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    That was a wonderful trip report and fantastic...

    That was a wonderful trip report and fantastic pictures, It's a shame you got sick though.
    Really looking forward to your 20/20 mumblings and ramblings post. :)
    Thank you for sharing!
  2. Thread: lost hikers

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    Not much, but a little more detail....

    Not much, but a little more detail.
    https://www.wmtw.com/article/rangers-resume-efforts-to-rescue-hikers-on-mt-katahdin-update/28153202
  3. I'm glad you gave us an update! Sounds like a...

    I'm glad you gave us an update! Sounds like a tough trip, but you seem to have learned a lot that will make the next hike better.
  4. Ditto...just ordered my copy, and hope more...

    Ditto...just ordered my copy, and hope more reviews are coming :)
  5. I just finished a 6 day hike from Dicks Creek Gap...

    I just finished a 6 day hike from Dicks Creek Gap in Ga to the NOC, which includes Wayah gap. Wayah gap seemed to have a decent sized parking area. We didn't have any problem finding campsites away...
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    Little Rock, thanks for all the tips! Especially...

    Little Rock, thanks for all the tips! Especially 1, that method makes since to me. Also, I did have to switch from my hiking shoes to zero drop running shoes near the end of the hike, so perhaps that...
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    [QUOTE As a long-time runner I've dealt with...

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    As a long-time runner I've dealt with achilles tendonitis in my feet on and off for years. For the most part I've been able to manage it through a combination of stretching, proper running...
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    MaineWriter, your article about Ron Sanchez is...

    MaineWriter, your article about Ron Sanchez is very moving. It seems he was a genuine and sweet natured man that quickly made a positive impact on the people he met and was close to. Such a sad...
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    They were my shuttle drivers last May. Everything...

    They were my shuttle drivers last May. Everything went smoothly, and Mary was great to chat with during our ride!
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    Wait, I may have found my own answer. I just...

    Wait, I may have found my own answer. I just found a cotton carrier that just fastens to the pack strap, so no need for the harness straps....
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    Has anyone used the cotton carrier under their...

    Has anyone used the cotton carrier under their backpack? It looks great for easy access to my camera! I'm just curious about how it would feel after miles with pack straps over the cotton carrier...
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    KnightErrant, what a wonderful answer!

    KnightErrant, what a wonderful answer!
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    I have the Brooks Juno. I love the easily...

    I have the Brooks Juno. I love the easily adjustable straps (that are wide and don't dig into you), and the fact that it seems to resist getting wet from sweat (despite running almost daily). The...
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    It's a little more work at the front end, but I...

    It's a little more work at the front end, but I track my progress using GIS, and I love it. It is great for planning too. I have ESRI ArcMap software, which you have to pay for (you can get an at...
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    I was hoping the first article reporting he was...

    I was hoping the first article reporting he was 83lbs was a typo, but it looks like it was correct.
    So sad, hope someone recognizes him.
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    I didn't get to get a shuttle with Ron Brown...

    I didn't get to get a shuttle with Ron Brown because of timing, but he was extremely helpful with answering all my questions (including ones I didn't know I had) when I called him. His Facebook page...
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    I have been shutted by Joyce & Sally...

    I have been shutted by Joyce & Sally (706-896-9339) when in southern Georgia and Donald Ballard when I was closer to North Carolina (772-321-0905).
    The cost will be based on how far you have to go,...
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    I just started reading Ben Montgomery's book....

    I just started reading Ben Montgomery's book. I've heard about Grandma Gatewood since I became interested in and started hiking the Appalachian Trail. She seems to have been a very fascinating woman....
  19. We ultimately did decide on Winding Stair Gap :)

    We ultimately did decide on Winding Stair Gap :)
  20. Okay, good to know, thanks! Someone suggested...

    Okay, good to know, thanks!

    Someone suggested that Deep Gap would be a better place to leave the car... since it is actually on the trail, and have decided to go with that.
  21. lol...one could hope they'd look!

    lol...one could hope they'd look!
  22. It would be about a week for parking. Okay,...

    It would be about a week for parking.

    Okay, thank you. I just called the forest service and they did say there is parking just outside of the campground that people can use.
  23. long term parking at standing indian campground

    I am hiking from Unicoi Gap to probably Winding Star Gap. Our current plan is to park at Top of Georgia and have them drop us of at Unicoi and then shuttle back to Top of Georgia when we are...
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