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  1. I hiked that area a few years back in April. We...

    I hiked that area a few years back in April. We camped at Wapiti and the next night some of the people we camped with went to the campsite you listed and there was water and good campsites...
  2. I highly recommend Marc Cusic at 304-433-0028 and...

    I highly recommend Marc Cusic at 304-433-0028 and [email protected]

    A couple of years ago I used him to shuttle from Front Royal to Swift Run Gap and from Front Royal to Harper's Ferry
  3. Thread: Lunches

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    My go to is a bagel with peanut butter, honey,...

    My go to is a bagel with peanut butter, honey, and cranberries. I am a 45-minute lunch to rest and air out my feet, shoes, and socks guy. I know that does not fit with the OP's on-the-go plan, but...
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    I have section hiked about 800 miles in the past...

    I have section hiked about 800 miles in the past five years. I have not hiked contiguous, but worked to make sure that my gaps were at least thirty miles so they were at least long enough for a...
  5. Correction, the thru-hiker campsite is between...

    Correction, the thru-hiker campsite is between Possum Track and Bay Leaf Church Road.
    Here is a link to some information:...
  6. Camping is available at: Shinleaf Recreation...

    Camping is available at:
    Shinleaf Recreation Area The trail passes through here and has a bathroom and running water at the bathroom. Walk-in sites behind it.

    There is a thru-hiker campsite 1/4...
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    I hiked that section a couple of years ago. I...

    I hiked that section a couple of years ago. I don't know if you are set on heading north, but we walked south back to Pearisburg and it worked well. At the suggestion of our shuttle driver, Don...
  8. I have parked at the hotel there (Relax Inn?) for...

    I have parked at the hotel there (Relax Inn?) for a few days for a small fee per night.
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    Trail Inspiration

    I was visiting family this past weekend and we stopped by Amicalola on Monday to check out the falls. While there I stopped by the AT registration area and saw many excited hikers ready to start...
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    Technology has its place. Last Saturday night it...

    Technology has its place. Last Saturday night it was pretty sweet to listen to the UVA-Auburn Final Four game at our campsite. I was able to stream it on the phone and our campsite was away from...
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    I used Mark Cusic (Strings) out of Harpers Ferry...

    I used Mark Cusic (Strings) out of Harpers Ferry for a shuttle service in that area and was very satisfied. He has hiked the trail so he can provide advice/info beyond shuttling. His contact...
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    The fabric wore out along the metal staves on the...

    The fabric wore out along the metal staves on the inside of my Atmos and it caused a hole in the fabric. I explained to Osprey the issue was my fault because when practice hiking on the local trails...
  13. I am 6'5" and I have the Lightheart SoLong 6. ...

    I am 6'5" and I have the Lightheart SoLong 6. The only issues I have is that I have a sleep pad (Big Agnes Q Core SLX) that is just over 3" thick. This places my face a little closer to the top...
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    One thing I do at any campsite is if there is any...

    One thing I do at any campsite is if there is any chance of any food spilling while transferring to a container (Ex: my morning powdered drink mix into a Gatorade bottle), I do it over a fire ring so...
  15. I am currently reading the book Endurance about...

    I am currently reading the book Endurance about Shackleton's expedition. It takes a special physical and mental mindset to perform in those conditions.
  16. I highly recommend Gambit's information. I...

    I highly recommend Gambit's information. I section hiked all of VA over the last three years (and ran into Gambit and Slo-go'en over that time) and I used Don Raines for my two sections out of...
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    I hiked that section in November of 2017. I...

    I hiked that section in November of 2017. I don't know what it is like in other parts of the year, but the spring at the Clyde Smith Shelter was dust-dry and the spring at Ash Gap was a muddy seep...
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    I used the Sansa Clip Sport and I am very happy...

    I used the Sansa Clip Sport and I am very happy with it. I like the fact it has an FM tuner as well.
    https://www.sandisk.com/home/mp3-players/clip-sport
  19. Request for Water Report: Grayson Highlands

    I am heading up to Grayson Highlands this weekend (Nov 16-18) and wanted to know if anyone knew if the water is flowing at the springs at Rhododendron Gap and behind the Thomas Knob shelter. I do...
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    Was that 2008? I spent a cold 4th of July...

    Was that 2008? I spent a cold 4th of July weekend in Grayson Highlands in 2008.
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    Guthooks is your friend. Make sure and read the...

    Guthooks is your friend. Make sure and read the info and the comments regarding the availability and description of the tent sites.
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    I have a very small sample size with Woods Hole,...

    I have a very small sample size with Woods Hole, but I will pass on this info. I section hiked that area last year and some folks that were hiking in that area had these experiences:
    1) A hiker was...
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    This is a very difficult and no-win situation for...

    This is a very difficult and no-win situation for whatever group has authority for this area. Removing this particular bear(s) will be both unpopular and a short-term solution, but the issues with...
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    In the early 2000's I was staying in...

    In the early 2000's I was staying in Elizabethton, TN to attend the spring NASCAR race in Bristol, TN. I was in a day before my race buddies so I went on a drive. Ended up at Carvers Gap and went...
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    I occasionally browse trail journals and saw a...

    I occasionally browse trail journals and saw a post related to this.

    http://www.trailjournals.com/journal/entry/590895
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    Scissors packed up and we headed for Thomas Knob Shelter. It...
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