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    Congratulations on your first section hike! ...

    Congratulations on your first section hike! Beware, it’s very addictive.
  2. Great pictures. Your companion is beautiful.

    Great pictures. Your companion is beautiful.
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    I have a fear of snakes. It’s an irrational fear....

    I have a fear of snakes. It’s an irrational fear. It doesn’t really matter if it’s a garter snake, a cottonmouth, or a rubber snake. All the lights go off in my brain (though I’m much better about...
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    This is the backpacking light thread about making...

    This is the backpacking light thread about making a tarp tent out of Cryo stuff.

    https://backpackinglight.com/forums/topic/how-to-make-a-polycryo-a-frame-tarp/
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    That’s really nice of you ChrisMek.

    That’s really nice of you ChrisMek.
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    If memory serves me, there’s a post over on...

    If memory serves me, there’s a post over on Backpackinglight where a guy describes (with pictures) modifications he did to the window stuff—cryo-whatever. He used some packing tape to reinforce a few...
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    I live by Yellowstone, so get information about...

    I live by Yellowstone, so get information about this sort of thing in the local news. This event was on trails in the Old Faithful area. When bison get in the way of travel at the thermal areas,...
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    Taking a different approach... could you talk to...

    Taking a different approach... could you talk to your doctor about a better pain killer for two or three nights, so you could legally stay in the shelters, and not have the horrible pain? I’m not...
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    Well, if you aren’t going to do your thru until...

    Well, if you aren’t going to do your thru until next year, you have time to test a few different packs. I assume you know some other hikers, who might let her test their packs on day hikes or...
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    It’s been a long time since I was there, but it...

    It’s been a long time since I was there, but it was quite obvious. Plus, I had stayed in the shelter, and before dawn, there was a parade of flashlights going to Myrtle Point as people from the lodge...
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    I had used an inflatable U shaped pillow, from...

    I had used an inflatable U shaped pillow, from Walmart, that had a removable fleece outside. I could wrap it around my neck and it wouldn’t move around, like other inflatables I had used. Stuffing...
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    I don’t remember what it’s called, but there’s some stuff that scouts use to attach patches. I asked at Hobby Lobby, a nice lady ushered me to the fabric area, and handed me a packet about 6 inches...
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    I like the title “Thru Lurker.” Can I be one of...

    I like the title “Thru Lurker.” Can I be one of those, too?

    Pringles
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    I’ll take them. I’ll send you a PM.

    I’ll take them. I’ll send you a PM.
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    ARe these add water, or do you have to cook any?

    ARe these add water, or do you have to cook any?
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    I have a few of those old catalogs. They’re still...

    I have a few of those old catalogs. They’re still fun to look at, and I look longingly at the old prices. Remember when almost everyone had a light blue Goretex rain suit from Campmor?
  17. I'm sorry CalebJ. I didn't read carefully...

    I'm sorry CalebJ. I didn't read carefully enough. Oops.
  18. Gambit, It's been so long since I lived near the...

    Gambit, It's been so long since I lived near the Smokys, I doubt I'll ever be staying there again.

    CalebJ, It's the legality I was wondering about. It sounds like the official answer is no.
  19. Thanks Gambit. I thought that was the case, but...

    Thanks Gambit. I thought that was the case, but wasn't sure. It would be a nice place to spend an evening and a morning, but there are other nice places that are legal.

    Pringles
  20. Smokey Mountains, Camerer Fire Tower question

    I was watching a VLOG, and the person said they might stay at the fire tower on Mt. Camerer. Sorry if I spelled that wrong. Itís the one on the north east side of GSMNP. Over the years, Iíve heard...
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    I’ll take it. Pringles

    I’ll take it. Pringles
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    Thanks for posting that. I really enjoyed it....

    Thanks for posting that. I really enjoyed it. There were less shelters along that trail when I lived in the area, and I only twice remember seeing other hikers. Good luck on your hike!
  23. Whatís it got to do with Wyoming?

    Whatís it got to do with Wyoming?
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    Beefsmack, if you do have a YouTube channel,...

    Beefsmack, if you do have a YouTube channel, especially with pictures of that area, I’d love to see it. Pringles
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    I used to love that trail when I lived in the...

    I used to love that trail when I lived in the area. The shelters were sweet, and you never saw anyone else. Water was a problem, but there were occasional wildlife ponds along the way that provided....
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