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    Thank you! Helpful!

    Thank you! Helpful!
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    Fat Man Squeeze

    I have hiked the AT through the Grayson Highlands/Mt. Rogers areas and enjoyed the Fat Man Squeeze. Going back with friends but considering hopping on to the Wilburn Ridge blue blaze trail, then...
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    I didn't think of that! They will be so excited!...

    I didn't think of that! They will be so excited! Thanks for the reminder. :)
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    Thank you! I have visited Damascus during section...

    Thank you! I have visited Damascus during section hikes. Mt. Rogers Outfitter was always an interesting and helpful place to go. Taking someone through Damascus who would enjoy seeing what an...
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    Thank you. I tried to find info online to see if...

    Thank you. I tried to find info online to see if it was still there but came up short. Taking someone through Damascus who can't physically get on the trail, but would enjoy seeing this example of a...
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    Deep Gap Shelter in Damascus

    When was the Deep Gap Shelter relocated to Damascus? Is it still there?
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    Planning on going through Damascus. New location...

    Planning on going through Damascus. New location for Mt. Rogers still open? Thanks.
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    Switchbacks from Ash Gap to Roan Mountain

    About 10 years ago I did my first section hike from Hot Springs to Damascus. The climb from Ash Gap to the top of Roan Mountain was a challenge. I am going back to that area this summer, and see that...
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    Multiple snakes dangling from the rafters at the...

    Multiple snakes dangling from the rafters at the Trimpi Shelter during a lightning storm.
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    Blood Mountain35705

    Blood Mountain35705
  11. Just did this section. Unreliable springs were...

    Just did this section. Unreliable springs were dry, and many reliable springs were also dry. Carry extra water and fill it when you find a source.
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    Hawk Mountain Campsites

    I would appreciate information about the Hawk Mountain Campsites; water? distance to Hawk Mountain Shelter? Thank you!
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    Thanks for the info!

    Thanks for the info!
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    Byron Herbert Reece Parking?

    S advice on parking at Byron Herbert Reece (spelling?) parking area at Neels Gap?
  16. Can you detail the closures or provide a link to...

    Can you detail the closures or provide a link to info? We are starting a section hike soon. Thank you!
  17. When do the crowds thin at the area of the...

    When do the crowds thin at the area of the southern terminus, or does that region stay fairly congested?
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    My husband and I were biking the Virginia Creeper...

    My husband and I were biking the Virginia Creeper Trail in 2012, while taking a zero day in Damascus. I stopped to read a sign and he biked ahead. A large tree on the side of a steep ravine fell...
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    Hot Springs, Lovers Leap, to Kincora. A life...

    Hot Springs, Lovers Leap, to Kincora. A life changing hike.
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    Approach trail length

    I have been trying to figure this out from maps, but have been unable to find an answer. I see that the approach trail is 8.8 miles long to the southern terminus of the AT. From the long term parking...
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    Juvenile black racer would be my best guess.

    Juvenile black racer would be my best guess.
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    Tan to yellowish, about 2 feet long, tan belly,...

    Tan to yellowish, about 2 feet long, tan belly, some brown on top. Thin. No legs or facial hair. I didn't spend time looking closely due to helping the woman who was quickly moving to a tent during...
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    Shelter snakes

    What species are the tannish snakes that are found in the rafters of Trimpi Shelter? There were at least three during one night in July.
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    Flooding near Damascus?

    My son and I are soon to be starting our 4th section hike, north from Damascus. We see that the area has been under flood watches. Any concerns we shoud know about? Thank you for your time!
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