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  1. My son is currently in Afghanistan. I thank you...

    My son is currently in Afghanistan. I thank you both for your sacrifice. As a parent of a soldier having served 4 loooong tours I know the need to get out and relax. That section of AT will be...
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    I have used and LOVE Monkey Butt Powder. Besides...

    I have used and LOVE Monkey Butt Powder. Besides the obvious use, the nearly fragrance free powder with calamine makes a dandy foot powder. When I am sticky and sweaty but not enough water to wash...
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    Check again! :sun She spent 6 hours on my...

    Check again! :sun She spent 6 hours on my computer working on it yesterday.
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    Bears stealing food bags again

    Smokestack just called from Low Gap and he asked that I pass along a warning to be extra careful with food storage in Georgia. He met several people today reporting their food bags were stolen by...
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    I have the newest version of the Kindle...

    I have the newest version of the Kindle (Generation 3). I love it and take it on the trail with me.

    I carry it in a neoprene sleeve and store it in a gallon ziplock bag.

    The only "issue" I...
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    Agree. I can't use a synthetic bag because it...

    Agree. I can't use a synthetic bag because it doesn't breathe as well as my down and I glow even more. Down works better for me and as mentioned I air dry it was often as possible. A pretty day...
  7. Neat. I'll check it out. My husband and I had...

    Neat. I'll check it out. My husband and I had fun removing two 24 inch humdingers off the trail in our section near Bly Gap last weekend. You have to get much more creative if you can't use a...
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    AAAaaaa. Wonderful memory trip! ADK46er #2354...

    AAAaaaa. Wonderful memory trip! ADK46er #2354 here wishing I had the stamina and time to go on this trip. Wishing you great weather and strong legs. :sun
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    Yes. A friend of mine from a local hiking club...

    Yes. A friend of mine from a local hiking club out on a club hike near Slaughter. He was an active hiker and a really nice guy. At this point he is presumed to have died of a heart attack. ...
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    Absolutely.:sun

    Absolutely.:sun
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    Winton Porter Author Luncheon

    FYI Georgia/NC/SC folks:

    Winton Porter from Mountain Crossings Store in Neels Gap will be the guest speaker at the Habersham County/Clarkesville Library's annual Book and Author Luncheon. He will...
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    Drats! Darn Darn Darn!

    I just found this posting and the date for the Christmas party.

    We have committed ourselves to hiking the Pine Mountain Trail on that weekend.

    Sorry, no peppermint patties this Christmas.
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    Kinsman Pond Campsite. Well built tent platform...

    Kinsman Pond Campsite. Well built tent platform but not enough space between boards. The spaces had silted in and the platform became a standing pond.

    We didn't wilderness tent as we were going...
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    Kero, Thanks for the reply as that was the...

    Kero,

    Thanks for the reply as that was the tact we took. Smokestack and I had extra rope and that was the technique we tried... it just wasn't working. We needed something to stake down the fly...
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    Platforms in NH

    I just returned from an abbreviated trip to the Whites. Will return later.

    My tent is non-free standing and had a rough night in a torrential downpour trying to set up my tent on one of the...
  16. I am not sure if this answers your question or...

    I am not sure if this answers your question or not. I have used a variety of self-inflating thermarests. After deflating the pad I close the valve and instead of rolling them I fold them into a...
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    Scott, You are more than welcome to come for...

    Scott,

    You are more than welcome to come for the night. SOON! It would be great. We have a small problem at the moment with our guest bedroom. It is in the basement and last Friday night the hot...
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    Hello friend!

    Scott! What a treat to see you online here. I don't stop by WB very often these days myself and was glad I spotted your family update.

    Smokestack and I are still plugging along on the trail. ...
  19. Thread: Earrings

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    Um, I have hiked a lot of the AT during all four...

    Um, I have hiked a lot of the AT during all four seasons and have been slapped, grabbed, tossed, and scrubbed clean by overgrown weeds and tree branches in the trail for miles on end. Just got back...
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    Hey Kirby! We will be in NH in July. Glad to...

    Hey Kirby!

    We will be in NH in July. Glad to hear about your plans. I KNOW you will achieve your dreams. Good luck!!!!

    MN and SS
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    Good one, Karl. I guess the same reason folks...

    Good one, Karl. I guess the same reason folks with contacts have backup glasses. LOL
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    Thanks everyone. I am getting so excited about...

    Thanks everyone. I am getting so excited about the trip. Just 400+ more miles to finish this trail!! Yippee.
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    Bump bump bump... still asking. Need answer.

    Bump bump bump... still asking. Need answer.
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    Hammock or Tent

    Smokestack and I are planning on hiking New Hamphshire in July along with several friends. One of our group prefers to hammock but is uncertain if he should bring a tent or his hammock.

    We are a...
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    I have the Montbell Super Stretch 1 and 3. The 3...

    I have the Montbell Super Stretch 1 and 3. The 3 is my 3 season bag. I can't stand a mummy bag but I love these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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