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  1. 5 days backpacking in Shenadoah: what would you recommend?

    Quote Originally Posted by Studlintsean View Post
    Disclaimer: I do not know Distances for this Hike but it could be pieced together with a Map

    I think you can link together these highlights using various trails:

    Start at Old Rag Parking area, hike Ridge Trail to Old Rag Summit, Continue on Berry Hollow Fire Road to White Oak Canyon Parking, take White Oak Canyon Trail to Lower and Upper white Oak Canyon Falls, Continue to Skyline Drive Day 1

    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/show...-you-recommend
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  2. Stealth Camping

    Quote Originally Posted by Tron-Life View Post
    Before entering a National Forest, Wilderness Area or new state, there is usually a covered bulletin board that has the local regulations and other helpful information.

    As far as picking a spot, I think Another Kevin's 5 Ws guidelines are great but I wanted to add a thing or two.

    I try not to camp near water if I can help it. Starting at around 5 or so, or anytime I'm thinking of stopping, I look around and see where I am. Am I up high on a windy ridge? If so, I look
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  3. Stealth Camping

    Quote Originally Posted by Cookerhiker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TNhiker View Post
    Also cannot stealth camp in great smoky mountains national park....

    Maybe Shenandoah as well but not sure about that park...
    Thanks for mentioning the Smokies - I missed the obvious.

    Shenandoah has rules but you're not confined to shelters or designated campsites; it is possible to backcountry camp in Shenandoah. Rules are posted on the park website.
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  4. Stealth Camping

    Quote Originally Posted by Another Kevin View Post
    5 W's.
    Wind, get out of it in cold weather, use it to advantage in hot.
    Water, near to your shelter but not in it. Don't camp in washes.
    Widowmakers, make sure you're not pitching under one.
    Wood, if you want a fire.
    Wildlife, don't camp in a game trail, or on an anthill, or around similar hazards.

    More than 50 yards from a trail, 50 yards from water, a quarter-mile from a road.

    Don't poop where you eat, or do either where you sleep.
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  5. Inflatable sleeping pad causing lower back soreness.

    Quote Originally Posted by SWODaddy View Post
    Hmm, I don't have that problem. I'm a side sleeper and usually keep my pad inflated just enough to keep my hip from touching the ground.

    See if you can try one of the new sea to summit comfort plus pads out. While it's not the lightest, it uses a novel design. There are two air chambers and a construction prevents the waterbed effect some air mattresses have. I was skeptical at first, but it works.

    I have both the Nemo and Sea to Summit pads, FYI.
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