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  1. Thread: Durston XMid

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    Durston XMid

    The dyneema, single wall Pro version went on presale today for $639 or $649 with stakes.
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    BMT Thru Hikers Guide- Thanks Sgt Rock!

    There was a significant trail re-route in 2015 in the Slickrock area. The old guidebook would take you into at least one potentially dangerous creek ford. The new guidebook shows both the old and the...
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    I found a source for misc bottles! OMG!

    I use an empty 12 oz Sprite bottle. Used a Sharpie marker to put a warning on it so nobody takes a swig. You can find one on the side of the road for free.
  4. Thread: Durston XMid

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    Durston XMid

    You got very lucky...they sold out in minutes. I will buy one once they get a normal supply chain rolling.
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    Georgia Section January 2022

    If you are in reasonable shape, this is doable but I would suggest not being fixed to the start and stop points you've chosen. Tons of campsites and places to stay so you can flex and still do this...
  6. Big changes for backcountry permits in SNP coming.

    I just hate being on a forced itinerary...the money is one thing, the site specific reservations are the worst...if they do what GSMNP did.
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    21 Days at Neanderthal University

    Went thru all the pics on smug mug- loved them! I want to hike more of this area badly and think I have a plan...just hike soon after you do, using the same trails, since you do such a nice job...
  8. Gear questions for January section in GA

    I would wait on final gear selection until 10 days out...weather could be stupid warm or really cold. welcome to GA.
  9. What are your favorite spots in GSMNP that aren't on the AT?

    the hardest part of your trip plan will be the permit, setting out what nights you will be where as site specific reservations are required, and I think there is a max number of days you can get on a...
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    Wayah to Springer - planning/questions

    Blood Mountain is a concrete floor, no bunks. I've been there numerous times but never seen anyone stay there. It's usually smothered in day hikers also. I would skip it, woods hole is a good...
  11. Big changes for backcountry permits in SNP coming.

    This will make Shenandoah the same level of misery that the Smokies are for general backpacking use. I don't mind paying a fee...I just hate being restricted to campsites and a fixed itinerary. Not...
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    Parking options Georgia Loop

    yes, that is the place I was referring to. good place.
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    Wayah to Springer - planning/questions

    len foote is a good long 5-6 miles in from Amicalola. Just stay at the Lodge, it's very nice. Bubble will be gone but you will see plenty of folks on this section, especially on weekends. Some of...
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    Southern leg mid June start question

    June in GA is much nicer than August...I'd start south and head north.
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    Parking options Georgia Loop

    parking area on Forest service road, less than a mile from the top of Springer...lots of room and safe.
  16. Camping north just off the bridge/fontana dam

    once you cross Fontana dam, you are inside GSMNP and you can only camp in designated sites, by reservation.
  17. Thread: At/bmt/drt

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    At/bmt/drt

    I've hiked the BMT from Springer to where the Duncan Ridge splits off and heads west after Hwy 60. The BMT section is really good, includes the swinging bridge, some good views. I've also hiked the...
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    18 Days on Brush Mt Trail

    Always envious of your trips. Beautiful area....wish I was there right now.
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    Backpacking Weight Double Wall 2P Tent

    MSR is releasing lighter versions of the Hubba series in January. media release says they will cut up to 14 oz. in weight.
  20. False. Check your Map. You spend more than an...

    The southern border of Alabama is the northern border of the Florida panhandle. You can take Rt 10 (?) all the way to Texas and not cross into Alabama.[/QUOTE]

    False. Check your Map. You spend...
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    Pictured Rocks section.

    Drove from Georgia to Munising to get parties at Muldoon's last week. Ate them at Bay Furnace picnic area overlooking the lake. It was totally worth it...

    Actually, we were camping our way across...
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    Day hike sections in the Fall

    The section between Hwy 60 and Hwy 60 (Skeenah Gap Road north and south) is pretty unremarkable but I haven't done the Brawley Mtn piece. Springer to Hwy 60 (first crossing of it) is really good.
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    Four season camping pad?

    I've used a large xtherm for years and years. I use it year round. love it. 25x77 so I can squirm around.
  24. looking for a place to car camp in damascus

    drive up toward Beartree campground and stay there or in one of the pull offs on the many forest service roads north of town.
  25. Is there a Bear Problem in Standing Indian Loop

    Taking a couple newbie backpackers on a two day trip in the Standing Indian area and had heard some chatter about very aggressive bear(s) stealing not only food bags but dragging off empty packs. Can...
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