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    Aaah, very clever of you!

    Aaah, very clever of you!
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    Maybe we'll pack a picnic on our next visit and...

    Maybe we'll pack a picnic on our next visit and offer him a sandwich. :D
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    Gee, those guys have been in the woods so long...

    Gee, those guys have been in the woods so long they're evolving into plants!!
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    Pretty sure there's lots of competition for that...

    Pretty sure there's lots of competition for that distinction! Haha!
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    Triffid The triffid is a fictional tall, mobile,...

    Triffid
    The triffid is a fictional tall, mobile, carnivorous plant species, created by John Wyndham in his 1951 novel The Day of the Triffids, which has since been adapted for film and television....
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    On the other hand, the rear view of the hiker...

    On the other hand, the rear view of the hiker shows muscular boney legs, and a narrow waistline, typical of a male.
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    True, the hair is a bit longer than the average...

    True, the hair is a bit longer than the average male's. But of course, the AT attracts a wide range of people.
    And these days, it could be offensive to assign a gender to someone. Everyone who...
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    Yep, it's me. And the Facebook post has over 300...

    Yep, it's me. And the Facebook post has over 300 responses! WB has a piddly few. I guess everybody wanted to be outdoors on a beautiful Sunday, not hanging out here. :rolleyes:
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    that was supposed to be a big grin! what...

    that was supposed to be a big grin!
    what happened to the emojis??
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    :d ........

    :d ........
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    In some respects, I would agree. But pack size...

    In some respects, I would agree. But pack size seems a little too ... normal.
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    A quick google image search suggests you're...

    A quick google image search suggests you're right. So not a holly, I guess.




    What? No comment on the emaciated hiker????
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    Unidentified AT Hiker

    Found this guy on a hike yesterday afternoon.
    Wondered if anybody knows him.


    We judged him to be an AT hiker by his apparel and general appearance,
    although he was off-trail at the time....
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    My husband is somewhat duck-footed. We...

    My husband is somewhat duck-footed. We successfully completed the trail over a ten year period. This is not a topic he and I have ever discussed, and I don't know if any of his aches and pains are...
  15. A factor not mentioned much so far (except by...

    A factor not mentioned much so far (except by TNhiker) is that some riders are mere tourists, not experienced equestrians. They may have zero idea of how to control a horse and zero idea of how a...
  16. Thread: Bread Crumbs

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    About 15 years ago we left East Tennessee headed...

    About 15 years ago we left East Tennessee headed to Arkansas. It was evening, my husband was driving as I napped. I opened my eyes and saw a double-digit mile marker. Interstate 40 goes east-west...
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    Andre the Giant??? LOL If I'm walking...

    Andre the Giant??? LOL

    If I'm walking off-trail to use the bathroom, I guess I'd better be paying attention!

    And that's kinda what my question is about. When I intentionally leave the...
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    :) Not so poetic as the leaves and breeze...

    :)
    Not so poetic as the leaves and breeze themselves!
    :)
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    I wonder how animals navigate in the woods...

    I wonder how animals navigate in the woods without getting lost. Many have pretty small territories. For example, I read that chipmunks rarely venture more than 1/3 of a mile from their homes. I...
  20. Thread: Daisy Hikes

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    The pepper spray worked really well! Too bad the...

    The pepper spray worked really well! Too bad the dogs were aggressive. :(
  21. Thread: Daisy Hikes

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    It always fascinates me that people can be WB...

    It always fascinates me that people can be WB members for years, 9+ years in this case, and only have 2 posts. Amazing!

    I'm glad Daisy was forewarned and had means to protect herself. I've been...
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    Poll: Not every hiker is as ambitious as Gambit! Yes,...

    Not every hiker is as ambitious as Gambit! Yes, sometimes we've had to cut a hike short, but it's been rare. I remember once being out in a January all-day rain, and it was kinda miserable, so we...
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    I haven't thru-hiked, but my husband and I have...

    I haven't thru-hiked, but my husband and I have completed the trails in sections over 10 years. Strongly agree that transportation budget is too low. Suggest that you spend a little time on various...
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    I'll have to look that up. I read Call of the...

    I'll have to look that up. I read Call of the Wild and White Fang at least twice as a youth. Never ran across A Piece of Steak.
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    I will keep that in mind. Maybe I'll share it...

    I will keep that in mind. Maybe I'll share it with a few family members, then send it on.
    Thanks for the suggestion.
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