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    you will almost always have company on the AT...

    you will almost always have company on the AT through GSMNP.
  2. Thread: Shenandoah NP

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    Shenandoah NP

    thinking about hiking the SNP northbound in mid September. Need advise on where to leave car and shuttle info.
    Also, what are must do's in this park? I understand there is plenty of food along the...
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    south from Harpers ferry

    I am hoping to do a southbound hike from Harpers Ferry through Shenandoah National Park. Will probably catch a ride to DC, take the train to Harpers Ferry and head south.
    I have two questions, 1st,...
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    set your tent up under your tarp

    set your tent up under your tarp
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    water report Damascus to I-81

    how is the water in this section?
  6. Ditto on great hiker service, not a bad waffle...

    Ditto on great hiker service, not a bad waffle breakfast either!
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    do you know where he was going to start hiking?

    do you know where he was going to start hiking?
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    If "the trail" is the AT, you can take your dog. ...

    If "the trail" is the AT, you can take your dog. One thing you do need to know. I was hiking in the AT south of Fontana and came up on a big rattle snake. If you dog gets bit, you will be in the...
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    I have always wished i could find a down quilt,...

    I have always wished i could find a down quilt, around 7' X 4" no zipper, very thin like one of the nice down sweaters for those 45+ nights. Never the less, cannot beat a western mountaineering.
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    i would thank a moldering privy for personal use...

    i would thank a moldering privy for personal use would last for every if you made it large enough.
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    There are a few spots at Thomas Knob I would...

    There are a few spots at Thomas Knob I would recommend, if they are full and you don't want to stay in the shelter, go 1/2 mile north of the shelter, they're several nice large camping spots.
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    I have used a Double Rainbow for about four...

    I have used a Double Rainbow for about four years. Glacier, Yellowstone, Zion, and all over the lower 500 miles of the AT. It only has one flaw, rain will splash in the ends if it rains hard. It...
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    I am right at 5'11" and love my 6'6" bags. the...

    I am right at 5'11" and love my 6'6" bags. the extra room is always nice to have in cold weather
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    i understand its cheaper to roll them. Something...

    i understand its cheaper to roll them. Something about taxes on manfactured smokes.
  15. looks like its been hanging out with rattlers

    looks like its been hanging out with rattlers
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    Smoking in shelters, Just hiked 150 miles in PA,...

    Smoking in shelters, Just hiked 150 miles in PA, every night there was someone rolling and smoking (tobacco) in the shelter. It was interesting, to a non smoker, to watch the mostly young hikers...
  17. Thread: PA, bugs/tick

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    PA, bugs/tick

    Heading to PA border next weekend to hike a couple 100 miles NB. What sould I expect for bugs, ticks...?
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    I have similar issue with one of my pots. I use...

    I have similar issue with one of my pots. I use a small green pot scrubbing pad. they come two per pack, about 1/4" thick and 2.5" X 3.5" in size. Cut one in half, it makes a perfect pot holder...
  19. Thread: shoes???

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    According to the local New Balance store, the...

    According to the local New Balance store, the latest trail model is MT810. They also have a MT910, gor-tex shoe with a rubber toe cover. Looks a little like the Keen toe cover. I think some of the...
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    I am currently wearing targhees and they solved...

    I am currently wearing targhees and they solved the problem with then #2 toe. However, I still have discomfort on #2,,3 & 4 with the big toe being #1. I did 15 miles on saturday and the toes on my...
  21. Thread: shoes???

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    shoes???

    I will bring up shoes once again. With the constant change in shoe designs, models, etc., it's hard to keep up. I hike decent miles, 15 to 20 per day, my toes hurt. I have tried various brands,...
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    if you make the first day your home free

    if you make the first day your home free
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    I gave up and now leave the little bag at home. ...

    I gave up and now leave the little bag at home. Open the valve, roll from opposite end and stand it up in the inside corner of you pack. GrayBear is correct, leave the stress at home with the bag
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    there should be no problem with through hikers in...

    there should be no problem with through hikers in sept. 30 days before your first night in a shelter, make your reservation. i would plan on calling early and often, from my experiences, the back...
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    My wife and I had wolf's come into our camp sight...

    My wife and I had wolf's come into our camp sight just after dark in Yellowstone. They prowled around for about 5 minutes and moved on, needless to say, we were up for a while.
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