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    That makes sense. I guess it's all relative. We...

    That makes sense. I guess it's all relative. We had climbed all day so I was just happy to be going down, but I will say that I had to hike at a snail's pace and even still I slipped and fell twice...
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    I took Eagle Creek in July starting at West prong...

    I took Eagle Creek in July starting at West prong and coming down eagle creek. I was glad to not be going the other way (up to spence field) because that's a haul.
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    Patagonia strider pro fits all your requirements...

    Patagonia strider pro fits all your requirements and is my go-to run and hike short
  4. Awesome pictures. So jealous. Love your hiking...

    Awesome pictures. So jealous. Love your hiking partner too!!!
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    No showers there, but you can go to standing bear...

    No showers there, but you can go to standing bear which is relatively close
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    Nice cold beer for me. Always a first when I get...

    Nice cold beer for me. Always a first when I get back down to my vehicle at the trailhead. Open that cooler and pop a top before I go anywhere!
  7. My SO deals with anxiety and panic attacks....

    My SO deals with anxiety and panic attacks. Recently we went on a hike together (tough for her, ~12 mile round trip, 4,000 foot elevation climb) and at one point near the summit she started feeling...
  8. Couldn't agree more

    Couldn't agree more
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    Not sure what makes this "fishy" ? I sleep with...

    Not sure what makes this "fishy" ? I sleep with my gun beside me in my tent every night on the trail and my gun beside me on my nightstand at home. If there's an intruder, the first thing I am doing...
  10. I was hiking the opposite way on the 4th and...

    I was hiking the opposite way on the 4th and stopped at Spence Field to eat lunch. Two guys got there about ten minutes after me and had passed Kristian. I literally came on here today to see what...
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    I parked there in March for a three day trip and...

    I parked there in March for a three day trip and had no issues. Although.. I was worried about my car the entire time I was in the woods lol couldn't help it
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    I regularly will carry a 6 pack of beer in my...

    I regularly will carry a 6 pack of beer in my backpack and drink them at the campsite that night. I have settled for whiskey in my Nalgene flask, but I'm way more of a beer person.

    Weight doesn't...
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    I have not, but would it work hiking in shorts? I...

    I have not, but would it work hiking in shorts? I cannot hike in pants in the summer. Too dang hot
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    Just got back from a long weekend trip. Lots of...

    Just got back from a long weekend trip. Lots of bugs in the face at lower elevations, usually around water (very typical here). Also, came home with a tick that I found four days later sucking on the...
  15. Outdoor Research Refuge Jacket (men's medium)

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    New jacket, without tags. It's size medium in the pewter (gray) color. No issues with the jacket. No tears or anything like that, it just doesn't fit me and it's too late to send it back....
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    Pack is sold

    Pack is sold
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    Ok, let me know if you'd like to get up for a...

    Ok, let me know if you'd like to get up for a hike.
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    I usually wait too unless my plans are set in...

    I usually wait too unless my plans are set in stone. Normally I will adjust based on weather. When newfound gap closes then I will hike in different areas of the park with less icy roads.

    Iím...
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    I know the area well. I was mostly just saying if...

    I know the area well. I was mostly just saying if someone was closer to the Fontana dam area, then I could drive there. If someone wanted to hike out of Cosby, I could go there too. I have no hotel...
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    Yes, permits can be gotten online on the...

    Yes, permits can be gotten online on the backcountry page.

    Iíve been checking the weather and am prepared. Iíve hiked the gsmnp a lot in my short lifetime. At least 4 or 5 week long trips a year...
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    Upcoming trip.. 2/10-2/18

    Iíll be in the smokies hiking from 2/10-2/18. Just looking to see if anyone is up for a dayhike, overnighter, or even multiple nights. Iím open to any section of the park also.
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    FS: Osprey Ariel 65 (Red, S/M)

    This pack has only been used on one overnighter. It is like brand new. I am downsizing so need to get rid of some things. Can send pictures if needed, but I am posting from work right now and the...
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    Yeah, you're right. Especially rainy. Ok, this is...

    Yeah, you're right. Especially rainy. Ok, this is now a little more understandable. I'm sure there were still cars in the parking lot but probably not tourists on the trail
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    No one? I will admit, I didn't know the times...

    No one? I will admit, I didn't know the times before I posted my last comment, but still.. There's a way smaller chance knowing it was mid-week and late in the afternoon, but my mind still goes to...
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    The only thing that still blows my mind about...

    The only thing that still blows my mind about this is that she had to have passed people.. I'd venture to say that parking lot and Newfound Gap parking lot are the two most popular in the park. I've...
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