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    WOW,, I never thought I would get everyone so...

    WOW,, I never thought I would get everyone so defensive. And its not just about the mice. I would bet $100 that at the GSM shelters there are spots where tents have been set up many times, just like...
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    Thankyou gentleman. This has been very helpfull...

    Thankyou gentleman. This has been very helpfull and enlightening. I am going to skip it. So all of you worried about a rough rule breaker can relax. Davenport gap will be my next start point. If I...
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    Many times I have got to a shelter I intended on...

    Many times I have got to a shelter I intended on staying at. But I felt good and had daylight left, and a group would be debating if they wanted to push on to the next shelter, and I would go for it....
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    So wanting to get the most enjoyment out of my...

    So wanting to get the most enjoyment out of my hard earned time off is pigheaded and self centered? Wanting to get a good nights sleep and not be up all night listening to snoring people and mice...
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    Sorry for the ignorant questions, Thank you to...

    Sorry for the ignorant questions,
    Thank you to the few who understood my (first timer questions)
    Been trying to section hike for the last 4 years, starting at Approach trail.
    From Florida, hard...
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    Smokey mountains questions

    Wanting to start at Fontana in a couple weeks to continue my sectioning. I have some dumb questions if someone can help.
    I know its against the rules but can I use my tent at shelters? I HATE mice....
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    thankyou thankyou

    thankyou thankyou
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    list of GA-NC shuttles?

    I can't find the list, can someone throw me a couple #s for GA and NC shuttles, I'm getting ready to go this weekend for my third section from Dick's to NOC, but if I dont make it or need a ride to...
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    Thanks, I have 7 days of food. Its more than I...

    Thanks, I have 7 days of food. Its more than I have ever carried, The pack is Heavy
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    Dick's creek to NOC how many days?

    This will be my 3rd section, also how hard is it compared to getting there?
    I missed last year completely, but I'm going again. Late April/early May I hope
    I'm not in as good a shape as I was the...
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    I'm a novice hiker from Florida. And I just did...

    I'm a novice hiker from Florida. And I just did that section a couple weeks ago as my second ever section hike. I went from Neels to Low gap,, then Blue mtn shelter. Then I tackled unicoi, rocky and...
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    Thanks for the thoughts, I pushed my plans even 1...

    Thanks for the thoughts, I pushed my plans even 1 more day. Now I will be driving up to a relatives house about an hour away from Dicks creek. Then starting my hike on Monday morning.
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    I'm still going with hurricane(advice)

    I pushed my plans and now I will be at Neels gap on Sunday. I figure if I need to hang out at Neels and start my hike to Dicks creek starting Monday I will do that.
    Whats the thoughts on that? This...
  14. Thanks, just put in for my vacation time. Looking...

    Thanks, just put in for my vacation time. Looking to rent a car, going home tonight to go through the pack. I don't know about you guys but I enjoy going through the pack ALOT. I will probably go...
  15. Thank you all! I am starting to feel the...

    Thank you all! I am starting to feel the excitement, I hope I can get my stuff together and make it. I am thinking mid October, thanks for the shuttle advice I am very new to this and have no...
  16. Second section hike, Neels to Dicks, Parking question

    Can I leave my car at Dicks parking lot for a week? I was thinking about parking it there and getting a shuttle back to Neels. Will this work? This will be only my 2nd hike on the trail, my first one...
  17. I use a Field and Stream 65l only $80 new. Only...

    I use a Field and Stream 65l only $80 new. Only weighs 4 1/2 lbs. Works fine.
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    Did my first hike last April, started at the...

    Did my first hike last April, started at the falls, 5 days to Neels Gap. Easy hike, and I am from Florida, and have NEVER stepped foot on a Mountain. My pack weighed 36lbs with 2 liters of water. But...
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    First AT hike complete!

    Thanks for all the advice on my dumb questions. Last week I did it!
    Started at the approach and ended at Neels.
    What an amazing time, I spent alot of time thinking how the hell am I going to...
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    Thankyou for the opinions and the links. I made...

    Thankyou for the opinions and the links.
    I made a purchase of this...

    Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32
    Its a 28 degree bag, and its lite.
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    Not really, I've been in low 40s and I was cold....

    Not really, I've been in low 40s and I was cold.
    I would like to get a 20 degree under 2lbs.
    But the selection is huge
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    Need better sleeping bag

    First timer, will be starting on April 26th from the falls for a 1 week hike.
    Thankyou all for the advice and help.
    But it seems like you guys think I need a better bag than a 32 degree.

    So I...
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    Thankyou for the reassurance. I am on track so...

    Thankyou for the reassurance. I am on track so far. I have my pack sitting in the corner of my bedroom,, ready and waiting.
    I will be packing around my neighborhood soon. People are going to call...
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    I have to be able to say I did the approach...

    I have to be able to say I did the approach trail, From all I have heard you guys are spooking me about how tough it is, but, I am still going to go for it. And hopefully it will be the first section...
  25. I will be at the Falls, on Sunday April 26th...

    I will be at the Falls, on Sunday April 26th heading for Springer. And I hope to get to Dick's creek at least. I don't know what kind of hiker I will be yet. I will be alone.
    The poncho I had...
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