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    While I'll admit that this didn't do any actual...

    While I'll admit that this didn't do any actual damage, it's just indicative of an unhealthy attitude of "I can do what I want and the rules don't apply to me". The AT, and the Smokies specifically,...
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    They can look it up by name pretty easily.

    They can look it up by name pretty easily.
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    I'm pretty sure the Backcountry Rangers know...

    I'm pretty sure the Backcountry Rangers know that. They are looking to facilitate access, this is being overblown. If you go in with a solid plan to do one of these cross country trips, they will...
  4. Thread: Nobo count

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    I've been seeing 40 average a day in the smokies...

    I've been seeing 40 average a day in the smokies the last two weeks. Every shelter has been full for two weeks as well.
  5. 4 spots for thrus are set aside.

    4 spots for thrus are set aside.
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    This sounds like an awesome opportunity, I'm...

    This sounds like an awesome opportunity, I'm currently otherwise committed or I would be all over this.
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    Oops, I'll be carrying a saw, first aid, map,...

    Oops, I'll be carrying a saw, first aid, map, headlamp, and smartphone. Forgot to include them
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    Ridgerunner's Gear List GSMNP

    I'll be on the Appalachian Trail in the smokies as a Ridgerunner from March 1st until mid-May. I won't really have an option to not hike if the weather is bad, so my gear needs to be bombproof....
  9. Smoky mountain national park weather forecast

    Does anyone know where to get good weather info for the smokies? NOAA used to have good info but the link is broken. Trying to find something that will give me an idea of cold the shelters will be.
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    I kinda disagree. There is just a huge difference...

    I kinda disagree. There is just a huge difference between the smell of wet, nasty, wool and wet, nasty polyester. The polyester smell will literally stick to your skin, stick to your pack, and soak...
  11. Awesome, any chance you could post/link to what...

    Awesome, any chance you could post/link to what recipes you have made?
  12. Thread: Gaiters?

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    I'm thinking about maybe just trail runners, wool...

    I'm thinking about maybe just trail runners, wool sucks, and bread bags over my feet? i imagine they will get sweaty but stay warm?
  13. Are you making them all now with the expectation...

    Are you making them all now with the expectation that they will keep for 16 months, or will someone be making more before the end of the hike?
  14. I do basically the same diet every day....

    I do basically the same diet every day. Breakfast: bagel with peanut butter, 500ish calories. Lunch/allday food: raisins, peanuts, m&ms (some sort of trail mix basically, definitely doesn't have to...
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    I'm not that impressed with my Marmot precip rain...

    I'm not that impressed with my Marmot precip rain pants. They get the job done, but they are heavy. Seem durable, although I've had them for years and only used them a handful of times. I think they...
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    Poll: Hmm well it's too late to get the goretex socks...

    Hmm well it's too late to get the goretex socks or the NEOS overshoe, so I'm just going to go with my Danners. They are big, stupid heavy, and clunky, but if they save a few toes so be it.They are...
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    Poll: Any idea where to buy those goretex or sealskin...

    Any idea where to buy those goretex or sealskin socks locally? Too late to order them online.
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    Poll: I hiked through harriman state park in new york...

    I hiked through harriman state park in new york on the AT in december a couple years ago, temps were 20s and 30s the whole time with light snow falling and a few inches on the ground, nothing...
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    Great suggestion, I actually think I'm going to...

    Great suggestion, I actually think I'm going to try and bike it though. Used google street maps and the roads look very safe to bike on between damascus and bland. So i'm going to park my car at mt...
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    Any specific shuttle suggestions?

    Any specific shuttle suggestions?
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    To each their own. i'd rather the small...

    To each their own. i'd rather the small inconvenience of taking a second to find my clothes (which I can do by touch due to differing textures of the materials of objects in my pack) over the more...
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    Poll: Trail Runners vs boots for winter hiking

    I'm planning to do about 100 miles from Damascus north in early February, and I'm wondering what other people think about shoe selection. I wear trail runners when i hike, but i also have a big pair...
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    Backcountry Navigator on Android is pretty...

    Backcountry Navigator on Android is pretty awesome. Not really necessary but nice to have to track progress, see what distant peaks are, etc.
    Kindle app for reading.
    Weather Underground app for...
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    Good to know. Just got in my possumdown gloves...

    Good to know. Just got in my possumdown gloves and eVent rain mitts, so i'm ready to go and excited.
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    I only use one stuff sack, and that is for my for...

    I only use one stuff sack, and that is for my for my food. And the only reason I carry that is to bear bag. My packing system is just stuff everything in.
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