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    Hiked entire park nobo first week in April. Most...

    Hiked entire park nobo first week in April. Most snow we encountered was between Big Meadows and Skyland. Trail was treacherous there due to ice pack where trail is on a ledge. Didn't really have...
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    I am also wanting information on this. Planning...

    I am also wanting information on this. Planning to hike first week in April.
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    Mail Drop at Pine Grove Furnace State Park?

    Noticed on my pocket profile map that there is a mail drop opportunity here, but could find no mention of it anywhere else? Does anyone know if this is an option...either at Ironmasters or the AT...
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    We use recycled walmart sacks. Just tie it on the...

    We use recycled walmart sacks. Just tie it on the outside of pack. Usually find a garbage can every 3-5 days. Haven't really had a problem with odor. Just be sure you hang the trash with your food...
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    I wear the exofficio panties too. Dry quick and...

    I wear the exofficio panties too. Dry quick and are comfortable. Those super thin panti liners are a great thing to use. They weigh next to nothing and it is like having a clean pair of panties...
  6. Thread: Losing toenails

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    I have repeatedly lost my second toenail on both...

    I have repeatedly lost my second toenail on both feet, even after a 3 or 4 day hike with nails trimmed really short. I got the book Fixing your Feet and filed my nails like he described--downward...
  7. Thread: The Way

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    I watched the movie a couple of days ago and...

    I watched the movie a couple of days ago and enjoyed it. I read a good book last year called Walk in a Relaxed Manner: Life Lessons from the Camino. It was about an American nun who hiked the...
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    I cried coming down Unaka Mtn last summer in the...

    I cried coming down Unaka Mtn last summer in the rain. It had rained for several days straight, and I was exhausted at that point. I slipped coming down and fell face first, landing in mud (better...
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    My friend and I did that exact section last June....

    My friend and I did that exact section last June. Took us 27 days. That was our longest backpack trip so far. We did a Near-0 at Standing Bear, a Zero in Hot Springs, and overnights at Erwin and...
  10. Thread: Garmont Boots

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    I also had a pair of these, and they were very...

    I also had a pair of these, and they were very comfortable. Unfortunately, they developed a hole on both boots in the same place where the rubber toe met the leather. It did not just come unglued...
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    I wear green superfeet and love them! How often...

    I wear green superfeet and love them! How often should they be replaced. I have probably about 1500 miles on them. Figured I might need to replace them soon??
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    Lodging options in Catawba Area

    Just wondered if anyone could tell me what options are available in this area. What is Four Pines like? Has anyone stayed at Crosstrails B&B? Any other options in this area? Costs/amenities? ...
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    Sorry about that. They weigh 1.7 oz. Here is a...

    Sorry about that. They weigh 1.7 oz. Here is a picture of them in use.14168
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    I met some Austrailians on a safari in Africa a...

    I met some Austrailians on a safari in Africa a few years ago, and they had something they called "boyangs". A little like gaiters, they were actually a small skirt with elastic at the top that...
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    Headed to Fontana to Damascus in about 3 weeks.

    Headed to Fontana to Damascus in about 3 weeks.
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    seahawk....my husband has a pair of keens and...

    seahawk....my husband has a pair of keens and they hurt his foot in the same place ( at joint behind his big toe). He likes them for the roomy toe box (his foot is very wide) but I think the way...
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    Got my reservations just like I wanted a little...

    Got my reservations just like I wanted a little while ago...Guess I was persistent with the redial!!
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    Thanks fredmugs...that is what I had decided to...

    Thanks fredmugs...that is what I had decided to do...I naturally am an honest person though and not a good liar. We did actually hike that section (Deep Gap to Fontana) last October..I guess we...
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    I am similar shaped and have found the Mountain...

    I am similar shaped and have found the Mountain Hardware and Arcteryx pants to be cut roomier in the hips and thighs. The columbia pants fit ok for me but the others seem roomier especially in the...
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    Hey Cowpoke!! Hope to see you there...I was...

    Hey Cowpoke!! Hope to see you there...I was mistaken though ...we are starting on the 3rd...Friday. Had my days wrong...knew I was supposed to call on Tuesday though. Do you think it is difficult...
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    shelter reservations in June

    My friend and I are doing a 3-4 week section beginning June 2 from Fontana to Damascus. I plan to call first thing the morning of May 2 to make our shelter reservations in the smokys. I was just...
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    I am not large busted any more as I had a breast...

    I am not large busted any more as I had a breast reduction (36DDD to 36C) several years ago, and I have not thru hiked. I have however hiked two week-long sections on the AT.

    The first section...
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    Thanks Dogwood...glad to know I am not the only...

    Thanks Dogwood...glad to know I am not the only one who does this. I am going to try gel toes I got from the podiatrist today. He said it may help.
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    I don't specifically have the pinky toe problem,...

    I don't specifically have the pinky toe problem, but another along the same lines. Whenever I do a multi day backpack I lose my middle three toenails on both feet. I at first thought I was losing...
  25. Thread: Campsaver.com

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    Just ordered a sleeping bag from them. Came...

    Just ordered a sleeping bag from them. Came quickly and just as ordered. Price beat everyone elses.
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