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  1. There are USFS signs pointing to Max Patch from...

    There are USFS signs pointing to Max Patch from Hot Springs. Max Patch Road is a county/forest road. People live up there.

    Harmon Den/Cold Springs Road (Exit 7 from I40) is another major access.
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    Check the CDT topics

    Check the CDT topics
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    I haven't heard of any recent vandalism. But 19E...

    I haven't heard of any recent vandalism. But 19E has had a long history of it.
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    From I40 - Walk up Green Corner. As the road...

    From I40 - Walk up Green Corner. As the road starts to bend to the right, the AT is right there on the left. There is Google StreetView off it. ...
  5. No. The vegetation is pretty much rodo and small...

    No. The vegetation is pretty much rodo and small trees on the lower end with very little tree growth on top (except for grass). Nothing substantial to hang from. There is a small campsite in a...
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    Given some time and all the trash that found. ...

    Given some time and all the trash that found. Bears will be making a strong presence around Max Patch pretty soon or next year.
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    I do a kayak shoe a lot. A neoprene watershoe. ...

    I do a kayak shoe a lot. A neoprene watershoe.

    You might want a pair of specialty Crocs. I have a more modified CROC with ankle webbing good for fording and another pair that replicates a canvas...
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    Troutville/Daleville is the AT community name.

    Troutville/Daleville is the AT community name.
  9. Its been fairly wet last couple weeks Usually...

    Its been fairly wet last couple weeks

    Usually the long ridgelines will issues being dry. But that section is usually flowing.
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    Either drive up to Hurricane Gap or Jones Meadows...

    Either drive up to Hurricane Gap or Jones Meadows on Viking Mtn.
  11. Big South Fork Prentice Cooper SF Frogs

    Big South Fork
    Prentice Cooper SF
    Frogs
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    I visited the THs at Cumberland Gap, Signal Point...

    I visited the THs at Cumberland Gap, Signal Point and Prentice Cooper. But thats about it.

    As far as I know the Cumberland Trail (CG section) goes about 2 miles southwest of the park starting at...
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    Rain Man was always a hoot to chat with on here. ...

    Rain Man was always a hoot to chat with on here. Great resource for hiking. Had the pleasure of a quick meet up with him at US421 years back on his section hike to Damascus.
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    I can only imagine what it would have been like...

    I can only imagine what it would have been like to be on the MST at Devils Garden Overlook, or on top of Stone Mountain at that moment.
  15. Got it communicated.

    Got it communicated.
  16. I know the individuals that maintain that...

    I know the individuals that maintain that section.

    That is a remote Wilderness section...and COVID along with summer humidity and heat is a hard combination of factors. It usually takes a team a...
  17. The South is filled with re-locations. ...

    The South is filled with re-locations.

    Everything from moving trail from up and over ridgetops to sidehill tread. To totally new paths; especially from Unaka Mtn TN/NC to Mt Rogers area. Trail...
  18. Just in case the OP is still following. I...

    Just in case the OP is still following.

    I used to maintain the Falls Lake Trail. There are two SP campgrounds.

    Three Primative campsites; one which I built (Possum Track/Cedar Creek). All...
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    :banana:banana:banana:banana
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    Max Patch is very accessible if you stick to the...

    Max Patch is very accessible if you stick to the main FSRs. Brown Gap Road to Max Patch is a bit rugid.

    There are people that live up in that area.

    There are three main ways up to Max Patch....
  21. Hiker traffic this year is going to sporadic. You...

    Hiker traffic this year is going to sporadic. You will see more Day and Section hikers than anything; maybe a handful of thru-hikers.

    Plus with the whole social distancing thing, trail magic and...
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    True. Namely I40 to Hot Springs. Bears tend to...

    True. Namely I40 to Hot Springs. Bears tend to think hikers in hammocks are toys or food bags.
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    Sounds like Deals Gap is going to get some extra...

    Sounds like Deals Gap is going to get some extra business and hitch traffic.
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    Hang your food far from your campsite.

    Hang your food far from your campsite.
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    The nearest towns with hotels are Newport TN and...

    The nearest towns with hotels are Newport TN and Waynesville/Clyde NC.

    There are number of campgrounds around Cosby.
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