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  1. Please keep us updated concerning this. I just...

    Please keep us updated concerning this. I just ordered an Arc Haul last week.
  2. I've lived in North Georgia near the AT for about...

    I've lived in North Georgia near the AT for about 30 years and this has been about the wettest summer I can remember. It appears that it will continue into August. Seasonal springs and creeks that...
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    I've lived in north GA about 25 miles from the AT...

    I've lived in north GA about 25 miles from the AT for the last 30 years. This has been one of the wettest and coolest summers that I can remember. I'm in the woods just about every day and it really...
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    I live in north Georgia, not far from the AT. ...

    I live in north Georgia, not far from the AT.

    At that time of year, the minimum temperature you could likely encounter is mid-teens at the higher elevations. Snow is possible, but mid-November...
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    Last sentence in my previous post should read: ...

    Last sentence in my previous post should read:

    Mine have over 1,000 miles on them, I've reglued the soles with ShoeGoo once.
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    I use Nike Air trail runners with Spenco insoles...

    I use Nike Air trail runners with Spenco insoles and cushioned socks; they provide a lot of comfort, they're light and I notice less foot pain and foot fatigue when I use them.

    Mine have over...
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    Poll: I wear Nike Air Trail Runners with Spenco...

    I wear Nike Air Trail Runners with Spenco footbeds because they are light and comfortable and I notice a decreased amount of foot pain and foot fatigue when I wear them. I haven't worn boots since I...
  8. Since when is setting up camp by a stream and...

    Since when is setting up camp by a stream and waiting to be rescued a "survival skill"? Didn't panic? I'm more surprised he didn't die from boredom.

    And it wouldn't be surprising if he could...
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    I live in north Georgia, not far from the AT. I...

    I live in north Georgia, not far from the AT. I always disregard weather forecasts and plan for the worst possible weather that can occur in the area I'm hiking in.

    From Amicola Falls to Dick's...
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    Thanks for the warning. I live in north Georgia...

    Thanks for the warning. I live in north Georgia not far from the AT. I'll be very glad when they catch the SOB.
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    In the unlikely event of a bite, just seek...

    In the unlikely event of a bite, just seek medical care as soon as possible. It is NOT necessary to bring the snake to the hospital for identification purposes. Hospital staffs rightfully take a...
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    I hiked as a purist back then, when I hiked the...

    I hiked as a purist back then, when I hiked the AT. Right up until the last day, when I climbed Katahdin in a near-blizzard in late October and I had an eye infection. I followed my hiking buddy to...
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    Normally, it's not quite that bad. It depends on...

    Normally, it's not quite that bad. It depends on ventilation, humidity and wind/breeze. Some nights, I get no noticeable condensation, but usually there is at least a little. However, the only...
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    Nice video, and thanks for sharing. I was also...

    Nice video, and thanks for sharing. I was also surprised to see that much water in Panther Creek. It's nice to see our water levels returning to normal.

    It just doesn't get much better than...
  15. I live in north Georgia, and it can (and does)...

    I live in north Georgia, and it can (and does) get down into the mid/low teens in mid-March. This can also be combined with rain, sleet, snow and 40 - 50 mph winds. And in early/mid-April, temps in...
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    My doctor told me, "No one with your knee...

    My doctor told me, "No one with your knee problems has ever walked 2,000 miles". I proved him wrong.

    As Bill Irwin once said, put enough 10 mile days together, and eventually you'll get there.
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    Foothills Trail

    The Foothills Trail is approximately 78 miles in length, and the route is in the mountains of NC and SC. The southern terminus is located at Oconee State Park in SC (accessible from Hwy. 107 near...
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    There's the portion of the Florida Trail that...

    There's the portion of the Florida Trail that goes through Ocala National Forest. You can park at Juniper Springs Recreation Area. When I lived in Tampa, hiking from Juniper Springs and camping at...
  19. Before I hiked, I'd been in management with a...

    Before I hiked, I'd been in management with a large, financial services company for 17 years; had the big salary, nice car, closet full of suits, luxury car, swimming pool, etc. However, I was...
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    Well, thanks Nrvana! Now I'm getting "the bug"...

    Well, thanks Nrvana! Now I'm getting "the bug" for a NEW trail; another long hike, driving across the country, baking during the day, freezing at night, no water, bad water, desert-baked feet,...
  21. I don't wear my hiking clothes in my bag. I use...

    I don't wear my hiking clothes in my bag. I use alcohol and cotton balls on the "obvious" areas of my body at the end of the day, and weather permitting, I"ll get a sponge-bath. Then I change into...
  22. Mid-week is good, also I recommend the northern...

    Mid-week is good, also I recommend the northern part of the Georgia AT; the further from Atlanta you are, most likely the less people you'll see. Dick's Creek Gap to Bly Gap would be my choice. And...
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    I have silnylon tents. If I don't stuff them,...

    I have silnylon tents. If I don't stuff them, they aren't going back into the stuff sack. Stuffing doesn't seem to harm the seam-sealing.
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    I bought a down bag from Campmor years ago, and...

    I bought a down bag from Campmor years ago, and it was almost a half-pound (6 ozs.) over the advertised weight. Quality was good, though.
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    On my thru-hike, I had tendonitis in my left...

    On my thru-hike, I had tendonitis in my left Achilles tendon that was caused by an arch support that provided too much arch. When the middle of my foot (the arch) went up, it put stress at the...
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