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    I'll never forget that barn and its spring. I...

    I'll never forget that barn and its spring. I watched a guy almost swallow one of those orange newts? salamanders? that had snuck into his wide mouth Nalgene when he filled it at the spring. It was...
  2. Wow, mapman. In real life I was an...

    Wow, mapman. In real life I was an epidemiologist, did research my whole 40-year professional life. I can tell what an enormous amount of time and attention you put into it.
  3. Thanks, everybody. About Ralph's Peak Hikers'...

    Thanks, everybody.
    About Ralph's Peak Hikers' Cabin: I wondered what that RPH stood for on the map. They have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RPHCVC/ Looks like good folks.
    I have a hiking...
  4. Perfect. Just what I was hoping for.

    Perfect. Just what I was hoping for.
  5. When is hiker traffic heaviest - Bear Mountain Bridge north 80 miles?

    I plan to do the section from Bear Mountain Bridge NY to Falls Village CT, about 80 miles, this year. I'm retired and have some flexibility about when I go. The bridge is about 1500 miles from...
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    Thanks, everyone.. I was up there last summer,...

    Thanks, everyone.. I was up there last summer, and did some hiking along the AT in the Delaware Water Gap. I thought that the area near the NY border looked promising, but I ran out of time. I'll...
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    Ledges in NJ ?

    Hi
    Is there a section in NJ or maybe NY near NJ with a stretch of open ledge walking? It is not obvious from the trail guides or the map. I'll be up there in the spring, I think, and I'd like to...
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    We parked in the Neels Gap lot on June 20, 2019. ...

    We parked in the Neels Gap lot on June 20, 2019. At 7 AM it was deserted. We picked the car up 3 days later, around 2 PM, and the lot was completely full.
  9. Yes sir, you are. I use the AT convention out of...

    Yes sir, you are. I use the AT convention out of habit, or laziness. If I left Spivey Gap and am headed to Hot Springs, I am southbound. My hiking partner is a pilot and a map guy. He is offended by...
  10. Well. On the 25th of June, we were southbound...

    Well. On the 25th of June, we were southbound from Flint Mountain Shelter, and hit Rector Laurel Road around lunch time. There were signs for Laurel Hostel. It is about 150 yards from the trail,...
  11. Thanks everyone, 'specially Gambit and Tennessee....

    Thanks everyone, 'specially Gambit and Tennessee. I knew that the hostel was not on Guthook nor the official hostel list. I asked the guy I talked with about that, but between my old ringing ears...
  12. Using my old maps for Erwin to Hot Springs

    This summer, I plan to re-do the section from Erwin TN (actually, Spivey Gap 19W) to Hot Springs NC. I still have my maps (from 2008) and my Trail Guide (from 2009). Have there been significant...
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    Newfound Gap in Great Smoky Mountain NP along the...

    Newfound Gap in Great Smoky Mountain NP along the AT northbound to Hot Springs, NC. About 70 miles. The part in the Park is high, remarkably remote, and relatively underpopulated by Park standards....
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    bear canister

    Next year, after doing 1000 or so miles of section hikes, I plan to finally do the Springer Mountain to maybe Deep Gap section. There are two of us old guys and we tend to amble, so it will be two...
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    busy times in PA

    This summer we are hiking the Susquehanna to Mason Dixon line section. Any good guesses, data based projections, or unfounded but strongly held opinions about the most crowded or least crowded...
  16. maps taken

    maps taken
  17. maps taken.

    maps taken.
  18. I was going to use the Tuscarora Trail as an...

    I was going to use the Tuscarora Trail as an alternative to the AT through the Cumberland Valley, but was deterred by the posts to my question about that. That leaves me with the Trail Guide for the...
  19. Thanks to everyone who commented. We will wend...

    Thanks to everyone who commented. We will wend our way along the AT.
    That leaves me with the Trail Guide for the north half of the Tuscarora Trail and the 2 maps that cover it from the AT in the...
  20. Tuscarora Trail to avoid the "dry, hot" Darlington to Kennedy section

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    I am an 1100 mile section hiker and the plan this year is to hike SB from a little north of the Susquehanna to PenMar in July. The section from the Tuscarora Trail junction, 13 miles S of...
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    For more than you want to know about geology on...

    For more than you want to know about geology on the AT, there is Underfoot
    Underfoot: A Geologic Guide to the Appalachian Trail Paperback January 1, 2010
    by V. Collins Chew

    and with...
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    Thanks to everyone. It was exactly what I was...

    Thanks to everyone. It was exactly what I was looking for. Special thanks to Brian who went and pulled out his journal from that section - can't ask for better intel than that. Seems like there is...
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    where do the PA rocks start?

    I am planning a section hike north from the PA MD border. I have heard that the notorious PA rocks are in the northeast part of the state. Is that true? If it is, how far north can you go from...
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