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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    define camping
    It really runs the gamut from a responsible weekender pitching a tent at an approved and monitored site at a National Park, to some young punk sleeping in the bushes just outside of Madison Hut.

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    Or some old bearded guy sleeping outside the Lakes of the Crowds Hut
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    Yes, they were.
    "If a hiker falls in the forest, and there's not a tree around to hear him, does he make a sound?" JN316

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    Camping freely in the woods is one of the greatest pleasures of the AT. There are very few areas where it is illegal.

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    If a hiker falls in the forest, and there's not a tree around to hear him, does he make a sound?
    Only if he falls on the Spot.

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    Just read the ATC Guide and AWOL's guide and neither say anything about NOT being allowed to camp on Max Patch. All that's metioned is no campfires allowed.

    Never camped there, but would have assumed it was okay unless specified. Does this mean I have to reserach the USFS site in depth now? Not complaining, just saying that folks are probably camping on MP because nothing in their guides say NOT to.
    "The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JumpMaster Blaster View Post
    Just read the ATC Guide and AWOL's guide and neither say anything about NOT being allowed to camp on Max Patch. All that's metioned is no campfires allowed.

    Never camped there, but would have assumed it was okay unless specified. Does this mean I have to reserach the USFS site in depth now? Not complaining, just saying that folks are probably camping on MP because nothing in their guides say NOT to.
    That is the point of LW's quip.... I think. For some, camping means stringing up Christmas lights and putting out pink flamingos in front of the RV. For others it can mean finding a rock for a pillow. Much depends on what you intend to do at your "camp".
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    Tent. That's all. Nothing that can't be pulled up in 5 minutes.
    "The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep."

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    A little common sense goes a long way. If you sleep in a spot not designated by the stewards of the trail, do so in a manner that no one can tell you were ever there. If you sleep in a spot designated by the stewards of the trail, use it as designed. If a sign says don't sleep here, don't sleep there. Usually there is a spot within walking distance where you can sleep. It is not that tough, even in the Whites.
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    I only know of camping being prohibited on Roan-Round Knob and at the old Deep Gap shelter site near Mt Rogers.
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    I know you can't camp at Bald Mtn shelter. Camping is prohibited except at certain locations between Pickle Branch & Daleville. Some shelters in AWOL's guide don't have the camping icon, but I can't tell if it's prohibited or not.
    "The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
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    Quote Originally Posted by JumpMaster Blaster View Post
    I know you can't camp at Bald Mtn shelter. Camping is prohibited except at certain locations between Pickle Branch & Daleville. Some shelters in AWOL's guide don't have the camping icon, but I can't tell if it's prohibited or not.
    I'm pretty sure the camping icon just means there are usable tent spots at the site, not to indicate whether or not camping is restricted outside the shelter. A shelter on a hill in dense woods for instance would not have the icon. Sometimes there are still some tent sites available without the icon but I don't gamble on it myself. (I prefer to tent if anyone is in the shelter.)
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