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    I was told today that the killer shot 2 more who...

    I was told today that the killer shot 2 more who barely survived and died from injuries he sustained while crashing his vehicle trying to escape police while in jail. This was several years after his...
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    I stayed at Wapiti during a section hike from US...

    I stayed at Wapiti during a section hike from US 19E to Daleville which I am still doing as I am zeroing at Angel's Rest in Pearisburg, VA right now. I stayed there on Thursday night. I was...
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    Should I bring a tent?

    ALWAYS take a shelter of some kind. I seldom use my tent on the AT but I always have it. There have been a few times I didn't get to a shelter before I wanted to stop for the day.
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    Mollies Ridge

    Anyone ever see "Mollie"?
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    Mollies Ridge

    Anyone ever see "Molly"?
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    Walnut Mountain Shelter

    Stayed there late November 2014. Mice were dangerous. They (mice) were fearless little pests. I laid my spoon down right beside me leg just long enough to close a ziplock looked down and a mouse was...
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    No. That is Bald Mountain shelter. The next one...

    No. That is Bald Mountain shelter. The next one north is NBK.
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    The first shelter north of Hogback Ridge is Bald...

    The first shelter north of Hogback Ridge is Bald Mountain. NBK is the next one north from Bald Mountain.
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    No Business Knob shelter = creepy

    I stayed at NBK shelter one night in March 8, 2015. I was too tired to let the somewhat creepy feeling bother me except there was mention of a persistent bear in the logbook and no food hang cables...
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    Exit 451 to Hot Springs, NC

    I stayed at Walnut Mountain shelter one night in late November 2014. The mice there bordering on "dangerous".
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    Where is the southbound bubble???

    Last couple years I been doing sections in western NC north of the Smokies and being meeting SOBO thrus in this area from late October into November and a few even in early December. The highest...
  12. I think 1995 GSMNP on a hiking/trout fishing trip...

    I think 1995 GSMNP on a hiking/trout fishing trip from Clingman's Dome to Welch Ridge Trail to Hazel Creek Trail to backcountry campsite #86. I think that's the correct site number. The one that is...
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    I ALWAYS have one even though I have never really...

    I ALWAYS have one even though I have never really needed it on the AT. I got in the habit years ago when I used to go into wilderness areas (Slickrock, etc) where there are no signs, blazes, etc and...
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    [QUOTE=Gambit McCrae;2093661] I was doing a...

    I was doing a section hike back in early March this year. Met a guy named "Tenderfoot" just north of Sam's Gap at I26 and again at Curly Maple Gap shelter and caught up with him again at Cherry Gap...
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    Not replying to any one person here. Just saying...

    Not replying to any one person here. Just saying that maybe someday I may try to set a new AT thru-hike record. For the LONGEST time to complete a trhu-hike. I wonder if this many hours will be spent...
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    Hanging Food

    I hang anything and everything with an odor. Toothpaste camp soap food, regardless of packaging cooking gear...etc. And for those "sleep using your food bag as a pillow because everyone they know who...
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    Naked Hike Day?

    Who would go trapsing through the woods naked any way and get your nads all scratched up? I won't even hike with short pants or sleeves..And that even includes hot weather, which I try to avoid...
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    Hiking in Crocs Full time

    Just my thoughts. I would NEVER hike in crocks any more than around the camp or shelter or to the water source (if not too far or rough) But I don't have very strong ankles. Plus I saw a documentary...
  19. solo it

    Solo hiking is my preference. I like to hike at my own pace, rest when I want. Go when I want. Camp or shelter when and where I want. You will meet people along the way and may or may not get a...
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    Section Hike Unicoi thru Smokies

    What you were thinking IS closer to normal. I was giving you what is possible and what CAN happen. Example.. October 2014. In my town at 1200 feet we had temps in single digits and as low as 2....
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    Section Hike Unicoi thru Smokies

    I live not very far from that area (foothills of NC) So I know how the weather can be. In these mountains that time of year you can expect weather from 80 down to single digits and any thing in...
  22. Oh..and if you are there at the right time of...

    Oh..and if you are there at the right time of year there is a huge wild blackberry patch at Cat tail Peak just out of the state park boundary so it is legal to pick and eat. Be sure to share some...
  23. I love the hiking from MT. Mitchell over Mt....

    I love the hiking from MT. Mitchell over Mt. Craig, Big Tom, Cattail Peak, down into Deep Gap. And the hike up from Black Mountain campground is a nice hike. Another good one in the area is from the...
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    I'm right handed and have tried both right zip...

    I'm right handed and have tried both right zip and left zip bags. I much prefer the left zip.
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    I tend to drink lots of water..For potassium I...

    I tend to drink lots of water..For potassium I carry dried bananas. I usually drink a considerable amount at water sources and refill my containers. BUT..If I am sure I will have more water available...
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