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    I've got some down booties and I just won't plan...

    I've got some down booties and I just won't plan on sleeping butt nekkid. :) Thanks for the reassurance. I just don't want to be days into my hike and suffering for a stupid decision to cut weight.
  2. How much are you planning on toting at one time?...

    How much are you planning on toting at one time? 2L? 3L?
  3. Water from Winding Stair Gap to Neel's Gap?

    I am heading out this weekend and wondering if anybody has any recent updates on the water flow in this area. I know it's been relatively dry lately in the NC mountains.
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    Hammock under quilt as top quilt?

    I have recently converted from hammocking to ultralightweight tenting. I would like to use my hammock's underquilt as my top quilt now. It has no footbox though. It's rated for 20 degrees and the...
  5. Thanks for the reply Gambit. I just set up a...

    Thanks for the reply Gambit. I just set up a shuttle trip with Splitter after calling Mtn. Crossings.
  6. Parking and Shuttle from Mountain Crossings

    I am planning a hike that will end at Mountain Crossings and I am interested in getting a shuttle to Winding Stair Gap. Recommended shuttles from Mountain Crossing or the nearby area?
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    Water Conditions South of Smokies

    Got a few day hike coming up this last week of October and was wondering what the conditions were like recently.

    It's been a wet summer and fall near Hot Springs so I'm assuming the same on the...
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    Shuttle from Winding Gap to Fontana Dam

    I'm planning a 4 day hike in early October and trying to figure out where to arrange for a one way shuttle and long term parking. I plan on hiking back to my truck.

    Any advice?

    Thanks.
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    I'm heading out this weekend (10/28-10/31) and...

    I'm heading out this weekend (10/28-10/31) and wondering if I should bring 2 liters of water capacity or just 1. I've been trying to carry less water in areas where it's easy to fill up often. I'll...
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    Thanks for the great info y'all. I am hiking from...

    Thanks for the great info y'all. I am hiking from Dickey Gap to D-town in late October and appreciate the deets.
  11. OK, thanks. I'll hit up the outfitter in Damascus.

    OK, thanks. I'll hit up the outfitter in Damascus.
  12. Hey Lone Wolf, I had a slight chainsaw accident...

    Hey Lone Wolf, I had a slight chainsaw accident just after my last post. But I'm pretty much good to go on this planned hike now. I'm aiming for 10/28 through 10/31. Would you still be able to give...
  13. For 12-15 mile days, I like to get started 'round...

    For 12-15 mile days, I like to get started 'round 9 am. So:

    * 10/6 9:00 am: Damascus Library parking lot to Grayson Highlands
    * 10/9 5-ish pm: Low Gap/Hwy 421 to Damascus Library parking lot
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  14. Looking at the map a little more it seems like a...

    Looking at the map a little more it seems like a more appropriate way to tackle this would be to park at a hostel in Damascus, get shuttled to Grayson Highlands, hike to Low Gap and call for a...
  15. Yeah, I guess that info would help. :) Around...

    Yeah, I guess that info would help. :) Around Indigenous People's Day: 10/6 - 10/9.
  16. Shuttle Service Btwn Grayson Highlands and Shady Valley, TN

    I'm planning a 4 day hike starting or ending at Shady Valley, TN/Low Gap/Highway 421. I typically like to hike back to my truck from where I start so I'm looking for shuttle service from either Shady...
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    If I recall correctly, there is a 5 mile uphill...

    If I recall correctly, there is a 5 mile uphill after Laurel Shelter heading NB. I prefer going SB from Sam's Gap to avoid that monster.

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    Sticky: Hopefully this picture loads. Yours was the first...

    Hopefully this picture loads. Yours was the first sticker to grace my new (used) Ford Ranger. Thank you. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160701/4f5adab8ab9a9bd4e7f20462a08f3e50.jpg

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    Cool, I was planning on checking out the shelter...

    Cool, I was planning on checking out the shelter already so that helps. Thanks.
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    Thanks TV, will read through it now.

    Thanks TV, will read through it now.
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    Will do. The first thing I do when selecting a...

    Will do. The first thing I do when selecting a campsite is find two good trees for the ol' hammock and good tree for a PCT hang. Thanks.
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    Water around Roan Mountain

    I'm out for a nice four day walk from Iron Mountain Gap to Hampton, TN soon. How's the water situation in that stretch? Should I plan on carrying a load of water or would it be possible to camel up...
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    Wore 'em in the Army while standing in freezing...

    Wore 'em in the Army while standing in freezing conditions in Germany. Wore 'em once because I couldn't handle the ribbing from my buddies.


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    I plan to be at 19E after a short 13 mile day....

    I plan to be at 19E after a short 13 mile day. I'll call ahead and see what they stock and what their hours are on Sundays. Worst case scenario I pick up some cold beverages and some extra snacks.
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    Also, is there a more efficient way to get to...

    Also, is there a more efficient way to get to Hampton from the AT instead of a road walk or a hitch.


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