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    UPDATE: I visited Rusty a couple weeks before...

    UPDATE:

    I visited Rusty a couple weeks before Thanksgiving with my friend "Soulslosher," AT class of 2011. Nice visit, same Hollow, same Rusty. But it was just before the big ice storm which...
  2. Thread: legal Parking

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    There are pro's and con's to that. You've...

    There are pro's and con's to that.

    You've covered some pro's.

    One of the con's is that your post-it note is a beacon for anyone who might be a thief or vandal. Trailheads and roads near trails...
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    Since you had done those miles before, it counts...

    Since you had done those miles before, it counts toward your completion of the AT. The ATC recognition is not for thru-hiking, it's for doing the entire AT. You can do it all in one year as a...
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    Unless you are planning to apply to ATC for the...

    Unless you are planning to apply to ATC for the patch, certificate, and to have your name published in AT Journeys for actually completing the entire white-blazed trail, it does not matter if you...
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    The Foothills Trail Conference was very helpful...

    The Foothills Trail Conference was very helpful to me and at least two friends who have hiked all or part of it. Good maps and guidebook, too.

    I parked and started at Sassafras Mt. in 2005. Made...
  6. If he sticks with this a year from now, I feel...

    If he sticks with this a year from now, I feel even more sorry for the dog.
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    Whatever you decide to do, you should meet the...

    Whatever you decide to do, you should meet the shuttle driver at your vehicle and get shuttled to your hike start point. Then, hike back to your vehicle. It is much more predictable to rendezvous at...
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    He's had some physical and medical issues the...

    He's had some physical and medical issues the past few years, but I bet he'd concede loneliness is way ahead of all that. Glad we and a few others are stopping by now that winter is over. The place...
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    I agree with the first part.

    I agree with the first part.
  10. Probably, if they tried to do it anonymously it...

    Probably, if they tried to do it anonymously it would get leaked somehow by someone with too much time on his or her hands, and then the conspiracy theorists would have a field day. This should not...
  11. Yes, Pittsburgh (Richard Mann) was very involved...

    Yes, Pittsburgh (Richard Mann) was very involved in organizing that. It was during the heyday of the old AT-L listserve as I recall. A simpler time...
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    I should think two days and one overnight could...

    I should think two days and one overnight could do it but you'd be wise to allow for a Plan B of three days, two nights in case you have unexpected issues.
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    Park at the 4-H Center in Harmony Hollow. It's...

    Park at the 4-H Center in Harmony Hollow. It's allowed, and there is a blue-blazed trail from the parking area to the AT, but you need to sign a release form which you can now do online...
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  14. Agree. Only real things to be aware of in BLACK...

    Agree. Only real things to be aware of in BLACK bear country is a mom with cubs, and their habit of trying to make a quick meal of your food if given the chance. Otherwise they will probably leave...
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    Reviled because you may be expecting something...

    Reviled because you may be expecting something like Bascom Lodge on Greylock in MA, but arrive to find slum housing from the Flintstones era.
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    Totally agree, the Mt. Rogers SUMMIT Trail (not...

    Totally agree, the Mt. Rogers SUMMIT Trail (not to be confused with the plain old Mt. Rogers Trail between Grindstone CG and the AT near Deep Gap) is something to do, once if not more. Peaceful if...
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    I'm sure he'd like to see you, Warren. Of course...

    I'm sure he'd like to see you, Warren. Of course being off the grid it's hit or miss. But he's seldom gone for more than a day.
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    So true. We don't seem to have a lot of knowledge...

    So true. We don't seem to have a lot of knowledge about who came before us. The AT Museum near Pine Grove Furnace is meant to remedy that in person, but the online museum is a start for those who...
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    Late 1980s until 2009, with some seasons in...

    Late 1980s until 2009, with some seasons in hiatus for various reasons.
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    If these are the sites I'm thinking of -- to the...

    If these are the sites I'm thinking of -- to the right of the AT when NOBO, not long after the sharp right where the Stony Man Trail continues straight ahead -- those are more than 1/4 mile from...
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    Rusty says hi...

    Many long-time members of White Blaze may know, or know of, "Rusty." He operated a very rustic mountain hiker hostel called Hard Time Hollow near Love, VA just off the BRP for over two decades. No...
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    Most AT shuttlers have taken that approach in the...

    Most AT shuttlers have taken that approach in the past.

    A newer "breed" of shuttle providers is starting to up their game. Maybe not with fancy new vehicles but with newer model, more reliable...
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    The weather in SNP in April can be damn near...

    The weather in SNP in April can be damn near summer-like, or very winter-like. Most likely somewhere in between. You need to be prepared for winter-like. Seriously.

    Here is the 2018 schedule for...
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    By all means, get commercial insurance, and any...

    By all means, get commercial insurance, and any permits required in your state/forest/NP. Unless you don't have any assets to lose in a lawsuit if you have a serious accident, in which case do so...
  25. It's not a "bug." It is primarily a PRINT...

    It's not a "bug."

    It is primarily a PRINT product. You can't make a phone call or visit a website from a printed guide.

    That AWOL makes a digital version available to you, should elicit a Thank...
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