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  1. I felt that this was a mistake because if she...

    I felt that this was a mistake because if she had gotten that far, someone would have seen her during the day, or night. No one passed her after she left the shelter, so whatever happened, I...
  2. Gerry may have been roaming elsewhere when the...

    Gerry may have been roaming elsewhere when the search party came thru the area that she was eventually found.

    I wish they would give more details, like whether or not she was with her tent and if...
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    I learned my lesson regarding hopping rocks at...

    I learned my lesson regarding hopping rocks at waterfalls wearing sneakers. I'll still wear my sneakers; but I'm staying off the wet rocks. It's possible the fisherman learned the hard way, as well.
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    Went via Exit 7 from I40 NC side last week with...

    Went via Exit 7 from I40 NC side last week with no problems
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    IMO, whatever happened to her, happened early...

    IMO, whatever happened to her, happened early morning. I say this because she was only 2 miles from the last shelter; plus, no one remembers passing her that day. And if is was foul play, that...
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    I don't think hypothermia, if she had the...

    I don't think hypothermia, if she had the presence of mind to put up her tent.
    I don't think she needed medical attention, because the area was populated, and all she had to do was to stay put for...
  7. I'm confused. A pile of bones, or a bones in a...

    I'm confused. A pile of bones, or a bones in a sleeping bag/tent?
  8. I read Peter Jenkins' "Walk Across America" in...

    I read Peter Jenkins' "Walk Across America" in 1979 and by 1980 I quit school and work, sold my car and started the AT.
  9. this is the same year and same section that I...

    this is the same year and same section that I quoted
  10. I hiked in a drought. We literally had to drink...

    I hiked in a drought. We literally had to drink from the Shenandoah River coming into town due to lack of water. That evening we used pitchers for glasses. That's the thirstiest I have ever been.
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    1. started my long distance hike in Nov. 2. I...

    1. started my long distance hike in Nov.

    2. I lost my tent site while hanging my bear bag. It got dark while hanging the bag and I didn't have a flashlight, nor a jacket. It gets cold quickly...
  12. This letter was in the kennebec journal this...

    This letter was in the kennebec journal this morning:

    November 5
    Theory about missing AT hiker likely not true LETTER ...
  13. Posting this comment on my facebook page

    Posting this comment on my facebook page
  14. I hate to see it burning. Do they know how it...

    I hate to see it burning. Do they know how it started? I read that it started in the picnic area.
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    I potty trained my toddler on the AT. I wasn't...

    I potty trained my toddler on the AT. I wasn't packing diapers in or out. Problems came later when he had to learn to be discreet, and that he needed to use the inside toilet instead of running to...
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    I like this clip: ...

    I like this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70UF82nysIU
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    That's when tree branches come in handy. Just...

    That's when tree branches come in handy. Just throw them down on the other side. Usually some good ones laying there to use.
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    i pack a hershey bar

    i pack a hershey bar
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    ask the moderator

    ask the moderator
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    I40 roughly NC/TN border is the northern end. ...

    I40 roughly NC/TN border is the northern end. Then 441 cuts right through the middle of the park. And then Fontana Dam for the Southern. There is also access at Cades Cove.
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    nothing worse than having to back track for a...

    nothing worse than having to back track for a pole that you left at the last stop. With sticks, you can pick up and throw down as needed.
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    We were at Grayson Hiiglands Sunday. Drove 4...

    We were at Grayson Hiiglands Sunday. Drove 4 hours round trip for roughly 3 hours of hiking. It was great. It was also cold, so pack the gear.
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    You live at the beach, and I live in the...

    You live at the beach, and I live in the foothills of those mountains. I drive 4 hours to the beach for the day and still get 8 hours of swimming. I would definitely go to the mountains for the...
  24. Thread: LW and speed

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    what's funnier is that my Sierra Design two man...

    what's funnier is that my Sierra Design two man tent 30 years ago was lighter than it's replacement and was an excellent tent that served me well. Still have my original pack as well. It's too...
  25. Thread: LW and speed

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    I get further because I hike longer, whether I'm...

    I get further because I hike longer, whether I'm light weight or heavy weight. I hike from sunrise to sunset. I don't limit my day by shelters. I don't stop early, 'cause I just can't sit still...
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