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    Best Tri-Corner tent spots are near the horse...

    Best Tri-Corner tent spots are near the horse hitch rail at the top of the knob.

    Swung through Spence Field Thursday April 21st and by 4PM the shelter seemed to be fully occupied and I counted 26...
  2. They say we should see some of that: "Once...

    They say we should see some of that:
    "Once implemented, the new and increased fees are expected to generate about $14 million annually. All revenue generated through the user fees would remain in...
  3. One interesting comment from a Knox News Sentinel...

    One interesting comment from a Knox News Sentinel article was a quote from Park Spokesperson Dana Soehn who said “Collectively, the people of North Carolina and Tennessee have carried the weight but...
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    I really like campsite 52 on Newton Bald, its got...

    I really like campsite 52 on Newton Bald, its got a great vibe to it. It gets a lot of day hike traffic from Thomas Ridge so if you want to avoid that arrive later in the afternoon. This section has...
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    Dave, I go out year 'round in the Smokies and see...

    Dave, I go out year 'round in the Smokies and see bear tracks all throughout the winter. Rangers have told me that the males here don't fully hibernate and will wake to roam but are less active than...
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    yeas ago I had laid down out in the open to rest...

    yeas ago I had laid down out in the open to rest (on the AT, I think it was the Low Gap camp near Big Bald, north of Hot Springs) and had zipped into my bag and unintentionally fallen asleep, lying...
  7. The ATC Sweat crews often use electric fences in...

    The ATC Sweat crews often use electric fences in the GSMP, usually around the group cook area (never seen them use one big enough to put tents inside). Though, to be honest, they have told me that...
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    Hey Salty, I haven't talked to him in quite a...

    Hey Salty, I haven't talked to him in quite a while but I've used AAA Hiker service (Mark) many times over the years and also recommend him. He's a great guy.
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    It seems to be almost involuntary to ask someone...

    It seems to be almost involuntary to ask someone where they are headed when hiking. That is almost always the primary question with every trail encounter. I've been bemused by it for years. If you...
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    Great report Walt! Not sure if you got my...

    Great report Walt! Not sure if you got my voicemail, when I got your message I was midway through the Foothills Trail for a 4 night, 5 day trip.
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    FYI the Mariposa load lifters don't do much. they...

    FYI the Mariposa load lifters don't do much. they were only attached to fabric on the last one I used (its been a couple years since i had it though)
  12. Fallesafe, This is an interesting issue and...

    Fallesafe,

    This is an interesting issue and I'll add this for what it's worth: I have a WM microfiber Lynx (rated to -10F) as my deep winter bag and I have the exact same issue no matter what...
  13. I say start at the Daniel Boone Boy Scout camp/...

    I say start at the Daniel Boone Boy Scout camp/ Shining Rock Wilderness and go up the Art Loeb ( get water before reaching the gap) then swing left and camp on Cold Mountain (trail dead ends at an...
  14. I'm with Alligator on this one. Over the years...

    I'm with Alligator on this one. Over the years I've found no value in the expensive base layers. I've done the best with cheapo clearance items for shirts and shorts.
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    Great Report Tipi! Funny enough, I ran into...

    Great Report Tipi!

    Funny enough, I ran into Crazy Legs and Dynamite a month ago when they were scouting the Snowbirds on a day hike; you caught them on the flip side of the actual backpacking...
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    Sorry no recent experience with this but that...

    Sorry no recent experience with this but that road is very much like the Tail of The Dragon here in East TN / Western NC. Many many curves per mile. I do recall that the year I was there we had to...
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    https://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/whyfree.htm...

    https://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/whyfree.htm

    It's a land deed restriction imposed by TN. It could be changed via legislation I guess, but that seems very unlikely to me.
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    [QUOTE=JNI64;2288227]Well thanks for sharing that...

    [QUOTE=JNI64;2288227]Well thanks for sharing that lol . When you added the bidet how did you get hot water to mix with the cold water? Years ago when I used to install them in homes we had to run hot...
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    never thought I'd be sharing this on Whiteblaze,...

    never thought I'd be sharing this on Whiteblaze, but we have the Swash lt89 I think. had to run an extension cord over to it for the powered features.
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    Ha! We were recently gifted an add-on electric...

    Ha! We were recently gifted an add-on electric bidet to assist with elder care (my wife and I take care of her mom who lives with us and has Alzheimer's). The old lady can't work the buttons, so my...
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    Very cool, sorry I missed you on Kirkland my...

    Very cool, sorry I missed you on Kirkland my friend, I wound up having to work. Next up: return to the Snowbirds. I went last weekend and the high creek air conditioning is working again this summer....
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    I never thought I'd be happy about more outdoor...

    I never thought I'd be happy about more outdoor regulation, but I gotta say, yeah, this is overdue. Those pictures of a trashed Max Patch were vomitus.
  23. Dang BlackCloud, I was eagerly awaiting the part...

    Dang BlackCloud, I was eagerly awaiting the part where the mouse knocked you over the head. Still a good story. :)
  24. Oh ok, There is guy from Alaska name Colter on...

    Oh ok, There is guy from Alaska name Colter on this season and based on posts I've read from you in the past it seemed possible that it was you! Yes it's good TV in my opinion. :)
  25. Never mind I see you added it to your sig. I just...

    Never mind I see you added it to your sig. I just started watching.
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