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  1. Trail overgrown between Vandeventer and Iron Mountain

    Just came off in Damascus a few days ago. I'll post this is an few places and look for where the best folks to let know can be found.

    The trail between Vandeventer and Iron Mountain shelters north...
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    Parking in Damascus?

    Any recommendations on where to park in Damascus for a 3/7/10 day hike? Any hostels that will let you park there if you stay? Thanks in advance...
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    Safe/Free parking in Damascus?

    I'm looking for a safe place to park in Damascus for 3/7/10 days. Any free recommendations? Any hostels that will let you park if you stay there? Thanks for any advice.....
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    Laurel Fork trailhead Hampton, TN

    Is the Laurel Fork trailhead a safe place to park for a 7-10 day section hike?
  5. Thank you! Notes taken!

    Thank you! Notes taken!
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    Tunnelbear early in the thread recommended Max...

    Tunnelbear early in the thread recommended Max Patch to Hot Springs. That's exactly what I was going to recommend. It's a beautiful hike, 20 miles, and has 3 shelters in that span. And Hot Springs...
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    With kids that young, I'd honestly avoid the...

    With kids that young, I'd honestly avoid the Smokies all together. In fact, I'd recommend starting at Max Patch and heading north to Hot Springs. Two reasons. First, avoid the Smokies. You will...
  8. Sam's Gap to Damascus over the next couple of weeks

    Saturday afternoon I'll be starting a section hike from Sam's to Hampton and probably on through to Damascus. Any news of the trail, shelters, etc...in that section? I'm not seeing any notes from...
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    North of Hot Springs there is Hemlock Hostel and...

    North of Hot Springs there is Hemlock Hostel and Laurel Trading Post hostel. Hemlock Hostel is a great stay and has some resupply if you wanted to carry less out of Hot Springs. Laurel Hostel was...
  10. Laurel Trading Post between Hot Springs and Erwin

    Anyone know if this is still in operation? I was there last year but gave it 50-50 odds on being there this year. Looks like a perfect spot for a food drop and quick shower!
  11. I'll third or 4th or 5th your plan. Park at...

    I'll third or 4th or 5th your plan. Park at Springer (or Amicalola) and then get a return shuttle wherever you may pull off. As a veteran of hiking with sons (and a daughter) that age, I would NOT...
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    There's a thru-hiker named "Farmer" who was...

    There's a thru-hiker named "Farmer" who was making good time back in March. My son and I spent a night with him around Max Patch. He's a combat veteran. I'm sure he's up near the finish by now. He...
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    Steel Cut, good to know I have options! thank...

    Steel Cut, good to know I have options! thank you!
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    Just talked to Laughing Heart Lodge and they were...

    Just talked to Laughing Heart Lodge and they were happy to oblige. Looks like I'll be staying with them when we emerge from our hike!
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    I'm being picked up by Nancy Hoch (or an...

    I'm being picked up by Nancy Hoch (or an associate). I'm just looking at Google Maps and not seeing any parking on the west side (south). I see "Serpentine Ave" and Laughing Heart Lodge but nothing...
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    Thank you! I did get in touch with them but what...

    Thank you! I did get in touch with them but what you've shared is good info to know!
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    Hot Springs parking

    Where is the parking at Hot Springs, NC? Is on the east side of the river? Heading there tomorrow for a 10+ day hike.
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    Green Corner Road Lodging?

    My data book might be old, but I see that there is lodging and grocery just north of the Smokies at a place called "Green Corner Road." The services are 0.2 miles west of the trail. Can anyone shed...
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    Thank you, George. I've ridden with Jeff before...

    Thank you, George. I've ridden with Jeff before and found him to be reliable, knowledgeable, and genuine is his concern for our trip. In fact, I've contacted him already! Just in case he and Nancy...
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    Parking and a ride from Fontana Dam

    My son and I are coming down in a week to hike from NOC to Fontana Dam. We'd like to park at Fontana and get a ride down to NOC on Friday night or Saturday morning. Does anyone have advice on:
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    Aside from the numerous suggestions of getting...

    Aside from the numerous suggestions of getting help, I'd also add that if you hike "in the bubble" when and where the thru-hikers are bunched.......you will rarely be alone. And usually if you make...
  22. Staying at the NOC is certainly one option,...

    Staying at the NOC is certainly one option, however, it may be a pricey one. Call in advance and see what they have. There is also a place down the road (south/west) about 1 mile....I forget the...
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    Spent a night here last week. Tent instead of...

    Spent a night here last week. Tent instead of shelter. The bear-bag lines are not 10 yards from the shelter.......weird. Best part was the rock outcropping facing east in the morning. Great place...
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    Spent a night at Low Gap last week, in a tent...

    Spent a night at Low Gap last week, in a tent though...not the shelter, as it was packed. Water is PLENTIFUL. There are plenty of tent sites. Privy was working just fine.
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    I just came off from a section hike Mar 20...

    I just came off from a section hike Mar 20 afternoon-23 morning, Neel to Dick's Creek. Busiest night was the first at Low Gap. Shelter was full and there were about 15 tents. Second night at Tray...
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