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    Thanks Lester, appreciate the reply. I was about...

    Thanks Lester, appreciate the reply. I was about to commit to the tent, but may change my mind now.
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    Wow, OK, there's plenty of room at Icewater and...

    Wow, OK, there's plenty of room at Icewater and Tricorner looks like. Thanks for the photos!
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    Yeah, would not want to go there unless I had no...

    Yeah, would not want to go there unless I had no other choices. Thanks to all for the great info, especially Davenport shelter. The pics of that place do not look too inviting.
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    Great, thanks Gambit, appreciate the info. Do you...

    Great, thanks Gambit, appreciate the info. Do you think I'd be better off hammock hanging instead?
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    Smokies and Tenting

    Planning to do the Newfound Gap to Pigeon River section in about 3 weeks, and pretty excited to be able to tent around the shelters instead of "sleep" with the mice inside. Not afraid of mice, but...
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    Thanks for the heads up. I've also heard from a...

    Thanks for the heads up. I've also heard from a friend who just did NFG to I40 that he had to go on the reservation web site at 2:00 AM in order to get a spot at the shelters he needed. He said that...
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    Hey, thanks all for the great info. I'll contact...

    Hey, thanks all for the great info. I'll contact the Back Country Office and get the low down before I make a reservation.
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    Smokies and hammock camping

    Planning a hike from Newfound to Fontana in September, and I understand from other hikers I've talked to that they are requiring you to get a back country permit and reserve a specific shelter each...
  9. Thread: GSMNP Hike

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    Yes, just spoke with a friend of mine who is...

    Yes, just spoke with a friend of mine who is heading out there to do NFG to I40 in 3 weeks. His group had a hard time getting shelter reservations and had to make them at 2:00 AM in order to get a...
  10. Thread: GSMNP Hike

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    Excellent, thanks for the info. I've been wanting...

    Excellent, thanks for the info. I've been wanting to get back out there and do the Smokies, but I've not been looking forward to sleeping in the shelters at all. Looks like now's my chance to tent!
  11. Thread: GSMNP Hike

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    GSMNP Hike

    I understand that the Smokies are open again, but is the AT thru the park open? If so, are the shelters closed? (and if so, can you hike thru without having to stay in the shelters?)
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    Thanks all for the info!

    Thanks all for the info!
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    Pinhoti Trail Section Hke

    Thinking of doing a long weekend section of the Pinhoti in early spring. Does anyone here have any good suggestions for a 30-40 mile section that is fairly scenic? I've heard that the Cheaha...
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    That's a great section of trail.

    That's a great section of trail.
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    I stayed there last year and this happened to...

    I stayed there last year and this happened to another hiker's properly hung food bag. Those mice are really clever! They didn't touch my Ursack, but this guys lightweight bag was empty when he got up...
  16. Hey, I hear you, especially the part about our...

    Hey, I hear you, especially the part about our western culture and a life over-filled with distractions. I will say that I enjoy the planning part of a section hike. I'm working full time managing a...
  17. I found lots of good spots along the way in GA...

    I found lots of good spots along the way in GA and NC. Guthooks and Awol both show the most heavily used locations, but there are many, many more.
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    Very interesting. I hadn't thought about it that...

    Very interesting. I hadn't thought about it that way. I wear La Sportiva's on the trail, with superfeet green insoles (great by the way). What I wear off trail are good quality Dubarry deck shoes. I...
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    I thought it was at first, and treated it as...

    I thought it was at first, and treated it as such. I've had the problem three times now, and it really gives me fits for about a week, and then gets better. That does sound like gout, so that's one...
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    Turf Toe issues

    I've been having some pain in my right foot recently, specifically the base of the big toe. Has really limited my section hiking this year. Finally got it checked out by a good sports medicine ortho,...
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    Thanks for the response all. Good info. I'll plan...

    Thanks for the response all. Good info. I'll plan on printing and carrying it!
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    Smokies Registration

    Planning a short section hike from Newfound Gap down to Fontana in the spring. I know that I need to register and reserve shelters, but can I drop my permit in a box at the Newfound trailhead?
  23. Thread: Bear Closures

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    Strangely enough, when I hiked into Fontana 2...

    Strangely enough, when I hiked into Fontana 2 weeks ago, I saw two cubs hanging off the side of a tree within 200 yards of the Fontana Hilton. That was my first bear sighting on the AT.
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    I hear ya! I've been looking forward to doing...

    I hear ya! I've been looking forward to doing this for two years now. Finished everything up to Fontana and really looking forward to it. Will see what it looks like in October then.
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    I may make a phone call to the Park before I...

    I may make a phone call to the Park before I finalize my plan, but for now I think I'll skip the Smokies and continue my section hiking from I-40 North. Thanks all for the helpful insight.
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