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    My original post was in response to post #51...

    My original post was in response to post #51 which stated:

    “Nobody in the park service wants to confirm any sort of mountain lion presence. To do so would bring in the endangered species act which...
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    The eastern cougar has been declared extinct, and...

    The eastern cougar has been declared extinct, and was removed from the endangered species list in 2018.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_cougar

    Any cougars found in GSMNP would be...
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    https://www.rei.com/product/838879/uco-original-ca...

    https://www.rei.com/product/838879/uco-original-candle-lantern
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    What experience do you have with LEOs, that forms...

    What experience do you have with LEOs, that forms the basis of your opinion?
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    Nobody said they were, or weren’t, within their...

    Nobody said they were, or weren’t, within their rights. They may have been responsible shooters, or they may not have been responsible shooters. I’ve been around hunters, and other shooters, that...
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    Because he didn’t know which direction they were...

    Because he didn’t know which direction they were shooting.
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    Those coordinates are very close to the Bald...

    Those coordinates are very close to the Bald Mountain Shelter (36.00016,-82.47808). Is it possible the Rock is not on the trail itself, but close to the shelter?
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    Here is a blog about hiking from the Hogback...

    Here is a blog about hiking from the Hogback Ridge Shelter to Whistling Gap. A picture of the rock in question appears in the blog, unfortunately the metadata on the photo doesn’t contain...
  9. Flint tipped arrows and spears are deadly. Flint...

    Flint tipped arrows and spears are deadly. Flint arrowheads are sharper than the best steel scalpels. Plains Indians could kill a 1000 lb bison with one well placed arrow. The Clovis people hunted...
  10. Thread: Needle Ice

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    There are all kinds of interesting ice growths. ...

    There are all kinds of interesting ice growths.

    Needle Ice
    http://my.ilstu.edu/~jrcarter/ice/needle/

    Hair Ice
    http://my.ilstu.edu/~jrcarter/ice/hair/

    Ice Flowers...
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    That looks like a dandelion seed, or some similar...

    That looks like a dandelion seed, or some similar seed with “parachute” hairs to be spread by the wind.
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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Needle_ice

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Needle_ice
  13. American Indians hunted black bears long before...

    American Indians hunted black bears long before Europeans arrived. They were prized for their meat, fat, and warm robes that could be made from the fur.
  14. It’s more likely that they track the dogs with...

    It’s more likely that they track the dogs with GPS, or by the sound of their baying, and drive around to the closest access point with the vehicles. If the dogs change direction, they get in the...
  15. Since you didn’t see them shoot, you have no idea...

    Since you didn’t see them shoot, you have no idea if they shot from the road. Since you don’t know the laws, you don’t know if they were doing anything illegal.
  16. I think that for a lot of Coon hunters the main...

    I think that for a lot of Coon hunters the main point is to sit around the fire drinking, and discussing the “voices” of the various dogs.
  17. Hunting from the road is illegal in GA, and I...

    Hunting from the road is illegal in GA, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it is illegal in most states. But I wouldn’t confront a hunter carrying a gun about it.
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    Here is an article on the subject. ...

    Here is an article on the subject.

    https://animalhow.com/glowing-animal-eyes-night/#Which_Colors_Do_Animals_Eyes_Glow_At_Night

    The bottom line is that you can’t tell just by the color, and...
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    Ghost stories are a dime a dozen. Ghost stories...

    Ghost stories are a dime a dozen. Ghost stories on the AT are slightly rarer.
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    I assume you posted this to promote safety, and...

    I assume you posted this to promote safety, and it has many good points. The story could be told more effectively in about 5 minutes, everything else is extraneous. Many people will not watch due to...
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    In post #1 by the OP it says: “....if you have...

    In post #1 by the OP it says:

    “....if you have a good Appalachian Trail ghost story please share it.....”
  22. So, what’s your solution?

    So, what’s your solution?
  23. I can see where full bear boxes might be a...

    I can see where full bear boxes might be a problem at the start of hiking season, when so many people are starting out at the same time.
  24. What, for example?

    What, for example?
  25. If the cop knew his speed, how does he pull him...

    If the cop knew his speed, how does he pull him over?
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