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    Congratulations from an aspiring section hiker!...

    Congratulations from an aspiring section hiker! Well done.
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    Great report as always. Been planning a trip to...

    Great report as always. Been planning a trip to explore this area after passing through on the BMT.
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    Pepperoni log.

    Pepperoni log.
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    Happy to see the regulations as someone who will...

    Happy to see the regulations as someone who will be going through Max Patch on my next AT section hike. Hope they enforce it.
  5. Pinhoti Trail Association designates Cave Spring as GA’s first 'Pinhoti Trail Town'

    https://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/rome/lifestyles/georgia-pinhoti-trail-association-to-designate-cave-spring-as-pinhoti-trail-town/article_462382c4-b363-11eb-aaea-bf0bd5695d1c.html

    Became...
  6. FS Issues Warning about Black Bears in Joyce Kilmer Slickrock Wilderness

    Link to announcement: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/nfsnc/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD918582

    Specific trails named in warning:
    Haoe Lead Trail TR53
    Stratton Bald Trail TR54
    Hangover Lead Trail TR56...
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    Little late, but two weekends ago I went on a day...

    Little late, but two weekends ago I went on a day hike and competed a goal of mine - to hike every mile of established trail in the combined Cohutta/Big Frog wilderness in NW GA/SE TN. There are over...
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    Any plans to post any 2021 trail journals?

    Any plans to post any 2021 trail journals?
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    I think this place could use a lot more trip...

    I think this place could use a lot more trip reports. Those are few and far between but generally create some good discussion.
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    Just seems like there have been a lot of frequent...

    Just seems like there have been a lot of frequent posters stop posting altogether in the last year or two, with no new frequent posters coming in to take their place. I suspect the frequent posters...
  11. Thread: Spirit of choice

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    Bourbon for me. Not picky, anything above bottom...

    Bourbon for me. Not picky, anything above bottom shelf will do just fine.
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    Wow, first off let me say congratulations and I...

    Wow, first off let me say congratulations and I am envious. The Cohutta/Big Frog Wilderness just might be my favorite place in the world.

    If I’m understanding correctly where you are, your...
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    Yes. So are the visitor center’s.

    Yes. So are the visitor center’s.
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    My KS Ultralight 50L is technically an...

    My KS Ultralight 50L is technically an (removable) external-frame pack. Probably not the “workhorse” type of pack you’re referring to, though.
  15. In the Smokies and the designated wilderness...

    In the Smokies and the designated wilderness areas, most junctions are marked but no blazes. Most areas are pretty heavily-blazed. If you are at all concerned I would recommend a GPS app like Gaia to...
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    In the Smokies, you must reserve your shelters...

    In the Smokies, you must reserve your shelters along the trail in advance, but they are allowing folks to tent/hammock around them instead of forcing you to sleep inside the shelter. This could...
  17. Just terrible. I’ve been meaning to get up there...

    Just terrible. I’ve been meaning to get up there for a while and hike the Arkaquah Trail that starts right in that area..Now I regret waiting.
  18. For cold-soaking, I’m a fan of dehydrated,...

    For cold-soaking, I’m a fan of dehydrated, refried pinto beans. Mix in some Fritos, I can eat it for dinner over and over again.
  19. To everyone who’s responded - much appreciated...

    To everyone who’s responded - much appreciated and glad some folks enjoyed it!



    Congratulations to you on your recent BMT thru! I’ve been following your videos. I had bad weather going over...
  20. Map of my route, BMT in blue, off-BMT in orange....

    Map of my route, BMT in blue, off-BMT in orange.
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  21. Completed the BMT: 10 Days on the BMT + 5 Days in the Slickrock/Citico Wilderness

    Back in June 2017 I attempted a BMT nobo thu-hike and ended up getting off trail after 153 miles at the Trout Hatchery, leaving 133 miles to go..Almost four years later I returned to complete the...
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    Howdy, would it be possible to leave a vehicle for roughly two weeks around the Tellico River Rd crossing at mile 153?

    Maybe at Birch Branch CG or Davis Branch CG, away from the established...
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    Sorry just re-read your post and saw you were...

    Sorry just re-read your post and saw you were heading south. So either the CG in my previous post or Watson Gap would be the move, I think the CG is 2.1 and Watson Gap is 2.3 from the terminates.
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    I finished the Pinhoti heading north with the...

    I finished the Pinhoti heading north with the same logistics as you, needing to leave a vehicle near the northern terminus. I left it at Jacks River fields FS campground, for 2 nights, away from the...
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    I use one of these 'Western Mountaineering...

    I use one of these 'Western Mountaineering Sonora' liners and I'm a fan:
    https://www.backcountry.com/western-mountaineering-sonora-sleeping-bag-liner

    Here are my thoughts:
    It weighs in at just...
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