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  1. Nobember traffic in Georgia

    I am considering a short hike from Springer to Mountain Crossing and then back to Springer. Just wondering how much hiker traffic will be going on Mid to Late November. I guess there will be the South bounders finishing up. Should I start further North to avoid the influx of SB. Will the shelters be empty
    I've been wondering what to expect as far as freezing temperatures during this time of year. Not too cold yet? I think water will be no problem.
    Any chatter from the hiking ...
  2. Give me some Ideas!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by MinersLettuce View Post
    I would like to know how to stay dry in the rain - myself and my gear. I recently hiked in the rain near Springer Mt. (just before Joachim hit.) I had a light pack, a North Face coated nylon raincoat with pit zips, and I found the coat too hot to wear - I was more wet with sweat than with rain. I ended up hiking with no coat and letting it rain on me. I wore a baseball cap which worked well at keeping the rain off my glasses. I saw other people with plastic ponchos, but they were also wet from sweat
  3. Boots, Shoes or Trail Runners, That is the question.

    At 6'5" and 275lbs planning on a 30lb pack fully loaded for a 2016 Thru Hike. Research is saying a heavier piece of footwear but I am worried about tired legs from heavy shoes. Any advice?
  4. Lessons that may help on the A.T.

    Were sunk

    Went home for the Memorial Day weekend. Home is Tallahassee and the panhandle of FL. From reading thru the blogs, many of the lessons the A.T. teaches are lessons Im already familiar with and try to practice even at work.

    Had a pretty good trip even if it was ...
  5. Adding miles when I get the chance

    I started 2015 with some hope that Id be able to get some miles both in Southwest VA and in the Whites. However, because I make a real effort to avoid walking for more than two days (out of five) in the rain, I always check weather forecasts to ensure that the area, in which I plan to hike, will be acceptably rain-free. Sadly, I just didnt get a lot of weeks like that for the two areas Id like to hike in leading to significantly fewer hiking miles than I would have preferred. Thus, upon seeing ...