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  1. Thread: McAfee Knob

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    Mcafee and tinker views were amazing! Even...

    Mcafee and tinker views were amazing! Even though I took wrong turn before the cliffs and wound up walking around the entire down hill side of them lol! Had to backtrack SoBo to the views. After...
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    He said condensation, not condescension. Jeez.

    He said condensation, not condescension. Jeez.
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    Just saw a bear bout 200yds south of that shelter...

    Just saw a bear bout 200yds south of that shelter yesterday. Then slept there lol.

    They have a great bear box now. Very convenient!
  4. Thread: McAfee Knob

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    Just finishedbthat bit. The two shelters a mile...

    Just finishedbthat bit. The two shelters a mile apart before mcafee are dry. Pig farm campsite/shelter has trickle/mudslick but its disgusting. Last shelter before daleville has low slow flow. But...
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    Did bout 13-14 miles today. The sources listed...

    Did bout 13-14 miles today. The sources listed as reliable were running. And a few unreliable ones as well. Albeit slowly. Have to scoop and pour. Things are definitely dry but water is gettable so...
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    Im leaving for VA. today Mrs. R. Probably hike...

    Im leaving for VA. today Mrs. R. Probably hike out tomorrow or Sat. If I have good signal Ill update this thread as soon as I get some miles under my feet.
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    Is your position - one is less likely to have a...

    Is your position - one is less likely to have a bear encounter at one of the disgusting, rodent infested, food trash cans, they call shelters? Those things are critter magnets.
  8. I would recommend doing shakedown hikes with full...

    I would recommend doing shakedown hikes with full gear and enough weight added to simulate the food load you expect to carry on your section. Roughly 2lbs a day. Dont forget water is around 2lbs a...
  9. I did Unicoi Gap to Tray and back today. The...

    I did Unicoi Gap to Tray and back today. The stream the trail parrallels for a second going up rocky is running a little. Dribbley but gettable. The creek down the gravel road from Indian grave is...
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    I like to hike with one of each. Specially the...

    I like to hike with one of each. Specially the first 12 months of the year.:D:D






    Seriously though WM sleeping bags are amazing, if its in your budget. My alpine lite "for me" performs...
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    Oooooohhh greeeat raaaain godddsss! Please rain...

    Oooooohhh greeeat raaaain godddsss! Please rain on virginia until next week then kindly stop so I dont have to walk in it.......only drink it.......and the lottery thing while your at it.........
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    I disagree to a point. If you turn that diamond...

    I disagree to a point. If you turn that diamond pitch into the wind and use natural cover on the open side its a very weather worthy pitch. For me thats one of the attractions of tarps, being able...
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    Data book has it at 88.6 in 2013, and It was 6...

    Data book has it at 88.6 in 2013, and It was 6 days, had to look up my notes.:D See not to fast even then with semi trail legs. lol.
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    That's one of the things in my "Pro's" checklist...

    That's one of the things in my "Pro's" checklist when hiking the AT. I might not be able to get a call out, but "they" cant get me out there either.

    Think I'll start with my larger backpack. ...
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    I just hiked a 10ish mile loop of the approach...

    I just hiked a 10ish mile loop of the approach trail - hike inn trail today. I carried 2 liters to start and drank the last of it at the hike inn during lunchbreak at the overlook. around 6 miles....
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    Thank you. I see your number there in my AT...

    Thank you. I see your number there in my AT guide, as well just in case things get sketchy.;)
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    Thank you guys! Ill make sure to camel up at the...

    Thank you guys! Ill make sure to camel up at the sources for sure.
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    Water south of Cawtaba?

    Anyone been through the long stretch NB Pearisburg- Cawtaba/Daleville recently? How are the water sources looking there? Im going soon and hoping that section isnt as difficult as is looks on the...
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    I think both those packs are underframed for your...

    I think both those packs are underframed for your base weight. If you have a 23 lbs base weight plus a five day carry if your thru hiking, plus 2 liters of water when you set off in the...
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    Pretty broad question but for tips/tricks heres...

    Pretty broad question but for tips/tricks heres my $.02

    - Sleeping bags are Holy, keep them and your extra clothes not used during the day in a trash compactor bag inside your pack. Maybe even in...
  21. Oh good lord. Lol thats funny right there.

    Oh good lord. Lol thats funny right there.
  22. Guys I think were being taken for a ride here.

    Guys I think were being taken for a ride here.
  23. I hope we all get there one day! Whatever our...

    I hope we all get there one day! Whatever our methods.

    My big dream is to finish the second half all in one fell swoop, hopefully before or no later than age 40. All northbound of course, Lol....
  24. Duly noted thanks!

    Duly noted thanks!
  25. I officially bumped up my start date a week...

    I officially bumped up my start date a week thanks to some of the advice from whiteblaze. Better safe than sorry kinda thing. Now Im hoping not to have a late season heat wave in mid sept lol. 3...
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