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    Road Walk Around Watuaga Lake?

    My map is old, I know there was a re-route around there somewhere recently. Wondering how much road walking there is between Wilbur Dam Road and 321, looks like still a couple of stretches in that...
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    This USFS site is pretty current on snow depth,...

    This USFS site is pretty current on snow depth, you can scroll and hone in on specific location.

    https://www.fs.fed.us/r5/webmaps/SierraSnowDepth
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    <header class="asset-header" style="box-sizing: border-box;">Man who said he was hiking the Appalachian Trail found sleeping in a motel guest's bed in Upper Tulpehocken Township

    By Steven Henshaw...
  4. Was Mark Sanford sleeping in the next bed?

    Was Mark Sanford sleeping in the next bed?
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    Or start at Standing Indian Campground, take...

    Or start at Standing Indian Campground, take Kimsey Creek Trail to meet the AT at Deep Gap.
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    We hiked from Tesnatee Gap to Unicoi recently. ...

    We hiked from Tesnatee Gap to Unicoi recently. Hiking north, there is a short climb up from Tesnatee Gap to the turnoff to Whitley Gap Shelter at the beginning of this section, and a steep, rocky...
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    This is a pretty good resource for parking/trail...

    This is a pretty good resource for parking/trail access points

    http://rohland.homedns.org:8008/at/at_menu.aspx
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    ATC has a trail update about a temporary closing...

    ATC has a trail update about a temporary closing at Pen Mar, supposed to re-open soon
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    Thanks. We'll be hiking south, if weather good...

    Thanks. We'll be hiking south, if weather good will water up before top of Unaka and camp up there. If weather bad we'll head to Deep Gap. Decent camping spots at Deep Gap?
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    Camping/Water Source at Deep Gap (Unaka)

    Looking for information about camp sites and the water source at Deep Gap, between Unaka and Beauty Spot. Is Deep Gap sign-posted (or otherwise obvious)? What's the water source there?
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    As of last night she was at Keys Gap, 1020 miles,...

    As of last night she was at Keys Gap, 1020 miles, moving about 1.5 days behind Jen's pace. Fast start but slowed by shin splints.
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    I haven't been up to Blue Ridge Gap in a few...

    I haven't been up to Blue Ridge Gap in a few years, but when recently I contacted shuttle driver we've used in the past about driving us up there, he said he can't get all the way to the gap, only to...
  13. Thread: Smokies in 3 Days?

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    Yep, see that.

    Yep, see that.
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    Maybe that's what happened to Mercury? Boulevard...

    Maybe that's what happened to Mercury? Boulevard Trail intersection, that is.
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    Thanks. Just a "what if?" at this point, might...

    Thanks. Just a "what if?" at this point, might re-visit the idea next June around the solstice.

    Following Mercury's current FTK attempt, thought it was interesting that she got lost between...
  16. Thread: Smokies in 3 Days?

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    Smokies in 3 Days?

    Wondering what the trail is like through the Smokies. Not elevation gain/loss, I can see that on the map. Wondering if the trail allows for fast miles that would allow for either Clingman's to...
  17. Website is up and running, but nothing posted...

    Website is up and running, but nothing posted about any start today.
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    Welcome to the AT. From Iowa, seems like most...

    Welcome to the AT. From Iowa, seems like most direct route east takes you towards PA. Be advised that the northern half of PA is notorious for rocky terrain and tough hiking (aka "Rocksylvania"). ...
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    Update from ATC 5-1-20

    In March 2020, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) advised all visitors and volunteers to stay away from the Appalachian Trail. Increased visitor use made social distancing practically impossible...
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    High top sneakers. Probably not a hiker?

    High top sneakers. Probably not a hiker?
  21. Quote from the article: "Leonard said that as...

    Quote from the article: "Leonard said that as recently as the late 1970s, 25% of the Appalachian Trail was a road walk."

    Is that accurate?
  22. There are a couple of REIs in metro Atlanta, I...

    There are a couple of REIs in metro Atlanta, I think there is one right off of Ga. 400 as you head north from downtown ATL towards the mountains.
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    Also this one ...

    Also this one

    http://appalachiantrail.rohland.org/
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    Driving to Addis Gap

    How passable is Wildcat Road/FS26-1 from Ga. 197 to Addis Gap? High clearance or anything special required to get to the gate?
  25. Thread: Hughes Gap - Erwin

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    Hughes Gap - Erwin

    Looking at doing this section upcoming weekend, 2 days hiking, 30 miles or so. What is the trail like through this section?
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