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    I did the same thing as you--heard and read all...

    I did the same thing as you--heard and read all of these stories, my shuttle driver even warned me about it. But when I actually got there and started climbing, I kept wondering when the really bad...
  2. Thread: gaiters

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    In a word, No. They are not actually necessary....

    In a word, No. They are not actually necessary. They are an accessory meant to enhance your hiking experience.
    I personally have hiked with them and noted their benefits. I have also hiked alot...
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    How close to the shelter? There is a camp spot...

    How close to the shelter? There is a camp spot just a few yards north of the shelter to your right[NOBO]. There are others but I'm not sure how far away you mean.
  4. I have always enjoyed this site. Sometimes it has...

    I have always enjoyed this site. Sometimes it has been entertaining. I have witnessed [and tried to stay out of] many verbal skirmishes on here in years past and have noticed that most of those who...
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    Some are 18"-24" You can always use a little...

    Some are 18"-24" You can always use a little bit of ingenuity and make half-steps out of them by using the sides of the trail--although some here would advise against it because of adding further...
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    The climb out of Bly Gap will definitely get your...

    The climb out of Bly Gap will definitely get your attention. I hiked all of GA to Deep Gap NOBO in one continuous trip and I would say the Bly gap climb was steeper than any other I...
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    Yes, depends on whether you are a "hot" or "cold"...

    Yes, depends on whether you are a "hot" or "cold" sleeper. You might have to add a layer or remove one:) As far as stuff sacks go, I have seen thru-hikers with only one or two stuff sacks. Food and...
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    Sounds like a winner! Should be doable.

    Sounds like a winner! Should be doable.
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    Your son is correct. This is arguably the...

    Your son is correct. This is arguably the "toughest" stretch of the AT in GA. But it has its rewards also! Divide it up into 2 days and enjoy!
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    Yes, we parked there not too long ago across the...

    Yes, we parked there not too long ago across the street from the gate/walkway down to the pavilion with no problem [6 days].
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    Pen-Mar to Duncannon

    Pen-Mar to Duncannon
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    I think I remember Lumpy saying that he...

    I think I remember Lumpy saying that he thru-hiked with a bivy. Could be wrong, others on here might know better.
  13. Thread: Seasons?

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    October-March. no bugs, no snakes, no heat, less...

    October-March. no bugs, no snakes, no heat, less humid, less dehydration/sweating, better views, fewer crowds, mostly empty shelters and hostels, more solitude.
  14. Brian 317-695-3572

    Brian 317-695-3572
  15. Hike 1 is longer, more climbing. So Hike 2 would...

    Hike 1 is longer, more climbing. So Hike 2 would be easier and shorter. Helvey's Mill to Jenny Knob is 1/2 day for most folks. You might consider camping a mile or two before Helvey's right after you...
  16. I agree, even an old, slow hiker like me made it...

    I agree, even an old, slow hiker like me made it from Kennedy shelter to Duncannon in a day and a half.
  17. No one is suggesting this, it has nothing to do...

    No one is suggesting this, it has nothing to do with this discussion.
    I did do some research about water filters and it is basically inconclusive considering the wide variety of types and...
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    I would be willing to bet that they did not...

    I would be willing to bet that they did not continue this for several months without ANY OTHER food.
  19. I would not want to drink the water straight from...

    I would not want to drink the water straight from the creek/river either. But isn't that what water filters are for? Or are we now claiming that water filters are not effective?
  20. No water at the barn? I remember a bridge...

    No water at the barn? I remember a bridge crossing a large creek right next to the barn. Why not "water-up" there?
  21. I was just wondering about this, because cell...

    I was just wondering about this, because cell phone service is non-existent in many places along the trail.
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    I doubt that any thru-hiker ever completed the...

    I doubt that any thru-hiker ever completed the trail by eating just one type meal.
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    Sounds like a new way to "clear out" a shelter in...

    Sounds like a new way to "clear out" a shelter in order to have it all to yourself.
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    Newfound to Fontana has more climbing and some of...

    Newfound to Fontana has more climbing and some of the climbs are steeper than any going north from Newfound Gap. The footing is also a little tougher especially the climb to Clingmans and the 2...
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    I did that same stretch in the same direction a...

    I did that same stretch in the same direction a few years ago in 2 days. It is an easier hike than Newfound to Fontana and has lots of nice views. If you have time, do take the side trail to Mt...
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