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    Thanks. I just bought some Keen sandals but...

    Thanks. I just bought some Keen sandals but didn't think of buying their hiking shoes. I'll check into those as well as the Altra's and Lasportiva Ultra Raptors. We have limited selection here in...
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    Hiking shoes with the most toe room?

    I would like recommendations on hiking shoes with a lot of room to slide forward. In March I'm going back to Israel and the last trip I had problems on the steep slopes in the desert. Although I...
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    17783 Coach Lou, here's the Handsome Dude in a...

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    Coach Lou, here's the Handsome Dude in a relaxed mode with a fine red wine. The supply train coming up from the right is not for him but for the two riders who were on the Virginia Highlands...
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    17769 What Wolf and Schnikel say. Here's a...

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    What Wolf and Schnikel say. Here's a photo of the sign.
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    Great photos, thanks. I particularly like the...

    Great photos, thanks. I particularly like the New England shots. And as a modest contribution, this link, http://www.richardsmith.net/wrsunrise1.html, takes you to a series of high country photos...
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    Lone Wolf - photo

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    I was sitting up on Wilburn Ridge waiting to give some equipment to a friend who was slacking this section of the trail, and this really handsome dude walked up. Lone Wolf was on his way to...
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    Left stuff at Black Bear Resort. Very...

    Left stuff at Black Bear Resort. Very hiker-friendly place, close to where the AT crosses Dennis Cove Road, good for basic resupply, kitchen, campsites, hostel, cabins. New management, lots of work...
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    Hampton, Tennessee - drop box

    Is there a good place in Hampton (Tennessee) to leave a box of stuff for a few days? We're doing a hike up from Erwin to Damascus and want to leave food and a few supplies. Thanks for any...
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    I was born in Abingdon and now live in Damascus,...

    I was born in Abingdon and now live in Damascus, and offer a different perspective. Abingdon is an extremely wealthy town for our area: Damascus is not. Abingdon has its own tourism bureau: ...
  10. Please vote for Damascus in the Blue Ridge Outdoors poll

    Please vote for Damascus in the Blue Ridge Outdoors contest for the best small mountain towns:

    http://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/contests/best-mountain-towns/

    Thanks for your vote, and if you...
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    Rosie, thanks. I've sent your information to the...

    Rosie, thanks. I've sent your information to the finder (April). We will ask around. You have great observation skills, by the way. And there are at least a couple of people who fit the...
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    The finder is taking the dog to the vet today to...

    The finder is taking the dog to the vet today to check to see if there is a micro-chip. She might end up keeping the dog but would like to find the owner. Unfortunately each year after Trail Days...
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    Lost dog - after Trail Days

    This dog was found wandering around Cowboy's looking for its owner. (Female, no collar, but seemed to be looking for someone.) Contact the Damascus town hall if you have an idea who she belongs...
  14. Private message sent.

    Private message sent.
  15. Volunteer coordination in the Trail Days campground

    This year Trubrit will be coordinating volunteers in the Trail Days campground. People can come in a week early, but they will be expected to work on clearing campsites, cutting paths through the...
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    To add a rather macabre note to this thread about...

    To add a rather macabre note to this thread about ducks and alligators, I got this unsolicited note this a.m. from a friend who lives a few miles away from Damascus:

    I watched a very sad sight...
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    Funny. A bit of a painful pun, but funny. That...

    Funny. A bit of a painful pun, but funny. That really quacked me up.
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    Please don't steal our ducks

    A hiker in Damascus was recently seen picking up a baby duck and stuffing it into his pocket. He ran away when someone yelled at him. I'm not sure what this is about but if someone needs a pet on...
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    OK, ignore everything I've said about who will be...

    OK, ignore everything I've said about who will be in the campground and who will not be in the campground. I'm told by one person that no one will be there, but the town clerk has at least ten...
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    Newb, the reps have provided a great service to...

    Newb, the reps have provided a great service to hikers in the past. I've personally seen them repairing equipment (at no cost), replacing broken equipment for free, providing a lot of advice on...
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    Newb, I'm not sure what will happen at the...

    Newb, I'm not sure what will happen at the campground concerning parking and getting your gear into the woods. You might want to send an e-mail to the town clerk, "Tuesday Pope" <damascusclerk @ ...
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    Right, Wolf, and that's why I'm no longer on the...

    Right, Wolf, and that's why I'm no longer on the TD committee. Charging volunteers to volunteer, and charging them $100, is just greed. This was a town council decision and I think it's stupid.
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    New Trail Days website online

    The new Trail Days website is now being done by a professional website designer: http://www.traildays.us/

    It's online now and will be updated frequently until Trail Days. If you have suggestions...
  24. Terry7, I'm overseas and don't know what the...

    Terry7, I'm overseas and don't know what the problem was, but the site is up: http://www.traildays.us/ I can reach from here in Israel, and folks back in Damascus are looking at the site. We had...
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    Trail Days webmaster needed

    Hey, Rick, please delete this if that's proper. Not sure how to do it.
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