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    It is also a good idea to keep an eye out for...

    It is also a good idea to keep an eye out for fresh bear scat so you have an idea if bears are in the area. People should be able to recognize the difference between black bear and grizzly bear scat....
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    $200 for something you will probably never use? I...

    $200 for something you will probably never use? I can think of better ways to spend $200. Most people carry nothing but common sense. Black bears rarely attack, unless they think their cubs are...
  3. Because it is a possibility, is why The CDC is...

    Because it is a possibility, is why The CDC is recommending that people keep wearing masks, and practice social distancing after being vaccinated.
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    There is a link to contact them at the top of...

    There is a link to contact them at the top of their website.

    http://www.mountaincrossings.com/
  5. You can still get infected after being...

    You can still get infected after being vaccinated, and there is a possibility that that you could get it and not know it. A person that has it, but doesn’t know it, is more likely to spread the...
  6. While the ATC is still encouraging people not to...

    While the ATC is still encouraging people not to start a thru-hike, they know that people will anyway. By leaving registration open, people planning a thru-hike can see when and where others plan to...
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    Years ago, when stoves like the Svea 123 were...

    Years ago, when stoves like the Svea 123 were more prevalent, hostels would often Coleman fuel by the ounce. If you scroll down to the bar chart on the following link, a survey of AT thru-hikers in...
  8. Rivers would work for north-south travel, but...

    Rivers would work for north-south travel, but they also traveled east-west across mountains. Daniel Boone traveled through the Cumberland Gap to parts of Kentucky and Tennessee, following old Indian...
  9. Maybe, if they never traveled to a particular...

    Maybe, if they never traveled to a particular place before. People hiking the AT for the first time follow the White blazes. Driving to a city you have never been to, you follow the road signs.
  10. There is no way to know for sure if an unusually...

    There is no way to know for sure if an unusually deformed tree, of the appropriate age, is a Native American marker tree, or if it was caused by something, or someone, else. I’ve seen trees like...
  11. Any Native American marker trees would have to be...

    Any Native American marker trees would have to be pretty old, and consequently pretty big. The Trail of Tears was about 180 years ago.
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    Low temperatures I can handle, but when combined...

    Low temperatures I can handle, but when combined with high winds it can be miserable.


    EDIT:
    Here is a link to a wind chill calculator.

    https://www.weather.gov/epz/wxcalc_windchill
  13. It was renovated in 2012-2014.

    It was renovated in 2012-2014.
  14. According to this website, a bag can be stored at...

    According to this website, a bag can be stored at Union Station in Denver for $12/24 hours, with 48 hours max.

    https://unionstationindenver.com/about/faq/
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    The America the Beautiful National Park Pass is...

    The America the Beautiful National Park Pass is free if you have 100% disability, otherwise it is $80/year, or $80 for a lifetime if you are 62, or older. If you buy it through the USGS store there...
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    $3500 in 2008 would be the same as $4230 in 2020....

    $3500 in 2008 would be the same as $4230 in 2020.
    $5000 in 2008 would be the same as $6043 in 2020

    Inflation source:
    https://www.usinflationcalculator.com/
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    Here is an article on cost to hike the trail. ...

    Here is an article on cost to hike the trail.

    https://www.rei.com/blog/hike/how-much-does-it-cost-to-hike-the-appalachian-trail

    Iím not sure of the date of the article, but based on trail...
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    Here are the ATC suggested flip flop hikes. ...

    Here are the ATC suggested flip flop hikes.

    https://appalachiantrail.org/explore/hike-the-a-t/thru-hiking/flip-flop/
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    The English developed the staff as a weapon,...

    The English developed the staff as a weapon, called a quarterstaff, independent of the Japanese.
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    Thats an urban myth that’s been around since at...

    Thats an urban myth that’s been around since at least the 1940s. It’s hard enough to get a house cat into a carrier, and I can’t even imagine trying to get a bobcat in a suitcase.
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    Breaking into cars has become a big problem in...

    Breaking into cars has become a big problem in Atlanta. After losing two windows, I quit locking my truck. It’s been rifled through since then, but nothing taken. In Atlanta, at least, they are...
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    It always worked good for me. Lots of good...

    It always worked good for me.

    Lots of good reviews on Amazon.
    ...
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    47092 Elk at Cataloochee.

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    Elk at Cataloochee.
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    https://www.rei.com/product/116121/gsi-outdoors-ca...

    https://www.rei.com/product/116121/gsi-outdoors-cascadian-plate-blue?sku=1161210001&store=125&cm_mmc=PLA_Google%7C21700000001700551_1161210001%7C92700057791411392%7CNB%7C71700000074090496&gclid=EAIaIQ...
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    47086 I saw these ferocious wild boars in north...

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    I saw these ferocious wild boars in north Georgia.
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