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  1. Can't answer the question about the showers......

    Can't answer the question about the showers... perhaps try using the contact information for the visitors center I could find here:
    visitnc.com/listing/UHdY/fontana-dam-visitors-center

    However......
  2. Given the ups and downs mentioned, it really...

    Given the ups and downs mentioned, it really doesn't make much difference other than that original climb out of Fontana.
    But unless you're hung up on staying on only the AT, I'd recommend some sort...
  3. I was going to say something along the same...

    I was going to say something along the same lines. There are many spots where you can see that the trail has been rerouted over the years.
  4. Of course you're obviously right... but after...

    Of course you're obviously right... but after climbing Eagle Creek plus an additional accumulated 1,000' climb along the AT between Bote Mtn and Doe Knob... doesn't keep me from cursing every 10'...
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    And from what I saw... people went to go see this...

    And from what I saw... people went to go see this film strictly because it was a Redford film...
    My wife and I were about 50 when we went to see it and we were the youngest ones in the theater.
    And...
  6. I try to average about 12 mpd. Son's gotten old...

    I try to average about 12 mpd. Son's gotten old enough and I've gained enough weight that we walk about the same speed.
    We've done several 4 night trips in GSMNP. Once did a 5 night, but the 1st...
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    Bigger the pack the more stuff he can sell the...

    Bigger the pack the more stuff he can sell the guy and improve his commission :)



    {JK... don't think REI employees work on commission}
  8. I feel your pain. My 14yo is working on the...

    I feel your pain.
    My 14yo is working on the GSMNP 900 Miler Club. We planned a hike during Columbus Day school holiday, but the hurricane cancelled those plans. Rescheduled for this weekend after...
  9. I use the xlite, and at 2.5" thick, I never come...

    I use the xlite, and at 2.5" thick, I never come close to my hip hitting the ground.
    If deflated just before your hips touch the ground isn't soft enough for you, you could try and seeing what it...
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    Yeah, I re-watched it last night and now...

    Yeah,
    I re-watched it last night and now remember some of the silly things "Hollywood" did.
    1. Both leading characters have hiking poles, but they were sticking up out of their back pack the...
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    Thanks for the heads up. I've been able to make...

    Thanks for the heads up.
    I've been able to make it work by installing the App on my Android device and from there watch it thru my ChromeCast
  12. Are you sure about that?... Specifically from...

    Are you sure about that?...
    Specifically from a safety point of view.
    Sure, gasoline will burn, but these types of stoves are generally designed to burn alcohol, which is a lot less volatile than...
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    The only thing that comes to mind is that it's...

    The only thing that comes to mind is that it's going to be difficult to roll it closed by turning your wrists down... you'll want to roll it up as you move your wrists up.
    That means if you load...
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    I've been staying at Newton Bald for only about...

    I've been staying at Newton Bald for only about the last 7 years, and from what I've seen, that shouldn't be an issue.

    However, the trail layout around Newton Bald can be a bit disorienting.
    What...
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    What I recall of the water source the last time I...

    What I recall of the water source the last time I stopped by #27 for lunch was that you had to go quite a ways thru the woods moving away from the trail to get to the creek. When I looked at Google...
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    I believe what JC13 is trying to say is that the...

    I believe what JC13 is trying to say is that the trail down the hill towards the water source is clear, but when you get to where the spring comes out of the ground, new tree falls are blocking easy...
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    Yes, so long as you do not attach your hammock to...

    Yes, so long as you do not attach your hammock to any part of the shelter.

    Park regulations are that hammocks are treated like tents. So anywhere someone is allow to put up a tent, a hammock can...
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    Confirm! As you approach the Abrams Creek trail...

    Confirm!
    As you approach the Abrams Creek trail side, the rocks get smooth.
    I've forded this crossing over a half-dozen times and never fell.
    But when I took a friend from work on this loop with...
  19. There's a parking lot at the ranger cabin in Big...

    There's a parking lot at the ranger cabin in Big Creek near the trailhead for Chestnut Branch.
    If you use Chestnut Branch to access the AT, it's about a 3 mile hike from the parking lot to Davenport...
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    If you want a lower elevation "beginner" loop,...

    If you want a lower elevation "beginner" loop, look into #15/#17 from Abram's Falls trailhead. Both campsites are at about 1,500' in elevation.

    Again, each day is around 5 miles (or less). The...
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    The #28/#27 loop was the loop I did just before...

    The #28/#27 loop was the loop I did just before the #34/#29 loop.

    Again, each day is only about 5 miles.

    Similar to #34, I've been by campsite #27 in recent years, and it's not as nice looking...
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    The #34/#29 is a great starter loop, because each...

    The #34/#29 is a great starter loop, because each day is only around a 5 mile hike. It's one of the first hikes I did when I started camping.

    #34 was a nice enough campsite... 20 years ago. Last...
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    If it's hanging where critters (big or small) can...

    If it's hanging where critters (big or small) can get to it, if it can spoil, or if it's located in a low traffic area, or if it's heavy, then it is trash.
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    Prepare yourself to make only ONE trip to the...

    Prepare yourself to make only ONE trip to the water source (if possible)...

    For starters, it's about a 75' vertical drop down a steep hillside. Can be treacherous if the ground is wet (i.e. slip...
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    Sorry, but I don't quite follow... There no...

    Sorry, but I don't quite follow...

    There no such thing as a "Sawyer bottle" unless we're talking about the Sawyer S1 or S3... in which case I should hope that Sawyer's foam filter bottle fits...
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