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    Thanks...I am feeling pretty bad about this...

    Thanks...I am feeling pretty bad about this because he contacted me last week asking how to dress while hiking in the Smoky's this time of year. I made it very clear to him to be prepared for the...
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    I was afraid it was Richard....we weren't best...

    I was afraid it was Richard....we weren't best friends, but we spoke occasionally, and he told me last week that he was going to hike from Newfound Gap to Davenport Gap this past weekend. He was...
  3. All I know is what I witnessed and what Bob told...

    All I know is what I witnessed and what Bob told me when we hiked together last Spring! He was collecting data and taking GPS readings for elevation profiles while on our hike just in case he...
  4. The last time I spoke with Bob McCaw (501), he...

    The last time I spoke with Bob McCaw (501), he specificially stated that he still owned the publishing rights to "The Thru-Hiker's Handbook", and is in fact still maintaining and collecting data in...
  5. Some folks have asked about the Senior Pass, so...

    Some folks have asked about the Senior Pass, so now I have a question. I have the Lifetime Access Pass for all National Parks and Federal Recreation areas, so does this mean I'll have to pay as...
  6. Laurie, I had dinner tonight with Baltimore Jack...

    Laurie, I had dinner tonight with Baltimore Jack and Bob Peoples, and Jack is trying to get ahold of the Outfitter in Harpers Ferry and hasn't been successful. He asks that if you see anyone from...
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    Josh, if you are serious and want to give...

    Josh, if you are serious and want to give yourself a fighting chance, I would definitely wait until Summer and go SOBO. You might also want to contact Jennifer Pharr Davis for tips on the...
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    There is a Winter Storm Warning here for the...

    There is a Winter Storm Warning here for the higher elevations of Carter County until 8am Wednesday morning. If any hiker between here and Damascus gets in trouble, or needs a ride, call me at...
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    There have been a few discussions about removing...

    There have been a few discussions about removing the big rats from Laurel Fork Shelter, but the current plan is to leave the rats alone until people learn to clean up after themselves after their...
  10. I met your father on the trail in '04......nice...

    I met your father on the trail in '04......nice man! Good luck with the book.
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    Considering your displeasure with New Hampshire...

    Considering your displeasure with New Hampshire and Maine, you better get off the internet and get some rest.....you're gonna have a tough day in the Bigelows tomorrow.
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    Trail maintainers in New England have different...

    Trail maintainers in New England have different challenges than we do down here in the south, so comparing Northern -vs- Southern maintainers isn't really fair. Putting in a water bar/water...
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    Since your brother lives here in Elizabethton, he...

    Since your brother lives here in Elizabethton, he can drop you off at any number of AT road crossings in this area.......it depends how long you want to be on the trail and which direction you want...
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    When we (TEHCC) moved, and dug a new pit for the...

    When we (TEHCC) moved, and dug a new pit for the privy at Overmountain Shelter last month, this topic was discussed through out the day. There are alot of reasons that there is only one privy on...
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    "Apple" usually has his big tent set up in...

    "Apple" usually has his big tent set up in Burningtown Gap during March.....maybe he knows something of what took place.
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    It was unusally hot on the trail in 06', so I was...

    It was unusally hot on the trail in 06', so I was eating mustard packs at gas stations and fast food restaurants just for the extra salt.
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    Thanks LW....I'll be just south of Damascus doing...

    Thanks LW....I'll be just south of Damascus doing trail maintenance this weekend, maybe I'll run into you in town.
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    Fenderbender, A cheap pair of gloves is nice...

    Fenderbender,

    A cheap pair of gloves is nice to have the day you climb Katahdin on day 1. You'll get up and down Katahdin much quicker if you use your hands, and some of that granite will chew...
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    I am happy to say that security at "The Place"...

    I am happy to say that security at "The Place" has definitely improved so far this year. I was dropping off toilet paper and paper towels there a couple of weeks back, and a church member saw my...
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    Curtis has become a friend over the years, so I'm...

    Curtis has become a friend over the years, so I'm pretty sure that he has better things to do than worry about what some "entitled" thru-hiker thinks of Standing Bear Farm!
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    Praha, I finally found a house outside of...

    Praha,

    I finally found a house outside of Hampton, TN just a few miles from the trail, and I couldn't be happier. I was spending the Winters in Maine after "hiking season", so I knew I could...
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    Squid, did anyone take any photos today? I meant...

    Squid, did anyone take any photos today? I meant to take a picture or two before we left this afternoon, but I was tired and I forgot.
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    When you're hiking, all pizza is good pizza. I...

    When you're hiking, all pizza is good pizza. I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio eating Larosa's World Famous pizza; however, there came the day when i thought the microwave pizza at the hostel in...
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    Thanks Sarge....I'll bring one!

    Thanks Sarge....I'll bring one!
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    Carl told us yesterday that we could bring our...

    Carl told us yesterday that we could bring our own pry bar to help tear down Apple House, but should I bring a claw hammer as well?
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