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  1. Being ex-USAF aircrew, I would propose SA Camp...

    Being ex-USAF aircrew, I would propose SA Camp (Space Available Campsite). No illicit connotations here.
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    PACKBACKER No, not a anagram for backpacker. I...

    PACKBACKER
    No, not a anagram for backpacker.
    I was raised in Wisconsin, which means I grew up a Green Bay fan.
    'Nuff said?
    I always hike with a GB baseball cap.
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    One last option: the Standing Indian Loop. Fly...

    One last option: the Standing Indian Loop.
    Fly into ATL or drive to Standing Indian Campground, just west of Franklin NC and park either near campground store or on road near Rock Gap Shelter.....
  4. What days are you looking at in May?

    What days are you looking at in May?
  5. Sounds like maybe the BB trail is for the water...

    Sounds like maybe the BB trail is for the water and the campsite is on the same trail???
    Anyway, likely more than the noted campsite.
    Thanks guys . . .
  6. Campsites between Docs Knob Shelter and Pearisburg

    From Wapiti to Docs Knob is only 9.5 miles, and from Docs Knob to Rice Field is too long (16.1) to try to resupply at Pearisburg.
    There is a campsite with water listed in the AWOL .5 miles before...
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    Ditto on the Allpurinol. I had it in my knee(s)...

    Ditto on the Allpurinol.
    I had it in my knee(s) eery 4-5 months and after going on the meds no problem.
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    Like most, I started off thinking I will try a...

    Like most, I started off thinking I will try a few miles to see if I want to thru hike. I appreciate the challenge of a thru hike and envisioned myself up to the challenge. However, "life reality"...
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    Also, if you are worried about how long it may...

    Also, if you are worried about how long it may take and shelter availability, there are a whole bunch of shelters to pick from. Black Mountain is 1.5 miles from the start at the park if you peter...
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    I would lean towards fewer; but then having grew...

    I would lean towards fewer; but then having grew up in N Wisconsin I usually hike in shorts when others are in long pants. As you can see from the responses, you will likely run into spare clothes...
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    And the website link (dddduuuuhhhh)...

    And the website link (dddduuuuhhhh)
    http://officialmilitaryribbons.com/
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    Here is a website to help identify the ribbon...

    Here is a website to help identify the ribbon "garden plot"; just go to the service (Army in this case) and it will show you the medals in order of precedence (most important to least).
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    Cold, cold, cold watermelon. Can't be beat on a...

    Cold, cold, cold watermelon.
    Can't be beat on a hot sweaty day.
  14. Nonetheless, still looking for someone to tag...

    Nonetheless, still looking for someone to tag along with in May-ish 2020 for around Swatara Gap to around Wildcat Shelter.
    Ya'll keep me in mind.
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    OK, it looks like this fall's hike is OBE...

    OK, it looks like this fall's hike is OBE (overcome by events).
    But please anyone interested in a 1-2 week jaunt anywhere between Bland VA and Ashby Gap VA (mm591-mm991) around May 20 or Sep-Oct 20...
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    So to summarize the above . . . I guess I will...

    So to summarize the above . . . I guess I will hope the allopurinol will curb the gout and back off on the protein for a little more carb just to hedge my bet.
    Can I have a "Amen" from the...
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    For those who had gout; I have no idea what my...

    For those who had gout; I have no idea what my triggers are. It would help to know the expected delay between intake of the "trigger" and onset of the symptoms. What is the average in those of you...
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    So what was the time delay between eating the...

    So what was the time delay between eating the catalyst and having the symptoms?
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    Protein diet vs gout

    I am a section hiker recently diagnosed with gout, a form of arthritis that results from too much protein that forms uric acid crytals which create joint swelling/pain/etc.

    Doc prescribed...
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    Anyone else out there looking for some exercise...

    Anyone else out there looking for some exercise in September?
    VA is beautiful in the fall . . .
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    Not to further show my ignorance on the subject,...

    Not to further show my ignorance on the subject, but where is the members list ???
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    Way to Filter Users Locations?

    Noticed that users usually have their location and/or age in their thread block.
    Is there a master list of users where you can find their locations, rather than search thru the threads?
    I am...
  23. Promised the wife I would have a partner; helps...

    Promised the wife I would have a partner; helps to share logistics also.
    Anyone out there looking for a little exercise????
  24. Swatara Gap PA to NY 17A (MM1183-1373) Mid May 2020

    Yeah, I know this is advanced planning, but am currently sans hiking partner.
    I am looking for a 2 week section hike partner(s) for next spring/summer.
    I am capable of 10-18 miles a day, even in...
  25. Thread: Boot size

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    Boot size

    Been using trail runners in my size 10.5 wide, but usually lose a couple toe nails due to shoving into shoe front. Want to look at alternatives:

    If I keep with trail runners, should I get a 11...
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