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    I hiked the Alabama Pinhoti in December '06 from...

    I hiked the Alabama Pinhoti in December '06 from Porter Gap to Cave Spring, GA. Great time to hike that trail - weather can be dodgy at times but it's usually pretty nice. I used a 20 degree down...
  2. Thread: smkymtnsteve

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    Happy trails, Steve.

    Happy trails, Steve.
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    I did the north half of the Smokey's over MLK...

    I did the north half of the Smokey's over MLK weekend about 10 years ago, Newfound Gap to Davenport Gap in a four day, three night trip.

    It was a pretty intense.

    I was less than 500 yards from...
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    I beg to differ. Any problems that Bob is...

    I beg to differ. Any problems that Bob is working on probably have precious little to do with the AT or WB.
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    Make that former member. Bob passed away earlier...

    Make that former member. Bob passed away earlier this year.

    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/content.php/1318-Bob-Cummings-Legendary-Maine-environmental-reporter-moves-on-to-new-trails
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    I might know that guy. I understand he still...

    I might know that guy. I understand he still uses a 8' x 10' Oware tarp when appropriate, and a Six Moons Lunar when he doesn't think the tarp will cut the mustard.

    Oddly enough he seems to be...
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    I have my issues with horses, too. When I did...

    I have my issues with horses, too. When I did the Alabama Pinhoti a several years ago it was obvious that some of the locals didn't give a hot d*** about where horses were allowed, and where the...
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    One word: dramamine. 'Nuff said.

    One word: dramamine.

    'Nuff said.
  9. Been using Emergen - C the last several years. ...

    Been using Emergen - C the last several years.

    Used it successfully on my first century on a bicycle on the Silver Comet Trail a couple of years ago. That ride was during June, and to put it...
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    A friend wanted to see the movie, so I met her at...

    A friend wanted to see the movie, so I met her at the only theater that was showing it here in 'Lanter. To say the movie was poorly attended is putting it mildly, a total of 6 people including...
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    I started backpacking with a 5,500 CI external...

    I started backpacking with a 5,500 CI external frame, rationalized my gear and swapped down to a 2,500 CI pack (approx 40 L). Did some more downsizing and am very happy with a 34 L pack these days,...
  12. Does this mean you're not cross dressing any more?

    Does this mean you're not cross dressing any more?
  13. Yes, alcohol stoves are widely used. Some...

    Yes, alcohol stoves are widely used.

    Some people swear by them, some swear at them but they're definitely widely used. I think Mags' advice to find out what works for you and not worry about what...
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    If you found a problem with Mr. Parkay's maps...

    If you found a problem with Mr. Parkay's maps shoot him an e-mail describing what you found. Not sure if he's still maintaining those maps, been several years since I hiked the Georgia section but...
  15. Something like this: ...

    Something like this:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkBeZqXU4zk
  16. Idle curiosity, but what size tarp and how did...

    Idle curiosity, but what size tarp and how did you pitch it?

    Been playing with an 8' x 10' Oware for a while and have been pleased with the construction.
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    Excellent WFR class...

    Excellent WFR class at the Tremont Institute in the Smokey's every January. Kinda pricey, but you'll get your money's worth.
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    Since Earl Shaffer hiked the trail in 1948? ...

    Since Earl Shaffer hiked the trail in 1948? Yeah, I imagine one or two might have.
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    In the same vein I've found my down bag conforms...

    In the same vein I've found my down bag conforms far better to the bottom of my pack with a larger stuff sack. Compressing it in a smaller stuff sack made a hard ball that didn't conform well and...
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    Can we say "troll," boys and girls?

    Can we say "troll," boys and girls?
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    I ride to the bus station and back two or three times a week as part of my commute, and get out on the Silver Comet - Chief Ladiga Trail every chance I get for longer rides on the weekends when I...
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    And take the time to understand what it means to...

    And take the time to understand what it means to you, based on your metabolism, tolerance for cold weather, etc.
    I don't think the lapse rate is that accurate. I've always used 3 to 5 degrees...
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    Theme song, maybe?

    Theme song, maybe?
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    I have, twice. Both times it was in a heavily...

    I have, twice. Both times it was in a heavily impacted camping area.

    As far as keeping mice away from your gear I suggest that's a little backwards. My approach is to keep my gear away from...
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    I view Backpacker the same as the National...

    I view Backpacker the same as the National Enquirer. I'll read a copy for grins and giggles if I find one laying around but there's no way I'm gonna pay for that crap.
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