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    I had the privilege of spending a few hours in...

    I had the privilege of spending a few hours in Buena Vista after day hiking in that area. If it's avoidable for you at all, and it sounds like it might be, I would recommend you avoid. The whole town...
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    I keep this strapped to the outside of my pack....

    I keep this strapped to the outside of my pack....
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    I just wanted to say congrats. I've been...

    I just wanted to say congrats. I've been sectioning with hopes to eventually complete the whole trail, and it's great to hear of success stories. I'm looking at decades to get it done, so nice job on...
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    After not checking and having a clogged squeeze...

    After not checking and having a clogged squeeze on the trail, and then next time having a slow squeeze after doing the vinegar, hot water and all that stuff, I just buy a new one before each trip now...
  5. Guthooks is kind of the bomb. It will definitely...

    Guthooks is kind of the bomb. It will definitely do all of those things that you are asking about.
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    I'll verify Seatbelt's post, as of last October....

    I'll verify Seatbelt's post, as of last October. The large piped spring was flowing really well during a period of relatively scarce water, so I would feel fairly confident that water flows here...
  7. My friend had his foglights stolen off of his...

    My friend had his foglights stolen off of his jeep at Unicoi last year. He was parked for 3 days during the week. I've left my car at both Unicoi and Dick's for a few days (Thursday-Saturday) and did...
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    I'd say it all depends on how you feel about...

    I'd say it all depends on how you feel about doing Sassafrass Mountain the next day. If you want to skip it, park at Cooper if you're going NOBO. I remember both gaps as having enough parking for...
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    +1 - my thoughts exactly. Some of the hardest...

    +1 - my thoughts exactly. Some of the hardest hikes for me caught me by surprise. In GA, "As Knob" SOBO was brutal for me, and "Round Top" NOBO took out my buddy for a couple of days, and that's not...
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    Hey, I'm glad you found this post, recognized...

    Hey, I'm glad you found this post, recognized yourself and took the time to respond. I realize there's different levels of fitness, but what you and those other two guys were doing was totally insane...
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    Kuju pourover is what I take on the trail. The...

    Kuju pourover is what I take on the trail. The bag has paper holders that attaches to your mug, you just pour hot water into the bag, let it drip and soak if desired. https://www.kujucoffee.com/
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    My favorite part of the Georgia section was...

    My favorite part of the Georgia section was camping next to the river at Justus Creek around mile 14. The official tent sites are up the hill and around the corner, but there is an logging road or...
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    I just got off that section last week and there...

    I just got off that section last week and there was plenty of water on the trail. Anything that said "seasonal" was flowing well, and there was plenty of water coming down in places that weren't even...
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    Fastest Man in Georgia

    So yesterday morning I was gathering the energy to start up Kelly Knob when this guy literally comes sprinting down SOBO. I said, "Hey man, you got a bear chasing you, because that's the only thing...
  15. Thanks, I'm always trying to figure out some of...

    Thanks, I'm always trying to figure out some of the things I've seen when I get back from hiking. This should be helpful.
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    Awesome, thanks for the reply. Looks like we'll...

    Awesome, thanks for the reply. Looks like we'll be doing Thursday and not Friday, so I'm hoping for an uncrowded spot. Then I guess we'll hope for another uncrowded night the next night around...
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    GA - Cheese Factory info appreciated

    Hey all, we're getting back out there for a few days and looks like the Cheese Factory site may be a good stopping point for our first night. My only concern is that it is really close to the access...
  18. As of right now, Sierra still has Mountain House...

    As of right now, Sierra still has Mountain House in stock, and several flavors are on sale.
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    I've commented several times on here that Donald...

    I've commented several times on here that Donald and Mary have always provided me and my group a top notch experience each of the three or four times we've used them. Great communication, they're...
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    My daughter is allergic to sunscreens as well,...

    My daughter is allergic to sunscreens as well, but there are two main types (that I know of). The first group works by using chemicals, such as Octinoxate, avobenzone, or octocrylene. These are the...
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    According to that wiki link you provided, a...

    According to that wiki link you provided, a recent study determined that all North American cougars (Western, Eastern and Floridian) are all one subspecies separated only by geography, not genetics....
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    Unless you have a satellite subscription plan...

    Unless you have a satellite subscription plan through Garmin or somebody else, you cannot be tracked by your family without a cell signal. The GPS on your phone can receive location information from...
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    I can definitely recommend The Further Shuttle...

    I can definitely recommend The Further Shuttle with Donald Ballard, he's often on this site so feel free to look him up. Donald and his wife, Mary, have shuttled me and my friends three or four times...
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    Good news/bad news, thanks guys. I appreciate the...

    Good news/bad news, thanks guys. I appreciate the feedback.
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    Last minute Georgia bug report?

    Hey all,
    We'll be hiking from Unicoi to Deep Gap in about a week and I was wondering what the mosquito/tick situation is this time of year? Any other biting bugs that I should be worried about as...
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