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  1. I couldn't have said it better. Social...

    I couldn't have said it better. Social distancing and thorough hand washing are what the experts have repeated time and again as the best defenses against spreading the virus.

    Shelter in...
  2. This is a wonderful graphic showing how the virus...

    This is a wonderful graphic showing how the virus spread through the US. It got here in January, and somewhere around the second week of March its exponential growth becomes clear. ...
  3. "The Ethics of Thru-Hiking During the COVID-19 Pandemic"

    I found this article on the Outside website to be fairly objective. It quotes people who fall into three groups: those who are attempting to thru-hike this year, those who have started and are...
  4. I'm so sorry to hear about this and hope everyone...

    I'm so sorry to hear about this and hope everyone has the best possible outcome.
  5. Kudos to the hikers who are sacrificing for the...

    Kudos to the hikers who are sacrificing for the sake of slowing the epidemic/pandemic. And thank you.

    [Sorry for the duplicate post!]
  6. Kudos to the hikers who are sacrificing for the...

    Kudos to the hikers who are sacrificing for the sake of slowing the epidemic/pandemic.
  7. Maybe, maybe not, but the more important issue is...

    Maybe, maybe not, but the more important issue is that people who are infected can pass it to other people before they know they're carrying it. Anyone of any age can get sick at any level of...
  8. Washington Post article about AT and Coronavirus

    "Hikers are starting their annual trip north on the Appalachian Trail. Coronavirus could make it complicated"
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  9. Thread: Finally!

    by RuthN
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    Congrats and good luck!

    Congrats and good luck!
  10. Thread: 2021 flip flop

    by RuthN
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    2021 flip flop

    In 2021, three years after originally planned, I will be setting out on what will be either a thru or a long section of the AT. I have to leave mid-May because of a scheduling conflict, so I am...
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    Last year I set off for an overnight hike on the...

    Last year I set off for an overnight hike on the Lone Star Trail. I saw a huge cloud of smoke over the forest as soon as I got off the interstate, so I stopped in the ranger's office to find out...
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    Just a follow-up - my husband and I both enrolled...

    Just a follow-up - my husband and I both enrolled in the Texas Master Naturalist Program administered by Texas A&M. It runs from February to May of next year. Pony, we definitely aren't at the same...
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    I have been reading and greatly enjoying your...

    I have been reading and greatly enjoying your book. I highly recommend it.
  14. Wish I could be there! And I second Slow Trek’s...

    Wish I could be there! And I second Slow Trek’s appreciation for your work.
  15. "You Can Now Hike the Appalachian Trail Virtually"

    Interesting article from Outside magazine's website about an app that logs your mileage walked and illustrates where you would be on the AT if you walked that distance on trail.
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    Ugh - sorry to hear about that. My best...

    Ugh - sorry to hear about that. My best suggestion is to reach out to some of the sources I interviewed for that article. Try emailing Sue Williams of fiftysense.net at [email protected] ...
  17. I'll be there!

    I'll be there!
  18. "She Survived a Stabbing, then Climbed Mount Katahdin"

    Amazing grit. Kudos to her.

    https://www.outsideonline.com/2402641/kirby-morrill-appalachian-trail-stabbing

    [I haven't been checking White Blaze for about a week, so please forgive me if this...
  19. Thread: "Hike it Baby"

    by RuthN
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    Sorry! I can't find another link, but here's...

    Sorry! I can't find another link, but here's the link to the group itself.
  20. Thread: "Hike it Baby"

    by RuthN
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    "Hike it Baby"

    Interesting article from the Washington Post about a group dedicated to parents and kids getting outside and hiking.
  21. Thread: Itís Done!!!

    by RuthN
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    Well done! Congratulations!

    Well done! Congratulations!
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    I'm a volunteer for the Gathering and should be...

    I'm a volunteer for the Gathering and should be able to get that info. I never camped at the event so I can't speak from personal experience.
  23. Thread: Trail Completed

    by RuthN
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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
  24. Man accused of murder along the Appalachian Trail found incompetent to stand trial

    https://www.heraldcourier.com/news/man-accused-of-murder-along-the-appalachian-trail-found-incompetent/article_70e148ec-9da9-11e9-be87-9f521fa3aabd.html
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  25. Shenandoah National Park temporarily closes campsites due to bear activity

    "According to a press release from the park, all eight designated campsites surrounding the Blackrock Hut/Shelter will be closed to overnight camping until July 11.

    Park officials say a bear...
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