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    My first ever hike in the Smokies was over...

    My first ever hike in the Smokies was over Thanksgiving. First two nights were like August summer nights. Third night front moved in and dumped several inches of snow. Last two days spent post holing.
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    Same here.

    Same here.
  3. Wrong tarp, wrong pitch or just not knowing how....

    Wrong tarp, wrong pitch or just not knowing how. I have been through some serious storms and torrential downpours and have never been wet in a hammock. I have even survived a tornado in one.
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    Safety pins.

    Safety pins.
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    I was so glad that I had one in Maine June of...

    I was so glad that I had one in Maine June of 2009 when it rained 26 days. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190107/41e98a797da061102985391137028ab2.jpg
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    Peace Pilgrim, Mildred Norman, was the first...

    Peace Pilgrim, Mildred Norman, was the first female to thru hike at age 44. Emma Gatewood was the first female to solo thru hike
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    Facebook AT Section Hikers group. Someone said...

    Facebook AT Section Hikers group. Someone said that they had spoken to the family and that is what the family told them.
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    I heard that they believe her blood sugar dropped...

    I heard that they believe her blood sugar dropped and she got disoriented.
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    I was able to hand at Katahdin Stream CG in 2010.

    I was able to hand at Katahdin Stream CG in 2010.
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    I think that you mean from ME 27 to ME 4.

    I think that you mean from ME 27 to ME 4.
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    There are videos on youtube of bears at NFG...

    There are videos on youtube of bears at NFG tearing doors off of cars to get to food stored inside.
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    I just slept with mine in my hammock in the 100...

    I just slept with mine in my hammock in the 100 mw.
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    We did that section in June 2009. Started June 6....

    We did that section in June 2009. Started June 6. It had snowed June 1. Temps were mild but it rained almost everyday. All in all it was a good hike.


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    I stopped at White House Landing. Good meals,...

    I stopped at White House Landing. Good meals, shower, washed clothes and a bunk. Decent resupply and no more expensive than a food drop. The one pound cheeseburger was awesome and the homemade pizza...
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    I have stayed at Mountain Inn several times. Nice...

    I have stayed at Mountain Inn several times. Nice place and formally a Holiday Inn. They did offer hiker rates and may still. Free parking even if you are not staying. Friendly staff.
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    ... or just get a Packa that protects the entire...

    ... or just get a Packa that protects the entire pack including shoulder straps and hip belt and is also your rain gear.


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    I must have been born under a lucky star... I...

    I must have been born under a lucky star... I have hiked Maine in both May and June and never encountered cold or black flies. I did encounter rain almost everyday in June.
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    I am not crazy but I am a carrier!

    I am not crazy but I am a carrier!
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    IMHO Pleasant Pond Mountain is underrated.

    IMHO Pleasant Pond Mountain is underrated.
  20. Kind of funny that the approach trail mileage is...

    Kind of funny that the approach trail mileage is not included in the AT mileage.


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  21. It does not matter one way or the other. There is...

    It does not matter one way or the other. There is no rules committee, no referees, no umpires, no trail traffic cops. If you hike from only Springer to Baxter Peak you qualify for the 2000 miler...
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    I did the loop on Thanksgiving a few years ago....

    I did the loop on Thanksgiving a few years ago. Carter Gap was like Grand Central Station but it was all good.


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    Yes it snowed quite a bit the Christmas that I...

    Yes it snowed quite a bit the Christmas that I did the loop and the wind was howling.


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    I did it once after Christmas. The only people we...

    I did it once after Christmas. The only people we saw was a man, his son, and their Dog at Big Spring shelter the first night.
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    Yes I believe it is called a vault toilet.

    Yes I believe it is called a vault toilet.
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