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  1. Thread: Newton Bald

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    No, the Smokies were pretty mild in terms of...

    No, the Smokies were pretty mild in terms of blowdown damage. The Blue Ridge, GA area was horrible.
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    Georgia was the hardest section to me, granted,...

    Georgia was the hardest section to me, granted, there were 1000's of blowdowns from Zeta and there was very little scenery. I used Sgt. Rock for town info and Guthook for on trail navigation.
  3. Thread: Newton Bald

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    I was there last week on my BMT thruhike, flow...

    I was there last week on my BMT thruhike, flow was good but the blowdowns from Zeta had almost blocked access to the water source at the closest point.
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    Interesting, I may have to move the Trace up my...

    Interesting, I may have to move the Trace up my list.
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    I put 50 miles on mine in Segment 1 of the MST a...

    I put 50 miles on mine in Segment 1 of the MST a couple of weekends ago. I was pretty impressed with the traction/grip and mine came out looking like new minus some staining from mud. Day 1 was 50%...
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    I haven't completed the AT yet, but the allures...

    I haven't completed the AT yet, but the allures of the shorter trails is real for me. To me the reality for most is that a shorter thru hike is possible where a big-3 is not. So I have been focusing...
  7. Hawk went through there about a week ago and all...

    Hawk went through there about a week ago and all of the waysides were open.
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    I live in Alabama and I wouldn't sleep in a car...

    I live in Alabama and I wouldn't sleep in a car anywhere in Montgomery. You would probably be better off continuing down i-85 to Auburn and pulling off there. Several good churches there but I don't...
  9. Thread: Zpacks Duplex

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    If you haven't already, might want to check...

    If you haven't already, might want to check reddit. /r ultralightgeartrade they come up more frequently there than on Whiteblaze.
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    Thermarest makes reg/wide versions now with a new...

    Thermarest makes reg/wide versions now with a new inflation/deflation valve.
  11. There is a site as soon as you finish the climb...

    There is a site as soon as you finish the climb up from Rock Gap parking. You might even want to stay there as the climb can suck if it is at the end of a long day. I don't recall any others but I...
  12. Jeff was done before it happened. I spoke to...

    Jeff was done before it happened. I spoke to Benny, and a closure happened on one of his FKTs in the Smokies, if you complete all open trails before a closed trail re-opens, then you get a...
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    There are plenty of places outside the park past...

    There are plenty of places outside the park past Davenport Shelter. Around the shelter is mostly rocks and the toilet field with poop under all of the rocks.
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    They changed it back to a month/30 days out last...

    They changed it back to a month/30 days out last week.
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    Interesting, I deactivated FB recently so I...

    Interesting, I deactivated FB recently so I wasn't aware.
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    There is no best anything. Trial and error is the...

    There is no best anything. Trial and error is the best way to find what pad will work best for you with price/weight/size all being factors.
    I personally use the Therm-a-rest xlite and enjoy it...
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    Let me know what locations and I will check...

    Let me know what locations and I will check Guthook to see if there are any comments. I have left a car at FS 500(at the Heflin spur)by the tracks for 3-6 days a couple of times with no issue....
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    You could leave a car at Coleman Lake Recreation...

    You could leave a car at Coleman Lake Recreation Area, but I think you may need to pay the day use fee of $3 per day. As far as a food drop, you would probably want to talk to the Ranger District....
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    If you are thinking about leaving around March...

    If you are thinking about leaving around March 4th, you might as well show up for ATKO on the 5th-7th. You can get a good shakedown there and head out with the crowd.
  20. Thread: Trail names

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    Reality will resume about the time people stop...

    Reality will resume about the time people stop complaining about things that annoy them personally.
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    Grats on the sale! I always wanted the orange DCF...

    Grats on the sale! I always wanted the orange DCF version but by the time I was in the market, they no longer offered it.
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    Appreciate the info, headed through there in...

    Appreciate the info, headed through there in November.
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    No, it generally degrades the trail faster and...

    No, it generally degrades the trail faster and you have to dodge their crap.
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    I want to say it is midnight Mountain for some...

    I want to say it is midnight Mountain for some weird reason. They are only allowing reservations 14 days out currently instead of the normal 30 from what I understand.
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    Not sure how long it has been closed this year...

    Not sure how long it has been closed this year but it gets closed every year at some point for bear activity. It generally stays closed for a while after that, and it seems some years it doesn't...
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