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    Thanks guys. I'll make the call today.

    Thanks guys. I'll make the call today.
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    Parking/Shuttle info for Dennis Cove Rd

    Looking for helpful info as I plan a 3 day trip originating at Hwy421/Low Gap and terminating at Dennis Cove Rd. Is there a good place to leave a car at DCR and what shuttle options are available to...
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    Flint Mtn Shelter was quite hospitable to me as...

    Flint Mtn Shelter was quite hospitable to me as well. Hiked over from Sam's Gap in the rain this past March and spent a very dry and restful evening in the shelter. Good memories with my son on...
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    Had to go home and check it out / it was...

    Had to go home and check it out / it was "bugging" me. It's an Integral Designs Silshelter. Can't remember what I paid but since I have used it on about 90% of my outings I figured I have gotten my...
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    I'm having trouble recalling the exact name of it...

    I'm having trouble recalling the exact name of it but I have been using a silnylon shelter for several years now. I prefer cool and cold weather trips so I can't really comment much on the bugs...
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    I've used Curtis several times and have/will...

    I've used Curtis several times and have/will recommend him to others. He's got a nice place...you should make a point to stay at Standing Bear sometime.
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    Max Patch / Tanyard Gap parking?

    How safe is it to leave a car overnight at either the Tanyard Gap parking area or the one at Max Patch? Probably be looking at a weeknight some time in the next couple of weeks.

    Thanks
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    How far down? Seems like the pipe was quite a...

    How far down? Seems like the pipe was quite a ways down the hill the last time I made the trip. I turned around there and headed back up to the shelter.
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    Happy Birthday Marines! Served with a few...

    Happy Birthday Marines! Served with a few myself. Thank God they are on our side. Semper Fi.
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    Thanks for the update. I'm going to be in that...

    Thanks for the update. I'm going to be in that area this weekend and have been looking for just the information you provided. I'm mostly dependent on Abingdon Gap so I'm hoping some showers this...
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    Thanks. I know it's not a very long section but...

    Thanks. I know it's not a very long section but my friends and I are actually trying to make an overnight of it. Since we are not in a hurry we will probably pass some time sat evening preparing a...
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    Looks like some rain forecast for later in the...

    Looks like some rain forecast for later in the week. Will a couple of showers over a few days improve the water source at Abiingdon Gap or does it really need to be a multiday soaker to generate...
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    Thanks for the info. I was hoping that the area...

    Thanks for the info. I was hoping that the area had some rain since my visit a few weeks ago. The pipe at the Abingdon Gap shelter spring was a trickle at most. I don't know that we could get...
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    Thanks for taking the time to share. I'm in the...

    Thanks for taking the time to share. I'm in the market for a collapsable water sack and this should do the trick. Thanks again.
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    Hwy421 to Damascus / Water

    Sorry for another question on water availability, I know it's a dry subject (forgive me, I couldn't resist). I'm looking to do the section between 421 and Damascus next weekend with a few friends. ...
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    We did Mt Rogers last November...a great...

    We did Mt Rogers last November...a great place..been several times. Started at Massie Gap - Rhodo Gap and spent Sat night off the Pine Mtn Trail. It's definitely our fall back for this year if we...
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    Thanks for the help. No, it doesn't necessarily...

    Thanks for the help. No, it doesn't necessarily need to be on the AT but the terrain of a ridge trail is appealing. More important to be within the 3 hour drive of Charlotte. Can't really leave...
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    Suggestions for a 2 day backpack trip

    Would like some input from folks on the forum that are more well traveled than I. Here are my critera...

    *Need something no more than 3 hours from Charlotte (closer is a +)
    *Church youth group...
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