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  1. Thanks, Pringles. The only thing that I really...

    Thanks, Pringles. The only thing that I really worry about with hiking alone is missing turnoffs for water, which I have done a few times. Other than that, as long as I get where I'm going with...
  2. Blind, but not actually crippled... (Dick's Creek to Fontana, May/June)

    Like the title says, I am a legally blind (former) hiker, who would like to get back to hiking. I did Amicalola to Dick's Creek/Hiawassee a few years ago, then managed to fall down Cotopaxi in...
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    Standing Indian Campground for re-supply?

    Hey, folks.

    I hope to finally get back on the Trail next spring (my long term schedule of section hiking got derailed by one summer of cataract surgeries and another summer of ... well, falling...
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    Great idea. We've rafted the Upper Chattooga (it...

    Great idea. We've rafted the Upper Chattooga (it only took me 15 years to get her in a raft), and the Lower Chatt is on our to-do list. I think I'd want to combine rafting with a hot shower, though.
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    Hiking with a hill-averse wife

    Hey, folks.

    After almost 20 years, I finally got my wife to spend a few nights in a tent. It was the epitome of car camping, and we managed to fit an Areobed in the tent, but it's a start. She...
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    If it were mid-June, it would sound perfect, but...

    If it were mid-June, it would sound perfect, but I should be a mile up a volcano in Ecuador around mid-May.
  7. Just a little bump...

    Just a little bump...
  8. A nice, easy walk, mid-June or July, north from Hiawassee

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    Hey, folks.

    I was looking for someone who might be interested in doing seven to 10 days north from Hiawassee (Dicks Creek Gap, Mile 66) this summer. If things go according to plan, Iíll...
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    NC for a couple of weeks in May?

    Hey, folks.

    Short notice here, but I may have just lost a hiking partner for a stretch from Dick's Creek Gap (just down from Hiawassee, Ga.) to Newfound Gap or Fontana.

    I was thinking about...
  10. Downhill?

    When Gene says "downhill," he actually means a sheer 75-yard drop that may involve climbing harnesses to get back up. Or I just have old knees, one of the two. But the water is piped, cold, clean and...
  11. A week from Hiawassee to the NOC, early March 2011

    Hey, folks.

    Starting to plan my spring break trip for next year, and I'm thinking about trying to do an easy week from Dick's Creek Gap, just up the road from Hiawassee, Ga., into the Nantahala...
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    Has it come to this? Belittling someone who wants...

    Has it come to this? Belittling someone who wants to chronicle his trip in the way that is easiest and most enjoyable to him, just because someone else doesn't agree with the choice?

    :rolleyes:
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    I've got to second (or third, or fourth?) the...

    I've got to second (or third, or fourth?) the idea of writing long-hand. I can't really compose on a smart phone or a PDA; when I was with a newspaper, I couldn't really do more than about two or...
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    Kayak-camping pictures

    I did my first bout of kayaking camping this past weekend, and thought I'd share some of the pictures.

    Most of the water is the Intracoastal Waterway north of Charleston, SC (technically Sewee Bay...
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    There was water just about every place we needed...

    There was water just about every place we needed it, but I wouldn't call it good water. At Big Spring, you have to turn up the creek and walk a ways to get to big enough spots to dip.

    And the road...
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    Pictures from Standing Indian, Oct. 8-10

    I don't post a lot of pictures on here (I have trouble enough trying to get them on Facebook and Flickr), but I got some good ones a few weeks ago on the Standing Indian Loop, in southern N.C., with...
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    Sorry, Bit. My college is a little strict on when...

    Sorry, Bit. My college is a little strict on when fall break is. Believe me, I wish I could get up there a week sooner.
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    3/4 days in Southern NC, mid-October

    Hey, folks.

    I've got a five-day stretch in mid-October (possibly as long as Oct. 7-12) that's opened up, and I'd like to spend three or four of it going from Dick's Creek Gap (just down from...
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    Will the longrange forecast help me with temps...

    Will the longrange forecast help me with temps above 4000 feet, though? I grew up in the foothills in NC, but I'm just now starting to do high altitude hiking there.
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    October weather in southern NC?

    I've got a few days strung together in October that I may use to get back out on the trail. Thinking about leaving Dick's Creek Gap and heading north to Franklin, N.C.

    I'm guessing I'll need to...
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    I'll take a chance here to say a personal thank...

    I'll take a chance here to say a personal thank you to Razor. My hiking partner and I spent a night at a shelter with him in late May, and then saw him in Hiawassee the next night and the three of us...
  22. Very short notice: Hiawassee to Nantahala next week?

    Hey folks. I just lost a hiking partner for a weeklong hike between Dicks Creek Gap and Nantahala next week (planning to start Saturday, Aug. 7 and walk into the NOC the next Saturday). No fault...
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    I guess that I’m the only person here who...

    I guess that I’m the only person here who actually agrees with big parts of the book.

    I love the Trail, but I don’t know if there has ever been a day on any long-distance hike anywhere when the...
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    CamelBak Elixir

    I haven't tried NUUN, but I'm guessing that CamelBak's house brand is pretty similar. I found these in Neels Gap and feel in love with them:
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  25. My family is from the piedmont of North Carolina...

    My family is from the piedmont of North Carolina (about 100 miles SE of the Trail). It's kind of difficult to *not* have some Cherokee in your bloodline around here...
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