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    And they weren't all navigational aids. As I...

    And they weren't all navigational aids. As I replied in another post they had several different uses. The majority of the ones we've found in north Alabama are burial markers.
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    Yes, for many reasons; Ceremonial, healing sites,...

    Yes, for many reasons; Ceremonial, healing sites, marking trails, burials etc.
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    Not true, there are hundreds of the "marker...

    Not true, there are hundreds of the "marker trees" scattered across the nation. As far as the age of these trees, I'm an old man, I took these pictures in the 1970's so the pictures are almost 50...
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    Yes that's right. Any of those that are less than...

    Yes that's right. Any of those that are less than approximately 180 years old are called descendent marker trees because they were formed / shaped by descendents of those forced from their homes by...
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    Native American Marker Trees along the AT

    Hello,

    I need some help locating these two trees please. meaning I need the GPS cooridinates for each one. I'm trying to get them added to a national data base of marker trees and need the GPS...
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    I'm sorry to hear about Hikerhead's death. He and...

    I'm sorry to hear about Hikerhead's death. He and I became good friends in the very early days of Whiteblaze. He was a Virginia Tech fan as I remember it and I'm a Crimson Tide fan. We traded jabs...
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    I have one of these also and agree with Weary's...

    I have one of these also and agree with Weary's statements above. Every PN40 owner I've talked to has said the same thing. Biggest gripe is battery life. My friends Garmin CSX has about 3 times...
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    Springer to Neels' Gap next week

    I have a friend who is going to be doing this section starting Wednesday. Any info on water conditions etc would be appreciated and I'll pass it on to him.

    Thanks.
  9. A friend of mine shared these with me after...

    A friend of mine shared these with me after asking him about a conversation we had concerning the carvings years ago.

    Really need more height to pick out the details of the carvings and to...
  10. Hello Old Friends, yeah it's been a while. I...

    Hello Old Friends, yeah it's been a while. I finally found some info about the carvings from a friend I shared them with several years ago.
    Another friend of mine took his wife to see the falls...
  11. Rock Carvings at Long Creek Falls in Georgia

    I thought I had some photos of the carvings in my gallery but don't. Has anyone ever seen the actual rock carvings? I once had a link to a story about them but have lost it in my "piling system."
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    AT Approach Trail

    I have a friend who is planning a hike starting from the park and due to a late afternoon arrival, needs to know if there is an established campsite around 3 or 4 miles up the trail from the park.
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    Len Foote Hike Inn

    After a two year absence from the AT, Tripper and I finally got to go near the AT again this past week. We made reservations at the Len Foote Hike Inn to celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary. The...
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    Sawyer Snake Bite kit

    I've never had to use for a snake bite but have used one on an attached tick. He was dug in pretty good. It made him loosen his grip in about 20 minutes. YMMV.
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    Why?

    I just love to hike.
  16. Unicoi Gap to Deep Gap or Deep Gap to Unicoi Gap?

    Any opinions which direction is easier? I'm thinking probably North to South is a little better. Tripper and I are planning to finish Georgia this trip and will probably have our daughter along. ...
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    Sorry about your problem

    but what a informative post and thread that followed. That was so funny it has to be one of the all time best post.
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    I'm very lucky

    That my wife enjoys hiking / backpacking as much as I do. My heart goes out to you guys and gals who don't have that luxury. There is no doubt it has helped us become closer as husband and wife. ...
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    Katahdin, above tree line

    My wife, daughter and I just returned from a week of hiking in Maine. Our last day we tried the Hunt Trail up Katahdin. TJ had given me loads of good advice and we had a wonderful time. The...
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    Maine Shelters near a road

    Tripper and I are headed to Maine next week for a little R & R, sightseeing and AT hiking. Katahdin is one hike we hope to do but would also like to see some of the Maine shelters. Hiking time is...
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    Beer Poet photo

    We had the pleasure of spending a few nights in Central Virginia with Beer Poet in 2001, pre poem I believe. Enjoyed his company. Here's a photo of him....
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    Very good campsite

    One of the best, although dry, is on the AT ridge line of Wildcat Mountain. If you're going North, it's about 50 yards before the sign pointing to Whitley Gap Shelter. It has an overlook into Town...
  23. Local Forest Service Comment

    He told me "that's only 1% of the entire forest, you'll never miss it. Besides it's land that is unmanageable"

    Meaning by that it's not suitable for clearcutting because of the ruggedness of...
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    Section hiking with Wife

    [QUOTE=utley]I am going to be hiking a section of the AT in early April with my wife and would like to get others' opinions on which section would be best. QUOTE]
    Not that any of these would be...
  25. Yep, easy hitch and good supplies

    And a motel with a AYCE breakfast bar.
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