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    Familiar with bobcat tracks, this one was easily...

    Familiar with bobcat tracks, this one was easily twice as big, 3+inches wide. Still hunting for the GSMNP track pic, might be on my old 3G iphone which is dead. The other pic I have is from a dry...
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    Kev, I have it somewhere. It was taken about 10...

    Kev, I have it somewhere. It was taken about 10 years ago and I got a lot of pictures in several storage devices. Looking.
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    I have seen a mountain lion print in GSMNP. I...

    I have seen a mountain lion print in GSMNP. I know what I saw because I've seen the same prints when hiking out west. I was stunned when I saw it but there was no mistaking what it was. It could have...
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    As long as it stays offshore you should be spared...

    As long as it stays offshore you should be spared 100+ mph winds. You will probably see 80ish mph. I'm north of you and am expecting 70ish gusts. Keep an eye on what it does after leaving the...
  5. And be able to get off a kill shot because if you...

    And be able to get off a kill shot because if you are off, bye-bye. I carry Frontier spray and have good confidence hat it will work in most situations. Sure, there's alway a chance you will run into...
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    It's pretty crazy around here. A lot of people...

    It's pretty crazy around here. A lot of people seem to be terrified of no electricity (if that even happens). People are boarding up 4-5 days before this cane hits, somewhere. I can get my boards up...
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    It takes time to become acquainted with sleeping...

    It takes time to become acquainted with sleeping in a one person tent if you are used to 2+ people tents. I have two kits, light weight using a Notch Li, and a medium weight for winter/ bad weather...
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    I do not put my pot, stove, or fuel in my...

    I do not put my pot, stove, or fuel in my bareboxer, which holds about 4 days of food. I FBC, though, so no food smells int he pot. As mentioned, the bearikade would be the one to have if you can...
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    I've been using permethrin on my DT socks for at...

    I've been using permethrin on my DT socks for at least two years with no noticeable degradation of performance.
  10. I use a 3L platypus (for dry camps)...

    I use a 3L platypus (for dry camps) reservoir/filter and 1L smartwater bottle. Nalgene is unnecessary dead weight.
  11. He knew he had health problems but went into the...

    He knew he had health problems but went into the wilderness, anyway. This tells me he would accept if he left the physical world there. RIP.
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    Sad, that hojo has gone downhill. stayed there a...

    Sad, that hojo has gone downhill. stayed there a few times. it was decent up until about five years ago, don't know whether it got new owners or what.
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    +3, a lot of solid info.

    +3, a lot of solid info.
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    I carry a bareboxer can, 1.6 lbs. Nothing gets...

    I carry a bareboxer can, 1.6 lbs. Nothing gets into it.
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    Consider the Notch Li, it will change your kit....

    Consider the Notch Li, it will change your kit. No sag, either.
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    Ticks are way up there.

    Ticks are way up there.
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    That must've been a pretty good sized branched...

    That must've been a pretty good sized branched that ripped the Keron. On one of my trips with the Allak it got hit my a pool cue-sized branch on the umbrella part during a storm and I feared the...
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    I didn't get up there until the 27th, so, not me....

    I didn't get up there until the 27th, so, not me. I had originally planned a four nighter, beginning on the 25th, on the ridge but my car issue took two days away from me. :(
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    Sorry I missed you this trip Walter. My trusty...

    Sorry I missed you this trip Walter. My trusty Subaru developed the dreaded plastic end tank coolant leak on the way into Robbinsville and it delayed me a couple of days. I camped at my usual spot on...
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    Nice pics, number 7 is a fantastic shot. Heading...

    Nice pics, number 7 is a fantastic shot. Heading to NC next week, it will be great to get in some mountain time.
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    I'm hoping to be camped in that spot later this...

    I'm hoping to be camped in that spot later this month. :sun
  22. Sunsets in the highlands are otherworldly. Glad...

    Sunsets in the highlands are otherworldly. Glad you both enjoyed it.
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    Looks like a sweet trip. Was Bam Bam hiking shoe...

    Looks like a sweet trip. Was Bam Bam hiking shoe less? I heard it was a thing.
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    Poll: It's the number one question someone asks when I...

    It's the number one question someone asks when I tell them I backpack.

    I am crazy, apparently, for going "out there".
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    This has happened several times for me down here...

    This has happened several times for me down here in hurricaine-ville. Glad your place was spared.
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