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  1. NPS Passes

    The Access Pass, like the Senior Pass (which I now have, and refer to as my "Codger Card"), covers ONLY admission to federally managed areas. Neither covers fees for backcountry camping management....
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    Let this sound scare you!

    I remember, many years ago, a person on Whiteblaze posting about hearing this sound on the trail, in the middle of a pitch dark night.
    https://sounds-mp3.com/mp3/0000961.mp3
    He admitted to being...
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    Wierd sounds at night can be un-nerving

    Was getting to sleep along The Trail in North Carolina when I heard this sound for a couple minutes.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SwMJ50Dbz4
    Had never heard it before, and had no idea what it...
  4. Wharton State Forest

    Having camped in Wharton State Forest just last night, I can assure everyone that the AT does not come close to that area.

    And if you're curious, I saw nobody remotely like this guy. In fact, I...
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    Not quite the horse's mouth, but here's some scientific predictions

    What others experienced a year ago is almost irrelevant to what is predicted to happen by the following ten-day forecast:
    ...
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    Okay, now that I have your info

    Well, so much for recommending upper New England.
    https://www.wcax.com/2022/04/19/heavy-snow-makes-morning-commute-tough/


    Hmm. Shenandoah has wonderful views but also large crowds. Indeed,...
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    Could use more information, please

    What time of year? How far are you willing to travel from your residence? Where IS your residence? Is there an aspect of The Trail you are hoping to experience -- or NOT experience? Have you done any...
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    Short answer & long answer

    Plain and simple: you don't. You just make your best guess, and then follow the itinerary you agreed to follow.

    No question but that the system is far different from just about every other part of...
  9. First question

    What does your doctor tell you? I would think s/he would be a better way to get advice on this subject, rather than complete strangers who who have absolutely no (1) medical training, (2) relevant...
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    Where to start

    Here's an online way to find places for your RV, based on location, quality, and amenities:
    https://www.goodsam.com/campgrounds-rv-parks/
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    More up-to-date info for hikers

    https://www.facebook.com/ATHike/posts/10158056281172396
  12. My suggestions

    Going downhill always seems easier to me, so I'd go down to Hanover.
    Not the resort, but there is a designated parking area right where The Trail crosses U.S. Highway 4....
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    It may remain unknown to us

    And we may never know, unless Ms Pulley decides to talk about it. Just like you, she has a right to privacy about what she was doing during the last twelve days -- if either you or she don't want to...
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    She once was lost but now is found

    https://wset.com/news/local/woman-last-seen-christmas-eve-hiking-appalachian-trail-waynesboro-virginia-britney-pulley-shenandoah-national-park
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    Try these links

    These links are a good start:
    https://backpackers-review.com/trip-reports/the-escalante-route-grand-canyon/
    https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/backcountry-permit.htm...
  16. If only day hikes

    As Mockernut noted, north of Fontana you MUST reserve a spot to spend the night in GSMNP.
    Download this pdf map for locations of & distances between, camping spots....
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    A place to start

    Always start here for info on parking:
    http://rohland.homedns.org:8008/at/at_menu.aspx

    For Clendenin Road specifically...
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    Maybe not what you're looking for BUT

    Whiteblaze Guidebook shows Partnership Shelter at MM 534.1, and an established campsite south of it at MM 527.9
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    These links are a start

    https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/underwear.html
    https://www.ems.com/how-to-choose-a-base-layer
    https://www.moosejaw.com/content/info-base-layers...
  20. As the old saying goes

    https://quotefancy.com/media/wallpaper/3840x2160/1437663-Sam-Elliott-Quote-Sometimes-you-get-the-bear-Sometimes-the-bear.jpg
  21. Not "life or death," but severe discomfort

    I completely mis-estimated the time it would take me to complete a day hike in the Franconia Area, and ended up walking for three hours in pitch dark on a moonless night. Even WITH a flashlight I...
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    Been here, done that

    Have stayed here
    https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/fort-montgomery/ftmny/hoteldetail
    and found it to be just fine. It's business oriented and does not cater to hikers, but they do...
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    Here's the horse's mouth

    http://www.pacodeandbulletin.gov/Display/pacode?file=/secure/pacode/data/058/chapter135/s135.42.html&d=reduce

    You can camp in State Game Lands in PA as long as you
    1) are no more than 200 feet...
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    Getting to Lehigh Gap

    I'm presuming you mean "Lehigh Gap," aka Palmerton.
    If you fly into the Lehigh Valley Airport
    https://www.flyabe.com/flights/arriving-flights/
    you can then take a bus or cab to the Lehigh Valley...
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    Your question is best answered at

    For all info on AT parking, go to
    http://rohland.homedns.org:8008/at/at_menu.aspx

    For your specific question...
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