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    Yet another version:...

    Yet another version: http://tnlandforms.us/google.php?lat=38.76&lon=-78.272&scale=6&trk=at/atall+atparking

    Lots of AT map data here: http://tnlandforms.us/at/
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    A bit more information here...

    A bit more information here:


    "I just got this from the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club: Conditions are very dry but there is water at the better year round sources. No water at Springer nor on...
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    There are water sources, and there are water...

    There are water sources, and there are water sources. The springs may be less reliable, but the creeks aren't going to dry up, and the AT crosses a lot of creeks in the first 25 miles. The shelters...
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    If you look at old topo maps...

    If you look at old topo maps from the 1940s to the 1980s, the AT in that area is shown as routed generally along the Clarke / Loudon county border, including some road walking on 601. (I don't know...
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    I haven't used it, but it's earned a reputation...

    I haven't used it, but it's earned a reputation as a good value, especially for one person.

    It's on the small side for two people, though (especially if either of you are taller than 5' 10" or...
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    If you are coming up from Mt. Sterling Gap,...

    If you are coming up from Mt. Sterling Gap, you'll see horse stalls on your right as you approach the summit. There will be a fire ring on your left just before reaching the tower.

    If you are...
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    Roanoke has also had Amtrak service since 2017,...

    Roanoke has also had Amtrak service since 2017, with one early morning departure to Lynchburg - DC - NYC, and a late (9pm-10pm) arrival from NYC.

    Schedule

    There is connecting bus service to...
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    Have you tried any of the thicker (> 4")...

    Have you tried any of the thicker (> 4") inflatable pads available? I sleep rather well on a 2.5" pad, but a thicker pad (Big Agnes makes a couple of lines rated at 4.25") is even more comfortable,...
  9. There's good rafting on the Nolichucky, which is...

    There's good rafting on the Nolichucky, which is only about an hour's drive from the Roan Highlands.
  10. If you purchased your Half Dome less than a year...

    If you purchased your Half Dome less than a year ago, you can return it for a refund.

    The Quarter Dome 1 is currently on sale for $195. But personally, if I were looking for a reasonably priced...
  11. This sounds like a variation of the Smokies...

    This sounds like a variation of the Smokies Challenge Adventure Run (S. C. A. R.).

    And at least one person has reported completing a 'double SCAR' (Fontana - Davenport - Fontana).
  12. That fits with my experience. Flying insects...

    That fits with my experience. Flying insects generally don't live in windy areas with little stagnant water, and the lower air density at elevation factors in as well.
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    There were three hikers (two male, one female) in...

    There were three hikers (two male, one female) in the interview video.

    The hiker couple who were chased but not attacked were not in the interview video.

    At least one report (maybe Washington...
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    It will depend on where you are camped. If there...

    It will depend on where you are camped. If there are food storage facilities (metal, bearproof vaults), store your food in them.

    Some campsites will have a cable system installed to hang your...
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    Post edited.

    Post edited.
  16. It's a totally different burner design, and...

    It's a totally different burner design, and resembles the Soto Windmaster.
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    A moose on the AT? I've seen Rocky many times, no...

    A moose on the AT? I've seen Rocky many times, no Bullwinkle.

    If photography is your motivation to hike, take it. I carried a Nikon FM on my first Grand Canyon rim to rim, and my D300 (and a...
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    0% attrition rate is easy to disprove - there...

    0% attrition rate is easy to disprove - there have already been a few dropouts reported in 2019.


    What is the actual attrition rate? Anecdotally (observations by Georgia AT Club volunteers,...
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    It doesn't answer your specific question, but they did publish a blog post in December about their experiences with cuben / Dyneema products.
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    There is a narrow ledge table and bench built...

    There is a narrow ledge table and bench built into the support for the new roofline applied to most of the shelters, and some of them also have a ledge under a side eave.

    Mollies Ridge has...
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    It depends on how quickly you want to get going....

    It depends on how quickly you want to get going. Even if the lot is full, if you wait a bit, something will open up. There's always someone there just to use the restroom, or drop someone off, or...
  22. It was, but the other entrances to the Park at...

    It was, but the other entrances to the Park at Cataloochee were open.




    Having looked at the Park map again, my memory of which parts of the Turnpike were inside Park boundaries vs. outside...
  23. NC 284 (Cataloochee Turnpike) winter status

    We made a trip to Cataloochee between Christmas and the New Year, planning to hike the Little Cataloochee trail. When we got to the junction between Cataloochee Turnpike and Cataloochee Creek road,...
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    Ours is a few bandages, a single larger bandage,...

    Ours is a few bandages, a single larger bandage, ibuprofen and antihistamine. My wife likes to have liquid skin for her heels, and a tube of antibiotic ointment. We also carry an elastic bandage that...
  25. Have you considered hiking out to a shelter and...

    Have you considered hiking out to a shelter and having lunch? Double Springs Gap shelter is about 2 1/2 miles from Clingmans one way, Icewater Springs is about 2 from Newfound Gap. It's not a loop,...
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