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    Cool place, and you could hike there by jumping...

    Cool place, and you could hike there by jumping on the BMT where it intersects with the AT just south of the Fontana marina. It's about 14 miles and the BMT goes right through the lodge if you...
  2. Thread: NJ/NY/CT shuttles

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    NJ/NY/CT shuttles

    I'm going to need to be picked up near Kent and shuttled back to my car at the Mohican Outdoor Center in NJ. According to Gambit's shuttle list (which is excellent, btw), there are three people who...
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    I've been section hiking since 2009, have...

    I've been section hiking since 2009, have completed a little over 1300 miles, and have done them all in a continuous NOBO direction. The first few years I did 5-7 night trips, but since then have...
  4. Thread: Bartram Trail

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    I've left a car there a couple of times and...

    I've left a car there a couple of times and haven't had any problems. It's a small lot right on the highway next to the bridge over the Chattooga, on the SC/GA line. There's enough traffic moving...
  5. Thread: Bartram Trail

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    An advantage to heading nobo would be that you...

    An advantage to heading nobo would be that you have a much more grand finale on Cheoah than you do at the southern terminus. The southernmost part of the trail is kind of boring without much to look...
  6. Thread: Stecoah gap

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    My bad, I meant the Winding Stair Road trailhead.

    My bad, I meant the Winding Stair Road trailhead.
  7. Thread: Stecoah gap

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    You could start at Wallace Branch and hike the...

    You could start at Wallace Branch and hike the 5.5 north up to Cheoah, then back down again like starting Springer from the lot on FS42. There were several rafting places along the river next to the...
  8. Thread: Bartram Trail

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    Thanks to you for taking the time to put the...

    Thanks to you for taking the time to put the guide together! The other one was so outdated that when we did the Georgia section last month my buddy joked that we should be write a new one when we...
  9. Thread: Bartram Trail

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    Water was everywhere, all of the marked sources...

    Water was everywhere, all of the marked sources were flowing and there were other unmarked sources, as well. We finished on Cheoah and then just took the trail back down to our car on Winding Stair...
  10. Thread: Bartram Trail

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    I just got back from hiking the Bartram Trail on...

    I just got back from hiking the Bartram Trail on Monday, and can tell you my buddy had his phone (with Verizon) and had service at the beginning of the road walk. He pretty much had service (on the...
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    Hahaha all true

    Hahaha all true
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    Some people don't carry any weapons, feel...

    Some people don't carry any weapons, feel perfectly safe, and the overwhelming majority of them never have a truly dangerous encounter on the AT. Some people do carry weapons, which help them feel...
  13. Thread: Permethrin

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    I found one attached to the tip of my...you...

    I found one attached to the tip of my...you know...one time when I stopped to take a leak. I'm 47 years old, and I could barely remove it because my hands were shaking so badly from fighting back...
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    I'm not saying a random lion couldn't wander into...

    I'm not saying a random lion couldn't wander into the area, but if there were any sort of established population I would assume one would have turned up dead on a road by now. Lots of reports/videos...
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    And after you've eaten, the empty Ziploc takes up...

    And after you've eaten, the empty Ziploc takes up less space in your trash bag than the empty MH package does.
  16. Thread: parking

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    I've left a car at thunder rock for 4 days two...

    I've left a car at thunder rock for 4 days two different times while doing sections on the BMT. No problems at all, I feel safe leaving my car there.
  17. Just a side note...I camped at Trout Creek when I...

    Just a side note...I camped at Trout Creek when I went through there, and only one car drove down the road (dirt) in the 12 or so hours I was there. Obviously I may have just caught it on a good...
  18. Thread: Am I the jerk?

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    If a couple of young guys ride up to your house...

    If a couple of young guys ride up to your house on bicycles, wearing dress shirts with black ties and carrying pamphlets proclaiming some good news they'd like to share with you, and the knock on...
  19. Thread: Art Loeb Trail

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    Art Loeb Trail

    For those of you who have hiked it, would you recommend I hike it south to north (Davidson campground to Daniel Boone), or vice versa? And if you feel like it, why?
  20. Same here, I even use bright orange underquilts...

    Same here, I even use bright orange underquilts so I can be visible when I'm in my hammock.
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    Agreed. Get off of I-40 on exit 7 (I think it's...

    Agreed. Get off of I-40 on exit 7 (I think it's Harmons Den Rd or something like that?), and within the first mile before you really start up the mountain there are plenty of spots along the stream...
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    southern winter hike suggestions

    I just found myself with 5 free days coming up in mid-December, and would like to use that time to practice some winter hiking. Most of my hiking has been 3 season, and though I've dealt with cold...
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    I just finished that section this past weekend,...

    I just finished that section this past weekend, going north from Duncannon to the Mohican Outdoor Center in NJ. It took me 9 days to do that stretch, about 150 miles. I tend to average about 16...
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    No worries, I don't remember there being much...

    No worries, I don't remember there being much open space in that section. Certainly not anywhere close to the amount of sun you get a little farther north cutting across the Cumberland Valley in PA.
  25. I camped next to Trout Creek south of Pickle...

    I camped next to Trout Creek south of Pickle Branch when I went through there, and only a couple of cars came down the dirt road it crosses so it wasn't bad. Here's a pic of where I camped, right...
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