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  1. In a "normal" year hikers in the Great Smoky...

    In a "normal" year hikers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are required to stay in the shelters on the AT. Thru hikers are allowed to tent (or hammock) near the shelters once they fill to...
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    Looks like the view from the "pulpit" on the...

    Looks like the view from the "pulpit" on the Bullhead trail. Very open since the fire.
  3. If you are on Facebook it might be worthwhile to...

    If you are on Facebook it might be worthwhile to post on Hiking the Smokies group.
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    At least in the Gatlinburg area bears have...

    At least in the Gatlinburg area bears have learned how to open unlocked car doors. I have seen video of one that worked both the front door and the sliding door of a minivan (two different style of...
  5. Thread: Wild life !

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    When I have seen hogs in the backcountry it has...

    When I have seen hogs in the backcountry it has typically been just a fleeting glimpse.

    On a loop hike from Twenty Mile to Gregory Bald in the Smokies I saw hogs at two different times during...
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    During a 6 night Sweat Crew we were camped just...

    During a 6 night Sweat Crew we were camped just off the AT in the vicinity of Thunderhead. One night I got up to pee and heard an animal huff and trot away. Second night , same thing. I could not...
  7. Thread: Newton Bald

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    If that is the Greg Hoover that I am acquainted...

    If that is the Greg Hoover that I am acquainted with, he is part of an adventurous group within the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club. Some of their "hikes" involve more creek wading and rock climbing...
  8. Thread: Newton Bald

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    I found the map that goes with the blue Sierra...

    I found the map that goes with the blue Sierra Club book.47049
  9. Thread: Newton Bald

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    Hiker's Guide to the Smokies, A Sierra Club...

    Hiker's Guide to the Smokies, A Sierra Club Totebook. My version was printed in 1976.

    The map is missing but there is a description of the Collins Creek trail. It is detailed as a
    "difficult"...
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    The first thing that popped into my mind was an...

    The first thing that popped into my mind was an old image of a St. Bernard in an ski area with a little flash attached to it's collar.

    So a more modern approach would be a PLB on it's collar...
  11. The last couple of winter have been mild with...

    The last couple of winter have been mild with little snow. Its been relatively warm so far this fall.

    However the forecast for tonight is calling for 8+ inches of snow in the higher elevations....
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    There is water near campsite 27. Once we were...

    There is water near campsite 27. Once we were planning to stay at 26 were the water source was suspected to be minimal. So the volunteer at the backcountry office suggested that we top off at 27. ...
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    Campsite 15 is currently closed due to bear...

    Campsite 15 is currently closed due to bear activity.
  14. Thread: Newton Bald

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    Late September I went to Newton Bald from the...

    Late September I went to Newton Bald from the Thomas Divide trailhead. The spring was flowing pretty well.

    I did notice the steep muddy decent to the springs but the trees that HooKoo mentioned...
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    Update on my previous reply. On yesterday's...

    Update on my previous reply.

    On yesterday's day hike to Spence Field I had my phone in airplane mode but for some reason it reset when I tried to take a picture of the sign for the spur trail to...
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    From my experience, coverage with Verizon is not...

    From my experience, coverage with Verizon is not the same with contract plans and pre paid plans. Initially I had a pre paid plan with Verizon which worked fine in metro areas but not so good in...
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    When doing trail maintenance I wear leather boots...

    When doing trail maintenance I wear leather boots and OR two layer gaiters. Mostly to keep dirt out of my boots and to protect my shins from a ricocheting swing blade. Hiking is low tops trail shoes...
  18. Very unusual! Typically the problem is just...

    Very unusual!

    Typically the problem is just the opposite...food and equipment left behind by some not willing to pack it out.
  19. Thanks for sharing. Big South Fork is not...

    Thanks for sharing.

    Big South Fork is not somewhere that I would want to night hike. One wrong turn and you could step off a cliff!
  20. The design of the SS is really interesting. I...

    The design of the SS is really interesting. I like the concept of the offset treking poles to maximize the entry door opening. High/low vents would appear to be good for ventilation. And the...
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    +1 On what Traveler said. Several small churches...

    +1 On what Traveler said. Several small churches in East Tennessee had opened up for in person services but have since closed back down due to Covid 19 outbreaks. Many had thought that rural areas...
  22. The Hazel Creek closure brings up a question. ...

    The Hazel Creek closure brings up a question.

    I suppose Jeff had to skip Porter's Creek because of that closure as will Nancy and Chris.

    So I wonder how long Hazel Creek will remain closed?
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  23. Thread: Crowds

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    Mt. Cammerer can see a lot of day traffic on...

    Mt. Cammerer can see a lot of day traffic on weekends, especially in leaf season.
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    Horse hitching area at Tricorner4676546766...

    Horse hitching area at Tricorner4676546766
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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
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