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    Give or take, yes 3 miles is close.

    Give or take, yes 3 miles is close.
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    Three Forks is a spot where Left, Middle, and...

    Three Forks is a spot where Left, Middle, and Right Forks come together in a large pool to create Raven Fork, which flows into the Oconoluftee. Used to be a trail from Hyatt Bald (near CS44) up over...
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    Always good to read your trip reports, Tipi. ...

    Always good to read your trip reports, Tipi.

    After hiking with you, your buddy Patman met us on Straight Fork Road in the Smokies for an off-trail adventure (trip report later), but he didn't...
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    Welcome to White Blaze! I'm curious to know...

    Welcome to White Blaze!

    I'm curious to know when you're planning this trip. Temperatures are very pleasant in the mountains right now. I'll be out there myself this weekend.

    Clingman's Dome...
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    I bought an entire bolt of soft tulle for my...

    I bought an entire bolt of soft tulle for my daughter's wedding in 2018. Still have 3/4 of it. Do you think that would work?
  6. Agree, that's a good suggestion. It's long...

    Agree, that's a good suggestion. It's long enough for a person to begin distinguishing between the excitement/romance/exhilaration of the imagined trail culture, and the reality of trudging along,...
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    Our first AT section was in Shenandoah, almost 11...

    Our first AT section was in Shenandoah, almost 11 years ago. We went for our 20th anniversary in early November. I remember it being a little chilly at night, but very enjoyable during the daylight...
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    sore ankle, A big CONGRATULATIONS to you! We...

    sore ankle,
    A big CONGRATULATIONS to you! We finished our ten-mile hiking project just about 9 months ago, and I still feel the glow of that accomplishment! It's a wonderful feeling, and it's neat...
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    Additional funding wouldn't solve the crime...

    Additional funding wouldn't solve the crime problem, whether it comes from a hiker fee, car fee, or other source. My catalytic converter is not a priority to anybody but me, certainly not to the...
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    First, a thank you to those who responded in a...

    First, a thank you to those who responded in a civil and helpful manner, like rhjanes above. Kindness is always praiseworthy.

    LShuman, if I understand correctly, you've completed the trail from...
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    Eventually we'll all be forced to pay for parking...

    Eventually we'll all be forced to pay for parking privileges from the local mafia boss. Pay up, and he'll insure that your vehicle is left alone. He controls/employs most of the criminals anyway,...
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    It shouldn't be hard to catch such thieves. The...

    It shouldn't be hard to catch such thieves. The scene of the crime is known. Seems like a trail cam would give info that would enable some targeted surveillance, then catch them in the act.
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    We had a similar experience. Early April in...

    We had a similar experience. Early April in Pennsylvania, left most of our gear at the hostel and slacked a 12-mile stretch in a drizzly all-day rain over a snow-slushy trail. Had our rain gear,...
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    I learned a new word!

    I learned a new word!
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    Excellent comment! Love the sarcasm. ;)

    Excellent comment! Love the sarcasm.
    ;)
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    Go to the WB home page. At the upper left...

    Go to the WB home page. At the upper left there's a list. Click on shuttle providers and you'll find people in that area. When we hiked Mass/Vt we used Dave Ackerson. I don't have his contact...
  17. Late spring storms may dump heavy wet snow, but...

    Late spring storms may dump heavy wet snow, but it typically doesn't last long around here. On our trips to the Smokies this spring, despite the cold temperatures, the snow on the ground was no more...
  18. To promote social distancing as a COVID...

    To promote social distancing as a COVID precaution, the park relaxed their rules and allowed tenting in the vicinity of the shelters. I don't know if that's still the case. Under the normal rules,...
  19. I'm not as knowledgeable as some others, but I'll...

    I'm not as knowledgeable as some others, but I'll try to help. First, I assume that was just a typo, and you meant NORTH not SOUTH.

    If you head towards the Smokies, you will enter the national...
  20. What a hiking beast you are! Again, big...

    What a hiking beast you are!
    Again, big congratulations on your finish. Seems like "The Finish" should be longer, but instead it's just a final step, a moment, and then you enter the post-hike. ...
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    Dan, I don't know what parts of the trail you...

    Dan, I don't know what parts of the trail you haven't done, but if you're not going to do all of it, at least make room in your life to go do Katahdin. You won't regret it, not one bit!

    And the...
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    So happy for you Gambit McCrae!! Your day has...

    So happy for you Gambit McCrae!!
    Your day has finally come. Focus focus focus, then suddenly you're there and it's over it's done. Enjoy your moment. Relish it, savor every little bit.

    So...
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    Humidity in the Southeast makes hiking in a head...

    Humidity in the Southeast makes hiking in a head net unbearable - in my opinion.

    We have bugs around here, but we don't have the organized armies of assault insects that you find in the northern...
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    Thank you for taking the time to clean that up. ...

    Thank you for taking the time to clean that up. Yes, much more readable!

    I assume they will have some education/enforcement in place soon. Max Patch is desperately in need of some regulation. I...
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    I like the ex-officio underwear. The ones I wear...

    I like the ex-officio underwear. The ones I wear have a waffle texture that helps to keep damp sweaty fabric from sticking to skin.

    I don't have a bra recommendation, except to let her choose. ...
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