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  1. For a community of people who talk of quitting...

    For a community of people who talk of quitting their jobs to pursue their dream of hiking the trail, it seems silly of us to worry too much about somebody who decided they didn't like their job...
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    Yes, I meant 68. Sorry for the confusion. Not...

    Yes, I meant 68. Sorry for the confusion. Not sure how I mixed that up.
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    Yeah, that 21.5 mile day would be a bear. If you...

    Yeah, that 21.5 mile day would be a bear. If you could figure out a way to carry enough padding, perhaps you could stay in a shelter that night instead of at 49.

    Good luck. I hope you are able...
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    For reference: ...

    For reference: https://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/upload/GSMNP-Map_JUNE14-complete4-2.pdf

    Here is an option for doing the GSMNP northbound and staying at backcountry campsites where you can...
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    Wow, I have passed that spur trail a handful of...

    Wow, I have passed that spur trail a handful of times and never knew what it was. Next time!
  6. HooKooDooKu, Yeah, that pull up Baxter is bad....

    HooKooDooKu,

    Yeah, that pull up Baxter is bad. But I would rather go up it, than down it. Ouch, I have gone up it once and down it twice. The up was definitely preferable.

    I didn't do your...
  7. I'm more interested in ridgeline hikes and vistas...

    I'm more interested in ridgeline hikes and vistas than I am to waterfalls. But I love me some thundering creeks too. So take my preferences into account.....

    When people ask me about where they...
  8. There's always somebody hiding behind internet...

    There's always somebody hiding behind internet anonymity casting stones at someone who is not hiding behind internet anonymity. I can't imagine why people would disable youtube comments, or purge...
  9. 18 pages of cheering, veiled pot shots, and...

    18 pages of cheering, veiled pot shots, and un-veiled pot shots.

    Reminds me of a scoutmaster minute I once heard.

    Two brothers decided to move to a new town. On his way into the town, the...
  10. Always keep in mind that his stated goal is to...

    Always keep in mind that his stated goal is to lose 200 pounds. We have to be careful not to put our goals and expectations on him. If he has lost 55 pounds, then he is doing an amazing job.
  11. Ahhh, just checking in to see what condescending...

    Ahhh, just checking in to see what condescending judgements have been handed down from the HMHDI crowd this week.
  12. Some of you seem to have read pmag's classic...

    Some of you seem to have read pmag's classic article on the subject, and thought he was being serious....

    https://pmags.com/hike-my-hike-damn-it-hmhdi
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    I was kind of expecting to hear something like...

    I was kind of expecting to hear something like this....
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    Other nice thing about caltopo is that after you...

    Other nice thing about caltopo is that after you make the map and print it out (on your screen, as a pdf, or as a hardcopy) you can scan the QR code at the bottom and open it up in Avenza, which will...
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    I refer you all to the whiteblaze logo at the top...

    I refer you all to the whiteblaze logo at the top of this page.
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    You are welcome ol sassy. I still have an old...

    You are welcome ol sassy. I still have an old version of Topo for the GSMNP and it is super easy to trace a route and get the elevation profiles.

    One of these days, my computer will stop running...
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    ol' Sassy, I love that area of the park. ...

    ol' Sassy,

    I love that area of the park.

    Like HooKooDooKu said, tank up on water at the spring right before you get to 38. Great views from the steps going up to the firetower at 38, so...
  18. Thread: Trowels

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    I'm on my second QiWiz Big Dig and could not be...

    I'm on my second QiWiz Big Dig and could not be happier. As has been stated already in this thread, the thin cutting edge really does a great job on roots and hard packed dirt/clay. I have been...
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    Indeed. Several years ago I ran into a slightly...

    Indeed. Several years ago I ran into a slightly overweight guy at LeConte shelter who hiked up there with an above knee prosthesis. He had a heck of a time getting there. Pretty awesome to see.
  20. But back on topic. I don't see the price of...

    But back on topic. I don't see the price of cuben fiber getting any lower since there is no competitor to it currently. Some of the 7d silpoly stuff is promising (GG The One, GG The Two). And we...
  21. Just kinda sad to see them be such a shadow of...

    Just kinda sad to see them be such a shadow of what they once were. It looks like they are trying to make a path forward this year by setting out a plan for future articles, skills teaching, etc. ...
  22. BPL ain't doing it. They are far to interested...

    BPL ain't doing it. They are far to interested in spending all their time supporting (read - making excuses for) their garbage forum software, charging people to post, and producing very little...
  23. Thread: Smokies

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    Nothing more cozy than an AT shelter in the...

    Nothing more cozy than an AT shelter in the Smokies, during thru hiker season, on a weekend, while it is raining. Expect a very full shelter. Hopefully you will be pleasantly surprised by plenty of...
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    And there is only one good way I know of to deal...

    And there is only one good way I know of to deal with cat pee.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIbkLjjlMV8

    (must watch)
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    Agreed Starchild. I am going to be dayhiking in...

    Agreed Starchild. I am going to be dayhiking in the GSMNP in a couple weeks by myself. I will be carrying rudimentary gear (sleeping bag, mat, warm clothes, tarp, etc) in case I have to spend an...
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