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    Rabid Skunk Bit SNP Visitor

    A skunk bit a SNP visitor near the Whiteoak Boundary parking area and the Park confirmed yesterday the skunk had rabies.
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    by Corley
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    Bitten in SNP

    Yesterday, I was bitten by an old brown lab accompanying 4 section hikers near the Byrd Nest #3 shelter. This dog was on a short leash but it still managed to bite my hand as I was talking with the...
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    https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/maps.htm ...

    https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/maps.htm

    This website provides all the maps for all the hiking trails in SNP. They provide useful info for each hike, like elevation gain. Hard copies of...
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    April 19th is when the Wayside's camp store and...

    April 19th is when the Wayside's camp store and gift shop are now scheduled to open per the Rangers at Byrd Visitor's Center. The restaurant is supposed to open on May 5th, but everyone I've spoken...
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    Waze showed me where it was but the name and...

    Waze showed me where it was but the name and address of the PO were hidden behind the bush. I'M sure the punch line for a good joke is close by.
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    I found Jules & Shane just south of Elk Wallow...

    I found Jules & Shane just south of Elk Wallow yesterday afternoon standing beside Skyline Drive looking kind of lost. They needed to resupply so I took them into Luray. Jules had planned to...
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    Jules & Shane - SOBO to Waynesboro

    Late yesterday afternoon I met Jules and Shane at the Tom Floyd Shelter. They're from the UK and are "hiking 100 miles for charity in 8 days" starting in Front Royal. They're novice AT hikers and had...
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    Elkton VA PO - Hard to Find

    The Elkton post office is located on the NW corner of Hwy 340 and W Rockingham Street, across the street from the 7-Eleven. Unfortunately, it's very hard to find because a large bush obscures your...
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    The Indian River Spring is flowing well. It's not...

    The Indian River Spring is flowing well. It's not a big spring, but you can easily draw water from it. The Indian River Spring is .2 miles off the AT just north of Compton Gap. The route to the...
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    I wish I was kidding, but my previous post is...

    I wish I was kidding, but my previous post is true. Gone are the inexpensive, high calorie, and quick meals AT hikers enjoyed at the Wayside. An AT hiker in Front Royal asked me if they will still...
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    I spoke with a couple of the Wayside staff today...

    I spoke with a couple of the Wayside staff today and saw their new menu. I was surprised they're not going to serve fried chicken, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, BLTS, french fries, onion rings, Navy...
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    Jim & Molly Denton Shelter - Awesome!

    I hiked to the Jim & Molly Denton Shelter yesterday from Manassas Gap. The recently painted shelter with sleeping platforms, solar powered shower, horseshoe pit, and other facilities were AWESOME!...
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    Bears in Tom Floyd Shelter

    "Red Line" reported finding 2 bears in the Tom Floyd Shelter on March 17th. The bears ran away when he yelled and he chose to tent camp instead. Unfortunately, "Red Line" had injured his right arm...
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    Tom Floyd Shelter - No Water in Ginger Spring

    I hiked up to the Tom Floyd Shelter today and found that Ginger Spring is unusable. There was more water on the trail then in Ginger Spring itself. I didn't see any way you could draw any usable...
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    The Big Meadows Wayside will open their Camp...

    The Big Meadows Wayside will open their Camp store, gift shop and have pre-packaged food available on April 12th. Sorry I left this out of my original post.
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    Big Meadows Wayside - Update

    :welcome Yesterday, I learned the Big Meadows Wayside will open their Camp store, gift shop and have pre-packaged food available. On April 30th they'll open the redesigned restaurant where you'll be...
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    The Martin's supermarket is about 3.5 miles from...

    The Martin's supermarket is about 3.5 miles from the Hwy 522 trailhead. You could hike north on 522 to the first traffic light, then turn left/east on South Street. Martin's will be on the left. The...
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    Front Royal Terrapin Station Hostel

    I saw Mike this morning and the Terrapin Station Hostel will be open for 2019 AT hikers from April 28th to July 4th (Yeah!). Recent rumors said otherwise.
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    Basecamp is open to all AT hikers, so LASH's are...

    Basecamp is open to all AT hikers, so LASH's are more than welcome.

    There's a lot to Front Royal that most AT hikers won't get a chance to see since the town covers a lot of diverse areas. Like...
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    https://patriot-travels.blog/blog/ Check out...

    https://patriot-travels.blog/blog/

    Check out the Basecamp pixs I posted on my blog.
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    BASECAMP, Front Royal VA

    New for 2019 AT Thru-Hikers: Basecamp is located at 122 Main Street in historic downtown Front Royal. Supported by local businesses, several AT hikers provided valuable input in its design and...
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    by Corley
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    Smrg psar

    The Shenandoah Mountain Rescue Group (SMRG) will be providing preventative SAR (PSAR) at SNP for the next three busy weekends. SMRG volunteers will be stationed at popular trail heads in the Central...
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    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mitzie-sue-susan-clem...

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mitzie-sue-susan-clements-missing-great-smoky-mountain-national-park-north-carolina-tennessee-2018-09-30/
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    This article about the missing women and ongoing...

    This article about the missing women and ongoing search efforts was just published
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    Below is SNP's latest press release on Hurricane...

    Below is SNP's latest press release on Hurricane Florence:

    Luray, Virginia: Shenandoah National Park will close at noon on Thursday, September 13 in anticipation of severe weather associated with...
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