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    Noted! Thanks Bill!

    Noted! Thanks Bill!
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    Welp, it's official, I'm gonna try for a walk-in!...

    Welp, it's official, I'm gonna try for a walk-in! I'm seeing a lot of folks on the FB group having walk-in success during peak season, which mitigated much of my fear of coming away empty handed. ...
  3. Thread: It’s Done!!!

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    I've found that thru and section hiking each have...

    I've found that thru and section hiking each have their own set of unique challenges. I don't think one is better or easier than the other. It's just a matter of life circumstance dictating how we...
  4. Thread: It’s Done!!!

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    Congratulations Berserker!

    Congratulations Berserker!
  5. Beautiful.

    Beautiful.
  6. Thread: Roman

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    This:...

    This:...
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    The Priest only makes the list SOBO. 3K' gain in...

    The Priest only makes the list SOBO. 3K' gain in 4 miles. From the other side it's like a hump. As tough as Priest is, it's still relatively short, so I don't know that I'd put it up there as a...
  8. Omg....I know a guy who this happened to! He had...

    Omg....I know a guy who this happened to! He had to be rushed to the ER.
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    OP, might see you out there. Me and a friend are...

    OP, might see you out there. Me and a friend are discussing doing Pearisburg to Daleville or Troutville some time in October as well. Our plan is NOBO and to have The Homeplace and the VA Triple...
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    I see no issue with the post. There have been...

    I see no issue with the post. There have been plenty of non-AT specific threads on here, but still relevant to the backpacking community. I enjoy WhiteBlaze because discussion is encouraged here. ...
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    Great report and pictures...thanks for sharing!

    Great report and pictures...thanks for sharing!
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    I would have told him they are de-scented...I...

    I would have told him they are de-scented...I wouldn't have been able to resist!
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    Good summary. I've known too many of the latter....

    Good summary. I've known too many of the latter. Scary.
  14. Thread: Aloksak Bags

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    I'm done with Opsacks. Every single one I've had...

    I'm done with Opsacks. Every single one I've had failed quickly just above the zip, to where if you zip it shut there is nothing to grab onto to open it back up.

    I was at a hostel in TN back in...
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    Great Job RoadRunner! Would love if you would...

    Great Job RoadRunner! Would love if you would share some of your experiences during your journey, any highlights, challenges, revelations, tips, etc...
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    I don't know that you've got it all figured out,...

    I don't know that you've got it all figured out, but your bias against trail magic is clear.
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    I had a similar encounter in April just outside...

    I had a similar encounter in April just outside the N boundary of GSMNP. I had been warned of a bear ahead, didn't see one and let my guard down. Came with about 20' of a tree directly next to the...
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    Really cool. Almost hate to see you put it "out...

    Really cool. Almost hate to see you put it "out there" for everyone and possibly have one of the big companies come along and get even richer on the idea. But thanks for sharing. I never carry a...
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    I joined the Wonderland FB group. I noticed some...

    I joined the Wonderland FB group. I noticed some folks getting group permits without having anybody lined up ahead of time to fill those spots with them. With how scarce permits are, I don't like...
  20. People love a good pissing contest.

    People love a good pissing contest.
  21. Maybe I'm biased as I'm a section hiker, but I...

    Maybe I'm biased as I'm a section hiker, but I don't see why folks get so wound up around "thru" hike status. It kind of turns into a pissing contest. Did it non-stop vs took a break, Flip-flopper,...
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    Nice pics. Doing the Highlands during peak bloom...

    Nice pics. Doing the Highlands during peak bloom has been on my list, but looks like it's gonna be at least another year. I've been in the Fall which was also gorgeous, and my big section through...
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    I use this to secure inside my pack:...

    I use this to secure inside my pack:
    https://zpacks.com/products/stick-on-key-zip-pouch

    I can detach it, and have a shock cord necklace attached to the loops so I can wear it while in town etc...
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    Thanks Dogwood for all your posts on this matter....

    Thanks Dogwood for all your posts on this matter. I couldn't agree with you more, and you said it all much more politely and eloquently than I ever could have! So I will bite my tongue, hard as it...
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    I can only speak to my experience, but Total...

    I can only speak to my experience, but Total (Verizon) service has been light years ahead of Virgin (Sprint).
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