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    I have a fear of steep dropoffs on the road or...

    I have a fear of steep dropoffs on the road or trail. I live in Mississippi so dont have much exposure to them. I'm hoping I will get used to them when I start hiking the AT after retirement next...
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    When I need a lot of detail for local area hiking...

    When I need a lot of detail for local area hiking in Mississippi, I use quadrant maps published by the government. I have a collection of these covering the Tuxachanie Trail. It is 13 miles long and...
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    Thanks for all the good ideas! I may try using...

    Thanks for all the good ideas! I may try using Bronners next time I get out. I like the versatility of baking soda, but it sounds like Bronners will do the same things. I will try both and compare wt...
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    When I backpacked, I took a shower in my clothes...

    When I backpacked, I took a shower in my clothes using my water bladder hung from a limb with a small bungee cord. I used cold water, baking soda, and a bandanna. Then I changed into sleep clothes...
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    Carnation Essential

    Regarding the search feature, it seems different depending on which app you are going thru to access White Blaze. I know of two apps: Tap-a-Talk and the Whiteblaze app. I haven't figured out how to...
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    Nido and other brands of powdered milk are...

    Nido and other brands of powdered milk are available in south Mississippi Walmarts. They have been available for years possibly because they are a important component of hurricane preparedness....
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    Tuxachanie Trail-South Mississippi-report

    Bridge conditions remain the same. Most of the trail is best attempted in dry conditions.
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    Black Creek Trail near Hattiesburg, MS

    Enjoyed your videos Blackwater Slim! Have spent some time in the Red Hills section recently. i enjoy the climbing. Mosquitoes are bad. Bring plenty of Deet. Happy Trails!
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    Tuxachanie Trail-South Mississippi-report

    The boardwalk at 9 1/2 m. right before the picnic table has been partially destroyed. you can get thru in dry conditions. The previously mentioned bridges are still out.
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    Black Creek Trail near Hattiesburg, MS

    was out last weekend in red hills section. trail in decent shape. poison ivy coming up. some ticks. I used Deet but that didn't discourage them. nice weather!
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    Tuxachanie Trail-South Mississippi-report

    Basically things are still the same on the Tux Trail. Plan to get wet crossing creeks.
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    Tuxachanie Trail-South Mississippi-report

    Closed signs are gone. The bridges that were taken out between 2 1/2 and 5 mile section have not been replaced. Don't try this section after heavy rainfall.
    Also, you might want to know there is an...
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    Black Creek Trail near Hattiesburg, MS

    Finally made it out there to see for myself! Hiked in Red Hills section. The trail was in good shape. No poison ivy or ticks! Very dry conditions.
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    Closed signs are still there but forestry office...

    Closed signs are still there but forestry office is telling people they can go thru. Just know the bridges are still gone. It's fine in dry conditions. Creeks are small. I wouldn't want to try it...
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    Black Creek Trail near Hattiesburg, MS

    Spoke with Desoto ranger last week. Black Creek Trail has been bushhogged all the way thru except for natural scenic area which has been cleared with swingblades. Hope to check it out next weekend!...
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    Tuxachanie Trail-South Mississippi-report

    Trail report: The Tux trail is closed between miles 2.5 and 5.5 (Airey Lake) for bridge replacements. They had a bridge inspector come down who said some of the bridges had to be replaced. Be advised...
  17. Starfly, My thoughts exactly. I have followed...

    Starfly,
    My thoughts exactly. I have followed this thread for 2 1/2 yes trying to make sense of her disappearance. I relate to Inchworm. I'm an older female who loves to hike and most of the time I...
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    Wanted to give the current trail conditions for...

    Wanted to give the current trail conditions for those who might be interested. Most of the trail has been mowed. The exception is the 2 1/2 section near POW. All bridges and boardwalks are in good...
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    Nodust, All parts of tux trail I've been on over...

    Nodust,
    All parts of tux trail I've been on over last few months were ok. A bridge at 3 1/2 m was out last spring but was replaced. Some logging has been going on around 9 m marker. Maybe it was...
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    Good news - Crews are clearing trails! Saw...

    Good news - Crews are clearing trails! Saw evidence on Tux Trail last weekend. Haven't been to Black Creek. Hoping its cleared soon!
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    Thats been my experience with the ticks too. If i...

    Thats been my experience with the ticks too. If i keep them off my legs and dont set my pack down except on sand bars they dont attach. Looking forward to fall weather. Love the section in the Red...
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    Mab, Thanks for the update! Not surprised about...

    Mab,
    Thanks for the update! Not surprised about the overgrown conditions. Hopefully they'll clear it soon. They usually clear it in the fall. Hope ticks weren't bad. The Tuxachanie Trail is in...
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    Not me, but let us know the current trail...

    Not me, but let us know the current trail conditions if you decide to go.
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    Jacket X or Y

    I'd take Y.
    Don't ask me Why!
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    Glad the Ccc parking worked out for you. I hope...

    Glad the Ccc parking worked out for you. I hope they can find the money to build that bridge. It was waist deep and cold when I did that section.

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