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  1. Just curious if anyone was at Cheaha over...

    Just curious if anyone was at Cheaha over Memorial Day weekend, and if so, was there was any water to be found on the Pinhoti at intersection of Odum and Chinnabee Silent?
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    I'm not sure if other folks had food hung or not....

    I'm not sure if other folks had food hung or not. It was about 10 pm when I moved down to the other sites, and I only talked to people in one campsite. It was raining just before daylight the next...
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    I (and everyone in the Hidden Pond area) had a...

    I (and everyone in the Hidden Pond area) had a run-in with that bear in late January. I may have been down there the week before he entered the tent. I was up in that fantastic site at the point in...
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    The satellite view was a great recommendation...

    The satellite view was a great recommendation that I should have done earlier. Pairing up what you wrote with what I remember from previous trips was helpful, and the satellite view gave me a much...
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    Many thanks, martinb!

    Many thanks, martinb!
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    Off the beaten path near Hidden Pond

    I hiked from Juniper Springs Rec area out onto Hopkins and back a couple of times several years ago. Govt shutdown may kill my upcoming trip to Cumberland Island in a couple of weeks and I'm...
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    I'd go with the 10 degree option for sleep....

    I'd go with the 10 degree option for sleep. Temperatures can be all over the place here that time of year.
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    Just checking to see if anyone has been on Juniper Prairie/Hopkins Prairie in last few days. I'm curious to know current insect situation and any other info worth passing along.
  9. Thread: Pin-Chin-Sky

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    I hiked the loop on Jan 14-15 for the first time...

    I hiked the loop on Jan 14-15 for the first time in about five years. At noon on Jan 14, there were 22 cars at/around Adams Gap TH when I walked through. When I got off the trail at about 1 pm on Jan...
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    I do a couple of couscous dishes with a freezer...

    I do a couple of couscous dishes with a freezer bag cook method. Couscous cooks a lot easier than rice. I don't have my recipes in front of me, but they'd be pretty easy to approximate with...
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    There is a lot on Hwy 281 very near Turnipseed...

    There is a lot on Hwy 281 very near Turnipseed Camp (Chinnabee Silent crosses 281 at this lot). I would park there or Adams Gap. Overnight parking isn't allowed at Chinnabee because of past...
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    Given where you're located, have you looked much...

    Given where you're located, have you looked much in Tennessee?

    Savage Gulf ranges from really easy to really hard:

    http://www.friendsofscsra.org/savage-gulf-trail-map.pdf
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    For clarity, I think the stream Drybones is...

    For clarity, I think the stream Drybones is talking about is the same one I call the "stream bed that hopefully has water in it." I've found at least a little water there most times I've needed it,...
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    I usually let the weather determine my direction...

    I usually let the weather determine my direction on this loop and hike the Pinhoti leg on the clearest day to better enjoy the overlooks. I think navigation is easier doing the Cave Creek leg...
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    Oops---was thinking you'd said this weekend, so...

    Oops---was thinking you'd said this weekend, so ignore the 90% showers part if you're not going this weekend.
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    There is 90% chance of showers in the area...

    There is 90% chance of showers in the area tomorrow, so most anything that will hold water will likely have it.

    Are you doing the short loop (Cave Creek, the short connector trail, Pinhoti) or the...
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    I was camped on Hopkins Prairie Saturday night...

    I was camped on Hopkins Prairie Saturday night and a bike came whizzing past me a little after dark. The mosquitos were out in full force (nothing during the day, then a full on swarm at dusk) and I...
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    On a weekend trip, I loaned my water filter to...

    On a weekend trip, I loaned my water filter to strangers. It was their second day of a multi-day trip and it was my last day and I didn't need any more water. They'd driven several hours from a...
  19. True, but in this particular instance, we're...

    True, but in this particular instance, we're talking about two specific sections of the Pinhoti trail and some side trails in the Cheaha area. There are spots on these sections where the trail is...
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    Smoked paprika and Seitenbacher's veggie broth.

    Smoked paprika and Seitenbacher's veggie broth.
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    Isn't Caney Head more like 6 miles from Adam's...

    Isn't Caney Head more like 6 miles from Adam's Gap on the Pinhoti? If so, Tarpcamper may be talking about one of those sites before you reach the big trail intersection.

    As others have noted, the...
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    I was thinking about going to the Cheaha area...

    I was thinking about going to the Cheaha area this weekend, so thanks for the status update, and thank you very much for the work you'll be doing the rest of the week.
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    Thanks, Matt.

    Thanks, Matt.
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    I'm assuming this stretch of trail is now...

    I'm assuming this stretch of trail is now reopened. Can anyone confirm?
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    Speaker--I think me, al-stargazer and Drybones...

    Speaker--I think me, al-stargazer and Drybones are all talking about the same shelter. It's located right around your mile marker 166.56 in Section 13. Heading trail north after crossing Salem Church...
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