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    I just got off that section last week and there...

    I just got off that section last week and there was plenty of water on the trail. Anything that said "seasonal" was flowing well, and there was plenty of water coming down in places that weren't even...
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    Fastest Man in Georgia

    So yesterday morning I was gathering the energy to start up Kelly Knob when this guy literally comes sprinting down SOBO. I said, "Hey man, you got a bear chasing you, because that's the only thing...
  3. Thanks, I'm always trying to figure out some of...

    Thanks, I'm always trying to figure out some of the things I've seen when I get back from hiking. This should be helpful.
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    Awesome, thanks for the reply. Looks like we'll...

    Awesome, thanks for the reply. Looks like we'll be doing Thursday and not Friday, so I'm hoping for an uncrowded spot. Then I guess we'll hope for another uncrowded night the next night around...
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    GA - Cheese Factory info appreciated

    Hey all, we're getting back out there for a few days and looks like the Cheese Factory site may be a good stopping point for our first night. My only concern is that it is really close to the access...
  6. As of right now, Sierra still has Mountain House...

    As of right now, Sierra still has Mountain House in stock, and several flavors are on sale.
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    I've commented several times on here that Donald...

    I've commented several times on here that Donald and Mary have always provided me and my group a top notch experience each of the three or four times we've used them. Great communication, they're...
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    My daughter is allergic to sunscreens as well,...

    My daughter is allergic to sunscreens as well, but there are two main types (that I know of). The first group works by using chemicals, such as Octinoxate, avobenzone, or octocrylene. These are the...
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    According to that wiki link you provided, a...

    According to that wiki link you provided, a recent study determined that all North American cougars (Western, Eastern and Floridian) are all one subspecies separated only by geography, not genetics....
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    Unless you have a satellite subscription plan...

    Unless you have a satellite subscription plan through Garmin or somebody else, you cannot be tracked by your family without a cell signal. The GPS on your phone can receive location information from...
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    I can definitely recommend The Further Shuttle...

    I can definitely recommend The Further Shuttle with Donald Ballard, he's often on this site so feel free to look him up. Donald and his wife, Mary, have shuttled me and my friends three or four times...
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    Good news/bad news, thanks guys. I appreciate the...

    Good news/bad news, thanks guys. I appreciate the feedback.
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    Last minute Georgia bug report?

    Hey all,
    We'll be hiking from Unicoi to Deep Gap in about a week and I was wondering what the mosquito/tick situation is this time of year? Any other biting bugs that I should be worried about as...
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    I'll take the backpack. Check your PM. Thanks.

    I'll take the backpack. Check your PM. Thanks.
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    I watched the ticks for about a minute until they...

    I watched the ticks for about a minute until they were about to get out of my eyesight. Would they have eventually died in another minute or two? Maybe? I don't know, but I wasn't going to risk it....
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    Bugs Away treated clothing

    So I forked out the big bucks for my BugsAway treated long sleeve hiking shirt, I was all excited about it. When I was on the trail I ran into something where I ended up with 7 ticks on my right...
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    Original post removed as unnecessary. Agree that...

    Original post removed as unnecessary. Agree that it's a tragedy all around and frankly I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often.
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    Just got back from Springer to Woody, we didn't...

    Just got back from Springer to Woody, we didn't stay at shelters and only saw a few people on the trail itself. Springer was crowded on Thursday, and the immediate area around Woody Gap was a circus...
  19. Thread: Lighten up

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    Deleting apps is a really good idea. I hadn't...

    Deleting apps is a really good idea. I hadn't thought of that and now I'm also not going to charge my phone battery as much, maybe only 50% or so.
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    The Further Shuttle - GA

    I just wanted to give props to Don and Mary of "The Further Shuttle" for the excellent service we received this last week. Mary picked up our group at Woody Gap, she was waiting for us when we got...
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    thanks all, just got back and can confirm there...

    thanks all, just got back and can confirm there was no sink or running water. We stocked up at Three Forks and then it poured on us that night, so we had plenty in the morning. We were grateful for...
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    Hickory Flatts Cemetery water?

    I've read conflicting reports about the availability of water here, some saying camel up at Three Forks, others saying there is a sink in the bathroom at the cemetery. Anybody been up that way lately...
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    Kelty Cosmic Down 20? You can find them new on...

    Kelty Cosmic Down 20? You can find them new on sale for around $100 sometimes. $117 right now on Amazon. If it's got to be under $100, try a Cosmic Down 40, but then you'd need a liner which is going...
  24. Thread: Ticks

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    Ticks make me itch also. I guess I never...

    Ticks make me itch also. I guess I never understood how people could let a tick sit there for days at a time. They feel like a mosquito bite to me, I scratch it, feel the bump of the tick and pull it...
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    I'm no doctor, but if you really want a supply of...

    I'm no doctor, but if you really want a supply of doxycyline and you don't want to mess with a script, you can order Fish Doxy off the internet The "experts" will wring their hands and tell you...
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