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    In a National Park, what would that matter? ...

    In a National Park, what would that matter? Other that trying to deal with invasive species, isn't the National Park all about preserving the wild life? And didn't mountain lines used to live in...
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    The thing that I find fascinating about Katahdin...

    The thing that I find fascinating about Katahdin is that it reminds me of the Sierra Nevada mountains (hiking the JMT in my case) where you spend part of your time above tree line. But the elevation...
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    Fortunately the night I stayed at Enloe camp, I...

    Fortunately the night I stayed at Enloe camp, I didn't need to dig a cat hole, and it was a hot 4th of July week and didn't have much need of a fire.

    But that was also the 1st campsite that I just...
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    When are you looking at going? I ask because the...

    When are you looking at going?
    I ask because the road to Clingmans Dome was recently closed for the season.

    But even more important, if you're looking to do 15-20 miles in GSMNP, there's many...
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    The reservation page limits the number of campers...

    The reservation page limits the number of campers allowed at a camp site based on the size of the campsite.
    I'm not sure what their criteria is for setting those limits, but based on what I've seen,...
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    I noticed that several (but not all) campsites...

    I noticed that several (but not all) campsites were on the map... pretty cool idea, because yeah, the one shot you see in the GSMNP website to reserve campsites don't give you a clue what the site is...
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    Already saw that picture... Gregory Bald is one...

    Already saw that picture...
    Gregory Bald is one of my favorite places in GSMNP, and campsite #13 is my favorite campsite... So looking for a picture from Gregory Bald was one of the first places I...
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    Yeah, for starter, they are NOT bear "proof",...

    Yeah, for starter, they are NOT bear "proof", even when used correctly. Just check out a bear canister website, like the home page of Bear Vault... "Bear Resistant Food Canisters".
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    Here's one of the original news stories when they...

    Here's one of the original news stories when they photographed the Grand Canyon.
    https://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/maps/about/behind-the-scenes/streetview/treks/grand-canyon/

    I noticed my Google...
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    Is this still an issue? I know about 10 years...

    Is this still an issue?

    I know about 10 years ago, there was a bear named Yellow-Yellow that had learned how to defeat the Bear Vaults. I also know that at the time there was concern that she...
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    Some GSMNP Trails in Street View

    Many years ago, Google ridged up a set of "Street View" cameras for back packs and loaded some of the Grand Canyon National Park trails into Street View (starting with South Kiabab Trail and Bright...
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    Here's a news story about the troll:...

    Here's a news story about the troll: https://www.wbir.com/article/news/theres-a-giant-troll-sculpture-hidden-in-the-smoky-mountains/51-94149711-5287-495d-90c8-6095a95fa118And while it lists it as...
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    Probably about the same. With a pair of water...

    Probably about the same. With a pair of water proof boots, I've been able to do all the creek crossings along Cane Creek as a rock hop/tree trunk balance.
    Along this length of Cane Creek, there...
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    Take some sand paper... perhaps 220 or 300 grit. ...

    Take some sand paper... perhaps 220 or 300 grit. Sand the entire canister and lid, inside and out. I'm sure you'll be able to drop that extra 1.75 oz off in no time.;)
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    WOW!!! The two times I've camped at #2, I've...

    WOW!!!
    The two times I've camped at #2, I've never seen the water there like that, but then the times I've been there were not just after a rain.
    Usually the creek crossings along Cane Creek...
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    What bear canister are you looking at? I would...

    What bear canister are you looking at?

    I would argue that the most common bear canister people purchase for themselves is the BV500, and it's only 1oz over 2.5#.
    If you're willing to spend the...
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    While 4X the cost, anyone considering the BV500...

    While 4X the cost, anyone considering the BV500 should consider the Bearikade Expedition.
    The Expedition has almost 30% more storage space (900ci v 700 ci) and still lighter.
    The Bearikades open...
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    And this is why people are starting to switch to...

    And this is why people are starting to switch to bear canisters.

    It's a little more weight, but bear canisters are pretty dang easy to deal with, and it doesn't matter the types of trees you are...
  20. Roughly how far down stream is the area you're...

    Roughly how far down stream is the area you're talking about? I've seen a path in that direction, but I just assumed it was a trail the fishermen used (perhaps following the West Prong to Laural...
  21. FYI: TNhiker and I are talking about opposite...

    FYI: TNhiker and I are talking about opposite directions at #18.
    I'm talking east side going up stream, he's talking west side going down stream.
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    Since no one else has brought it up, I guess I...

    Since no one else has brought it up, I guess I will.

    The OP posted in the Hammock Camping. Does that mean those that do not want the :banana don't want to see :banana in just the Hammock...
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    Must be an optical illusion... they are all in...

    Must be an optical illusion... they are all in sync :banana
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    And I'm sure you would have seen more if the...

    And I'm sure you would have seen more if the boards didn't have a limit of 30 "images" in a message.
  25. What are your plans for gear? (child's) So...

    What are your plans for gear? (child's)

    So exactly WHEN do you plan to go? (Effect gear/clothing needed)

    "Spring" has a wide range of time and temperatures. I know I've specifically taken...
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