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    Appreciate the report from a fellow section...

    Appreciate the report from a fellow section hiker! I’ll wrap up TN/NC and start VA next year.
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    It’s .7 from the gap to the TH, and .7 on the...

    It’s .7 from the gap to the TH, and .7 on the trail. 2.8 round trip.

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    2.8 total. 1.4 one way include some on trail and...

    2.8 total. 1.4 one way include some on trail and some on gravel road.
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    The 2.8 mi side trip to Pickens Nose just before...

    The 2.8 mi side trip to Pickens Nose just before Albert Mtn is well worth it IMO.
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    Again, your work on Brush Mtn was highly...

    Again, your work on Brush Mtn was highly appreciated while I hiked it this past Saturday. I got to experience it going downhill but it really was a great trail; seemed like there were some decent...
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    Hey there..all good here :) Couple weekends...

    Hey there..all good here :)

    Couple weekends ago I day hiked the Mountaintown Creek Trail up near the northern terminus which shares a treadway with the Pinhoti for about 2/3rds of its length.
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    I plan to hike them both, regardless of...

    I plan to hike them both, regardless of conditions. Just a topic I thought worth discussing.
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    Iím sure thereís some of that, but what I am...

    Iím sure thereís some of that, but what I am referring to, and what I interpreted Gambit is referring to, IS new trail deliberately cut by maintainers where trail did not previously exist in an...
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    Glad to see you’re back at it. I’ve not hiked...

    Glad to see you’re back at it.

    I’ve not hiked on either trails, but from what I’ve read the Cumberland Trail has a similar issue with new trail being created while existing trail is neglected....
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    The few times I’ve slept in a shelter I’ve slept...

    The few times I’ve slept in a shelter I’ve slept with my head towards the front because I’ve seen mice run across peoples face while sleeping with their head near the wall. Rather have them running...
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    I’m of a similar mindset, after getting my base...

    I’m of a similar mindset, after getting my base weight down around 9 lbs I’ve inched upwards to 12-14 lbs depending on season. A comfortable sleep on the trail is invaluable.
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    Sorry link was broken. ...

    Sorry link was broken.

    https://www.westernmountaineering.com/sleep-accessories/sleep-liners/
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    I use one of these 'Western Mountaineering...

    I use one of these 'Western Mountaineering Sonora' liners and I'm a fan:
    https://www.backcountry.com/western-...ping-bag-liner

    Here are my thoughts:
    It weighs in at just under 5 oz
    It's current...
  14. Thanks for the trip report on this area! I’ve had...

    Thanks for the trip report on this area! I’ve had my eye in this area for a couple years now, looks like a great winter destination if you’re up for the water crossings. I may wait to hit this area...
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    Thanks for the report, so what loop did you end...

    Thanks for the report, so what loop did you end up doing exactly?

    Hoping to get to the area in the next month or three but am planning to hit more of the northern and eastern trails in the BR area
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    The Carolinian

    The below is from a hiker who goes by Out & About, Iíve seen some of their posts in social media and wanted to share. I figured some folks here would appreciate it. You can find them on Instagram at...
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    Thanks for clarifying

    Thanks for clarifying
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    I’ve never used the app, but if you’ve paid for...

    I’ve never used the app, but if you’ve paid for it my understanding is you could go ahead and add all of these notes yourself; that’s the whole point of the app. Sounds like great useful pieces of...
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    Sounds like a fun route. I backpacked Kirkland...

    Sounds like a fun route. I backpacked Kirkland Creek last February and it was in rough shape, but easy enough to follow. A couple water crossings took me a minute to figure out where the trail...
  20. Thanks for the follow up and congratulations! Bit...

    Thanks for the follow up and congratulations! Bit by the bug huh? Hope to see your next trip report here. Enjoy the Grand Canyon.
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    Cool, this guide will probably end up being my...

    Cool, this guide will probably end up being my first time using Farout.
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    Follow-up trip report: I started my trip by...

    Follow-up trip report:
    I started my trip by taking Mill Castle 450 7.6 miles and 3500 feet upward to Storm Pass, where I branched off of an official trail and took the path 1.5 miles and another 700...
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    Have a great trip, btw!

    Have a great trip, btw!
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    Hey no worries, thanks for looking into it. I’m...

    Hey no worries, thanks for looking into it. I’m hoping to avoid crowds so I’ll take the lack of info on the apps as a positive. I’m flying into Denver in a few days with my wife and then driving to...
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    I had not heard of that app, I’ll definitely...

    I had not heard of that app, I’ll definitely check it out, thank you. I was originally thinking of a loop, taking Mill Castle 450 to Castle Creek 441 to Cliff Creek 840, then make my way to Beaver...
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