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    Prov - Contact them and ask if they want your...

    Prov - Contact them and ask if they want your suggestions. There are usually very responsive and friendly. It is only going to make the app better so I don’t know why they wouldn’t want them.
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    That is a parking lot but the forest service...

    That is a parking lot but the forest service closed that trailhead in 2020 due to a dispute with someone that lives on that road. I can’t find anything that says it was resolved and opened again. ...
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    Try rubbing a bar of hand soap on the zippers.

    Try rubbing a bar of hand soap on the zippers.
  4. Thread: Garmin Anyone?

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    My three are - stopped for the night, off trail...

    My three are - stopped for the night, off trail to resupply and taking side trail. I use the last two just to let someone know that I am off trail in case I should disappear.
  5. Thread: Allegheny Trail?

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    I have walked pieces of it but it has been...

    I have walked pieces of it but it has been awhile. I felt it was fairly easy to lose the trail in some parts. I noticed it was recently added to FarOut (Guthooks) so that should make it easier to...
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    Was up there last week. There are lots of tent...

    Was up there last week. There are lots of tent sites near the shelter and lots more near Rhododendron Gap.
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    Just got an email this morning from my brother...

    Just got an email this morning from my brother stating that Mineral King is being closed and evacuated. “I cannot imagine an evacuation down that road out. It normally takes 1.5 hours to drive the...
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    No, that location is about a quarter mile away...

    No, that location is about a quarter mile away from the info center on the way in to the park. There is only room for a few cars there. Park in front of the closed run down old Howard Johnson’s. ...
  9. I have Edition 6; revised October 2004. Send me...

    I have Edition 6; revised October 2004. Send me your address if you want it.
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    Another option would be the Virginia Breeze bus. ...

    Another option would be the Virginia Breeze bus. It stops at the park and ride lot in Front Royal and you could take it to Staunton. From Staunton you can catch a bus to Waynesboro or get a...
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    There are free busses that run from the Natl...

    There are free busses that run from the Natl Historic Park to downtown. I would call to confirm that it is running and open since so many federal Park visitor center are closed this year.
  12. Thread: Bear Canisters

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    Try this -...

    Try this - https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/133888-Bear-Canisters?highlight=bear+canisters
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    Hiked thru the park two weeks ago. Loft Mountain...

    Hiked thru the park two weeks ago. Loft Mountain and Big Meadows were not yet open and they have the two largest camp stores and are well stocked. Loft Mountain opened May 14th. I would call and...
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    Per their Facebook post yesterday: It's good...

    Per their Facebook post yesterday:

    It's good news/bad news once again. We were able to clear another section of Skyline Drive, so it is open from mile 0 to mile 80. However, we must delay opening...
  15. Thread: Loop ideas

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    Have you looked at any of these? ...

    Have you looked at any of these? https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/backcountry-trips.htm

    In the southern section just south of Loft Mountain, there are a number of trails that you can make a...
  16. Thread: Pct, pnt & cdt

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    Legend is currently hiking the Western Loop. He...

    Legend is currently hiking the Western Loop. He has finished those three trails and just started on the Grand Enchantment trail.
    http://freeoutside.com/category/great-western-loop/
  17. Thread: DC Shuttle

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    Not sure where you want to go in Shenandoah NP -...

    Not sure where you want to go in Shenandoah NP - north, central or south section? There is a bus that leaves from Union Station or Dulles and stops in Front Royal (easy shuttle or hitch to north...
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    I just weighed my 2016 REI Half Dome 2 Plus and...

    I just weighed my 2016 REI Half Dome 2 Plus and it weighs 5.5 oz. That includes original stuff stack, rain fly, tent, poles and stakes (I am not sure if the stakes are the ones that came with the...
  19. I don't know how far south you plan on hiking,...

    I don't know how far south you plan on hiking, but you may want to look at the new bus service from DC to Blacksburg which includes stops at Dulles and Front Royal. http://www.catchthevabreeze.com/ ...
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    It more like 12 miles to Staunton. If you get...

    It more like 12 miles to Staunton.
    If you get a ride in to Waynesboro, there is a bus called the Waynesboro Circulator. It circles all of town every hour for fifty cents. Take that to Walmart. ...
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    You can make a loop my using the AT and the North...

    You can make a loop my using the AT and the North Fork Moorman's River Trail. You can park at Blackrock Gap, Turk Gap or Garmin Gap to access the AT. Here is a really old pdf that shows it starting...
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    1) Breakfast: The "Concoction" Get a big...

    1) Breakfast: The "Concoction"

    Get a big nutritional (and caffeine!) jump start without cooking. Carnation Instant Breakfast Mix, Brownie Mix, Oats and Instant Coffee Powder. Mix it all up into...
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    Does anyone know if the best way to get to either...

    Does anyone know if the best way to get to either the Indian Creek Trailhead or Roxborough State Park is still to take the rail to Littleton and then a cab? Is there a closer stop than Littleton or...
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