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  1. Instead of a metal flask or thin-walled soda...

    Instead of a metal flask or thin-walled soda bottle, when you go purchase the libation just buy it in a pint sized plastic bottle. They are thin and fit easily in your pack and are thick-walled. If...
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    No hikers? This guy is out there and is seeing...

    No hikers? This guy is out there and is seeing very few problems. There are other hikers around him and he is staying in hostels and motels. In Hot Springs he ate inside a closed restaurant with...
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    [QUOTE=THEDON;2267341]I don't think it will be...

    [QUOTE=THEDON;2267341]I don't think it will be too crazy.

    2. Folks that don't have jobs won't be able to afford the costs associated with a thru hike. Unemployment checks will only go so far...
  4. [QUOTE=Tennessee Viking;2267181]Ongoing quest on...

    [QUOTE=Tennessee Viking;2267181]Ongoing quest on the NC Mountains to Sea Trail.
    Complete Ashe/Alleghany sections
    Linville Gorge drop & river crossing
    Woods Mountain


    The Woods Mtn Trail is by...
  5. https://www.trailjournals.com/journal/entry/627512...

    https://www.trailjournals.com/journal/entry/627512 Interesting journal to read. This guy doesn't seem to be particularly worried about Covid. He has just made it to Damascus and is staying...
  6. Graham County in North Carolina has closed its...

    Graham County in North Carolina has closed its borders to all non-residents. Law enforcement has set up roadblocks to prevent any non-resident from entering the county. Can't imagine that they...
  7. Not a right wing conspiracy website: ...

    Not a right wing conspiracy website: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/491113-administration-says-it-will-reimburse-hospitals-for-treating And where is your proof that deaths caused by...
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    Don't believe this guy!! I know he's cheating...

    Don't believe this guy!! I know he's cheating and using his Iphone to find the answers. I was with him a couple of weeks ago and believe me, he couldn't find his way around a fish bowl.
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    You are correct, but there isn't a high end home...

    You are correct, but there isn't a high end home on this property. The amenities available in the Wintergreen resort area are also a little bit more "high end" than what is available on this...
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    The development down the road, I believe, is...

    The development down the road, I believe, is Wintergreen ski resort. Wintergreen has been around for over 40 years and its proximity to the property has not created a demand for the property yet and...
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    It's not in SNP. The "park" is the Blue Ridge...

    It's not in SNP. The "park" is the Blue Ridge Parkway. The BRP is just not that big a draw for tourists anymore. Most of the privately owned hotels that were adjacent to the Parkway are gone now. ...
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    Agree with you. One correction--it does appear...

    Agree with you. One correction--it does appear to have electricity on the property these days.

    One of my friends heard a hiker in Damascus the other day complaining about the run down condition...
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    This piece of property is severely overpriced. ...

    This piece of property is severely overpriced. And in its current state it can't be listed as a business with any kind of moneymaking potential. "Rustic" buildings and no water or electricity means...
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    From Damascus it is a lot closer to Tri-Cities...

    From Damascus it is a lot closer to Tri-Cities Airport than the airport in Roanoke. 46 mile shuttle vs. a 130 mile shuttle.
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    We're about the same age and if I started the AT...

    We're about the same age and if I started the AT this year I would do about 7-8 miles per day for the first 3 days and a little bit longer mileage on the 4th day to get to Neel Gap. If that longer...
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    I have gout in my right big toe and the best...

    I have gout in my right big toe and the best thing I've ever done for hiking purposes is take Allopurinol daily. Maybe go to one of those Good Feet stores and see if they make a stiff insert that can...
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    Your best bet is to treat your hiking clothing...

    Your best bet is to treat your hiking clothing with permethrin to keep tick bites from becoming a concern. Some hikers also treat their backpacks and tents with permethrin. I've had Lyme disease...
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    How many is many? I have carried concealed on...

    How many is many? I have carried concealed on the AT and nobody knew it. But I've been asked many times "do you carry a gun on the AT?" and I alway answer truthfully. It's not an uncommon question...
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    My friend Stumpknocker always uses the western...

    My friend Stumpknocker always uses the western route since he lives on the western side of Fla. Go to Trailjournals and he has several hikes of the FT you can read.
  20. I think you will find out where the campsites(?)...

    I think you will find out where the campsites(?) are if you read thru the description of Section 10. I believe you can also stay at the campground described.
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    I use the agricultural version called Gordon's...

    I use the agricultural version called Gordon's Goat and Sheep Spray. It is pre-mixed and the cost is about $14.00 per gallon. It contains the exact same ingredients as Sawyers, including the inert...
  22. I've searched North Carolina hunting laws for big...

    I've searched North Carolina hunting laws for big game and have not found any law that prohibits hunting from roadsides in season. I just talked to my brother-in-law at his hunting camp (he also...
  23. We have a second home in the mountains of North...

    We have a second home in the mountains of North Carolina in a small neighborhood of 10 homes. A bear or bears regularly pass through and we've learned to take in our hummingbird feeders at night and...
  24. I don't know if it's legal or not to shoot at a...

    I don't know if it's legal or not to shoot at a bear from the road, but I do know that in Eastern North Carolina deer hunting from the road with dogs is legal. This past Saturday morning we went by...
  25. It's not unusual in North Carolina to see hunting...

    It's not unusual in North Carolina to see hunting dogs in the woods when hunting season(s) are not in. It's part of the dogs training and the hunters I've talked to do it mostly because they like to...
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