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    Those particular individuals were apprehended by...

    Those particular individuals were apprehended by the USFS Law Enforcement and were prosecuted. They had run through the wooden barrier gate in their 4x4 pickups and did other acts of vandalism. There...
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    Great place to camp after a good snowstorm and a...

    Great place to camp after a good snowstorm and a full moon! One of the best camping/hiking trips I've ever experienced! Nobody else was up there either and I had the whole area all to myself, but it...
  3. At the edge of the Shining Rock Wilderness in...

    At the edge of the Shining Rock Wilderness in Pisgah National Forest (5500-5800ft) To sum it up, you might as well pack your own parcel of land and bring it with you nowdays! Heavily overused!!!
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    Parked there a few times on overnight trips, had...

    Parked there a few times on overnight trips, had no issues. On a couple of occasions, a local deputy has come in a checked vehicles and such. He was pretty cool feller on top of that!
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    Done ALOT of deep winter hikes in the GSMNP and...

    Done ALOT of deep winter hikes in the GSMNP and Roans as well. I 100% agree with Gambit on his post! I have been in some very horrendous conditions on the northern end in mid to late November and...
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    Many good campsites in the backcountry! But...

    Many good campsites in the backcountry! But beware of some of these so called guide books who are written by your little weekend warriors who ski daddle at the first hint of any adversity! But from...
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    Lakeshore Trail to Eagle Creek BC 90-Eagle Creek...

    Lakeshore Trail to Eagle Creek BC 90-Eagle Creek to Spence Field then the AT to Fontana

    Beech Gap Trail from Roundbottom to Hyatt Bald and McGhee Springs -Enloe Creek Trail to Hughes Ridge - AT ...
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    I agree with your very last quote Hookoodooku! I...

    I agree with your very last quote Hookoodooku! I was guilty of that in November 2003! We pushed real hard one day on the Black Mtn. Crest Trail! I wound up getting very sick and became dehydrated! I...
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    Great job by Proudfoot and Samson! Those guys are...

    Great job by Proudfoot and Samson! Those guys are true life savers! BUT, this goes to my argument of charging for rescues in the cases of negligence and disregard. Being a SARTEC, I've been on many...
  10. Rules are rules whether we agree with them or...

    Rules are rules whether we agree with them or not! I have hiked with my lab ( whom I lost last year at 14 years old) and did so where it was allowed. Plus only did day hikes with him! But when you...
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    Many have skirted these rules and they are put...

    Many have skirted these rules and they are put there for a reason and many also try and "make up loopholes" to skirt the rules! Nothing was more satisfying than watching two rangers come in to BC 90...
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    Check also about bear activity and the shelter...

    Check also about bear activity and the shelter being closed. For the last couple of years they have had a real problem there with a couple bears and have at times closed the shelter down!
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    Since the introduction of the Elk, Cataloochie...

    Since the introduction of the Elk, Cataloochie Valley is heavily used now! Numerous day hikers as well as overnighters park at all the trailheads, especially Palmer Creek, Mt. Sterling Ridge and...
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    Going to run into the same problems as Nepal has...

    Going to run into the same problems as Nepal has on the Everest region around Dingboche, Lobuche and Pheriche. Human waste is now a major problem in these areas due to thousands of trekkers/climbers...
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    One minor mistake here! He only mentions "thru...

    One minor mistake here! He only mentions "thru hikers" in his rant! Well, I too have spent MANY MANY nights on the trails and shelters in the Smokies! I had more issues with "TOURIST HIKERS" and...
  16. Now that is the best 10 essentials I have seen!...

    Now that is the best 10 essentials I have seen! Perfect!!!
  17. Should be good then when we ever get it off the...

    Should be good then when we ever get it off the ground!! Wife is one hell of a cook and owned her own restaurant for years! I think we would get advice from numerous hikers on prices. But it would be...
  18. My wife and I talked about in the future opening...

    My wife and I talked about in the future opening one up. Somewhere maybe near the Roans or Va. line. We would have hot meals, showers, fire ring outside with firewood, hammocks, laundry on site, nice...
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    Got checked a few years ago on Eagle Creek at...

    Got checked a few years ago on Eagle Creek at #90. He snuck in by boat and had a partner. There was a HUGE group of college kids renegade camping with dogs on the edge of the creek. Well he checked...
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    Mayday Mayday is a book that was written by...

    Mayday Mayday is a book that was written by Dwight McCarter who is a retired Ranger from the GSMNP--Its available online at the Great Smokies Association--Also everyone needs to read the book "LOST"...
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    Remains of the F-4 Phantom that crashed into...

    Remains of the F-4 Phantom that crashed into Indau Knob--January 1984 GSMNP
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    Gray--was it the one right on the AT near Inadu...

    Gray--was it the one right on the AT near Inadu Knob?? If so, that was an F-4 Phantom that crashed into the AT January 1984. Two pilots were killed.
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    I am going to comment on the sleeping bag ordeal....

    I am going to comment on the sleeping bag ordeal. I have both 0 and 20 degree bags. The twenty stays at home pretty much after October and the 0 degree comes out. I have the Mountain Hardwear Phantom...
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    LoneWolf, keep us posted on Wanderer!

    LoneWolf, keep us posted on Wanderer!
  25. Thread: Married on trail?

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    Hell, just find a woman you hate and buy her a...

    Hell, just find a woman you hate and buy her a house, cause if you marry her and leave--GUESS WHO GETS THE HOUSE??
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