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    Just an observation...from the stories in the...

    Just an observation...from the stories in the article related to sexual harassment, it seems a common theme is that the women are hiking in groups with strangers and exchanging personal information,...
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    I read it the other day and my opinion is that...

    I read it the other day and my opinion is that the article exploits the terrible murder and assault that happened and uses it to over-dramatize women's experiences when hiking. I'm a woman and have...
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    I really like the packing cubes from Hyperlite...

    I really like the packing cubes from Hyperlite Mountain Gear, they keep my backpack (and my tent) neat and organized. I used to stuff everything into a trash compactor bag but these are so much...
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    Have a great time and let us know how it went.

    Have a great time and let us know how it went.
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    (Your return route doesnít flow for me, I think...

    (Your return route doesnít flow for me, I think you mean Bote Mtn. instead of Anthony Creek?).

    I love the Finley Cane/Schoolhouse Gap/Turkey Pen Ridge loop. Itís a pleasant, easy to moderate...
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    I can relate to your struggle. I have several...

    I can relate to your struggle. I have several pack covers and the Osprey cover is the easiest. I usually use my lightest pack cover but it takes me awhile to figure out despite having used it for...
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    I’m so happy for you G, you’ve been dreaming of...

    I’m so happy for you G, you’ve been dreaming of this for a long time! Please report back and tell us how it went.

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    They make Via iced coffee packets but they are...

    They make Via iced coffee packets but they are sweetened. I like to put a couple in my bp for an afternoon pick me up.

    For home, the most economical method is to buy a cold brew pitcher. You...
  9. Wanderlove...my next trail name.

    Wanderlove...my next trail name.
  10. 9/12/20, body found near Hazel Creek, CS 82. ...

    9/12/20, body found near Hazel Creek, CS 82.
    ...
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    I think hiker shape isn't just about walking up...

    I think hiker shape isn't just about walking up mountains but being able to manage other necessities like squatting, climbing under/over blow downs, or removing brush from the trail. I took my mom...
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    I read this yesterday and I'm still laughing...

    I read this yesterday and I'm still laughing about it. That's a very unique list. :)

    (it sounds a little heavy for the Circuit though)
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    Repair and hygiene kits are very personal and no...

    Repair and hygiene kits are very personal and no two are the same, depends on what you need to keep you out hiking when experiencing your toughest situations. Everyones level of comfort is different...
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    Mikes Mighty Good Organic Vegetarian Kimchi Ramen...

    Mikes Mighty Good Organic Vegetarian Kimchi Ramen with homemade dehydrated kimchi. Delicious!
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    I BP’d at higher elevation last week and the sun...

    I BP’d at higher elevation last week and the sun was searing in the open areas...got quite sunburned (forgot my hat). I should have hiked after dark as you suggest because it was very cool and...
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    Very cool appstate. A hiking buddy and I saw...

    Very cool appstate.

    A hiking buddy and I saw signs of bear in Citico Creek Wilderness today but my constant chatter probably scared them away.

    46704
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    Very sad, he touched many lives. He was always...

    Very sad, he touched many lives. He was always generous with his trail knowledge, even giving me, a stranger, his phone number in case I had questions. He’ll be missed.
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    Nice! I will definitely hike this section (even...

    Nice! I will definitely hike this section (even though I‘ve given up on the remaining sections of the CT that I haven’t hiked due to poor maintenance.)

    Did you park on Peavine Rd?

    (FYI, I...
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    Perfect! That must have been a great experience....

    Perfect! That must have been a great experience. Most of the time in the Smokies, either the bear quickly runs off or eventually moves away without having to disturb him.
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    Arrived at the trailhead the other day for a BP...

    Arrived at the trailhead the other day for a BP trip and the bottle with my denatured alcohol was nearly empty...spilled or evaporated (pack stored in my car for 4 days). Good thing I have the...
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    Next week, I’m backpacking in an area that has...

    Next week, I’m backpacking in an area that has had problem bears and I’m nervous also. We’d be dumb not to be concerned and cautious. Have a great trip.
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    Interesting, entertaining, and wise advice. But...

    Interesting, entertaining, and wise advice. But there’s a big difference between Eastern black bears and bears found in other parts of North America. I wouldn’t characterize people as “stupid” for...
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    First and foremost, you are not supposed to...

    First and foremost, you are not supposed to disturb the wildlife...we are visitors. Occasionally, if itís real quiet and I get that creepy feeling, Iíll knock my trekking poles together when...
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    Even better...I get to visit my grand baby this...

    Even better...I get to visit my grand baby this week so Iíll carry her up and down the stairs for my workout. :)
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    Exactly! Iíve seen many bears and my response is...

    Exactly! Iíve seen many bears and my response is always different depending on the situation. A few months ago, I encountered a largish bear about 50 yards ahead of me, standing on the trail and...
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