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    Depends, do you want to be comfortable? If so,...

    Depends, do you want to be comfortable? If so, then it’s a 30 degree bag. Most of the makes that do that sort of rating tier thing are not the most reliable ones. They’re typically trying to make...
  2. Thread: Faulty puzzle

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    Faulty puzzle

    Got this puzzle for Xmas. Can’t wait to do the Mt Mitchell section, [emoji13].

    And isn’t it supposed to be Laurel “Fork” Gorge ??!?
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    I had some pain after a long hike for more than a...

    I had some pain after a long hike for more than a month, so went to doc and diagnosed with meniscus tear, told it doesn’t “heal” and that I would continue to have pain until he could cut the “flap”...
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    You can probably contact most any mfr and they...

    You can probably contact most any mfr and they likely have a solution for you, though I do think ULA is still your best bet. Maybe other smaller cottage makes, too.
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    Interesting. Affects everyone a bit different I...

    Interesting. Affects everyone a bit different I think, no matter how much you plan. I remember going to RMNP and spending a day in Lyons to prep. Raging, debilitating headache that night at about...
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    Just FYI on this revived thread... There is a...

    Just FYI on this revived thread...

    There is a spot where folks camp in tents up on GRB - think its a relatively popular spot with college kids. Personally, I wouldn't do it in a tent as mentioned...
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    Very passable, maybe a little spotty in places,...

    Very passable, maybe a little spotty in places, but 4wd not really needed. I believe you could make it in a sedan but might be slower going on an already long and slow dirt road. I guess you know...
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    Why mess with a good thing? ;)

    Why mess with a good thing? ;)
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    Shelter, no, absolutely not. To supplement your...

    Shelter, no, absolutely not. To supplement your insulation when temps might stress it, sure. I agree that they are mostly single use, and probably not great for multi-week, maybe multi-day. That...
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    AT sobo? Maine and into the Whites, if you...

    AT sobo? Maine and into the Whites, if you haven't done that already.
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    What skater said. Amsteel loops work, too. ...

    What skater said. Amsteel loops work, too. Basically, I think you'll find the 5' straps work about 80 percent of the time, maybe more, and the other 20% or less you'll only need another foot or so.
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    Sounds like you're trying to move through an...

    Sounds like you're trying to move through an understanding of the compromises of a small tent, just like I did some years ago, right before I chose a hammock instead. A hammock has its own...
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    Agreed, you could carry only a liter and wouldn't...

    Agreed, you could carry only a liter and wouldn't be dry for long if you couldn't find a source before you run out.

    At 60 miles, you're almost to Dicks Creek Gap from Springer, if that's your...
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    Sure, but not on the AT which is where the OP is...

    Sure, but not on the AT which is where the OP is doing section hikes. There was a thread earlier about how one could utilize these campsites by hiking off the AT, but that seems to be beside the...
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    I'd say third week in Oct equates similarly to...

    I'd say third week in Oct equates similarly to 1st week of March (not sure when you went last time), with less chance of snow in Oct (pretty much none actually, whereas March definitely). You'll be...
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    OK, Nalgenes aren't all that heavy. I think more...

    OK, Nalgenes aren't all that heavy. I think more than anything, they're going to get nasty with use, and I think it makes more sense to trade out gatorade bottle after a while instead spending money...
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    Where there is no "park" jurisdiction, the AT has...

    Where there is no "park" jurisdiction, the AT has no rules about hammock use. You pretty much only see these in managed parks. Same for other backcountry trails.

    My advice is to enjoy the...
  18. Thread: 2 Questions

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    You do run the paracord through straps, right?!?

    You do run the paracord through straps, right?!?
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    Pretty much never see someone quit who wasn't...

    Pretty much never see someone quit who wasn't struggling on the inclines (except for injury). Gotta get some experience struggling on inclines and figure out what works for you gear-wise before you...
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    Here's some intel with directions to parking at...

    Here's some intel with directions to parking at the end of Wildcat Rd.
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    Don't know about Mill Creek Rd, looks like it...

    Don't know about Mill Creek Rd, looks like it stops well before the AT. Been a long time, but I know Wildcat Rd goes to the Gap, but is gated about a half mile from it I believe, where Moccasin...
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    Have hammock and net, will PM with details.

    Have hammock and net, will PM with details.
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    No one is getting a citation for being in...

    No one is getting a citation for being in overflow instead of the shelter as long as the shelter is full. To force one person out who wants to be in the shelter to ensure that there are only...
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    I appreciate FGR taking my side. I also...

    I appreciate FGR taking my side. I also appreciate what you and others do to provide good info on GSMNP. And I take in everything you say.

    What I was trying to say with regard to "take your...
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    So, first of all, the idea of hiking in prime...

    So, first of all, the idea of hiking in prime thru hiker season (nobo) to avoid staying in shelters isn't a legal issue - let's just clarify that for future ref. I presume, the "apologize later"...
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