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    Any word from Atlas Guides on the Sheltowee App?...

    Any word from Atlas Guides on the Sheltowee App? I found myself with some extra time off I need to use and I am debating maybe knocking out the Sheltowee if the app is going to be available.
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    Not a female but I purchased the Icebreaker...

    Not a female but I purchased the Icebreaker sports bras and panties for my wife and she loves them for backpacking trips. They have different styles based on what she prefers. For a puffy, she uses a...
  3. We went through there the beginning of the month...

    We went through there the beginning of the month and I don't recall any significant overgrowth. There are of course some areas where the occasional branch has made it way into the trail space but...
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    Lol, definitely thinking polycro would be the way...

    Lol, definitely thinking polycro would be the way to go in this instance!
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    There is no privy there, just poop under every...

    There is no privy there, just poop under every rock in the "Privy Area".
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    Do you have Guthooks for the trail? That will be...

    Do you have Guthooks for the trail? That will be your best source of info although the trail isn't highly trafficked like other trails.
  7. Interesting, I wasn't aware low T lent itself to...

    Interesting, I wasn't aware low T lent itself to night sweats.
  8. If you get cold, put on a layer. Depending on how...

    If you get cold, put on a layer. Depending on how late you eat before bed, your body is ramped up producing heat. As the night goes on, you cool down. Personally, I find it better to go to bed in...
  9. I started the BMT with 3kcal per day and by the...

    I started the BMT with 3kcal per day and by the last 4-5 days, I had bumped to 5kcal per day. I did pig out the two times I was able to get town/gas station food as well. Short trips, a lot of people...
  10. Depends on your conditioning and pack weight....

    Depends on your conditioning and pack weight. Last time I did that section, I went from Tray Mountain Shelter to Bly Gap. Then Bly to Winding Stair Gap. I am the same age as you for reference.
  11. Appreciate it! I'm not sure what I expected in...

    Appreciate it! I'm not sure what I expected in the Smokies. We saw 3 rangers in the backcountry, one guy at Laurel Shelter and probably 15 or so at Mt. Sterling. Which I guess that makes sense as...
  12. Congrats! Brought back memories of my recent...

    Congrats! Brought back memories of my recent completion. Its funny to me how few people you saw compared to my trip.
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    Clock runs from the beginning of the attempt to...

    Clock runs from the beginning of the attempt to the end. Supported, he could go into town every night and sleep at a motel if he wanted. So as long as he completes the attempt faster than the...
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    Figured I would even throw a lighterpack that I...

    Figured I would even throw a lighterpack that I will use this year for Damascus to Daleville in June. I run hotter than most so take that into consideration.
    https://lighterpack.com/r/46kqgl
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    Just a note in case the OP is still checking and...

    Just a note in case the OP is still checking and will take the advice of a "YouTuber". In the past 5 years, I can recall 2-3 times where a cold snap has hit mid-May and people ended up miserably cold...
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    Normally, $100 for spending on hostels or the...

    Normally, $100 for spending on hostels or the like. Hotel/motels/lodges take cards as do most gas stations and grocery stores. If I know I am getting a shuttle, I carry the shuttle amount plus tip on...
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    I remember walking down from the AT to Greasy...

    I remember walking down from the AT to Greasy Creek Friendly and thinking I might have been on a set from Deliverance.
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    Just a side note, the permethrin instructions...

    Just a side note, the permethrin instructions mention not applying it to under clothing, so you don't want to treat your boxer shorts.
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    I do have to admit that I have had my eye on that...

    I do have to admit that I have had my eye on that mini-inflator as well. If you were to bring the pump sack, the mini-pump only weighs about an ounce more so personally, that seems to be worth it....
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    They do, mine started blowing baffles on the BMT...

    They do, mine started blowing baffles on the BMT late last year. I sent it in and they sent me the new version back. The new one is slightly heavier, and when I inflated it, it actually looked wider...
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    Glad to see you got to meet Nimblewill, and it...

    Glad to see you got to meet Nimblewill, and it sounds like you had a great time!
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    Every year is different but on average, that time...

    Every year is different but on average, that time of year, you would probably be lucky if it got below 60F on that section of trail.
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    I use a two port AUKEY that looks like is no...

    I use a two port AUKEY that looks like is no longer made: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BBZJ31Y/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    This is a newer version with 3 ports and...
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    True, but the multi-use of the phone makes it the...

    True, but the multi-use of the phone makes it the better choice for my application. I have debated buying a nice camera but in reality, the only time it is warranted for my style of photog/filming is...
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    No phone equals no video. I look at it as my way...

    No phone equals no video. I look at it as my way of providing the slide shows I grew up watching at my grandparents house when my uncle would come home from an adventure. But, I am glad you found...
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