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  1. Thru or Section hikers near Bryson City?

    Dh and I will be in the Bryson City area and/or near AT trail heads in the surrounding areas the week of 6/30.

    I'd love to do some trail magic while we're out that way. Which trail heads are best...
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    IMO, I'd probably keep the brace and the...

    IMO, I'd probably keep the brace and the compression socks.
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    US Cellular service?

    How is the service on the trail in Southern Virginia?
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    Just for fun.....

    How many of you moved near the AT after you finished your thru? How many of you Lashers or section hikers moved near the trail to have easier access?
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    We taught our girl scouts to put dryer lint...

    We taught our girl scouts to put dryer lint "balls" in an egg carton and melt wax over them. Same principle as wood shavings. Be sure NOT to use melted wax from a candle you're burning because the...
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    Although your party may feel no different, no...

    Although your party may feel no different, no more entitled than wannabe AT thru hikers Thru hiker Gods dont feel the same.[/QUOTE]

    We definitely know we're not thru hikers nor are we pretending...
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    Thank you! I've been reading a lot of thru...

    Thank you! I've been reading a lot of thru hiker's books and most of them sort of down section hikers because of their behavior or just because they believe they're superior. We're definitely not...
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    Section Hiking Etiquette

    Planning on doing a NOBO section beginning in Damascus after trail days. This will be our first hike. At the risk of being roasted, other than the golden rule, what are helpful tips to section...
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    Coming from a farmer point of view, I spray my...

    Coming from a farmer point of view, I spray my dogs, goats and sheep with permethrin during tick season with no ill effects to them or me. I find it way more effective than DEET. After contracting...
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    I contracted Alpha Gal summer of 2018 but got my...

    I contracted Alpha Gal summer of 2018 but got my official diagnosis this February. I am so blessed and grateful that I only react to pork.
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    Tick born illnesses

    While Lyme disease is a real concern in the woods anywhere, no one is mentioning rocky mountain spotted fever or alpha gal. RMSF has a lot of the same symptoms as Lyme and you'll likely get the same...
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    My friend and I are planning a section hike in...

    My friend and I are planning a section hike in June going NOBO from Damascus to at least Grayson Highlands. I have no hiking experience as of right now and she has minimal but neither of us have...
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    Thank you!!!! I live in Oklahoma where the...

    Thank you!!!!

    I live in Oklahoma where the weather is bipolar that time of the year but my friend lives in California. I'll start looking for rain gear.
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    Section Hike June 2020

    My bff and I are planning our first section hike starting in Damascus (Nobo) early-mid June next year. My question today is about gear.

    What degree rating should our sleeping bags be?

    Puffy or...
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    Salt and pepper packets?

    Salt and pepper packets?
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    I would definitely have fresh fruit or some type...

    I would definitely have fresh fruit or some type of snacks with me as well. I'm thinking more along the lines of things you didn't know you needed; like toothpaste, batteries, etc. I'm clutzy so...
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    Potential Trail Magic Items

    Hi all! We're currently looking to move to western NC or eastern Tennesee next year. I'll be within a reasonable distance to be a trail angel here and there. My question is what types of things,...
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