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    Does anyone know if the streams will be running...

    Does anyone know if the streams will be running this time of year?
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    I’m planning a sobo later this month, then down...

    I’m planning a sobo later this month, then down the GAP and c&o unless I get bored. The tip about the pumps is useful, I guess I could bring a pre filter to reduce sediment, in case the streams are...
  3. My lone peaks were slippery there; Iíve heard...

    My lone peaks were slippery there; Iíve heard some other altras have better grip, and the similar topos had better traction.
  4. I think you may need to pick a different...

    I think you may need to pick a different campground, I recall you have to have hiked 100 miles to get a spot at the birches. There is a private campground nearby at Abol bridge, and you may be able...
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    The people who shuttle apparently pay for season...

    The people who shuttle apparently pay for season passes, and include a portion of the annual fees in their rates. if you go on your own it may be more expensive.
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    If you want to explore your response to...

    If you want to explore your response to potentially dangerous people, de Becker’s ‘the gift of fear’ is an interesting read. Some of his methods would likely be helpful when dealing with the rare...
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    I spent a nice night at broken fiddle in Damascus...

    I spent a nice night at broken fiddle in Damascus last fall, they have a bear fault chewed open by a determined bear. Also in gsmnp some of them will roll them downhill, so I had to hoist my can upon...
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    Great place, and they shuttle (or at least did...

    Great place, and they shuttle (or at least did last year). A small operation, very peaceful.
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    It has to be tough to run a strong, viable hostel...

    It has to be tough to run a strong, viable hostel over the years. Even if financially feasible, you have to have a really strong sense of service or the inevitable flood of hikers can wear you down,...
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    I have the Montbell. For a couple of ounces you...

    I have the Montbell. For a couple of ounces you get a highly versatile layer; for my AT thru I combined a lightweight merino shirt, a polartec alpha hoodie, and the wind jacket, which worked from 25...
  11. I had a valuable learning experience coming down...

    I had a valuable learning experience coming down from 1 goose on the AT last year, in September. Made the mistake of overlooking a storm coming from the SW, saw it coming but I thought I’d outrun it...
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    Erik ran a really clean, well-organized hostel. A...

    Erik ran a really clean, well-organized hostel. A few hikers grumbled about the rules (shower first,etc), but most thought it was great. I think the stress of Covid took a lot out of him, as he had...
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    I think it could be a problem after a high rain...

    I think it could be a problem after a high rain event, but from what I could see of the blue blaze itís an easy up and down hill loop.
  14. Thread: Hostel hopping

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    Agree completely, particularly in CT. If you’re...

    Agree completely, particularly in CT. If you’re near Harriman in NY the tuxedo motel is a great buy, though.
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    What?

    If the authorities are still investigating this, why should someone with no knowledge of the facts say anything about it?
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    [QUOTE=Slo-go'en;2293175]Open Hostels? Probably...

    [QUOTE=Slo-go'en;2293175]Open Hostels? Probably not, as they would have to be heated to have running water and that would be a big expense. Woods Hole outside of Pearisburg is the only one I can...
  17. Looking for information from someone who has hiked the Potomac Heritage Scenic Trail

    I completed an AT thruhike this year, next year I need something shorter for family reasons, and I'm looking at the Potomac Heritage Scenic Trail. It's hard to find information on this, which is a...
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    I stayed at the sapphire inn this fall, hilltop...

    I stayed at the sapphire inn this fall, hilltop was full. Itís reasonably priced and clean, short walk downtown. If you need a shuttle I highly recommend Bobby the Greek, he is very reliable and a...
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    I just crossed it last week on my flip flop. ...

    I just crossed it last week on my flip flop. They removed the old bridge and revised the approach stairs, leaving some parts of the old bridge nearby.With low water itís an easy rock hop. Thereís a...
  20. Thread: Power Banks

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    if you need more power (for camera, etc)

    The nitecore NB20000 is due out later this month, according to the company. It has more power than I need, but if you need more, it will likely be the lightest weight 20000 available.
  21. For SWjohnsey, yes I like others I use power, and...

    For SWjohnsey, yes I like others I use power, and the good news is that increasingly our power will come from methods with a lesser impact on our climate, time to celebrate as we fire up those...
  22. Yes, economic consequences of our sudden decline...

    Yes, economic consequences of our sudden decline in fossil fuel prices could be unexpectedly good news for outdoors enthusiasts, as there will be less incentive for expanding drilling and fuel...
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    Thank you, I have some concerns about the heron...

    Thank you, I have some concerns about the heron 1.0 (I'm a bit close to weight limit), but I'll take a look. I think half a net sounds like trouble.
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    I've got a WB Eldorado, experimenting with a rare...

    I've got a WB Eldorado, experimenting with a rare Dutchware hammock called 'Flippin the bird'; it has a draping Bugnet and is really light (14 oz or less). My main goal is to have as light a hammock...
  25. The big issue with denaturants is toxicity:...

    The big issue with denaturants is toxicity: methanol for example is harmful if absorbed or inhaled. As long as you are careful, the risk is low, but grain alcohol is safer since it lacks the added...
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