Shuttle between Bland VA and Dalesville VA

    looking for possible shuttle from Dalesville to Bland VA in early October. Who is still in the shuttle business?
    Their E-mail of text number preferred. Thanks.
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    Sorry for earlier mistake . . . That is anytime...

    Sorry for earlier mistake . . . That is anytime between late Sep and mid Oct 2020. Looking for about 7 day section anywhere between Bland VA (mm 591) and Ashby Gap VA (mm 991).
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    I am still looking for a partner for this fall;...

    I am still looking for a partner for this fall; anywhere from late Sep thru mid April. Average 12-18 miles a day. Who else is ready to kick the virus blues?
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    Born and raised in NW Wisconsin. Watched the...

    Born and raised in NW Wisconsin.
    Watched the Green Bay Packers as a kid win the first super Bowl and a fan ever since, even though left the state after college and retired in GA.
    So instead of...
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    I would opine that you are a permanent resident...

    I would opine that you are a permanent resident of your footprints; until you take the next step . . .
  13. Being ex-USAF aircrew, I would propose SA Camp...

    Being ex-USAF aircrew, I would propose SA Camp (Space Available Campsite). No illicit connotations here.
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    PACKBACKER No, not a anagram for backpacker. I...

    PACKBACKER
    No, not a anagram for backpacker.
    I was raised in Wisconsin, which means I grew up a Green Bay fan.
    'Nuff said?
    I always hike with a GB baseball cap.
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    One last option: the Standing Indian Loop. Fly...

    One last option: the Standing Indian Loop.
    Fly into ATL or drive to Standing Indian Campground, just west of Franklin NC and park either near campground store or on road near Rock Gap Shelter.....
  16. What days are you looking at in May?

    What days are you looking at in May?
  17. Sounds like maybe the BB trail is for the water...

    Sounds like maybe the BB trail is for the water and the campsite is on the same trail???
    Anyway, likely more than the noted campsite.
    Thanks guys . . .
  18. Campsites between Docs Knob Shelter and Pearisburg

    From Wapiti to Docs Knob is only 9.5 miles, and from Docs Knob to Rice Field is too long (16.1) to try to resupply at Pearisburg.
    There is a campsite with water listed in the AWOL .5 miles before...
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    Ditto on the Allpurinol. I had it in my knee(s)...

    Ditto on the Allpurinol.
    I had it in my knee(s) eery 4-5 months and after going on the meds no problem.
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    Like most, I started off thinking I will try a...

    Like most, I started off thinking I will try a few miles to see if I want to thru hike. I appreciate the challenge of a thru hike and envisioned myself up to the challenge. However, "life reality"...
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    Also, if you are worried about how long it may...

    Also, if you are worried about how long it may take and shelter availability, there are a whole bunch of shelters to pick from. Black Mountain is 1.5 miles from the start at the park if you peter...
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    I would lean towards fewer; but then having grew...

    I would lean towards fewer; but then having grew up in N Wisconsin I usually hike in shorts when others are in long pants. As you can see from the responses, you will likely run into spare clothes...
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    And the website link (dddduuuuhhhh)...

    And the website link (dddduuuuhhhh)
    http://officialmilitaryribbons.com/
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    Here is a website to help identify the ribbon...

    Here is a website to help identify the ribbon "garden plot"; just go to the service (Army in this case) and it will show you the medals in order of precedence (most important to least).
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    Cold, cold, cold watermelon. Can't be beat on a...

    Cold, cold, cold watermelon.
    Can't be beat on a hot sweaty day.
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