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    I have only used that spring once. There used to...

    I have only used that spring once. There used to be a good little water runoff on the hillside about a half mile south of Woody Gap right on the trail. I would always fill up there.
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    The South Kaibab is the Arizona Trail, not the...

    The South Kaibab is the Arizona Trail, not the Bright Angel. It is steeper with no water. In the winter the water may be turned off on the Bright Angel. Check with the rangers. Regardless, carry...
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    If you are not in good hiking shape yet you might...

    If you are not in good hiking shape yet you might want to skip the approach trail. A great option would be to stay at the hiker hostle in Dahlnega and get a shuttle to within 9 tenths of a mile from...
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    One guy chose to not carry toilet paper, we...

    One guy chose to not carry toilet paper, we couldn't refuse but shamed him into getting some at the next town. Another guy would drop his poncho a few hundred yards coming out of the shelter knowing...
  5. Thread: blister care

    by digger51
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    I use 2Toms blister shield roll on any place I...

    I use 2Toms blister shield roll on any place I have gotten blisters in the past. Then nylon undersocks. Haven't had a blister in years.
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    Try www.aztrail.org (http://www.aztrail.org)....

    Try www.aztrail.org. Thats the official homepage for the arizona trail.
  7. Total elevation gain is different from total...

    Total elevation gain is different from total ascents and descents. Ascents and descents are all those big numbers listed above. Total elevation gain is the difference between the end height and the...
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    Ron...I hope you aren't making that drive from...

    Ron...I hope you aren't making that drive from Franklin every day again to run the shuttle. That can wear a man out in a hurry. Glad to hear your plans for the Hiawassee Budget Inn have come together.
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    Call Josh at the Hiker Hostel. He will know road...

    Call Josh at the Hiker Hostel. He will know road conditions since he is probably doing several shuttles a day by now.
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    The folks who know those roads best are Josh and...

    The folks who know those roads best are Josh and Leigh at the Hiker Hostel in Dahlonega. They shuttle all over there for slackpackers. Phone is 770-312-7342.
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    Ron...I hope you got rid of that crazy old...

    Ron...I hope you got rid of that crazy old shuttle driver from last year. See you in Hiawassee and Franklin later next month.
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    Wow, I must have gotten in just under the wire. I...

    Wow, I must have gotten in just under the wire. I didn't know about the deadline. Sorry about the bad info Wally.
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    WalkinWally...my contract with Verizon wasn't to...

    WalkinWally...my contract with Verizon wasn't to end until August, but they let me upgrade to a Droid a couple of weeks ago. All I had to do was pay a $20 early renewal fee. Don't use the internet to...
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    A great web site I found in another thread last...

    A great web site I found in another thread last year that gives excellent info is sophiaknows.com/atdb/weather.php
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    The shuttle to and from the Hiasassee Inn to both...

    The shuttle to and from the Hiasassee Inn to both Unicoi and Dicks Creek Gaps is free. Can't be more reasonable than that.
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    There have been many reports of bears from Blood...

    There have been many reports of bears from Blood Mtn to Unicoi Gap. Lots of food bags stolen by them. Plenty of water. Shuttle service good all through Ga, except Dicks Creek Gap. An unscrupulous guy...
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    Troll was at the Hiawassee Inn today, doing great...

    Troll was at the Hiawassee Inn today, doing great and in great spirits.
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    Great news Ron. What is the phone number again so...

    Great news Ron. What is the phone number again so I can call for a room in a week or so?
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    Ron...the wife is letting me hike this year so I...

    Ron...the wife is letting me hike this year so I hope to be there. Know any place I can park a pickup with a slide on camper on top for a couple of months while I walk around the hills?
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    There is usually water at Jarrad Gap to the left...

    There is usually water at Jarrad Gap to the left of the trail. Then some just before climbing Blood Mtn.
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    Obviously someone has not heard of the April Fools Day bash Ron throws in Franklin each year. Have a great Christmas Ron. See you in the spring.
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    Some experience hiking can lead to jobs if you...

    Some experience hiking can lead to jobs if you play it right. Today I started volunteering at the local BLM hiking the horse trails with their GPS to make their maps accurate. The experience could...
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    If youare interested in the Seid Valley to Crater...

    If youare interested in the Seid Valley to Crater Lake section of No CAL And Ore section I can shuttle you to or from either trailhead. No charge. I am in Happy Camp and either are within reach for...
  24. Thread: Lost Pack!

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    The same thing happened to a young guy at the...

    The same thing happened to a young guy at the Hiker Hostel a couple of weeks ago. He constantly called the terminals between the last one he saw the pack at and Gainesville. It finally showed up at...
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    I hiked Springer to Neels Gap last week and there...

    I hiked Springer to Neels Gap last week and there was plenty of water.
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