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    Lambs Knoll MD

    Anything to see from trail on lambs knoll? Supposedly, an old military site?
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    Apple Orchard Mountain VA

    Hike up Apple Orchard mountain in VA. Take the trail or service road?
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    I was there a couple of weeks ago. Don't stay at...

    I was there a couple of weeks ago. Don't stay at HoJo. Very bad reviews. Stay across the street. Very good Mexican restaurant right in front (10% discount for hotel guests).
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    Poll: I have seen 6 bears in VA in the last 3 weeks,...

    I have seen 6 bears in VA in the last 3 weeks, just south of the Shennys. I did a 3 day hike in the Shennys a few years ago and saw 9 bears.
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    90 tomorrow in Virginia.

    90 tomorrow in Virginia.
  6. I have parked at the ATC office in boiling...

    I have parked at the ATC office in boiling springs. Just stop in the office and give them your info. No problem.
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    I understand your mother's reluctance. I, a...

    I understand your mother's reluctance. I, a male, started hiking on the AT at 13 years old accompanied by another 13 year old. I don't think parents today would permit it. Parents worry, that is...
  8. Rattle snakes are common in central Virginia. I...

    Rattle snakes are common in central Virginia. I have a section of the trail about 7 miles south of the entrance to Sky line drive. I see snakes in the trail every year. Two years ago I was weed...
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    You can find flat places to camp on top, but no...

    You can find flat places to camp on top, but no water. Glad you are taking the winter trail. I did this hike a couple of years ago and thought it would be crazy to take the AT southbound into the...
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    August 1969 during woodstock. Abol bridge Maine

    August 1969 during woodstock. Abol bridge Maine
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    Sorry, I am directionally challenged. Just south...

    Sorry, I am directionally challenged. Just south of you. Lol
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    I will be just North of you, just North of...

    I will be just North of you, just North of Rockfish gap on Saturday. Unfortunately, it looks like rain forever. Trail maintenance in the rain. Fun, fun, fun.
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    It was much more of a wilderness hike in 1969...

    It was much more of a wilderness hike in 1969 when I started hiking. I remember hiking a week in Maine in July and only seeing one person. They have also taken down close to 20 fire towers, which...
  14. I tried the lighter weight boots and hated them. ...

    I tried the lighter weight boots and hated them. I am on my third pair of, very heavy all leather, Vasque boots. I just had them resoled and they will out live me. The stiff structure is great for...
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    I think a 50 L is big enough for a 5 day hike in...

    I think a 50 L is big enough for a 5 day hike in warm weather. My Pack is a 40 L and while it was tight, I have taken it on 5 day hikes and I am not a UL guy. If you are planning a winter hike, go...
  16. Yep, that was my hike or at least to icewater

    Yep, that was my hike or at least to icewater
  17. Road closing in winter at Newfound gap in the smokies

    I attempted to go on a hike leaving from newfound gap in the smokies on thursday, only to find that the road was closed due to snow. Does this happen often in the winter?
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    Road access near Brink Road shelter

    Is there road access passable by car near Brink road shelter in NJ? How is the road? Thanks.
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    Cell phones are handy devices. Want a compass? ...

    Cell phones are handy devices. Want a compass? Use your phone. Want a map? Use Guthook. It all works until it doesn't. I found out two years ago on a winter day hike that almost turned into a...
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    I started hiking the AT in August of 1969 during...

    I started hiking the AT in August of 1969 during Woodstock. The knife I carried was a large K-Bar style knife that weighed about a pound. In the late 70"s I became aware that I probably could not...
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    Damascus is one of my favorite trail towns. It...

    Damascus is one of my favorite trail towns. It is so sad to see two people acting this way. Like others have said, it can happen anywhere. I will be back in Damascus on Thursday to ride the...
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    I always carry maps. They may have saved my life...

    I always carry maps. They may have saved my life a couple of years ago. Hiking the AT in winter in very deep snow I found the only possible exit strategy.
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    My favorite memories are cooking in the vestibule...

    My favorite memories are cooking in the vestibule of my tent in a rain storm. My last long hike was in the wilderness in maine in october. The one day we got into camp before dark I made potato...
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    Thanks all. Going out next week for a ride if...

    Thanks all. Going out next week for a ride if the weather is good. I have always wanted to do this ride after discovering the Creeper on a hike through Damascus.
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    Best shuttle company for VA Creeper

    Going to bring my own bike and get shuttled to Whitetop station. Recommendations of shuttle service in Damascus?
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