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    While hikeing in Maryland in early June and in...

    While hikeing in Maryland in early June and in lower PA in early
    Sept. we came across groups of your folks, high school groups in a type of "upward bound" situation and
    freshmen groups in...
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    Journaling, games, puzzles and reading seem to be...

    Journaling, games, puzzles and reading seem to be popular pastimes. Has anyone devised a way to use a backpack or sleeping pad/mattress as a back rest of sorts?
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    Becoming comfortable in a small tent.

    As daylight hours decrease how do you make yourself comfortable in a small tent? How do you change clothes or write in journals and do media or pass time other than sleeping, while lying down for...
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    Interestingly, the privy at Ice Water Spring...

    Interestingly, the privy at Ice Water Spring shelter has handicapped accessible seat, hand holds and signage in it.
    But I never noticed a 3 mile ramp from Newfound Gap.
  5. Thread: PA 233 Parking

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    PA 233 Parking

    Has anyone parked a vehicle for a day at/on PA 233, South Mountain, PA?
    There appear a space for a car or two and some commercial parking just a couple tenths of a mile away.
    Thanks in advance.
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    South Mountain PA parking

    Has anyone parked a car overnight or even for a day hike at South Mountain, PA 17261?

    There appear to be several businesses there very close to the trail for which this might work.

    Thanks
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    Thanks for the information Whiteblaze.

    Thanks for the information Whiteblaze.
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    Old South MountainInn (Old Rt.40) parking

    Any experiences or informartion regarding parking for a couple days at the trailhead at/near Old South Mountain Inn on Old Rt. 40?
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    My "home" set of trails, the University of Mount...

    My "home" set of trails, the University of Mount Union Huston Brumbugh Nature Center (Ohio), has an AEP powerline through the property with the project you mention. A retired science teacher, I am a...
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    I was looking at exactly this same trailhead two...

    I was looking at exactly this same trailhead two hours ago.
    Looks nice from "street view" if I have the right spot.
  11. Thread: mcD on trail?

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    You can reward yourself with a McD's after...

    You can reward yourself with a McD's after conquering Mt. Katahdin at Millinocket, Maine.
    It was there in 1977 and was there four years ago.

    Zooming in on any trail town on Goggle Maps pretty...
  12. I am planning the same section in June. I am...

    I am planning the same section in June.

    I am wondering if anyone can tell us if there are bear poles, lines or lockers at the shelters and at the
    campsites such as Pogo, Dahlgren and Annapolis...
  13. Thread: Tent Dilemma

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    I have the BA Fly Creek UL HV 2. My sons have...

    I have the BA Fly Creek UL HV 2. My sons have the Nemo Hornet 2.

    They seem about equal in performance but when I crawl out of the Fly Creek it is like being born naturally while getting out of...
  14. I agree, you should still write it. Have you...

    I agree, you should still write it.

    Have you considered self-publishing? With the help of a few friends I researched, wrote, published and marketed a book on a local history topic. I am sure your...
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    Great place to begin a section hike north or...

    Great place to begin a section hike north or south bound from Front Royal. My son and I stayed there in mid August and had the Cabbin all to ourselves. We entertained ourselves playing the available...
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    Pole tips and baskets

    I have seen little on the forum regarding pole tips and baskets.

    Do you use either? If so, how or why?

    I might think the rubber tips over the carbide tips would be better on gripping the rocks...
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    Anyway, we can practice our arithmetic skills. I...

    Anyway, we can practice our arithmetic skills. I printed off some sections for some hiking friends.
    Again, thanks for the ap.
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    Great app. Thanks. Is there any way to compute...

    Great app. Thanks. Is there any way to compute the total ascent or descent between two points?
    I like the percent grade, etc. Thanks again.
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    Ssimmons Gap Ranger Station

    SNP maps indicate a Simmons Gap Ranger Station. Pictures pretty much show an abandoned small house that was a small church at one time. Is it manned?? Why is it listed as a ranger station? What...
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    I can't find the list.
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    Have the kids wear bright day-glow shirts?

    Have the kids wear bright day-glow shirts?
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    Drove the Corvair to Baxter in '65 on our...

    Drove the Corvair to Baxter in '65 on our honeymoon. Just kids. Had heard and read about Katahdin and the AT. No poles or even water if I remember. Didn't try to summit but did get high enough...
  23. I am wondering what I could pick up to supplement...

    I am wondering what I could pick up to supplement supper at either Blackburn T. C. or David Lesser Shelter.
    Goal is just Harper's Ferry.

    Thanks for the info.
  24. Bear's Den Hostel resupply And Blackburn Center

    Most of the advantages of Bear's Den Hostel are well noted.
    Mentioned is limited resupply for hikers.
    Just how limited? Just snacks like candy, protein bars?
    fruit? dried packaged meals, Knorr....
  25. Thanks for the report. I completed (almost) SNP...

    Thanks for the report. I completed (almost) SNP last summer with two of my sons.
    This summer We expect to complete a short middle section of the SNP and then Front Royal to Harper's Ferry.
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