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  1. Thread: GSMNP Hike

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    In my opinion, I think it is more likely that the...

    In my opinion, I think it is more likely that the shelters would be shut down (due to resource damage?) before the park service will return to requiring people stay in the shelters for the 2020...
  2. Thread: GSMNP Hike

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    Just keep in mind that hammocks can't be attached...

    Just keep in mind that hammocks can't be attached to the shelters. You'll have to hang from the trees.
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    You could always park in the national park......

    You could always park in the national park...
    When you fill out the application for your permit to stay at Pecks, Cosby Knob, and Davenport Gap, you include you car's License Plate number.
    When a...
  4. Thread: GSMNP Hike

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    Biggest issue is getting there early enough that...

    Biggest issue is getting there early enough that you find a good place to tent.
    Since the park re-openned, I've already spend 5 nights in the woods (1 Saturday Night the 1st weekend the park was...
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    To get the most out of wet wipes and TP, I use a...

    To get the most out of wet wipes and TP, I use a fold method. Wipe, fold so that "dirty" part is on the inside, wipe again, fold again... until finally the last fold leaves all the "dirty" on the...
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    You will need to keep an eye out on the GSMNP...

    You will need to keep an eye out on the GSMNP Current Conditions Web Page as changes are made during their Phased Reopening of the park.
    https://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/conditions.htm
    ...
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    The following website seems to be pretty clear:...

    The following website seems to be pretty clear:
    https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/hdwildpermits.htm
    If your wilderness permit was issued by someone other than Yosemite... your ONLY way to get...
  8. Thread: GSMNP Hike

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    All park trails are open. The park is NOT...

    All park trails are open.
    The park is NOT issuing AT-Thru hiker permits.
    You will need to get a General Backpacker Permit requiring a reservation for each shelter you plan to stay at.
    Reservation...
  9. The only "BAD" overnight parking spot I ever...

    The only "BAD" overnight parking spot I ever heard of around the Smokies is Davenport Gap.
    Years ago, Maddron Bald Trailhead just off 321 used to also be listed as a bad spot, but I believe the...
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    First of all, in this case "right below it"...

    First of all, in this case "right below it" equates to about a quarter mile away and 100' drop in elevation (down Gregory Bald trail).
    After a 3,000' climb to Gregory Bald, my mind does NOT equate...
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    A week would give you a chance to hike some of...

    A week would give you a chance to hike some of the more remote parts of the Great Smokey Mountains during leaf peeper season (mid October).
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    GSMNP A classic two night loop is to park at...

    GSMNP

    A classic two night loop is to park at Twenty Mile ranger station and stay at #92 and #13.
    The highlights include a small waterfall near the start of the loop, and creek side campsite the...
  13. Thread: Question

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    Keep in mind that some trails do not allow...

    Keep in mind that some trails do not allow wheeled carts. I know Great Smoky Mountains National Park doesn't allow carts on the AT thru the park.
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    I seem to recall park service instruction...

    I seem to recall park service instruction (perhaps the speel I had to listen to when I picked up my JMT permit) specifically saying NOT to do this... because inevitably someone is not going to see...
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    Glad to hear it... hope you have a fun and safe...

    Glad to hear it... hope you have a fun and safe hike.
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    @TSWisla While my son needs several trails in...

    @TSWisla
    While my son needs several trails in the Cosby and Big Creek area on his way to the 900 Miler Club, with the existing road closures, I opted for a loop I could access from the Cades Cove...
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    I don't have any other "inside-info" beyond what...

    I don't have any other "inside-info" beyond what people were reporting on a Hike the Smokies Facebook group... so I can't even say what they guy would charge or allow you to park multiple nights.
    ...
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    If you have a back country permit, you should...

    If you have a back country permit, you should have no issues with the NPS parking there.
    However, I'm still under the impression that the area is still sketchy.
    Saw in another forum the guy that...
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    If you're a stomach sleeper, I'd recommend the...

    If you're a stomach sleeper, I'd recommend the Therm-a-rest NeoAir Large. The thickness will keep things comfortable, and the large will keep your arms from hanging down off the sides. The weight...
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    Only time I've had an issue with slowed flow in...

    Only time I've had an issue with slowed flow in the field was...
    1. Didn't test the filter after winter storage... apparently got clogged with mineral deposits and had almost zero flow.
    2. In a...
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    The mini I can understand... it obviously has a...

    The mini I can understand... it obviously has a lower flow. But was is the issue with the Micro? I thought it was supposed to be as good of a flow rate as the squeeze in a smaller package.
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    Yeah, I've seen several hikers taking this simple...

    Yeah, I've seen several hikers taking this simple approach... just screw a Sawyer filter {usually mini, but I expect to start seeing more micro} on the top of a "dirty" water bottle and filter as you...
  23. I borrowed a FlyCreek UL1 for an overnight hike...

    I borrowed a FlyCreek UL1 for an overnight hike and hated it. I didn't like getting into a tent the way I get into a sleeping bag, and I felt like I had to stretch too far to open/close the...
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    When I 1st converted to Sawyer, I tried to...

    When I 1st converted to Sawyer, I tried to continue using the slit stopper between the dirty water bag and the sawyer:
    Bladder --> hose adapter --> hose --> Silt Stopper --> hose --> Sawyer.

    But...
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    My apologizes... your post did say "before using...

    My apologizes... your post did say "before using tablet". I just got hung up on the words "filter".
    So, yeah, like TexasBob points out, some sort of prefilter will improve the job tablets are...
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