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    Removing pink tape from trees?

    Leave it. I work with a volunteer organization that does restoration work on both federal and state lands...we mark sections a week or so in advance of bringing in work crews and then we take the...
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    Dicks Creek Gap parking

    I park there all the time, never had an issue.
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    Q- hiking the southern end in fall

    Water is generally not a problem unless we've had real rain shortages...which given recent years, is always possible. Tank up as opportunities occur and you'll be fine.
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    Best small Section hike in TN?

    3rd vote for Charlie's Bunion from Newfound Gap. Awesome views, easy-ish hike and will fill a day if you take your time and enjoy it.
  5. Thread: Congaree NP

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    Congaree NP

    I spent a night below 20 degrees in Congaree a decade or so ago..if you know Columbia, you know how rare it is to be that cold. You can just wander until you find a place you like so long as you are...
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    I'm pretty sure you mean Blood Mountain instead...

    I'm pretty sure you mean Blood Mountain instead of Springer...
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    Woods Hole Shelter

    I like Woods Hole shelter. great eating area, lots of wide open space and a cool log cabin type construction.
  8. Bear Hunting in Georgia/North Carolina OCT 24 2019

    FWIW...You can't legally hunt bears with dogs in North Georgia.
  9. Bear Canisters to be Required on Parts of the AT

    I have had mice get into steel bear boxes and chew into my food bag. For the life of me, I don't see how they squeeze in.

    I do carry a BV-500 most of the time now and appreciate the convenience. I...
  10. Gooch Gap to Mountain Crossing? Or Mountain Crossing to Gooch Gap?

    During the week, finding a parking space at the Byron Reese parking area (at Neels Gap) is not a problem. Friday thru Sunday is near impossible in the fall.

    I would also do this section...
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    Parking - Woody Gap area

    Are you heading NOBO or SOBO and what is your planned end point?
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    Parking at Three Forks in Georgia

    I park at Three Forks quite often and have never had a problem. I have never left a car for a week, usually only 1 or 2 nights but no issues. Parking spots there on the weekend are tough to get but...
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    February start date tent question

    Three season tents are fine. I hike and camp year round in GA, NC, and TN using regular Marmot, REI, and cheap Kelty tents. I've never seen anyone with a true 4 season mountaineering tent here....
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    Springer to Dicks Creek Gap US 76

    I park at Dick's Creek Gap often and have never had a problem but have also never left a car there for more than 2 days. It is a small lot and on weekends is often full. if you can park there on a...
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    Justus Mountain re-route?

    I believe the re-route was done to avoid looking at some newly constructed or soon to be constructed houses...at least that's the reason one of the folks who worked on the trail told me.
  16. Anyone use candle- powered, lights in their tents these days?

    I carry a candle lantern in the winter. Really nice when staying in a shelter alone for general lighting.
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    stuff for sale question

    Venmo is a service of Paypal... it's owned by PayPal and uses the same type money transfer system. I use both equally. No issues.
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    Zpack Bear Bag or Bear Vault 500???

    I have used a BV 500 for the past few years after getting tired of mice and squirrels raiding the bag. It is so much nicer than trying to find a suitable limb in the cold and dark. Added bonus is not...
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    Woody Gap Parking...

    I park there often for 1-3 days and never had a problem. The biggest problem with Woody Gap is the crowding...it fills to max on many weekends and I've been forced, more than once, to change my...
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    Charlie's Bunyan Dayhike mid February

    You're welcome, Tipi, but doesn't it worry you that all those folks that would have gone to Dollywood will be crowding the trails instead? ;)
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    Charlie's Bunyan Dayhike mid February

    Sad news...Dollywood is closed until mid-March... :(
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    Loop hike late October to mid November....

    Dogwood- Starting at Neel's Gap, you would either head south on the AT to near Three Forks and turn north on the BMT heading to points north and eventually GSMNP...or one could start at Neel's, go...
  23. Section Hike Partner Wanted March 2019 NOBO

    March is colder in the Georgia mountains than people expect and can be wildly unpredictable. I live between Atlanta and the AT maybe 45 minutes to the trail and even this close it can be 15-20...
  24. Woody Gap to Unicoi camping spots and water?

    I am assuming you mean Unicoi Gap and not Unicoi State Park as there is not a trail link from the AT to the Park...

    if so, yes there are abundant campsites all along the way. There are some dry...
  25. Government Shutdown: FAQs for the A.T. from ATC

    I report for 4 hours Monday then I am furloughed unless this is resolved before then. I am thinking of a Benton MacKaye section or maybe Standing Indian loop.
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