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  1. Thread: Maine Maps

    by Jack Tarlin
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    Go to the Trail Store section of...

    Go to the Trail Store section of www.appalachiantrail.org Their maps of each Trail state are great, and their 7-set package of Maine maps is the best of them all. For the White Mountains, if you're...
  2. Wow. I cannot believe the positively viciousness...

    Wow. I cannot believe the positively viciousness and ugliness of some of the recent posts. So let's try it again: The proprietors of the Doyle are absolutely wonderful people who have performed...
  3. Nice post, here are some additions. Note: In...

    Nice post, here are some additions. Note: In smaller towns/locations, hikers might want to check ahead regarding hours, mass times, etc.

    *St. Mary's ...
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    Shortly before your trip, call Ron Haven, owner...

    Shortly before your trip, call Ron Haven, owner of the Budget Inn in downtown Franklin, I'm sure he'll be able to help you. (828) 524-4403.
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    The Budget Inn in the center of town has them.

    The Budget Inn in the center of town has them.
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    What a great thread this is, lots of good ideas. ...

    What a great thread this is, lots of good ideas. One more: If you want to help out folks new to the Trail, spend time here on Whiteblaze and on other sites, and make a particular effort to help the...
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    Joe Mitchell, proprietor of the nearby 4 Pines...

    Joe Mitchell, proprietor of the nearby 4 Pines Hostel in Catawba could be of great help to you, especially if you needed a safe place to leave a vehicle for awhile, or needed a shuttle to or from...
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    Anywhere between Hot Springs and Damascus will be...

    Anywhere between Hot Springs and Damascus will be lousy with hikers at the moment, with plenty even further North in Virginia. One idea for Trail magic in the area: Partnership Shelter, just off of...
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    Try the Hiawassee Budget Inn in the center of...

    Try the Hiawassee Budget Inn in the center of town, they maintain a small outfitter shop on the premises. Also, because of its central location and proximity to shopping, supermarkets, multiple...
  10. Berry----While I agree with you that all hostel...

    Berry----While I agree with you that all hostel guests should be treated the same when it comes to accomodations and assorted accessories, I gotta tell you that worrying about getting an infection...
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    Dogwood: Please take a minute and re-read my...

    Dogwood: Please take a minute and re-read my post. Exactly NOWHERE did I accuse the Cherokees of raids, crimes, atrocities, etc. What I said was that in America of the 1830's, we were a rural...
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    Passing moral judgment on how people acted or...

    Passing moral judgment on how people acted or behaved hundreds of years ago can be a risky undertaking. I do NOT want to get into a political discussion here, which is frowned upon, but the simple...
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    People should be particularly careful when using...

    People should be particularly careful when using laundromats in larger towns, like Pearisburg or Waynesboro. As a general rule, no one's gonna mess with your stuff when it's in the washer. Once it...
  14. if I don't use a stuff sack that contains...

    if I don't use a stuff sack that contains whatever clothes I'm not wearing at the time, for twenty years, my pillow has been my food bag. And bears haven't got it yet. I sleep like a little lamb.
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    Nowadays, $400.00 a month would make for a pretty...

    Nowadays, $400.00 a month would make for a pretty spartan thru-hike. Twenty years ago, when it was generally acknowledged that you could thru-hike on roughly a dollar per mile, well maybe back then...
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    On the A.T. other than Great Smoky Mountains...

    On the A.T. other than Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Baxter Sate Park in Maine, one does not "reserve" or pre-arrange a shelter. It is strictly first come, first served, until the...
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    I would tend to agree with Map Man. There are a...

    I would tend to agree with Map Man. There are a ton of hikers in Franklin NC today with lots just behind, and of course, there are hundreds of folks that haven't even started yet from Georgia, but...
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    There is actually very little theft among hikers...

    There is actually very little theft among hikers when they are in the woods. Nearly all problems are in towns or hostels, so use some common sense with your stuff. A few quick comments:

    *Never,...
  19. Sticky: Poll: I have crossed the river in both the morning and...

    I have crossed the river in both the morning and the afternoon. I would advise people to go for the morning crossing, which means you can spend the previous night at Pierce Pond, a few miles south...
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    Sunnybank Inn (Elmer's) is a wonderful place and...

    Sunnybank Inn (Elmer's) is a wonderful place and has been taking care of hikers for perhaps thirty years. I don't stay there cuz I'm not a vegetarian and I don't like political stuff jammed at me at...
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    Best of luck with your hike. As far as I know,...

    Best of luck with your hike. As far as I know, four brothers have never all thru-hiked, either in one year or over several years. And while the oft-quoted "25%" completion figure is, in fact, a...
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    The plain and simple truth is that dozens, if not...

    The plain and simple truth is that dozens, if not scores of this year's thru-hikers are gonna have a little problem with their electronic gadgetry sooner or later. There will be places where they...
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    Got back late last night after spending wonderful...

    Got back late last night after spending wonderful afternoon and evening at the hiker bash at the Budget Inn in Hiawassee. Thanks to Ron Haven and his motel staff and other friends for the endless...
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    I spent many years of my life as a history...

    I spent many years of my life as a history student......what a cool idea and what a great thing you're doing. Best of luck!! Let us know how things go.
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    I have been in Franklin for several weeks and...

    I have been in Franklin for several weeks and have heard of nothing, repeat nothing of Noro south of here. In recent days, I have heard (un-confirmed, repeat, un-comfirmed) of folks getting ill just...
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