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    I too have this problem but I always thought it...

    I too have this problem but I always thought it was because I just don't have any hips!

    One thing I've noticed is that, at least on my pack, if the shoulder straps are too loose, all the pressure...
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    As a young-ish person who tries to dip their...

    As a young-ish person who tries to dip their hands in everything at the buffet, I go to different sites for different types of content. WB is and will always be THE comprehensive experiential...
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    Heard about this...as a hammock camper myself, I...

    Heard about this...as a hammock camper myself, I find this kind of thing terrifying. This is why I always try to stop before dark so I can inspect the canopy for any widow makers.
  4. It took me years to get into this mindset. I like...

    It took me years to get into this mindset. I like to keep a few pieces of jerky in my pocket to nosh on in between breaks. I tend to stop every so often to catch my breath, take in the sights, and re...
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    South Virginia Section in June

    Greetings all--I'm planning a SOBO section hike from I-81 in Groseclose/Atkins down to Damascus in early June. I know this is a popular hike. I just moved to the area and I'm itching to get out and...
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    Someone mentioned shaving hair on the legs...

    Someone mentioned shaving hair on the legs earlier and I wanted to chime in. I've done quite a bit of late spring, early fall backpacking in Florida, specifically the Ocala National Forest which is...
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    Have seen small crowds crossing 11 in...

    Have seen small crowds crossing 11 in Atkins/Groseclose. There were 12 packs outside Burrito Loco yesterday.
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    This was the first book I read about the AT and...

    This was the first book I read about the AT and it really got me hooked on the idea of thru hiking. It's very introspective but he does a great job describing the culture of thru hiking too.
  9. Thread: Riddle time

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    Ice? Near the horizon as in the sun sets lower in...

    Ice? Near the horizon as in the sun sets lower in winter?
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    Hello, Pretty sure the Virginia Settler's...

    Hello,

    Pretty sure the Virginia Settler's Museum will allow parking as they are closed right now and the trail runs adjacent to the Visitor's Center. Their address is 1322 Rocky Hollow Rd in...
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    Bumping this old thread because I just recently...

    Bumping this old thread because I just recently purchased a home in Atkins at the base of Glade Mtn, less than three miles from the trail. I have a USGS survey map of Glade Mountain and the...
  12. I see your point but it would set a dangerous...

    I see your point but it would set a dangerous precedent that could be used to circumvent regulations in the future. This is almost more of a symbolic case than anything else--the AT is 2000+ miles...
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    I made the mistake of doing the waterfall steps...

    I made the mistake of doing the waterfall steps the first time I went on the AT and almost decided to head back down to my car before I even got to the top. That first day I barely made it to Black...
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    That's really sad. Last time I was out there will...

    That's really sad. Last time I was out there will probably be my last for a while. It just felt very overused and I didn't like feeling like I was adding to the problem. Plus I had to chase a bear...
  15. Stover Creek was fantastic but short. Would be...

    Stover Creek was fantastic but short. Would be great for base camping.

    Consider checking out Congaree National Park if you're looking for virgin old growth in the south east. It's not the...
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    I've had a beard for years and hiked a...

    I've had a beard for years and hiked a substantial amount of time during that period--if we're being honest, the hair on the face is not really a tick magnet. Same with the head. I would be more...
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    I think I first got the bug around 2007? Shortly...

    I think I first got the bug around 2007? Shortly after the end of a bad relationship. I've had the longing since then but as others have said, life happens. I even made a blog after college about my...
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    Was back at Hidden Pond Tuesday and Wednesday...

    Was back at Hidden Pond Tuesday and Wednesday night (1/1/19 & 1/2/19). Nothing on Tuesday--there were at least four groups out there that night, maybe more and nothing happened. Wednesday night, it...
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    Was out at the Yearling trail today and saw a...

    Was out at the Yearling trail today and saw a similar sign plus some fairly significant prints--at first I though someone was walking barefoot through the sand. Didn't see any critters tho.
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    My biggest concern is still being able to get...

    My biggest concern is still being able to get water...I know there are a few spots where the only water sources are at campgrounds. Would the water be shut off? Would I be arrested for trying to get...
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    Ocala FT Closed During Shutdown?

    Was planning to thru Ocala over my winter break and wouldn't ya' know it--the gubment decides to shut down. Anyone know if Ocala will be off-limits or open with no services or not affected?
  22. Most mountain bred hikers are spoiled on the...

    Most mountain bred hikers are spoiled on the constantly changing elevation so that hiking here carries a stigma of being repetitive and boring.

    Florida hiking is an acquired taste to be sure but...
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    Once, many years back, I was staying in a hostel...

    Once, many years back, I was staying in a hostel in New Orleans. While trying to sleep in that raucous, uncomfortable place, I saw a piece of graffito on the bunk bed frame above me that really...
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    I feel bad about being a "part of the problem" on...

    I feel bad about being a "part of the problem" on this one, for not hanging my food. I know a lot of people don't though so bear boxes would probably be the best solution. HP gets so much traffic...
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    Was out at HP a few weekends ago. The place was a...

    Was out at HP a few weekends ago. The place was a zoo, as always...every site was taken by nightfall. We didn't see any wildlife but we found some VERY fresh bear scat in our campsite and hiking back...
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