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  1. hikes north of Clayton, GA

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Haven View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kilarney1902 View Post
    i guess now my question is, how do i get to standing indian campground/ backcountry parking lot? I will be heading there from N. GA, i assume that i will go through clayton (heading north on 441) what is the best way from there? google directions seem a tad flaky, so help me out. also what are any issues with parking fees permits etc.
    No it is free to park in the back country info center or at Rock Gap parking lot.If you turn into the campground and stop at the checkin there is a parking lot on the
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  2. Wives with husbands hiking AT this spring

    Quote Originally Posted by 4eyedbuzzard View Post
    Most young couples with children probably just don't have the financial resources to responsibly have one partner away for 4-6 months hiking. But provided they are financially well off, and one has their spouse's blessing, why not? I think that arrangements should be made to meet up in trail towns along the way, and an agreement to quit the hike should it be deemed necessary by the one left behind. But realistically, there's a 50% chance he won't last more than halfway anyway.
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  3. A Question About Mail

    Is there an exact science to sending/receiving mail? I've got a rough estimate of when I'll be reaching certain cities/towns/hobbit holes, but other than that I don't know what else there is to do.

    I guess what I'm trying to ask is:

    Is there any other planning that needs to go into getting mail other than ETAs?

    Thanks!

    - Razor Burn -
  4. Inception!

    ...was a terrible movie.

    BUT I am starting my journey through the Appalachian Trail on Saturday. I couldn't be any more excited. I'm leaving my job, leaving my friends and family, and leaving the area I've come to accept as "home" for the last 9 years.

    I know the trip isn't going to be fun all the time, I know it's not going to be easy, and I know it's not going to be comfortable.

    And that's what I'm most excited to get away from - comfortable. ...
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  5. Training for the AT- Hiking with a Pack

    Today was my first weighted pack hike. I weighed down an old back pack with 25lbs of weights and 2L of water, for a total weight over 30lbs. I headed out along the roads, which here in backwoods Pennsylvania means that all the roads are VERY hilly. For a first time, I am pretty proud. Here are my results. 5.49 miles in 1:53:36 hrs burned roughly 885 calories. (According to my fitbit)

    This makes for an average of roughly 3.0 mph. So for a 15 mile day I will be hiking for 5 hours and ...
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